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Hey everyone! I’m trying to pick three of these keychains designs to finalize. I’d like to know which ones you like best. Reblog and rank them from your most favorite to least favorite to help me choose! In order, the designs are: Fennec Fox, Panda, Lammergeier, Axolotl, Hedgehog, and Griffin.

Finished keychains will be listed in my shop alongside the ones I already have, and will look like the designs below:

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All my Sonic designs thus far…maybe I’ll do Julie-Su and Dulcy and maybe finish the Barby Koala. No plans for the other Sonic girls that have things already out there like Amy Rose, Cream or Blaze.


Okay I fibbed, there’s Barby Koala, who’s symbol is the ace because I felt like she was the ace up the sleeve of the Downunda Freedom Fighters. Not many other ladies to draw though. Most were one offs that have little fan base. Not sure anyone would want me to do Dulcy even though I personally like her.

two kinds of artists; two kinds of intellectuals

There is a line among the fragments of the Greek poet Archilochus which says: ‘The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.’  […]

There exists a great chasm between those, on one side, who relate everything to a single central vision, one system less or more coherent or articulate, in terms of which they understand, think and feel- a single, universal, organizing principle in terms of which alone all that they are and say has significance- and, on the other side, those who pursue many ends, often unrelated and even contradictory, connected, if at all, only in some de facto way, for some psychological or physiological cause, related by no moral or aesthetic principle; 

These last lead lives, perform acts, and entertain ideas that are centrifugal rather than centripetal, their thought is scattered or diffused, moving on many levels, seizing upon the essence of a vast variety of experiences and objects for what they are in themselves, without, consciously or unconsciously, seeking to fit them into, or exclude them from, any one unchanging, all-embracing, sometimes self-contradictory and incomplete, at times fanatical, unitary inner vision.

The first kind of intellectual and artistic personality belongs to the hedgehogs, the second to the foxes…


Isaiah Berlin,  The Hedgehog and the Fox

“Tolstoy’s interest in history began early in his life. It seems to have arisen not from interest in the past as such, but from the desire to penetrate first causes, to understand how and why things happen as they do and not otherwise, from discontent with those current explanations which do not explain, and leave the mind dissatisfied, from a tendency to doubt and place under suspicion and, if need be, reject whatever does not fully answer the question, to go to the root of every matter, at whatever cost.”

Isaiah Berlin, the Hedgehog and the Fox, 2nd Edition, Princeton University Press, 2013, p 11.