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468. Swamp Monsters

August 20, 2011

January 2011, pen and pencil on paper.

This seemed to me to be a fitting image for the end of my art folio on this, The Amalgamation blog.

And we are out of here…

please visit me at my new blog, sunrise over swamps

 

 

 

 

 

 

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introducing my new blog

July 29, 2011

I am moving blogs!

My new blog is sunrise over swamps and will be, I hope, a fresh start and a new creative outlet.

Thank you to the amazing readers of The  Amalgamation who have visited me over the years. An extra-special thank you to those who followed me across from my blogger blog, A Humble Art Folio, which I started in 2006.

There will be some more posts to follow on The Amalgamation, but I hope that regular readers will join me at sunrise over swamps.

I hope that sunrise over swamps will provide a clean, easy to read format. I will continue uploading sketches from my art folio but will be ceasing the numbering system I’ve followed that saw me upload approximately 500 images from my sketch books.

There will be a few more art folio additions to The Amalgamation in the next couple of weeks, but after that I will be focusing my attention on the new adventure. My sincere gratitude to those who’ve supported me along the way!

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Reblog: NES and the Meaning of Life

July 6, 2011

NES and the Meaning of Life.

Great blog post. As someone who spent her childhood playing a ye olde NES back in the early 1990s, I love the way the author has drawn out life lessons from the games.

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news

July 6, 2011

Hi, readers,

as I move into a new and different stage of my life, I am thinking it is time to start afresh.

I will soon be moving my blog as a part of this fresh start. More details will follow sometime in the near future.

I aim to create a cleaner, easier to read, and easier to maintain blog. I will continue to upload items from my sketchbook, and occasionally touch on other relevant topics.

I look forward to starting this new project – especially now with some extra time on my hands!

– fikalo

 

 

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2010 in review

January 2, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 23,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 5 fully loaded ships.

 

In 2010, there were 74 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 574 posts. There were 99 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 19mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was July 2nd with 135 views. The most popular post that day was And, in other news….

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were thekingpin68.blogspot.com, squidoo.com, facebook.com, en.wordpress.com, and search.aol.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for akhal teke, swing set, saurolophus, swingset, and horse art.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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And, in other news… June 2010
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287. Swing Set With Evil Ivy September 2008

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249. Stallion Sketch May 2008
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198. Christmas Inspired – Journey To Bethlehem February 2008
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215. Saurolophus osborni March 2008

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Hello!

October 19, 2010

Apologies to my regular readers for my recent absence. I have, as usual, been immersed not only in studies but in parenting (e.g., mopping-up after sick children) and, therefore, have not had as much time to write or draw as normal.

In other news, my husband has recently started blogging at Advanced Mattematics. I hope you check out his writings.

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Blogging…

September 27, 2010

Howdy all, faithful readers and new visitors,

I haven’t been drawing much recently – thanks to an overload of uni work and the unpleasantness that is cold and flu season.

However, I hope to get some new work up here in the coming month.

In the meantime, I’ve been pondering the many various social networking media. I am connected to WordPress, Blogger, Yahoo, Lomography, Blurb, Flickr, RedBubble, YouTube, MySpace and Facebook, to name a few. Perhaps surprisingly, I have resisted the urge to join Twitter.

One thing I like about blogging is that it requires more effort than some of the other similar forms of expression. It requires full and complete sentences. Regular involvement. Thought and consideration.

It also feeds into my other social networking sites, anyway.

In the absence of my artistic efforts, I am likely to start posting more “status update” style items on my blog. All this pent up creativity has to come out somewhere!

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