Contemplating on Old Movies as an Artform



Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I woke up and ate my raw vegan breakfast burrito with a cup of Moka-style espresso, topped with homemade almond milk froth. I also added some agave and cinnamon to my morning espresso coffee. As I enjoyed sipping my coffee, I noticed the time is 11:11am. My evening agenda includes another hiking trail, in Turtle Rock, but this one is by an elementary school, and I have never been to this one before. So, it will be a new trail to check out. I think that it was mentioned that this trail has sidewalks rather than a rough terrain. I also should stop at the gas station for this week’s gas. I should return home around 8:30pm or 9pm, but I think they might want to hang out at the town center by my house, afterwards. So, I might hang out with them for a while.

I decided to recharge my iPhone, but I am not sure it will be fully charged by 5pm. So, I might not take it with me on this hike.

While blogging this morning, I watched the old classic film, The Birds, in which I think it is a very good drama, filled with suspense, similar to the film Psycho. And, I don’t think either film is scary or  either of these films have any form of horror. I just don’t get why they promoted these two classic films as horror films. But when I was a teen interested in horror films, I didn’t fall for these promotions because if I had watched it at a young age, I would have been disappointed that it isn’t even scary. But now that I watched it on cable, at an older and more mature age, in which my taste in movies has matured to independent, foreign films, and old classics, I appreciate these old films for the classic dramas that they are, even though I have no idea who these actors are because they are all before my time. I am sure all these actors are all dead, although some of these old films have been colored to give them a cool vintage appearance.




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Touchstones Meditations for May 31.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tuesday’s Touchstones meditations quote is by Arthur Jersild, and it states “Compassion is the ultimate and most meaningful embodiment of emotional maturity. It is through compassion that a person achieves the highest peak and deepest reach in his or her search for self-fulfillment. Today, I will practice compassion in my relationships.”

Wild Wood Card reading for Tuesday, 5.31.16

Page of Vessels card had to do with the Otter, and it depicts a nature scene, where an otter is sitting on a large rock that overlooks a river as he carefully watching something in his view. It has to do with knowing your feelings well and taking action based on these feelings. It has to do with doing something new for the first time, which can be quite scary. So, you might be very careful and cautious, doing it slowly as you make observations.

The 7 of Arrows card has to do with Insecurity. You might be insecure and scared about doing something, due to past failures and rejections, and you just feel that you lost hope. You just need to keep trying anyway.

The 2 of Arrows card has to do with a Decision. It is important to make a decision about something and just take a risk. There is likely to be a positive outcome, if you really believe in your ideas and feelings.

In the numerology aspect of this reading, these three cards add up to 10, and the number 10 reduces to 1. The number 1 means creation, leadership, new beginnings, and taking charge.


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Traveling From Real Life to Internet Life And Back

 

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Monday, May 30, 2016

At 9:30am, I decided to drive to Mother’s Market, just in case that woman showed up with the homeless shihtzu. But I waited for twenty minutes, and no one showed up. She has my phone number, and if she can’t find anyone else, then she can call me to see if I am still interested. I came back home, made my vegan cappuccino, and turned on my computer. I have a writers’ meetup at Panera Bread at 6pm, and I want to check it out, mostly to network for possible creative jobs in the area as well as chat about writing, my graphic novel, and writer’s block. It is quiet today because it is Memorial Day. But when I was waiting by Mother’s Market, I noticed that the grocery store was closed, although many people came by, hoping it was still opened for last minute grocery shopping. Although there were cars driving by, in and out of the complex, and Sport Chalet building is now completely empty, the area seemed very peaceful, quiet and relaxing, with occasional people walking their dog.

At 10:20am, I drove back home, and entered IMVU world, where I noticed that I received a Memorial Day gift, which is a wooden picnic table, filled with sliced watermelon, other desserts, and some sandwiches. I placed this picnic table by my huge beach house, which also has the private jet.  I took some snapshots and uploaded the animated scene, where my avatar is eating a sandwich and chatting with herself. But I noticed that when she chats, the designer forgot to make the avatar’s mouth move. But she does a lot of hand gestures to indicate that she is chatting, maybe in a closed mouth way, like how quiet people talk.

At 3:30pm, I rode my Huffy to the town center and back, and I noticed that there were some people hanging out there on Memorial Day.

At 5:30pm, I drove to Panera Bread to meet some writers working on their projects. We stayed there for two hours, and my mouth got dry. The weather feels very humid these days that I can’t even leave Gumby’s cat food out for him all day or ants will accumulate. So, I bought a Peach/Blueberry Power Smoothie, which was good, and it woke me up because I was feeling hot and tired. I think it is the humid weather. I decided to write about the next scenes, which has to do with the apartment complex and one eerie girl escaping. I am not sure how much pages are needed to draw these scenes.

