Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

I have never made New Year's resolutions and I am not going to start now. Normally I would make a list of goals to accomplish and work my way through them. I am not going to do that for the coming year. I am going to take things as they come for a while.

This past year has been an emotional roller coaster. It started with my mother-in-law having brain surgery. Before she was recovered, my sister-in-law fell and broke her hip and wrist. A few weeks after that came the thing that would change my life forever. My younger sister dying so unexpectedly. That was 7 months ago. Seems like yesterday.

I do realize that 2012 will come with it's own highs and lows but I am excited to begin a fresh new year. One with new possibilities.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays!

No matter which Winter Holiday you celebrate I want to wish you a happy, stress free one.
I made this for a Secret Santa gift on plurk. Forgot to take a photo of it before mailing so my giftee took this one...

snail for Jamie photographed by Jamie


My shop ColtPixy.etsy.com will reopen on January 2nd. For those who do not use etsy for whatever reason let me know and I will list what you want on ColtPixy.bigcartel.com where there is no registration necessary.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Snail Sisters

It is dark and raining here today but I tried my best to get a good photograph of my latest snails. They are sisters.

sisters


It is the last time they will be together for a while. One is leaving for California the other for Australia. I am having too much fun making snails.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

aquarium update and snail sculpt wip

I added a fish to the 29 gallon tank last night. Today he acts like a typical veil tail betta. Curious and comes to the side of the tank to check out me or the dogs. However every time I get the camera out he looks at it and either hides in a plant or behind the driftwood. Perhaps I should leave the camera beside the tank for a while so he can get used to it? This is the best shot I could get and it was taken from several feet away.

betta


Today's work in progress. It will get eyelashes this afternoon. I have several snails in various stages of completion. I am hoping to have quite a few made before reopening on January 2nd.

betta