Random Snippets #2

Well, I have it scheduled to write a post today in my blogging schedule, so here I am.

Heh heh. Yeah, I don’t have a blogging schedule in case you haven’t noticed by the lack of posts in the last two weeks. But today is the day when I shall break that streak! I have lots of random photography and topics that I wanted to post about, so I decided to do another one of my random posts. I haven’t done one in forever anyway.

My last post was about random events that happened over Summer, but this post will have more random photography and thoughts and such.

Shall we begin?

Topic #1: Finger Ducks

I invented these a few weeks ago and they are truly amazing. I have prepared a tutorial for you all so that you can have your very own finger ducks.

Step 1: Gather your supplies.Ā You will need fingers and a Sharpie/pen.


Step 2: Make the eyes.Ā Select a finger to use, and make two eyes right above the fingernail.


Step 3: Make the nose (or beak?) holes.Ā Make two more dots towards the bottom of your fingernail for the nose/beak holes.


Step 4 (optional): Make a line around the beak. (This is optional, but my friend and sister thinks it makes the duck look better. The original finger duck didn’t have this though.) Trace your fingernail with your pen or Sharpie to outline the beak.


I hope this was a helpful tutorial! I’m sure finger ducks will be quite valuable in future situations where… I don’t know. You need ducks on your fingers?

You can also make toe ducks, but if you go barefoot like me (betcha couldn’t guess that I ever went barefoot) then your toes might not be the best canvas for ducks.

**Note** I didn’t get a new camera, I just took this pictures with Allison’s. And yes, I have not yet mastered a dSLR as you can see from the orangeish tint.

Topic #2: Jeff’s Welded Creations

My brother Jeff saw some welded creations in a gift shop when we went to Amelia Island, FL this summer and he decided he wanted to make his own. He’s made five or six things so far and I really like them. Here are two pictures of his creations.



Besides the baseball player (which he painted, in case you couldn’t tell) and scooter man, Jeff has also made a dog, a guy walking a dog, and an airplane. The scooter man was his first one and all the others he gave away as gifts so now he just has scooter man.

Topic #3: Thistles

I took some pictures of thistles by a fence the other day and so here they are. I don’t like the actual thistle plant, but I do like the flowers. šŸ™‚

thistle 1

thistle 2

thistle 3

thistle 4

thistle 5

thistle 6

thistle 7

thistle 8

thistle 9

thistle 10

thistle 12

Topic #4: Art Lately

I’m not a huge artist, but I do enjoy making ATCs (Artist Trading Cards – learn about them here) and I’ve been making a bunch lately. (You can see my finger duck in most of these pictures.)

This one was inspired by flowers printed on some tissue paper I got at Hobby Lobby. šŸ˜€


Not a very great picture, but this one is just a flatlay sort of drawing.


YAY FOR SILLY SONGS WITH LARRY! This is from one of my favorite silly songs, “Endangered Love” (see the masterpiece here).


This one’s not my favorite because the colors are kinda muddled and it looks kind of sketchy, but I drew this off of a picture I had taken of some sunflowers in our flower bed.


I decided to do a sunset/sunrise over a lake with my new Prismacolor colored pencils. The colors didn’t blend quite like I had hoped but it was fun to make. šŸ™‚


I drew a succulent and didn’t know what to do with the extra space so I did a bible verse. šŸ™‚


Random poppy-like flower.


This is one of my favorites. It’s off of a picture my sister took but I just made it a bit more cartoon-y. Snickers is adorable!




Random orange and blue pineapple.


This is probably the one of the randomest ATCs I’ve made. I was going to make it into a song lyric calligraphy sort of thing, but I messed up so I colored over everything with blue except a tiny spot where I made a duck.



And finally, BASIL! This looks quite like a lot of my art – sketchy, smudgy, and slightly disproportionate – but hopefully Basil’s cuteness and her lopsided ears make up for it.


Topic #5: Rainbows

The other day there was a beautiful rainbow that I got some surprisingly decent pictures of.

At first it was kind of faint and hardly visible…


But after a few minutes it got way brighter!


Annoying waterspots on my lens.



This is my favorite picture of the ones I got. šŸ™‚


Topic #6: Donkeys

I don’t believe I’ve talked much about my love of donkeys on here. So now I shall.

I guess I’ve always liked donkeys, but last year I started really liking them. They just look so calm, gentle, and at ease with the world! And their ears are amazing. They just seem so lovable!

I want a donkey.


