Prismacolor Pencil

It been awhile since I use my prisacolor pencil. I drew Naomi Scott and Mila Kunis and attempt to color them in using prisacolor pencil. Am happy with the results, what do you think?

Naomi Scott
Mila Kunis

Six years of Blogging on WordPress

It was the beginning of 2015 when I started this blog, Staying the Course. I was unemployed at the time and already keeping a film photography blog. I started this blog to practice writing, to put my thoughts into words and not just keep them in my head. Also just to blog about my experience of searching for employment with little work experience. Maybe to connect with others who have similar experience in searching for employment. That goal is accomplish, am working full-time.

Fast forward till today, I have learned that I enjoy blogging.  My blog isn’t a hit when it come to followers, just about 245 followers. Just the small cyber-interaction you can have with people you never met, even if it just 2 people, who live in another state, city or on the other side of the global is satisfying. As for content and writing, am sure I could do better.  I don’t know if my writing has improve since I first started blog, but I do my best that am writing to the highest standard possible.  Re-reading what I write and re-reading it again and again before hitting the publish button.  Sometimes I wonder if am making any sense with my words, but so far no one who has visiting my blog has mention that my writing sucks or somewhere along those lines. Content, coming up with new content is a struggle sometime which am sure it is for most bloggers.  There are time I just don’t know what to write about. So far my only solution to this is writing a book review or posting my progress in drawing.

How long have you been blogging and why do you blog?

Happy New Year!!! 2021

Happy New Year!!! I hope you all celebrated welcoming in 2021 safety and with close family members. Hopefully 2021 bring us much more happier and social time that we all have been deprived of this past year with the pandemic.

2021 Goals

Personally I hope to get back to reading a little more. Didn’t do to much of that in 2020.  Any suggestion on books to read?  Trying to stay healthy and workout more.  With work, I only have time to go to the gym on the weekend. Am trying to get myself in  routine  working out here at home.  Already brought me one set of weights and just need to get a work out matt. I did gain a little weight during 2020 cause of the pandemic. Career wise, well am still working at the job I started in late June 2020.  I’ll be doing a separate post on this and giving an update on how that being going. I really hope 2021, I can do some traveling. Traveling has been something on my bucket list. I haven’t left the state that I live in nor the country.  The one thing that holds me back is money.  I don’t know how people travel so much and able to afford it.  Now that I working, am also saving, so when that time comes, I hope I can visit another state before taking the leap to travel to another country.

Merry Christmas!!

To everyone in all corners of the world, Merry Christmas!!!  I hope that today on this holiday season we enjoy the company of those we share the same roof with.  For many years in my family since I was little, it is and still is a tradition to go to my grandmother home to have a Christmas dinner and open present with the rest of my cousin. The Christmas dinner is the traditional mexican food, tamales, rice and beans and ham.  Top it off with dessert, my grandmother top secret cake.  It the one thing everyone looks forward to eating since this is the only time of year she make it.

With COVID-19 this will be the first year she will not be having this Christmas dinner. It kind of sad, but it better safe then sorry.  Having everyone safe and not someone or everyone getting sick.  I always have a positive feeling when going and seeing my cousins and the next generation in the family. Kids running around, a smile on their face opening presents.  Seeing that, takes me back when my cousins and I were doing the exact same thing so00000000 many years ago.  Sitting on the exact same floor, running through the hallways, eating at the exact same table in the same room. I will and willing to wait until next year to continue on with this family tradition.

Reflecting last few days of 2020

The journey isn’t over yet, even as we soon to welcome in a new year, but hopefully 2021 isn’t as depressing and rough as 2020. As we approach the last few days of 2020, many of us will be reflecting on this journey that we’ve all been experiencing, the pandemic. Its been a tough journey for everyone and it will be one that will never be forgotten. Who would have thought that we would be able to say that we lived threw a pandemic and add it to our life resume experience. 

Since the beginning of the year I’ve not only been blogging about this pandemic and my personal experience like many bloggers around the world, but I’ve also been keeping a journal. Writing and sketching. It something that has kept me mentally focus since this whole pandemic started and we entered a world of social distancing and wearing a mask. Looking threw my journal entries, am still unsure how to process and reflect what has happen these past 9 months. Am still unsure how this pandemic has effected me, personally. Has it change me? Have I grown? Is that kind of strange? Maybe two years from now, I know, but am sure re-reading my journal entries and my blog posting will be interesting. From the beginning of the pandemic when I was looking for a job, when the world was hoarding and looking for toilet paper, my birthday, finding a job was possible during a pandemic to the present day.

Where ever you may be reading this post, I hope you are well.  Please, seek help if you are struggle during these tough time.

 

 

 

Book: The Boy who Followed his Father into Auschwitz

The Boy who Followed His Father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield. A great book to read. Make you feel like why couldn’t society do more to help the Jews and do more to stop these atrocity from happening. I couldn’t help think that this might be one of those book that teachers will have students reading and doing analysis between this book and Anne Frank. Living in the same world and having different experiences. Diving into the human sprit and the will to survive. Well I don’t want to give to much away, but if you looking for a book to read, this one will not disappointment.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!!!:)

Happy Thanksgiving!!! I know not everyone celebrate this holiday, but this year with this pandemic still looming over our head, it make it extra special. I understand for some people that may not be the case. This COVID19 has taken the life of many and has made 2020 stressful.  Even though 2020 has been hard for everyone around the world, I think we can all be grateful for one thing.  I know am just grateful for being with my family and having a job.  Someone I follow on social media posted this quote awhile back that I like and I think it has meaning on this Thanksgiving day and everyday that we are fighting this pandemic.

Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.” ~ unknown.

 

 

 

Inktober 2020

Inktober 2020 is more than half way done and so far I’ve been able to keep up. I believe this is my fourth year doing inktober. This year, I’ve been able to draw all my drawings without using pencil first and then having to retracing it in ink. Am slowing building my confidence in drawing with ink. Some time I need to think about how to approach a drawing. Weather I should start with this shape or should I draw this line first and then draw a shape. Below are a few of my drawings from Inktober.