Thursday, August 27, 2015

Magical Woman In the Desert or Trick Photography

When I first viewed the photograph below, my eyes opened wider, then I immediately attempted to figure out the photography technique used to create such a captivating image. I still don't know exactly how the photographer did it, but I have some ideas. Remember I am new to digital art.

Photo credit: 小唐与大圈 @tangsi

I'll be able to perform research tomorrow on the specific technique that was used to shoot the picture. I've been working all day and it's after midnight here in San Francisco. For now, let's enjoy the entertainment.

Digital Art is Helping Me Change My Life

The abstract image below is more along the lines of my knowledge of photography. I became a student of digital art after downloading a photography app from

If you cruise this blog for a few minutes you'll find a lot of digital images I created using several Android apps. The applications nowadays are so simple and intuitive it's incredibly easy for anyone to instantly become creative.

I write for several blogs and I enjoy posting visual content as well as text. I also create videos out of the leftover abstract images so I'm constantly creating content online.


Photo credit: @ricoramiro1 on

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thanks For The Views PicsArt Members

This is a quick post. I want to say thanks to all the PicsArt members who viewed the digital art I created below.

I have a lot of fun on PicsArt because I thoroughly enjoy creating digital art. The weekend is arriving soon so we can all have a little breathing room.

For those that you who are interested in viewing more abstract images and digital art check out DeviantArt. It's a great platform even though there are a lot of children who are active members.

Thanks for visiting this blog which is not related to what we do on those other platforms. I want to change my life so I write about what's going on in my life.

Tuesday was a Busy Day for Me

Today is Wednesday, the middle of the week and I'm smiling ear to ear because I accomplished a lot of personal business yesterday. That means I can take it easy for the remaining part of the week.

While performing my work yesterday I thought about publishing more often on this blog. After all, I am trying to change my life for the better .

Maybe I'll post articles at least twice a week. I’ll probably post a lot more pictures than text as I’m a student of digital art so I'm always experimenting with different ways to use the camera and the tools I use for my work.

You can view some of my digital art downloads by clicking here the link in this sentence. I also maintain an account at which is a really great platform for aspiring artists. There are a lot of children on DeviantArt so I have to constantly remind myself not to flirt with the girls because they're too young.  

Digital Art is Changing My Life

You are free to download and use any of the content I publish on this blog to do with as you please.   Thanks for visiting the Abstract and Digital Art blog.

Make sure to post a comment with your blog’s link so I can view your writing. I almost always publish a comment for bloggers who comment on my site.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Am I an Abstract Image Creator Now?

I created the abstract image below

Creating abstract and other images is a lot of fun. It's something I enjoy doing because it allows me to do something different with my life. If I'm not working on something I'm watching TV which is getting as old as I am.

At any rate, I hope you enjoy the picture. Feel free to download the image to do whatever you want with it 😄

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Is Cloudup a Good Photo Sharing Website?

The Internet has changed our lives so much for so long we have generations of people whom, cannot imagine living without the ability to instantly connect to anyone anywhere. And, more importantly, the word cloud now has new meaning for everyone.

When I was in grade school I woke up on a crisp and clear morning in December to see clouds coming directly towards my window. As I watched the clouds move through the sky I was in awe of God, nature and creation.

Not long after that experience our teacher began a lesson on the atmosphere and as he was discussing the clouds, my young mind raced to the experience I enjoyed a few days prior. I had a good day in school that week and I learned about the ozone layer and the quality of the air we breathe.

The Word 'Cloud' has New Meaning

Today the word cloud has new meaning for me. When I hear it I don't think about the puffy white things in our atmosphere anymore, I think about computers and how easy it is for us to instantly share photographs and documents via the cloud.

I just joined a content sharing and image management website that looks promising. Click on the link in this sentence and you'll see a few pictures I uploaded to the platform Cloudup ricoramiro's images

Cloudup allows you to share streams of video, photos, music, links and files. Give it a try, then come back here to let me know how it worked for you.

Video Introduction of Cloudup File Sharing Platform

Watch the video below to learn a little more about Cloudup. My personal experience with the platform has been positive.

Just Downloaded My First PhotoPin

The photo you see below was downloaded from a website named PhotoPin.  It's a  ask users to put a licensing linked with the photos like mine has below.etty cool site.  You don't have to log-in or provide your eMail address.  The website administrators  ask members to use the license link they provide.