I have asked for a donkey for my birthday and put it on mom’s shopping list (sadly I don’t think Walmart had donkeys) but I have no donkey yet. I’m not exactly saving up for one yet ’cause I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get one, but I really hope to sometime.

It's a donkey in a flower crown!


I think mini donkeys are cute too, but I’d prefer a full-sized donkey. They seem more donkey-ish and they also have bigger ears. Sadly, I haven’t found a very practical use for a donkey yet. I have convinced several of my family members that donkeys are fantastic though!



So if you all have any tips for getting donkeys or any good uses for donkeys (besides amazing, fantastic, long-eared, adorable pets) do tell.

Topic #7: Baseball

Sorry, I know most of you aren’t very into sports (and especially not poor forgotten baseball), but this is my blog so I shall talk about baseball, even if it’s only a bit. Humph. šŸ˜›

Anyway, the Nationals didn’t make it past the first postseason series. šŸ˜¦ The Cubs beat them (but the Nats did pretty good). The Cubs were beaten last night by the Dodgers though, so they won’t be able to play in the World Series. (I’m actually kinda happy about that because they won last year plus we got beaten by the Cubs.) So the Dodgers will either play the Astros or the Yankees. If the Yankees win their game with the Astros tonight then they’ll go to the World Series. The Astros, however, need to win two more games before the Yankees win one to make it to the World Series. I’m personally rooting for the Astros (but I’m not terribly opinionated; the Yankees are fine too) to win the World Series.

Now wasn’t that interesting?

Oh, be quiet crickets.

Thus ends my random snippets post. I hope you all enjoyed it?

have you heard any silly songs with larry? which is your favorite?

tips for why i should get a donkey/how to get a donkey?

do you have a favorite baseball team?

megan sign-off 2

P.S. I kind of revamped my “WordPress Kid Blogs” site which you can take a look at here.

123 thoughts on “Random Snippets #2

  1. That duck is so cute! And so are the welded figures, and your ACTs…and your photography is spectacular!! I love snippets. šŸ™‚ I love baseball, but my team is super terrible – the Philadelphia Phillies. They won the World Series in 2008, but that was when I was 4, so I don’t really remember that. I’m not sure who I’m going for this year – usually I go for National league teams, so IDK….

    Great post!!

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    1. Thanks! šŸ˜€ And thanks and thanks!
      You like baseball? Woohoo! Aw, yeah. Well at least they have won the World Series before. And there’s always 2018! šŸ™‚ Yeah, I kind of want a National League team to win too, but the Cubs beat the Nats this year and last year the Dodgers beat them, so now I have kind of a grudge against both.
      Thanks! And thank you for the comment, Catharine!


      1. Baseball is pretty much the only sport (other than running, but that’s not the same) that I understand. We can always hope for the future, maybe next year the Nats will beat the Cubs! And maybe the Phillies won’t be last place in the East. Oh well.
        I enjoy reading your blog so much! How long have you been doing it?


      2. Yeah, football is confusing, even though people have tried to explain it to me. I sort of understand it… But baseball’s better. šŸ˜‰ Yeah! Too bad that Nats and the Phillies can’t both make it to the post season. šŸ˜¦ Although actually there’s the wild card! šŸ˜€ So it is possible.
        Thank you! I’m so glad you do! I’ve been blogging since February 2014. šŸ™‚


  2. I love all of your pictures! Especially the rainbow ones ā€” so pretty!! I am a huge fan of sports and I actually enjoyed your baseball talk šŸ˜‰ Iā€™m rooting for the Astros too.


  3. Ooh, finger ducks! XD I would prefer to always be barefoot, but my mom won’t let me. šŸ˜›

    Those thistle flowers ARE really pretty! They’re just so….purple! XD

    I really like those ATCs, I love the succulent one and all the bunny ones! šŸ˜€ AAH, VEGGIE TALES!!

    Ahh!! Those rainbows are so pretty!

    Aww…those donkeys are the cutest. ā¤ Let's see….well, you can save energy by riding a donkey everywhere instead of driving??? You can…well…er…sorry, I'm out of ideas!

    Haha, yes, I'm pretty sure that Walmart doesn't sell donkeys. (Unfortunately) Hey, you should adopt a donkey and save a life! I'm pretty sure that if people can adopt SNAKES then they can adopt donkeys too.

