2018 Saguaro Blossom Photos

Near the end of April 2018, the Saguaro cactus began to blossom. The Saguaros near my home blossomed for about two or so weeks before they closed. During this time, I made plans to take photos of the blossoms, but I was only able to take photos of the blossoms two times, near the beginning of the blossom season and at the end.

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2018 Peach Tree Blossoms

Hi everyone! It’s time for the yearly post of all the peach tree blossom flower photos I took this year! It was hard to take photos of the blossoms this year because the blossoms are very late. Normally the blossoms come in February, March at the latest, but this year they didn’t come until April. The amount of time I could take photos of the blossoms was very short as well, but I was able to get some very nice photos of the blossoms!

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Costumes I Want to Remake- Spring 2018

Hi everyone! I’m slowly finishing all the sewing projects I want to write posts about, so as a sewing post filler, I decided to talk about which costumes I made in the past and want to remake in the future.

Even though I want to remake every costume on this list, I will not work on them for at least the next two or more months. There is a lot of changes going on in my life right now which makes it harder for me to sew as much as I’d like to. (This is also the reason why I don’t talk about sewing as much as I want to. I don’t have the time to finishing anything.) So, this is a list of costumes I’d like to remake one day once my life settles down a bit. Continue reading “Costumes I Want to Remake- Spring 2018”

Digital Coloring Practice- Marie from The Aristocats

Hi everyone! I’ve been in a huge personal art slump for a long time. In order to get myself out of my slump, I started to get back into digital painting. It’s been many months since I worked with Photoshop for painting, and it’s been even longer since I actually used it to not just color, but actually paint a whole entire painting in the program. Since I was so rusty, I decided to begin practicing by coloring coloring pages I found online.

Years ago (Maybe 2011/2012?), I used to see artist on DeviantART take scans of Disney coloring pages and color them in a digital program. I used to love seeing how each artist interpreted the pages, but whenever I used to try to do it myself, it never looked the way I hoped it would. Since I wanted to get back into using Photoshop and my tablet, I thought it would be fun and less stressful to color Disney coloring pages.

The first coloring page I colored is Marie from Disney’s The Aristocats. I found the coloring page here.

This is what the finished page looks like…

Overall, I’m happy with the way the coloring turned out. I used the paint bucket to fill in the larger fields with color and then used the spray paint brush to create the shading. I forgot the name of the brush that I used for the spray paint brush, but it is one of the default brushes that came with Photoshop Elements 12.

Even though I’m happy with the way the picture turned out, I am disappointed with the moon. I originally wanted it to look like the real moon, but it ended up turning out kind of dark. I wanted it to look lighter, but I ended up leaving it dark because I forgot to fix it.

I’m really looking forward to coloring other coloring pages in the future. I also hope to experiment with different brushes than I normally use. I never had an opportunity to experiment with the different brushed in Photoshop, and coloring coloring pages gives me an excuse to do so.

Well, that’s all for now! Thank you for reading!

April 2018 Sewing Pattern Haul

Hi everyone! April is over so that means it’s time for another sewing pattern haul. This pattern haul is mostly Vogue sewing patterns, but I do have a few McCall’s patterns I missed buying in March.

Like with March’s pattern haul, I recorded a video of the patterns and why I bought them. You can watch it here.

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Desert Sunset Photographs- March 4, 2018

Hi everyone! On March 4, 2018, I took a few photographs of a sunset near my house. I hesitated in posting these photos because there are only four photos and I feel like I’ve turned my blog into a photography blog and ignoring the sewing and art I love to post. I’m currently working on new sewing projects and I’m working on new art and sketches, but until I’m done with them I’ll need to continue posting photographs as filler posts. *sigh*

Anyway, here are the photographs!

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March 2018 Sewing Pattern Haul

Hi everyone! It’s time for another sewing pattern haul. I missed February’s pattern haul because I didn’t buy any patterns. In March, McCall’s and Simplicity patterns were on sale so I bought some that I wanted along with pattern I already owned but needed to buy new ones as back up or replacements.

In addition to this post, I also created a video about my pattern haul! You can see it here:

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Desert Sunset Photographs- February 22, 2018

Hi everyone! On February 22, 2018, I took photos of a beautiful sunset. The sunset didn’t have the normal spectacular clouds near where the sun set in the sky, but there were clouds. I really liked the textures of the clouds so I took photos of them…

Even though the clouds didn’t cover the setting sun, I was able to take some nice photographs of a saguaro cactus as the sun set…

That’s all for now! Thank you for reading!