Category Archives: Real Life

Postcard Swap #2 – January 2014

So it’s time for another postcard swap as organized by Dawn Diamantopoulos.  I was pretty eager to sign up again this time around and had been planning what I wanted to do for a while now.  As usual, that changed once I actually started working on the postcard, but I’m very happy with how it turned out.  Definitely enjoying working with gouache paint (although I still tend to think of them more as opaque watercolors than anything else) and this time I added in colored gel pens for some definition.  Now I just need to get this into an envelope and sent off to my recipient. 😀

Postcard Swap #2, January 2014. Gouache and gel pens on watercolor paper, 8.25" by 5.25"

Postcard Swap #2, January 2014. Gouache and gel pens on watercolor paper, 8.25″ by 5.25″

The Saturday Series – “Turn in the Road”

saturdayseries_turnintheroad_0-5sOver the past year, starting on 26 JAN 2013 and going through 18 JAN 2014 I’ve been taking a photo each Saturday morning of the turn in the road I live on.  I’ve been posting them on Google+ under the tag #SaturdaySeries and now that the year is up, I made an animated gif of the images to show how the seasons change at one location.

The only editing or adjusting I’ve done is to place the yellow arrow sign at the same place and approximately the same size, and cropping all the images so they are the same size.


I live!

And I’m now under my “real” name.  It feels weird to make the change from posting as “Lori” versus posting as “Rhyssa” since I’ve been using my online alias for so many years.  Plus the whole starting on the internet (in gaming, no less) back when keeping your anonymity was the way to go.  Along with using the same online name as a way to identify people across games.  I haven’t particularly hidden that Lori = Rhyssa for years now, but for some reason, I just haven’t made the switch here, on what should be my personal site to showcase my art and writings.    I don’t know what’s prompted me to make the change today, but there you go.

Hi, I’m Lori and this is my (woefully under used) website. /waves

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How pithy of me.

Anyways, I’m getting tired of my own laziness and need to get my act together soon. I want to finish customising a template for the site, I have several ideas for art projects I want to start, I need to finish editing a new theme for the One Manga Forums so that can be made active. Just so many things I want to do but I’ve been too darn lazy to even start. Time to change that.

Sunday Rest

Sundays should be a day of rest. Spent yesterday working in the yard getting it ready for winter. It’s a bit early but the hostas were already all wilted from cold so cutting those down made sense. From there raking up wet leaves from the mulch beds was next, and then the husband mowed the lawn. We still have a few trees with leaves, a lot actually, since those trees drop very late in the season, so he’ll have to mow at least once more. But it feels good to see how nice the yard looks.