Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Doodles

Hi everyone!
Today was really fun! I went to a rehearsal for my church's Christmas Tea, yeah, yeah, I know, a rehearsal so early?? We have to start early though, it's a big production!;) And even though during my solo I totally got nervous and forgot the notes to Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree and sounded terrible (and was really embarrassed), it was a pretty nice day.:)
During church, this is what I drew!
Here's my drawing.:) I didn't put a ton of thought into this girl, so she's just a girl.;)
Okay, well, that's it for today! Oh, and Team Hobbit won!!! YAY!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Fantasy Literature Camp Project Three

Hi everyone.
This is the last project of camp! I'm so sad!:,,(
The project is what you look for in a protagonist. If anyone doesn't know what a protagonist is, it's the good character in the story and also usually the main character of the story too.:)
What I look for....Hm....I look for unique characters that are relatable. I really enjoy reading about the quirky, curious characters that have relatable goals and fears and such.
In The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill, the protagonist was Hazel Kaplansky and her character was so unique and quirky, I loved her!
So, what I look for are unique characters that you don't read about in every story. I do love some more ordinary characters, but another thing that is super important for a character is for them to be fully developed.
For example, Sophie from Keeper of the Lost Cities is, to me, a pretty ordinary character, yet I LOVE her! She's was so fully developed and was relatable that she feels like a real person to me!
So, yeah, I look for uniqueness, easiness to relate to, and being fully developed!:)
Gosh, I am so sad that all of the projects are done! I hope to make my own writing camp soon, because I had so much fun!:D I will probably do that whenever I have more followers!:)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fantasy Literature Camp Project Number Two

Hey everyone!
The ongoing project for FLC is to create a character!
I created Dawn! I drew a picture of her for extra points-
I wrote this about her personality-
Dawn is a sharp seventeen year old girl who loves fashion, but not in the traditional, girly-girl way. Her style is punk rock and her favorite fashion is Steampunk, which highly influences her style. Despite her edgy exterior, she is a really fun and friendly and is usually cracking jokes.
Her interests include the following-
Skateboarding, Polyvore (a fashion website), sketching, hanging out with her friends, and being active.
She stands up for her friends and doesn't mind being different.
Dawn's Appearance-
Dawn has dyed pink, purple, blue, and black curly short hair, dark scruffy eyebrows, gray-brown  eyes, moles and large freckles scattered around her face and body, glasses, a piercing in her nose (She wants a tattoo), and is medium height.
I hope you liked my character! She's really different for me and was super fun to create!:)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Fantasy Literature Camp Project Number One

Hi everyone!
This is my first project for FLC! I hope you like it everyone (and Kathryn!;))
I'm sorry, Kathryn if it's a little long. I have a hard time making really short stories.;)
My story was based off of this picture-
I stood in my room, looking out the window at the land below. My brown eyes darted to the forests closest to me and the town tucked behind it. I fingered my lace dress and smiled dreamily. I closed my eyes and imagined myself as a princess dancing around the town. My thoughts in my head were so clear and vivid I could feel myself dancing. I opened my eyes from my imaginary world and felt a smooth object in my hands. I glanced down at my hands and saw a pearl tiara in my hand, diamonds set in twines of crystal. I lifted the tiara to the light and let a sun ray beam through the largest diamond. I placed the tiara on my head and smiled, feeling like a princess. If only everyone in town saw me as a princess. I picked the crown off of my head and placed it on my bed. My bed was covered in rose petals and was a soft pink color. I gazed at the tiara and thought about how it had materialized from my imagination. Mother and father said I had such a strong imagination that I could imagine things into existence.
I didn't know how it worked, but I hated it and loved it. I loved it for the reason that if I imagined something, it would happen, but I hated it for the reason that I was banished from the town. The town said my imagination was too dangerous for a child to control.
I sighed and fell onto my bed, causing a mini explosion of rose petals. My auburn curls spilled out around me and I sighed again.
Two more weeks. Two more weeks. Two more weeks. My head repeated those three words over and over. Two more weeks until I can go to the town. That was my dream.
The people of the town had told me I could come back to the town when I turned eighteen. Hopefully, I would be responsible with my thoughts by then.
I twisted myself onto my side and studied the crown. Anxiety bubbled in my stomach as I thought of the responsibility that would be constantly weighing on me. I pushed those thoughts aside and closed my eyes.
“Mona!” My eyes popped open.
“Mom, Dad!” I smiled and ran to my parents who were coming through a door downstairs. I stumbled down the steps, holding my long lace dress out of my way. I came down the steps breathlessly. My father and mother stood in the room straight as sticks. My mom's brown hair was tied back with a scarlet ribbon and my father's gray eyes looked tired.
“How are you both?” I asked, my head bent downwards to show respect. My mom smoothed her green dress then shifted her gaze to my lace dress.
“Is that new?” My mom's lips tilted downwards and she shared a glance with my dad.
“Uh, yes. I imaged it,” I stared at the floor. “Imaged” was what we called it when I imagined something into existence.
“You know we don't want you to do that,” My father stated. I nodded and apologized. My mother shook her head and took a deep breath.
“Mona, we spoke with the town council today. They elongated your banishment,” Mother sighed. I gasped.
“No! But they don't even know what I can do! I haven't been a danger to them!” Anger rose in my heart and my cheeks and ears burned.
How dare they cut off my one dream?!
“I know, Honey. But they aren't subject to change. You're dangerous to them,” Dad explained. His words hit me like a dagger. I staggered away.
“What?” I asked, tears burning in my eyes, “You think I'm dangerous?” My father opened his mouth, but I turned and fled to my room, stumbling over my dragging dress. I shut the door and locked it. My mind buzzing with thoughts. I felt numb. I knew that the townsfolk thought that I was dangerous and untrustworthy, but I didn't think that my own parents saw me that way.
The door boomed with my father's knocking.
“Mona, I didn't mean it that way,” His voice was muffled.
You're lying! You think I'm dangerous!” I shouted. There was silence at the other side of the door. Tears stung my eyes as they fell down my cheeks. I threw myself on the bed and sobbed into the rose scented pillows. I cried until my tears dried up and my breathing returned to normal.
I stood up shakily and staggered to the window. The sun was setting. Purple and scarlet streaks marked the orange sky and I took a shaky breath, my face still wet with tears. My fingers shook with emotion, but I managed to wrestle my copper colored hair into a braid. My face was hot and sweat beaded on my neck. I imagined a dress suited for traveling until I felt soft fabric in my hands. I put the dress on and imagined a long rope. A coarse rope materialized into my hands and I tied one end of the rope to my bed's leg and hung the other side out of the window. I opened the window silently and lowered myself down the rope. I squirmed down the rope until I felt soft dirt underneath my boots. I craned my neck and gazed at the house, secluded and desolate. I closed my eyes and turned back to the forest. All of my life I had dreamed of going to the town, but that wasn't what I wanted anymore. It was exactly what I didn't want. I didn't want to be with people who thought of me only as a danger. I wanted to be wanted. I knew my parents loved me, and maybe I would come back, but I was old enough to make my own decisions. This was what I needed to do at this time of my life.
With a smile on my face, I stepped away from the direction of the town and into the forest to my new dream.
This project was really fun! I'm so excited for the next one!:D
Have you gotten to write a lot during the summer?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Kathryn's Fantasy Literature Camp!

