PLUMPKIN PREORDER AND GIVEAWAY!
Plumpkins are also known as ambling loaf dragons and love to be pampered. They are expert at finding the warmest spot in a house and will lie there for hours soaking up the heat. Favourite food include daisies, azaleas and biscuits.
Plumpkins are a collaborative art doll made by Magweno (me!) and designed by Pencakes. (She also drew the SUPER CUTE animation at the top!) They are mixed media art dolls with resin heads, wings and feet and soft, squashy, machine-stitched cuddlesoft bodies, measuring approximately 7” from floor to wing-tip and 10” from nose to tail. They have wire armatures so they can be repositioned, and are highly collectible
PREORDER! - Reduced Price Throughout February!
Preorder a Plumpkin Any time in February and get it at a reduced, introductory price! Your preordered Plumpkin will ship on the 7th March.
You will get an embossed certificate of authenticity, a plumpkin postcard, beautiful business cards from Pencakes and I, and a sweet gift, all in a special magnetic lidded box with a plumpkins stamp!
You can choose from the colours pictured above or choose your own colour scheme! Customisation available: Body colour, Tummy colour, Mane colour, horn colour, wing markings (stripes, spots or something different) and pawpad colour.
When you’ve decided send an email to email@example.com. I will guide you through the payment process and keep you up to date on the progress of your Plumpkin, as well as send you photos to check it’s coming out as you expected.
GIVEAWAY! - Win a Custom Plumpkin for Free!
You could win a custom plumpkin for FREE by entering the following giveaway competition! You can enter on either Facebook, Tumblr or both.
- You must be over 18 years old to enter.
- You must be comfortable giving me your address.
- You must be contactable either by a) tumblr ask box (so keep it open) or b) Facebook message
- Winner will be decided on the 28th February, 10:30pm GMT.
- I will cover global shipping costs!
- Winner will be picked via random number generator from the Facebook and Tumblr entries.
- You MUST respond within 24 hours of the message being sent or I will choose a new winner.
How to enter on Tumblr
- Reblog this post!
- (optional) Follow me!
- You may reblog this post as many times as you like!
- Likes do not count I’m afraid.
How to enter on Facebook
(Click here to go to the facebook page)
- "Like" the Plumpkin pre-order image
- (optional) Share it with your friends/family!
- (optional) “Like” the Magweno Art Dolls page!
You should totally enter this! She did an excellent job with the design and the packaging is wonderful. It even comes with a print of this:
The Plumpkin Dominion is nigh.
Secrets of the Viking Sword
The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. Fashioned using a process that would remain unknown to the Vikings’ rivals for centuries, the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art. Considered one of the greatest swords ever made, it remains a fearsome weapon more than a millennium after it last saw battle. But how did Viking sword makers design and build the Ulfberht, and what was its role in history? Now, NOVA uses cutting edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct the Ulfberht and finally unravel the “Secrets of the Viking Sword.”
A bit of a long video [54min-ish], but still interesting. This video concerns the ‘Ulfberht’, a particular type of blade used by vikings.
TLDR; Vikings had access at some point to crucible steel, most likely via central asia [a shout out to Damascus steel included].
Brilliant and beautiful.
Gray Mouser at the Bazaar of the Bizarre.
One of my favourite scenes from Fritz Leiber’s Swords and Deviltry. I wanted to take my time with an image, and the intriguing, claustrophobic bazaar seemed like the ideal challenge.
This time around, I made sure to save some process images.
I started with simple two inch thumbnails until I found a composition I liked. Then I pencilled up the image at 11x17. Once the pencils were scanned, I did a “lighting sketch” to figure out some of the volumes and light sources. From there I did a clean line drawing (my favourite stage). Finally, I just spent some time moving around the image, cleaning up the values and adding little details.
Q:MAY YOUR BIRTHDAY BE OF THE HAPPY VARIETY
Thank you! With the well wishes I’ve been getting, the day’s skyrocketing into the awesome quadrant.
Q:All the happy birthdays!
An infinite thank yous :3 !!
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But wait… you are cool too! I will gratefully accept this not-coerced-in-any-way-happy-birthday wishes ;]
Q:HEY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Thank you :D ! It is a very happy birthday indeed :3