a couple of new rainfrog drawings have emerged over the weeks, they are also very seasonal and colorful. I’ve also added some inspirations.
Some time ago someone looked up and noticed a huge hole in the sky. She phoned it in and was asked to immediately shut the hole down and stop doing whatever was causing the hole, because otherwise the space would get in and fry us up alive if it remained open for too long. We got a couple of other trial holes and a sneak peak, did a review on it and decided we don’t want the planet to burn to crisp. For about thirty years everyone stayed on track and the trial holes in the sky were healing steadily and starting to close down. Years later on a very regular day, someone started secretly smoking up some skyhole gas into the sky, hoping they wouldn’t get caught and noone would notice. A great plan in all the details, besides the huge sky hole getting bigger right above their heads that really ruins all the sky photos. This has been the story of a huge secret factory with very small hands, and it will have a happy ending soon.
“The desert rain frog is spending the day dug into sand. It emerges at night and wanders about.” Wikipedia
I was just excited to try pastels again, the last time I tried them it was pretty frustrating, so I was very happy that I found a better way to use them today. I guess the beginner tip would be to start with sepia instead of 48 colors and take twice as much as papers as you need, so you can trash half of the tries.
So in the spirit of all this, I will add a nice quote from Silicon Valley.
Pete: I used to take a tampon, soak it in grain alcohol, and stick it up into my rectum. That got me high, Richard, but not half as high as the drug you just gave me. You know what that drug’s called? — A second chance.
“The rainfrog is going to steal a cow instead” is inspired by a story I heard about the tribes in isolated forests where the process of proving yourself includes showing others that you can kill someone from the other tribe. At some point the tribe elders realized a single killing ends up being a long line of separate inter-village bloody vendettas which will never end and that isn’t useful for anyone. After that they’ve come to conclusion they will secretly start stealing cows from one another instead of killing one another. Chivalry is not dead. So if someone pisses you off, it’s a possibility that you can solve it by stealing a cow, but you have to do it in a really skillful and an impressive way.
“The spider saga” – the rainfrog is truly considering what Mr.Tolkien has written into his diary: “True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.” And then Mandela had gone and said: “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” After that you have to consider the words of Winston Churchill “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” And at the end of the spider sagas, you can reflect on the thoughts of Oscar Wilde: “It’s an odd thing, but anyone who disappears, is said to be seen in San Francisco.”
“First flower of the spring” – for a Nordic rainfrog, the spring is extremely important, because it’s rebirth for most of the nature and everyone has to relearn some of the daily things. You’ve forgotten completely how the ground looks and that there are colours in the nature, and daylight, you crash your car a couple of times because you have forgotten the Sun, you crash your bike a couple of times because you have forgotten the physics, you start remembering feelings. Sometimes this is all delayed, so you’re a bit angry at the weather, curse you, weather!
But at the end, every rainfrog gets a kick out of the first yellow blossom they see and it makes them think of the wonderful blooming summer ahead.
Ma kuulsin, et mu naabri sõbranna lapsele olevat vaktsiin tehtud ja laps olevat prillid pähe pannud ja hakanud niimoodi viitele õppima, nagu eales varem! Ma mõltesin siis, et nojah, imelik juhus, aga vahet pole – aga oota, pea kinni! Siis tuli välja, et mu töökaaslase üleeelmise ülemuse õe lapse lasteaiasõbra tädi ema naabri lapsega oli täpselt sama juhtunud!
Tegin siis nüüd kiiresti uudihimust endale neljanda puugivaktsiini(sest praegu on soovitav teha just seda), ja kuramus, see on tõsi, mis on räägitud! Ma tunnen ennast mega targalt hetkel ja see muutus algas minutite jooksul pärast vaktsineerimist.
This is part two of the how to tutorial, or a sequel to a topic that I felt has really been covered too little – it’s about how to decorate your private space in a way it will remain a private space and to use weird things that people are scared of.
We’ve covered the idea of multiplying a specific painting or other artwork into amounts that will create a distraction. In a nutshell, you can put a huge number of the same cute items onto the walls and your room will remain empty.
The other trick would be to buy frames which stand on their own and then turn them down, so only the backside is visible. This is a huge expression of issues, dark aura, eerie ghosts of the past and so on. People have been trained to think that a backside of a painting means something awful, so if you happen to decorate your house with the backsides of frames or paintings, it can not be argued that a room is never to be visited again.
You think this is a normal sight of a backside of a canvas? Uhuh, how about you imagine now – a person flipped it over! Because of reasons!