License: (license)

Can Digital Art Help Me Change My Life

I'm seriously hoping the act of creating digital art downloads will help me change my life for the better. I need to do something different fast because I'm getting tired of living the life of a drug addict.

I created the abstract image below using the Android app then posted the content on their platform. Not only is it a lot of fun, creating digital art keeps me occupied when I'm home alone. There are a few more pics after the first one.

I also published the above abstract image on the platform. Check it out!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Maybe a Harm Reduction Program will Help Me Change My Life

I Got Into a Drug Dependency Treatment Program then Relapsed

Very recently I entered a 90 day drug rehab facility only to leave a couple weeks later. I received treatment at the Baker Street facility which is under the umbrella organization Baker Places.

The alcohol and drug dependency programs offered at Baker Places are top notch and the staff are college trained. The only problem is the company hires people that consistently bump heads with people who are Trying to change their life.

While I was at Ferguson Place a man named 'Tom' was asked to leave because he became irritate after a counselor literally got in his face and yelled at him as loud as she could. It was like watching peers argue instead of a professional and a client.

Can an Inexperienced 20 Something Help an Addict Change His or Her Life?

I experienced a similar event at Ferguson Place as well when a different counselor slammed a phone in my hand in an effort to let me 'have it' for becoming upset about a missed phone call. She was only a few years out of school so I thought it was youth and inexperience that caused her to get down to level.

colorful abstract image

Enough of that jazz ;) the text below is an email I sent to my case manager two days after I relapsed and didn't return to the facility. I'm still going to attempt sobriety because I'm too tired of living the life of an addict.

Hi Mary Beth,

I got your message. Thanks for calling and for the support. I'm sorry I f-ed up.

A few minutes ago I spoke to Jane at Baker Street to arrange a time tonight to collect my belongings. I have a doctor's appointment in a few hours so I'll be able to get the med release Baker Street requires to release my medication.

What matters now is whether or not I remain in relapse mode. I'm thinking of detox then a harm reduction program. I'm willing to try something different in order to change my life for the better .

I'm not going to give up on attaining sobriety. There are people in my life who care about me and professionals like you and Carina that are offering support and guidance.

It'll work out well. I haven't consumed any drugs since Monday morning and I feel good.

Ramiro Rodriguez

Mark Sherman Video Changes in My Life and Lyrics

Changes in My Life Mark Sherman Video

If you've been looking for the Mark Sherman video Changes in My Life press the play button below. The video also contains all the lyrics.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Free Video Tutorial on Using the Media Creation Tool to Install Windows 10

If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, watch the video below.

You'll learn how to install Windows 10 for free using the Media Creation Tool.

ricoramiro Cartoon Pic

I inserted this pic because I got tired of looking for it.

Ramiro Rodriguez

A photo posted by Ramiro Rodriguez (@ricoramiro2) on

Video of Making a USA Flag Using PicsArt

This is a 10 second video on making an American flag using the PicsArt app.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Jesus Changed My Life 20+ Years Ago

When I say Jesus saved my life more than 20 years ago, I mean it. If you've read any of the articles on this site, you know I always speak from experience. In other words, I'm not going to mislead you.

The reason I'm writing this article now is because I just performed the prayer that saved me a long time ago and I'm hoping for a big change to occur in my life. Our words are extremely powerful. It's something I've never taken for granted because, what you say today can come back to bite you in the butt or change your life for ever.

What is the Life Changing Prayer?

The words to the salvation prayer are below. I don't remember if those are the same words I recited in 1992, but they're close enough.

"Dear Lord Jesus,

I know I am a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe you died for my sins and rose from the dead. I trust and follow you as my Lord and Savior. Guide my life and help me to do your will.

In your name, Amen.”

How do I know I was saved? As soon as I finished speaking the words I saw in my mind, a road made of silver. It was a vivid image. The preacher who guided me said, "In heaven, the roads are made of gold and silver". I was in!

The minister told me I was saved. I got my ticket to heaven simply by saying a few words. Our words are very powerful and can supply us with anything we need or desire.

a wise man once said, "Act upon your faith so you can believe whether or not you understand that God is the creator of the universe, is your Heavenly Father, and is an important part of your daily life. It is essential to develop effective, regular prayer habits so you can be filled with the Holy Spirit."

Change Your Life Today by Saying the Prayer

Watch the video below then decide if you want to change your life for the better. All you have to do is say the prayer.

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