I’ve been pixeling again. 🙂 I’ve noticed I do it in cycles, sometimes I can go months and years with absolutely no inspiration (or time…) and then I suddenly tilt and produce a whole bunch of stuff in just a few days/weeks. Kinda irritating, because it is my favourite medium after traditional drawings and I would love to be more active. Too bad pixeling is so time consuming. And that it requires a computer, it’s not like I can casually do it on the couch while watching TV.

Anyway, here’s what I’ve been doing lately:

Karin Persson - pixel doll sketchy frame
Just a sketchy portrait-type thing. BUT. I’ve made a base body of it! It’s right here if you want to use it! 😀

Karin Persson - raven pixel doll
Wind and ravens (Looks better on DeviantArt) and a little self portrait. Bases by Angy Chan and Duckie.

I was trying to make a new layout for my site, but it never came out right… Here’s the header doll anyway, a cyan witch. Base by Hollay.

Another failed layout attempt.

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Being Human UK

I’d like to take a moment and talk about my new favourite show: Being Human. (The UK original, of course.)

For those not in the know, it’s a show about a ghost, a werewolf and a vampire sharing a rented house in Bristol, England. Despite their “conditions” they try to fit into human society and want nothing more than to live as normal lives as possible. Of course, that’s not always easy. The show is not just drama, it’s actually more of a comedy, or at least the first season is.

The plot as a whole could be improved in a few places, and some of the effects are pretty lame – but it’s still a good show. Although the main reason to watch it is for the interactions between the three characters. I can’t remember the last time I saw such chemistry between actors on TV, and the dialogues are brilliant! What they’ve done is they’ve created a show with mediocre plot, ok effects, and amazing characters!

I never thought I would say this, being the huge fantasy nerd that I am, but I don’t think the whole supernatural stuff is even necessary.

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Today my bony, tiger-striped pooch is 7 years old! :heart:
He has spent all day with me here at work. Soon it’s time to go home, but I think we’re gonna stop by the pet store first and pick up a nice bone or something for him. And tonight we’ll go play in the forest. 🙂

I took these in my office earlier today:

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Hey, tomorrow is the spring equinox! 😀
We’ve been having some warm weather this past week, but calling it spring would be an exaggeration. There’s still plenty of snow on the ground and the winds are freezing.

I love all holidays, but my two favourites are Samhain (Halloween) and Ostara (or Easter, I’m not fussy). Samhain because it’s in the fall, my favourite season, and it’s full of darkness and ghosts and lit candles. Ostara because it’s bright and colourful and has cute bunnies and chickens. And both holidays are also full of witches!
Or it is here anyway.
We didn’t do trick-or-treating during Halloween when I was a kid (truth is we didn’t even do Halloween back then), instead it was tradition to go around begging for candy during Easter dressed up as an Easter witch. Here’s an article about that tradition.

My birthday is also just around the corner, and having spent all my life celebrating around Easter means that theme was usually incorporated somehow. Like, I would always get tulips and/or daffodils rather than roses. For the birthday party the house would always be full of Easter decorations (I think I inherited my love of decorating from my mum,

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My hair is currently driving me insane. I’ve had a sidecut (right side of head long-ish, left side buzz cut) for quite a while, but now I have some ideas for other haircuts I want to try and thus I’ve decided to grow it out. Sounds simple, but no.

Apparently my hair grows straight out from the skin – and I mean straight out, like an agitated hedgehog. And it refuse to lay down. No amounts of wax, spray or gel can tame it. It. Stands. Up.

Imaginary Karin - stupid hair

Seriously..? It looks like I tried to cut my own hair like some 3 year old!

Now, do I:

a.) Buy a hat and wear it 24/7 for the next couple of months until it gets long enough?
b.) Cut my whole head and start from scratch? I’d still look like a bloody hedgehog – but at least I’d be a whole hedgehog.
c.) Accept my fate and just carry on as usual, hoping noone calls the psychic ward? Or Tabatha Coffey.

I hate getting trolled by my own body parts…

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