Mt Trashmore by Sonya Paclob

#FamiliesBelongTogether

Mount Trashmore // Virginia Beach, VA

 

Today, Families Belong Together Marches are happening across the US.

Living in Virginia Beach, my hometown, I wanted to check out what my local area was doing and see who was our marching - holding up signs - and chanting. 

I saw people gathering at Mt Trashmore Park, the park that used to be a mound of trash turned into a beautiful park for walking and running.

Here are the photos of people who were out, showing support for immigrants and their children. I've also taken photos of the opposition from the march. 

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 Madison, 29. From Texas. / Melanie, 45. From Chesapeke 

Madison, 29. From Texas. / Melanie, 45. From Chesapeke 

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 Three generation. From Left: Ruth Estrada, 54. From Suffolk / Melissa Reese, 35. From Norfolk / Emmy Reese, five-years-old.

Three generation. From Left: Ruth Estrada, 54. From Suffolk / Melissa Reese, 35. From Norfolk / Emmy Reese, five-years-old.

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 Opposition to the end family separation march.

Opposition to the end family separation march.

 Lauren Bradford, 33. / From South Norfolk

Lauren Bradford, 33. / From South Norfolk

Girls Rules - Grand Illumination Williamsburg by Sonya Paclob

It's always fun to check out events for the Daily Press. The more events I do, the better I get at interacting with people and getting the right angle for the story. My favorites are those quiet moments that not many see.

This is one of my last shots I made during the fireworks. It's great to see young women in these roles. I saw someone on Facebook comments talk about how wrong this photos looked. I comment to Colonial Williamsburg.

Power of Sketching: 30 Day Challenge by Sonya Paclob

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Who still draws on paper? Who is still sketching things out? We have  smart phones and our computer to draw out our conclusions? But, what happens when you don't?

I've talked to designers over the years. I found that doodling, sketching out on physical paper is the fastest way to get your ideas out and chat with co-workers. What's the problem? Making it a habit, especially for me. I met with Rizwan, UX Designer in California who has a passion to help designers/developers make it into a habit. He developed the 30 Day Challenge to anyone wanting to join. It's free to take along with his comments and google hangout. Join me and my other friends as we explore our creative side.  

Here are some of my drawings from the workbook. I take about 5-10 min. to sketch it out and do research on certain prompt drawings. Rizwan suggested it's best to look and copy at examples.  

We also created a Spotify music collaboration. Music always helps the mind to get into a creative spot. Fun way to get into the groove.