Thursday, May 24, 2018

Creative Every Day - Dance and African Fertility Statues



My son is going to his first dinner dance for his school. He hates doing things like this. He doesn't want to dance, so he's just going for the food. Should be interesting. lol

My cousin just told me about these African fertility statues that are at Ripley's Believe it or Not. Apparently, there are lot of couples getting pregnant after touching these statues even when they were told they may not be able to have children. If you're having trouble conceiving, I guess it wouldn't hurt to touch these statues. What have you got to lose?
https://www.ripleys.com/fertility-statues/

I hope you had a creative day!

Below are the participants of this blog hop. Please visit their blogs. If you would like to be creative with us, go to http://creativeeveryday.com/creative-every-day-challenge to sign up.

1.Leah13.Coffee25.Simonewolthuis
2.Charissa Rate14.Kristin Dudish26.Su- sieee! Mac
3.Annie15.Sherry27.Allison
4.Diana16.Lille Diane 28.bluesun
5.Colleen 17.CREATE WITH JOY 29.Mascha
6.Nature Footstep Photoart18.Faydra Jones30.Latisha
7.Nature Footstep Art19.Amyfrattolicsw@ gmail. com31.Virginia L Small
8.Garrisonjames20.amanda jessie coates32.Mary
9.Karen21.maron33.Sherry
10.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit22.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit34.Kimberly Robello
11.Susan Carol23.Simone Wolthuis35.You're next!
12.Jenna 24.Simone Wolthuis

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Creative Every Day - Palm Springs Tramway


This is my slice of creativity for the day.


Yesterday, I was reading an article that my husband sent me a week ago. It's about a couple that got lost on a mountain in Palm Springs after taking a cable car to the top. My neighbor just mentioned this cable car to me at the beginning of this month because I was looking for a nice place to go with my husband to celebrate our anniversary which was on May 6. The couple got lost this month 12 years ago and almost died. They got stuck in a gorge and couldn't get out. A man got stuck in the same gorge a year prior and died. They found his journal on May 8. His last entry was on May 8, but a year earlier. What a weird coincidence.

Now I'm glad my husband didn't want to go on this cable car because I can picture that happening to us. It makes me mad that whoever manages that area didn't take precautions against something like this. The search and rescue didn't even look in that gorge for them! Geez! The couple saw the helicopter, but it left. The cable car operator assumed the couple found another way down. Wow. I wonder how many other people this happened to that they don't tell anyone about.

The couple wasn't even planning on going hiking. They were just going to walk around for 15 minutes. I hope the trails are marked better now than they were back then.

The article is called Lost: How a dead man saved two Dallas hikers
https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-magazine/2006/december/lost/

I hope you had a creative day!

Below are the participants of this blog hop. Please visit their blogs. If you would like to be creative with us, go to http://creativeeveryday.com/creative-every-day-challenge to sign up.

1.Leah13.Coffee25.Simonewolthuis
2.Charissa Rate14.Kristin Dudish26.Su- sieee! Mac
3.Annie15.Sherry27.Allison
4.Diana16.Lille Diane 28.bluesun
5.Colleen 17.CREATE WITH JOY 29.Mascha
6.Nature Footstep Photoart18.Faydra Jones30.Latisha
7.Nature Footstep Art19.Amyfrattolicsw@ gmail. com31.Virginia L Small
8.Garrisonjames20.amanda jessie coates32.Mary
9.Karen21.maron33.Sherry
10.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit22.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit34.Kimberly Robello
11.Susan Carol23.Simone Wolthuis35.You're next!
12.Jenna 24.Simone Wolthuis

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Creative Every Day - Vat 19


Wow, my last post was so somber! Maybe it's best not to post my random thoughts. lol

To make up for that, I'm going to mention something fun. Have you heard of Vat 19? They sell unique stuff that's pretty cool. They seem to mix foods together to make a unique food item like spicy gummy treats. They have a healthy chip maker, popcorn maker that uses less oil, world's largest gummy worm that is 4,080 calories (lol), and various home decor, toys, clothes, gifts, etc. https://www.vat19.com/

My son loves to watch their videos. They do food challenges, and test out their spiciest gummy treats. Warning, some of their food challenges are gross, though, but something elementary school kids love to watch. I don't like watching people eat gross stuff. That's one way to get me to leave the room or get angry.

Here is one you might enjoy, though. They put different things in a fountain and try it with different food. Some of it looks really good! Or looks gross, but turns out to be delicious. They always seem to have fun making these videos.



Here's my creation of the day:




I hope you had a creative day!

