A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH: PLEASE READ

nicoley-poley:

imageI have never done one of these posts before (and trust me, I don’t like having to do this) but here goes. This is Nugget. She’s eight years old, a lab mix, but still full of plenty of energy. She’s a great dog: even though she’s big, she’s very sweet, she loves to play, and in a lot of ways, she’s just a big baby.

Lately, Nugget has not been getting along with my other dog Sassy, and to make a long story short, she needs a new home.

My family must find a home for her BY THIS FRIDAY (AUGUST 2), and if not, SHE COULD BE PUT DOWN. I’ve looked into local shelters, but it’s common knowledge that older dogs aren’t always adopted. I’m calling on all of you to ask around, spread this post as much as you can, and consider adopting her yourself. Preferably, we’d like to send her to a farm/house with lots of open space and NO OTHER DOGS and NO SMALL CHILDREN. If that’s not possible, message me and maybe we can work something out.

If you would like to take her or know someone that will—and by someone, I mean anyone in the MD/DC/VA/DE/PA/pretty much any state-area who meets the above requirements—PLEASE contact me AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I really do love this dog and as much as I don’t want to give her up, I know that I have no choice. Work your magic, Tumblr; I’ve seen you help others before. Thank you so much.

I know this isn’t art, and I’ll have some drawings for you guys after I sort all  this out, but please please pass this on. I really love Nugget and I want to see her go to a good home. I’m doing what I can, but I’m running out of options.

so as if fanfest wasn’t awesome enough today THIS HAPPENED WHEN I GOT HOME AND YEAH TODAY’S BEEN PRETTY UNREAL TBH

I’m actually at FanFest right now, so this post is being brought you by Past!Nicole. Present!Nicole is actually meeting and giving this painting to Perri as an early birthday present (because she loves Tom Wilson and I love her) so here’s Tom Wilson!


Weeks of Washington, Week 6 : #43, Tom Wilson.

right wing. played his first NHL game with the capitals in the 2013 quaterfinal playoffs against the new york rangers. also played for the hershey bears in their run for the calder cup this season. known for his sassy mouth and cooking skills. watercolors and pencil. original photo here, via chris gordon.

I’m actually at FanFest right now, so this post is being brought you by Past!Nicole. Present!Nicole is actually meeting and giving this painting to Perri as an early birthday present (because she loves Tom Wilson and I love her) so here’s Tom Wilson!

Weeks of Washington, Week 6 : #43, Tom Wilson.

right wing. played his first NHL game with the capitals in the 2013 quaterfinal playoffs against the new york rangers. also played for the hershey bears in their run for the calder cup this season. known for his sassy mouth and cooking skills. watercolors and pencil. original photo here, via chris gordon.

do you ever do a really really nice line drawing but then end up not coloring it because you’re afraid you might ruin it

this is my life

the struggle is real

The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last week! Woop woop! -insert kaner shuffle .gif- It seemed only appropriate to draw former Blackhawk Troy Brouwer this week.


Weeks of Washington, Week Five: #20, Troy Brouwer.
right wing. traded to the washington capitals from the chicago blackhawks during the 2011 NHL draft. scored the second-highest number of goals for the capitals in the 2013 season, behind alex ovechkin. for further reading: the brouwer rangers. drawn in pencil, with reference photo here.

The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last week! Woop woop! -insert kaner shuffle .gif- It seemed only appropriate to draw former Blackhawk Troy Brouwer this week.

Weeks of Washington, Week Five: #20, Troy Brouwer.

right wing. traded to the washington capitals from the chicago blackhawks during the 2011 NHL draft. scored the second-highest number of goals for the capitals in the 2013 season, behind alex ovechkin. for further reading: the brouwer rangers. drawn in pencil, with reference photo here.

It’s still Saturday, right? No? Well, I was in a car for seventeen hours yesterday, so forgive me if my perception of time is skewed. Last Sunday was Father’s Day and the next day was Matt Hendricks’ birthday, so I drew him with his twins Gunnar and Lennon.


Weeks of Washington, Week 4: #26, Matt Hendricks.
center. signed with the capitals in 2010 after a desire to work under bruce boudreau. although typically a fourth-line “grinder”, he gained fan admiration for his fighting skills, his charity work, and his paralyzing shootout move. drawn in graphite. original photo here, courtesy of matt hendricks’ twitter.

