Saturday, November 17, 2012
Life has been very interesting lately; even though it's the same-old routine of things, it still manages to take those 'interesting' turns when you least expect them... and not in big ways; small, little ways.
Last night, I woke up at 3:30 to go outside and see if I could spot any meteors. I pulled on my coat and socks, groggily made my way to the door, turned on the porch light first to make sure there weren't any monsters hiding out there to get me, flicked it off and THEN went out. The air was cold and filled my lungs, but the sight of the stars filled my heart. There were thousands. Glowing, sparkling, shining like tiny pin-point diamonds in the night sky. I leaned over the rail and kept my eyes heavenward, shivering but not wanting to go back inside. A small smile appeared when I remembered that some friends were doing the same thing, and almost as soon as the thought crossed my mind, there it went - a meteor blazing across the sky. I could only stay out there in the silence and cold long enough to see four stars fly and two very bright ones in the corner of my vision, and then went in... but for some reason those few minutes seemed sacred. No one else had gotten up to watch them with me - it was just me, myself and I standing out on the back deck gazing skyward. They have no idea what they missed.
NaNoWriMo is still going, going GOING... I'm sadly behind on my word count. (I should probably be writing in Cafe instead of doing this post... but my brain is tired of dealing with Viktor right now. :P) I have, however, made considerable progress in the story. Here's my count:
Date Started: August 28, 2011
Page Count: 209
Text Size: 12
Text Style: DejaVu Sans Condensed
Main Characters In: Erica, Jungsu, Daehyun, Adriana, Viktor, Justin
Main Characters to Go: Youngbae
To be Added: (... that's a surprise...)
General Weather: Cold, Winter, Snowy
Characters Wounded/Hurt: (THAT'S a surprise, too!)
Word Count Thus Far: 117,281
It's coming, slowly but surely. I'd post more, but time escapes me and I have to write... again.
Keep working hard, everyone!
Happy Birthday to my adorable friend, Caroline!
She's 17 today! My little friend is growing up. :) (Actually, most of the time, she's more grown up than me, anyway....)
Caroline, you're a special girl with a sweet smile. Thanks for being there when I needed a level-head. We've been through a lot together, haven't we? Ups, downs, in-betweens, and who knows what else. :P
These last couple of years, though, seem to have been pretty important for us, don't you think? 2011 and 2012 especially.
I've been your friend for eight years, but these past two years it seems that I've really just gotten to actually *know* you. And we've dealt with a lot of stuff. And we've come up with the craziest ideas (bleached hair with red glowing eyes in the window, anyone?). We've cried together, laughed like the crazy teenaged girls we are, and brainstormed our minds into nothingness.
And, well... I hate to say this, but... I didn't get you anything. :P
I hope we can continue to go on many more escapades and adventures, and keep going crazy over things like hair brushing the back of a shirt. ;)
Thursday, November 15, 2012
I'm currently in the process of drawing this face.
This face. Who's face?
I don't know who's face it is. It looks familiar to me, but not quite; it's like, as I just recently read out of my friend's novel, "an echo without a voice".
I realized as I was adding the little details to him, making him unique in his own way, that every time I draw someone and begin the meticulous process of shading, adding fine hairs to the brows or lines to the lips, that in a sense, they're being brought to life.
The gift of drawing is an amazing thing. God has a place for art, and it should be used like He intended.
If you're an artist, you know what I'm talking about.
With every stroke of the pencil we breathe life into the thing portrayed on paper.
God is an artist - and He breathed life into us.