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Melissa Rose

What Do You Listen To When You Write?

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Another Work in Progress

Another work in progress! I think that I'm frustraited because I can't write at the moment. Not that I don't want to, I can't, as in I don't have time. *blah* This took all of five minutes by the way, I'm in the process of cleaning up my writing area and was taking a 'sanity break'. This is what I call 'tactile art' because it's so touch friendly and inviting and there are so many different layers. There's the ink from the stamps, the texture of the paper, the feel of the ribbon, and the texture of the bead (which is smooth with imprinted letters) to been seen and felt. Anyway, it was a small art minute, and each and every one of you out there can do the same (take art minutes) and create something. Don't buy into the hype that artists are a select part of the populace. That is twaddle created by the artists (I know, I go to the meetings) you can create art and not be a professional artist. Just go out and have fun!


Pais Charos said...

You have a writing area? Man ... what I wouldn't give for that. I won't have one till I get an apartment. *sighs* Such is life....

That looks really cool! I like it. The only "art" I really like to do is computer graphics, as I mentioned before, and I like to make cross-stitch things too. I draw some, but not on a regular basis - and I haven't figured out how to draw on the computer yet. I also like to sew, but I don't have the means to do that right now.

everlastingscribe said...

The comp's just another medium for artistic outlet ;D I think you and Wayne and my brother Dave have proven that. My friend Tolkien's got a wacom tablet AND a Mac to boot and she still hasn't worked out all the sketching things yet. As for the writing space, yup, I'm spoiled.

Pais Charos said...

I love my Mac :D

Yeah. Basically what I do (as you've seen in my most recent blog post) is take pictures/artwork that I find on google images, or pictures I've taken, and just play around with them, see what I can get. It's fun playing with colors, textures, image effects, etc... in the program I use. And then with text it's fun with the different fonts and stuff. Text can get frustrating, though. There are days when I'm making a banner for someone that will take me say 2 hours to complete, but 1 hour and 50 minutes of that time was spent working with the text. Those days I want to reach in, grab the text, throw it on the ground and stomp on it a few times. Hehe. That would be so fun :)

Poll Results

What Do You Notice First About A Book?
RESULTS! Closed 11/11/09

My attention's always grabbed by the cover-53%

I look on the spine for the author's name-6%

The thicker books are the one that grab my notice-26%

I open the book up to the middle and burry my nose in the pages, sniffing. Scent is important-0%

I flip the book over, ignore the cover and the spine and get to the book blurb-13%

Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Pen-25 %

What Kind of Fan Are You? RESULTS! Closed-10/22/09

Shy. I like reading books but I don't want to meet the authors-15%

Avid. I've read everything my favorite author has written!-38%

Curious. I've e-mailed my favorite author or left comments on the blog and asked them questions-38%

What Kind of Word Smith Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/15/09

I focus on setting-22%
I focus on dialogue-22%
I focus on action-22%
I focus on characters-33%

What Kind of Reader Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/07/09

I try and guess where the story is going to go-44%
I read the book and think how I would have written it differently-0%
I race through the story, riding the words like a rollarcoaster-22%
I race through the book and then go back and read my favorite parts again and again-33%

What Kind of Writer Are You? RESULTS!

Character first--1%
Plot First--4%
Balanced Between Plot and Character--5%
All Over The Place--5%

So All Over The Place and Balanced Between Plot and Character tie for the win! All I can say is that there must be some wicked stories out there. I can't wait to read them!

Scribe is Listening to:


Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Sound Track.

Books on CD: The Moving Finger Read by Martin Jarvis. Original story by: Agatha Christie

Scribe is Reading:

I am? COOL!

I'm apparently referring to myself in the third person too. Go figure.


Nightmare's Edge by: Bryan Davis

The Invention of Hugo Cabert (Caldecott Book) by: Brian Selzinck-FINISHED. Mind blowing! Every storyteller should read this book.

FEARLESS by: Max Lucado-FINISHED. Excellent!

NLT Chronological 24/7 Bible paperback
NASB Online at Bible Gateway


Psalm 49

Psalm 49
A Psalm of Repentance

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