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Shanti

In your fear seek only peace

Here's the second portrait of Shanti, finally done! I'd love to get her tattooed eventually. After this one, I'm gonna try and focus on non-Shanti portraits for a while. So I don't seem obsessed with her even though I am, lol. Also, there's lots more pieces I want to do. :) But there will be more of her eventually! Till we're in a place where big tattoos are feasible, I'm gonna settle for a shirt and perhaps magnet from my shop after the holidays. :) I love how she turned out... my peace angel.

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x-posted to bluegorgon & Myspace
Blue Gorgon

I'd like to be a gallery, put you all inside my show

Wow.... this weekend was *crazy*. Karen and I are still totally beat, so it'll be a while before I really do much catching up. Specially since I'm on poo patrol today and have several other chores to attend to on top of lots of BG stuff. The Reptile Expo was awesome, and though we were VERY tempted on numerous occasions we didn't bring anybody home. But man... there were a bunch of little guys Karen and I both wanted to take home very badly. Falkor got the hell cuddled out of him when we got home as a result, lol!

I took a LOT of pictures. I am so not kidding. A couple of vids too. If you're on dial-up, I am very very sorry. Collapse )

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Medusas's Owl

To make their point of view

Couple of things...

A) I set up a Myspace account yesterday. *hangs head in shame* ;) Here's the link. http://www.myspace.com/bluegorgon My focus will always be on LJ, of course, but I've been convinced now that extending BG to Myspace would be a good thing. I want to get it out there. All out there. Myspace is a tool to do that. Although for some reason Myspace makes me think I should start stamping my artwork with SAMPLE and www.bluegorgon.com or something. I dunno, we'll see.

B) One of the pieces I'm working on, the Egyptian Goddess Unut (after whom our Monster boy was named before we knew he was a boy!), has been sitting in Photoshop collecting dust while I've been trying to figure out if she needs a background or not. Always eager for imput, I figured I'd post the inked version and see what everyone else thinks.

Unut is a little known Egyptian goddess, "The Swift One" who was originally a snake goddess and for some reason was eventually transformed into a hare-headed goddess. She was worshipped alongside Thoth (represented here by the Sacred Baboon) in province 15 of Upper Egypt, and she's represented in the cult of Horus and Re but otherwise she's hardly mentioned. What her place was in the Egyptian pantheon is more or less unknown, although it's theorized she was an underworld goddess of some sort. The only Pharoah to ever take her name was Unas the last king of dynasty five who is equally mysterious.

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Smooches!

*cue Barry White*

Ma-tsu and Neptune have been placed together for the next few months for breeding purposes. So far? Lots of flirting, then Neptune took a giant poo. I cleaned it up, put em back, then Ma-tsu pooed. Repeated process. They spent the next day in their respective hides across the tank from each other. Today, Ma-tsu has climbed into Neptune's hide and proceeds to sit on his head. I can only assume he's into that sort of thing, as they've bred together before. No sighted lock-ups so far. I'll keep you guys posted. :)

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Wish them luck!
Medusas's Owl

Progress!

I am so overwhelmed right now...

As many of you know, our male blue beauty Neptune has been a challenge from day one. Extremely poorly socialized, stressed from sharing a cage, hardly ever handled... He came to us as a big ol stressball. He only ate every so often, and he'd strike at the glass and always make a go at me when I tried to handle him. I was actually a bit intimidated at first to tell the truth, as he's quite the big boy to boot! 8 feet 3lbs of hissy antisocial nippy snake! Nothing quite like when Neptune inflates and hisses like a fire hose.

Lately, he's been eating like a pro only refusing while in shed which I can predict now and no wasted meals.

Yesterday, I changed his water while he was awake instead of while he was asleep like I usually do. Instead of striking at me or getting hissy, he just watched. Good boy!

Today I'm on poop patrol and Neptune surprisingly left a huge mess outside the humid hide, just in front of it. He normally only poops once a month when he sheds, and he just went last week. Plus it's usually IN the Humid hide which I just take out to clean. So I gather all the supplies to put him away (gloves, holding bin) and clean out the cage when I realize the mess is only on one half of the cage, and not the side he's on. It takes a couple of sheets to cover the floor of their cages, so it's not all the same sheet of kraft paper. Neptune is wide awake and watching me with his head sticking out resting on the edge of his water bowl.

So instead of wrangling him out of the cage, I go to change it out just like if it was Ma-tsu's cage. I take out stuff, take out the paper, spray stuff, clean, all with the door open and no gloves with him in it on the clean side.

Neptune just watched me! No S-formation, no hissing, no striking, just watching calmly not a foot from my bare hand!! I cleaned out his cage easily, no rushing, with him still in it! I'm seriously crying I'm so happy! Look at what a long way he's come! Wow, just wow...

Who's my special boy? He never strikes at the glass anymore, never refuses a meal... He's not at gloveless or willing handling yet, but I really think he's getting there... To think of how miserable and aggressive he was when we brought him home, and look at him now... cruising, eating, mellowing out... way to go, Neptune...!

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Blue Gorgon

Feeding the Dragon and Art Shop Banner

Neptune was HUNGRY right after he shed, so I tossed in his f/t rat and he decided to go all cirque de soleil on me! One minute he'd finally settled down under his hide, the next... sproing! He stayed in this position long enough for me to go and get my camera, lol. I got that piece of shed out while he settled in to digest, and also cleaned out his "litter box". Oy. Least he's consistant! Shed, giant poo in humid hide, feed!

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Also a reminder that Blue Gorgon's art shop is open for business! Medusa and Fantasy art abounds! And many more Medusa pieces underway using lots more snake species. Keep checking back to see if there's a Medusa of your favorite snake species yet!

Medusas's Owl

Busy busy busy

Wow, lots to catch up on. We got a new camera, so the quality of snake pics on here is about to improve big time! I'm also switching to Indented Kraft Paper as a substrate, because I hear good things. If it works out well, then I'm going to add it onto the VBB caresheet. I'm in the middle of a bunch of projects, including revamping the Blue Gorgon gallery and index page a bit. Busy busy! I've also gotten addicted to youtube, so snake videos shall ensue as well.

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Blue Gorgon

She was a beauty in a cage

I did make a wallpaper out of that beautiful recent Ma-tsu pic. We just switched to it, and are loving it. She's such a gorgeous snake, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. They're called Blue Beauties for a reason. Unfortunately all the other pics I've taken in the past I didn't save at a large enough size to do this with. But in the future, all the best pics I get of Ma-tsu, Neptune, and any other VBBs we acquire either through breeding or buying, will be saved at the larger size and made into wallpapers. I especially look forward to making a wallpaper out of pipping VBB eggs... which will most likely be next season. I plan to make wallpapers out of some of my art pieces as well. In the meantime, here's the first Blue Gorgon wallpaper!

Ma-tsu Wallpaper #1
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