Dark Clouds Sketch

I’m back! It’s been a while. A lot has been going on and still is but, I missed you all and needed to write so here goes. I’ve been focusing on my socials lately and updating the website with some of my latest artworks. Things have been going well but I’ve missed writing. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok or YouTube, you probably haven’t seen my latest works. I’ve been posting video’s once a week either on Friday or Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet to my YouTube it would be great if you did.

I’ve been studying the clouds, this isn’t new though it began a few years back as me just taking pictures of the clouds and has now turned into sketches of clouds. You know me, I like trying different mediums so there will be a video and post all about chalk pastel clouds. For now though let us discuss the charcoal pencil sketch video below. It took a while to get it how I wanted it. There was a lot of adding and then lightening or darkening parts of the clouds for contrast. I know you want to see the video but don’t runaway yet though. Follow my art process first and then click on the video below.

Dark Clouds
Dark Clouds now Available on Redbubble

As you will see in the video I started out by adding a few of the clouds using my graphite pencils and smudging and blending them in. Tissue paper and Q-Tips are my go too’s for smudging and blending. I especially like using the q-tips for the small details. I started out by using the lightest pencils first and then added in the darkest parts with my darkest pencils.

As I got further into the sketch I then used my trusty charcoal sticks and a piece of paper to make sure I didn’t blend anything that wasn’t meant to be blended over. The sticks added in some really great contrast throughout the sketch. From there I again used my charcoal eraser and began removing some of the shading to brighten the highlighted areas. The charcoal sticks were used again to add in the finishing touches.

This artwork took time and every now and then I walked away and came back to it. While watching the video you can see subtle light changes on the paper I was sketching on that’s because I prefer to sketch using natural light. Most times when the sun goes down I pack up but with this one I was caught off guard.

Just like with writing, walking away is a great way to really knowing if you are on the right path. So don’t be afraid to walk away, do something else even if its only for a few minutes. When you get back to it there may be things you feel can be changed or even parts that you really love that you want to make stand out even more. Make changes or continue where you left off.

Check out the video and let me know what you think? Don’t forget to head over to the Palm Trees and Loyalties Gallery to see what’s new!

I will be posting every other week again. So, thank you so much for joining me today, stay safe and have a great two weeks ahead!

Whispy Tree (How to)

Each image on this page of my gallery was made using the process I have outlined in this blog post. The only difference is that I drew the backgrounds for all of the images above.

These steps are for a Mac computer.

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6 Reasons to Update Your Artwork

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Working from home has brought out a need to change my surroundings. I can’t be the only one this is happening to. I mean, looking at the same things over and over again can make you want to yell! Before you yell, maybe redoing things might be called for.

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International Women’s Day 2021

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International Women’s Day 2021 Photo by RF._.studio on Pexels.com

Hi all, tomorrow is International Women’s Day! Let’s celebrate “women’s achievements, raise awareness about women’s equality, lobby for accelerated gender parity, fundraise for female-focused charities.” Or maybe you’d just like to find out more about this day.

First of all, you might be wondering what the 2021world theme is this year. Or maybe you forgot…

Each year an IWD campaign theme is supported around the world. The IWD 2021 campaign theme is #ChooseToChallenge with its hand raised gesture that signifies solidarity in choosing to challenge and call out gender bias, stereotyping and discrimination.

https://www.internationalwomensday.com

That’s right! You will be seeing #choosetochallenge or #IWD2021 everywhere, or maybe you’ve already started using it! What caught my eye on the IWD site was the missions tab. It’s where you can choose which mission interests you. There are 6 to choose from. 

Women Creatives

Women and Technology

Women and Sport

Women’s health

Women at Work

Women’s Empowerment

https://www.internationalwomensday.com

There are a few missions that speak to me but, this is an art blog so the Women Creatives mission was the tab that I explored. On this page, I found out about ways to support women creatives. This mission is about “celebrating the work of women creatives and elevating visibility for commercial projects and commissions.” You can choose between Street Art, Poetry, Typography, Music, Literature, and more!

Yes, there are different initiatives along with different categories that you can choose from. All you do is find the right one for you, read about it, and if you choose, challenge it. It’s your choice how you would like to challenge it. Whether it’s raising awareness or there’s another way that suites you better, it’s all up to you.

Thanks for joining me, stay well and remember to empower the women around you!

All informational links are from the International Women’s Day website. Be sure to check it out!

