I haven’t posted in a month. A part of me wonders why I care, so next to no one reads my blog anyway.

But I write this blog for myself and not anyone else anyway.

I guess part of the reason for this blog is to make me feel self important. I convince myself that I have ideas and accomplishments worth letting the world see. It doesn’t matter if they actually do see or not; the fact that there is a chance is enough.

It also helps me review what I have accomplished throughout the week and give myself a part on the back and let’s me dump off random motivational rambles, because the only place they’re acceptable I’d fictional worlds and social media.

Honestly, I sometimes feel like social media is a weird sort of fictional world.

Anyway, I don’t really have a practical use for a blog. I keep one because I enjoy the action of keeping one.

A Ramble About Christmas Decorations

I enjoy decorating for the holidays. I’m not into stuff like giant inflatables, or really, giant anything in the way of yard decorations, but I do like decorating. I always decorate my room with some decorations I’ve picked up and made over the years, and my family has a Christmas tree along with a few other small decorations.

There have been times where I’ve felt like all the Christmas lights do sometimes feel like a waste on people’s electrical bills (especially those two houses on the corner who have more Christmas lights than pretty much the entire rest of the block combined) and as I said I don’t like how just oversized and ridiculous a few of the yard decorations I’ve seen.

There is such a thing as overdoing it.

But I do like Christmas decorations. I was mentioning some of my feeling about this to my eldest brother, and he told me he actually like Christmas decorations a lot to. Why? Because they made people feel jolly and happy. The world is capable of producing a lot of electricity, but it has struggled sometimes in producing a lot of happiness. And Christmas is in many ways a holiday about peace and happiness. That’s why it’s accompanied with giving and charities and trying to make sure people have warm clothing for the upcoming winter (my school does a yearly project of trying to get coats, hats, and gloves for needy kids). And that’s one of the reasons it’s awesome.

Religious or not, I think the vast majority of people can agree that spreading joy is one of the best things to do. I know a lot of people find Christmas chaotic, but I suppose that’s because, first of all, it’s over commercialized, and second of all, bringing joy is very tiring work even without it being over commercialized.

Artwork. Like, Lots of It.


It’s been so long since I’ve posted my artwork! So I’ve got a lot to catch up on.


Cat and Wolf Cover (official)

Final draft! Yes, I know it’s very similar to the idea draft, but I think the overall appearance is more magical girl-ish. Plus, you can see a few of the minor character’s animals within the words.

In the Spotlight

I did this picture as a practice for action poses. I’m not too fond of how the lighting turned out, but it is one of the best action poses I’ve ever done.
I still really need to work on action poses.Destroyed Barriers

I love this couple! This is Rogue and Rosemary from my story Dream Academy. They’re royalty from waring races, that end up falling in love while trying to break up his sister and her cousin who have fallen in love with each other.


I haven’t started on these two’s story yet, but they’re going to be the main character of one of my comics. They’re also my roleplaying characters from Pathfinder.
I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty proud of my sky.

Halloween Witch Re-Draw

It’s a little bit later for Halloween, isn’t it? I actually completed this about two days after Halloween, and am only now posting it.
It’s a re-drawing, but not of a picture I have posted online. The picture its a re-drawing of is one of my oldest pictures, and the first that got me into art. I was feeling kind of depressed about my artistic ability, so I decided to re-draw it to show how far I’ve come.
As it is though, this isn’t one of my best pictures. But it’s still way better than the one I drew in fourth grade.
His Excitement:Her Peace

I started this picture on me and my boyfriend’s 1-year anniversary, earlier this month.
Anyway, the picture was kind of based on our relationship. I’m weird and strange and energetic, and that excites him, coloring his world and giving him excitement.
He, on the other hand, calms me down. I’m intense, I’m emotional, and being around someone who isn’t helps me feel at peace and content.
It’s really nice.

Rhubarb and Apple Cupcake

I haven’t spent much time inventing recipes. Actually, this recipe will only be my second attempt, and first successful one. It started when I wanted to make cupcakes my sister requested a rhubarb and apple. I couldn’t find a recipe I liked. I could find muffins, and full sized cakes, but nothing small and fluffy.

So, I made my own recipe.IMG_20170904_1507402_rewind

So, here’s the recipe:

Rhubarb and Apple Cupcakes


2 cups flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. cloves

3 tsp. allspice

2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter

2 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

1 cup rhubarb (diced)

1 cup Apple (peeled and diced)


Preheat oven to 350°F. Fill muffin tin with cupcake wrappers. (This recipe makes about a dozen and a half cupcakes)

Mix together butter, flour, brown sugar, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and the spices. In a separate bowl mix together eggs and buttermilk. Mix together both mixtures and fold in apples and rhubarb.

Fill muffin tins about 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven for about 12-16 minutes.



I haven’t tried any variations yet, but from my family’s feedback, I think these might improve the recipe.