It’s still Saturday, right? No? Well, I was in a car for seventeen hours yesterday, so forgive me if my perception of time is skewed. Last Sunday was Father’s Day and the next day was Matt Hendricks’ birthday, so I drew him with his twins Gunnar and Lennon.

Weeks of Washington, Week 4: #26, Matt Hendricks.


center. signed with the capitals in 2010 after a desire to work under bruce boudreau. although typically a fourth-line “grinder”, he gained fan admiration for his fighting skills, his charity work, and his paralyzing shootout move. drawn in graphite. original photo here, courtesy of matt hendricks’ twitter.

Running up til the last minute here, I know, but I’m on vacation this week! (And next week.) I’m away from my scanner, so photo quality is a bit sub-par. I’m in Disney, so based on this interesting post I found, I decided to draw good ol’ Bruce.

Weeks of Washington, Week Three: Bruce Boudreau. 
former head coach of the washington capitals. coached from 2007-2012, and won the jack adams award for most outstanding coach in the NHL in 2008. original photo here via washingtontimes.com.

Running up til the last minute here, I know, but I’m on vacation this week! (And next week.) I’m away from my scanner, so photo quality is a bit sub-par. I’m in Disney, so based on this interesting post I found, I decided to draw good ol’ Bruce.

Weeks of Washington, Week Three: Bruce Boudreau. 

former head coach of the washington capitals. coached from 2007-2012, and won the jack adams award for most outstanding coach in the NHL in 2008. original photo here via washingtontimes.com.

I graduated high school on Friday (\o/) so I figured that this week’s drawing could be Steve Oleksy, who graduated from the AHL to the NHL this season. (see what i did there)


Weeks of Washington, Week 2: #61, Steve Oleksy.
defenseman. played first NHL game on march 5th, 2013 against the boston bruins, during which he scored his first NHL point on an assist to mike ribeiro. drawn in charcoal and pencil. original photo here, courtesy of jonathan kozub via russianmachineneverbreaks.

I graduated high school on Friday (\o/) so I figured that this week’s drawing could be Steve Oleksy, who graduated from the AHL to the NHL this season. (see what i did there)

Weeks of Washington, Week 2: #61, Steve Oleksy.

defenseman. played first NHL game on march 5th, 2013 against the boston bruins, during which he scored his first NHL point on an assist to mike ribeiro. drawn in charcoal and pencil. original photo here, courtesy of jonathan kozub via russianmachineneverbreaks.

(I meant to post this last week, but my scanner wasn’t working. :C)

So if you’ve read my Twitter bio, or remotely pay attention to my other blog, you’d know that I am a Washington Capitals fan. (Like, kind of a lot.) So I decided that, as a way to both tide myself over until the season starts again and to keep myself drawing, I would start a project. I’m going to draw a Capitals player or Capitals-affiliated person every week until the start of next season. I’m gonna call this whole thing Weeks of Washington (wow, how original.) 

And this is the first in that series!

Weeks of Washington, Week One: #9, Mike Ribeiro.
center. last player to score a goal for the capitals in the 2012-2013 season (including playoffs). combination of charcoal and pencil. original photo (x), credit scott levy via russianmachineneverbreaks.

(I meant to post this last week, but my scanner wasn’t working. :C)

So if you’ve read my Twitter bio, or remotely pay attention to my other blog, you’d know that I am a Washington Capitals fan. (Like, kind of a lot.) So I decided that, as a way to both tide myself over until the season starts again and to keep myself drawing, I would start a project. I’m going to draw a Capitals player or Capitals-affiliated person every week until the start of next season. I’m gonna call this whole thing Weeks of Washington (wow, how original.

And this is the first in that series!

Weeks of Washington, Week One: #9, Mike Ribeiro.

center. last player to score a goal for the capitals in the 2012-2013 season (including playoffs). combination of charcoal and pencil. original photo (x), credit scott levy via russianmachineneverbreaks.

Intro Post!

Hello! My name is Nicole. You may know me from my other blog (although that’s unlikely because I only have like 60 followers lmao). This is my art blog, and I use the word “art” loosely, because I feel that it can apply to a multitude of things (hence the blog’s name.)

Basically, I am a person that enjoys making funny little things—whether they be paintings, or drawings, or sculpey critters—and occasionally I like to share them. So look around and enjoy yourself! Posts aren’t always regular, because I use art as a stress reliever from my school work, but I will try to update as much as I can!

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