Monday, May 31, 2004
I spent yesterday watching DVD's and stitching. I really should think of an activity that doesn't involve me staying in the house all the time. I am thinking of taking my drawing outside. After this week I won't get peace in the house with my sister off so I might find a park somewhere and just draw. Weather providing of course. Although I like rainy days I don't want to sit out in one.
Sunday, May 30, 2004
Saturday, May 29, 2004
I tried out my pencils and sketch pad last night before going to bed and the result was disastrous. I could use the excuse that I was tired but I know that wouldn't be completely true. Hopefully I just need to keep practicing. I've decided to draw from the garden since I have become nature obsessed over the last few months.
Speaking of nature. Bill Oddie is back on TV next week so I will be watching that. There was a picture of him on the radio times with a robin flying onto his hand. It was amazing. I would never get over an experience like that. It looked almost as good as David Attenborough swimming with elephants.
I have updated my webshots with another picture of Celtic christmas . In the photo I have finished about a third of the border. I have since stitched a little bit more that that but not much. I haven't really had the time to do much more.
Friday, May 28, 2004
I went shopping as I said I would. I spent far too much. Season 1 of Dawsons creak on DVD was on sale. I couldn't help myself so I bought it. Yes, I'm never going to hear the end of this one but hey I like it. Bought some pencils and a sketch pad as I also said I would although I have still to try them out. Not sure when I am going to get that opportunity. I also got the threads I needed and some scissors.
Anyway, work was busy and very stressful as there was so much to do. By the time I got home my feet were so sore and so I had a long hot bath which has now woke me up. I might do some reading. I started that Penguin history of America which is quite good. Obviously it isn't going to get too descriptive but it makes for a good read and if there is anything that really catches interest I can always read in more detail from other books. Bill Bryson's "A Short History of Nearly Everything" came out on paperback today so I bought a copy. I've been looking forward to reading it but the hardback was just so huge I decided to wait.
Thursday, May 27, 2004
Not many people are pleased about Billie Piper being cast in Doctor Who. A few people I know have suggested that they should have stuck to chosing an unknown like they used to do.
I get paid tomorrow which means I get to buy more books. Also I'm going to buy the threads for The Castle. I plan to get some pencils and a good sketch book. I am determined to take up drawing again.
I actually sat the other day and organised how much time I should give to each of my projects every week (this was instead of working on one of them). By the end of it I had added something else onto the list. A few years ago I began reorganising my photo albums and never got round to finishing it. I have promised myself to pick up where I left off.
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
I'm growing to like "Ombria in Shadow." It's still very much palace intrigue and conspiracies but there is also some magic in it. I would definitely consider reading more of her work. I haven't really been able to get into "Tales of Earthsea" much. I just haven't had the chance to read it properly during breaks. It's usually been too busy.
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
I've decided to continue reading "Ombria In Shadow" by Patricia McKillip at home and take "Tales of the Earthsea" by Ursula LeGuin into work with me to read. This is just because I love the cover of the McKillip book and I don't want it to get damaged.
I bought the new wildlife magazine and so far it looks pretty good. There is a good article about sharks and another about aardvarks. The only problem is that it lists a lot of good books in the back. It is so tempting to want to buy them all. Mind you my collection of nature books is very small so maybe I should buil up on it (any excuse).
Monday, May 24, 2004
I went to see "Troy" which was amazing. A few people walked out because it wasn't true to the story but I don't think it ever pretended to be. Brad Pitt was actually good (not a huge fan) and Orlando Bloom was a bit of a wimp but he looked good doing it. Saw a preview for King Arthur and I'm looking forward to seeing that. Also lets not forget that Shrek2 is out soon.
What else have I been up to? Well I am now reading "Ombria in Shadow" by Patricia McKillip which is quite good. Very much a fantasy novel with the whole idea of evil ruling the city while the good try to think of a way to get rid of the evil. I think it is the first proper fantasy novel I have read in a long time.
I am getting on very well with Celtic Christmas and I did manage to get my updates downloaded into my webshots site. I am now about halfway through the border. I think I will finish it in the next couple of weeks. I am evening planning my nest big project. I've decided to try my hand at a Teresa Wentzler design called "The Castle". Since I love dragons it is about time I stitched something with a dragon in it.
I'm getting through Celtic Christmas very quickly and I'm already thinking ahead to my next large project. I've decided to do The Castle next. I love dragons so it is about time I worked on a dragon design.
Now reading "Ombria In Shadow" by Patricia McKillip. It's very strange, not at all what I expected. But I am enjoying it.
My French is going well and so is my work.
Saturday, May 22, 2004
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Reading is going well as is my French. I have inspiration on lots of different projects. Unfortunately I can't do them all. So I am going to have to sit down and try and put a structure to everything running through my head. I probably drank too much caffeine which is why I feel the need to do everything at once.
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Went to see Van Helsing. The boyfriend liked it but I wasn't impressed. For all the effects and action it was still really dull. I felt as though they were trying to hard by putting as many famous monsters as they could into one film. Plus Dracula's little servants sounded too much like Daleks.
Was becoming bored with the internet but have found a really cool craft site. I think I just need to expand on my favourite sites a little more. I'm going to make an authors folder and put (funnily enough) authors websites in there. I'm going to see if there is maybe a good website to help people learn languages.
Speaking of which I am loving my new French book. Because it follows the way we learned in school I'm remembering so much more.
Tuesday, May 04, 2004
I got my art book through, "Learn to Draw Fantasy Art". My sister would say 'I told you so' because so far I'm not impressed with it. I've only had a brief glimpse through it and it wasn't really what I was expecting. I will look through it properly later though.
Saturday, May 01, 2004
Was at a works night out last night. So many people are leaving just now. It isn't going to be the same. I still love my job though. I had a good time although I didn't stay long. I have been so tired recently that I haven't been able to do much but read. I think it is because I have stayed up late a few nights to finish a book and haven't allowed myself to catch up on my sleep.