Another Quiet Saturday Morning

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Every once in a while the stars align and I get a Saturday morning to draw. The girls were content with their over-sized cinnamon rolls and new animated feature so I was able to scribble out a quick sketch. We were at the Zoo the other day and they had a new cardinal. It was a little grey guy the likes of which I had never seen. It is smaller and more angular than the typical cardinal. I couldn’t remember what kind it was or where it was from but while trying to find it I did find some neat pictures of grey cardinals.While in school I took a technical illustration class. It was a good experience because it helped me develop my observation skills. Just taking the time to focus on every detail of the subject. Trying to figure out what makes it unique before even starting to draw. I had a professor who would talk about how labeling things makes us lazy. When you look at a chair, you...

Pokémon GO continues…

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I went to visit some family this weekend. It was my nephew’s birthday so I took him Pokémoning. We went to a park in Neenah, WI. I was really looking forward to spending time with my nephew. He was the reason I started playing Pokémon in the first place. Honestly I’ve gotten a little burnt out on playing. The new buddy update was ok but all the spots are starting to seem the same. I haven’t added anything to my Pokédex in a while so aside from hatching eggs it has gotten a little mundane. Neenah was SO much different. It was so much fun. There were all kinds of new Pokémon. My nephew was in heaven. We were super cold sitting on the lake but other than that it was great. He had a smile on his face the whole time.The other thing that was great was seeing the diversity of people. There were all types of people. One picnic table of players looked like extras from The...

Pokémon GO! The Adventure Continues…

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I have been playing this game for a while now. I haven’t really thought about it until right now. It seems like the game has only been out for a short time, but it has actually been a few months. I’ve heard there is a certain level of fatigue but I am still enjoying playing.So last week I was SO excited to go play after work on Friday. Work has been a bit stressful lately. I have been developing a new website and there has been a lot of pressure to get it done as quickly as possible. So I was able to leave work before noon due to an abundance of hours put in on the new website. I had my money, my new battery backup, my change of clothes…and I had a cold. A lousy head cold. Due to the long hours and visiting visitors, my sleep was lacking and a cold took up residence in my skull.Alas, I was not going to give up. I stopped by the local store on the way to the Zoo and...

NERD ALERT!!!

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NERD ALERT! Is that still a thing? I remember growing up, being a nerd was the worst thing ever. At the time older people would say, “Look around, all those “nerds” will be the people you are working for.”Well I wouldn’t say that exactly, but it is funny how popular things like Pokémon GO have gotten. The rise of comic book movies is another example. Speaking of geeking out and Pokémon GO… I am so looking forward to Friday. School starts soon so my hours at work get condensed. I start later and end at the same time. In the summer I can start earlier so I get off early on Fridays. The last couple weeks I had visitors at the house so I was going home to spend time with them. Now I have my last Friday to myself.I am going to the zoo. The Milwaukee Zoo is one of the best places to POGO in Milwaukee. I just got my hair cut, so I’m looking nice. I...