2 Months Later

It has been 2 months since we last saw each other.

It is such a long time but it doesn’t feel like it.

I miss you every single day that I wake up, though.

I feel you close but I don’t see you anywhere.

And I ask myself, why?

I wonder as I gaze to the sky.

Where are you right now?

What are you doing?

I know that we both share the same sky and it’s stars.

But ever since you left, the sky has even more stars than ever.

I visit the last place that I saw you in every now and then.

Everything is gone.

All of our memories together are nothing but that: Memories.

All of our favorite places, our names that we graffitied at the park.

It’s all gone.

I visit town hall, where you last stood.

Before time took you away from me forever.

I now look up and remember that clock that stood there at town hall.

It is no longer there and I hope to never see it again.

Oh how I hate it.

In the end, I shrug.

And I turn my back to the place where you last stood in.

Stepping into all the sludge left behind.

I know that somewhere up above there you are.

Along with everybody else that was with you on that day.

Yesterday  marked 2 months after the tragedy.

And although things are getting better,

Although things will be rebuilt,

The city that I once knew and cherished will be gone forever.

Along with you.

Even though I know that things will go back to normal,

Your memory still resonates in me.

And it haunts me.

Along with the memory of all the other people screaming and running all around me.

As the world crumbles around us.

I love you, and I love you all.

We will see each other some day, but till then…

Shall that faithful day resonate in my dreams forever.

 

Dedicated to my dear city of Jojutla, Morelos in Mexico and all the victims of mother nature on  Tuesday, September 19th, 2017. This is specially dedicated to  a neighbor of mine, who was killed by the clock at Town Hall and to her husband, which spends his days in mourn. May she, him and their child and everybody else that lost their lives rest in peace. 

And may all of us who witnessed such a tragedy find peace within ourselves. 

With love, Karuchan.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/sludge/

 

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Inktober- Failed

Yup. I failed Inktober. Why?
Let me come up with a good excuse…

So as you may know I wanted to participate in this year’s Inktober for the first time ever! But sadly I wasn’t able to keep up with the days and the prompts. I ended up only doing about 6 drawings in total, only 1 was according to the prompt of the day and only 3 were uploaded.

Hm.

Anyways, I am so sorry that I wasn’t able to keep up with Inktober. As you may know, my city suffered from a very disastrous earthquake, so, my school was off limits until the 23rd of October. My school will be getting repaired and the two biggest buildings demolished and rebuilt.

Anyways, due to us missing out on a whole month of school due to the natural disaster, we were under pressure when we entered school and we still are as all the weeks of school that we missed must be regained. I will not be having much December vacations, I think only a week in December and about 3 days in January.

Anyways, that was pretty much one of the reasons as to why I wasn’t able to keep up with Inktober. The other reason is laziness :v

And lack of creativity.

Buuut, I will keep on uploading my drawings to my Instagram account and there are already some there so, please feel free to check out my Instagram account for more art! 🙂

 

Also, sorry for the lack of posts! I will try to get back on track!

-Love, Karuchan. ❤

Cacophony In The Mind

Everyday I get up and go

Everyday I walk and I run

I’m here I’m there I’m everywhere

I’m always hearing everything of everything

Chitter chatter, laughter, music, everything

From kids screaming to kids crying

I can work it out, though

I can quiet all the noises

But there is a problem:

How can I quiet the mind?

Sometimes at night all I hear is my thoughts

Sometimes I hear my dreams

Which I don’t mind

But sometimes I hear the memories

The bad ones

So vividly and clear

And many, many times

I just hear them all talking at once

A cacophony of sounds from memories

Of things I will never forget

But things that I am grateful of

In a way, I am.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/cacophony/

🙂

 

Scream For Your Life

Scream for your life

To the rhythm of the music

Scream for your life

Louder, than the music

Run for exits

And take cover

Don’t peak your head up

And don’t let go of her hand

Grab your friends

Grab your love

But most importantly

Grab your life

Because it is running away from you

Ignore the things falling

But don’t ignore the people falling

So grab your friends, grab you love, grab your life, and remember:

Grab the strangers around you. We’re all a family.

