Coloring Projects, Illustrator Images, Word Challenges

Coloring: Day 2

I’ve never been able to help the fact that I’m easily amused. I’m extremely grateful for this fact—especially during these past few days (or weeks, or months)—when it’s so easy to be moody.

I know that my coloring projects aren’t “originals” but they are dear to me nonetheless, so I’m going to share them damn it! 🙂

I’m tempted to print some and color them for real, with colored pencils or maybe I’ll even whip out my paints that I bought back at Christmas and never used (shame on me). This new hobby is SO RELAXING! And it’s so hard to get excited these days—when we’re still so restricted—so I will take what I can get.

This particular page (that I’ve edited just a tad) comes from Judy Clement Wall, who is an artist, illustrator, and author, so click on the link if you feel like joining in. She has even added a quarantine selection which I just discovered, so I’ll be visiting her pages again.

That’s all for now. I just wanted to share my “Cool Cats.”

There Are Two Means Of Refuge From The Miseries Of Life: Music And Cats.

Albert Schweitzer

Have a wonderful day!

Word of the Day Challenge: Moody

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Abstract, Art, Coloring Projects

Inspiral Me

I’m happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.

Well, I had a little fun today, and it made me feel like a kid again!

I had some big ideas for art projects that I wanted to do, on Adobe Illustrator, and I couldn’t seem to get it together. So… I found some of those printable coloring pages that you can download and print from the internet.

This page is actually called Inspiraled and it’s by Crayola. After recreating the pattern in Illustrator, using image trace, I spent a few hours coloring it in… digitally. I added an effect once I was done, and it looks a bit like a wet stained glass window.

I guess you could call it “Colors for a Rainy Day.”


Anyway, I thought it would be fun to share. Maybe it will inspiral someone else. Ha-Ha! You never know! Next on my agenda is finishing my short story, Franky with a “Y.” I hope to be back with that soon!

In the meantime, be kind to your inner child!

When you have an ancient heart and childlike spirit you must feel deeply yet go lightly. The sea carries secrets yet still moves freely.

Victoria Erickson
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Humor, Poetry

The 70’s to Today

A Life in Rap


Gallivanting, and

Bar hopping.

Living it up, and 

Hotel bopping.

Race with the Joneses,

Some name dropping.

A 401K, and

Wife swapping?

Dieting fads, and

Pill popping.

Sucking it up, with

Sugar free topping.

Trade bra for a mask, 

Boobs flopping.

Zoom meditation, and

Online shopping.


Word Count: 46

Weekend Writing Prompt: Gallivant

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

A little Weekend Humor—
Peace & Love!

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Humor, images, Poetry, Word Challenges

Dating Disasters

Over at Harry’s Beach Bar,

The music plays all night.

My date and I stopped in there,

To have a quick little bite.

Regrettably I’d told a tale,

About my rock star vocals,

How shocked I was,

To read the sign:

Karaoke TONIGHT for Locals!

No doubt, I was in a pickle,

For my singing he’d abhor,

So I excused myself…

To the ladies room,

And left through the back door.

Three Things Challenge: Rock Star, Beach, Pickle

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Art, Photography, Tidbits

A Handful of Dew

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop were not there, I think the ocean would be less by that missing drop. Mother Teresa

Greetings Everyone! It’s been a couple of months since I opened up any of my Adobe programs, so I thought I would give it a shot today and see if the right side of my brain still works. I took this photo of an orange and dew drop when I was in my photography class, so today I added the hand and used scale and some paint effects to make it look larger than life. I thought it was fun.

My second year of school starts in two weeks, and once that’s finished I’ll be just one class shy of earning my Associates Degree in Psychology, so this time next year I should be finishing up and planning for my graduation and University transfer.

I’ve been contemplating what I want to do with my blog these days. I seem to be at a place where the only thing I have to talk about are my day to day activities; not exactly exciting material, but today just happens to be my two year and five months “sober anniversary,” so that’s something I thought was worth mentioning. Time just keeps flying by!

Once I figure out a more concrete direction for the blog, I hope to be posting more. For now, I’ll just keep checking in to say hello now and then, and share any photos or art that I drum up on my days off.

Peace and Love!

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