Diary of an Iphone…

With a few days of scattered showers, I can now tell that our cars aren’t yellow and I can breathe at least half the time ūüôā¬† I still got a few things accomplished and some things started and my week went a little something like this:

¬†A discovery that I liked this book.¬† bookWhew!¬† I finally got through this book.¬† Usually, I can get through a book this size in a¬†couple of sittings¬†(if it grabs my attention and nothing is on TV, LOL) But this book took 10 times longer to get through.¬† What’s to blame?

The first couple of hundred pages was¬†chock full of¬†medical, scientific and historical fact and jargon.¬† If you are the professorial type¬† I see you loving it.¬†But I’m not and I don’t. ¬†I kind of ¬†liken¬†the beginning of the book ¬†to The Big Bang Theory that has been stripped of humor and quirkiness. ¬†And then you have to take in account that the author is a History Professor.¬† I gave me a melatonin effect. Zzzzzzzz…..

But¬†when I reached¬†chapter 22 (I think)¬†the book¬†became so fast paced and exciting.¬† And I think that the reason the beginning was so dry, is because the plot is so extremely complicated.¬†And I am certain that if I skipped over the first part that I would not have understood a thing.¬† I thought about tossing the book aside and giving up, but I’m glad I didn’t and ended up loving the rest of the book!

This book contains just about all things paranormal with a little time travel thrown in at the end.  I am now looking forward to Book #2, can you believe it?  Here is an overview of the book.

Deborah Harkness, wherever you are, I so owe you an apology because even though the beginning was rocky, this was a great read ūüôāCinderella

¬†¬†I wanted to read something not quite as heavy so I¬†checked this book out from the library.¬† And I’m really hoping that this book is funny.¬† Going by the jacket it is promising. The name of the book is The Cinderella Pact and it is written by Sarah Strohmeyer.¬† Here is an overview of the book.

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I also practiced a little witchdoctor’n or am I a medicine woman?

 

 

 

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I wanted centerpieces for the kitchen and the living room.¬† And after a little research, I decided on terrariums.¬† I thought they would not only be pretty, but if I managed not to kill them I can repot them in bigger pots.¬† I was really excited to make these.¬†But what was strange was David was excited too. Then I found out¬†the reason he was so excited.¬†¬†He thought, It would¬†have some kind of themed village inside, like the Hobbit or trolls….uhhhh……I have one disappointed guy on my hands.

a pepper¬† There was a little art going on, but not much as I have had a headache off and on.¬†¬† This is the red pepper and I have a yellow and green to go.¬† I also started a drawing of a dog.¬† Man, the reference is so ugly that it’s cute.¬† But as I get into the drawing, it’s starting to look kind of creepy.¬† So, I don’t know…I don’t have much time invested in it yet.¬† And it may just be too creepy to invest more time.

And last but not least, I am very glad that I come up with a new title for the posts…Diary of an Iphone..SWEET!

 

I hope you guys have a great weekend with big smiles and sunny skies ūüôā

Be Well and Happy!

A Book Review For You….

I am¬†very proud to say that I have completed quite a few of my resolutions and¬†we are¬†still in January!¬† I have A LOT of resolutions this year for some reason.¬† But once I write a goal down, it might as well be tattooed on my skin for the whole year.¬†¬†One¬†aim for the New Year that I really need to tackle and tick off is what do about my slumbering blog.¬†¬† And after much thought and ideas from my family, I decided to do things a little different.¬† Yes, I will still post content about art when I have it :)….But¬†I do have varied interests¬†that I’d like to share¬†and at the same time let you know that I have not¬†fell off the¬†face of the earth.¬† It is my¬†intention to post something at¬†least a couple of times¬†a week, but it is¬†my hope to post everyday.¬† We will just have to see how it goes ūüôā
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Creative Colored Pencil by Vera Curnow

We are going to start off with an informal book review of one of my recent purchases.  Being such a novice in colored pencil, I think I can provide a perspective that is in line with other artists that does not have a grasp of this medium.  And I know just enough, to be smart enough,  to say I do not know anything about colored pencils.

When I ordered this book, I was extremely excited.  I am starting to have a great love drawing landscapes and there are not many colored pencil books out there that are strictly landscape how to books.  So to come across this little gem was a WOW! I have got to have it!  kind of moment. But when the book arrived and I read through it, I was extremely disappointed.

Do not¬† get me wrong, this is a well written book showcasing beautiful artwork from various artists that we all know and love. But it¬†¬†is not a how to book.¬† Page after page you will see a thumbnail line drawing perspective from an artist with the corresponding color palette and a blurb of what to do (or not do) in a certain aspect of the¬†painting, but that is all you are getting.¬† And I think, sadly, ¬†the book description is misleading the readers.¬† It in no way diminishes the beauty of this book and if you are accomplished in this medium, but wanting to branch out into landscape, I can see this being very useful.¬† But for people like me?¬† It’s a look book.

Just for fun!

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Moon Called by Particia Briggs

Mercy Thompson Novel Book 1

Yes, the secret is out, I will read just about anything.¬† From Jane Austin and Robert Frost to Patricia Briggs and Gilbert Morris, I just love them all.¬† But if you threatened me with a Taser for the truth, I would have to say romance novels are my favorite especially paranormal.¬† The world is harsh, full of heartbreak and sadness. Sometimes¬†a girl needs a happy ending ūüėȬ†¬†¬†Although, I never got the Fifty Shades of Grey thing.¬† I did read the trilogy and¬†thought it was kind of¬†silly and for some reason women went completely wild over Christian Grey.¬† I am thinking the reason¬†women are so in love with Mr. Grey was because he always made sure¬†Anastasia Steele ate and ate good!¬† Personally, ¬†I do not¬†need someone to tell me to eat or heap my plate full…I do fine all on my own, LOL

Moon Called is a pretty good read.  I will not give a synopsis because there are plenty out there and written by a better class of writers.   I do not care for the cover, it looks a little juvenile.  Mercy ( the heroine of the book) reminded me so much of Kat vonD that she was one who came to mind while reading this book. I think to date Ms. Briggs has seven books in the series and I will definitely be reading the second one.

Also I’ve read:

Dark Storm by Christine Feehan

Be Well and Happy Tuesday!