Custom of the Week: Erie the Seapony

Happy Sunday, Aledan Merfolk! I’m recovering from the amazingness that was YAllFest yesterday, but I have a super extra special custom for you today. You might remember back when I featured the Wind Whistler Seapony in March and said I’d be commissioning an Erie version when I finished the first draft of Speak the Ocean. I finished the first draft a few weeks ago and commissioned my seapony and Tiella sent me photos of the finished project this week! In fact, I should be finished with my first read through and basic edits by the time Erie the seapony gets to my doorstep! (Which is why there was no update or science post this week – I’m scrambling to edit so I can send it to CPs)

Erie, by TiellaNichole

Erie, by Tiella/Soulcookies

*Squeals in excitement* Isn’t she stunning? I love the hair and eye color <3 And that she looks like she’s in a tiny fish tank. I’m going to have to replicate that.

If you have a pony that you would like featured as a Custom of the Week, please email me: rebeccaenzor@gmail.com

Custom of the Week: Summer Bloom

Happy Sunday, Aledan Merfolk! How was everyone’s Halloween/Samhain? I heard there was snow in Michigan on Halloween, and while I remember dressing up with costumes over winter coats when I was younger, I don’t remember it ever actually snowing on Halloween. So why don’t we warm it up again with a beautiful summery pony? Caeti was one of the judges for #PonyFest14, and I do believe this is the first of her customs that I’ve featured.

Summer Bloom, by Caeti

Summer Bloom, by Caeti

Don’t you feel a warm summer breeze just looking at this pony? I love the jewels on her leg!

If you have a pony that you would like featured as a Custom of the Week, please email me: rebeccaenzor@gmail.com

Custom of the Week: Witching Hour

Happy Sunday, Aledan Merfolk! I have a dark and twisty cover reveal for you tomorrow, and later this week I’ll be over at Dan Koboldt’s blog talking about Proper Lab Technique for his Science in SF series. If you missed the #PonyFest14 winners post, you can find it here. And speaking of dark and twisty and PonyFest – I have an awesome, Halloween inspired custom for you today, from one of the PonyFest14 judges! We’ve seen one of Jupi’s customs before – isn’t GIR adorable?

Witching Hour, by Jupiternwndrlnd

Witching Hour, by Jupiternwndrlnd

Doesn’t she get you into the Halloween spirit? Friday will be here before you know it – better buy that candy soon!

If you have a pony that you would like featured as a Custom of the Week, please email me: rebeccaenzor@gmail.com

And the Winners of #PonyFest14 are….

Happy Sunday, Aledan Merfolk! As the title promises, today is the reveal day for the winners of PonyFest14! You’ve spent the past two weeks visiting the blogs and voting for your favorite designs, and if you’ve seen the voting post anytime after the poll closed you already know who won the popular vote.

Air Elemental started out with a strong lead before Pestas pulled ahead early in the voting and held on to the number one spot for almost the entire race. Kasmira was right behind him for much of the time, often tied, but on the final day Hunger surged ahead in a last-minute sprint…that unfortunately winded her before she reached the finish line. Kasmira saved her energy until just before the midnight mark and pulled out a last-second win, much like Marce did in PonyFest12!

Congratulations Kasmira and Bethany!

Congratulations Kasmira and Bethany!

That fierce little pony wins a pile of books and a Mane Six character of her choice!

But that wasn’t the only vote this year, and although I’ve known who won the judge panel vote for the past several days, I’ve been sitting on that information like Smaug on a pile of gold. And it was SO HARD not to spill the beans before now, because I’m delighted! The winner of the panel vote has been playing PonyFest since it’s beginning in 2011, and I adore her writing. In fact, now that she’s won the judges vote, she’ll have an official custom to go with the poor excuse for a custom I made her last year ;)

That’s right, Cetus the SeaDragon is getting a friend!

Congratulations Air Elemental and Angela!

Congratulations Air Elemental and Angela!

This angel of a pony also wins a pile of books – and a custom pony based on this design! The judges panel has already gotten to work helping Kalavista to sculpt wings, and I can’t wait until I can show you guys the finished product – it’s going to be stunning!

So there you have it, Aledan Merfolk, the winners of PonyFest14!

To everyone who played, I want to give a huge THANK YOU! I can’t express how much this contest brightened my days as I clicked through to look at the ponies time and time again. You’re all very talented writers, and very talented pony designers. I can’t wait to have your books on my bookshelf!

And if you didn’t win, or didn’t know about the contest in time to enter: No worries! I run it every year in September/October (around my birthday, because who doesn’t want all that happiness on their blog for their birthday?!) And if you’re really itching for your own custom pony let me know – I’ll get you in contact with a customizer who can make it for you :)

 

 

Custom of the Week: Patronous

Happy Monday, Aledan Merfolk! I’m getting this post up a day late because I spent the weekend celebrating the end of the first draft of Speak the Ocean! I’ve been working on that monster since the end of January, so finally finishing it is a huge weight off my shoulders. It also means I get to reward myself with a custom Erie seapony ^_^

Speaking of custom ponies, PonyFest14 ends this week – you have until Friday to vote for your favorite design! This week’s custom is a stunning Harry Potter inspired custom by one of the PonyFest judges: Saja!

Patronus, by Saja

Patronous, by Saja

This custom looks so cool! Literally, like it’s made out of ice :)

If you have a pony that you would like featured as a Custom of the Week, please email me: rebeccaenzor@gmail.com

And don’t forget to vote in PonyFest14!

Welcome to #PonyFest14!

Surprise, Aledan Merfolk! PonyFest14 voting is starting one day early this year because it’s my birthday and that’s how I roll! It’s also Juliana’s birthday (you can see her ponies below) and the Warrior’s Ceremony for those of you from Fie Eoin ;) With all the celebrations going on today, how could I not open the voting round a day early?

Last year I showed you my lovely Erie merpony, so this year I’m bringing you Finn as a merpony. Want to make your own merpony? Check out the Merpony Creator.

FinnMerPony

Now on to the voting! Remember, click on all the pictures below – some entries have more than one pony on the blog!

In the order that they arrived on the announcement post, I give you the #PonyFest14 contenders:

Katherine, by Jessica

Katherine, by Jessica

Thor, by Amalia

Thor, by Amalia

Pestas, by Shauna

Pestas, by Shauna

Kasmira, by Bethany

Kasmira, by Bethany

Air Elemental, by Angela

Air Elemental, by Angela

Charlie, by Raquel

Charlie, by Raquel

Tommy, by Patricia

Tommy, by Patricia

Lyuba, by Carrie-Anne

Lyuba, by Carrie-Anne

Ayianna, by Jennette

Ayianna, by Jennette

Hunger, by Roselle

Hunger, by Roselle

Narlena, by Juliana

Narlena, by Juliana

There you have it, Aledan Merfolk – eleven beautiful entries for #PonyFest14! Now it’s your job to decide which one is your favorite. Remember: the winner of the popular vote gets a Mane Six pony and a pile of books! Choose wisely.

 

Custom of the Week: Mizuko

Happy Sunday, Aledan Merfolk! Today’s the last day to join PonyFest14 - so make sure you post your design and reply to this thread with the link before midnight! To celebrate, we have another custom by one of the judges of the panel portion of the vote: RevRuby! We’ve seen her customs before when I featured her Avatar Ponies, and I know you’ll love this one even more!

Mizuko, by RevRuby

Mizuko, by RevRuby

I love the blue and orange together! And the beautiful beaded hair.

Don’t forget to sign up for PonyFest14 if you haven’t yet!