Below are the participants of this blog hop. Please visit their blogs. If you would like to be creative with us, go to http://creativeeveryday.com/creative-every-day-challenge to sign up.

1.Leah13.Coffee25.Simonewolthuis
2.Charissa Rate14.Kristin Dudish26.Su- sieee! Mac
3.Annie15.Sherry27.Allison
4.Diana16.Lille Diane 28.bluesun
5.Colleen 17.CREATE WITH JOY 29.Mascha
6.Nature Footstep Photoart18.Faydra Jones30.Latisha
7.Nature Footstep Art19.Amyfrattolicsw@ gmail. com31.Virginia L Small
8.Garrisonjames20.amanda jessie coates32.Mary
9.Karen21.maron33.Sherry
10.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit22.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit34.Kimberly Robello
11.Susan Carol23.Simone Wolthuis35.You're next!
12.Jenna 24.Simone Wolthuis

Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel - Dogman and Stacey Arras






I don't know what to write today, but since it's about random thoughts, I'm going to write about what I've heard recently and have been thinking about.

I was listening to an episode of the Dogman Encounters podcast and a lady was saying that she was going to investigate the Land Between the Lakes which seems very scary to me because dogmen are known to be around there at night. Anyway, she met a guy who wanted to go investigating with her because he wanted to learn more about dogmen. He had been helping a lady who had them around her house. Her husband had died, so she was alone.

This man went to her house which was in a remote area, looked around, saw something big and hairy in the edge off the woods and shot at it. The next day, he called the lady to see if she was having any problems. She said there was an adult dogman and two young ones in her barn.

The guy went to her house and into her barn. There was nothing in there, but when he looked through the wood slats he saw a huge bipedal figure with a dog's head staring at him about 8 feet or taller. It turned and walked away with two smaller ones following it.

He told the lady he could shoot them to get rid of them, but she said she didn't want to stir up any trouble. A week later, he checked on the lady, but found out she had died. The sheriff said she was killed by a pack of dogs. The man also found out that the lady's husband had also died the same way.

This is not the first time I have heard a story like this and it's so sad that people can't live in their homes in peace. Most people just move when these things are on their property, but sometimes people don't have the funds to move.

Most people are afraid to talk about it for fear of being ridiculed, so they have to deal with it on their own. Some end up drinking or doing drugs to forget about what they saw and end up losing their jobs and dying. There's a young police officer who ended up that way. It's so sad.

Hundreds of people go missing in the forests and no one is ever warned. We hear about them on the news for two weeks. After that, the forest service stops searching and keeps it hush hush. Millions of dollars of revenue are at stake after all. Or is the national park service hiding something else? Is there a serial killer high up on their staff?

Stacey Arras goes missing with many people around watching her. She is hidden by trees near a lake and no one ever sees her again. If she was kidnapped, why won't the park service release their documents on her? David Paulides, an ex-cop, investigates missing people and can't get the documents on her. They told him, "You will never get the files on her." What is so special about her case that they won't release it? I believe a senator or congressman tried to get the files, but was also denied. Wow.

I feel so sorry for her family. Regardless of how she disappeared, they will never get her back again.

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1.Heck Of A Bunch3.messymimi's meanderings5.Scriptor
2.Curious as a Cathy4.Adventures in Weseland6.Forgetfulone

Monday, May 21, 2018

Creative Every Day - Coffee and Mermaid?


I was going to say it is way too early in the morning to be creative, but it's already noon! I think I need a second cup of coffee. My knee is not healed from two weeks ago, so I really shouldn't be drinking coffee. I think the caffeine makes it worse.

I did jump lunges and jump squats with weights and then did Zumba the next day. Toward the end of Zumba, my knees were pissed. I foam rolled them out yesterday, but my dogs thought I was playing around, so they were in my face. I don't want my dog, Bumi, to lick me because he licks my other dog's butt. Plus, he always stinks even after a bath.

I still need a good design for an Asian comic character, so I've been doing studies/copies of Chris Sanders' drawings. Here's one, although she's not really Asian looking. I put my own style into it, so it's not an exact copy. And that ear is way too small! Hahaha!

Coffee is calling me...



I hope you had a creative day!

Below are the participants of this blog hop. Please visit their blogs. If you would like to be creative with us, go to http://creativeeveryday.com/creative-every-day-challenge to sign up.

