Today is a “sit around in pajamas and watch TV with a guinea pig instead of cleaning the house, studying for finals, and caring about general hygiene” kind of day ♥
Hey again, Piggie Pals.
These past few days have not been good. I had to deal with some idiot who crashed his car into the barrier wall of my apartment then sped off at 3:30 am last night, I stayed up until 5:30 am working on things that my teacher didn’t even end up collecting, and I’m just having general problems with my printmaking final.
To make matters worse, Cookie is in full-blown sexy dance mode and is driving me crazy. Whenever she rumbles next to Poppy, Poppy starts making this screeching noise that’s super annoying. And when either Poppy or I simply graze Cookie she projectile pees all over us. I’m so glad they only become sexy around once a month for a few days - I couldn’t deal with this any longer.
So yeah. Next Top Piggie (and everything else on this blog) will have to resume once I’m done with EVERYTHING. I’ll be sure to post everything the second I get it done, since I’m so behind now. Thanks again for being patient and sticking with us, Piggie Pals. You guys are the best.
Hey Piggie Pals~
This week is dead week, and if anyone else here is an art major you know that means the first of two weeks of finals. For whatever reason, every single art class decides that you cannot have finals on finals week because that would be silly, and thus decide to have projects due during the same time as all of our essays and studying time.
I’m not bitter about it at all - what are you talking about.
As a result, I have a ton of stuff to get done tomorrow and won’t be able to update until Thursday night or Friday. I promise I’ll be back up and running, especially with Next Top Piggie, as soon as I possibly can. The amount of responses I received for the first round is AWESOME! I’m so glad you guys are just as excited about this as I am :D Thank you so much, and keep ‘em coming! Voting stays open for all rounds until Next Top Piggie is completely finished.
Piggie Pals commission for s0ph1sticated ♥
The top image is the correct one - I accidentally colored the bottom one wrong (I put the wrong piggies together lol). But they both came out cute XD
Round 1: BUTTS
That’s right - butts. A guinea pig’s best ASSet (thank you, my brother, for that joke).
Cookie’s butt is a super fluffy ball of curls! It’s very soft and adorably split down the center in two colors - blond and brindle. Since she’s an Abyssinian, her butt also has wings lol. The downside to this perfect butt? She doesn’t like it when I touch it ;__;
Poppy’s butt…is about 85% of her entire body. Poppy is literally a head attached to a butt. Case and point: that’s my hand in comparison to her butt. Also, I DID NOT use fish-eye effect on the left photo. That’s just her big butt. Her butt is nice to pet though because the fur on it is almost 3 inches long, making it very silky.
So who do you think has the best piggie butt? Cookie’s fluffy curls, or Poppy’s bodacious booty? Feel free to either reply to this post, reblog this post and post your vote via adding a comment, or send me a personal message with your vote.
REMEMBER: Casting a vote gets you into the raffle to win a free Piggie Pals or Piggie Costume commission! All info regarding Next Top Piggie is located HERE.
HERE WE GO, FOLKS! IT’S FINALLY TIME TO PUT ON THE FIGHTING GLOVES, STEP IN THE RING, AND GET FLUFFY!!!
PIGGIE PROBLEM’S NEXT TOP PIGGIE!!!
Let’s start this off with the most important thing: The Rules~
Piggie Problem’s Next Top Piggie’s success will completely depend on the participation of you guys - the Piggie Pals! (Hopefully) every day I will be posting a new category that Cookie and Poppy will face off in, from Cutest Lips to a Talent Showcase. Once I post the photos or videos, it will be up to you to reply to the post and vote for your favorite. You may also choose to vote privately by sending me a message - whatever works best for you!
What’s in it for the piggies? The coveted Curly Carrot!!!
It’s two carrots in one - something any piggie would love to get it’s paws on! The winning piggie will also get an awesome photo shoot with me that will become a 10 image Tumblr post here. So that’s either a whole lotta Cookie or a whole lotta Poppy XD
What’s in it for the Piggie Pals? I will be converting the amount of times you vote into an amount of times your name gets put into a raffle. Once this is all done and piggie is crowned, I will randomly select someone to receive a free Piggie Pals or Piggie Costume commission! So the more you vote, the more chances you have! One vote = one entry, and you can only be entered once per post. Hence the most entries you can get will be 7.
Now, of course I never show favoritism with my piggies. I love them both and could never choose between them…But you guys can! XD This is just a silly competition to decide who gets the Curly Carrot, so let’s have fun with it and all enjoy the adorable amount of pigginess that is about to happen!
will happen tomorrow XD
My family is visiting for Mother’s Day, so I wasn’t able to put everything together. My bro is helping me out though, so tomorrow it shall get started :D
GUINEA PIG PRINT ARMY!!! *maniacal laughter*
You should have seen my printmaking teacher’s face when I made these XD My classmates were equally shocked when they found out that this isn’t for my final, but for you Piggie Pals.
I didn’t have time to paint one tonight - I’m in quite the emotional funk right now, unfortunately. But I’ll try to get one done ASAP to show you guys a truly finished product ♥
- My ink slab only produced 20 prints (instead of 30), so the limited number of prints is now 20.
- I totally forgot to mention that I can only send these inside the U.S. :( Hopefully in the future I will have better means of getting to a post office, but as of right now I unfortunately do not. My apologies.
- They will be shipped inside of an envelope fortified with card stock to keep them safe.
Hey Piggie Pals! I’m very happy to present:
Lately I’ve really gotten into linocut printmaking, which involves carving into a piece of linoleum block. Whatever gets cut out doesn’t print, while everything else becomes the color of the ink. It’s difficult to tell exactly what the print will look like only looking at the block, but I thought I’d share the process with you all~ The left image is the actual block, and the right is the inverted image. However, what you see here will be the opposite of what prints (it’s mirror-image printing).
WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH YOU PIGGIE PALS? I will be creating a limited number of these prints (only 20) with black ink. They will then be for sale for $10 each (shipping and handling included). The best part? I will be painting the white areas with watercolor to make them look like YOUR piggie! So every print will be special~ I will only be printing 20, so once they’re sold out that’s it! They’re gone forever.
- $10 (s&h included)
- 3x5 borderless linocut with black oil-based relief ink and watercolor
- Signed, dated, and numbered (out of 20) on BACK of print
- Will be shipped in an envelope fortified with card stock.
- PAYPAL ONLY
- Sorry, but I can only ship inside the U.S. :(
- e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want one, and from there we’ll deal with the photos of your piggies to use as a reference.
I WILL BE POSTING THE FINISHED PRINTS TOMORROW and creating one of Poppy so you can see exactly what they look like ♥
Personally, my own piggies don’t get much - carrots (1 a day), oranges, timothy hay, and their pellets are all they ever have (occasionally I’ll treat them to a cucumber once ever other month).
Is there a particular problem you’re having with them being picky eaters? Because I don’t see much of a problem as long as they get their necessary nutrients and are eating what they will eat well (they’re not starving themselves). My own piggies are very picky too - they won’t eat bell pepper, yogurt treats, banana, certain PIECES of their timothy hay lol, but it’s never been a problem. If they don’t wanna eat it I can force them ^^
HEY PIGGIE PALS: Can you offer any help? What foods are popular among your piggies? And what can you suggest for picky piggies? Any particular foods or routines that can get a picky piggie to eat?