Monday, June 18, 2018

Day 2153: Behind and working on postcards.

Scott: ink drawing, watercolor, collage & (step  7) digital

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Still behind and working on postcards when I can.

step 1

When drawing with an permanent ink brush 
I often make mistakes which stay and I try to work around.

step 2

Adding watercolor skin tone visually softens some of the mistakes.

step 3

More watercolor for background, 

step 4

and more watercolor for the hair, even though it may be covered,
 it gives me an idea of the hair shape I want to use.


About 15 torn pieces of test for the hair.

step 6

A bit of scribble and lines. Maybe okay, maybe not.
The initial mistakes are 
still there, but hopefully less obvious?

I had another big day on Father's Day.
Super Dad, Superman drove WonderWoman, Grandhunks 1 & 3 
and I to church at Eastside. A wonderful service & message. 

Eastside, Anaheim Hills, CA

After, he drove us to Social for brunch, where GH #2 was working.

After, I drove home to work on postcards, returning @ 4:30.
SM, WW, all GH's # 1, 2 &3,  Grandparents, Hoda & Mike & I
all went to Yorba Linda High School gym to cheer on
10 year old Logan, who plays basketball in summer league. 

Jordan, Logan, Jake & Zack

Logan & his 3 cousins, Jordan, Jake & Zack. 
Logan's team won.

Zack, Bassel, Jordan & Jake

Wishing their Dad a Happy Father's Day & cheering for Logan.
After the game Logan's parents, Lauren & Jimmy joined us at ...

Mike, Hoda, jacki,Tarek, Jordan, Logan, Zack, Jake, Lauren, Jimmy, Erin and Bassel

All 12 of us gathered to eat & celebrate the 3 Dad's.

Jake, Bassel, Zack, Hoda, Jimmy, Jordan, Logan Tarek & Mike

Also honoring Hoda & Mikes & 3 sons, Tarek, Bassel and Jimmy. 
And, their 4 sons, Jordan, Jake, Zack and Logan.
Tarek, the school teacher, is adding to the photo. 

Jake, Bassel, Zack & Jordan

A great Father's Day 2018

A smile for Monday ...

A 65 year old woman had a heart attack and was taken to 
the hospital. While on the operating table she had a near
death  experience. Seeing God, she asked "Is my time up?"

God said, "No, you have another 33 years, 
2 months and 8 days to live."

Upon recovery, the woman decided to stay in the hospital and have a face-lift, liposuction, breast implants, and a tummy tuck. She even had someone come in and change

her hair color & brighten her teeth! Since she had so much more time to live, she figured she might
as well make the most of it.

After her last operation, she was released from the
hospital. While crossing the street on her way home, 
she was struck by a bus and killed.

Arriving in front of God, she demanded, 
"I thought you said I had another 33 years?   
Why didn't you pull me from out of the path of the bus?"

God replied:

“I didn't recognize you!"

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Day 2152: It takes a dojo, it takes a family.

Claire: ink, watercolor & collage postcard

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Saturday was our annual Shito-Ryu, Genbu-Kai Karate-Do Picnic!

Held at the beautiful Irvine Park.

An annual event for all jr. and adult karate-ka.

Lets take some pictures ...

partial group photo by Mas Okumura

and we're all there because of Demura sensei,

Demura Sensei & Mei Okumura

the second most popular was ...

Yuki Okumura.

photos by Mas & Mei Okumura

the better photos by Mas & Mei Okumura

the better photos by Mas & Mei Okumura

view from my chair


A special thank you to Demura sensei for you guidance.
To Kinue Demura for organizing the refreshments, a big job.
To Mike Keating for saving our spot from 6AM! A hard job.
To Juan Moreno, Jesse Ceme & Sean Demura for help
and organizing the baseball game, activities & pinata.
It takes a dojo.

And if that wasn't enough, I was lucky to be invited to a party!

You see, almost family, Fumiko Martinez just graduated 
 in Law & Political Science at University of California, Irvine
And her family knows how to party!

with family and friends ready to honor the graduate.

I have known Fumiko since she was riding in her Mom's tummy.
She is blessed with terrific parents, family, husband and daughter,
who have all supported her dreams, which are still in progress.
Fumiko is off to law school! Look out world, here she comes!

We are all so happy for Fumiko, and proud of her achievements!

It takes a family!

A smile for Sunday ...