Hi everyone!
Kathryn is starting her long awaited summer writing camp!!! I am so excited and you can be expecting a lot of short little stories and such through the week!:)
I'm in Team Hobbit!:)
That's it for now! Bye-bye!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Elsa Drawings

Hey everyone!
Yes, I know that Frozen is beginning to dwindle in popularity and some people are really sick and tired of it, but I still  really love Frozen and drawing Frozen  characters.:)
I've been drawing some pictures of Elsa recently and thought I would share them with you guys!:)
This first one is Elsa in her coronation outfit.:) Something just isn't right with this drawing, though I just can't place it.:/ 
Next, I drew a picture of Elsa with her hair down, I personally really like it!:) 
And now my most recent drawing! I LOVE this one! It looks a ton like her and I'm really proud of it!:)
I hope you enjoyed my drawings! Til next time...

Monday, August 10, 2015


Hey everyone!
Motive. It's why we do what we do. Everybody has a motive (most of the time). Maybe your motive for cleaning your room is so that you can play on your iPad or on the computer. For most everything, we have a motive. It's important for your character to have one too!
Why is your character doing what they are doing? Why are they plunging into the depths of a magical bookworld or why are they striving so hard to make it to the last day of summer?
Sure, maybe your MC is going into a bookworld because they're curious or don't know what they are getting themselves into, but its important for your character to have a motive at some point.
Maybe they'll jump into a book because they are curious and then they find that in this bookworld that there are dragons taking over this world!
What's their motive then? Maybe they want to get out of that world. Maybe they want to destroy the dragons, so that they can find their sister who accidentally went into the book too?
Get creative with your character's motive! A unique motive can set your book apart from the others!:)
All motives differ depending on what they are doing, but here are some random motives that might just work out with your story!
To make their family or friends proud
To prove that they aren't whatever somebody called them
To find adventure
To retrieve something or someone
To find out what kind of person they are
To complete a goal
To stop somebody from doing something bad
To follow a dream that they have
To help someone
To get revenge
Okay, that's all I have for now. It's a short list, but be creative!
I hope this helped you!:)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunday Doodles

Hi everyone! Sorry no posts in a week, but I have some ideas for more posts!:D
This is what I drew during service today! It's a red fox, a horse, a border collie, and a black lab. It's inspired by a story I'm in the process of creating.:)
I always find that it's hard for me to get the right markings on animals like the fox and collie. If I put a marking too low on their face the animal can look like a completely different animal! That's why you see a mark on the collie's face that shouldn't be there.;P
I hope you liked the drawing! It's sort of different then what you usually see here.:)

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sunday Doodles

Hi everyone!
Since I didn't show you all last week's Sunday Doodles, I will be showing you last week's and this week's drawings!:)
This Week's-
I don't know about any of you, but I watched the Disney Channel movie, Descendants, the night it came out and loved it! My favorite character was Mal and this drawing was inspired by her.
Descendants really motivated me to draw and write about a villain so I decided to draw a villain for the time being!:) 
Last Week's-
This drawing is the Earth Element. I sometimes draw the elements (Fire, water etc.,).:)
Did you watch Descendants?:)