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/

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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.

Jordan Lake State Park (Part 2:Ebenezer Church Trail/Parkers Creek Beach)

Ebenezer Church Trail

After spend the whole morning hours at New Hope Lookout, I hiked on Ebenezer Church Trail inside Ebenezer Church Recreation Area at Jordan Lake State Park. The forecast for the day says that it would rain.  As I walked toward the trail it look like rain was about to come down but as soon as I got on the trail. There was no rain in view.  I was so blessed with sunshine and a nice cool fresh. The forest floor look so beautiful it was like I was in a fairy tale with green cover and sun rays coming down from the sky through the canopy.

I may come back to this location in June because their might be more frogs around the area due to all of the waterways.  I like looking for frogs in the morning time because they move very slow because they are cold-blooded.  They are easier to catch on camera, too. By the way, I am took all of these picture using my phone.  I do not have the money to buy a digital high quality camera. I work with what I have and I make it work.

The way I picked what trail I am going to hike has to do with if the trail is near a water source. Wildlife are more active around water sources such as wetlands, ponds, or lakes.  All living things need water.  Most common animals that I see around ponds and lakes are turtles, snakes, dragonflies, frogs, ducks, and etc.

rat snake

On that day, I saw a rat snake and a Copperhead snake. The rat snake was on the ground around the pond while the Copperhead snake was hiding in the pond near the surface. The Copperhead snake came pretty close to me. I was minded my own busy trying to take pictures of minnows when the Copperhead snake decide it wanted to be part of the photo shoot. I guess Copperhead want to be movies stars, too.

Copperhead Snake

After that I finish hiking Ebenezer trail so I went to check out Seaforth trail. However, the trail was close.  I really looked forward to the wetland boardwalk, I guess I have to try it another time. So I went to Parkers Creek Recreation Area and hanged out on the beach.  I found a cool spot to put my feet in the water and enjoyed the beautiful day. I don’t know if there is a sign on my back that say I am good with kids because for some reason there is always this one kid that come up to me and want to tell me about something that they saw was cool. So  that is how I ending my day at Jordan Lake. It was fun and I saw lots of cool things.

I think this is an awesome picture I took of a pond on Ebenezer Church Trail.

I think this is an awesome picture I took of a pond on Ebenezer Church Trail.