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Adventurous Friday #1: Cherokee Dam & Beach

Hello Lovely Wonder-things,

Today’s blog post has been published so late, I know. I’m so sorry, but I think you all will enjoy this short and sweet photo/art representation of our little adventure.

We went to the Lake by Cherokee Dam. It is not too far from Jefferson City, TN. Just a little drive.

1} A Fisherman’s shop that was on the way there…

2} The signs pointing us to the beach & lake…

3} We’re here!!

4} Me playing around on the swing set in the park area where all the trees are.

5} Well, we got super hungry walking and acting silly and playing around…so we got Hibachi Chicken!!

We also took lots and lots of photos of squirrels, so I cut a jumping squirrel out of a photo and made a pattern of him. I put a color behind the pattern to soften it. I think it would make a lovely tote bag pattern! <3

BEFORE EDITING (only cropped):

AFTER EDITING {Made into a little pattern}:

Any thoughts on my pattern I created? He sort of looks like a little fox, doesn’t he? :)

Hearts & Stars,

MaceyLou

Thursday Thoughts #1: Thoughts on Movies & Drawings

Hello Lovelies,

So, I know this isn’t a sketchbook wednesday, but I also didn’t sketch in a sketchbook anyway. I sketched on printer paper and I did it with a crappy ballpoint pen. It’s all good, though, because I love how they turned out. I particularly love the cup with the ice. What inspired this sketch you ask? Well, I’m glad you asked…

Have you seen the commercial they play in the movie theater that shows the cup fill up with ice, then coke, and then they put the straw in it and all these bubbles are everywhere? (Wow, that was a horrible run-on sentence.) Anyway, so those amazingly spectacular visual effects inspired this drawing. I then played with color in photoshop.

Fun Fact: Last time I went to the movies, I saw Snow White & The Huntsman. It is now my new favorite film. I’m usually quite picky about movies, but this one was well-done.

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Above is the sketch before colored.

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Above is after the coloring. Instead of coke, mine is Dr. Pepper because it’s better than coke. Funny thing, though. I used to hate Dr. Pepper when I was younger, but now I love it most over other sodas.

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Above is a sketch of just some girl. I started it at work while waiting to meet with someone for an assignment, since I was in her office space and not at my desk able to work. I didn’t have enough time to finish sketching her at work, though, so she was finished at home.

That’s it for Thursday Thoughts…

Hearts & Stars,

MaceyLou

Introduction To Macey’s Misadventures

Hello All,

Macey’s Misadventures is about creativity, design, fun, adventure, illustration, writing, and so much more.

I will do my blog posts by a schedule. The not-so-written-in-stone schedule is below:

Monday = Recent Pins:

This means anything that I have pinned lately on a little site called Pinterest, and feel it would be good to share with you all, it will be included in a blog post on Mondays.

Tuesday = Tutorials:

This means the tutorial I have planned to share for the week will be posted on Tuesdays. Tutorials could be anything from the category of graphic design to the category of photography to the category of home improvement projects (maybe? I dunno). We will see where this one takes us. I know, I know. I didn’t post a tutorial today, but it’s my very first day here and I only thought of this schedule a few hours ago…and I got distracted by YouTube.

Wednesday = Sketchbook Entry:

Wednesdays will be all about sketching, and I will attempt to have a fresh sketch in my sketchbook and uploaded to this blog on Wednesdays…I really will try. Actually, I recently bought a new sketchbook and I want the entire sketchbook, once it is finished, to be a comic book. Oh, we shall see if that goal is accomplished or not.

Thursday = Thoughts:

Thursday Thoughts. It has a ring to it, doesn’t it. Thursdays will be all about me. That didn’t sound conceded at all, did it? Anyway, so on good old Thursday you will get a glimpse inside my brain. Scary, no?

Friday = Adventures:

Yes, FINALLY! The most important day of the week for the blog is Friday. Want to know why? It will be about my (mis)adventures. That’s what the blog is all about, isn’t it? Wait, yes, it is. Why did I ask you that?

So, what do I mean by “adventures”? Well, that’s where it gets interesting. I’ll leave it up to your imagination until a Friday adventure arrives in your RSS feed. Don’t forget to subscribe and follow me!

Hearts & Stars,

MaceyLou