My New Digs

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I picked up Minecraft shortly after its initial release in 2009. I have played various amounts in the last 10 years on both PC and Xbox – sometimes strip mining underground caves, sometimes working on an elaborate sprawling mini compound of my own. It wasn’t until the last couple years that I got into texture packs and shaders which have completely changed the way that I play the game. My style used to be that of function, not really aesthetics, sort of like me in real life. Recently some Discord friends have been working on a collective server and I have embarked on challenging myself to create something more exciting than the basic A-frame home full of chests and furnaces.

My sprawling estate consists of a small asymmetric home complete with a tamed ocelot (who morphed into a Siamese), a small pond, a comfy campground up top overlooking a sprawling grassland, a tiny tree house complete with bunk beds for more space for activities, a greenhouse, and a blacksmiths lab with an auto-smelter built into the wall for easy ore refining. I think my next project will be a small garden of crops off to the side of the blacksmithing area.

Server Mods: Vanilla
Texture Pack: Faithful
Shader Pack: Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders

26 March, 2019

Clean cup, clean cup, move down…

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Move down, move down, move down, move down… And now my dear, as you were saying?

Alice in Wonderland is probably one of my most favorite Disney films so it is only fitting that I create a piece or two honoring my love. Here is a look of the Alice in Wonderland inspired Mad Tea Party piece that I am working on. Once complete it will be listed in my Easy shop. So far, coming up with 4 different patterns that matched each of the cups but that were all the same color proved to be the most challenging. I also wanted to incorporate hearts into every element as a nod to the Queen of Hearts herself.

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To give you an idea of how big each tea cup is, they measure roughly 2 1/2 inches tall. I plan to mount this in a shadowbox.

1 May, 2016


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Hi there! If you are here because you picked up my business card at my first art showing at Earth Tone Studios last night for the Disney Inspired Art show – please excuse the dust! For current projects and updates check out my personal instagram @pyropixie and my paper instagram @pixiecutspaper. Feel free to check back soon after i finish revamping this place!

10 April, 2016

This Week in Geek – July 2015 – Week 1

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It is no secret that I am some what of a nerd. I have written about all kinds of nerdy fandoms here and on other blogs that would further cement this fact. Instead of my normal rambling on about what game I am currently obsessed with, I thought I would put together a handy list of geekery that I am either watching, playing, working on, etc.

– I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a little late to the League of Legends hype. I recently started playing (within the last two months) and I am really enjoying it. Currently I am learning to master a few champions – Ashe, Sivir, Morgana, and Katarina. So far I really detest playing anything that does not have any sort of ranged attack. You can find me on League as pyropixieshesaid. I can’t wait to hit level 20 so that I can unlock tier 3 runes.

– If you haven’t heard of Hero Siege, please open your Steam client and download it right now (it’s only 5.99!). This pixellated hack and slash is crazy addicting and a really fun multiplayer. It is still being developed so there are days where the game is just insanely glitchy, but for the most part its a great way to burn some of your free time. I am currently rocking a level 82 Pyromancer and have only been playing for 3 days. You can find me on Steam as pyropixie.

– There are a couple of apps that I am currently obsessed with on my phone. The first being Disney Gif. This operates similar to the emjoi keyboard in that you download the app and then install it as a keyboard. It allows you to send pre-made Disney Gifs in text messages to your friends. The second app that I am really loving is called LegendSmith. It allows you to view top builds for League of Legend characters as well as create builds to see how they would stack up in game. It’s come in pretty handy and I find it interesting to see what items people build on various characters that I play.

– I recently started using my Razer Naga that I received for my birthday back in March and I am really loving it. Having the programmable hot keys on the side of the mouse really comes in handy in League (gosh can I talk about League a little more?) and the size is not overwhelming for my small hands. I have the neon green version (and the neon green Razer headphones to match).

– Lastly how cute is this Animal Crossing Stationary!? Too bad I would never want to use it because its so adorable!

I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July – I’m off to set $200 on fire set off some fireworks!

4 July, 2015

Succulent Sunday


So I’ve never been one to have a green thumb. My intentions are always good, but you know what they say about those. My downfall is that I care so much about the plant that I over-do it. I water it too much, I trim it too much, I whatever it too much. I gave up on gardening long ago, not only because of my black thumb, but because in the time that I have lived in Sacramento, I have really had no space to.

It wasn’t until about 6 months ago that I decided to adopt a few cactus friends. I guess its kind of the trend right now, because I see posts all over Instagram of peoples cute collections. Originally I started out with a couple but it has progressed beyond that.

Here are a few tips that I have learned from my experience if you have been thinking about putting a collection of our own together.

– Buy pots that have drainage holes. I see lots of succulents planted in things like cute cups, containers, etc. but in my expierience, my cacti have grown better in pots with drainage. This allows excess water to run off instead of pooling at the bottom which will eventually give you root rot. Root rot will kill your cactus quickly, and for someone like myself, its painful to watch and eventually throw away.

– Don’t over sun. Common misconception about succulents is that because they are often desert dwellers, that they can take the sun. WRONG. Always read up on the type of cactus/succulent you are buying to see what kind of sunlight it requires. I killed one of my plants by oversunning it and in essence, giving it a plant sunburn. Sad story!

– Buy potting soil made for cactus/succulents. Most potting soils that you buy are made to retain water, which isn’t best for your new friends. When I first started my collection, I used regular potting soil, and have sine switched to a cactus/succulent/citrus blend and my plants are much happier.

– Don’t over water! Another common mistake that I learned from ignorance is that cactus plants do need to be watered regularly, just not as much as regular plants. I have a schedule for mine that works well (every Sunday), and my plants are growing at a rapid rate. Now that it is winter, I don’t give them as much water (quantity) as I do in the summer, but I always make sure that the soil is dry before watering.

– Feed your friends. Because your plants are in a controlled environment, they are not getting new nutrients from things that are returning to the soil. (insert Circle of Life Lion King song here) I feed my plants with a liquid plant food called Cactus Juice that I picked up at a local nursery for 6 dollars. You don’t need much – follow the instructions!

So there are a few tips that I have learned in my short time creating my ever growing collection. Do you have a collection of your own? Tag me on Instagram at @pyropixie or post a link below!

23 November, 2014