Posted on January 20, 2010 by Jennie
Given that today is another uncheery grey day I thought I should post something happy. My younger son asked if I could share his artwork with the world (or at least the very small part of it that visits here!) and I was happy to oblige. So, drawn especially for you we have two mini-masterpieces.
He has thoughtfully labelled his creations (although he’s not so good at the word spacing as yet, but that is something we are working on!). I’m sure you can read it – it says ‘it is green and yelow'[sic]. I like the little caterpillar – I think he looks very happy!
The description reads; ‘this thing is a pe of glarsis thut ar [unneeded words] multi coloured wuns’ (this thing is a pair of glasses that are multi coloured ones). I’m not quite sure why he felt the need to draw pictures all over the frames, but I think they look very interesting! I can’t remember what all the pictures were. I know there was a cat, a train, a house, a building, a rocket, a golden retriever, a couple of birds and someone fighting with a light saber.
So, two drawings to brighten your day. He loves his drawing time, and I’m hoping that he will start to do more painting in the near future. He’s had a go at a ‘paint by numbers’ thing with acrylic paint, but it did dry out a bit too quickly so we’ll try him with watercolours next.
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Posted on March 3, 2009 by Jennie
A few days ago, I posted about a survey type thing that the BBC were conducting into the varying styles of handwriting among different age groups. I submitted mine (as I blogged here) and it has been put on the BBC website! Most exciting! Well, I’m excited anyway! If anyone shares my geek-like excitement and would like to see my handwriting in a second website, head over there now. And while you’re there, have a look at Mr Richard Norfolk’s handwriting, situated a little over half way down the page. How gorgeous is that? I’d love to have handwriting like his!
Thanks very much to Sandie for pointing out my moment of fame!
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Posted on March 3, 2009 by Jennie
I apologise in advance for the poor picture quality of my ‘letters’ – I photographed them rather than scanning them onto my computer, purely out of laziness – the camera was right by my side, whereas I would have had to walk into the next room to use the scanner! However, it’s readable, so I’m not going to the extra effort now!
Dad's handwriting sample
My handwriting sample
Mum's handwriting sample
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Posted on November 30, 2008 by Jennie
Here it is, the last day of NaBloPoMo ’08, and I’ve posted every single day! Yay me! So NaNoWriMo didn’t quite happen, but I managed this, so I’m proud! I’ve also got quite a long way into my Christmas preparations, so all in all, a good month has been had.
I’ve enjoyed the challenge of composing a blog post every single day, as it forces me to sit quietly for a little while and reflect on my thoughts about the world (!) and on my progress. Which is a good thing. I think!
Also, well done to my mum, who has been doing NaBloPoMo with me, and, so long as she posts today, will also have risen to the challenge and reigns with me as a NaBloPoMo winner!
So this is a bit of a cheat of a post, posting to say that I’ve posted every day. I’ll try to think of something else to post about later on, but I just wanted to say woohoo! I made it!
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Posted on November 21, 2008 by Jennie
I apologise in advance for the whiny blog post. However, I committed to doing NaBloPoMo this month, and I’m damned if I’m failing at TWO challenges! Yup, NaNoWriMo is not looking good to get done by the end of the month. I’ve got ten days to write thirty thousand words. Now, this is eminently doable, if only I could find the inspiration to carry on with my lacklustre attempt. I can’t even think of rubbish to write, never mind stories that I actually enjoy committing to my laptop.
I’d like to say that I’m going to sit down later today and chuck out a couple of thousand words, but this is extremely unlikely. I’m far more likely to carry on with one of my Christmas projects, or make more marmalade. Tomorrow, I’ll wake up in exactly the right mood to churn out thousands and thousands of words…but I’m in work tomorrow, so that’s not going to happen. Grrr.
I don’t like failing, and over-analyse myself when I do. Each successive failure reminds me of others that have passed before – failing at a diet, or a fitness regime, not doing as well as I would have hoped in University (just managed not to fail that time!), failing to get the house decorated before winter set in…the list goes on.
Ah well, this self-indulgent twaddle is definitely not helping to get the book written. I think my main problem is that it is supposed to be a feel-good book, but I obviously don’t feel positive enough to generate the imagination required to write about genuinely happy people right now.
What a sad case! I’ll pull myself together soon, I promise!
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