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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: A Nightmare before Christmas: Amigurumi on: May 23, 2015 08:04:54 AM
I think that you're selling yourself short, these are both wonderful renditions of the NBC characters!  I like Sally better out of the pair, but then, she's the more visually-interesting and colorful character design to begin with.
2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Sitting Horse on: May 23, 2015 07:55:24 AM
Wonderful rendition of an equine pose that very few artists ever tackle in three dimensions, let alone two!  Excellent anatomy and paintwork too.

I also appreciate your dedication to completing a project over such a long span of time.  Myself, if I don't finish a model within days of starting it, it never gets done.
3  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Ankylosaurus with Tripawaurus in the background on: May 23, 2015 07:51:32 AM
Excellent rendition of an Ankylosaurus!  You did a nice job on the pose/anatomy and the detailing of the scales and bumpy back plates.  Lovely, earth-toned paint work too!

Alas, I've had several of my toys and sculptures mutilated over the years by the predations of giant felines like Tripawaurus--no amount of protective spikes, plates, etc. deter such creatures, indeed, those are often the first things to get chewed off by their kitty teeth.

On a related note, if you happen to have a Dollar Tree store near you, they have these cool little plastic glow-in-the-dark skeleton models, including Ankylosaurus (and you get two different dinos in each pack, which is a pretty sweet deal for a buck).  Even if you don't want them as-is, I imagine they'd make good armatures for a dinosaur sculpture:

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Animal hoods (mouse, bear, Fox, rabbit...) lots of pictures :-) on: May 21, 2015 07:15:15 AM
Awesome selection of animal hoods--they all look adorable, but the black bear is my favorite.  Great work!
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: "Curiouser and Curiouser" Hoopla on: May 21, 2015 06:45:16 AM
I agree that your work here is indistinguishable from a pen-and-ink drawing; marvelously done!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Game of Thrones Dragon Egg on: May 21, 2015 06:41:13 AM
Great job, and the first time I've seen a Game of Thrones themed Easter Egg to boot!

Nobody likes applying scales individually--I've heard plenty of horror stories from sculptors that make dragons on a regular basis (I can recall that "one scale at a time" is the mantra one of them advised repeating to help you keep your sanity during the tedium).  Applying scales in rows is quicker (strips with jagged edges, like the top of a picked fence), but, given the tapered spherical shape of an egg, that methodology probably wouldn't look as nice as these single scales do.
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Mother's Day / Re: Mother's Day cards x2 on: May 21, 2015 06:34:15 AM
Beautiful sakura-themed cards; I'm sure both of your special ladies were delighted with them!
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Princess Peach Doll on: May 21, 2015 06:29:40 AM
Great job!  I'm also curious how you got the hair to stay in that shape (glue or styling products?)
9  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Re: [RESOLVED] Missing Craftster "Best of 2014" logo/badge image on: May 21, 2015 06:16:04 AM
Yup, I just checked my home page and everything is back the way it should be; thank you for the prompt fix!

10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Blue Bear on: May 19, 2015 07:43:45 AM
Cute little blue bear!  I like the peppermint-candy like design you gave to the cheek highlights.
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