Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sorry I'm Staller

Hey guys, been awhile hasn't it. I can't say I've been too busy just really, really uninspired so whenever that happens you're supposed to just keep writing right? Keep writing until you're back in the swing of things. I mean writer's block will never get me down...I can write I just don't seem to want to no what I mean...yeah so that's just me I guess. But hey I have stories coming if you guys would only tell me the ones  you want to see. Okay yep, I was actually writing something not that long ago...thing was I felt like a copy cat and then some of it just felt to drawn out so I abandoned that.

 I'm trying to make certain stories work and they're sooo on their way, I'm not going to tell  you what they are, so you're just going to have to be surprised and if you like that then you should probably subscribe to my other blog, "The Artistic Writer" you know my overflow blog, so you know these stories will be ones you've never seen before. I'm also working on Cathrine Weatherbane and hope to have that done soon, if I manage to work on it today it's practically guaranteed! 

Can't think what else to write right now so I guess I'll see you guys later :)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fall is coming on!

(photo by Ani)

Fall is coming on the calendar may say it isn't until the 22'nd but it is, I woke up this morning and I could feel the was cool, breezy, and fresh. I went on a bike ride with Liz this afternoon and I could feel my limbs coming to life and I thought, "This is fall!" I really felt alive and refreshed. I wasn't tired or worn, I just felt full of energy and I was ready to take fall on at full force! Fall is definitely poetry in my eyes. thank  your Lord for this gorgeous weather!

Does anybody else feel this when fall comes on? Tell me in comments.

Liebster Award

I was tagged the Liebster Award by Abilaine
Abilaine's Questions
1.  Do you have any hobbies or things you really love to do?
Art, Reading, Writing, Hanging out with my friends, Shopping (occasionally), Music

2. How do you feel about British accents? =D
I love them...and it's so fun to speak in them 

3. If you could go anywhere right now ... where would it be?

4. Do you enjoy a certain type of book (do tell!)?
Oh, Adventure, Major Discoveries, and it's got to have secrets lots of secrets! 

5.  Quick! who is your all-time favorite character from any book you have read?
Mabel from the Grandma's Attic Series 
(16 and away from home, 18 and on her Own, 19 and Wedding Bells Ahead) 
You should read it!

6. What are some of your talents?
Listening, Writing, Reading, Art

7. Would you rather go to a ball or driving in the countryside?
A ball hands down

8. How many siblings are in your family?
5 including me 
Josh, Rachel, Liz, Me, Ani

9. Share with us some of your loves (books, sites, pictures etc. ) are opening a book with no ending!....Hey that's actually sounded cool....
Writing and Watercolours! 
(didn't draw that picture) 

Vintage Photo Shoots
(picture by Ani)

Art Contests 

This awesome picture I found on Google Images

Abilaine's Artsy Abilaine blog 

My Reading Nook and Computer Zone

10. What do you do on days when you have nothing to do?
(I vacuum and sing loudly ... hey, it works! LOL!)
I clean my room...if it needs to be cleaned 
I read, draw, or paint (with watercolours)

and I tag... you can answer my questions :)

My Questions

1. Are you interested in art?
2. What's your favorite song?
If you were a book character:
3.  what kind of world would you live in?
4. What would your clothes be?
5. What kind of pet would you have?
6. How would your current skills be used in the book?
End of If you were a book character 
7. Favorite Pinterest Picture
8. What is something you've always wanted to do
9. Mechanical pencil or regular wood pencil 
10. What kind of sunglasses suit you?
11. Quick make up a quote!

Thanks again for tagging me Abilaine!
 can't wait to see your answers girls!

Friday, September 13, 2013

All Done

So The Author's Club is now.....The Artistic Writer.
I assure you this change was completely necessary it should help me manage things a little more neatly plus I was already going over what to do with a blog and no writers I wasn't sure I could even maintain two blogs but now I've found an alternative route to tossing it. I'll use it for the overflow of stories from here and go ahead and do all my art contests, commissions, and just plain art pieces over there, it's perfect. 
Though all my art related things will be centered around "The Artistic Writer" I'll still accept commissions on here and leave a message for you with a link to your piece on "The Artistic Writer" oh, yeah and from this point on we can refer to it here as "The sister blog" or "TheAW" just to shorten and simplify things. 
Well what do you think :D

Thursday, September 12, 2013

In Which I Randomly Ramble On

I can't say that this is going to be a very organized post...but then I don't always know what I'm going to post when I press the 'new post' icon sometimes I get stuck deciding what to write . If it was just art I could have endless posts but art isn't exactly what you guys like to see everyday on here right? And if...I were to convert The Author's Club into an art blog...would you guys follow?

