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  • Mood: Not Impressed
  • Listening to: Eri Sugai
  • Reading: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn
  • Playing: guitar
  • Eating: dinner soon... I hope...
  • Drinking: water
Am I the only one who hates dA's new look? Everything is confusing now.

PLEASE PUT IT BACK THE WAY IT WAS!

Thank you.

-- Holly Fiore

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 Joe smirked yet again. “That’s five for five, Hoss. Forget it. I just play checkers better than you.” He leaned back in his chair and stared smugly at his brother.

“Dagnabbit, Joe…” Hoss thought a moment. “You sure you ain’t by some way cheatin’?”

Little Joe laughed. “Jealous now? Oh, that’s low, Hoss.”

Hoss grumbled. “Six for six then! I ain’t quittin’ till I win, you little...”

“Hoss!” Ben’s voice warned from his office.

He frowned flatly. “Sorry Pa,” he said. “Now c’mon, lil Joe. You ain’t afraid o’ me winnin’ this time, are you?”

“What do you mean afraid?” Joe scoffed indignantly. “I’ll beat you again like I have every other time!”

Hoss smiled. “Whaddya say we make it more excitin’?”

“How?” asked Joe.

“Let’s put it at a bet…”

“Oh no,” said Ben. “What did I tell you two about betting?”

Hoss shook his head. “Don’t worry Pa, this ain’t to do with money none.”

Joe sighed and sat on the edge of his chair. “Tell me.”

“Let’s say… if I win this next round, you hafta do all my chores for a week.”

“And if I win?” Joe asked haughtily.

The older brother shrugged. “Well, name your price.”

Joe thought a moment, pacing slowly to and fro tapping a finger on his lip. “Now let’s see… what should I make you do…?” he said.

Ben cleared his throat quietly, but the effect was daunting.

The youngest Cartwright sat back down in his chair. “I got it. If I win, you’re not allowed to eat any seconds for five whole days.”

Hoss seemed visibly jolted by this dare, but tried to hide it. “All right. Let’s get started.”

They arranged the pieces on the board and tossed a coin for the first move. Joe.

Joe took his sweet time. It took a bout of feinting moves with his right hand before he finally pushed a corner piece up a notch.

The elder brother tried not to laugh; he feigned concentration by covering his mouth with his hand. He then herded one of his middle pieces toward the center.

Joe shook his head, then moved his corner piece closer as a rebuttal.

Rubbing his hands together, Hoss made to move his middle piece over… but second thoughts drew his hand to a different piece not yet in play; he slid that up instead.

A sigh came from Little Joe before he chose a second corner piece to counter Hoss’s last move.

The game lasted like this; total silence but for the clock ticking. Then the clock tolled the hour of eight in the evening.

“Aha!” Joe cried. “King me!” He sat back in his chair and crossed his arms in pride.

Hoss licked his bottom lip, and clacked one of the checkers onto Joe’s victorious piece. “The game ain’t finished till it’s finished,’ he grumbled.

“You mean it’s finished when I win,” Joe boasted.

“Can it, little brother; I’m thinkin’.” Hoss leaned over the board and discovered Joe’s fatal mistake. At this, the older Cartwright brother chuckled gleefully.

Joe pursed his lips. “What’s so funny? Finally realized you won’t make it?” He grinned.

Hoss shook his head. “Quite the contrary, Little Joe,” he said. He then took his one kinged piece and proceeded to jump all five of Joe’s pieces left on the board except the recently-kinged one on Hoss’s side.

Joe jerked back slightly in his chair.

Hoss grinned complacently. “Ready to call it quits?”

“It ain’t finished till it’s finished,” Joe quoted. “I still have one piece left.”

Disguising a laugh with a bout of coughing, Hoss leaned back in his chair.

Joe bit his lip and moved his last piece forward.

Hoss moved a piece back, toward Joe’s lone king.

The younger brother faltered as he pushed his king away from Hoss’s approaching piece.

“Well, I’ll be doggone!” said Hoss. “Looks like I’ve boxed you in, little bro.”

Joe looked down in horror as Hoss slid yet another piece to the lone king’s other side. “Are you sure you’re not cheating, Hoss?”

“Jealous now, little brother?” Hoss shot. “That’s low.”

Joe seemed dumbstruck and could say nothing.

Ben, about to turn in for the night, strode by their table. “Oh, looks like Hoss won.”

“Aw, Pa?” Joe complained. “Do you have to rub it in?”

Ben chuckled as he made his way up the stairs.

“You’d better get to bed too, Lil Joe,” Hoss cautioned. “My chores start awful early.”

Joe plopped down in his chair. “Not on your life.” He looked at the game board, then up at his brother. “Think you can beat me a second time?”

Hoss grinned impishly. “All right,” he agreed. “You’re on!”
The Checker Champion
Bonanza Fanfiction! :D

Hoss always seems to lose to his younger brother at checkers. However, a bet makes the game more interesting. :cowboy:

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Working Shots of 'Peace Offering' by ImagineAppleScruffs
Working Shots of 'Peace Offering'
Clockwise from top center:

1: The head and face

2: the armless torso and neck with head next to it

3: Arms sewn on, working on sewing fur to robe

4: Lining work

5: Lining work

6: Lining done, sewing fur to sleeves

7: Sewing fur to sleeves

8: Head sewn on, robe finished

9: Another shot of the same

10: And another

11: Nearly finished! Has hair cap and everything but the dove and ribbons.

Finished product here!

Enjoy! :)

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Peace Offering by ImagineAppleScruffs
Peace Offering

This is a tree topper angel I made.

