Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hump Day Haikus in Fabulous February

So far I'm still on track to do the haiku thing each week! I have been using pictures more often, but I'll get back to drawing soon.

07 Feb 2018: Ocean Sunsets

The winter Olympics are on right now. Yeah, yeah, it's Valentine's Day too, but I'm more interested in the Olympics, so that is my theme for the week. I just got back from Mammoth so that also inspired this week's haiku.

14 Feb 2018: Winter Olympics

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Super blue, red, blood, full moon and full lunar eclipse a lot!

So yesterday morning there was a Super Blue Moon Eclipse which is much more succinct than my rendition of the phenomenon. Luckily, I live in an area where I had a great view and the clouds were in alignment too!

Earlier in the day, there was a spectacular sunset. I'm going to refer you to a few of someone else's photos since I didn't make it out there for this one, even though I saw the beautiful clouds from where I was at too.

The first is from the Instagram account @itsadogslife5 and is a still of the video from the gorgeous sunset. I've been following him and his dog Rocket for a while now and he's got one of my favorite accounts.

Rocket is an adorable pup that likes to chase the Coaster and Amtrak trains  as they pass along the beach. He's adequately named, because when he spots one, he just takes off just like a rocket and when he shows that train who's boss, he trots back. On one of the posts, someone actually wrote a short story inspired by him.

The next account I am in awe of is @silvergirl619. Her account is a new discovery. Her photos of sunsets put mine to shame! But it's something for me to aspire to. :)

Somehow she manages to capture all the colors of the rainbow in some of her pics. It's truly breathtaking. Definitely check them out if you are on instagram! You won't be disappointed. Unless you are weird and hate pretty pictures!

I took a few pictures with my phone during the day. It was overcast for most of the morning and even in the afternoon, clouds were visible for as far as I could see. I didn't really fret about it because I wasn't sure if the supermoon/lunar eclipse was happening that night or the night after. Even after I confirmed the date, I just set my alarm and went about my business.

This pic isn't as intresting as those above, but you can see that clear skies weren't guaranteed.

By the time the early morning came, all the clouds were gone, leaving a clear sky and a perfect view of the eclipse. Many pictures were taken. Many, many, many were taken. And these are the best ones of the bunch. :)

Only a few people were up to catch this as well. I saw a few guys jogging and thought, "Woah, are they dedicated!!" After all it was around 5am, pitch black and about 50F out. The earliest I have ever been up for exercise is 6am boot camp. That was great and brutal all at the same time. Anyway, I digress.
We took a few in the parking lot, then we headed to the parks that are nearby, hoping that there would be less light.

After taking probably 30 to 40 shots, these are the best ones that were in focus. Yay for the 2 second delay and tripod that allowed for this to happen!

If you look closely enough, you may see some tree branches.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

#HumpDayHaiku in Jocund January

It's a new year and I've neglected my "kreativitee" for a while. I've decided to resurrect the #humpdayhaiku project with a small twist. There will be a mix of sketches and photos that will accompany the poems. By a miracle, there might be some paintings too! Thanks for stopping by!

03 Jan 2018: Sandpipers

10 Jan 2018: Rainy day

17 Jan 2018: Tree, growth, scars

24 Jan 2018: Pirate robot zombie ninja

31 Jan 2018: Ocean waves

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Inktober 2017: Week 4

Day 22: Carve

Day 23: Demon

 Day 24: Abandon

Day 25: Tower

Day 26: Cursed

Day 27: Mist

Day 28: Bones

Day 29: Rotten
Augie Doggie as Franken Augie with rotten teeth! 

Day 30: Shriek

Day 31: Crypt

Monday, October 30, 2017

Inktober 2017: Week 3

This set of drawings is #Snoopyinspired

Day 15: Candlelight

Day 16: Voodoo

Day 17: Sunken

Day 18: Witch

Day 19: Mystical

Day 20: Vampire

Day 21: Spell

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Inktober 2017: Week 2

Day 8: Drip

Day 9: Buried

Day 10: Shadow

Day 11: Creepy Crawlies

Day 12: Vanish

Day 13: Dead end

Day 14: Haunt

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Inktober 2017: Week 1

I've been a bit un-kreative this year, so I decided to dust off my sketching pencils and dig out my drawing pads, since I'm mostly done unpacking from my move earlier in the year to do an alternative Inktober list!

This list comes from @kristerpelly and @monsterteaparty of instagram.

A few years ago, I followed their list and added on a minion theme:

I had a lot of fun and saw that the more I drew, the easier it was to find ways to challenge myself.

I'm as rusty as nails now, but it's all good! This is just for fun and for your enjoyment!

For now, I'm thinking week 1 will be Calvin and Hobbes themed. I'm going to switch to another character next week and will do so again each week using the themes above. I hope you'll follow in my journey and take a look when you get a chance. I'll be posting them here as I go through, but you can always check out @adventuresinkreativitee on instagram if you want to see them first!

Day 1: Creak - Good old Hobbes just checking in on Calvin in the middle of the night...

Day 2: Peculiar - After finishing all the "good" stuff, only the veggies remain. Calvin tries to feign confusion.

Day 3: Brain - Calvin and Hobbes were arguing about whose brain is bigger...

 Day 4: Adrift - Just drifting along.

Day 5: Dusty - Calvin is pretending to try out his Halloween costume idea of being Pigpen from Peanuts.

Day 6: Midnight - They tried but couldn't stay up until midnight.

 Day 7: Swamp - Hoping not to fall in!