Anyways back on topic, I....have one weight off my shoulders and that is the contest results for The make a postcard and Book cover contest I the Summer, sorry for being so late on it! And you guys remember the header contest thingy I had going up earlier this year....I'm sorry I had to call that one off do to not to many entries and total extreme busyness, I feel pretty bad about the unreliable way I've been lately I feel pretty bad...The poetry contest....I think I'll have to drop that one off too, I haven't had a single entry for it and I've decided if I don't get at least one by Monday I'm going to pull it off...if you want to enter here's the link --->

Now I know you guys love the "My Life Posts" and the reason I haven't been posting them as much is because my life has slowed considerably to a rather uninteresting pace that I didn't think it worth writing to you about but...I figure letting you guys know whats been going on down here will clear up a bit of why I haven't been posting so much.

So here it is...We've been so busy with painting, and all those other Home fixing good stuff that I haven't gotten out as much and we still have the whole upstairs to finish painting plus we have to paint the outside of the house (it's sorely in need of it!) and not getting out means not so inspired and while I have been on the computer quite often and made several attempts to post something I never feel like it's....well inspired, it felt dry and uncreative and I deleted at least 40% of the ones I started and another 50% was nothing at all so that leaves the 10% which was the stuff that actually made on my blog. 
Hmm not quite interesting is it? 
Well now you're probably wondering why I never said anything about my vacations...truth is once they were over...I was so mentally and physically exhausted that I never got around to putting the pictures on the computer or taking the time to post about it and by the time I was back to my usual, perky writing self it was long past the time we'd been gone and the vacation was no longer fresh in my mind.

The one you guys know most about took place in gorgeous South Dakota! I haven't been there in ages since it's such a long time to get there, we hiked up Mount Harney (Which I promptly dubbed Mt. Hernia before even hiking...because they said it would take three hours...I was both exited and unsure...of what to feel, I mean three hours is a lot of time to be hiking!) My first reaction upon arriving was sheer awe...the gorgeous tall tree's, the hills and mountains, the shimmering lakes! It was breath taking!

(Pictures by Ani)

She took a lot more later on (these are just the first day) but she never got them on the computer. 
I believe when we were first driving up threw Custer Park I said, "It's so beautiful I could cry!" and I was just staring out in awe drinking it all in whilst my ears were popping from high altitudes. 

Of course we had to see Mt Rushmore and all those other wonderful sites and we tried to do everything we could in the time we had it was fantastic...well except for towards the end of the trip I got sick...sour throat, headache, dizziness, cough, that sort of thing and mom was sick too but we didn't let it get us down...too bad... :) it was fun!

Soooo, we got home, we recovered we got back into routine and two weeks later... *BAM*Church Retreat! And wow was it the warmest and funnest one ever, I got to know some of the people from our church better and work my way ever so slightly a little more out of my shyness, I mean those girls I was with the whole time were so nice and easy to talk to, M was the sweetest and kindest, and Katie, well Katie's awesome! Bella continued to be a wonderful true friend and was there to talk to me when I was by myself, I must say I have some pretty great friends and I thank the Lord for them. 

God has really been working in my life lately and thinking about him makes me so happy I could sing, he's constantly there and I feel him in my life, I am learning things I didn't know before, understanding in a way that is so different from before. 

So there you go a very long post to make up for the lack of other posts :)

P.S. If you have any suggestions for drawings I'd appreciate it a lot...and if you;d like me to do a commission for you I'd be very happy,  also check out Abilaine's new Art Blog if you haven't already it's full of great drawings! --->

And The Winners Are....

And the winners of the


Postcard Contest 


Book Cover Contest

Congrats girls! 

