I kinda got a heads up a couple days ago that I haven't posted in a while from a darling influence in my life.
My heart becomes heavy with this knowledge that I have left my blog to shrivel up and suffer while I blossom in my Instagram art account.
But with a week off of CBA, I feel a little bit of freedom softening my heart to come back and water the roots from which my online endeavors began.
(I love how dramatic this is getting)
Shall we begin again with my 17th Birthday?
Church was cancelled and snow fell from heavy clouds unleashing their burden on our lawn.
Pleased was I, as I got to stay in my sweatpants all day.
Which.....I kinda do almost everyday anyway.
One of my favorite things.
While event planning for my birthday, I tried to go to an art museum, but dad didn't want to go to Washington D.C. so then I tried to find a local theater play, which were all sold out, and then tried to find a reasonable movie in the theater, with no luck, so last resort- Walmart's movie section. Haha.
We watched 'Guardians of the Galaxy', I found it kind of hard to follow, but I liked Groot.
They also got me 'Dolphin Tale 2' but didn't want to watch it with me. (Thanks guys..)
Britney got me a gorgeous fox she found in the AcMoore decor section.
And I also got a Himalayan salt lamp, which cleans the air naturally, and I love the soft orange glow.
I've picked up 'Lord of the Rings' as my challenge this year.
I found a copy at the Thrift Shop a couple weeks ago.
Yes, I already own a couple copies, but they're very nice editions...I wanted one I could toss in a bag whenever we hit the rode somewhere, without having to worry about damaging it.
I've pulled our wooden rocking chair in front of the wood stove when I take it downstairs to read in the evening. It's the most wonderful setting I've ever had while reading.
I don't know why I haven't tried it before now.
I've also played around with making 'Book Tails' and bookmarks.
My hopes is to set up a custom dog tag section of our Farmer's Market table in the Spring.
Don't you just love the Argonath bookends?
It was the most agonizing item I've ever purchased in my life.
But I made it!
Turns out they're extremely rare because Weta sold them for a very short time.
Rare is a word that causes a craze in the hearts of men.
Oh, do you like the golden head guy?
I just got him at the Thrift shop for 50 cents....
I thought he might look nice in a still-life painting in the future...haha.
Ooh! And my banner! Do you like it?
I made it yesterday!
I didn't even follow a tutorial.
I found a floral shirt I was giving away, some burlap, and ribbon and cut triangles and sewed them together.
This was for my art class, it's a fast/ slow drawing, where you get the basic shape of the object down in watercolor in 2 minutes, and then go back over it with ink catching the details.
This was also for art class, where we found a leaf that had the shape of something in it, and then put it in 2 to 4 steps of the leaf morphing into something else. I chose to do only 2 steps because I saw the hummingbird from the beginning.
And I did this the day before Thanksgiving for fun.
My flatbread went over well for Thanksgiving dessert, my Uncle even asked about the recipe and asked if he could take some home.
And I've really felt like doing Christmas art lately. It's so much fun! This is a painting I did on wood.
And this was done in my favorite medium, watercolor. This was seriously so much fun to paint!
Church doodles, because our regular pastor wasn't preaching.
This is my practice piece for my art assignment that's due tomorrow.
More detail on the sled dogs...
The actual piece. It's way bigger than it looks.
I originally wanted the northern lights on my sled dog piece, but the effect didn't work, except for on this piece of practice paper.
Christmas decorations are all through the house, and the tree in my room is up, and my stack of Christmas presents to give to my family is beginning to pile up in my closet. All the secrecy and pretty lights, and a lighter jump in my step, and the thrill in my heart reminds me that it's really starting to look like Christmas time.
Well, I'm going on my youth group's
"Fall" retreat this weekend... I hope I'll have fun.
I think with every sunrise, I fall in love with the sky more and more each time.
Better late than never, we were finally able to head out to Gaver's Farm and get our pumpkins!
Britney kept taking pictures of me.....
In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.
And I couldn't resist purchasing a couple gourds.
They're so beautiful, and full of autumn colors!
Sarah and I working at the Yearbook snackbar in Study Hall at CBA two weeks ago.
She was trying to get me to do the "fierce hand thing" but I'm not interested...haha.
Yesterday I drove around a loooot.
I took Mom and Britney up to the Farmer's Market because it was an Art Guild, but it was so awkward. There was about 4 artists in the back room and they were all staring at you....I really wanted to buy a print of one lady's watercolor, but she only had the original, and understandably, it was super expensive. I wish I could've taken a picture.
And then we hit all the craft stores, and I bought my first peppermint bark of the season, because sometimes, you just have to treat yourself!
I love Strathmore's watercolor tiles.
I can sit down and have a small painting done in 15 minutes or less if I don't have a lot of time.
Well, this wasn't a long post....
I wanted it to be longer...
Mom's got pumpkin stew cooking in the oven!
P.S. I totally couldn't think of a post title...haha.
Here's my children's story that's due today in Responding to Literature!
On a cliff, by the sea, there stood a lighthouse, a fortress, a guardian of the sea.
Norman lived there and was the light keeper. Every single night with all his might he would turn on the lighthouse light.
Norman the light keeper would do this in order to save ships from crashing into the cliff rocks at night.
"I wish I was a lighthouse." Luna told her friend, Flicker as they watched the lighthouse light flick on for the night.
"That's ridiculous, Luna." Flicker said back. "Your light isn't bright enough." Luna felt sad, her antennas and wings drooped in dismay.
One night later. THBAMM!
Luna woke up to a loud thunder clap and a heavy rain. It was getting dark out and the lighthouse light wasn't shining. Luna spotted a ship edging towards the horizon.
"Oh dear, Oh dear!" Norman the light keeper exclaimed. Norman couldn't figure out why the light wasn't working. He threw on his raincoat and grabbed some firewood in hopes of creating something like a beacon, but the wood was too wet. It was no use.
Luna gathered all the local fireflies together and explained what was happening and told them her plan. "But I can't do it alone. Will you help me?"
Together, the fireflies crowded the light to trick the ship into seeing the lighthouse.
And it worked! The ship turned back. Avoiding the cliff just in time.
Norman the light keeper felt red while he watched in amazement and wondered how something so small could save something so big.
Flicker gave Luna a hug.
"I was wrong, Luna," She said. "I think you're the brightest of us all."