 

Dedicated to all the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, all the hurricanes and the Earthquake in Mexico.  The Vegas shooting and the earthquake were very, very sad for me especially because I grew up in Vegas and because the earthquake in Mexico destroyed my city. I know that everything will be fine, things will go back to normal.

Thank you to everybody who supported my dear city and my people, thank you to all of the rescue teams, both professionals and random people. Thank you to everybody who came out of their homes to give a hand and help those in need.

I know that the times seem hard but stay strong. Today’s daily prompt is Believe. So, why don’t we believe in each other? Help those who need help and life will give you the best reward there is:

Love.

I’m praying for all of you. Stay safe, and stay alert.

All my love to the victims of all of the tragic events that have taken place recently.

“Exit signs read heaven’s waiting”
-Pierce The Veil, “Circles”, 2016.

 

Inktober!

With October just a few days away, with it comes the monthly challenge for artists- Inktober! Do you like to draw? Join in!

 

Official Site

What is “Inktober”?

Inktober is the worldwide yearly challenge that takes place during the month of October which consist of a daily ink drawing for the whole month. It follows a list of daily prompts since the year of 2016 and has rules to it. Rules, prompts and a video explaining more are set below!

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What is the purpose of this challenge  ?

The purpose is to practice the skill of drawing. Drawing everyday for a month is a great way to practice the skill in order increase your abilities.

Why do it?

Like I said in the first question, the purpose is to get better and better at the art skill of drawing, which would be one of the main reasons as to why do this challenge. Another great reason would be to be able to explore different art styles, try them out, learn them, and see which one fits best to us. In short terms, discover our art style. Also, it can really help with drawers block!

Also, if you have no art skills and would like to learn, this is also a great way to learn to draw and in general, learn! Even if it’s just a thing or two. 🙂

Why am I doing it?

Well, by coincidence, I have drawers block. .-. So yeah, that’s honestly my main reason. Another thing that I have: Writers block. So, writing bout this, sharing my artwork and all that stuff may give me some sense of inspiration to write, right?

How can I do it?

Just simply draw something using ink, take a picture, posted online anywhere that you please and hashtag it with #Inktober and #Inktober2017. Here’s a video:

Also, in question of materials- You do not need any fancy materials to do this. I will be using my cheap pens that I use at school and my cheap, regular sketchbook. You can do a pencil base first and ink it later. 🙂

Rules: 

Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.                      Taken from Inktober official site found here.

Official prompt list: 

Each day of the month has it’s prompt, just like WordPress has it’s daily prompt! Taken from the official Inktober site found here.

 

The challenge will start on Sunday, October 1st of this year and will end on Tuesday, October 31st.

This is my first year doing this challenge. Now, I’m that type of person that always tries to do these daily challenges and fails Like my 30 days of blogging challenge…. but this time I do want to really complete this challenge.

I will not lie, I do think that there will be days in which I won’t be able to draw but I will always try to catch up! Even if it’s just a quick sketch.

I want to invite every artist out there, whether if you’re a professional, intermediate or beginner to participate! You can post in all types of social media- Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Pinterest, Tumblr, DeviantArt, etc. Just make sure to tag it with the hashtags:

#Inktober 

#Inktober2017

Also, I would love to see your artworks, so feel free to tag me in your post!

Any questions? Feel free to comment them down below and I will reply as soon as I can!

I hope to see many of you participating in this year’s Inktober! 🙂

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I can smell bacon coming from the kitchen. Hm.

 

Earthquake

A group of high school students laughing together, taking pictures and having a great time together in the media room. Who ever thought something bad would happen?

Packing up boxes with food, medication, clothes and shoes for the victims of the earthquake in Oaxaca and Chiapas in the country of Mexico, there I was with my team. We decided to hold a donation drive for the recent victims of the earthquake that happened this past 7th of September. In the end, out of a team of 13 people, me and my 4 friends stayed behind to wait for the pick up truck to come by to take all the boxes in.

Then, at exactly 1:14 pm, an earthquake hit us.

This took place on Tuesday, September 19th in the state of Morelos. I was in the city of Jojutla which is by far the most affected area in the state. It was a 7.1 earthquake that took down buildings and by disgrace, people.

The earthquake also affected Mexico City and Puebla, which are our neighbors here in Morelos and in the state, The cities of Jojutla, Zacatepec and rural areas around those two were also affected.

It was a very traumatic experience to see the sight of destruction and chaos everywhere. The streets where I once walked through that were filled with laughter, voices, music and traffic are now filled with pain, sadness and silence.

But slowly things are coming together again. It is amazing to see many people of all ages helping all of those who have lost it all. See soldiers, rescue teams, polices forces and more doing their best efforts. Solidarity and love is spreading out everywhere, from nations that are far to communities that are close by.

Today’s daily prompt is mighty, which is a word that can be used to express the power that is being given right now to help out as much as possible.

If you have the possibilities, please donate to the following organizations in order to help my community who have lost it all: homes, belongings, and loved ones.

You can also visit their Facebook pages.

If you are in the affected areas of Mexico, please get to safe areas and stay away from damaged buildings as they are still at danger of collapsing and if you can and have the possibilities, please go help out at shelters or volunteer at the Mexican Red Cross (Cruz Roja Mexicana).

Any type of donation will be highly appreciated by many people. Thankfully, my area was not affected, and my home is intact, but areas around me were and it is very sad for me to see such disgrace.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or leave your questions down in the comments.

Please show your support if you have the possibility to do so.

I hope that none of you ever have to go through such a devastating disaster. Stay safe and remember that life is the most precious gift you could ever have.

With love,

-Karuchan. ❤

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/mighty/

 

Goodbye, Kitty- Letter to God

Dear Lord,

I would like you to take very good care of my cat. I’m very sad that he had to leave to go with you, but it’s okay. I know that he won’t suffer never with you. Please, take good care of him. Here’s a list for you to know how to care for him, please memorize it:

First off, he eats Whiskas. He doesn’t like the little red squares, he always leaves those but no worries, in the end he does eat them. Also, he likes to beg for food whenever he sees somebody eating, so when you’re eating, please give him a bit. He loves spaghetti, pancakes, ice cream especially vanilla, he likes cookies, cereal and bread soaked in milk. As for meats, he eats them all. Chicken, pork, cow, fish, you name it, he’ll eat it.

Make sure to give him fresh water.

He likes to be pet. Please pet him gently on his head and neck. He also likes it when you scratch his head and neck gently. I have long fingernails, so that’s probably why, but it’s okay, he’ll like your nails, too. Don’t pet him on the stomach though, he will bite you and attack.

Play with him please. He loves to chase around ribbons and shoelaces. If you can, grab a shoelace and tie a little cat teddy bear on it and use that to play with him, that way he can have a replica of his favorite toy that me and my sisters made. If not, give him a stuffed teddy bear to chew and carry around in his mouth. He will also sleep with it.

Oh and, he also likes to play fetch…but don’t expect him to bring whatever you threw at him back because well, he won’t.

Let him sleep on the sofas, please. Every morning let him lay with you in bed and sleep, hug him while you do so and cover him up with your blanket.

When he bites you, let him bite you. Don’t worry, he has all his shots. And it doesn’t really hurt.

Also, he has fleas sooo take those out, okay?

Thanks for having my cat stay with you until it’s my time to go meet up with him. In the meantime, please keep this list near so that you know how to care for him, although I’m pretty sure you already know how.

I know that you would never want me to be sad, but I cannot help it. You know perfectly that me, sisters and my parents loved that cat so much, but now all I can do is imagine him and miss his beautiful meow. My sisters don’t know that he died and is with you, and I don’t want to tell them as they will be heartbroken. They are children, anyways.

I mean, they’re still looking for the cat. It’s been three days in a row that they go out on their bikes in search for him.

Sigh.

Thank you for reading this,

Love, Karuchan.

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RIP Spacey the Cat. He was a strong space ranger that came to me deep from the unknown galaxies of space.

This cat will continue to have a place in my heart forever. I will miss having his scratches and bites all over my hands.

Spacey 04/04/2017- 28/08/2017