You can pick from the following

1.Pick a favorite character from one of my stories for me to draw for you
Stories also include the off blog story Emotion Doors (see on Storytellers blog)

2. A Header and button designed by me.

3. Have your Button placed on the side of my blog

P.S. If you are the winner of a contest and haven't yet received your award please let me know...Autumn, I remember  your award...sorry it's so overdo but I promise the next chapter of Cathrine Weatherbane will have you in it.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Lady Archer for Abilaine

I finished it Abilaine!
What do you think?

Oh, readers as an extra bonus here's a picture I took of a picture I drew on the chalk board in the building where we were staying, when we were at the Church retreat.....Wow that's a mouthful and I'm pretty sure it's a run-on sentence.....

Oh, by the way If you guys have any drawing idea's for me it would be much appreciated :D
Thanks for reading :)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Once Upon a Time...a poem

Once Upon a Time 

Once upon a time,
The story begins,
We meet our hero,
And the tale spins.

The hero sets out,
The adventure is told,
A quest is announced,
Hero be bold!

 The plot builds,
Excitement grows,
The twists and turns,
Uncertainty shows. 

Things look bleak, 
To much at stake,
The hero wonders, are there...
Any happy endings left to take.

Just as all seems lost,
Something changes,
Turns the tables,
And rearranges.

 Finally everything is done
The tale is over though my mind is still spinning
The page says The End but...
It's only the beginning.

Sea of Dreams

Sea of Dreams

Close my eyes
Take a deep breath 
I'm not there 
I can't look yet.

Soon the colors fade and it's just me
my reflection and,
An endless sea .

Blue eyes open,
Staring ahead,
A boat on the shore
Step out of bed.

Feet touch the sand
Tide meets my toes
Secrets on the water
Ever dreamer knows.

Board the vessel 
Close my eyes
Take a deep breath  
Starry skies.

Tilted head
A quiet smile
Pulled out to sea
Float for awhile. 

Dreams sweep around,
The farther I go 
To a distant light
Mornings faint glow.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tagged Again ;)

I got tagged twice on this one again by Marissa and Abilaine 
and since it was twice I figured I could do it one more time but I'll have to have some different answers.

  • When you receive the award, link back to and the blog that nominated you 
  • Display the award button in the post
  • Answer all of the 12 questions given in this post (Do not make your own questions)
  • Once again I'm not nominating anyone but this time because so many people have already done it but I suppose...if any of you lovely readers haven't but would like to than I hereby tag you ;)


1. What made you decide to start blogging?

Because I wanted to share my poetry and my love for Christ 
(yeah can't change that one)

2. What is your fashion style

{Picture time!}
P.S.  always wear shorts under your dresses, much more comfortable

3. What is something none of your followers know about you?

I'm going to be an aunt :) 

4. What are some of your blogging goals?

To reflect, ponder, create, and post things that peak both my interest and my readers 

5. Where is your favorite place to shop?
iTunes store,  Amazon, ;) Target, Wet Seal, Book stores, Wal-Mart, and that one store I can never remember.

6. What would your ideal amount of blog followers be?

I have a nice amount right now :)

7. What are your talents?
Like before drawing, writing, reading, listening

8. Are you a leader or a follower?
I'm best at following I think when I'm the leader I get to...controlling?

9. What is one of your favorite quotes?

She is fair, she is wise, She is wisely fair
~Romeo from Romeo and Juliet as quoted by Ani ;)

She is too fair, too wise, wisely too fair...
~Romeo as quoted by Romeo ;)

Show me a mistress that is passing fair,
What doth her beauty serve, but as a note
Where may I read who pass'd that passing fair?
~Romeo another quote from Romeo and Juliet 

To draw or not to draw,
is that a trick question
{also see: To Read or not to read, 

10. Do you have a favorite book or book series?

Dragon Slippers
Nick of Time
Princess of the Midnight Ball
Pride and Prejudice 
The Scarlet Pimpernel 

11. Out of all of the synonyms for elegant, which would you describe yourself with (smart - stylish - dressy - graceful - dainty - fine)?


12. What is your favorite flower?

I don't have a favorite. I like flowers, yes but I can't ever seem to make up my mind on what kind I like best...something simple and pretty that smells nice is good with me. 
And I nominate only those who haven't all ready but want to do it still :)