Friday, August 8, 2014

This is how people are using Sketchfactor

So there's this new app that came out today that everyone is talking about called Sketchfactor. Basically the app is meant for sharing where there's weird sketchy things in your area or an area you're planning on visiting. It's meant to be like a heads up for dangerous areas that you might want to avoid. Some people are saying this app is racist- I actually think it's not racist. Sketchfactor is supposedly against any sort of racial profiling (you can't mention race in your sketch sitings) and any examples of it will be deleted from the app. Since the app is open to EVERYONE to use, I have decided that I don't find it to be racist. I'm sure all races alike would like to know where there are drugs and crimes taking place.

Anyway, I've had a slow evening of Angry Orchard and lurkin' this new Sketchfactor app. I quickly discovered (to my amusement) that this app is very much not being used as it was intended. Now, in it's defense, it launched only today (I think?) and so there's probably time for it to have real submissions, but right now people are having a real go at reporting all of their pretend"sketchiness" around them. Here's examples of my favorite ones…


So, if you want a good laugh definitely check out the app. I actually hope it starts to work the way it was intended, but if it doesn't, oh well, it's hilarious.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

He cannot be punished.

My little wannabe teenager has been getting in trouble lately. Nothing serious, but I have been having to lay the smack down which is usually just taking away technology. It's devastating for him for about 3 minutes until he realizes that it's no big deal. I caught him sneaking the tablet behind my back after being grounded from it for 3 days. He had one last day of punishment left and he knew it, but he went ahead and snuck the tablet anyway. I told him that I was adding an extra day since he was being sneaky and using it behind my back. He responded with, "Okay, that's not so bad."

So maybe grounding him from technology is not working as a form of punishment. I see soooo much of myself in him. It scares me because there was nothing that really worked in disciplining me either. I eventually learned to act like whatever punishment my parents gave me were awful so they thought I learned my lesson, but I was just acting in the way they wanted me to act - miserable, and I didn't learn a thing. They would even give me lighter punishments because my acting was on point. I was a conniving little brat and maybe this is my karma?

I think the problem is that Wyatt knows that punishments are temporary. He's learned it already. He's ahead of the game. 

What are some ways that you've been able to teach your kid right from wrong? How do you handle bad behavior with an almost 5 year old? Of course we have conversations with him, but it's important to me that he learns that actions have consequences. Except the consequences for him don't seem to matter. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Free Watercolor Vectors for Download

For full resolution download HERE

I've created some free photoshop paintbrush vectors for you guys to use wherever you like! My advise would be to make them into brushes in photoshop (tutorial on how to make your own photoshop brushes here). 

With these paint brush stroke vectors your lifestyle blog photos will definitely stand out! I've even given you an example of how you can make yourself a new logo. Ideas are limitless. Please graphic designers, do not take my vectors for your commissioned work. :( Everyone else feel free to use these vectors for personal use only. 

I have lots of other freebies for download if you're new here. Check em out! 

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