Sunday, May 31, 2009

Today, I write letters.

an " I miss you letter"
a thank you letter
a letter inside a birthday card
an " I love you much" letter

all to the same person, my son.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Let me explain the post.. a miniature challenge- I was to
pick a favorite song and a scene to go with it.
I have 3 months to complete the room scene..
This was an easy song to pick - sung by Phil Collins.
I have loved this melody and words since the first time
I heard it. Why did I pick this song out of hundreds
I love to listen to ...
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ?

One more night

one more night.
I've been trying for so long to let you know

let you know how I feel.
And if I stumble
if I fall just help me back

so I can make you see.
Please give me one more night
give me one more night

One more night
'cos I can't wait forever.

Give me just one more night
just one more night. . .

I've been sitting here so long. wasting time

Just staring at the phone.
And I was wondering should I call you?
Then I thought: Maybe you're not alone.

Please give me one more night
give me just one more night

Please give me one more night
just one more night

Give me one more night
just one more night

. . .

Friday, May 29, 2009

and I begin a new book tomorrow...

  • Madeline L’Engle’s book, A Wrinkle in Time, was turned down 29 times before she found a publisher.

  • C.S. Lewis received over 800 rejections before he sold a single piece or writing.

  • Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind was rejected by 25 publishers.

  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was rejected 121 times.

  • Johathan Livingston Seagull was rejected 40 times.

  • Louis L’Amour was rejected over 200 times before he sold any of his writing.

  • The San Francisco Examiner turned down Rudyard Kipling’s submission 1n 1889 with the note, "I am sorry, Mr. Kipling, but you just do not know how to use the English language."

  • An editor once told F. Scott Fitzgerald, "You’d have a decent book if you’d get rid of that Gatsby Character."

  • The Dr. Seuss book, And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street, was rejected for being "too different from other juveniles on the market to warrant selling."

  • George Orwell’s Animal Farm was rejected with the comment, "It’s impossible to sell animal stories in the USA."

  • The manuscript for The Diary of Anne Frank received the editorial comment, "This girl doesn’t, it seems to me, have a special perception or feeling which would lift that book above the curiosity level."

and I said-- we should have been

The King of Doftball

The Cast of House

Some days, I find the best of illustrations that make me think ," this is perfect for what happened today". Some times when "it" occurs, "it" can be kind of eerie.. and so today after a hours of conversation and a lunch in one of those places where you enjoy not only your lunch but your friend, I found these two illustration by a very talented artist. His work makes me laugh.. so to my friend these are for you... you will understand! Of course the first illustration, you should recognize as the cast fron "House" - and the other, I immediately thought " The King of Doftball". My friend, only you and I will get what I mean!!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I find the miniature work of Whitledge -Burgess incredible. I always find their work hard to distinguish from real life. Next year, I plan on taking a class from them- this year's schedule is just too full-
I am now committed to a 10 day event in November . Every extra moment will be committed to preparing for this show- a one or 2 day event is one thing but a 10 day show with thousands of people attending everyday is almost mind boggling!

Saturday, May 9, 2009