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Literature
Stirring song
Mayela had taken over stirring their supper in the pot.   It was a pork stew,  filled with  carrots, onion, sage and thyme, to which she was slowly adding barley flour as a thickener, whilst stirring and singing the old family stirring song.
Stir, stir the fire is hot,
The water boils, the food is cooking
Stir, stir, the fire is hot
If you don't, the food will burn.
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Literature
excerpt from Compensations
...he soon ignored Giles along with all the other staff, and got on with the one thing he did particularly well.  
Making money.
Thomas DeRivault had inherited two houses in Britain and a villa in Portugal, a business of twenty-four garages in the east of England, six race horses and a total debt of £9.6 million.  In less than three years he had turned it all round by ruthless endeavour; with all of the debt managed, and the businesses turned into profit or sold. Now, 12 years later, he owned twelve good properties, a whole racecourse in Eire and a total of ninety-three garages in six companies, spread through eleven countries.
Yes, that was one thing Cecilia had no complaints about.  As she cast her eyes around, she could see all the trappings of extreme wealth in this room alone.  The old Sanderson wallpaper had been replaced by a hand blocked print from New England at $125 a roll.  The paintings were all Old Masters, selected fr
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Literature
Anger
Anger
She has done it this time,
I've had enough.
No, really, I shouldn't have to put up with this,
OK, so yeah, I made a mistake,
People do, you know, I said I'm sorry.
She wound me up all evening,
She says whatever she likes,
And if I complain, she was
Only joking.
Apparently, though, this one remark of mine was:
The lowest of the low, the cruellest ever.
Whatever.
So she doesn't want to see me any more,
Huh, how many times have I heard that one?
If she phones, I'm not going to just carry on like nothing happened
Not again, not like every other time,
I'm going to be busy, in fact I will make sure I really am,
for the next few days.
I've got other friends, you know,I could call some girls,
Talking of which, I tell you if some nice woman started talking to me...
Is that the phone!
It could be her!
[runs, grabs phone]
"Hello!!!! Oh. hi. its you.  Sorry, I was expecting someone else...".
I must check my e-mails.
[Nothing new]
Who am I kidding, come on, let's get o
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Literature
After The Snow
After The Snow
Meeting at lunchtime after a week or more of snow, my mother asks,
"Is it like spring now?"
"It is and it isn't," I reply, with a slight, crooked smile.
The bright sunshine, with a clear, blue sky,
The rising daffodil and crocus plants,
The carpet of snow gone from the ground,
All these give a feeling of hope and positivity.
Then again, there is still a chill wind,
Still ice in the bird bath,
Still frost on the lawn in shade,
Still little piles of crystally snow in the corners-
In fact, in the park, where the children have made great dirty snowballs, the field of green grass still looks like it has children's drawings of sheep on it.
Now, as the sun goes down, a bit later, but before six,
I am reminded that its still only February.
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The Ever-Open Book by IceDragon64 The Ever-Open Book :iconicedragon64:IceDragon64 0 2
Literature
Three Women
Three women
I love three women.
The first is so sweet, so adorable, like a fluffy kitten I just have to wrap my arms around her.
  The silly things she says, the sad eyes when things go wrong; I just want to scoop her up and cuddle her and make everything go right for her.
  She forgot today's appointments, the bottle got knocked over and she has no idea how to open that packet. Never mind, that's what I'm here for, to patiently put everything back in its place and fix the unfixable; its is a matter of great pride, you know.
  I get blamed, even if I wasn't there; it doesn't matter.  I might get a 'sorry', a quirky smile and even a hug later.
The second makes interesting conversation; she is well informed in many subjects and asks intelligent questions with a desire to learn yet more.
We make a great team, she does the bits I'm not so good at, be it writing, gardening or playing a game.  She is fit and athletic, leaving me behind as she
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Literature
On the Edge
On the Edge
She hides her face in hoods and hair and mutters darkly to herself.  She looks forbidding and miserable.  Wrapped about with a shadowy cloak of defences.  I don't know what to say or do.  Is there any way I can get through to her?  To pierce the gloom; to light the darkness.  I say nothing- anything I say or do might make it worse.  Why am I here?  What is the point?  What can I do?  Where else could I be?  Anywhere, surely.
     Then suddenly she flashes a look straight into my eyes- it fixes me like a butterfly on a pin.  Then, as my tired, old eyes lock with hers, something deep inside me rises up and conquers my fears- my mouth turns up on one side in a slight smile.  She is staring at me as if looking straight into my soul, searching suspiciously for the enemy within, questing for an answer I might not want to give.&
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Very difficult to put my thoughts into words on this one. The dragons are technically great, to the point of perfection and there is no...


You said you wanted to know why this piece was rejected. I will write this with that in mind. First of all, I will consider the theme- ...


Caught my eye on your page as a really good piece of work. I am interested in dragons etc, so I see a lot of this type of thing. I love...

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Key Right
The other side of the Dragon Key.  The black blob is a piece of charcoal which fell in when I poured the bronze- I'm happy with that, it makes more story.  I hardly ever use the key, but it feels great in my hand.
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Key Left
This is a key for a litter bin I cast in bronze.  Since the details did not come out very well, all the hundreds of scales were hammered in afterwards with a punch.  Once I got started, I just kept adding more- the spikes down the back were cut into the flashing left from the cast, then I put in teeth etc.  
   The hole will have a braided cord through, so I don't lose it.  
I hardly ever use it, but it feels great in my hand!
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Its funny, I've been meeting up with friends once a year and doing metalwork and other crafts for years now, without ever thinking of uploading pix of it here-  I suddenly thought I haven't uploaded here for years, because I perceived that I hadn't done any art; I'm too busy er, doing art!  

Thanks to all my Dwarves of Zennor friends for teaching me things to do/make in the last few years- bronze casting, leather work, making glass beads and more.
In the bag!
These are a set of Dungeons and Dragons dice I cast in bronze as a gift for our Dungeon Master.  The project took around a week to cast them and recast until I had a full set, plus creating a D3, designed in wax, carved in wood, then cast successfully.
They were then "fettled"- the word we use for the filing, sanding etc.  The D3 was test-rolled, then filed until it got 33, 32, 34 out of 99.  Finally I painted the numbers on in black enamel paint.

The perfect leather bag was made by Jess of Woolley Mama Leather.

We rarely use the bronze dice, they are heavy and can scratch furniture, but on the rare occasion one might use a D3, I chant "D3" until he gets it out.
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Favourite photographer: Zarrianne
Favourite style of art: Mixed
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Wallpaper of choice: Crown Anaglypta
Skin of choice: Dragon
Favourite cartoon character: Roger Rabbit
Personal Quote: We should be nice to people
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pyraradient Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3c Why hello
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IceDragon64 Featured By Owner May 23, 2016
Because its friendly- oh, you weren't asking a question.  ;)
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Salnax Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Fancy meeting you here.
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delph-ambi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
Thanks for the fave :)
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snowicedragon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Thanks a bundle for the :+fav:! ~:heart:
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Shinedown750 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008   Interface Designer
Hey man, I know you've been wanting to do a collab on Halo Havoc for quite some time now, but I don't have flash pro anymore after i switched computers recently. I'm working on getting another copy soon, and if you're still interested, a collab should be pretty fun.

Hope everything's going fine on your side of the world. let me know if you're interested.
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IceDragon64 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Hell Yeah! I just got one of the spirits to play- she likes it!
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OxSox Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
Merry Christmas Andrew!
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Tigrshark Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007  Student
merry christmas! :santa:
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Rave-666 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
merry christmas and happy new year
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