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I made her blink, maybe I will do a tutorial on how to do that. I’m pretty sure I posted the original drawing here somewhere…

nevermind, here it is from 2017.

Some random thoughts today:

I’m really glad I have this blog. Instagram and other social media hangouts may seem permanent, but it’s not your property. At least I can say this is my property. So if someone on Instagram decides they don’t like my post, they can report me. Then I would be on IG’s radar which means they can do other things, like disable my account.

Well I’m glad I don’t have a ton of followers on there, I don’t have to feel so attached like many others do who have built up a following on there.

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If you use my content, don’t forget to tip me on Venmo: piasanjose

I write for Crystal Healer LA, Metaphysical Vibes, Save the Savages & Pia San Jose – my 4 online properties. I guess you can say I am a blogger even though I’ve always hated that word. Blog writer sounds more appropriate.

So I wrote this on my crystal shop’s blog when I was just starting to fill it up with content: https://metaphysicalvibes.com/welcome-to-metaphysical-vibes/ – I’m sharing it here because I never really wrote down how I got to where I am now.


How did I get to this point?

I’m going to get personal here so feel free to skip unless you want to know more about me – Pia, the owner of Metaphysical Vibes.

In the years following my mom’s death, I sort of felt lost. My mom had passed away from ovarian cancer in 2006 and ever since then, it seemed as if I was always looking for something to help me make sense of my life. I wasn’t suicidal but at the same time, I wasn’t excited about living.

At first, the dark side of the occult attracted me; dark images inspired my art and the teachings of Anton Szandor Lavey made so much sense to me at the time since my mom always tried to push Christianity on me but just never fully clicked.

To make a long story short, I was exploring spirituality for the first time with my own eyes and ended up buying my first set of stones from a metaphysical store in North Hollywood in 2012. The descriptions they had with the stones resonated with me.

I also started seeking the magickal teachings of Aleister CrowleyEliphas Levi and others; I started learning how to read tarot for myself via books and I kept collecting more stones and books from various metaphysical stores in the Los Angeles area.

I was definitely hungry for a different kind of knowledge so I started taking classes on crystals, tarot, developing intuition at House of Intuition in LA. My current knowledge is a combination of self study and taking classes.

I am not really sure why I started this crystal shop. But if you’d like to read more of my musings, you can visit my personal blog at Save the Savages.

And so here I am, forever learning and experiencing All That Is.

I hope you will check out the crystal shop and see if any one of them speak to you!


Animated GIF by me. It took a lot of frames to move the rainbow.

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Why can’t I just be patient and watch something I’ve been growing and putting energy into become a thing? Is it my astro makeup that makes me this way…

Like for example, I am and have been getting bored with sellling crystals. I think it probably shows. I am also getting bored with trying to get clients for crystal healing and/or reiki. I’m not giving up, it just gets tiring I guess.

I know there’s nothing wrong with me, but I still can’t help but feel that I can get so disinterested with something so quickly and it bugs me. Is it Cancer season, making me feel inconsistent and wishy washy…seriously, what the fuck. Is it all these cosmic energies making me feel out of whack?

I guess I will never know.?

On the upside, since I’ve not been spending money as much and since my rent went up by $100, I’ve been revisiting old books that I have at home and re-reading them, like “You Are Psychic” by Debra Lynne Katz. At the time I bought the book, it was a hard book to read. 7 years later I feel like as if it ties in nicely with the work I’m doing now.

Anyway, here’s a large, satisfying animated gif of bubbles I created in After Effects a few years ago.

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So as promised from my tweet on Twitter last week:

In other news, I’ve become an expert at making DAT ASS shake. I think this will be my next Photoshop tutorial. The output will be a small file size animated gif with only 3 frames.

You’re welcome.— Miss Nobody (@savethesavages) April 4, 2019

I’m writing this fun Photoshop tutorial on How to Make DAT ASS Shake!

Your output will be an animated gif of a booty shaking ass similar to this one, created entirely by YOU:

First of all, what’s the freakin purpose of this?

1. Just for fun, just to get those creative juices flowing. Does everything have to have a purpose & meaning?

2. Maybe you work in the art & marketing department and for whatever reason, your idea calls for some booty shaking or some kind of animation that jiggles.

