Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A Funny Thing I Wanted To Share

20 Crochet Memes

I found this on facebook, and decided it needs to be spread far and wide.
I think most of them are pretty hilarious...mainly because they are true :-)


Monday, July 13, 2015

Adventures in ASMR

"What is ASMR?" you ask.

ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. It's a fairly new term used for an ancient concept.  You know how when someone whispers in your ear, you get that tingly sensation in your brain and up your spine? That is ASMR

There are a plethora of wonderful ASMR folks who make delightful videos including role playing, guided meditations, and various sounds, textures, and other tingly triggers. It can be used as relaxation or as a sleep aid by those of us who can't get our shut-eye.

I have been working on an idea for my first ASMR video, and I'm realizing just how many components go into it. I'm using Windows Moviemaker at the moment, for lack of any knowledge of better products. Additionally, I'm pretty much flying by the seat of my pants and learning how to use the software through trial and error. So it's basically been an adventure.

I think I will have to do some research on various movie making software and see about some tutorials on how to accomplish what I am trying to accomplish.

Hopefully in a couple of weeks I'll be able to post it to You Tube as a finished product. I have several ideas for other videos I want to make in the future, so fingers crossed.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

California - Day 4 - Video!


Video from Day 4 at Santa Monica Pier.
This woman is an artist who will create your name out of various beachy, tropical, and California-y themed letters.
I edited the video for size constraints so the quality probably dropped a little as well. If it's too terrible I'll embed it from youtube.
Enjoy :)

California - Day 4

Good afternoon, readers!
Another excerpt of photos from my California trip. These are from Day 4 at the Santa Monica Pier.

An artist was making decorative name posters so we each got one. A video in the next post shows her making this one. 

Route 66 - End of the Line!

I was hoping I wouldn't have a Big moment with this thing. 

Looking up Santa Monica beach from the pier.

One of the many buskers you can find singing for their supper. This man had a pretty diverse repertoire of music. 

Another busker. Her first song was "Lovesong" by the Cure.

A star fish touch tank at the Pier's aquarium. Rough and soft at the same time. 

Jelly fish!

More jellyfish!

 A selfie wall at the aquarium. That's yours truly being petted by some random human.

We decided to eat at Bubba Gumps. These license plates are how you signal your waiter/waitress. This one tells them you don't need anything. There's also one that says "STOP FORREST STOP" and that'll make them stop at your table.

Over all a fun day in California. One of my favorites!

Check out the next post for the video of the artist making the poster!