Friday, March 2, 2012
We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Art for Something SPECIAL!! Plus, Trixie~
Greetings, lovely followers, and what a delightfully glorious day it is! I'm interrupting my previously scheduled art posts (meaning the commissioned piece I intend to have completed within the next day or two) to bring you all something special which could not wait, and which I feel deserves its own celebratory post even if it could. And that special something is a fabulous gift I received yesterday in the mail. Namely, this:
No, your eyes aren't deceiving you... this really IS one of the most adorable little works of art to ever be crafted by human hands. An absolutely precious little Applejack, looking sad and alone, and clutching onto a tiny Rarity plushie. I mean seriously, if someone denied me my pills for a week and subjected me to nonstop work stress, I doubt it could cause my heart to flutter any more than this.
This gift was made and mailed to me by an exceedingly kind artist, of Equestria Daily and deviantART fame who goes by the name of dusty, perhaps better known as Sond on this blog. The terrifically fabulous thing is that I was aware of his artwork already (do check out his deviantART gallery), and in fact had been gushing on about one of his sculptures in an EqD custom compilation post only days before Applejack arrived. He made her for me simply as a show of appreciation for my artwork, he said, a gesture which I obviously find immensely touching and flattering and which of course I wanted to repay somehow, hence the Trixie doodle-art above (she's one of his favorite ponies, and I was excited to do the piece because I've never drawn her before ^_^). So yes, needless to say I can hardly express my gratitude for such an immensely kind act, and I personally feel Trixie was the absolute least I could do to make it up to him (I hope you enjoy her, dear).
Of course, as I'm sure you can all imagine there are plenty more photos of Applejack where the above came from, and in the interest of saving space on my front page you can find them all after the break. So. Incredibly. Adorable~!! <3 <3 <3
So, yes, it really is difficult for me to express just how happy and grateful I am for such a gift, but I did try and once again I can only hope Sond enjoys my own attempt at repayment in the form of a flashy smug Trixie. It means even more to me to receive such a thing considering recent events in my life... I haven't said anything because I know this blog shouldn't really be the place for my own personal business, but a family friend passed away recently (when I was finishing up work on my Tron commission) and even though he was older and very sick I'm afraid I've been a bit melancholy. Things are looking up now however, and once again my most sincere thanks to Sond for doing something so wonderful for me which has really helped to cheer me up. You are a dear~ =^_^=
Well I imagine that's all for now friends, and doubtless I've written enough but hopefully I should have something new for all of you soon that you might enjoy. Thank you all once again for all of the unending support of myself and work, and until next time stay lovely~!
(EDIT) P.S. Oh yes and it should also probably go without saying that I finally did something about that dreadful header text on my page... hopefully you all will find the change to be much more aesthetically pleasing.