Saturday, September 22, 2012

Oodles of Doodles

This year I challenged myself to draw/paint more and just be more creative in general. Which I think I have been doing, but I do lack in the other half of my challenge of sharing more. The biggest problem I have with sharing is I want it to be perfect and I want it perfect now. I am constantly reminding myself that when I see others art I do not expect perfection and I often enjoy the imperfections that make it unique and give it flair. 
So I am going to keep on drawing and painting and keep telling myself that the journey to perfection might be unattainable but each improvement is something to celebrate and a way to mark and see growth. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

In Regency Heaven

According to Goodreads I have read 51 books this year (that doesn't count books I have re-read) out of these 25 have been by Georgette Heyer.  
 Like I mentioned in my previous post it wasn't always easy to find her books and a lot of them I listen/read. here is a stack of some that I was able to get from my library. I had to laugh when I gathered them up to take back.
What I like about Georgette's books is she is witty and has me laughing out loud. 

“Queer creatures, females," mused Mr. Standen, shaking his head. "Fellow's only got to be a rake to have 'em all dangling after him. Silly, really, because it stands to reason---- Well never mind that!” 
― Georgette HeyerCotillion

“Those fine eyes of hers had a disconcertingly direct gaze, and very often twinkled in a manner disturbing to male egotism. She had common-sense too, and what man wanted the plainly matter-of-fact, when he could enjoy instead Sophia's delicious folly?” 
― Georgette Heyer, Devil's Cub

 “Let me tell you, my dear Cousin, that I should be better pleased if you would refrain from meddling in the affairs of my family!”
“Now, that,” said Sophy, “I am very glad to know, because if ever I should desire to please you I shall know just how to set about it. I daresay I shan’t, but one likes to be prepared for any event, however unlikely.”

She often makes jokes about reading romances as well, I love books that can laugh at themselves I hate pretentious books. It has seriously effected my speech, I have called men rakes and called my sister a goose.

It has been so much fun living in the Regency England and learning even more about it. I think I am now crawling out and getting ready to go to New York!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Weekend Workings

My first order of business this weekend was to make an itinerary for our New York trip that is coming up at the end of the month. I wrote out the places everyone had mentioned wanting to see read some blogs about where others enjoyed going. Debbie is making a list of everywhere she wants to eat, hopefully there are enough meals in the day, perhaps we will have to become hobbits with second breakfast and elevensies. If anyone wants to give advise please do. 
 Next I got a visit from Joseph I was kind of worried he would be upset coming all by himself but he was as adorable as ever. Making cute faces while we watched Little Einsteins he even did tricks and snuggled with me.
 I did some painting this weekend as well, one I can't show you yet because it was a postcard and want to make sure they see it first. Second was for my lesson in nursery at church, I know the kids are to small to care but I cared that the pictures provided are not cute at all so I made my own. Let's just hope I don't go so crazy that I make all new pictures for every lesson.