Saturday, May 26, 2012

Le Golden Hippo.

About two weeks ago I went to Walmart and bought acrylic paints. And little toy animals.

And then I painted them. 

This hippo is my favorite, and I don't know why (all right, I do. But I'm not going to elaborate). There are some far prettier ones that I also love--just not as much as this one. 

Although I have to say that so far I'm LOVING this batch of animals:

Those are gold polka dots on the ram, by the way.

And NO, it's NOT copyright from the Good Machinery. Anyone can dip animals in brightly colored paint and it wouldn't be illegal.

Besides, hers are so much better than mine it's no competition.

 So yeah. Instead of a rock-themed giveaway I was thinking of throwing in three of these animals in with the prizes.

There is also a forest green pony, but I haven't gotten to her yet.

Pretty chic, no?

Anyway, tell me what you think in the comments. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Good Machinery is Good.

Hi, guys. It's been a long time since I blogged.

I really don't have any excuses, other than the fact that I can't find the camera cord, and even though I got a new camera, I'm too lazy to take new pictures of the junky contest prizes. Plus, as an added bonus, I spent all of my money buying acrylic paints and clothing from Goodwill (the prices are high for donated clothing)... and I've also been stalking the Good Machinery. 

Here's the explanation: a woman in Italy paints these toy animals and sells them online (they are rather expensive--and therefore I can't afford one). But still there's just something... graceful about them that I love. 

 If I were to get one of them, it would have to be this ombre horse:

But, as it is, I have to admire them from afar. 

I'll see you later. Hopefully not in another month.

To check out more of the Good Machinery's work, click here.