Friday, May 29, 2015

Nasty Webcrawler

When I logged onto blogger today, I found an unexpected spike in page views. Suspecting a web crawler, I checked my stats and found that I had two new ones coming in from Russia and from the Ukraine. Now this isn't unusual but these particular crawlers are coming from adult sites as indicated by the name of the link.  And no, I didn't click on the links as that would be stupid.

I had no intentions of posting today. However, in my experience, if I write a post when a crawler is going through my blog, the crawler disappears. And I want these two particular sites away from my blog.

And as I'm now stuck having to post, I thought I'd put up another figure I painted for the Analogue Painting Challenge.

This is a Modern figure from Hasslefree, is 25mm and was sculpted by Kev White.

Currently I've nine figures on the painting table and hope to post a W.I.P. photo next week. I've a new lighting rig I need to try out and I hope it works out as my old one was rather cumbersome.

I don't know if anyone else is getting hit by these particular web crawler, but if you are, never click on those links as they can damage your computer.  And no, I do not go to adult sites. Please refrain from suggesting that I do so in the comments as I will be deeply offended. These crawlers can be dangerous and I'm simply trying to warn people of a potential threat to all of us.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

And While I've Got You Here.....

You may be asking yourself "What does the title of that post mean?" Well, I'll tell you that later, but while I've got you here, you might as well look at a figure I painted for The Analogue Painting Challenge. It was for the Femme Fatale Duel I had with Saunder over at Modus Reg Magni Momenti.

She's 32mm, from Dark Sword and was sculpted by Tom Meier.

And now that I've got you here I need you to answer some questions for me. 

1. What is your favourite historical period and what scale do you play in? If you don't paint historicals, then what is your favourite genre and what is your preferred scale?

2. Who is your favourite manufacturer?

3. Is there a period that you don't game in yet, but would like to? If so, who makes the figures you want and in what scale?  

4. Is there a genre you would like to explore? If so, who makes the figures and at what scale?

5. What are you favourite brushes and brush sizes?

6. What paints do you prefer to use?  Is there a particular palette that is essential for most of your work? If so, what is it?

7. Is there a historical book that you would like to have? If so what is it?

8. Are there a particular set of rules you would like to have? If so what are they and where do you buy them?

9. What is your favourite colour?

10. Do you want to know why I'm asking you these question? Of course you do. But I'm not going to tell you why just yet.

Please give me your answers in the comment section. If you need time to think before you answer, feel free to do so.  

And if you're not a gamer or a painter, what is your favourite kind of tea? I'm serious, I need to know what your favourite kind of tea is.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Missing In Action

In February I began gutting our home in preparation for major renovations. As I had no one to help me, this took rather a long time and left me tired.  Work crews began arriving in late March and the first floor is now complete. This had to be done so that The Hubby can easily get from one room to another. Work continues outside where steps are being built that will accommodate The Hubby's needs.  

All of this means that I am never moving home. The Hubby simply cannot withstand a move and it is time for me to accept that. Further, The Spawn has met the man she's to marry and will wed next year.  In a few years I hope to become a grandmother and I want to be on hand to help and to watch them grow. However, the realization that I am now an immigrant is not easy. Plagued by feelings of guilt and shame, I try to make peace with myself each day.

That's quite enough for one day so I'll leave you with my last submission to the Painting Challenge. 'Da Hokey Pokey Tribe.

As it is now time to begin working in the gardens, it is unlikely that I will blog on a regular basis until June or July. I have been out and about a bit reading and commenting over the last week or so. If I have missed your post, I apologise. I plan on dropping in. reading blogs and staying in touch over the next few months. 

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