#day 750 2/6/16 #daily #sketch #challenge #art #illustration #sketchbook #drawing #doodle

When the body dies (here we go with mainstream-exploited terms; my apologies to the philosophers)… There is a much talked about “subtle body,” that remains: the size of a thumb, he says. This body is an “energy,” like frozen water in a container that just cracked: it retains its shape. It’s “shape” is “memory” or practically speaking: molecular codifications of form: a “mind.” “Spiritually” that means my mother lingered around for approximately two weeks, as if she never died.

An important ritual had to be performed as a gift to ancestors- who are often “gods” in their own kind. As a child I use to think: “who cares? I don’t know them.” Well… Her mother; mothers mother; twice and thrice more, plus the gamut of deceased lineage on both sides were summoned to guide my beautiful daughters hand. An offering is made to ask: “please help her on her journey (the ice melts in 13 days- followed by a year long celestial journey)… Please guide and protect her.”

An offering is made to the “gods” and hungry “souls,” and spirits without children, sons, husbands, or brothers; those untimely deaths, those whom we know; do not know; those on the planet who haven’t been fed- they too, are not forgotten.

An offering is made to the trillions of organisms that compose this amalgamation that we THINK belongs to us- eternally indebted, purging my own liability as well. At a molecular level, in actuality: no-thing has ever belonged to one-thing. We thank the worms, insects, rodents, plants, molecules, germs, microbes and all components that sustain this body. We thank the five senses in the form of deities for their presence within.

And so tomorrow begins the 1st offering (feeding) to nourish my daughters spirit as she travels with her ancestors. As I re-assimilate into pure shining energy; I will be her guardian from the ground. But we offer the gift of energy to those unseen protectors.

For one day too, I shall join them and take my place as a guardian-eternal


Hana Kaori - Color Palette Challenge #13

Thank you very much to several of my friends who chose this number through Facebook

Hair / Cabello: [✩] - @aveirasims

Scarf / Bufanda: [✩] - @annamsblue

Top: [✩] - @kalewa-a

Skirt / Falda: [✩] - @sims4-marigold

Gloves / Guantes: [✩] - @sims4-marigold

Socks / Calcetas: [✩] - @kalewa-a

Shoes / Zapatos: [✩] - @madlensims

Pose: [✩] - @flowerchamber


Hehe, I was tagged by a pretty little thing @martingoresthugside to share my phone screens… It’s actually a lot of fun, being tagged I mean. I don’t get many tags and not many questions, so at this stage I get excited rather than annoyed when I see something like that….

Anyway, the screen thing… Now, this might actually show you how old I am, I mean, I presume those screens you kids are sharing are iPhone screens, right? Well, I don’t have an iPhone, and my old thing allows only one screen image… Even so, I do love my phone and will never trade it for anything as long as it’s capable of making (and receiving) calls and playing music. X)

My screen usually reflects important events. For example, the first week of January this year I had this photo of Mick Karn there, no need to explain why, I guess..

Then I had to change it to a photo of David Bowie. It was this one:

But I couldn’t keep it up there for too long, it was just too painful, so I switched it to this one of Richard Barbieri…

There is just some indescribable warm glow about this guy… It’s hard to explain I just find his quietness and friendliness very comforting and inspiring…

Anyway.. And now, with it being 1 year of DMQ and all, I got back to DM, to my sweets. My phone screen is always positive and lovely, I don’t allow any weird rubbish there. It’s always a photograph that makes my heart melt…

Challenge time!

So I realized that I am AWFUL when it comes to drawing background stuff, because I always get lazy and skimp out on the little details, and just leave weird asymmetrical scribbles wherever. I wanted to practice, but then I was like “wait, let’s make this fun,” so here’s a thing: the 20 second background objects challenge!

The rules: you have 20 seconds to write down any and every object that you see in front of you. Then, you have 20 minutes to draw all of these objects in a slightly-cartoonish style. Use all the time you have- it goes by pretty quickly!

Bending the rules slightly: you can have an extra 10 seconds to write down more objects if you’ve written less than five with the initial 20. You can also have a 10 minute grace period with which to clean up and edit your doodles!

@msgeophilia, @sialiasnest, and @daydreamdaredevil - would you be interested in joining me in this endeavor? Also, general tumblrfolk, you’re welcome to join in! Message me if you’re gonna do the thing ^u^

Let’s do this!


11 Questions Challenge

I was tagged by @randomcreativitybursts, thank ye! :)

1. What is the weirdest/most entertaining dream you’ve ever had?

One time I dreamed I was a dog and I just spent the whole dream frolicking around a mountain range. It was magical and I cried when it was over

2. First fandom?

Probably Guardians of Ga’hoole tbh :P

3. Favourite mythological animal/character and why?

Phoenix because they fly and burst into flames and do awesome crap :D

4. Weirdest school experience?

When I got asked out by a guy who I don’t like :’D That was awkward as heck

5. Top 3 fictional universes?

Harry Potter, the Sherlock Victorian era, and Doctor Who (if that counts)

6. Top 3 Doctors (if you watch Doctor Who)?

I’ve only seen New Who so Tennant, Capaldi, and Eccleston i guess :) (i like Smith as well)

7. MBTI type (if you know yours)?

I’m apparently ESFP but recently I was retested and now I’m an ENFP?? idk i’ll have to check another time :P

8. Weird food that you like?

Lima beans. They actually taste fricking amazing, despite the hate they always get in movies and books and stuff :’D

9. Top 3 books?

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, any book from the Guardians of Ga’hoole series, and The Hobbit 

10. Last book you yelled at?

Probably also The Hobbit when I read the ending (even though I already knew it :P)

11. Last time you saw the stars?

Like 5 seconds ago

I’ll tag @pillie-biper10 @doctortenny @psychoticshipper @whatisthepointofyouhardy and @lunaseemoony. You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to :)

NOW JUST A NOTE: I was too lazy to think up of questions myself so I just generated some off a site :P

1. What is the best thing about living in your city?

2. Do you like to plan things out or be spontaneous?

3. Who is the most famous person you have met?

4. What is your favorite holiday?

5. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

6. What is your favorite party game (or board game)?

7. Who is your favorite actor/actress?

8. What did you do on your most recent birthday?

9. If you were given three wishes, what would you wish for?

10. How did you get your name? Do you know the meaning of your name?

11. What was the last gift that you received?