...my fanboyhubby gave to me...

...a Rainshadow, cute as can be!

click for more kitten cute! )

I offer some (not quite canon but could be) Snape/Lily art as a thankyou to each and every one of you for sharing this amazing year with me.

"Merry Christmas, Sev."

Here's hoping 2008 is a safe and happy one for all of us!
much love,

Feeling all stressed and bewildered by the impending sword of Damacles that is Xmas?  Watch this; it will make you smile.   ;~D
leelastarsky: (xmas Merry Hippogryffs)
( Nov. 24th, 2007 04:42 pm)
Look what clever [personal profile] madam_minnie  did with the Dungeon Trio art I did for [profile] santa_elidan!

Elf-ed up Dungeon Trio

Commission art for [livejournal.com profile] dewyperfection

onward to the pix... )
In response to [livejournal.com profile] redblaze's lament over a gingerbread house kit last week, here's the recipe I've been successfully using for years.

The gingerbread in this is different to the sort you get in shops. This is much heavier. I suspect this is in fact real gingerbread. Fresh out of the oven it goes rock hard, but softens in the air over a few days. So it's best made a few days before Christmas. Plus then the wonderful smell permeates the house and makes it smell really christmassy!

The recipe says to let it cool a bit before cutting it, but I have found even waiting that long makes the edges too hard to cut. I always lightly scribe the pattern into the gingerbread with a sharp knife just before I put the tray into the oven. Then I cut to those lines as soon as I take it out.

You can NOT use frosting to 'glue' these houses together. You have to use Royal Icing, which goes rock hard and holds it all together very nicely. I have found (depending on the size of the house; little ones are not as much of a problem) that when you stick the roof panels on, they need to be chocked up from the bottom edge until the icing sets, or their own weight makes them slide off. I tend to use gingerbread scraps for this as the distance between the 'ground' and the roof edge can vary. I also like to leave the roof to set overnight. That way I can be sure it won't suddenly slide off when I glue the chimney on and put the finishing touches of icing and lollies along the ridge.

Here are some of the cakes I've made over the years-

and more under the cut... )
leelastarsky: (Default)
( Dec. 18th, 2004 09:19 pm)
Here's a Merry Xmas pic for the Star Wars fans.

I did this picture several yrs ago. Back in 2000 in fact. Before I did my course. (compare it to the Han in my icon and...yeah, you can see the difference!) Looks pretty daggy and stuff but, hey, it's a SW illo from me that you haven't seen. And it's a bit of fun. ;~)

It was one of my very early Copic Marker works, and the background was non-existant, so I just Photoshopped the Coruscant skyline on. To make it look a little more 'finished'. ;~P

Anyway - Merry Xmas from me and I hope you enjoy it!

Coruscant Xmas )
leelastarsky: (Default)
( Dec. 16th, 2004 09:47 pm)
gift art for FernWithy )
leelastarsky: (Default)
( Oct. 12th, 2004 07:59 am)
Inspired by Nasubionna's post here- http://www.livejournal.com/community/cafhp/15472.html?view=104560#t104560 and lamenting my own lack of Sirius art, I spent the afternoon and evening doing this -
God Rest Ye Merry Hippogryffs! )


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