Hello world!

I have been wanting to start a blog for a while now, but was never sure what to write about. I mean, what is so interesting about silly ol’ me that other people would like to read this?

Then I got this idea of writing about my Arts & Crafts, my ideas, execution, problems I run into and things like that. I have too many hobbies to mention but clay in all forms, pencil drawings, gourd art, and wooden model ships are the main ones.

Right now I have the idea that I want to make the Norse, Greek, and Roman Pantheon, until my friend Fred pointed out that the Greek/Romans have about 200 Gods and Goddesses and the Norse are closing in on 100… That is way too much!

So, I will start with the ‘main’ Norse Gods and Goddesses and have this idea about making Thor. Not the way he was portrayed in the latest movie and comic books but according to the Norse Mythology where it’s said that he is barrel-chested with flaming red hair.

The Norse believed that during a thunderstorm, Thor rode through the heavens on his chariot pulled by the goats Tanngrisni and Tanngnost (“Gap-Tooth” and “Tooth Grinder”) and lightning flashed when he threw his hammer Mjollnir.

The idea that has formed in my head for this first sculpt is the Mighty Thor on his chariot with his 2 goats, yielding his hammer Mjollnir.

Before I can start on that one and post pictures and descriptions of how and what I’m doing, I have to finish a couple of things first.

First of all I have to finish a pencil drawing of a Beagle that I’ve promised to make since the beginning of the year AND I have to finish some gourd birds that I’ve started on so bear with me while I blog about that…

Hope everyone is having a great day!


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  1. Love your drawings Astrid! That’s something that I wish I had the skill for. I used to like to do it when I was in high school but that was a long time ago.

    (newbie from COC)

    • Hi Miranda!
      Thank you for your compliment 🙂 Did you ever try to pick your drawing back up? There are some great free tutorials on the internet and if you’re interested in drawing tutorials about animals go to http://www.onlypencil.com He makes some awesome drawings of animals and his tutorials are really easy to follow…

  2. Mozelle Sansone

     /  March 18, 2012

    Go You !…. Yay!! Another blog of my friend’s that I get to follow. I just love your “life-like” drawings. Wow! You sure are one talented Artist !

    • Hey Mozelle!
      Welcome to my crazy little world… I’m picking up followers as I go along 😉
      Thank you for your compliments 🙂 What can I say? I just love to draw… and I notice that the more I do it, the better they get.

  3. LOOK AT YOU GO!!!!! Awesome, my friend!! Awesome!!!
    I had no idea that you could draw so great!! WOW!!
    I’ll be back!!!! Put up a link, so that people can become “Followers”.
    I wanna be one too!
    Sending love and congratulations!!!

    • Thank you for your praise, Gabrielle! Makes me blush LOL
      Since I am really quite new to this whole blogging experiece I have to figure out how to put up a link for followers. I know that when you have a WordPress account and are logged in, there is a little + on the top of the screen that you can click on, but I think I’ve figured it out how to put the link in here. Just hope it works…and now I have to go back and see if it works but don’t know how I can get there LOL

  4. Hey Missy Astrid …Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!! I love your work and I am so glad that you finally have a blog so I can keep an eye on what you are up to, lol!

    Your plans to do the Norse, Greek, and Roman Pantheon in miniatures just staggers my mind. I have trouble just getting ONE thing done. I cannot wait to see what you do with this new adventure!

    I love your drawings. The one you made for me of my sweet Mandy is so beautiful. It hangs on the wall in the best spot in my craft room so I can see it every day so you know I think of you a LOT. lol!

    hugs, luny

    • Darn, I lost my initial reply so here I go again LMAO

      Missy Luny! You’ve found me! LOL

      You know that Fred has ‘warned’ me that the Greeks/Romans have about 200 Gods and Goddesses and the Norse close in on 100… soooo for now th eplan is to stick with the main ones and throw in a demi-God/Hero here and there and maybe a fairytale figure.

      I am SO happy you love your Mandy drawing! I saw a picture of where you’ve put it on the wall and it looks great there 🙂 You know it was made with a lot of love!

      (hope this doesn’t show up twice now LOL)


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