Organic Pizza:

How to get your Amazing World of Gumball artwork Licensed to sell on Redbubble

Organic Pizza Artwork By PTnL. Licensed on Redbubble

Those of you following me on social media probably heard that I had some big news for this post. Without delay, here it is! I got another one of my artwork’s officially licensed to sell on Redbubble. This one was licensed by Adult Swim/Cartoon Network. It’s for the Amazing World of Gumball!

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Fine Feathers

Fine Feathers Available on my Redbubble Shop.
Time Lapse video on You Tube!

One of my favourite things as a child was finding a feather. If I caught a glimpse of one gently gliding to the grass, well, what a beautiful, magical day that would be. The brighter the colour of the feather, the better my day went. A red feather, I automatically knew it could only be from a parrot. Green, still a parrot! I was fascinated with parrots and all brightly coloured birds. Birds were everywhere, flying around or hanging out in trees with their friends.

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Just a Thought…

Issa Rae

It’s day 3 of the New Year, I’m already hoping that I can turn over a new leaf. I’m hoping that this is the year that I take control of my sleep habits. See, I am not like most people who can easily fall asleep and stay asleep. Before you think that this post is going to be brimming with data and information about sleep I would like you to know that I don’t have any. This is just my comparison of younger me to present me. The me who is sitting here writing about a full night’s sleep. Something I would never have done as the younger me.

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Who Are You Talking To?

Muhammad Ali

I’ve been challenging myself to do more positive self talk lately. And as I was sketching this portrait of Mohammad Ali I was thinking about how he talked about himself. He was a prime example of how we should all talk about ourselves. Putting yourself out there and saying positive things about yourself might not be your thing but, negative self talk isn’t good for you.

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Sharing Gratitude…My top 10 List

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Are you feeling what i’m feeling? Yes, this is a great time to do a reset and share a list of top 10 things I’m grateful for. There are far too many bad things going on in this world not to bring up some good right about now.  This post is all about gratitude so if you’re feeling miserable I understand but hopefully this helps you as much as it helped me. Continue reading “Sharing Gratitude…My top 10 List”

Update

September has floated by. Its strange because I swear it just started but look at us now. I have some news for you all. Some of you may have noticed that my social media profiles have been updated. As part of that my news is that I will no longer be posting a weekly blog. I’m going to take a step back and post every other week instead. The reason for this change is that I need to focus on my art. I love writing too but my art is calling me and I have to answer. I’ll still be around though supporting my fellow bloggers so not to worry.

In the interest of putting my art first I will be doing more sketch or drawing posts. So you will notice more changes to the Palm Trees and Loyalties blog as 2020 comes to an end. I Hope that you all will stick with me in this new journey. If you have suggestions for things you’d like to see me draw let me know. Also, I have added a donate button at the bottom of my posts. You can now donate towards buying me art supplies. Or buy my art on Redbubble if you so choose.

Here goes, I’m off to add to my Redbubble and the Palm Trees and Loyalties Gallery.

By the way I have added another video to my YouTube Channel. Let me know what you think.

Thanks for joining me today and I will see you on September the 31st. Haha just kidding, see you on Sunday the 27th.

3 Things Sketching Taught Me

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Artist colouring in the word create Photo by Lum3n on Pexels.com

I’ve been sketching since I was a child. I can’t tell you enough that it’s one of my favourite ways to relax. Concentrating on an object and breathing life into it helps me relax. I draw things as I see them and find the process to be restorative. The best thing about sketching is that there is no right or wrong. It’s entirely up to the artist to decide whether or not changes need to be made. Yes, you can make suggestions but ultimately change is up to the artist. Here’s what sketching has taught me:

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Cherries Sketch

Today’s post was meant to be all about how I made this design. Let’s be real though. I need a bit more time to figure out how the new Imovie technology works. As easy as it would be to use my old computer I really need to embrace the new technology and learn how to use this one. Alas, it will take time! I will get back to you all on this one.

So, Instead of going over my process for this artwork I decided to share this short time lapse video of me using watercolour pencil crayons. I have never used these before so this is a real novice video. It’s a learning process and we can learn together right? First, you need a container to dip your pencil crayons in as you go. If you don’t dip them the picture will be faded and won’t really blend as much as you’d like.

