Check out my Latest Painting

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I am so excited. I have submitting three of my painting to Artworks Gallery on Hull St in Richmond, VA.  I am waiting to hear today if they will be selective.  In the mean time, I thought I should update my latest painting to you all who follows me.  I am so proud of them.  And you should too because most of my art comes from my hiking trips and some are fantasy works.

Below is a link to my Deviant Art account where I update and ever have prints of my art for sell. However, I know that the art prints I have on there are not good. I am working on that. I have a friend who is good at photography and she will be helping me to take good photo of them so I can start selling good quality prints of my painting. So know I am working on it because I want for everyone to enjoy my talent, not just only the ones who can buy my work in the gallery.

http://hmmaria.deviantart.com/

One year Ago

Wow, it have been one year since I starting this blog. Back than I was just getting out of a long-term relationship and I did not even knew at that time.  I starting this blog on May 26, 2013 the day right after my 11 year anniversary with my ex husband. At the time, I was emotionally a mess dealing with the fact that I was force to live on my own for the first time in my life.  Well, yes I got marry at 19-year-old and was living with my parents when I got marry. So at the time, I look to ways to keep my spirit up and I found it in hiking and traveling around NC natural parks. It was after spending my anniversary alone without hearing a word from my ex-husband ,which at the time he lie to me, that is when I started this blog. Yes, he lie and told me the separation was for a short period of time and he wanting me to get help. Any way at the time, I was believed the words from friends and family that he still care for me. Later it became clear that those friends was siding with him, lying to me, and digging for information.  My family were believed the lie coming from my ex husband except for my father.  When I was able to talk with my father about everything, my father supported me.

So hiking was my way of refocus my attention on having fun instead of thinking about hard reality that I were facing on not being able to see my children and losing the family life I had built up for 11 years. I had to rediscover who I was away from the mother of … and wife of … It was clean at the time, I had a hard time explaining my life to others without bring up my children and ex-husband. I enjoy hiking and taking photos so much I was able put aside  the pain and hurt for a time being.  It was a nice break from reality and it give my body time to feel at peace. Due to all the hardship I was going through it cause anxiety and depression so much I could not sleep and eat. I was able to talk with a therapist and the therapist was very impressed with measure I was doing on my own to feel better.  She said I was a strong woman and most women dealing with that level of depression would have giving up and put themselves in a home.

Now it have been a year, I am over my depression and moving on with my life. The fun adventures I had with hiking in NC had help me to get to this point.  I am a lot stronger now.  I am living with my parents again but I am working and saving up so I can be independent and not have to depend on others. I love my new life. I may not have my children but I am not going to stress out about something that is out of my control.  Instead I am focus on prepared for college to get my Ph.D. and to one day work for the EPA.  I have high goals that keep me from looking down.  I have no time to look back at my past because I am moving forward.

My new Blog about Dating

Hey, guys and girls. I am not living in NC anymore. I had to move due to personal reason. However, I can’t really blog too much about the great outdoors of nc if I don’t live there anymore. I will not be posting on this for a while or maybe never. However, not all is loss. I have starting a new blog called The Fun World of Dating. It may not be hiking and all of the adventures but it is still an adventures. I may later when I found more area to hike, create a new blog. For new, please check my new blog. You may just get a kick out of it. I just posting my first post on it and there is a fun poll to it. At least, check it out for the poll, you may get a laugh out of it.
The link is below:

http://datingmia.wordpress.com/

Print of my photos and artwork for Sale at DeviantART

Print of my photos and artwork for Sale at DeviantART

I have been working on make a name for myself as an Artist.  I am a long way to go, but hopefully this will help my way.  Here is the link to my profile on DeviantART.  I have posting photos I took on my hiking trips, latest artwork, and some fun stuff.  Please take a look at it and tell me what you think of it.  I am currently thinking about going back to school to take up graphic design so I can continue with my business as an Artist.

To me, art is fun.  I am only discover this now at age 31. I have two very strong talent: one in math (biological engineering) and the second in art (painting, drawing, etc).  I thought that the best thing for me to go in math because it would pay more; however, it have been very hard to found a job in my major.  I have not used much of my art, so now I am thinking about giving art a try. Also lately, I feel like I want to scream from the top of my lungs at the world for all of the stupids things people do. It make me want to do something.

Fall Lake Hike with Hiking Group

On Jan. 12, 2014, I went hiking with the hiking group I am apart of.  Here are some pictures from my hike that day. I love the fact that now I am using Photoshop to edit the photo.  I am able to get more blue sky in my pictures.  On such a sunny day, most of the time my photo never turn out looking like a sunny day before I edit them.

An Autumn Day on the Haw River

I did some hiking the other day on the Haw River on Hwy 64 and on Hwy 15 501.  First I hike on Hwy 64 head trail (south). It was a beautiful Autumn day.  I got there right when the sun was coming up.  The weather that day was overcast. Than I hiked on the Haw River off of Hwy 15 501 head trail (north).

Sometime I forget how beautiful fall is because I am used to seeing it every year.  One of my friend have only been in the state for about four months and this is the first time he have seen the trees change colors.  He has been very excited about the leaves changing colors, that is all he talk about. When I was editing the pictures I took, I thought wow, he is right they are very pretty (just not so much in parking lots).  There below is all the photos I took of my hiking trip.  I had a hard time picked the best one, so I posted all of them.  Words do no justice to describe the beauty of the Autumn day.

Morgan Creek Trail

Morgan Creek Trail

Hey, it had been a long time since I had the time to hike.  However, today I went on a little walk on Morgan Creek Trail in Chapel Hill, NC.  I have been meaning to get out more, however, life has away of messing up plans. This time I found a place that is walking distance, so it will be easy for me to not make excuses. Half the time, I talk myself out of it and one of the reason is the amount of gas I will spend to a location. It just mean I need to become better at not letting my emotion of the moment take over.  Sometimes it mean kicking myself and telling myself to stop making excuses and pushing forward.

Wild Cotton

After I got over myself, I was able to enjoy being outside surrounding by the sound of birds singing and the nice cool air against my legs ( I was wearing shorts :D). I love this new trail because of the wild cotton plants.  This was the first time I have seen wild cotton outside of pictures.  There was a field full of different flowers, berries, and wild cotton so their was lots of different types of birds.  Now birds are hard to take pictures of, so the best thing I can say is you must see for yourself.

For those who are wonder why I focused so much on observe natural instead of the miles that I walk.  The reason why is because I am more of a naturalist.  In a way, it is fun to observe and I naturally look at life from a scientist point of view. So I am one of those who take their time hiking on a trail. Hiking is not my only way of exercise which I will leave it as that. 😛

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