3. I just felt like writing a fun tutorial since it’s been a while. If you read this blog, then you know I enjoy writing.

4. If you draw AND use Photoshop a lot, this will be good practice.

 

Who should do this?

Anyone who uses Photoshop a lot. I would say beginners can probably do this, if you’re intermediate to advanced then you can definitely do this.

I am using Adobe Photoshop CC 2019

 

The first part of this tutorial is drawing a butt. The second part will be to animate it.

 

STEP 1:
Create a new file in Photoshop. Mine is 450 x 600 pixels.

 

STEP 2:
Make sure you save your file first. You don’t want to start creating & not save your awesome work if your Photoshop tends to crash.

 

STEP 3:
In your layers panel, create a new layer and name it ‘outline’ (it’s the icon to the left of the trashcan). Also create a new folder called ’01’ and put this outline layer inside. This is your first frame of animation.

 

STEP 4:
Go ahead and draw a butt with the brush tool. 

 

STEP 5:
Create a new folder in your layers panel and call it ’02’. Also create a new layer for your 2nd outline.

 

STEP 6:
Click either on the 01 folder or 01 outline and change the opacity of it to 20%. Opacity option is located on the upper right hand corner of the layers panel.

 

STEP 7:
Click back to your 02 outline layer. You will be drawing another butt, with 01 layer as your guide or onion skin. Don’t exactly trace over the 01 outline, but rather make the butt sway to the right side.

 

STEP 8:
You are going to repeat steps 5 through 7 to create a 3rd folder and your third outline layer. You can also bring the opacity of your first outline layer back to 100% or you can leave it as is for now. Up to you.

You can also click the eyeball icon to the left of your layer to hide the 01 folder so you can concentrate on the the 3rd.

 

So at this point, you should have 3 folders – each with an outline layer of a butt. You’ve drawn each layer slightly different to simulate a woman’s butt ‘shaking’.

BONUS STEP 01:
You can take it further by coloring each butt. For the sake of keeping it simple for this tutorial, I’m going to skip it.

 

STEP 9:
GIF animation time. If you don’t have it open yet, make sure your timeline is out. If not, go to Window menu > Timeline. Your timeline should show up at the bottom.

 

STEP 10:
Go back to your layer 01 outline, make sure it’s selected.

Then go back to your timeline and click the button ‘Create Frame Animation’

You should now have a frame appearing in your timeline are with 0 sec. Click and hold the little arrow to change it to 0.2 seconds.

 

STEP 11:
In your time area, there’s an icon to the left of the trashcan icon. Click that to copy your frame.

 

STEP 12:
While you have that 2nd frame selected, go back to your Layers panel and turn OFF the eyeball for folder 01, turn ON the eyeball for folder 02.

 

At this point, with your timeline panel selected you can hit the spacebar on your keyboard and watch your booty shaking! Hit the spacebar again to stop the animation.

STEP 13:
You can repeat steps 10 through 12 to make your 3rd animation frame.

If any of this is confusing, remember that you have to ‘match’ your timeline frames to your layers through selecting:

selecting timeline frame 01 selects folder & layer outline 01
selecting timeline frame 02 selects folder & layer outline 02
selecting timeline frame 03 selects folder & layer outline 03

 

HERE’S A TIP:
Photoshop will trip you up and turn folders on for you when you don’t want them on. So make sure other folders aren’t turned on in your animation frame!

 

BONUS STEP 02:
If you don’t like the speed of your animation, maybe it’s too slow for your taste; you can hit the Shift key while selecting all 3 frames in your timeline, click the little arrow and change it to 0.1 seconds or something else.

 

BONUS STEP 03:
Now you can add details to each frame if you want, like flesh tones. Remember to create new layers for each added detail within that layer folder.

So for example, I want to add shines to the butt.

Let’s go to 01 folder, click on your outline and create a new layer. Let’s call it ‘shines’

With your brush set to white or something, draw a shine to accentuate her butt.

 

BONUS STEPS 04:
I’m going to add a panty line. You can repeat BONUS STEP 03

TO SAVE THIS AS AN ANIMATED GIF:
Go to File menu > Export > Save for Web

Make sure you have GIF selected on the upper right panel, then hit ‘Save…’

Name it however you want, just make sure your file has the .gif extension

You can download the PSD and the animated gif that I created above here.

