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Hello, hello!  I am now a proud owner of a guppy aquarium.  My first pets where I alone am solely responsible for their well being.  The photos are not great, trying to take photos of moving fishies is a bit difficult.  Thanks to Justin for the fish mentoring, helping me get and set-up all the essentials and to Rob for helping out with the set-up and coming with me to buy fish! 

I now have live inspiration for my work and a whole lot of books to better understand different fish.  Truly inspirational for the fishbone series I've been working on.  To have a better understanding on how fish actually tick and just the different looks and shapes that are out there.

I was staring at them for almost an hour.  Live fish are mesmerizing to watch and relaxing too.  I want to add in more stones and shells.  Introduce more fish in and have a gorgeous aqua scape happening.  However, I read that setting up a tank is not a sprint but a marathon and it will take quite some time for it to be successful.  A test for some like me who likes things done and dusted immediately.

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IF: Mail

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This is my submission for Illustration Friday: Mail.  Thought I would leave it open ended for everyone else to fill in the blanks.

I haven't been able to submit for two weeks because of freelance work and it feels so nice to have something up for this week.  I am still on fashion illustration mode and enjoying it a lot.  Done in Flash and tweaked in Photoshop.

IF: Burning

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I bought two awesome fashion books today: Dreaming of Chanel and Dreaming of Dior.  I would definitely recommend them!