Sharing Saturday Forty-Nine

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I have been so busy in the past few months that I have simply have not had time to post Sharing Saturdays.  So, I am going to start with the next Sharing Saturday after the last one even if more than a few weeks have passed.  And since it is a new year I have decided to share with you a slideshow of some posts from last year.

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Sharing Saturday Forty-Three

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Fall is finally here!  I can’t believe summer has come to a close.  My summer flew by in a wonderful whirl of books and time spent interacting with my amazing followers. Fall is a simply gorgeous time of year with the color changes and I am excited for Winter to follow close on the heels of fall.  Today, I will be sharing with you the introduction of an essay I wrote regarding the poem “Ars Poetica” by Archibald MacLeish.  It is below. Enjoy!

Poetry is simply a gorgeous creation of words marching in inky blackness against the startling white of a page.  And yet the emotion and imagery evoked by twenty-six symbols is stunningly unforgettable. This may in part be due to the idea recognized in Archibald MacLeish’s “Ars Poetica” which states that poetry simply is, not overflowing with a set meaning.  “Ars Poetica” focuses on the manner in which any form of art should be personally interpreted instead of set in strict connotations. Through the use of metaphorical couplets, almost constant rhyme, and iambic pentameter, the poem balances free verse and classical poetry.  Along with that, the author forms twists by switching the rhyme scheme and not completely sticking to a single meter creating a paradoxical piece. For me personally, the resonance of “Ars Poetica” brings back memories of childhood reading endless poems, stories, and books.  In the end, poetry is meant to be, to convey emotion and the everyday struggles and joys of life; it is not filled with meaning and “Ars Poetica” imparts this idea with poignant ease.

 

Sharing Saturday Thirty-Seven

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Saturday has crept up on me again and I am so excited to share with you some fun images my sister and I created.  The images are based on whatever came to mind at the moment whether it be a book, a movie, or a certain type of flower.  The top two images shown below are mine and the bottom two are my sisters.  In total, we made sixty-one and throughout the next few weeks, I will probably post some more on Sharing Saturday.

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Which of the images shown above is your favorite?

Sharing Saturday Thirty-Five

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Today is Saturday which once again means I will be sharing something with you.  Today I will be sharing a picture of a sunset that I took a while back.  Here it is.  Enjoy!

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

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I was recently nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award and I am so excited to do it.  A big thank you to The long distance relationship for nominating me.  Let’s get started.

Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

Questions

Which is your favorite childhood story book and why?

That’s a hard question since I had a lot of story books that I loved.  But if I had to choose I would have to say Puff the Magic Dragon.Image result for puff the magic dragon

Had any paranormal experience? Please share.

No, unless you count my cats as ghostly devilish beings.Image result for cat evil

What is the one thing that you certainly want/wanted at your wedding?

Ummm….no idea.  So, lets just move on.

What’s your thinking about a perfect couple?

I don’t know. It changes depending upon what couple I am reading about.

What is your plan for old age?

To travel the world and read way too many books.Image result for a globe and books

If you could go back in time which place or whom would you love to visit?

This one is hard.  I think I would go back in time to London during the 1700s or 1800s but then again I have always wanted to meet Robert E. Lee and Abraham Lincoln.  Or I could visit the Dark ages or the Renaissance. I don’t know.  I want to visit and see it all.

Camping or slumber party?

Camping!

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Which book or movie would you like to be the hero/heroine of?

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco!!!StalkingJacktheRipper

What is your favorite thing about being single?

I don’t know. I’ve never dated so……

What is your most prized possession?

My books.Image result for pile of books art

Share the funniest moments of your life.

The funniest moment I can think of is when my sister told me that I had a mosquito on my face.  Without thinking I slapped myself in the face in an attempt to kill the mosquito.  I found out mere seconds later that there was no mosquito and that my sister was just joking.  It was hilarious.

My Nominees

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Myths of the Mirror

Writer In Retrospect

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Fictionophile

Plants and Beyond

Christy Jackson Nicholas, Author and Artist

Confessions of a YA Reader

Ya Girl In a Bookish World

My Mundane Life

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My Questions:

  1. What is your favorite mythical creature?
  2. Who is your closest confidant?
  3. Do you prefer to draw or write?
  4. Share your favorite childhood memories?
  5. What would you do if you only had one day left to live?
  6. If you could rewrite a book which one would you choose?
  7. What is your favorite dessert?
  8. Coffee or tea?
  9. What is your favorite candle scent?
  10. If you could bring one person back to life who would it be?
  11. Who is your favorite historical figure?

 

Sharing Saturday Twenty-Nine

download (2)Saturday is here! Today I will share with you some drawings for I recently started a competition with my cousin to do one drawing every day and we can’t miss a single day or we owe the other five dollars. We did something like this last summer by having a competition on who could read the most pages. It was slightly unclear as to who the winner was because we were so close and some inaccuracy occurred on both our parts so we called it a draw but unofficially I won.

This summer my cousin has lost once and we are on our second round of drawings. We also both skipped a day and agreed to pretend that it had never occurred. However, it is wonderful to draw every day for it is relaxing and I can see improvement in my drawing skills. I am not a fantastic artist but I have been giving this a shot and it is stunning for I feel like I am learning a lot about art techniques.

It is also cool to compare my drawings from a month ago to today and see how I have improved and which days I was lazy on and had quickly scribbled out a sketch. Some days I spent hours on my drawing and you can tell and on other days I did not. So, let me show you some of the drawings I have done. I will show you two drawings I am proud of and one horrible one. The first and third drawings are good and the middle one I did in five minutes or less.

Sharing Saturday Twenty-Seven

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Sharing Saturday is here! For today’s post I will be sharing a drawing I drew based upon the book Roar by Cora Carmack. I am not an artist for a reason so it is not the best.  I also included the original for comparison and I have purposefully changed some of the details of the drawing.  For my drawing I used colored pencils and a sharpie.

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