Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

wowowow! I made TWO halloween drawings this year! YAY!

Well I really wanted to get the Devil Tarot Card done, so far I have only done one card this year LOL! If I do two a month I can get the major arcana done in a year, but we'll see if that happens. OH WELL.  Tarotize blog has a great interpretation of the Devil Card which I really agree with. To me it is more about fears that hold us back. The traditional tarot represents "the chain that is freely worn", which I originally interpreted as "you deserve the bad that you get because you asked for it" which doesn't jive with my soul, so instead, I realize now the Devil is more  of a humorous and helpful card that helps our fears just melt away.  I have spent a lot of time studying dreams and being able to be conscious in them, and in the dreams I am actually able to face my fear, the fear ends up being something really lovely  or lovable, or at least really harmless.  The devil doesn't represent the situation, it represents your own willingness to be fearful of it.  You can be fearful of a skeleton for what it represents, but you know, upon touching it, that it will simply crumble and have no more influence than a rock or stick.

ANYWAY HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I love this holiday and this time of the year. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hello from Denver!

A little video I did of the changing leaves and first snow... enjoy!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

happpppeh Halloweeeeeen

I texted my lil sister this morning to ask her what my halloween picture should be this year and she suggested a little zombie eating the brains out of a pumpkin. I like the concept! Had some issues with the wacom but overall a good exercise!  I love halloween.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Roxy is Queen

Our latest squash n sketch post was "If my pet were human..."
My sister's dog Roxy is quite spoiled, as I let her sit on my leopard print snuggie on my bed. She always reminded me of the Queen of Sheba. Here she is!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Real World

In my time on this planet, I've had a few people mention to me "just wait until you get to the REAL world". I wonder which world they think I'm living in? I smile and am relieved with "No Such Thing" comes on the radio:

"Welcome to the real world", she said to me
Take a seat
Take your life
Plot it out in black and white
Well I never lived the dreams of the prom kings
And the drama queens
I'd like to think the best of me
Is still hiding
Up my sleeve

They love to tell you
Stay inside the lines
But something's better
On the other side

I wanna run through the halls of my high school
I wanna scream at the
Top of my lungs
I just found out there's no such thing as the real world
Just a lie you've got to rise above

So the good boys and girls take the so called right track
Faded white hats
Grabbing credits
Maybe transfers
They read all the books but they can't find the answers
And all of our parents
They're getting older
I wonder if they've wished for anything better
While in their memories
Tiny tragedies

I am invincible
As long as I'm alive

I just can't wait til my 10 year reunion
I'm gonna bust down the double doors
And when I stand on these tables before you
You will know what all this time was for 

And here is a great cover:

And here is an image because there should always be an image. It made my heart happy.
This is Warm and Real and Bright by koinogenki

Friday, October 14, 2011

super kuwaii

Hello Blog. I have been so all over the place.
I turned 27 on Tuesday and got a super special card from my parents that made me cryle (smile + cry).
My parents always know how to make me feel special. They got me this uber special Wizard of Oz ruby slippers necklace that I just adore.
When I was a kid, my sisters and I would always BEG for sparkly red shoes, and when I got a pair, I loved them so much that I wore them to bed. The Judy Garland Oz adaptation is spectacular, but as I kid I was more struck by the film Return to Oz which featured the wicked witch's minions as lanky giants with wheels for hands and feet, and evil rocks that came to life.  So the annual family hiking trip to Yosemite became a super-adventure when I was convinced all the rocks we hiked over were about to chomp off my feet. Wearing these ruby slippers around my neck will ever-protect me from rocks nipping at my toes.

It was amazing to hear from my friends all over the world, sending me love and well wishes over the interwebs. I had happy birthdays from England, Germany, France, New Zealand, Taiwan, Australia, New York, Los Angeles, it is really mind boggling and wonderful.

My life as of late has been crazy as I've been working with one of my BFF's  Natalie on illustrating a children's book. The deadline is early next week so I think I'll be able to rebound then.

So in the mean time... I wanted to share this piece today that I found on Deviant Art...
Game Girl by Sakimichan
 It makes me happy =D.


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Strengthened by Life

Tarot Strength VIII by SavingGraces

I have been so exhausted, and in reading my prayers today came across the line "May you be strengthened by life" and had to pause...
The thought "Strengthened by Life"... seemed so strange to me... the thought of living a life in which life actually gives me strength, vitality, oomph... that is what I want. So today I prayed and prayed and prayed... please God (or the Universe, or Science, or my Conscious, or my dog! anyone!) please show me how to gain strength from life. Please show me how life can be lived without depleting me, whithering me, exhausting me, please show me how to live a life that increases my energy and vitality, please show me this life! Please help me be STRENGTHENED by life."

I will continue to meditate on this, and continue to live from a place of Love. It has been challenging this week to find the balance between Love and being taken advantage of with my work, but I have to Trust in what is truly right, Trust in balance, and remember what is really important.

8 Strength by Nendil

VIII Strength by Odessa

As long as time endures, and as long as sentient beings exist, may I be a source of Love that Heals the miseries of this world.