1.Leah13.Coffee25.Simonewolthuis
2.Charissa Rate14.Kristin Dudish26.Su- sieee! Mac
3.Annie15.Sherry27.Allison
4.Diana16.Lille Diane 28.bluesun
5.Colleen 17.CREATE WITH JOY 29.Mascha
6.Nature Footstep Photoart18.Faydra Jones30.Latisha
7.Nature Footstep Art19.Amyfrattolicsw@ gmail. com31.Virginia L Small
8.Garrisonjames20.amanda jessie coates32.Mary
9.Karen21.maron33.Sherry
10.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit22.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit34.Kimberly Robello
11.Susan Carol23.Simone Wolthuis35.You're next!
12.Jenna 24.Simone Wolthuis

Monday's Music Moves Me - Songs About Remembering or Forgetting

 

There are several songs I like that are about Remembering or Forgetting. I couldn't pick just one, so here they are:

Revelation by The Yellow Jackets. Whitney Houston has a live version of this song as well, but the video is blurry and the sound quality isn't that great.


These songs, I believe, are about Marilyn Monroe. Elton John's Candle in the Wind you already know, but the other is by a French Canadian singer, Roch Voisine. This song is in English, but was a hit in France back in the day. I love this song! It's called On the Outside. He's easy on the eyes, too. ;o)



My dad used to love this song by Doris Day and used to sing it while playing his ukulele when I was a kid. Que Sera Sera.


Another one by Roch Voisine - Souviens-Toi (de moi) - "Remember Me"
Unfortunately, this one is not in English. It's about a guy who is thinking about his summer love and asks her to remember him. It's such a beautiful song!

I was trying to find an English translation online, but there isn't one and I don't have time to do it, but I'll translate the first few lines for you.

L'été s'est envolé  (The summer flew away)
Le temps tourne à l'orage (The weather turned to storm)
Mon bel oiseau bleu m'a laissé (My beautiful blue bird left me)
Le cœur dans les nuages (The heart in the clouds)
Un an sans toi (A year without you)
Devant moi (Before me)
Un an et tu vas m'oublier (A year and you're going to forget me)
Mettre un autre à ma place (Put another in my place)
Mon bel oiseau bleu a pleuré (My beautiful blue bird cried)
Sur mon château de sable (On my sand castle)
Où que tu sois (Wherever you are)
Souviens-toi (Remember)
De moi là-bas (me over there)
Oui souviens-toi (Yes, remember)
This clip has the French lyrics which are sort of distracting, but if you took French in school, you might be able to understand what you read here.

This song was one of my dad's favorite songs that makes me cry every time I hear it. It's about a boy who lost his daddy. My dad's mom died when he was 8, so when I think about that and listen to this song, it chokes me up. It's by a Hawaiian band sung in English. God Bless my Daddy/Mom by Hui O'hana.



Now get up and dance to one of my favorite songs, September by Earth, Wind, & Fire! Come on! You know you want to!



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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Creative Every Day - Asian Girl Character Sketch


I was wondering if there was a better way to draw my Asian girl characters other than what I have already designed, so I started doodling out different styles. Here's one. Probably not practical to draw quickly, but maybe I can use some of these elements to put into a simpler design.

I was practicing Chris Sanders's style. He drew Lilo and Stitch. It wasn't quite working for me, so I took some of those elements and made it my own.


This was a weird week. Several restaurants burned down near my house, the Santa Fe shooting happened which I just found out (the day after), on the same day my kids' school had a lockdown because a kid in a neighboring school brought a gun to school, and there was a royal wedding that I had no clue was going on. Plus, there are two women stealing packages off of porches in my city, one who looks like a guy and dresses like a Mormon.

This is the second lockdown at my kids' school this school year because of bad characters at the OTHER school. My son is supposed to be going to that other school next year. I'm starting to wonder if I should homeschool them. That school is supposed to be a very good school, too. Oh well. I guess this is the way of our world now. Dangers lurk everywhere.

I hope you had a creative day!

Below are the participants of this blog hop. Please visit their blogs. If you would like to be creative with us, go to http://creativeeveryday.com/creative-every-day-challenge to sign up.

1.Leah13.Coffee25.Simonewolthuis
2.Charissa Rate14.Kristin Dudish26.Su- sieee! Mac
3.Annie15.Sherry27.Allison
4.Diana16.Lille Diane 28.bluesun
5.Colleen 17.CREATE WITH JOY 29.Mascha
6.Nature Footstep Photoart18.Faydra Jones30.Latisha
7.Nature Footstep Art19.Amyfrattolicsw@ gmail. com31.Virginia L Small
8.Garrisonjames20.amanda jessie coates32.Mary
9.Karen21.maron33.Sherry
10.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit22.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit34.Kimberly Robello
11.Susan Carol23.Simone Wolthuis35.You're next!
12.Jenna 24.Simone Wolthuis