Monday, September 9, 2013

New Home

I've decided to move over to Wordpress despite the fact that I think blogspot has a friendlier UI. I just wanted to try it out and I wanted to make a place where I can combine my art blog with my personal blog (after all, all my art is personal anyway, at least to me ;) ). I may not like it, and then I'll come back, but in the meantime, I can be found at Seeya there!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sketches, Spring Semester Part 1, + More

This one was part of an assignment to illustrate using barcodes. All 4 of those are "Escape".

Barcode version of "Surprise".


Belated Get to Know me Sunday 3 (for 6/3/12)

5 questions:

1.) In your opinion, what are the seven wonders of the world?

The human spirit, the emotional inner lives of animals, the modern age with all its technological advances, life being on this planet, love, the numerous ways people have found to express imagination and creativity, and the world itself and how much we still have left to discover.

2.) Who would you pick to be the next president?

Realistically speaking, Obama. Romney scares me (although not quite as bad as Palin did). Idealistically speaking, either of the Gates couple- both seem to have a good grasp of altruism as well as knowing how to run a large corporation (a skill that probably transfers to running a country somewhat), and they're both wealthy enough to not be bought out by Big Business and their demon-spawn Lobbyists.Or one of the reigning UFC champions. Then the other countries can also elect fighters. Then, when someone has a problem with someone else, we send in our Presidents to fight it out and whomever wins, wins whatever the problem was and the losing country has to help them with whatever they needed to solve the problem.

3.) What life experienced has strengthened you the most?

They all have. That's the point of trials and tribulations and even the good life learn. But it wasn't til the past couple of years that I realized this and allowed them to strengthen me. To embrace every ounce of pain (not just the good stuff) , and instead of pushing it away, say to myself, "Hey, I guess this is the lesson I was meant to learn." And I'm thankful for all of it because it's made me who I am today. Okay, maybe I'm not thankful right away, but I get there eventually! :P

4.) Which is more important- intelligence or common sense?

"And/or" questions suck. Why does it have to be one or the other? It depends on the situation. If pushed, I guess common sense has a slight edge. I think I feel that because I know or have seen too many dumb Smart People.

5.) What would you like to change about your relationship with your family?

I wish my cousins lived closer so I could see them more. I wish my mother could see value in me, and value in a life lived more...calmly. I wish I knew why my Dad is the way he is. I wish my brother and I were closer. All I can say is...I can only work on my end of things.


So, I was thinking to myself earlier, why do I post here? I know I pretend I'm talking to someone else when I know nobody else comes here and I'm just talking to myself. So why?

Well, posting my art makes me feel like I have to make more art to post. And that's a good thing of course.

And as for the questions, I have read so much recently about "knowing yourself', every inch of what you think, is the best way to know what you want in life. So, yeah...why not ask myself questions I normally don't think about and articulating things makes stuff in my head more solid somehow.

Oh, and all my questions thus far come from a "game" called Tabletopics. The cube I am using is "original" edition, but I think I'll get another one once I'm done with this one.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Get to Know Me Sunday 2

5 questions:

1.) Would you prefer to have many friends or a few very close friends? Both? I'll take as many friends as I can get, of any variety.

2.) How would our society be different if it were matriarchal instead of patriarchal? I think there would be a lot less overt violence and a lot more subterfuge...think Cersei of GoT. Just because women don't have the strength and testosterone, they can't be as in-your-face, but the type of person who likes power and likes to rule is out there and sex/gender is irrelevant.

3.) Would you rather be smart, athletic, or good-looking? Smart. Athleticism and looks fade a lot faster than brains. Usually.

4.) Which is most important to you- love, excitement, success or knowledge? Love and knowledge, equally. You can't have one without the other.

5.) If you didn't have to worry about money, what would you do with your life? Be an artist of course. Travel. Go to school. Be philanthropic. Find a way to help people love each other and live life more fully.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Get to Know Me Sunday

5 Questions:

1.) What car would you love to buy without considering any practical reasons? I don't know why but since I saw it a few years ago, I've wanted a Bugatti Veyron. There is something about it that's so...50's retro-space age. I'd like a Harley too, but that's not a car!

2.) Where would you choose to live if you had to leave this country? Vancouver, Canada if I felt the need to stay close to home. Or Anywhere, England just because I'm horrible at learning new languages and they kind-of speak "English" there (or, more precisely, *I* kind of speak English) and it's a great jumping off point to see more of Europe.

3.) What has been the most spiritual experience of your life? Visiting the Buddhist temple in Canton (Guangzhou) and the Seven Star Crags and the mountains all around. I felt a lot of connection to my ancestors. Also, my recent conversion to Buddhism has obviously been very spiritual.

4.) What is the best way to spend a rainy weekend? Cuddled up with someone you love, with nothing to do all weekend but make love and amuse each other.

5.) What is the perfect age? When you're old enough to do whatever you want and young enough to do it without aches and pains. Also, when you're mature enough to see what is rather than what you wish it was.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Because I can't neglect a poetic gauntlet...

The Dream

The Spring dawn calls me, as if to say
"Wake up, my love, let's start your day."
But the dream is stronger; it holds tight,
And I don't have the will to fight.

Inside this dream, your eyes seduce me
And your sweet kiss sets my heart free.
Inside this dream, your scent is divine.
This "playground" of you is all mine.

Inside this dream, your touch is shocking,
Electric jolts send me rocking.
Inside this dream, your being echoes
Through my soul- I'll never let go.

My eyes slowly open and I know it's true
That I will relive this dream when I see you.


Should I have brought more crackers for all this cheese? Not to say the connotation of "cheesiness" makes any of my sentiment untrue, but it really could have been more elegantly said... still, not bad for 20 minutes of work.

Classic English sonnet style obviously, with an unusual (for me) "aabb" rhyme scheme. I usually tend to go with the more classic "abab" when I bother to rhyme. Absolutely no nod to meter structure at all, other than to make sure I did have some sort of syllabic pattern.

Anywhoo...challenge accepted! Here ya go. ;)

Monday, April 2, 2012