Author Archives: Cynthia Griffith

About Cynthia Griffith

I have way too many interests and hobbies, and continually cycle through them -- paying attention to some, while others wait for when I can get around to them again. My main interests are sewing and costuming (I enjoy historical clothing, such as 18th and 19th century, as well as fantasy costumes like elves and hopefully someday even dwarves), as well as getting back to art by drawing fan art of Thorin Oakenshield and Company. My husband Christopher and I spend a lot of time together, enjoying the outdoors and shared hobbies such as juggling. This blog and website is my way to share what I'm up to with friends and family.

On sharing progress and repetition

If you follow me on various social media, you’ll know I take a while to finish art (now anyway — I used to finish art in a day or two before my Very Long Break). You also know I will … Continue reading

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Thorin Acrylic Painting Progress

Well, I admit I had been working steadily on this project and then… we got sick. Christopher, myself, and my mother-in-law even, all came down with chest colds. Ugh. Cough-your-head-off, sneezing loudly (and strongly enough to feel like you were … Continue reading

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A Quick Color Paint Test

I mentioned I plan on adding a little color to my life — or, art hobby — in the future. I also shared a drawing that was created specifically for that purpose. This past week was spent digging through old … Continue reading

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Future sketch for practice painting

So around the end of October/beginning of November, I started working on a sketch for a future project. I had a little alone time, when my husband was out for a while, so I grabbed my sketchbook and did some … Continue reading

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I’m now on Instagram

I have a new social media I’m on — Instagram. It’s taken me a while, since I already am on Twitter and Flickr. I take so many fun in-progress photos and I had started posting random/miscellaneous “fun” photos on Twitter… … Continue reading

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Dragon Sickness Thorin Drawing

It took me a little while, but I finally finished another drawing! This one ended up being a lot more complex than I originally planned. I knew I wanted to do a little more than just a quick finished study-like … Continue reading

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Celebrating Even the Tiniest Possibilities

You may remember I had mentioned back in mid-May that I was waiting excitedly for (hopefully) good news. Originally, I was supposed to hear by late July/early August, but it was pushed back another month. I’m sad to report, that … Continue reading

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Another Thorin in-progress sketch

Two days in a row? I didn’t even plan on it… at least I’m working to get some of the jumbled images in my head and out of the way so perhaps I can focus a little better soon. Or … Continue reading

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Getting back to art and inking

It’s been a little while since I’ve drawn anything. I wanted to, but I was trying to get some things taken care of (such as working on my website and writing some blog entries), some “real life” things, and I’ve … Continue reading

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LOTRO Character Intro: F

And here is the last of the LOTRO character introductions! You can find the list so far at this LOTRO page I created to hold most of the main entries as I write them. My original plan was to cover … Continue reading

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