Snow Day!

“I found winter!” That was my wake up this morning from my boyfriend as he was trying unbury my car. I knew it had snowed but I wasn’t expecting this much as well as dropping temperatures.

After a hair raising adventure to get some food we decided to just stay in and be cozy the rest of the weekend. While we were out driving in the snow in search of food, we found this cereal.

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It tastes like a weird red velvet cereal. It wasnt as crunchy as normal Cap’n Crunch but it was delicious! After a quick bowl I busted out my movie marathon collection.

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I’ve always wanted the whole Studio Ghibli collection but, it’s a little pricey as a boxed set. So I started buying them one at a time from Walmart. After Kiki’s Delivery Service we took a little break from the movie marathon.

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Nothing says “good clean fun” like tequila and juice. I dont really use measuring devices for cocktails unless it’s a very specific recipe. I just pour until it looks like enough. This particular concoction is lime juice, tequila, and ruby red grapefruit juice.

Mythical Creature: Angel

Angel

This is my latest Kreation for my Mythical Creatures Challenge. This one was a tough one for me cause I feel like I’ve already drawn a ton of angels in my lifetime. After what felt like endless searching for an angel anything that called out to me, I finally decided to just do a basic angel but try out some different brushes/textures.

Normally when I hop on the computer to draw I tend to stick to felt tip or fine tip markers, maybe a little paint and palette smearing for a background and I call it good. I may have gone a little crazy on trying to use different brushes though. I used the Airbrush in different greys for the background which I’m starting to like a whole lot more than just solid color smears. I used the water painting brush for the wings. It took a little getting used to but i do like how the there is some slight texture to the wings. The halo, hairs, face, and gown were all done with the acrylic brush. This one was quite the challenge for me because I ended up having to use the palette to smooth things out so that it didn’t look too lumpy. All the speckles were done with a gloop pen. To be honest, I’d never heard of this one before so I was intrigued to use it. Its a little weird but it does a decent job of getting the speckled texture across. Definitely will need to play with this gloop pen some more. The most difficult one by far was adding texture to the halo. I usuall have a really hard time getting the right shade to make metallic come across, so I figured why not sparkle pen? needless to say I will probably not be using that again. It was difficult because i didn’t want things to fall too far outside the halo but at the same time I wanted an even distribution of glitter.

With the up coming Christmas and New Year’s holidays, I will be making a mega post since I am unsure of what I will be able to do/not do because of my retail work schedule and coordinating family time. Until then, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Vacation week

This past week was my vacation week. While I had grand plans to work on all sorts of things, I only managed to get my nails done. Lol

I really like using Jamberry products because it’s the only nail stuff that survives my retail workday. I never realized how rough I am on my hands and nails until I painted my nails with traditional nail polish. I’m lucky if I can get 24 hours of wear before its completely gone. With jamberry though, I’m generally about to keep a manicure for about a week before my design starts falling off.

Happy Birthday to My Favorite Old Lady

Today is my grandmother’s 90th birthday! Since I will be off enjoy her Surprise Garden Party today I thought I’d share some of the pics I had to clean up for her picture boards.

Fair warning: I don’t really do a lot of photo editing. All I have to work with is the original photo and Windows photo editor.

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Baku the Dream Eater

Baku Gengar

This is my latest Kreation for my Mythical Creatures Challenge. Most creatures on the list I am familiar with to some degree (I know a little of the history or I know it by a different name, etc.) but this Baku creature was completely unheard to me before this challenge. So I had to do a little bit of research before I came up with concepts.

Basically Baku is a dream eater/nightmare eater(a brief history if you are interested https://tinyurl.com/ya4x4ndl).

My immediate first thought was of Gengar and his dream eater abilities as well as this shirt that I own.

I decided I should combine the 2 creatures together for this piece. I think it turned out fairly well, even if it is the wrong pokemon :-P. Heres hoping that the next mythical creature is something just as interesting!

Welcome!

20180803_211225.jpgWelcome everyone and thanks for joining me at Katagi’s Kreations!

I decided to kick off this blog by posting something simple, Dinner. Tonight I went with a prepackaged dill buttered salmon fillet and my very first attempt at cooking zucchinni noodles dressed in a lemon vinaigrette.

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