Whispy Tree
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Season’s Greetings

Lights Photo by Jahaziel Rodriguez on Pexels.com

Hopefully you and yours are doing well. This year feels different in comparison to last year but I’m trying to make the best of it. The circumstances that we are all back in are strange and sad but Christmas is still just around the corner. Have you decorated yet? I have. The sparkling lights really help me feel cheerful in these dreary times. Especially with the seasons changing and the days getting shorter and nights getting so much longer. Wherever you are, and whoever you are with, even if you are spending time alone in isolation or with family; find little area’s to add sparkly lights, a tiny tree, or some cheerful red and green items around your home.

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3 Virtual Treats

Hi Everyone, I hope everyone is holding up well. I want to brighten your day by giving you some lovely virtual treats! A lot has been going on and I’ve been busy drawing, doing time-lapse video’s so on and so forth. You gotta continue reading to get all the treats though so, don’t stop here, keep reading.

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Spice Jar Sketch

Spice Jar Sketch. This sketch is used to show people my final art work. And then send them to check out my YouTube Channel and TikTok.
Spice Jar Sketch

Have you ever reached for a particular spice or seasoning and found the jar sitting on the shelf way in the back of your cupboard empty? It makes me want to yell every time it happens to me. Maybe it was because I was looking for something to sketch but, this jar actually had something in it. I love using bay leaves when I’m making pasta sauce, lasagna, chilli…the list goes on. Can you tell, I’m a little bit hungry but, let’s get back to avoiding cooking by looking for things to sketch.

This particular bay leaf jar caught my eye. I picked it up, placed it on the kitchen table, and admired the shadow and reflections of the glass and aluminum. Lights, camera… and off I went into the serene, comfortable, world of creativity! Even if I don’t like what appears in this sketch, it can be fixed.

How I Sketched This Spice Jar:

I never showed you all this before. Here’s an image of the pencils I used for the last few sketches. They work well but, I promise practicing your art skills is far more important than the pencils you use. If you love to draw, or sketch just go for it! Don’t let anything stop you from creating. Sorry, no image of the eraser here but, it did manage to get into the video. I was slick with it in this video. You’ll only see it if you watch really carefully.

I started out by outlining the whole jar with the 2H pencil while taking into account the details that showed through the jar. I did this knowing there would inevitably be some trial and error. See, drawing glass is tricky for me. I think it’s because I have to decide if what I’m seeing is shadow, light, or reflections from the glass. It casts the brightest reflections depending on how much light is around you. Yeah, it’s just as hard to explain as it is to draw.

Once I finished sketching the outline of the jar, I began shading in the inside of the jar lightly and then deepening the shading using the 6B pencil. This pencil can be quite unforgiving. I always wait until I’m sure I like what I’ve drawn before using it. Then I used my 4B pencil to shade the circular indented sides. While drawing in the dried Bay Leaves I realized I had to make them look almost like imperfectly folded sheets of paper. In other words, each leaf had to have a little bit of space in between. Using the darker shading under each leaf helped guide me.

The bottom of the glass jar had little dots on it. I thought it was a nice detail so I added it in. It’s the little details that really bring art to life. My favourite part of this sketch was definitely the lid of the jar. It was a lot of fun shading it in to show how the light bounced off it. At times, I have a tendency of overshading but, erasing a little bit away and adjusting always helps.

From there, I touched up the glass reflections on the table. Which was how the finished product really came to life. Once again, I went over the whole sketch and shaded in all the darker areas of the spice jar. This was so that the lighter areas would pop more. Overall it gave the sketch even more depth.

We all have our own way of making realistic art. My question for you is, how do you make your art realistic?

Try it and see. It’s the objects that call you to sketch them that turn out the best so go for it! To watch this artwork come to life go to my YouTube Channel or if you’d prefer, I’ve recently joined TikTok.

Well, now that I’ve finished sketching and my belly is rumbling time to cook dinner! New post coming up on October 25th, Take care!

Water Bottle Sketch

Hey everyone! It was strange not writing last Sunday. This feeling that I was missing something kept coming over me. And then, I decided to sketch so I would be ready for this week’s blog post instead.

You all know by now that I find sketching inspiration in everyday things. I have completed another sketch video here. But wait! Don’t go there yet. Or, if you do, please remember to come back and read about my inspiration for this sketch.

This water bottle has inspired me to sketch it, not once but twice. My first sketch was in a notebook that I lost. I still remember the day I bought it ten years ago. At first glance, the first thought in my head was, “Now that’s nice, 27-ounces? two, three, maybe four bottles a day, it’s perfect for me!” The style of it was sleek and simple. It was made out of non-insulated stainless steel and had a black sport cap lid. There was a plastic holder attached to both the top of the bottle and the cap. I guess that was so that people don’t lose the cap. Which I never did. I always preferred holding it while I took a drink rather than putting it down. Wear and tear eventually broke the plastic attachment off. Oh well! I don’t think the company even makes them like that anymore.

