Killing the Mocking Bird

Little black eyes watched box after box rumble underneath him. His head, black to the beak, twitched in anticipation.

Air rushed around his little head, his wings dipped and metallic scents filled his nose. Another sparrow drifted near, resting on an updraft. He watched. He waited. The first sparrow imagined a titter, a laugh … a challenge.

The game was simple. Dive towards the black rock and miss all the metal boxes passing in the way of it. The rewards were bragging rights and the large chest plumes. The risk was death.

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Feeling Maleficent

After watching Maleficent with Angelina Jolie, I decided to draw the misunderstood evil fairy.

The original photo pulled from pinterest somewhere.

The original photo pulled from pinterest somewhere.

After working on the outline and facial features with pencil, I need to figure out what to do with the wings.

After working on the outline and facial features with pencil, I need to figure out what to do with the wings.

My finished product.

My finished product.

Puppy Dog Eyes

I had to escape some of the summer heat in my second-floor, incredibly hot apartment and so decided to visit family leading up to the Fourth of July.

Every morning I wake up and can hear the little rattle of dog tags and get to see these cute brown puppy eyes looking up at me. Being an amateur photographer and really wanting to capture the little red labradoodle’s personality, I took out my camera and started snapping away. After a little while he started trying to gnaw on the strap, so I stopped and played with him for a bit.

Needless to say, playing with a puppy is one of the best stress relievers I have ever known. And Dooley is one of the best players.