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Daily painting book

I just finished reading daily painting by Carol Marine and I gotta say it was pretty inspiring. Carol Marine is a daily painter who paints a lot of still life. She went from painting big paintings and then eventually went to small paintings. She saw that she was avoiding the studio to paint big pieces of art. When she switched to painting smaller and more regularly and she saw that she actually wanted to go in the studio and she got excited to paint. She has a blog where she sells all her artwork. This is her blog if you wanted to visit it. http://carolmarine.blogspot.com/
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The benefits of painting smaller art more frequently are...
-It fits into your busy schedule
-You're more inspired to experiment
-You're less emotionally attached
-It facilitates quick growth
-You feel less fear
-You enjoy the process more
-You gain confidence
-It's less tedious
-It helps your larger work
-There is more structure

That sure is a lot of benefits. Honestly I like painting small too becau…

Trip to Atlantic beach

My mom, my brother, and me went to Atlantic beach on Tuesday and came back on Wednesday. When we made it to Atlantic beach we went to Fort Macon beach and we relaxed and went swimming for a few hours. Around 2:20 we checked into our hotel(Caribee inn). After we checked in we visited Fort Macon, it's really cool for pictures. The tunnels really creeped me out because they were all dark and you could hear water droplets. So it reminded me of a cave.  This is the entrance to go into Fort Macon.  Here I am We found baby birds in one of the canons in the Fort. It's was cool to see baby birds so up close and living inside a canon. I've never seen something like this before. The birds are living in a canon that is unused so that is good.  Then we walked to the beer garden place that we were going to eat dinner at. It was really good, I didn't even finish eating my dish because I got too full. I ordered a fried ham and cheese sandwich. We walked back and relaxed for a while i…

The impact that technology has on you that you don't realize

Technology is everywhere, it's in your home, it's in your work, it's in your school, it's pretty much anywhere where you can think of.  Now think about how it's effecting your life. Is it enriching your life? Are you learning something?  Analyze how you use technology.
If you're just surfing from one social media to another and back to the first one, you're not being enriched. If you are doing that I think you're lost in the glow of your screen. You don't have to get caught up on the latest gossip or whatever it may be. All that social media won't matter in a couple of days, you will just forget about it. Try spending less time on social media because you really don't realize how much time it takes up. 
Urgency is a major thing in technology that people don't really realize. The average person checks their phone one hundred sixty times a day. Now isn't that a little obsessive? I see kids all over my school that get a Snapchat  in Th…

May favorites

1)Minimalism film I saw the minimalism film with my mom and it was really good. I liked hearing a bunch of people's stories on how they became minimalists. I liked how the film went into detail about the impact of advertising and also the fast fashion industry. But I do think they could of went into a lot more detail about technology. The documentary gave off the message of living simply and everything that you own should serve a purpose or bring you joy. The film sold out of tickets for Raleigh so I'm just glad we got our tickets right on time. 
2)Doing artwork I love painting and sketching, so much that I do it almost everyday. I just love creating my own work and it's really fun and relaxing to sit down during the day and create artwork. I get off for summer break in about a week so I will be excited to create art more since I'll have tons of time. 
3)Cheese sticks Okay usually I don't have a favorite food of the month but I gotta say these cheese sticks are so…