While going to school, starting and leaving various jobs, this bottle has been by my side. It has fallen off countless tables, out of cars, and even off a bus. This bottle has been bumped, dented, and reshaped. Oh yeah, do not attempt to stand it up too quickly since it wobbles. I guess it takes time to find its bearings. My preference is to drink warm water. So there have been a few times where I almost scalded my fingers and the palm of my hand thinking the water wasn’t as hot as it was. That was a great reminder that the bottle is non-insulated, duh! Now I always have a paper towel handy when I refill it or, I use the sport cap to carry it instead, which always helps.

I won’t be getting rid of this one soon. It still holds water even after all of the bumps and scrapes. I have another one which I love too, but this one has that ripeness of sentimentality that I value so much more. The new one is getting to the ripe age of 4 and also has had some bumps and scrapes but, nothing could stop me from sketching the original.

Any who you see the finished product above. Let’s go over to YouTube and see how sketching the water bottle went. Here’s a spoiler, I have no issue using an eraser while filming.

Also, there are a few new creations added to my Redbubble page.

Have a great week and I’ll see you on October 4th.

Pepper Sketch

Hi Everyone,

I have an announcement to make! For the first time ever, I’ve uploaded a You Tube video of myself sketching a pepper. Check it out, like, share. If you’re more comfortable leaving comments on my blog rather than on my Channel that’s great too.

I’m excited to let you know that there will be more of these coming soon.

Also, shout out to Matic Entertainment for the music!

Pepper Sketch Video

Have a great week!

Tomato Vine Sketch Post

Hi, hope your day is going well.

Instead of my usual post I decided to share a sketch instead. I decided to name this one: Tomatoes. If you haven’t already checked it out, here’s a link to my Gallery.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

Join me next week.

Take care!

YouTube Channel and Updated Gallery

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Hi Everyone, Here’s a very short post for today. How many of you have looked around my website recently? If you haven’t or you just recently started following me, this post is for you. Those of you who have been following me thank you. But, in case you didn’t know either; the Palm Trees and Loyalties Gallery is also available in video format on my YouTube Channel Here.

Also, when’s the last time you checked out The Palm Trees and Loyalties Gallery?  If you haven’t had the chance to there have been updates.

Let me know what you think in the comments. Have a great week and stay safe.  🙂

 

 

You Wanted a Firefly?

A while back one of my readers requested that I draw a firefly.  Thank you for your request and here it is.

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You Wanted a Firefly?  Now available on Redbubble

I had no idea that the firefly or lightening bug had so much symbolism or that they are in nearly every corner of the world except Antarctica. Apologies to those of you who wanted to go there to see the fireflies. You’ll have to find another reason to make the trip!

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Change

Hi All, today’s post is a list for those who would like to donate towards the fight against inequality. Since there is a wide variety of places to donate time or money do keep in mind that these are only suggestions. Please do your research and assess that your donation is aligned with the type of support you would like to give. I also wanted to remind the Canadians that read this blog that you can donate to Black Lives Matter regionally.

There is also a fundraiser to get justice for Regis Korchinski Paquet. Here’s a link to the Go Fund Me Page that was started by her sister Renee Beals – Justice For Regis. Or, if you’d prefer here’s a link to the Petition – Justice for Regis

To donate to Black Lives matter on a Global scale, there’s Black Lives Matter Global Network

 

If you’re looking to support the fight for justice in the United States here are 4 links I was able to find:

There are many more non-profits that are taking donations or petitions that you can sign to help. If anyone has anymore suggestions please leave them in the comments section.

Take care.

Why!

There is a lot going on in the world right now that we should ALL be angry about. I use this blog to spread positivity and encourage people but honestly, this past week I can’t!

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Why is My Order Taking So Long?

selective focus photography of smiling woman beside christmas tree
Photo by Jahaziel Rodriguez on Pexels.com

It was around November 2019 and all was well. It’s funny with the current state of things, everything really was fine. My friend Jannette noticed that she had made her first artwork sale. She waited for the website to update that the purchase had gone through. Fast forward to Christmas morning. It was one of Janette’s friends that had bought her artwork. He texted her wondering, why his order was taking so long. Continue reading “Why is My Order Taking So Long?”

