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I've gymed every morning this week, and it feels great! Day 2 was not quite as productive as Day 1, but I still got 1800 words written and a bunch of admin-type things, and I felt refreshed when I picked reluctant monster up from camp. (She tried to run away instead of getting ready to go, because she wanted to staaaaayyyyyyy!) Day 3 saw about 1300 words, but I also finished inking two more pieces for a project I've slipped to my Patreon patrons, and then squeezed in 2 junicorns when I realized I'd written and deleted the same paragraph twice and my brain was just not wrapping around story anymore.

These are three junicorns from the weekend:



The greenman unicorn was an experiment on birchbark, which was only semi-successful - the bark flaked as I worked, and is still really fragile. A sneeze would peel off the colored part. I will have to apply some fixative to it, now that it's sunnier.

The garden is exploding. The potatoes are just peeking up, but the lettuce baskets are gorgeously frilly and full, and the delphiniums are eager to take over the world. I planted some garlic cloves I had that had sprouted, and they merrily shot up several inches over the last few days.

The voles seems to have given way... to ants. It appears that they have moved into the rocks around my garden, and while they don't appear to be damaging anything, I have had to squish more ants in my house recently than I am happy to.

Speaking of happy, Guppy yesterday came cheerfully to the door while we were outside working on the woodshed. "I have a terrible emergency!"

Then she hands me a warm, stinky pair of underwear and flees back into the house. "I have to finish pooping."

Yes, my daughter had handed me a pair of poopy underwear. BECAUSE PARENTING IS AWESOME.

We're going to go have ice cream sandwiches on the porch now and I'm going to just pretend that never happened.

Date: 2017-06-15 05:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kelkyag
We're going to go have ice cream sandwiches on the porch now and I'm going to just pretend that never happened.

This. This is a good plan. At least until Ms. Guppy is pondering a moppet of her own and you want to warn her about what she's signing up for. :)

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I like the greenman birchbark unicorn! I wonder if you could seal the bark and/or attach it to a backing before starting the painting, next time? And I am chuffed that you picked up the bluejay markings idea. So cute!

Date: 2017-06-17 05:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kelkyag
That would be *adorable*. And there are all sorts of birds with fun markings. Oriole, goldfinch, scarlet tanager, peafowl, pheasants, wood ducks, parrots, various woodpeckers and warblers, ... pretty much anything that's not a little brown job, and some of those might be entertaining to try to guess, too. :)
Edited (spelling, more birds) Date: 2017-06-17 10:34 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-06-15 01:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sauergeek
Crocicorn! I like that you ran with one of my bits of ridiculous.

The greenmanicorn is nifty. And I'm wondering -- much as I wonder with Green Man -- how much is plant, how much is critter.

Date: 2017-06-16 04:11 am (UTC)
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Ah the blessings of childrearing, those innocent halcyon days. :)

I haven't been as good a correspondent as I want to be but I'll try better. I'm cheering you on!

Date: 2017-06-17 10:06 am (UTC)
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Children are completely disgusting and if anybody really understood that the human race would have died out millions of years ago.

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