    In the city where my brother goes to college, they have a Walmart and somebody got shot there and killed! So now I have Walmartphobia. šŸ˜›

    Hmm, well, I don't have half an idea of what you're saying when you talk about baseball, but I agree with you that football is horrible! (I remember that you mentioned it in another post) My friend really likes football, and she came over when a game was on, and I had to drag her away while jumping and screaming, "THERE'S ONLY FIVE SECONDS LEFT, WHAT COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN IN FIVE SECONDS!?"

    That was for a community group so there were lots of other people. Her mom made a delicious pie, on a random note. So, after I succeeded in dragging her away, we decided to ride bikes. We suffered immensely getting one bike out of the garage. Then, it didn't work. So, we got another one out, and oh, it was so hard! My arms ache still. Then, she had to go and for all our painful work, we never ever got to ride bikes.

    Sorry for this very long comment. šŸ˜›


    1. Yay I’m finally replying!
      Well, you probably get less foot injuries that way, so that’s good.
      Purple is a great adjective to describe them with. XD
      Thank you Enni! AND YAY VEGGIETALES!
      Yeah, they were quite amazing. šŸ™‚
      Yes. Donkeys are great. That might work… maybe? But thanks for the suggestion! Hehe! Maybe so! šŸ˜€ You can adopt snakes?
      Oh my. That’s frightening.
      That was really funny about your friend watching football! Once my friend said she couldn’t watch baseball because her brother wanted to watch football and I felt very sad for her. SNIFF! What a horrible tragedy! XD
      Oh dear. That’s too bad you didn’t get to ride the bikes.
      No problem! Thanks for leaving it! (Poor comment. It was left by Enni. Abandoned! XD)

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      1. Yay!
        Hmm….probably. XD
        Haha, there’s no other way! Maybe vibrant…colorful?
        Possibly?? I know!
        Yes…it is!
        Oh no, that’s horrible – poor friend and heartless brother.
        Yes…it was rather frustrating.
        You’re welcome! (Haha)

        Do you know those poems like this:

        (Yes I know, I was just trying to get words)
        How would you write one about a DONKEY?1\


  4. The welded creations look so cool! And I love those ATCs of the bunnies. šŸ™‚
    I understand your ramblings about baseball… I’d have an urge to do the same about basketball. šŸ˜›


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      1. College basketball is definitely my favorite, but I follow NBA when it concerns my favorite former college players. šŸ˜‰



  5. Barbara manatee, manatee, you are the one for me,one for me, you are the one i love, one i love! love that song!


    1. No it didn’t. I’m just waiting to reply until I’m on the laptop because on the iPad it covers up your comment when I hit reply. Since it was so long I kinda needed to reply to a little bit of it, read some more, and reply some more. XD But I did get it!

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      1. Okay, that’s perfectly fine! šŸ˜€ I’ve just heard of comments getting spammed because they were really long. I’ve never had it actually happen, though.

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  6. Ehehe, I love the Finger Ducks!! šŸ˜€
    Oh!! I have a welded violinist, it’s so neat!! Way to go Jeff!!
    Agreed, the thistle can be fun to photograph, but not fun to dig up šŸ˜› Great photography, the bee looks awesome šŸ˜€
    WOW! I also love the rainbow photo, with the barn!! So pretty!!

    Have a great weekend!


  7. Those rainbow pictures are beautiful! I love rainbows, but I haven’t seen one in a while. I really like your ATCs, too, especially the bunny ones and the poppy flower one. I do like silly songs with Larry, but I don’t really know that many. We only have a few Veggie Tales videos, so I haven’t seen that many. We have the “Oh where is my hairbrush” silly song, which is funny. Have you seen that one?
    As you probably know, I don’t have a favorite baseball team…baseball just isn’t my sport. šŸ˜‰ My brother likes baseball, but even he likes basketball better. I basically got interested in basketball because of my brothers. šŸ™‚


  8. This is really cool! I love your blog! In the first pic of the donkeys one of the donkeys looks like he’s smiling! I love your ATC’s too. Will you check out my blog?


  9. I have to tell you that I was coloring an adult coloring book page with the scripture verse, “If God is for us, who can be against us” just a few minutes ago!
    I loved all your ATC’s, pictures, oh and I like baseball too. I’m just not that good at playing it šŸ™‚


      1. Haha šŸ˜‚ yeah, for the record, I have fingers. Nice fingers…. I just couldn’t help but ask šŸ˜„ā¤


  10. This is an awesome post! I especially love the “silly songs with Larry”. Next you have to do The Belly Button song… (jk) šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚


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