Feb. 9th, 2012

Ponies

Feb. 9th, 2012 12:18 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] msking came by during the holidays and helped me get the front room in better shape so that I can start customizing again. I have started on a new pony, haven't done a lot, but it's more than I've done in what turns out to be literally years. I'm shocked to see how long it's been since I've worked on things. I logged into my deviantart account and...wow. Thousands of various notifications that I need to sort through.

It's interesting to see that Bowie remains my most popular pony. I'm genuinely baffled by his ongoing popularity. Whereas a number of my ponies continue to get favorites and comments here and there, he gets dozens and you can't even see most of his face painting on the single picture that's on DA. He's not especially complex or well done or anything, but people are crazy for him. I wish I could figure out what the appeal was so I could do other stuff that would tap into it.

I also need to dig up pictures of the customs I finished up right before the RI convention. Looks like I never posted them anywhere. Now just to figure out where they ended up. I really hope I do have the files somewhere. I'm sure [livejournal.com profile] msking could take pictures of Dragon Dreams again if need be, since she snapped her up before anyone could even see her, but I honestly can't remember if there were others that got bought. Looking through what I've done, there are ponies I'd completely forgotten that I'd made (seriously, I forgot about Illyria of all things. Wonder where she is...), so it's certainly not out of the question.

I do wish I could figure out what actually appealed to people, because even if I start doing this a bunch again, I'm not going to be able to take commissions. I think I'm doing a bit better lately, but my energy levels crash extremely easily. People were generally nice and patient waiting for me in the past, but I can't justify letting stuff go on like that again, especially since I have the constant drain of getting Enoch from school, which is only going to get worse in the fall if he gets into the school we want.

Ah well. At any rate, I'll try to do it so that I'm doing something other than just sitting around reading and playing video games. If I can manage to find other homes for some of my work, I'll just have to view it as a bonus.

This entry should have my custom pony icon, but my paid account expired and with the stuff LJ has been doing, I'm not giving them more money. I've actually mirrored my account at Dreamwidth. I don't know if I'll actually move there or not (and if I do, I will continue to monitor my friends page here as well as cross post, because after ten years, I can't exactly leave without severing ties I don't want to sever), but it's there. If anyone else has an account there, feel free to friend me!

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