Summer in Calgary

Hello everyone!

I wanted to share some of the pictures I took when I was home in Calgary this summer.  I hope you enjoy them, especially my favorite, the beautiful blue Alberta skies.

-Mel.


Day 26: One Of Your Hobbies

Today’s post was a bit hard to make, since my biggest hobby is currently writing, either on here or for my campus newspaper. However, I do two of my hobbies that I’d like to share with you today.

One of my hobbies is drawing. I’ve always had an artistic side, and I’ve experimented over the years with a lot of different forms of art. However, I’ve drawn or doodled since I got interested in cartooning when I was young. These days, I mostly draw in the margins of my notebooks, but I also like sitting down and drawing every now and again. The sketch below is one of the better ones that I’ve done of late, even though you can tell I went over it later on.

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Another one of my hobbies is baking, but only when I have time now. I like getting creative with designs on cakes or cupcakes, and experimenting with flavours. I made the cupcakes below the last time I was home, and I’m really happy with how the swirled blue and white icing came out.

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What are some of your hobbies? Let me know in the comments, and I might check out one of them!

-Mel.

 

 

Hal-con 2016

As some of you may know, I’m a giant nerd. Naturally, that meant I *had* to go to the Halifax Comic Con. And so I bought myself a weekend pass, and made plans to have some fun!

The following are observations from the whole weekend:

  1. They had a rest area with inflated seats and let me tell you, that was heaven after being at con all day.
  2. Even though it wasn’t the biggest star lineup for panels, all the panels I went to were awesome.
  3. Nobody yelled at me for standing near the wall for two seconds to figure out where I was going. (Calgary Expo, I’m looking at you…)
  4. Some of the vendor art was absolutely beautiful, and I loved all the steampunk style jewelry for sale.
  5. Everyone was so friendly, from panelists to people standing in line. Two girls my age even started chatting with me and offered me Timbits while I was in line for a panel.
  6. My favorite cosplay was two (or three?) guys that had made Boba Fett cosplays including the armor. Absolutely amazing.
  7. The location was great since it’s in the heart of downtown Halifax and close to the boardwalk. So, it’s really convenient to go to lunch or do touristy things when the con gets tiring.

Overall, Hal-con was worth the weekend trip. I probably won’t be doing it next year, but I will definitely go back!

Also, huge shout outs to my friend from university who convinced me to go, my roommate who now lives in Halifax for getting me unlost, and one of my Banff friends who spent a lot of time with me the entire weekend.

If you guys have any questions about Hal-con, leave them below!

-Mel.

Doodles

I never doodle, I swear! Just kidding, enjoy some of the doodles below.

 

I also should mention, I only doodle if I’m very bored in class, or I need something to destress me. I’ve been really enjoying the fact that I also have adult colouring books with me at university, because wow, that stuff is relaxing. Trust me, next time you have a bad day, grab a colouring book.

What do you guys doodle?

-Mel.

Day 30-Anything You Want to Post About

 

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From I Lived by OneRepublic, great motivational song!

Overall, I think this is the most important thing in life, that you live it to the fullest.

Thanks for joining me on this journey for this 30 day challenge, hope you enjoyed as much as I enjoyed doing it! Big thank you to Green Dragon Artist, Arkque, Flickbox, Sableyes, Ramona Crisstea, DirtySciFiBuddha, and howtomakeguysfallinlovelondon for the follows during the challenge, welcome to the craziness! 🙂

If you guys would like another 30 Day Challenge, or for me to post more often, or any other suggestions, please leave it in the comments! I’d love any feedback on this first challenge.

-Mel.