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Wednesdaily - Trip report, photos,

I need to start a load of clothes and make granola, but the rest of my house chores are done. Oh, and bring in wood.

Here's a preview of the ACEOs I colored yesterday:



I don't have many colors of Copics yet, but I'm intrigued by them so far. I'd like some more colors - a range of greens and grays, and a good red, at the least. This is a good stretch for me! I'll post these separately in various places (Sketch Fest, etc.) today if I have time. If you're interested in owning one of these originals, let me know.

I also have new artwork at Torn World - a Geographic Sciencecard example:
http://www.tornworld.net/artpageview.php?id=411

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Vacation recap, part 2.

The second full day we were in Orlando, we went to SeaWorld. I was a little leery - would we be able to spend an entire day there, making it worth the ticket price? We got the all-you-can-eat bracelets, and I wondered if we'd end up eating enough to justify them. Would the lines be ridiculous? Was it too cheesy to appeal to grown-ups? Too sophisticated for a 2-year old?

To sum up, it was wonderful.

The penguin ride was entertaining and chilly - we were glad we were wearing sweatshirts! I imagine that would be VERY popular in the heat of the summer.


This was sitting down to watch the dolphin show, which was really amazing. For the whale show, which we also caught, little Miss had a complete meltdown, which resolved as we were walking out and she fell asleep on my shoulder. We stayed for the show, and I ended up carrying her around for a little while that way, which gave my arms a heck of a workout.


Then we went to pet the rays, which someone thought was quite cool. We fed them little shrimps, and later in the day, she actually asked to go back.

There were the kinds of lines we were expecting at the sandwich shop we went to for lunch, but otherwise, I think it was chilly enough, and off-season, that there just weren't standard crowds.




"What are you doing?" I asked her, as she tried to kick at the glass.
"I'm opening it," she replied, with no ideas of the deadly physics involved. Fortunately, she's a little underpowered for the task.

And the next day, we flew to Costa Rica!
(to be continued!)

Comments

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julnar
Jan. 7th, 2015 07:30 pm (UTC)
Oooh, St Lucia? Love the coloring!
ellenmillion
Jan. 7th, 2015 09:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :) I couldn't remember who it was while I was drawing her, but St Lucia was definitely the inspiration. Lots of costume liberties. :)
xjenavivex
Jan. 7th, 2015 08:15 pm (UTC)
awesome!
ellenmillion
Jan. 7th, 2015 09:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
laylalawlor
Jan. 7th, 2015 08:29 pm (UTC)
Ooh, neat! :D (Ray-petting! We did this in Tampa -- they have a sealife center with a big ray tank -- and it was a lot of fun.)
ellenmillion
Jan. 7th, 2015 09:10 pm (UTC)
It was a lot of fun! Most of the shows and exhibits were surprisingly scale-able - entertaining for grown-ups and little, little kids.
kelkyag
Jan. 7th, 2015 09:30 pm (UTC)
Yay colors! I particularly like the tiny mushrooms, again. :)

Ms. Guppy is adorable as always. And has the elusive husband finally been captured on film?
ellenmillion
Jan. 9th, 2015 01:49 am (UTC)
With sunglasses on, to maintain the illusion of mysteriousness...
Jenny Heidewald
Jan. 7th, 2015 10:27 pm (UTC)
"We got the all-you-can-eat bracelets"

I can't imagine those to be very good for you! (unless they are those candy strung ones...)(and then that would be bad for your teeth) ;)

Whaaa! Photo of Elusive Husband!!!!

I'm glad Guppy wasn't able to open the glass, those are great photos of her. :)

Glad you are having fun with the markers, I have some Faber-Castell brush markers I use occasionally when I need to pump up the yellow/oranges ( which are hard to get to pick up with my micron pens). I wish there were more colors in the micron pens!
ellenmillion
Jan. 9th, 2015 01:50 am (UTC)
Nom nom nom... yummy plastic bracelet!

I'm surprised Micron hasn't released more colors!
afke
Jan. 8th, 2015 10:00 am (UTC)
I like the set of colors you've used here, they seem to go very well together.
I went all out with my greens too, and browns; I have almost all E-numbers.
Greys are very useful to add depth while having but few colors in possession like you have, so a good place to start expanding your collection. I have a set of cold (C1, C3, C5, C7) and a set of warm (W1, W3, W5, W7, and a W9 that I kind of use as black) greys that take me far.
ellenmillion
Jan. 9th, 2015 01:52 am (UTC)
I found myself particularly craving a very, very light gray, and a red, and more greens. I only have three of the 6-packs, and for so few markers, I love the combos... I'm just used to me 144 pack of colored pencils. :)

I'll be hoarding my pennies - these aren't cheap!
afke
Jan. 11th, 2015 12:33 pm (UTC)
I didn't start with pre-set packs, I've always picked my own. Perhaps that's why I had troubles with them in the beginning, they didn't really go well together, so I craved more and more colors. XD
Good thing is they mix well, you can work in layers of multiple colors, so even if you have few, just mix 'm.
I have all my markers in cups, per cup it's one major color (like purples), and only of browns (including skin tones) and greens do I have 2 cups. One can never have too many greens.
pixiewildflower
Jan. 10th, 2015 12:30 pm (UTC)
Great ACEOs and photos.
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