5 Things No One Will Tell You About Ladybugs

Ladybug, Art, Red, beetle, Ladybird beetle
Beautiful, shiny, red, lady bug. hand drawn and coloured.

I had decided to draw for Sunday’s blog post long before my technical difficulties. But we all know how that went. Sorry to disappoint but, real things sometimes happen to old computers. And no matter how many times you try to force quit nothing happens. Staring at an ever-churning spinning rainbow can make any patient person antsy. Hence the holder post I sent last night. Now let’s follow through with what this post is all about!

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My Artistic Process: 8 Steps to Becoming a Licensed Redbubble Art Seller

Nelson Mandela Quote used in Blog

Winning and acceptance are exhilarating. I love being accepted into things. It’s one of my favourite things. Do you know what I don’t like? Rejection and disappointment. Who does though right? I’m not a fan of participation trophies. I WANT TO WIN! I have something to tell you. Keep in mind that the best way to get rid of a participation trophy you don’t want is to try again. Here goes, the first time I submitted my artwork for the Schitt’s Creek Partner Program my artwork was rejected.
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Reblog – Times a Wastin

macbook air flower bouquet and magazines on white table
Times a Wasting Photo by Jess Bailey on Pexels.com

Does anyone else sit around staring at their phone rather than doing the things they really enjoy? Or watching Netflix and focusing on what the characters say, do or live through? Often times thoughts and ideas pass through my mind without ever getting out. I don’t write, speak or draw anything for days on end. Its people watching to the extreme extent, very zombielike! Continue reading “Reblog – Times a Wastin”

And, Silence…

woman sitting on window reading book
And Silence Photo by Thought Catalog on Pexels.com

Can I tell you guys a secret? Try not to judge me for this but, I haven’t been reading lately. It just hasn’t been as easy to escape in a book as it used to be. Let’s chalk it up to an inability to focus.

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What To Do Now?

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Masked Mona Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

Until the weather gets a bit nicer, there’s plenty to do indoors. Like baking, cooking, cleaning, and organizing. Loads of fun in short or long stints but, when you really want to relax and forget the world you might need more. I’ve compiled a list of things to do both offline or online. I don’t know about you guys but I need a break from being online sometimes so, let’s start with that. Continue reading “What To Do Now?”

What Colours Suit Your Personality?

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Photo by The Lazy Artist Gallery on Pexels.com

In the interest of getting away from listening or watching the news, I thought it would be cool to pass along a short quiz just to pass a little bit of time. You know, take our minds off the goings-on. Since guess what, they will go on whether or not we watch. Continue reading “What Colours Suit Your Personality?”

My Artistic Process: The Cassette Tape

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My Artistic Process: The Cassette Tape Photo by Ashutosh Sonwani on Pexels.com

Hi, Today’s post is different than any post I’ve done before. Last week I decided to draw a picture of a cassette. This is the picture. Continue reading “My Artistic Process: The Cassette Tape”

What-Ifs

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What-ifs can stop you from trying new things. They are a weighted blanket lulling you to sleep in your comfort zone while the world keeps moving on without you! What’s the worst thing what-ifs have done to me? They’ve kept me in places I don’t want to be, in friendships, that needed to end. They kept me stagnant, stuck, and weary. Continue reading “What-Ifs”

Breaking Up

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Breaking up isn’t easy to do. Unfortunately, things just aren’t working out between us anymore. I have tried my best. Calling you a few days after Christmas. Emailing you in hopes that we could get things back on track. But, there is only so much that I can do to try to work things out before I feel that our relationship is one-sided and call it quits. Continue reading “Breaking Up”

What’s Stopping You?

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Does this happen to any of you? Before the actual day comes you are thinking of all the things you are going to do but then when the day is here you’re like nah! Im not lazy. I just believe in taking time to relax especially on days like this. Friday and Saturday were cold and rainy. Today is more of the same. Then, last week we had snow but luckily it didn’t accumulate. Most people chilled at home which suited me fine. A warm blanket and some comfy clothes were bellowing my name and I listened. I even decided not to write and to continue researching something I have been working on lately.

Truthfully, we all need a break every now and then. Besides, taking a step back sometimes helps me with up and coming endeavours. By the way, big announcement coming next week so stay tuned to see what i’ve been working on. See you then!

Where I Write

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Photo by Ree on Pexels.com

Last week I decided to write a Truth or Lie post where you had a chance to try to picture where I write.

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Mindfulness Argh!!!

