Friday, October 20, 2017

Plague Doctor

I think it's near enough to Halloween that it's acceptable to post more Halloween-y art.

My kid loves the play/gym thingy we go twice a week but I have to be there with him. It amazes me how other kids are just dropped off and they're totally fine with it.

Last week my kid witnessed a dad dropping off his little boy at the junior firefighter training and my kid was baffled. He was like, where's the dad going, he just left him here.

Oh well, now I'm complaining the kid doesn't want to do anything without me. In a couple of years I'll be complaining that the kid doesn't want to do anything with me.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Dogs in fedoras

If cats can wear fedoras, why not dogs as well. :)

As I told you previously, I'm not fond of the Grimm's fairy tales as they don't make much sense to me and they are well . . . a bit grim. I still read them to my kid, if he asks for them since I already introduced them to him. But we went to library for the first time together on Monday and I borrowed some children's books that came recommended to me.

Everyone raved about Room on the Broom, so I read it to my kid. It's translated to Slovene so I don't really know what words are used in original book but I was surprised people recommended this book as one of their kid's faves.

The words used for the witch are derogatory words we use for females. And since the kid is in that age range where he picks up words he's not supposed to and is even more into saying them, if you pay any kid of attention to them, I'm pretty sure he's going to, at some point, use these derogatory words to describe a female. I know it gives you an opportunity to teach him about use of such words but it baffles me that a parent would intentionally expose their child to them in such an innocent, fun way as this children's book does.

Because the derogatory words are not used in a way to teach a child a lesson, it would seem that we're giving kids permission to use them. It seems a bit hypocritical to me to scold a child for using these kind of words, if I was the one reading them to him before sleep.

I found the original on YouTube and it's nothing like the translated one I read. It's quite lovely, actually. The one translated to Slovene shocked me that parents were so excited about this book. Of course, the kids are going to love it when you read it to them in an animated voice and it rhymes. If you read them newspaper in such a way, they're going to love it, too. If it's appropriate, is another question.

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! :)

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Cats with fedoras

Randomness:
  • I went shopping for wardrobe in Italy on Wednesday. Maybe I bought too much? But I need new "work" clothes since I started applying for jobs and going on job interviews.
  • I don't like this season's fashion though with all the fur collars and fur coats and fur shoes etc.
  • the kid had his first kid's group exercise thing that I don't know how to translate to English. He was more interested than I thought he'd be.
  • we're shopping for a new dinning table and chairs. It's proven to be difficult with the kid tagging along since he gets cranky easily with such boring stuff.
  • the neighbor's kid is playing a soccer game on Saturday and we're taking the kid to watch.
What are you doing this weekend? Anything interesting?

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Friday, September 29, 2017

An array of miscellaneous ATCs

These are artist-trading-cards (ATCs) I made for several people who set their own theme for their card. It's fun, it puts you outside of your comfort zone and they usually have nothing in common what so ever.

Inktober is coming again in ... well October. That'll be next week. I did it last year and it was fun. I might do it again this year but don't hold me to it because we all know how well 29 faces in September went. LOL

Female faces are my go-to and I don't feel like doing different expressions again this year. If I do decide to do it though, I'll probably practice animals in different positions or something. Birds in particular are my nemesis. People seem to like them but I'm not good at drawing them.

What's your go-to theme in drawing/painting/arting? What do you feel you could be better/improve at?

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Sad face round robin

I started this Round Robin with the sad face, MissM added the body and Tandy finished it with the background.

This was my face at the beginning of the week when I realized all my daily videos for this year were gone. I mentioned before that I film my life every day, like little clips not 24 hours, and I put each day as a separate video. Somehow I managed to delete all 251 videos from this year.

Luckily I back it up on external drive every now and again, so I have everything backed up until 23rd August. I had videos from 10. September onward in a separate folder and they remained intact but 17 videos in between are lost forever.

I wasn't even mad, I was baffled. How could I have deleted them all?

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