You realise you have seen a lot of Xiaolong, but you really haven’t seen a lot of the other inhabitants in the Pond. You tell Xiaolong this and that you’d love to meet Gen the Tortoise Apothecarist, and her face lights up with a big smile.
“I’m so happy that you want to get to know the others more, friend! It makes me so happy when my friends want to meet and be friends with my other friends! Follow me!”
She jumps up from her spot, and waddles over to the other side of the Pond. Here, the plants are bigger, brighter, and you see tiny plant beds. The beds look clean and tidy (clearly Gen takes great care of his garden!), but there doesn’t seem to be any plants in sight.
As you approach, your footsteps crunching along the earth, Xiaolong gently hushes you. “Ssssssh. The seeds are sleepy. Gen just planted the baby plants this morning and they’re going to do their best to grow! Maybe Gen has something to share from his last harvest?”
Over there, you see Gen the Tortoise Apothecarist tending to some little sprouts. When he sees you, he retreats a little bit into his big purple shell, but he gives you a small and tentative smile. You guess he is still a little shy.
“Hi Gen!” says Xiaolong, waddling over to stand next to Gen the tortoise. “Say hi to our friend. They wanted to come and meet you!”
“Hello,” says Gen in a low and small voice. You say hello back, crouching down so you don’t tower over him. “I thought that you might be coming over… so… I prepared some gifts for you, friend.” He blushes a little. “I hope you will like them. Though, if you don’t like them, you don’t have to take it home. That’s okay. I understand.”
Xiaolong gives Gen an encouraging smile, and gives you a big grin. “Gen, you put so much care into your garden. Of course our friend is going to love them! And I know you put an extra little bit more magic to make sure that these flowers for our friends would grow well, right?”
Gen nods, his green head almost inside his shell. (Gosh, he’s so shy! Maybe he needs some encouragement.)
“I think they’re beautiful, Gen. Thank you so much, ” you tell him. “Do you think I could have a closer look?”
Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening friends! Welcome back to The Quiet Pond.
Thank you all so much for your patience while The Quiet Pond was down. I’m so happy to be back, and to thank you all for your support, I want to share with you all some wallpapers! 💛
When I ran Read Think Ponder, I had shared with everyone some corgi wallpapers – that was a whole year ago, and I think my art has improved since then. A few lovely people have messaged me over the last year, and have asked for my corgi wallpapers (I had taken them down on Read Think Ponder) because I wasn’t happy with them. So, I am pleased to share with you all some new and improved corgi wallpapers as well as the old ones, in case you like those design more!
Why corgis? I love corgis! Corgis are my favourite dogs (though I have recently fallen in love with golden retrievers) and I want to have my own corgi one day, and call it Jellybean. All the wallpapers below have corgis as well as a motivational message; they are my love letters to you – and that I hope that they can cheer you up, even if it’s just a little bit, and that they can brighten your day. 💛
The following wallpapers are free, but here are some guidelines:
- Do not redistribute my wallpapers (i.e., if you want to share them, do not upload it to other sites; please link to this post)
- Do not reproduce them (i.e., do not take my artwork and use them for personal or commercial purposes other than their intended purpose as phone wallpapers)
- Do not claim my art/wallpaper as your own (i.e., do not tell others that you made them; give me credit, via my blog or Twitter)
You are doing great! (old)
Everything is going to be okay (old)
I believe in you (old)
You are doing great! (new)
Everything is going to be okay (new)
I believe in you (new)
You are loved
A familiar tingle spreads across your chest, and a tiny and magical shoot has appeared by your feet!
It seems that meeting Gen means that now all of memories with him are now accessible through the Features page.
And that’s all for today! I hope you all love them, and I would love to hear your feedback in the comments below. In the future, be on the lookout for:
- Christmas corgis
- Fantasy corgis
- Bookish corgis
As a reminder, the corgi wallpapers are 100% free for your personal use only, but if you like my art and would like to support me, any tips via my ko-fi are always appreciated! I do plan to add these new and improved corgis to my Society6 store at some point, so keep an eye out for that.
If you have any issues accessing the wallpapers or the wallpapers don’t fit your phone’s resolutions, please don’t hesitate to shoot me a direct message via Twitter or to contact me via email. 💛
But for now, I hope you all have a lovely day, take care, stay hydrated, and I hope you enjoy what you are reading.