Just my thoughts....
Another skinner caught in the headlights!
Published on September 28, 2010 By RedneckDude In WinCustomize News



Okay Ladies and Gents, skinners and skinees(?), guy and gals. It's time this month's victim was announced.

So without further hooplah, I give you Skinner Extraordinaire, our one and only Xiandi!

Xiandi has been with us here at WinCustomize for quite some time now. She's been a member since July 8, 2007.

She's a journeyman and a Top 3 Elder. Despite her profile listing, she's a she...lol. 

Xiandi has also served as an Admin at TheSkinningSuite for the life of the site. (We will miss TSS). She hails from Michigan, the Land of Stardock!

Xiandi has been involved in several community projects as well as helping others when in need. She has always been ready to jump in and assist when a novice artist needs advice, and even been known to assist a Master here and there.  She has helped me with my first WB (which is still in limbo) and has advised me on countless DX themes, always ready to give helping tips from graphics to screenshot critique.

She resides in the Top 100 WindowBlinds skinners and is moving up fast! Xiandi and I have something in common that I don't get to bring up often, we were both honorable mentions in the first episode of the WC Skincast!

Xiandi has a gallery consisting of ten categories, but specializing in WB. I obviously couldn't cover all that so my picks weren't easy.

So, without further ado, here are some of her best skins, in a redneck's opinion. I'll begin with her newest WB, released today, Hardwired.


Hardwired      http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/7243/  


Gunslinger      http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/7213/



MRX4      http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/7141/


Armageddon     http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/7077/


Organic        http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/6494/


And I couldn't go on without mentioning the two WBs she made based on my DX themes.

Pressurized     http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/6928/


Copper Carbon Fibre         http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/6828/        


And a Xion skin for Pressurized which was quite creative!    http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/xion/381/


Here are a few more links to Xiandi skins, just for good measure! She's done so many nice things!

Cursors     http://xiandi.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?libid=25

Rainlender    http://xiandi.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?libid=37

Docks     http://xiandi.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?libid=29


Here is a link to her main gallery.    http://xiandi.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx

Please join me in celebrating Xiandi's presence here at WC and in the skinning community as a whole. You can find her at the following sites.







   I might also mention that the above skins, as with all skins at WC, are copyrighted and express permission is needed to use any of it for uploading/sharing.

Comments (Page 1)
on Sep 28, 2010

An excellent and well deserved spotlight! Armageddon has to be my favorite of hers. She's just so talented and versatile, and a wonderful, positive presence in the community at large.  

 Congratulations, Cyn!

on Sep 28, 2010

Well written, especially for a Redneck. Thanks for spotlighting such a talented and helpful member of the community.  Congrats, Xiandi  and keep up the good work.

on Sep 28, 2010

Congrats on the spotlight you are a very talented artist and I always enjoy seeing your work !   Here is to you for breaking the mold and doing it successfully !!

on Sep 29, 2010

Congratulation on being in the Spotlight Xiandi, well deserved.

on Sep 29, 2010

I love this Lady X more than u know...Excellent feature!

on Sep 29, 2010

Jim, thank you for the spotlight!

Armageddon has to be my favorite of hers.
Thank you Eve! I kinda like that one too.

and keep up the good work
Thanks Wiz, you can count on it!

Here is to you for breaking the mold and doing it successfully !!
That is quite a compliment! Thanks Harley!

Congratulation on being in the Spotlight Xiandi, well deserved
Thank you Philly!

I love this Lady X more than u know...Excellent feature!

on Sep 29, 2010

Great Spotlight selection!

on Sep 29, 2010

An excellent choice ...congrats xiandi on the spotlight

on Sep 29, 2010

talented, driven, creative, versatile, supportive, helpful, loyal, friendly, straightforward, no nonsense


you have the perfect attributes for what newcomers to skinning should aspire to...

so glad your brother pointed you in our direction.....

on Sep 29, 2010

Congrats on the spotlight well deserved  xiandi

on Sep 29, 2010

Congratz  Xiandi , awesome choice  for the spotlight RnD

on Sep 29, 2010


on Sep 29, 2010

I've left two comments on your latest blind in the last while.....and neither of them showing up..... so I will say here..... marvellous work...

on Sep 29, 2010

Great spotlight Jim. Xiandi you deserve everything mentioned and congrats to a fine lady.

on Sep 29, 2010

Congratulations on the spotlight Xiandi. Ole RedneckDude sure knows how to pick 'em.