Happy New Year To ALL
Happy New Year! Everyone. This year, I will not be making any punishing new years resolutions. NO! In the past I often resolved to lose weight, go running every day, and stand up straighter. Those are crazy!! 1. Now I stand up very straight. I achieved my goal. 2. I had an idea to give up running for something I enjoyed, and that was the best idea i’ve ever had! Exercise has got to...
looking forward to 2012!
Advice to someone who wants to make comics from...
A good way to start is to make comics about your own life. Sort of a good way to learn how to create fiction, if that’s what you wanna do, is if you’re really honest and do something that feels like you’re kind of revealing a secret to people. I’ve never read anything like that that isn’t interesting, no matter how crudely done it was. And I would always say don’t try too hard starting out. You...
End of the Year Thoughts, and thoughts about...
I’m trying to put together the 3rd, 4th, and 5th “Picture Stories” mag. I have so much material from this blog. I’m finding it really hard to edit stuff out. This blog is like a diary to me. In fact it has mostly replaced my obsessive diary keeping. I used to write in my diary hours a day. Now I work at night to make beautiful picture stories for this blog instead. My diary...
the walk home
memory I want to remember
Aubrey picking out the first Christmas gift and giving it to my dad. He grabbed it from under the tree, ran to the couch and dropped it in dad’s lap without a word. A fancy box tied up with a satin ribbon. Dad opened it…”a cookie!” he said. it was a gingerbread man with a huge glob of frosting carelessly smeared on it. dad bit the head off and Aubrey started hopping around...
christmas eve feelings
it’s christmas eve. all the stocking are hung by the chimney with care. and i feel…lonely. What I want won’t be found under the tree tomorrow. you know? Maybe opening presents will cheer me up, but tonight is just a reminder that the best things in life can’t be bought. I do feel grateful for my family, but there is a piece in my life that is missing. It feels like a...
how to do make up like clara bow. This girl Jane Marie is a great teacher and the makeup looks great! She does a great column called How To Be A Girl with many great makeup tutorials etc.
birds liked him, and they would eat out of his hand whenever he wanted.
if you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If...– Jesus
The Emancipation Proclamation
by natalie marconi
A Christmas Party: Martha's Way
I read Martha’s blog pretty much every day, but her post yesterday about her holiday party takes the cake! She had a holiday party in which she served every kind of delicious christmas food imaginable. Now that is a party for people who love to eat! You have got to check out the full post with her little captions for a feast for the eyes. Martha does it right! Put your mouse over the...
no dachshunds allowed
mom: so what do you think about the dog question? does it matter to you what kind it is?
dad: yes it matters
mom: are there any kinds you don't want?
dad: a dachs-hund
pop culture comfort food--This stuff isn’t cool,... →
another great article on rookie mag, about what got a girl through the roughest year of many girls’ lives—7th grade. This made me tear up. I had an awful 7th grade—was there something like that that got me through it (for her it was the muppet movies)? It’s funny I used to watch the Winnie the Pooh movies for the same reason. It calmed me. But I think what really got me...
visiting my best friend's baby
grand floridian vacation
Great Advice on Writing
This is great advice for getting stuff done. 1. Always know what you are going to write before you even begin to write, by jotting down the briefest notes on a pad of paper. 2. then observe and track your work, seeing how many words you write an hour and where and when… then study the patterns to determine when you are most productive… 3. Stop writing things you are not excited...
Dave and Renie Gorsuch, ski olympians who married, lived in vail and popularized it as an upscale ski town…and started the crazy catalog/store Gorsuch Ltd. Which is for outfitting a luxury ski lifestyle. I always looked at the catalog and marveled, “who dresses like this?”. A typical outfit in there is a high collared white blouse and long riding coat and riding breeches...
Nice work PETA
nice work, peta
Book Review: Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui
I read a book called Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui. Why, you may ask? A blogger recommended it. Well this book was horrible. Basically she spent 2/3 of the book saying how clutter was the cause of every problem in life…I mean she has a point, but she used scare tactics to try to convince you— “i have never met a depressed person who didn’t have a problem with...
I got a groupon to this place in nyc called dubstop that is a dj school and teaches you how to mix, make and produce musique. Does anyone want to go with me and learn as well? It is $59 on groupon for a 3 hour intro workshop—good deal for this knowledge.