Sunday, April 9, 2017

Some Kinda Recent Projects

Welcome back to my blog, it's been many months since I last posted and it's about time that I make an appearance. I seem to not have taken my own word of posting every week very seriously... teehee.

So first things first, I'm the proud parent of a graphics tablet, which I'm super excited about. I've used this tablet constantly since I got it.  I did an insane amount of research before I purchased it, I must say that it has paid off, I'm extremely pleased. (It's a Monoprice 10594 if you were wondering.)

I don't have many finished pieces with it that I can show yet, but I do have this which I'm pretty proud of. And under is the reference photo I used.

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I can't wait to have some more finished works with this, but at the moment I'm working on a big project that's taken longer than an afternoon and I'll have to post again about it later. Because all I have is the separate pieces, it's also supposed to be a surprise for a friend. Which will be hard to keep...

This is a watercolor that I did a little while ago, although it's far from perfect I do like it, and with practice I think I can do some pretty good watercolor painting, which is something I've never really been amazing at.

I painted these converses, I think last Summer, with my best attempt at the painting the great wave. I think that they turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. Fun fact a random stranger at Dollywood really liked them and if made me happy.

This one is a little acrylic one that's not quite as finished as I would have liked. I did it at my wonderful sisters when I was staying with her in North Carolina.

That's all I really have for the moment... I hope that you enjoyed it!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Time Really Does Fly

I haven't done a post in a while so I just thought I'd check back up with all you guys. It's been a crazy few months. I can't believe that so much has happened, I have a new niece and my nephew is turning two years old today! They're the sweetest kids alive and I love them to pieces!

I'm so fortunate to have such a wonderful family, I couldn't imagine life without them all.
I was just thinking that a few years ago, I would have hardly thought that at the age of 14, my sisters would been married off, some in other states. And I'd be an aunt to two chubby popcorn jelly beans.
Time really does fly! I thought as a child that adults were crazy when they said that. To an impatient kid addicted to skittles and starburst, time almost felt like it was at a stand still.

I've been trying to get into writing again which is way harder than I thought it would be. I can't tell you how many times I rewritten the same simple paragraph in the beginning of my story. I seem to have this crazy expectation of what my own writing should look like, but, the truth is I can't write like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, so I guess I'm just going to have to come to terms with that. . .

People always say to strive for the best, which is great advice to an extent. Because, sadly not all of us can be the best at everything we would love to be great at. As sad as that is that is, it's a reality. We can try to do the best of our ability, I usually find that the best of my ability is not the absolute best and I strive for a unreachable goal.
 My new catchphrase is, 'Well. . . Good enough.' Because, usually it is good enough and there's no need to stress out over it.

I don't have much more to say so, until later!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Kittens inspired by KITTENS

Let just all agree that I totally failed making posts this Sukkot. I don't even know why I post stuff like that anymore honestly. My commitment level is soooooo poor. But I thought I'd show ya'll a precious post because I need to procrastinate cleaning my room! Let do dis.

This...... sometime in these months don't hold me on when, our kitty had other precious miniature kitties. Where am I going with this? My cat had kittens. You got it? Cool. Well their pretty darn cute and I needed to point that out to everyone so deal with it. Deal with the cuteness. And the blurry pictures. And the green shag carpet.

(He just woke up...)

Your welcome. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fire!!! (Sukkot Day Four)

We chilled with some friends and toasted things with fire!!!!! 

Until tomorrow 

Netflix (Sukkot Day Three)

It rained. We watched Netflix.

Until Tomorrow

(You can't say I didn't post.)

Monday, September 28, 2015

For Narnia!!! (Day Two)

I don't have much to say today, we got rained out of our Sukkah, so we stayed inside and watched the movie Narnia in our PJs.

Popcorn and Coka-Cola was present. Here's an over-edited picture of the beautiful bowl of warm salted kernels made with pure joy, happiness and sunshine. 

Note the strategically placed TV remote.
I tried to take a picture of just the coke and corn but the artist in me was like: "This is not right unless I have threes!!" And now I notice that the remote should have been pointing inwards..... oh well!

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Since it is yet again in the late hours of the evening, I shall shout into the fleeting autumn wind; Until Tomorrow! 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

One Hot Sukkah (Day One)

Beginning on September 27th and ending on October 4th in the year 2015 is the Jewish festival Sukkot, known in English as The Feast of Booths or the Feast of the Ingathering. The agricultural festival starts at sundown and it will run for seven days and end on the sunset on October 4th, the day of Tishrei (meaning beginning) is the first month of the Hebrew calendar. I also thought this would be a fun time to post every night so I'll do my best to deliver.

The holiday is held in memory of the Book of Exodus describing how the Israelites traveled for forty years in the Sinai Desert in Egypt before entering the Holy Land. To celebrate, Jews build a structure known as a Sukkah, a replica of the huts that Israelites lived in during the voyage.
You may ask yourself what does a Sukkah typically look like? Well I'll tell you my friend. It's a small wooden structure, which has branches as a roof, it's usually build in yards or on porches, courtyards etc. Most families opt to build their Sukkah from scratch, but some use prefabricated and easy to assemble ones. The insides are typically decorated with harvest vegetables such as corn and dried squash. All meals are to be eaten in the dwelling. During the festival, Jews are instructed to hold four plants: hadas (leaves from a myrtle tree), aravah (leaves from a willow tree), erog (fruit of the citron tree), and lulav (palm frond). The practice is outlined in Leviticus 23:40: "On the first day you shall take the product of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days."

Though our Sukkah was far from completely correct it was still a great night. We sat in our Sukkah or tent, and looked up at the stars while the three of us, Mom, Dad and me, were squeezed onto a air mattress.

Me and Dad put up the tent and found various fall decor around the yard to make our sukkah a little more authentic. If you notice in the very center of the entrance we have our dried veggie aka a dried hot pepper left over from our garden this year. Dad nicknamed it our One Hot Sukkah... Also notice the cement garden bunnies that we stuck by the door. Along with the strategically placed stick behind them.  
(Please do feel inclined to click on the photos for a enlarged picture.)
 As we laid in the tent together Dad felt the need to point out sumo wrestlers in the clouds to Mom and every now and then sung out, "Total eclipse of the heart!!"

              (What are cats for but to force them to take selfies with you beside your hot Sukkot.)

Since I'm writing this at night on September 27th, I'll write like it. Tonight had a blood moon or a Lunar Eclipse to be more exact, either way the moon turns red. It was crazy awesome! I can still say that the thrill of seeing a red moon is still on me, since my hands are still shaking a little bit.
All I could say as I looked at the moon tonight was; "The moon is red. THE. MOON. is RED." 
"Is it getting darker?? Oh that was cloud never mind." "The moon is red." 

I was (and still am) freaking out, this is a crazy experience that I will never forget!

A picture of the eclipse experience. Obviously not by me.

These are the pictures I got, not quite as magical.

A friend of a friend was able to get a much better picture of the actually red moon, that they posted on Facebook tonight. Look me in the eye and tell me that is not wicked crazy.

Since it's currently 12:15 AM (Sorry Mom :D) I think I'm gonna go. I want to quickly add that this is the 111th post on Your Dose Of Awesomeness! Woohoo!
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So for the first time since the first months of Your Dose Of Awesomeness, *clears throat* 
Until Tomorrow!