Her skin is olive-tan cotton bottomweight fabric, her torso and over-skirt of navy panne velvet (which seriously doesn't work with art dolls because it stretches out of shape). The torso was inserted and sewn into the cut-open top of a cardboard craft cone, then I used white tulle to make a sort of crinoline over the cone. Everything else was built upon that.

Her white robe is made of polyester satin lined with a soft mystical blue flannel, and the trim is of white faux fur.

Her underskirt is made with the same blue flannel with silver trim sewn to the hem. The same trim is used on the v-neckline of her underdress, and on the cuffs near the wrists.

Her cap is made from the blue flannel and faux fur, and sewn to her head, which has black Tibetan mohair needle-felted to her head in various places.

The face was drawn on with disappearing ink. Then the eyelids, pupils, and eyebrows were traced with black pigma micron pen; the nose, philtrum, irises, and center line of the lip were done with light brown pigma micron; and the lips with red. The shadows and colors on the face were drawn on in watercolor pencil and smudged with a Q-tip. The white areas are painted on with white acrylics. Everything on the face was then sprayed with workable artist fixative to keep it in place. I then fashioned glasses out of silver-colored jewelry wire.

In her bendable hands, she holds a calm white dove as a peace offering. The dove sits in a “nest” of white ribbon dripping down toward the angel’s feet. The ends of each ribbon are sewn with small silver sleigh bells. The point on the v-neck, the closed part of the robe, and the center of her cap are also sewn with silver bells.

The wings were difficult: First, I found clipart of angel wings online from Google, then I enlarged them to the size I wanted and printed it on cardstock. I traced the wings onto white foam-core poster board and cut out the shape with a swiss army knife (couldn’t find an X-acto in the house). After much mulling over how to cover them up, I elected to use to the cardstock pattern to trace the shape onto plain white flannel, then fitted them over the foam-core board. I then inserted the cardstock images into the wings to trace over the lines simulating feathers with silver glitter glue. I did them on both sides, then sewed the open ends closed over the board.

The wings have a rectangular “stabilizer” of the same white poster-board glued to the side of the wings attached to her back. The stabilizer and bottom wingtips are Velcroed onto the angel’s back, with the hair covering the stabilizer.

After it was all finished I spritzed the entire doll with silver spray glitter.

I started this project in the middle of August, put it down for a month, then spent the last 3 weeks, finishing it up. I’ve definitely learned the value of patience while doing this, and have become faster at threading a needle (as this is all sewn by hand because I’m bad at using the machine, and ours broke anyway), and it is a kind of meditative activity that allows me to concentrate on just one thing while I also listen to music. :)

This angel is not for sale, as it is a gift for someone in my family.

Enjoy viewing. ;)

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  • Mood: Not Impressed
  • Listening to: Eri Sugai
  • Reading: Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn
  • Playing: guitar
  • Eating: dinner soon... I hope...
  • Drinking: water
Am I the only one who hates dA's new look? Everything is confusing now.

PLEASE PUT IT BACK THE WAY IT WAS!

Thank you.

-- Holly Fiore

:peace:

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ImagineAppleScruffs
Holly Anne Fiore
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I love DeviantArt! It's a wonderful community where I can find people just as weird as I am. ;)
I like the Beatles. :nod:
I like the Young Ones, a 1980s British comedy TV show.
My art is usually done in Photoshop CS3 and Flash.
I write most every day. I aim to become a freelance writer.
I listen to music every day. I can't go through a whole day without it.
I play a multitude of musical instruments, but my favorite is the mandolin.
I love to sing.
I also write my own music and lyrics. Now if only I could get them on the radio! ;)
I like feedback on my work, so if you have something to say, please say it!
I believe in angels! :floating:
I love the TV show 'Gunsmoke'; for some reason I keep dreaming about Marshal Dillon (played by James Arness). I also like the show 'Bonanza'... and some of its characters: Little Joe Cartwright (played by Michael Landon) and Griff King (Tim Matheson), mainly. :love:

I love Star Wars and Luke Skywalker, but goddammit I f***ing HATE Mara Jade!!! Do not, I seriously mean DO NOT get me started on how much I HATE that orange hairball that someone's cat hacked up!!! She is NOT welcome in my personal Star Wars universe...
Just sayin'!


Have fun here, guys!

My dA Family:

Twin brother: :iconglompsomethingplz::iconblindsharigan: I luv you, man!
Younger brother: :iconluciferv: Hir oes! :ahoy:
Sisters: :iconlucy-has-diamonds: :iconcygnus-x-2: :tighthug: x 2
Younger sisters: :iconraspberry-bliss: :iconleachimnoskcaj1234: :iconjulie090995: :pat: x 3

If you want to be a part of my dA family, just note me as to who you want to be, and I'll add you! :)

Current Residence: Massachusetts USA
Favourite genre of music: Celtic, World, Oldies, Classical
Favourite photographer: Robert Doisneau, Harry Benson, Ansel Adams, Dezo Hoffman
Favourite style of art: Art Nouveaux, Medieval stylized, popart/psychedelic, pre-raphaelite
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Sansa Clip +
Wallpaper of choice: Anything that fits with one of my projects.

Personal Quote: Great friends are amazing blessings. A thousand times over. -- Me
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Lucy-Has-Diamonds Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you so much Holly for favoriting.
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :)

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Lucy-Has-Diamonds Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Hope you're doing well :)
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup. I'm okay. Thank you. :)

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pastorgavin Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: on my prayer cabinet.
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :)

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sbarr12 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
hi
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :)

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sbarr12 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My name is sean.
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, Sean. Nice to meet you. I'm Holly. :handshake:

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