Friday, September 23, 2016

Blue eyes, pink lips

I got a couple of shades of blue Copics that I love. They are perfect for blue eyes and even blue hair. I love it that the Copics don't streak when you color larger areas. Well as large as an ATC allows. :) The pink is Faber Castell india ink PITT pen. The lighter shade of pink dried out  on me when I wasn't using it so there leaves the darker one.
I'm trying to lose weight but it's not working and it's pissing me off. My meals are pretty healthy, the problem lies in snacks. And that wouldn't be a problem, if I didn't live in a house with people with sweet tooth. I mean I can say no to candy and chocolate but pastries are tough.

And then I'm told, "just don't eat them." Well, if I could possess that willpower then I wouldn't have a weight problem, would I? How about you don't buy them. But they are not about to deprive themselves because of me. Even though they should 'cause scale is not their friend either.

Not long ago I was on a juice fast for 4 days and I lost 3 kg but I gained it all back because my mind was like, "oh, you can eat now since you've lost some." Basically I was starving myself for nothing. If I would've just eaten normally, it would've worked, but pastries ... they don't seem to go with weight loss.
Look how crazy this kid is for any kind of vehicle. As long as it has a steering wheel, he's ecstatic. 

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Rouge and orange tabby

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The struggles of modern world. When my Flip camera died my parents and hubby bought me a new one but I don't really use it as it's bigger than a phone and I can't take it with me unless I want to drag the special camera bag with me as well. I'm used to just taking the small Flip one and start filming.

So I found out that my new phone makes good videos as well and I started using it for my daily videos. I don't know if I ever mentioned that I started making daily videos on April 21, 2013. Just for personal use. I never missed a day but several daily videos were lost on 3 separate computer trouble related occasions.

Back to my vacation last week. To free the space on my phone I had to upload photos and videos to Google Drive daily. Here's the problem. Instead of recording the original date of the video, the Drive recorded when I uploaded them. Not to mention it caused some problems, when I wanted to make a daily video from the separate clips. It all got mixed up and I had to watch and sort all the clips so I could put them together correctly.

That in itself is a hassle. Put in a 1 and a half year old in the mix and it makes it practically impossible. Thanks to nap time, I finally managed.
P.S. Do you have any tips on quickly healing mosquito bites? I've been attacked while on the playground with the kid and my legs look like a battle field. I got something that stops the itching but I need something that will make the coin size splotches of red disappear. The kid got out bite free.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Girls, girls, girls


I've been on vacation this week. We stayed close to home, only an hour or so away. I packed probably half of what we own. :) Mostly for the kid.
  • weather has been a bit weird. First two days it was cloudy but then the wind picked up. Seruously the kid fell over because of it.
  • We had somewhat of a morning routine. The kid would wake up and the two of us went exploring the old part of the town, stopping at a bakery and the smoothy shop to get our breakfast then played on the playground until hubby woke up.
  • We made several trips to neighboring towns so we didn't get bored.
  •  Hopefuly I'll get to go for a swim before we leave tomorrow.



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Friday, September 2, 2016

Moley Art

Moley is a Japanese Moleskine accordion style pocket album, approximate size is 3.5" x 5.5". There's a group of 10 players that send this journal to each other and interpret the chosen theme of the Moley on a 3 page spread. We choose a theme for our Moley and do the first 6 pages. We have a sign in page (above) where all 10 players sign their name. I chose to do feathers in hair because I love feathers and pink cotton candy hair.
Then a traveling plan to see how the Moley will travel. Some people get really inventive with this page doing treasure map style, road with pit stops, scrolls, etc. But I didn't feel like any of that would represent the theme of my Moley so I chose to do a portrait of a zetti Geisha and just write the names around it.
The next 3 pages set the theme for the Moley. My chosen theme is "Framed Portraits". Each page is a separate portrait of a person or an animal that is framed as a picture. I chose to do a girl with her fox that was inspired by the handmade stamp I did not long ago. A girl with big hair that I'm inspired doing lately. And a French Bulldog that I did a while ago and was impressed how well it turned out.
The kid got a new transportation. :)

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Pugsly & my 1000th ATC

I started this Round Robin with the Pug, Tandy added bowls and doghouse and MissM finished it all beautifully with the fence and background.

Round Robin is a set of 3 ATC cards that are worked on by 3 artists. The first player starts the set with a certain theme, the 2nd player adds to it and the 3rd player finishes it. Then each gets to keep one card for their collection.
This fluffy little pooch was a personal trade and my 1000th ATC. Ok, I cannot claim my count is accurate since I don't count Round Robin cards but I number all my ATCs (excluding round robins) and officially this card is numbered as #1000.

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