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Mindfulness Argh!!! Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Mindfulness is hard work! I have tried my best to pay attention to the things going on around me and being present. Continue reading “Mindfulness Argh!!!”

Sides

 

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Sides

The other day I was talking to my friend Joy. She told me a story about her parents which she allowed me to share here. Let me begin by giving you a little background on Joy’s parents. They came to Canada in the early 80’s. Continue reading “Sides”

Will it be Legible?

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We all sat and watched as Mrs. Robertson wrote all 26 letters of the alphabet on the chalkboard. Geoff’s finger dropped from his nose as he stared at the board in aww. She made it all look so easy. Reminiscent of an ocean tide, some letters were far more bloated and stood out from the rest. Then, there were other letters like the lower-case G that dipped below the line as though it was dodging someone it owed money. Continue reading “Will it be Legible?”

Signs you Are an Adult

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Signs you Are an Adult Photo by Kaboompics .com on Pexels.com

So, I’m joining the Signs You Are an Adult conversation since I’ve been an adult for most of my life now.

Here are my signs you are an adult:

  1. The things you used to like don’t interest you anymore. (Uncomfortable shoes hit the top of this list.)

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    High Heels Photo by Skitterphoto on Pexels.com
  2. All aches and pains lead to more aches and pains.
  3. A general misunderstanding of the lyrics in music, which is often hilarious to others. Kendrick Lamar’s song Humble for example. Before I knew the title of the song I thought the chorus went “Biyombo sit down!” it actually goes “Be humble sit-down.” So glad I didn’t choose it at Karaoke night.

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    Karaoke Night Photo by Harrison Haines on Pexels.com
  4. The food you used to be able to digest so easily now just uncomfortably squats in your gullet. Causing you to belch randomly and often without notice.
  5. The food you couldn’t digest easily before is completely inedible now. When you throw caution to the wind and eat it any way you end up in a world of pain. (This includes, anything that tastes good + dairy)

6. A willingness to leave a get together early if food is not ready on time. (Unprepared hostesses and hosts, you know I’m talking about you!)

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8. An urgency to tell people when they are going about something incorrectly. Which often ends with you ending the conversation with, “But, what do I know?”

9. As a child, you are warned not to ever do this so when you become an adult you think haa! I’m gonna risk it, and then you start talking to strangers!

10. Technology and the interweb are manageable but now and then you look up from your phone and wonder where the teenagers are when you need assistance posting, deleting or adding to your story on Instagram.

11. Knowing when to be quiet and listen rather than talking too much at work or family functions. (Hold your cards to your chest kid, not everyone needs to know what you’re thinking or doing!…) BTW, There’s a new addition to the Palm Trees and Loyalties Gallery

Oh and the last but foremost sign you are an adult is:        …KNOWING WHEN TO LEAVE!

Thanks for reading and have a great week.

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The Sketch

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The Sketch Bohemian Rhapsody Photo by Skitterphoto on Pexels.com

Hey Everyone, short post today. The other day, I decided to do a sketch. I don’t know about anyone else who sketches but for me sometimes I’m unsure of what or who I will be drawing. My process begins with me scrolling through many different images of famous people. This time after scrolling for a little too long I noticed that I kept going back to the same image. The person I needed to draw this week was Rami Malek. This sketch took me approximately 2 hours.

I could watch the movie Bohemian Rhapsody over and over again but alas I have to forego it to… “adult”. Also, I’m now on season 2 of Mr. Robot. Rami is such a great actor.

Take a look at the Gallery and let me know what you think. If you’d like to compare my sketch to the original Please go to my instagram page and take a look. linktr.ee/palmtreesandloyalties

Thank you and have a wonderful week!

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Happy Mother’s Day

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Being a Mother is such a blessing and yet so hard at times too. When I was a teenager my mom must have thought about dropping me off in front of a Monastery so they could cleanse my soul. Continue reading “Happy Mother’s Day”

Mindfulness Argh!!! The Frightening Continuation…

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This month of Mindfulness has been pretty good. I’ve been in a routine of meditating every night. It has come to my attention that the more I meditate the better I get at it. Alexa’s assistance has helped me a great deal. I used to listen to 80’s music every night. Eventually, I realized that I wasn’t really sleeping. I had far too many dreams of being stuck in cartoon videos to continue sleeping with the 80’s as my background music. Now I only listen to those tunes while I’m wide awake! Continue reading “Mindfulness Argh!!! The Frightening Continuation…”