So far we’ve established that humans are scared of these art related things:
If you went out and became entirely crazy, the first thing you will do is buy a couple of paintings to decorate your room with just to let everyone know you’re mad now.
You’d can’t pick war or crime themes, because everyone is used to pictures of people without heads or people on crosses from the old times and that is not considered creepy but historically aware, so you’d need to go another direction.
The best way might be to pick something cute or pretty but then multiply it. You will successfully catch someones attention with something cute so they wouldn’t be scared to admit they had noticed it but then they can have a look around and see too many of the same things there are. Cute things in massive herds is considered one of the most eerie sights in the world that is still okay to talk about. It’s scary but acceptable amount of scary, so this is the last level of scary people won’t become blind to.
This will conclude today’s home decoration how-to, I hope you will have a beautiful and a productive day after seeing the illustration paintings.
We can see an illustration of an okay amount of jellyfishes – perhaps one alone or with another smaller replica:
But here we are witnessing an amount of jellyfishes that is not socially acceptable and will ruin lives and relationships:
The first warm day after the snowstorms in the beginning of April we’d go to our traditional spring searching road trip. This time we’d have a waffle dinner near Otten bridge (Otteni sild), in Põlvamaa county, South Estonia. The photos are arranged in the direction from walking from Otten brige back to Suur Taevaskoda and then to the parking lot (map).
From the Taevaskoja parking lot (RMK Taevaskoja parkla) to the Otten bridge and back it’s about a 6 km walk. For a person who would take a few snap photos and look around, this should be about a 3 hour thing, if you’d like to take some time to sit by the river and hope to spot an Alcedo atthis(jäälind=Common kingfisher), you have to take the entire day and if you see one, you’re rather lucky. A determined walkthrough with minimum stops is 2 hours. There is usually enough parking spots for everyone and parking is free. Suur Taevaskoda (the shore view spot) is usually crowded and it’s a pretty popular spot on the weekends, so if you want to wait for the animals, you might want to start really early or late.
In June you will have a huge time window for photographing since the sun rises at 3am and sets 11pm, although this might be bad news if you like capturing sunrises and you’re not into waking up 2am to go catch it. In the winter if you get a day where there is great light at all and the entire day isn’t gloomy dim, it’s about three hours around the noon when it might work. You’d need to go there by 8:30 to catch the morning light, sunrise is about 9am and sun sets around 2 pm and it’s pretty rare to see sun at all. If you’re planning a trip on specific time of the year, feel free to message me to ask what to expect.
This is taken on March 17th last year, next to the Ahja river. We had a day planned but had to return because of a sudden snowstorm and we happened to be underdressed for that.
It’s an easy path but since you’re crossing a furrowed land strip and dirt roads, you’ll be two inches in the mud in the spring and most of the forest pathways are icy puddles and some valley corners are entirely covered with snow. There is ice/snow on the forest pathways and in Suur Taevaskoda until the middle of April, usually near 15th it’s all still covered in icy melting snow. The frogs will be jumping and looking mates on the snow since the first part of April, the birds will be singing and you might count on that the temperature is +6 degrees during the day and -2 at night and it feels damp hiking near the river, so a winter jacket and boots won’t be overkill.
I have an idea for a business. After you’ve set up your new furniture, our company will roll out a couple of workers who will hold up sample conversations in different clothes and topic arrangements in appropriate settings, so you can see which type of conversations match your furniture the best. This will help you select the correct people to be your friends who will match the apartment.
Who is the blacknwhite’st of them all! I’ve been making these abstract black and white forest paintings and one day I woke up and the entire world looked like someone had put on filter on it! It was the best two days of all winter, really amazing!
Next week when it will get to -20F, maybe we will get something amazing again, keeping my fingers crossed! Aurora borealis wise, we were not that lucky this week, there was a huge aurora on above the North, Feb 22th I think, but it was cloudy. I have my Aurora Forecast app set to alarm me, but it’s my morning routine these days to check it too. If you’re in Estonia and want to keep your eye out for northern lights and you use Facebook, you should join the group “Eestimaa virmalised”, you won’t miss a storm.
Besides Aurora there is another light show you have to see once in your lifetime – it’s light pillars and you see them because the water crystals in the air reflect all the light sources in the city all the way up to the sky, like this: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160208.html The Sun might have a pillar too sometimes.
If you happen to see either one of these, you’re very lucky because you probably witnessed the only or one of a couple of days in the year it’s possible, so take a mental picture!