I returned home and noticed that time is 8:19pm.


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Staying Busy With Variety

Sunday, May 29, 2016

I woke up early, and I looked out the window, to notice a cloudy Sunday morning, but I needed to do some errands. So, I proceeded to make my breakfast and coffee, and suddenly I glanced at the digital time to notice 8:19am. At 11am, I drove to Best Buy because I remembered that I needed to buy new RCA cables for the new DVR. Although the sky looks cloudy, I noticed that the weather feels humid. The Nordstrom department store is still undergoing its remodeling, and the third floor is now the men’s department. The floor looks nice. I noticed lots of denim clothing had some metallic hologram design in a variety of soft colors, which goes well with my post I blogged last night under my Fashion Blogger site. The clothing I saw looked like spray paint was used to create a metallic rainbow-like effect over the denim skirt.

On my way home, I stopped at Mother’s Market because I remembered that Gumby was out of litter for his box. I also bought him cat food because he has enough food until this Friday. It should last until the end of June. Outside the grocery store, I met a woman with a 2-year-old shihtzu, and this poor shihtzu is looking for a home because his human died. So, I gave her my number because I used to have three shihtzus and a Siamese cat before, and now I have one cat, who was also adopted due to his owner’s death. I am willing to take the poor shihtzu, if it needs a home, and give it a happy home like Gumby. But I don’t know how many other people asked about the dog.

I came home and made myself a raw vegan burrito with some kale, avocado, onions, and basil. I also ate raw vegan falafel because they are good.

I think I will ride my bicycle to the town center and read for a while as well as get some exercise. I have two Meetups for Monday and Tuesday afternoon, as well as Monday morning appointment to discuss the homeless dog.


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Touchstones Meditations for May 30.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Monday’s Touchstones meditations quote is by Hal Borland, and it states “A frontier is never a place; it is a time and way of life. Frontiers pass, but they endure in their people. I am grateful for past frontiers that endure within me. They have strengthened and deepened my manhood.”

Wild Wood Card Reading for Monday, 5.30.16

These three cards have to do with life purpose, fire and passion.

The 9 of Bows card has to do with Respect. It has to do with overcoming situations and finding your way through a mess. You might get flashbacks of certain past experiences, which is probably to remind you how you overcame certain situations and moved on in your life. It is important to use your past experience to improve your current situation so that your future will also be happier.

The 10 of Bows card has to do with Responsibility. Move forward with everything you have learned, and move toward your destination, working on your projects.

Knight of Bows card has to do with a pretty Fox in its nature hometown. The fox has to do with being cunning, wise and stealth. It is important to be clever, as you move along in your life path. Keep on trying things until it works. Don’t give up! Keep moving on and moving forward in life.

In the numerology aspect of these cards, they add up to 20, and the number 20 reduces to 2. The number 2 means cooperation, relationships, and enthusiasm. So, it is important to go out, connect, and check out different opportunities. Follow your dreams…


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Touchstones meditations for May 29

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sunday’s Touchstones meditation quote is by Janie Gustafson, and it states “We cannot approach prayer as we do everything else in our push-button, instant society. There are no prayer pills or enlightenment capsules. I return now to my dialogue with God, asking only for knowledge of God’s will and the power to carry it out.”

Card Reading for Sunday, 5.29.16

These three cards have to do with remembering happy times from your past, when you were a child, and you now realize that these happy times have ended. You will try to recapture those past moments when you were filled with hope.

The 4 of Wands card depicts a little girl jumping for joy at her new treehouse that her father just built for her. Something today will remind you of happier times in your childhood that you wish was still a part of your life.

The Death Card, 13th card, depicts a female grim reaper, which signifies some kind of ending to something. (It seems that the old are all the stores and gyms closing down, which also signifies changes in life, and adapting to these changes with new ways of spending one’s life).

Knight of Swords card depicts a knight riding on a horse, and charging full force ahead, ready to take action and make things happen in a positive way. His sword is sparkling and shiny, which has to do with looking forward toward the new, not the old. You might act in an extreme way in order to recreate your past happier times that you remember and not realizing that you need to live for, as well as in the present moment.

In the numerology aspect of this reading, these cards add up to 18, and the number 18 reduces to 9. The number 9 means spirituality, completion, and end of a cycle. Move on from the past, and just live for the present, making the most of your present life.


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Touchstones Meditations for May 28

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday’s Touchstones meditations quote is by Ken Feit, and it states “I sidestep the either/or choices of logic and choose both. Today, I will be open to more possibilities in my thinking.”

Card Reading for Saturday, 5.28.16

Queen of Cups card has to do with love and being of service to others. It is about a healing ability.

