I've been watching my girls read a ton... I listen to audio books mostly... I read a ton that way... I have to admit that I love Children's and Young adult novels... I love when they are a series! I just finished the Underland Chronicles. Loved it. I have devoured all of the Stefanie Meyer books... and and dying for Brisinger to be released! I'm getting ready for the Charlie Bone series... but am waiting for School to start (when I will have more consolidated time at home) since the library only has cassette tapes for the first few books and I only have a CD player in my car. You might be asking WHY I like such a younger genre of literature? I like that almost all of them are "clean" (almost is still a key word there), I like that there is no/very minimal profanity...I like that they usually teach good moral lessons or intrigue me into innocent fantasy... I'm very much a fiction gal! I never listen to the radio any more... I'm so far out of it in that area of the world... and, I have found that Ella, even though she is only 5, will listen to them with me...and I enjoy talking to her about the stories! (She loved listening to Eragon and Gregor) I have tried to venture into more adult literature but am usually dissapointed by "f" bombs and turn the book off. If any of you have any great, clean adult reading suggestions, please let me know!
Ok... I'm yadda yadda-ing here....moving on... I rarely create anything for myself and thought I would make a bookmark, using my Remember stamp set, for my scriptures!
I'm challenging myself to some serious scripture reading this fall... I'm hoping that I will be reminded and motivated by this bookmark. It's Physically harder for my to look down at a book for a long period of time.... silly neck of mine.... but I'm setting time goals. This little pretty will hold that place for me... I could easily make a ton of these too... for friends!
I used Copic Markers to color everything in... I LOVE coloring... and these are so therapeutic to use. *Sigh* I love just sitting there coloring! I can't imagine how it will feel when I get a few more hours of practice under my belt and I feel less insecure about using them. What's really cool to me is the ability to shade...It brings back some of the painting concepts I used to use... such as establishing a fulcrum (Using your non drawing fingers to stabilize your hand making it easier to pivot in small areas.) while detailing ...and floating the colors for a blended feel. It amazes me how my past can overflow my work today!
Wow... I'm sorta long winded today, sorry about that... I'm enjoying the down time while I write I think. Ella has kept me hoppin' today... We went to the mall in Burlington and she chose what stores to go into... think Candy and smelly lotions, LOL! We snagged a quick bite before seeing "The Journey to the Center of the Earth" ...which I was glad wasn't in 3D... I would have jumped out of my seat, it was more intense than I thought... but VERY cool.... Ella loved it! The next stop was to Micheal's, my suggestion of course, where we found a TON of craft kits for kids marked down to between 20 and 40 cents each! Can you say Birthday party favors? Yep... I stocked up BIG TIME! she was pretty excited too! :) Finally we went dinner,Teriyaki. Now I just want to melt into bed... she tired me out! LOL!
Have a great rest of the weekend...Relax on Sunday. As Steven R. Covey would say... "sharpen your saw". I plan on doing just that! (and taking a nap!) Then... onto a week of fun!