On Saturday, I left my teenage years behind and, for the first year in many, felt older upon waking. The birthday celebration was moved to the end of this week rather than the actual date, for several reasons – one, I was/am recovering from a vicious round of the flu, and two, my sister Maralie, her husband Jake, and their son, Silas, moved in with us for a month. They’ll be moving back to the Northwest, but they’re living here until they find a house to move into.
So, while I untangle myself from the flu’s grasp, I’ve been doing a lot of reading – and an unexpected amount of drawing in color. It’s only taken me twenty years to finally experiment with colored pencils – a friend gifted me with a full set of Prismacolor pencils, and another friend gifted me with a sketchbook – so I went to town! Here are some pictures to illustrate my last several days.
My space. I spend a great deal of time tucked in this corner.
Various and sundry sketches I’ve put forth.
Since I never did a ’20 before 20′ checklist, I’m doing something a little different and giving you ’20 for 20.’ Here are 20 things you may or may not already know about me.
1) I’ve been blogging for seven years
2) I get highly emotional about the character Scar from Alien vs. Predator
3) My hair wasn’t always curly
4) I have quite a lot of small moles, which I rather like. Moles and freckles remind me of constellations
5) I enjoy almost every kind of movie except most labeled ‘heartwarming’
6) I’ve never read a Jane Austen book straight through. They make wonderful movies, but as literary fare I find it dull and I’d take Heyer any day
7) I look terrible in orange and yellow
8) A while ago I passed out of my ‘everything korea/japan!’ phase, and they have been placed on my ‘fond of’ shelf
9) I’ve never played a console video game, although I’ll read storylines all day
10) I never only read one book at a time; generally speaking I’m reading three or four. I’m currently re-reading Harpist in the Wind, as well as sinking my teeth into Carl Jung’s ‘Man and His Symbols,’ Le Morte de Arthur, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer, and The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley.