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10 January 2012 @ 03:35 pm
Hey all, know I haven't been on in a while, but I haven't really had much to talk about it until now. I recently visited New York City and wanted to at least write a little about it. I have a few pictures that I plan on posting later since they are all on my boyfriend's phone, so far now I will just go ahead and post a text only version.

So here I am flying about 36,000 feet in the air, half way back to the fabulous San Francisco Bay Area, which I am happy to be returning to. New York is something else, but it has helped me appreciate the quaintness (if you can use that word for a city) of San Francisco. Originally, my boyfriend ended up becoming a guest of honor at the BroNYcon Convention in NYC, but we decided to come early and stay late, even though it was a one day convention, because if we were both going to be seeing NYC for the first time we wanted to enjoy ourselves and see the sites.

We arrived in the evening and decided to stay the first few days at the Pod Hotel located in Manhattan. The Pod Hotel is a rather neat little place to stay if you want someplace on the cheaper side but still inside the busiest part of New York. And when I say little, I do mean little, but don't let that dissuade you from ever going there yourself :) Me and Josh actually stayed in one of their Double rooms, so we were lucky enough to have our own bathroom area, but if you stayed in a single you would be sharing a bathroom. I took a peak at the shared bathroom and it was rather spacious and clean and never seemed too busy so I think even if we had to share it wouldn't have been a problem. But I LOVED our room. It was really small compared to most hotel rooms, but it was organized and decorated in a way that made it feel cozy rather than cramped. You had a small sink in the main bedroom area, and right off the bedroom you have your bathroom with a toilet and shower. (I do not reccommend this room if you are sharing with a friend as the shower is see through, but its all good if you're a couple). And it was only $99 a night!

So, we stayed there for two days, tried out the Stag Head bar which had really good food and a nice atmosphere. Its all wood and candle light, with a deer head hanging from the wall. We even went back later during a night where we woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't go back to sleep and had drinks. I had this neat little absinthe cocktail that was really good called Sazerac which is apparently an old cocktail. I've never had absinthe before but it tasted pretty sweet in the cocktail. We alsoo checked out Rockefellar Center and Time Square. Time Square was a major shock to the senses, especially my eyeballs, because not even the movies prepared me for the BRIGHT LIGHTS. I mean, if it wasn't flashy, it was at least bright! I only have maybe one or two pictures of Times Square because I was just so stunned by it all.

The biggest thing I wanted to check out there was the Natural History Museum. This place was humongous! I had no idea how big it was and since we rode in the subway I didn't even get to see the outside of it until we walked through Central Park. Let's just say my feet were pretty tired by the time we were done seeing all of it. One of the coolest things about this museum is its use of... well for lack of a better word.. dioramas... I have this weird fascination with taxidermy so seeing these really old, well preserved animals on display was spectacular. Whoever worked on these animals had a really good eye and was able to convey so much emotion from something that was pretty much dead. They also have this massive mineral and gems collection that was so overwhelming I didn't see all of it, and being a girl, seeing all the shinies made me contemplate theft once or twice.

Also, dinosaurs, I can't forget the dinosaurs! The little kid in me came out to play and I took so many pictures of the giant skeletal creatures, I mean, come on, how often do you get to see this kind of stuff? They also had a great section of skeletons for the early mammalian creatures. Since I do enjoy creature design, I took many pictures in hopes of inspiration. You'll definitely be seeing those pictures later!

Later that night we hug out with one of Josh's friends who works in New York and she took us out to Kaz's Deli which was... let's just say chaotic. I've never been someplace like that before and I felt mostly stunned by the place. But the Pastrami sandwich I had there was really thick and juicy and I really enjoyed that meal. So if you ever do decide to go the New York and are wondering what to eat, I say definitely head over there at least once.

The next day we moved over to the Convention hotel and met up with some roomies and pretty much just hung out. Most of that day was getting ready for the convention so I let the boys do their thing and get ready for that, because the next day was CRAAAZY. And since that day is so much to talk about, I will skip it for now. The day after, we all slept in because we had been up since 3 am. We were pretty lazy and the only thing of interest that we actually did was to go check out the Macy's store there... I only made it half way up... there were 8 floors, and the farthest I got was 4.... wow. But to be fair... I was sorta shopping.

Sunday was my birthday so we ended up doing a walking tour of New York. We went to the Apple Store which is pretty much a clear box that leads you down into a basement store, FAO Schwartz, Central Park again, Columbus Square, Chelsea Park, then towards the Village where we visited the Stonewall Inn, where a friend educated me on the beginning of the Gay Rights Movement, and after that we headed to dinner at a Japanese BBQ restaurant where you cook your own food, and after that ice cream. So... by now you can see I am rather exhausted and clearly can't wait to be home. Unfortunately I don't know how much relaxing I will be doing as I have another convention this weekend.

I will try to get the pics up soon as i can't wait to share them, but it might be a week til i have time XD

23 October 2011 @ 07:25 pm
Howdy everyone!

Just giving a heads up that I am opening up for Pay What You Can Commissions and that through this entire process I will be Livestreaming every second. I have one more regular commission that I will be doing this week, so I will be aiming to start the streams next week starting on the 31rst, which is also my 3 year anniversary with my boyfriend! Don't worry though, we will be celebrating this next weekend since he works that day anyways XD

As some of you may know, I graduated this past spring and have yet to find a job, so I am trying to earn some money to help pay off some ridiculous loans I had to get in order to finish my last year, so any help would be great. Also, I figure this is a great opportunity for those of you who can't regularly afford art but would like some. I'll take payments as low as $1.00, which could be small head shots, and upwards! Just remember: the more you pay, the more you get. (Oh, and even if you can't really purchase anything at this time, if you could please spread the word, I would really appreciate it.)

Please, do remember that my TOS still applies, you can read it here.

I will also be asking commissioners to fill out an optional survey form as commissions are completed, you can find my last two commission reviews here.

If you are interested, please comment here with the amount you would like to spend and I will tell you what you can get for that price. Once we agree on what you will receive for that amount, please send me a note on FA, DA, or email me at mcbirdyturdy@gmail.com with character info and I will add you to the commission list. I will not ask for payment until the day of the commission. I will try to let you know ahead of time what day I will be doing your particular Livestream so you know when you can stop by and watch :)

If you have any questions, as always, leave a comment or send me a note and I will get back to you right away!
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03 July 2011 @ 02:45 am

It's that time of year again folks! I am opening up for commissions. Since I've just graduated and not having gotten a job yet, I don't have much to do these days except clean house and chat with people online, so I'd rather make myself useful. And, with an upcoming move -yes, I know, again?- the extra cash would be really great. So, these are what I am opening up for:

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Please read my Terms of Service HERE before commissioning me.

Send me a note HERE, or hit me up at mcbirdyturdy@gmail.com if you're interested. I can't wait to work with you on some fantastic art!

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27 January 2011 @ 08:46 pm
That's right, I just opened up shop for beaded jewelry! This is my first real business venture, so hopefully it will go well. Please visit my shop and take a look around. I will be adding more items as the week progresses.

19 January 2011 @ 03:40 pm
Hi all, just letting you know I'm going to be doing a livestream of one of the models I'm working on! Today I'm completing the model and working on the overall topology, and after that I'm going to move onto UVing and texturing. So if you'd like to watch come and join in, I'll try to answer any questions you might have, as I go. See you all there!

Watch live streaming video from sabrekittyscribbles at livestream.com
29 June 2010 @ 08:17 pm

I've decided to open up for commissions since its now summer, and despite work and two online classes I have a little downtime still, and I figured I might as well try and make a little extra cash.

I am offering both digital and traditional commissions at this time with prices starting as low as $10. If interested, please look under the cut for prices and examples.Collapse )

Specials: If you order 4 digital sketches, you get one free or if you order 3 traditional sketches, you get one free.

For more of my art, please check me out at FurAffinity

If you have any questions, or would just like a quote you can either comment below, note me on FA, or even send me an email at mcbirdyturdy (at) gmail (dot) com.
Feelings: cheerfulcheerful
Sounds in my head: Man in the Box - Alice in Chains
08 January 2010 @ 12:17 am
Okay, so inbetween pieces, I wanted to work on some badges. And I am doing badges for the very cheap price of $5!

There's one thing, these are super secret badges and I can't show you what they look like til the day before FC >:D AND, you must be present at FC to pick them up! So if you''re looking for some cheap badges, you can grab them here, you only need to trust me. And for FIVE dollars, it'll be worth the surprise.

Want to give it a try? Just comment here with your character info and I'll get to work. I prefer payment through PayPal before I get started though. I will consider cash payment at FC, for a few people.

Hee hee. I'm being naughty >:3
25 June 2009 @ 11:23 pm

It's almost one week til Anthrocon and some of you have yet to get any badges. Oh no! Whatever will you do? Well, you're in luck because I'm offering conbadges that will be ready for pick up at AC! Just look me up in the Dealer's Room under Forgotten in Reality Studios.

I'm offering two types of badges. Both are approximately 3 x 4 inches and will come with a badge holder, as well as badge clips. (But if people would prefer lanyards, be sure to let me know so I can buy some for you).

First type of badge I'm offering you can have your character dressed up as any Sci-Fi themed character! These badges are done completely in prismacolour pencils and you can choose to have the name showing or omitted. These badges run at about $25. Examples are below:

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Second type of badge is a bit more simpler and a bit cheaper. I call them cutesy badges, and they are mostly done in prismacolor pencils and markers. These badges I'm now offering at $10 each, that's 5 bucks lower from what I usually ask for them. Again examples are below:

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I prefer payments to be made via Paypal, but since this is mostly for people attending AC, I will also accept cash payments if you are picking it up. Those of you who are okay with paying me in advance, you can send your payments via paypal to vampirewriter (at) hotmail (dot) com. Also, that address is a good place to send descriptions of the character you would like on your badge :3

Thanks for checking my stuff out and I will hopefully see a few of you at Anthrocon!

26 January 2009 @ 06:03 pm
For my first time having a table at the con, it wasn't too bad. But thats not why I enjoyed it so much. I finally got to meet Josh after knowing him online for over a year, and us bantering lovingly for almost as long. So much happened in those few days, but it seems like it lasted alot longer. It was so odd for me to hear someone tell me that they loved me so many times, and in all honesty, it took me a while to say it back, but he told me he didn't need me to say anything because he knew just by looking at my face. Today he rode with me to SF and we had brunch together before I had to catch the bus to class and he continued on his way to the airport. I was very upset when he had to leave, but I was never happier than when in his arms and I will see him again soon enough ^_^

Me and Josh

Why it was the best FC ever.
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