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Offline Alightir

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Greetings!
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:39:41 PM »
Thank you for accepting me onto the forums!

My name is Crystal (online I go by Alightir, Winter, or Wintersoul, I’m cool with going by any of these names). When I was about four or five, I got my first pony (Daisy Sweet, one of those scented G1 ponies), and from there I had a taste for collecting wonderfully sculpted toys (mostly My Littlest Pet Shop, various animal figurines, and Breyers, but also a few more MLP). A taste for creative collectibles is a big factor in my career choice, and I’ve been lucky to become an illustrator/sculptor in my adult life. Now, I get to create critters for others to collect, just like I did as a kid! Over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to sell my work at various conventions (such as comic cons), so I still enjoy this creative world, and I can say that’s my normal day job, haha! ;)

The MLP collection is currently one whole pony! (Scratch that, she’s being re-haired… two-thirds of a pony?) I gave most of my childhood collection to my niece because I thought it would be fun if she had a chance to enjoy them as much as I did. Again, that’s what sparked my creativity, who knows what they’ll spark in her! The one I kept back for myself was Baby North Star. She was by far my favorite (the Sweetheart Sister Twinkler was a close second). Part of being a favorite meant often going in water, so… yeah… that’s why she’s being re-haired. While G1 has the most memories attached to it, I do enjoy the looks of G3 and G4, so on the chance that I do get back to collecting, I’ll probably be on the lookout for better conditions of my old collection and possibly be interested in G3s as well.

Why join the forums with such a small collection? Well, I’m interested in jumping into the world of customization! That started a couple of years ago. Several of us in my circle of friends enjoy MLP, meanwhile several others can’t stand it. I wanted to get a gift for a close friend poking fun at that pet peeve, while still making the gift something that would bring a smile and that he would want to keep. For him, ponies = no… but goats… goats are all good! I struck out to find a good bait pony, and using my sculpting skills, Goat-pony was born. (Yes, he loved it, and Goat-pony is still a beloved part of their family, haha!).

Customs are something I’d still love to make more of. The idea of taking a pony which was once loved, (even so much so that restoring them is no longer an option), and giving them a new theme and new way to be loved sounds like a blast! I’m currently working on a batch of new goat-ponies and unicorns with the themes of some of my other passions in life such as dreaming, plants, and the esoteric. If all of you don’t mind, I’d love to share some of these upcoming creations, (maybe even find them homes once they’re finished!).

Aside from all of that, just going through the introductions, I’m enjoying seeing all these collections from around the world. Already this looks like a fun forum to browse during down time. Thanks for reading, hope to see all of you around!

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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 12:34:12 AM »
Welcome to the arena! :) You have a great site to enjoy this wonderful hobby!

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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 01:42:08 AM »
Welcome my friend! Even if its one pony, that’s a start. One pony might become two. And two becomes another few! It’s great that you want to make old ponies look like new. We have quite a lot of artists in that feild. We would love Ron see what you make! Hope to see you around!
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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 04:39:03 AM »
Welcome!   :green: :welcome: :hearts: :party:
You will get plenty of inspiration here for customs!
Just one pony in your collection? It's still a collection!  :biggrin:


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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 08:05:36 AM »
Hi ! Welcome to the arena !  :frolic:
I am looking forward to see your customization and restorations, this is my favorite part in this community.
Have fun !   


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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 08:43:23 PM »
Welcome and such a sweet story! :D

It must be great to be able to do what you love :D


 

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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 06:58:15 AM »
Welcome to the Arena

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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 02:59:43 PM »
Welcome! Sculpting sounds very interesting! I can't wait to see what customs you come up with.


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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 08:50:58 PM »
Thank you all for the warm welcomes!  :biggrin:

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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 08:51:56 PM »
Welcome to the Arena!
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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2017, 03:55:05 AM »
I used to admire your lovely art on PonyIsland, it's good to see that you're still actively creating. Welcome to the Arena and I look forward to seeing some of your work!
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Re: Greetings!
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2017, 04:09:19 PM »
I used to admire your lovely art on PonyIsland, it's good to see that you're still actively creating. Welcome to the Arena and I look forward to seeing some of your work!

I still remember PonyIsland, such a fun place! Yep, still creating, it's in my blood, haha. I'm looking forward to sharing :)