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Two Book Give Away--Contest Ends 10/15/09
Winner Announced: Kayla! See post below for full details!


Melissa Rose

What Do You Listen To When You Write?

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Frustrated Artist

In other news I had a rather frustrating day today. Did you know books are incredibly hard to draw? Harder than suns, harder than harps, harder than lions? Thankfully Mom rescued me and not only me but the book stencil I had made. I've just transfered it to the white material and am getting ready to use the silver puff paint to outline it, but I am nothing but a bundle of nerves. I've been one most of the day. Why? Well. . .

I didn't even get a chance to crack the cover of Hand that Bears the Sword yesterday because of the other project I was working on, and then I had the most bizarre dream and woke up late because I didn't really feel like I got any sleep. Dad and I had a minor row and Mom and I had a more major one (now resolved) I cried during church service and felt like the biggest disappointment/ faker in Christ's family (I disappoint myself so often I can't help feeling like I am a disappointment to Him too) and then came up to the office and started working and ran into major problems with the book stencil. Highlight of the day? Assigning photos to the names in my new cell phone address book. Now when someone calls, I have the image selected pop up on the screen as well as the name of the person calling and the number. Also, Artchick helped me set my phone back to a 'true ring' so my Indiana Jones theme plays. I couldn't figure out why the thing was stuck on silent. Another highlight of the day? Lip syncing to "Girl put your record on'' for Artchick and watching Mom dance to "Hey You" by Avril Lavine.

Right now I think I'm going to try and work on some of the smaller paper banners I'm making and watch MirrorMask, one of my ubber-favorite movies (hey, I know almost all the lines)

1 comment:

WayneThomasBatson said...

Michelle, you're no fake. I SO understand how you feel, though. If I am truly His, then how come I...fill in the blank. The answer is that we are fallen, broken people living in a broken world, desperately wanting to have God here on earth in the flesh, but having to trust rather in the unseen. All of that together makes it easy, in light of our many failures, to seem like we are just "pretending."

Dear Lord, bless Michelle--and bless us all--with a sense of you presence, and a concrete reminder of your love and mercy. Thank you that you understand.


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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