Category Archives: Smiles

Things That Make Me Smile No. 232: Street Art in Progress

My NaNo progress has not been awesome. I’ve yet to click with the project, or cave and switch to a new one, though I’m pretty sure current events, not the story, are the cause. As such, there is little to … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 231: A Short, Animated Gif

Though it took an extra week, I put together a rough story in pictures. I’d forgotten how much words, not pictures, are my medium. I can create a visually stunning image, but telling a full story just using pictures is … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 230: Music from Gambia

Sona Jobarteh, live on tour, sings a song named for her homeland of Gambia. The music is powerful and her instrument, the Kora, is new to me. Enjoy. If you want to learn more about Jobarteh, here is her website: … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 229: Pencil Drawing

As a break from challenges, here’s an example of creativity in action. This time lapse video of an artist drawing a flower is a little fast to pick up techniques, but the process is wonderful. The artist starts with observing … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 228: I Double Dare You

One risk of a long quarantine, whether or not you’re working remotely, is slowing down. The brain is like any other part of our bodies. Your mind requires exercise. This can be anything from sudoku to chatting with the local … Continue reading

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