Where Fiction Becomes Reality

Ideas of Dragons

This Sketching Sunday brings a piece I made a couple months ago. It was an original design idea I had for awhile, and I wanted to use it as the header image when I procured a new theme for my blog. Sadly, the auto-crop function takes away much of the design. I’m still learning “tech stuff,” and I had no idea how to shrink this image to fit the recommended parameters. Acrylic and ink were used to create this piece.

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Mary

This is from an eight-week portrait class I took back in 2011. My teacher’s neice posed for the picture we had to copy from. He said she called herself “homely” after she saw her picture. Personally, I think she was absolutely stunning. I wish I had the original picture, but all I have is the drawing.

Bookmark Contest 2011

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I was rummaging through some old papers, and I found this, so I decided to put this up for Sketching Sunday. I drew this back in 2011 as a part of a bookmark contest for our local library. The theme was “Picture It,” so I went with the imaginings of a young lady as she read her superhero story. Unfortunately, I didn’t win or place. Nevertheless, I was proud of it. Especially with how the rocks turned out.

New Plan

After having a couple days of thought–and bothering a close friend of mine until she stopped saying “It’s your blog, do what you want to do”–I believe I have devised a plan. Though, I’m still unsure as to whether or not it will actually work. But here’s to hoping, right? I’m pretty sure a wise being once said, “Do or do not. There is no try.” So, this is what I plan to do:

Sketching Sunday
Memoir Monday
Photography Tuesday
Writing Prompt Wednesday
Poetry Thursday
Freebie Friday
Short Story Saturday

A few things to note. Firstly, I added sketching because I used to do it all the time (before I became a die-hard perfectionist with my art), and I had relatively decent confidence in my drawing skills. I’m honestly not sure what happened other than I stopped sketching. Secondly, I have no idea if Monday will stay as “memoir.” Are people even interested in that sort of thing? It’s not like I’ve led a particularly exhilarating life. I guess I’ll find out. Let’s see…. Thirdly, I love writing prompts. Normally, I find them on my own–in nature, observing other people, daily life, etc. However, I will be using predetermined, freely-handed out writing prompts. I have a bunch saved, and it’s about time I put them to use. Lastly, I’m in love with “Freebie Friday” because it gives me a day that isn’t set. So if I have an extra poem, short story, photo, whatever I want, I can post it on Friday.

 

Well. Enough said. I’m fairly satisfied with my new plan. Fingers crossed I can be disciplined. I suppose I better use this space to apologize in advance in case I’m not consistent. Or if I forget. I happen to be a forgetful person. Or if I screw it up. I’m sure that’s bound to happen at some point. Anyhoo, I’ll leave this here for now. I’ll start tomorrow with “Freebie Friday.” As I said in my previous post, if you have any suggestions or tips, I’ll be more than happy to read them in the comments! Thanks again!