Sunday, January 9, 2011

One Reason to Babble--SNOW!!

Methinks. Yeah, snow! You guys are probably all thinking, "Really? But what does this have to do with this post? Its just snow." Well, probably not. But thats what I would be thinking. But then again, I think some pretty strange things sometimes. But the thing is--this is only the second snow this winter! We had one other snow (DRY snow) really early in the winter. Since then, its been NICE out. One day it was even sixty degrees. I mean, SERIOUSLY!! But we finally got snow, and its going to snow some more. Thats good. Usually we have a lot of snow during the winter (you know, icy roads, higher than your ankle, and in the drifts your knees) But the snow still barely covered the grass. But there's going to be more! Ok. Done with this paragraph.

Art!! Been gone, but I haven't painted at all (we're painting the living room right now, so its a little busy, though I myself am not painting) and sorry about those pictures I never got on here. My BROTHER still needs to SEND them to me. They are no longer on the camera, so I can't download them. :P Ok, so what pictures have I done?
One, I was really bored and pulled out my brand new sketchbook (Its really a sketch-book) and opened to the first page, which I hadn't used. In fact, I hadn't used any of the pages. I was saving it for planned out drawings (which isn't like me) and I had something in my head that I REALLY wanted to get down. So I started with a horse's head. Then added a bare tree behind that. Then I added a dragon at the bottom, flying belly up with its tail wrapped around the tree's trunk. And then I added a snake around the horse's neck (keep in mind--I am terrible at snakes) and last, I drew a bowl with treasure in it leaning on its side, a few things spilled. And also a stone with code writing on it. (okay, so I was bored. I know its wierd, but wierd things happen when you're bored!) The second drawing! It is probably one of my favorites. Okay, so what I'm doing for all of these is that I'm mixing different things together, as if telling a story. And when I look at this next one, I seriously get a story in my head--same thing with the third and the fourth. Okay, so back to subject. It is a picture of a person (I KNOW)--*coughs* Excuse me, a cloaked person. I made her (yes her, I can't seem to draw men! Unless they're heavily cloaked) head bowed, so you can't see her face, and legs spread apart. Her hands are holding her cloak outward, as if she was a dragon (or a bird, for that matter) spreading her wings. Behind her, there is a sword and a scepter (I believe thats what it is... It may be a staff. :P) crossed. And behind that, there is a black bird, one wing to its side, and one extended to the other side of the paper (as if gesturing at something). And the third! Sorry if I bore you with my many words. So the third one is a dragon flying, with a figure on its head that looks more like something else. :P Its tail goes beyond the paper, but I made it appear again, as if it was just curving. The end of the tail is holding an orb of some kind. Next, I tried a face. A person's face. With tears running down, and hair blowing. It worked okay--but not that well. And then, behind the dragons, I placed a ring. (I don't know why) Beneath the dragons... Hind legs, I think, is a stone city. (not very well drawn, mind you) And then behind the girl's face, but not extending to her blowing hair, is an egg shaped thingy, shaded (though very poorly). I think that is all on that one. And the last but not least! This one was pretty simple--well, not simple, its just that it consisted of just two things. One was a cloaked figure, pointing with a sword, face hidden, and behind that, is a dragon's eye, slitted pupil, angryish look. I shaded it (not very well!) and then put scales over it, save for the real EYE part of it. 

And I think thats all! Nothing much more to say--wait! I'm wrong. There is always books. Even though I have not had a book to read for... three or four days now, I think, I shall tell you about the books I read since I saw--er, blogged last. First of all, I read The Sword Bearer, by John White (methinks), and also Gaal the Conqueror and half of The Tower of Geburah, all by John White. These books are pretty good, and based off Narnia. Sorry I don't have much to tell you about them. I have read them once before--and then Jake gave them to me for Christmas. But unfortunately, The Tower of Geburah got lost, and that with two or three more books in the series! So anyways, it was gone for days, and you know, I started getting impatient. And then Jake had another book for me to read, called Sir Quinlan and the Swords of Valor, by Chuck Black. I almost didn't want to read it, because his other books had been TOO allegorical, and almost had no creativity. But this one was good--no, REALLY good. I thought that Quinlan's nickname at his home was funny--Twitch. I am bad at writing reviews, and I don't have time to do so for all these books, so sorry. :P All I can say is that I highly reccomend them. :D And the next book I read was By Darkness Hid, one of my favorite books of all time! (save the romance, :P) This one didn't have much romance in it--but the second one had more. But I like them. They are probably more for older teens, so I wouldn't always reccomend them. Ah! I am saying 'them'. Here is my reason: I also got to read To Darkness Fled, the next book! And all this on Jake's kindle (only those two). Sadly, I have a long wait for the next book. Not as long as most, but its still long. For me. I wait until April First. Gack. But maybe its all a lie--cause you know, thats April Fool's Day. But push those thoughts aside! Have hope! Oh, yes, and last of all, but of course not least, Auralia's Colors. (I'm not sure I spelled that correctly) Twas a strange fantasy, but very good! I liked it and can't wait till the next book comes in at the library. :D But I am once more bereaved of books... And that isn't good. I must find something to read... Aha! I must find The Tower of Geburah! Yes! CHARGE!!! Oh, sorry. Goodbye! 
--Vrenith Sylversmith


Jill Williamson said...

Glad you liked the books, Vrenith. Sorry about the romance. :-P

I like Auralia's Colors, too. I've read the first three in that series and am waiting for book four.

Have you read Andrew Peterson's One the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness (book one) and North! Or Be Eaten! (book two)?? I really like those as well.

Have a nice day!


Creative Artist said...

Yes! I have read those, and they are very good.

The romance is fine, just that I'm not an older teen. And it doesn't matter--I loved the story. :)