Friday, October 11, 2013
Good Fridays: Ridiculous Fluff
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I recently discovered this positive website lifehack.org which has great articles Like This One that help point me in a better direction than the distracting internet does. I have a horrible time with distractions, procrastination, pretty much everything lifehack warns me against. I am proud to say that... I'm working on it.
Since this is a Good Fridays post, I will also share with you some fun things I've done and/or discovered this past week.
What I'm reading: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
I'm whizzing through this book. It started out slow, but now that I'm about midway through it's much more compelling. I love that it's in first-person - something I hadn't realized before I read it. I prefer the creature's tale to Frankenstein's, and I think the language is... something I have to be awake to read properly unless I want to reread a lot of sentences. Formal, for a start. Good reference for my Victorian YA series.
What I just finished reading: Princess Academy by Shannon Hale.
I can't say enough glowing things about this book. It is about a bunch of teenage girls at an academy, hoping to become princesses, but they are deep and earthy and strong, not pampered and fluffy and shallow. The academy is also on a treacherous mountain, with avalanches, bitter winters, and bandits to contend with. Princesses indeed.
I didn't realize this was a Newbery Honor Book until I saw the seal on the cover.
(Side Note: the 'book' I read before this one was Deadpool Classic Vol. 3. Talk about an ecclectic mix! I'm currently nearly done with Batman and Son. Older comics, but still good. Not as good as Planet Hulk, though.)
What I'm watching: Call the Midwife
This leaves me up to my eyeballs in estrogen, without the romance. Nearly every episode makes me cry, and I don't usually continue watching shows that do that. So, that's saying something.
What I've been drawing: Pumpkins!
You might've already seen this on my twitter or my Facebook illustrator page, but here he is again! Isn't he cute? He's a jack o'lantern inspired by the shadowlings in my Lividia story. He may even be inhabited by one.
I love pumpkins and jack o'lanterns in the Fall. In fact, I'm teaching my little library art class cubism by attempting it with pumpkins this upcoming week. I'm going to do an example piece for them in oil pastel, so we'll see how that goes. I've never tried cubism on pumpkins before and it's been ages since I've used oil pastel, but it should be loads of fun!
Those are a few of my good things for the week. If you have any, I'd love to hear about them in the comments. Have a great weekend!