Have fun! I hope this was fun for you as it was for me!

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Believing in something or believing in absolutely nothing.
It’s a 50/50 chance.

Being right or being wrong, it’s a 50/50 chance.

The crystals & stones may or may not have any healing properties at all. It really was just you all along, healing yourself. It’s a 50/50 chance.

Astrologers versus astronomers.
Metaphysicians versus scientists.
Meat eaters versus vegans.
Round Earth vs Flat Earth.
It’s a 50/50 chance.

It’s hard to say who’s right and who’s wrong these days. I feel as if I’ve been oscillating between my own beliefs and then questioning them lately.

Even Flat Earthers can be convincing. So just pick something and stick with it. Believe in all your heart and soul that it’s right and true for YOU at this moment. Don’t worry about everyone else and don’t let anyone shame you for it either.

Of course you are allowed to change your mind.

So many people want to give you advice and tell you what to do. It can be overwhelming and irritating especially when you didn’t fucking ask.

If none of it makes sense anymore, then just pick yourself. Be an expert on you. Take advice from your Self, as it always knows what to do next. Even when you get a tarot reading from somebody else and they tell you what they see from the cards, deep down you already kinda know what’s going on with you, right?

You know who you are, and I know who I am.
I am God, I am Sovereign, I am Free.

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“I know this steak doesn’t exist. I know that when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, you know what I realize? Ignorance is bliss.” Cypher // The Matrix 1999

How does it feel knowing you’re a slave existing in the matrix? I’ve been practicing all the self-help shit consistently, reprogramming my brain telling myself that I’m ‘free’ from all of this…

and yet today, this is how I feel. Coming in to work everyday going in waves of contentment to dissatisfaction then back again in a continuous, infinite loop.

Rest your mind, unplug for a bit. But will you do it though? Probably not.

My mood is definitely bleak today.

I suppose I should tell someone to “give me credit” for creating this, but I just don’t care. Credit me or not, none of it matters.

Also, reminding myself to grab a Selenite & Rose Quartz for my MIL this weekend, I’m hoping it will help with her Parkinsons.?

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While driving to work I was holding this Garnet Soapstone (available for purchase) in the photo and got a surge of energy flow through me and my eyes welled up a little…I thought about blood, bloodshed and sacrifice.

In my mind’s eye I got a flash of witches being accused and persecuted. Perhaps these were just mental pictures from witch-related movies I’ve seen, I wasn’t sure. But it was enough to make me feel something and to write this down.

Anyways.

In terms of sacrifice, often times we think about veterans who were in the war, but what about the thousands of innocent witches, healers who were burned at the stakes…

What about the countless women who were raped past, present and future…

It was brought to my awareness recently that James Marion Sims, the father of modern Gynecology, owned black slave women and cut them up without anesthesia in order to study and learn about our reproductive organs.

The history of mankind is gruesome and it was the women who usually suffered the most.

They all sacrificed themselves to have what we have today.

All these women live through me and they exist as little druzy sparkles in this Garnet Soapstone. Garnet is all about strength and security. I am you, you are me, we are One. Now whenever I look at Almandine Garnets I will always think about all the blood that has been shed and seeped through the earth to create such a beautiful stone.

I cursed myself often, often wishing I was a man instead. They always seemed to get away with doing things. It took some time to love my body and accept myself as a woman.

I used to be angry that my period would inconvenience me, it’s actually happening right now and I think it’s perfect for writing this post.❤️

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I was digging through old files when I stumbled upon this old drawing. My mom was Christian so after she passed away in 2006, my soul wanted to draw, paint and explore the dark stuff. I was fascinated by the occult, Satanism, Anton LaVey and the image of the devil.

I was also heavily influenced by tattoo imagery, so I borrowed the devil image from Sailor Jerry’s flash. I wanted to be a tattoo artist at some point, so I bought a tattoo machine – tattooed myself and a couple of people out of my home. I was a scratcher, I didn’t get very far :/

Anyways, I guess I’m just reminiscing.

The Devil (15) is still my friend. I look forward to seeing him and I actually laugh, wondering what kind of temptation will he present to me whenever he shows up via tarot, or will he play the devil’s advocate through a person I encounter that day? You never know and that’s why I like him. He breaks up the seriousness of the tarot with his presence.

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