Apples To Apples

When I was eating lunch yesterday, I pulled an apple out of the fridge, and noticed that it looked waxed. This seemed odd, as my Mom doesn’t usually buy waxed apples. They’re usually organic. Then, while I was trying to figure out if it really was waxed, I noticed what a pretty color it had. And that it actually had nice proportions. (It seems most of the ones I eat are lopsided. Is it just me?) I looked over at the kitchen table, and saw what a nice sun pattern it had; dappled, not too bright. And then I ran for my camera, and this little apple got it’s own little photo shoot. I now understand why apples are such a favorite among artists. I had such a lot of fun! My brother, who was sitting in the living room, must have thought me bonkers. But I’ve got a secret: All the best people are.

So… there you have it. My beautiful apple. By the way… I never did discover if it was waxed or not.


Photo Shoot

You might have noticed the new header image… I’ve been meaning to change it for a long time, as the other one was looking a bit too wintery. I had so much fun with this little photo shoot (though some of the books fell over on my bookshelf and knocked the head off one of … Continue reading


My greatest apologies on my long absence. Sometimes a girl’s gotta take a break. I’ve got some awesome news, though…


I’ve graduated! I still have some books to finish up though… only two now. And I realize that I haven’t posted my third term list, so that will be coming shortly.

And if anyone has any advice on how to translate the allegory in Till We Have Faces, I’d appreciate your help! I think I’ll have to look up some reviews or something…

Anyway, just wanted to let you know I’m not dead. Look for the list next week.

Ciao for now!

New Theme!

So who likes my new theme? I think this is the third one for this blog; I get bored quickly. I’ve actually been thinking that the old one was too dark for a while now… and with this one, I can change the header image as much as I like, so maybe I won’t get bored quite so quickly?

I finally did finish Inheritance, so stay tuned for a review!

In the meantime, I thought I’d share a painting I did in my pastel and acrylics class yesterday. We’ve been doing pastels all semester  so I was glad to finally use some paint!



They’re oranges, if you can’t tell. When I got it home I decided that at least the background oranges look like half finished flowers. But we were working with pallet knives, so it was very loose. Plus I’ve never used acrylics or pallet knifes before…

Third term is starting off well… I’ll show you all my books soon. I only just got one of them yesterday.

Hope everyone is having a good week! For now, adios, amigos!

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Heart Day everyone! I thought this would be an apropo time to share some pictures I took with my awesome new camera of some wilting roses my sisters and I got at a Chick-Fil-A event. I used the black and white and color selective settings when taking these; no outside program involved! (I feel like an advertiser)




OK, so I lied; I had to flip the last one on BeFunky, so while I was at it, I straightened it a bit. I was having trouble with that while I was shooting. It still doesn’t look completely straight…

So, on most blogs when they’re going on about their cameras, they have DSLRs. I, however, am quite happy with my 14x optical zoom CoolPix. It’s way better than anything I’ve ever had before, and I didn’t have to save up my money for two years! Not that I wouldn’t mind having a DSLR, of course… but I might have been a tad overwhelmed with all those buttons? This one has just enough to amaze me without so many as to overwhelm me, lol.

By the way, my sister started her own blog today! It’s all about being homeschooled; check it out.

And my Dad’s had one for a while, though I’ve never provided a link to it; oops! Here it is.

Anyway, I’ll be back to book reviews next week, I promise! In the mean time, I think my About page needs updating… so here’s one last BeFunky edit: (I really can’t stay away form it, can I?)