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:
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.
With October just a few days away, with it comes the monthly challenge for artists- Inktober! Do you like to draw? Join in!
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!
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. 🙂
Official prompt list:
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:
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! 🙂
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever seen the leftover tea leafs at the bottom of your cup forming a specific shape? Well, that’s the tea trying to tell you something through it’s leafs.
So, although I may not really like tea that much, whenever I have it, whether if I’m in the mood or I was offered some, I always anticipate looking into my cup when I’ve finished my tea because if there are any tea leafs inside, I will get to look at them and make something out of them.
As in, trying to make an image of what my tea leafs are telling me about my future.
So, what is this called?
Tasseographyor Tasseomancy is the ability of reading tea leafs to tell somebodies fortune. They will form a specific shape but, do tea leafs really tell your fortune though? That’s up to you to test out and decide.
Anyways, a form of divination is reading tea leafs and the way that you do this is by making tea and not straining it, then sipping it and leaving the tea leafs at the bottom along with a tiny amount of water still left so that the leafs can move around a bit.
Or, you can make the tea, not strain it, and drink away all of the water not leaving anything behind, both methods work, but the way that I know it is by leaving just a tiny bit of water at the bottom.
So anyways, after this is done, you shake your cup around a couple of times and then look at it. Your tea leafs should look like something.
Your tea leafs can form a dog, bird, cat or even a person. There are many symbols and it’s up to your fortune teller or yourself to interpret them.
Or just google them. 😛
Now, there are some specially made tea cups that you can use for this like the Zodiac symbol tea cup, which is a tea cup with the Zodiac symbols inside. These usually come with a little book that will help you interpret what the symbols mean. According to which symbols your tea leafs are on, your future will be determined.
There is also the normal Symbol cup which has the most commonly seen figures painted inside it to help interpret the symbols and it also comes with a little book to tell you what they mean. You can also use these cups the same way that you would use the Zodiac ones, as in, seeing where the leafs are placed and interpreting from there.
Although the most common way to do this is by using normal, regular tea cups and seeing what the tea leafs form.
This is a very fun thing to do in my opinion, lol.
It may not be true, it may all be a lie, it may not be a lie but whatever, I think it’s a very fun thing to do and experiment with because why not? The future is written somewhere in the stars, the future does exist, it is very real and it will happen. You CAN indeed know your future, it’s not impossible.
The only issue is finding HOW to know it. So in the meantime, why not have fun with it? Whether you believe it or not, it’s pretty cool to sip your tea and see that your tea leafs are forming some figures. So next time you sip that tea, take a look!
This was a very random post, but I saw that the daily prompt today is ‘Tea’ and I decided to do this post. I hope you learned something new!
When I was the weird, hyperactive 9 year old child back in the day, there was a tree at school that me and my friends decided to name: Dead Tree. It was a dead tree.
Childhood is that time in life where nothing really matters. All you want is to just, go outside and play, probably break an arm, climb a tree and basically whatever you feel like doing, ya’ know? Well, when I was a child, in my Elementary school from 4th to 5th grade, all the way at the end of the baseball field, standing alone was a tree. It was a tree that one time in it’s life had leafs but now it had nothing but a bunch of old branches. Yup, the tree was dead.
Hence, me and my friends decided to make it our hangout spot during recess because it was away from all the evil teachers that would yell at us to not jump off the slide. We decided to name the tree and what better name for a dead tree than Dead Tree?
Pfft, yeah, I know! Creativity to the MAX LEVEL.
William Shakespeare who? Yo, we talking real creativity here with my tree buddy Dead Tree.
Anyways, we did so much with Dead Tree. We climbed it, we would race to it, and once we even planted skittles under it, hoping that a skittles tree would grow.
Now, what’s the point of this story?
That when you’re a child, even a dead tree at your school is your bests friend. I saw that the daily prompt today is ‘Soil’, it reminded me of the time that we tried to revive Dead Tree, even though to us, he was still alive.
And yes, the tree was a boy.
What’s sad is how we grow up, and we forget about these little things in life. Of course, there is always somebody who will forever remember them.
And in that case, it would be me.
One of my most favorite books is the book Ida B: and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World by Katherine Hannigan. It’s a children’s novel about a girl named Ida B. who is homeschooled and her only friends are her apple trees. What’s awesome bout it is that she talks to the trees and the trees “talk” to her. Sadly, her mother falls sick in Cancer and her father needs to sell some of their land to get money for her mother. Part of the land that he sells is part of her apple trees which, they are all destroyed and taken down for the new owners to build their home there. Ida B. falls into depression and changes her personality quite drastically because everything she loved was being destroyed, from her mother, to her family, to her only friends.
This book, is a wonderful book to me because it is the first book that I read in my childhood that actually left memories of it in me. I love to read, and as a kid I would always read a bunch of those typical children’s books like Captain Underpants, The Berenstein Bears (I refuse to accept the Mandela Effect), The Magic school bus and all that other stuff. Yeah, I do have memories of those as well same with all the plant books and history books I would always read because I had a thing for plants and history (still do) but, Ida B and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster and Possibly Save the World is the first ever book that actually gave me feelings and emotions for as a child.
And I related more to that book because of my friend, Dead Tree.
Dead Tree lives in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States of America. I hope that he is still standing in his place. One day I shall go visit him and hopefully, I’ll see him with leafs like I always wanted to.
And if he’s still dead then whatever, Dead Tree is still the most awesome tree in the world.