The 9 of Pentacles card is in reverse, which indicates that you might be more interested in having fun because life is short.

The 10 of Wands card indicates that you might have too much to handle. And, it is important to do one thing at a time, step by step, day by day, so that it doesn’t overwhelm you and stress you out.

In the numerology aspect of this reading, these cards add up to 20, and the number 20 reduces to 2. The number 2 means relationships, cooperation, and helping others. It can also have to do with love and romance. It is important to listen to your feelings on Saturday, and connect with others, because it might lead you to a new romance.  And, something good will come out of today’s encounters.

I really don’t have any plans for this Saturday. I might check out the Indie Filmmakers group and/or check out the Sports Authority going out of business sale.


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Touchstones Meditations for May 27.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Friday’s Touchstones meditations quote is by Alan Watts, and it states “At times almost all of us envy the animals. They suffer and die, but do not seem to make a ‘problem’ of it. Today, I will use the simplicity of the animals as my guide.”

This quote goes well with the animal guides cards that I have, in which each card is a specific wildlife animal, where this animal’s specific traits, personality and surviving intuition provides useful guides for everyday survival tactics and strategies.

Card Reading for Friday, 5.27.16

Queen of Pentacles card indicates that there are changes ahead for this weekend, especially in your finances or career.

The Justice card, 11th card, is in reverse, which indicates that you are taking certain actions which are different in order to make positive changes in your life.

The 2 of Cups card indicates these actions will lead you to a new romance and your destination in life for a better future ahead.

In the numerology aspect of these three cards, there cards add up to 14, and the number 14 reduces to 5. The number 5 means freedom.


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Touchstones Meditations for May 26th

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thursday’s Touchstones Meditations quote is by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and it states “A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. Today, I am grateful for my imagination. I will be open to having faith in possibilities.”

Thoth Card Reading for Thursday, 5.26.16

The 8 of Trumps card is the Adjustment card, and it is in reverse, which indicates that you want to do things differently. This card has to do with cause and effect. You will somehow be inspired to act in a different way in order to bring in more changes into your life. (I notice that this card has a lot of blue shades with some chartreuse).

Knight of Wands card indicates that you strongly feel that you need to work on doing things differently in your life. (I notice that this card has a lot of orange, red and yellow colors, which look like the colors of a wild fire blaze. And, the knight wears a gold outfit as he charges forth on his horse toward his destination. It looks very forceful and dramatic).

The 11 of Trumps card is the Lust card, which indicates strength and a sexual connotation. This card indicates that you need to channel your energy into doing things differently, you will create something new and you will also have a positive outcome. (I noticed lots of gold in this card).

He adds a fourth card, which is the Ace of Disks, and it is in reverse, indicating a positive outcome in career and/or health.

In the numerology aspect of this reading, these cards add up to 21, and the number 21 reduces to 3. The number 3 means expression. Let it all out and express yourself.


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Character Profile Analysis

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I added this promo postcard that I drew in Adobe Illustrator because my graphic novel that I am currently working on will be a prequel to this first novel I wrote and self-published on lulu.com. This girl on this postcard is the main character in my first novel, and she will also be the main character in my graphic novel, but the title for the graphic novel will be different, which will be the last thing that I work on.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

I slept late last night because I was playing a stupid game and I didn’t want to stop in the middle. I just wanted to finish it before I closed down my computer for the night. And, when I finished, I noticed that it was very late. So, I went straight to bed. I woke up little bit tired, and I lay in bed until 8am, before I got ready for yoga. As I was making my hot oatmeal cereal with some blueberries, I glanced at the digital clock to notice 8:19am. It just seems very quiet this morning, for some reason. So, my plans today include going to two yoga classes, one at noon and one at 7:45pm, and drawing some rough sketches in my rough draft of my graphic novel. I just need to keep my main character moving forward. While typing this, I just got an interesting idea for my graphic novel. I think I will use those sample readings on youtube for main character in order to help her move forward. I might even do it for the top 6 main characters as a part of their character profile analysis. But, actually, I only gave birthday to the main character, her best friend, and her sister, as well as another female character, out of these top 6. I don’t have a birthdate of two of these top 6. So, I might just use the videos for the main character to help narrow and focus on the plot more, and create more detailed scenes, which will lead me to the conclusion.

Oh, I just remembered that it really doesn’t matter what their birthdate is because these sample video card readings are for everyone, regardless of their birthdate. That is why they sound so broad like those astrological signs. Each person who reads, or watches these youtube reading videos, needs to put it in the context of their own life, and what they are actually doing in their life, which involves their goals, aspirations, and background. It will vary for each person because each person watches the video from a different perspective, regarding their individual lifestyle and personality. And, sometimes, it might seem off from one’s life, but it is still interesting to check out for fun.


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