1. Add another half cup of Apple’s

2. Increase the amount of spices, particularly of the cinnamon.

3. Add gingerIMG_20170904_1507568_rewind


Most of my week was spent with either band or studying, but there were a few other minor things I accomplished.


For one thing, I invented a cupcake recipe. I’ll post the recipe later today, but, here’s a picture as a sneak peek.IMG_20170904_1507402_rewind

On top of that, me and my sister repainted a doll crib. It was white, but the paint was chipping off. So, we ended up sorting through our family’s old paint collection, getting rid of a lot of old stuff, and finding this purple paint that was still in good condition. I think it was the same as the ones on our living room walls.

It’s pretty now. I’ll post a picture after I finish cleaning up the dolls just side of it.


And, and on the note of posting pictures… I believe I’ve already mentioned on this blog that I put a bunch of my sister’s artwork on the wall…well, here’s photos of that:IMG_20170910_1254197_rewindIMG_20170910_1254478_rewind


I know I haven’t posted in forever! Well, not since over a month at least. Anyway, marching band and school have both started now. Robotics club starts next Thursday. So, life is busy. I’ve been trying to leave time to spend with my family, but it gets hard sometimes. I have tomorrow off of school, but I should probably some work instead of just lazing around. I haven’t accomplished much this weekend-mostly due to me getting sick.

I’m feeling a bit better now, which is good.


I’m not much of a wander. I like Ohio. I like my home in Ohio. Why would I leave? Well, apparently to visit relatives in Canada.

I brought Sprinkles and Cupcake with me. Sprinkles at least is much more adventurous than me. Though, being small as she is; my house is like a town to her. Cupcake’s happy as long as he’s with her.IMG_20170615_0943349_rewind

Still, they were pretty lazy in the car going up. Good thing too; we wouldn’t have room for them to be rowdy.IMG_20170614_0804537_rewind

It was a pretty rainy journey up.IMG_20170615_0944067_rewind

Though it had its moments of sunshine.IMG_20170619_0825457_rewindIMG_20170622_1056454_rewindIMG_20170616_1209247_rewind


Sprinkles and Cupcake really liked my Uncle’s cabin. Which is good because as soon as we got up to Canada we spent most of our time there. Occasionally we’d go to the lake or the community center.

By the way, this lake happens to be lake Winnipeg, which is a really huge lake. Large enough to be a sea, I believe, but fresh water, so isn’t. If you’re ever in the area, it’s a really cool place. And since we went before it was really ‘summertime’ in Canada (the kids were still in school) it was not super crowded!

The community center is also awesome. We mostly went there fore Wi-Fi access, but even without that, it has this really awesome mini museum about the area. Also, tanks filled with live fish. Apparently they also had turtles in the tanks last year.IMG_20170623_1120223_rewind

This is a model they have of what the beach front used to be. It doesn’t look like this anymore. This picture also only gets a very small part of the model.


Anyway, I know most of you don’t care about the models and such, but I found them super cool.

Also, another thing I found super cool at the community center was this sign:IMG_20170623_1221547_rewind As a reader, I consider this awesome.


Also, on the note of signs, this is one I found at a gas station, I don’t see in Ohio very often.IMG_20170628_0419287_rewind



Anyway, I’m back home now. As much as I like that area of Canada, Ohio’s home, and I personally love home. Jacob’s still up in Canada with our Aunt and Uncle, but that’s because up there seems to be better for his health than Ohio. Hopefully he’s enjoying good health and fun.

Heading Off…

I haven’t really posted much this summer. I apologize to my very few and far between readers.

I’m heading off to Canada early tomorrow to go visit my Aunt and Uncle at their cabin by the lake. Which should be fun. I’m staying there for around a week and a half to two weeks. There is an unfortunate 19 hour drive time (which is being traveled in 2 days) but that can’t be helped.

Anyway, here’s what I’ve accomplished so far this summer:

1. Organized major amounts of three rooms

2. Baked a strawberry shortcake, and a couple strawberry pies

3. Read Jane Eyre

4. Knitted a water bottle case

5. Knitted mini boots for a teddy bear

Why I Look For Small Pieces of Happiness

Someone asked me whether I’d rather live in this chaotic world, or die where it’s peaceful.

Look, I’m not going to deny that this world sometimes sucks. Evil is celebrated, cursing is not only expected but respected, being a jerk is okay if it’s for laughs, and the response to kindness and politeness is to make fun of them.

I’m not completely oblivious here.

The thing is that because of this, anything good is considered unimportant or unrealistic. And then they wonder why their so miserable. You’re not going to see good unless you look for it.

The way light filters through leaves.

The way a new mother looks at her child despite all the pain she’s been through.

A small compliment from one acquaintance to another.

I know it’s a hard world to live in. I myself have dreamed of the chance of peace I might find after this life. But until then, I’m going to continue to look for the good. It’s little, but it’s struggling to survive.

Humanity has so many good things about it. The thing is that humanity has started to reject its own goodness, and instead only believe in evil.


But the world still beautiful.