Monday, April 24, 2006

Heather at One Womans World drove me crazy this weekend. She posted a picture of an actor's eyes and you had to guess the actor, the movie and the character he played. I cannot tell you how long I stared at that picture. I had a couple of guesses but didn't want to commit. Turns out it was Colin Firth playing Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. He did cross my mind, but I just wasn't sure.

So, in the spirit of Heather's blog, can you guess the non-famous, non-actress person in this picture who is a character, even when she isn't playing one? What? Stumped? Could it be... Amy?

I am at a crucial moment that every woman faces at some point in her life. Do I trim the fringe or let the bangs grow? Decisions, decisions.

I have been reading about self-portraits in my Creating Keepsakes magazine and on some super blogs. I'm sorry to say, I just don't have the knack. No matter where I put that camera, it comes out looking like a mug shot. One was reminiscent of that serial killer woman that Charlize Theron played. Probably the closest I'll ever come to looking like Charlize. So sad. I will keep practicing, though. For now, I'll just leave to pictures of myself to others. I have been inspired to get the old scrapbook supplies out again and give it another whirl. (Right after I get a hold on my laundry situation, my messy bedroom situation, the kitchen situation... the list goes on.) I've seen some super terrific scrapbook bloggers lately that have been so inspiring.

Peace! Amy

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter! He is risen; He is risen, indeed! Aren't you glad that the best thing that will ever happen for us, has already happened? Amazing.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Here's another amazing video I scammed off someon else's blog. (Thanks, Brenda) Watch it and get in touch with your inner Jackie Chan.

Friday, April 07, 2006

This is amazing! This guy is some kind of juggler savant. I have never seen juggling like this, ever. A must see.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

I have been reading/looking at a very unique blog called funny cute. It cracks me up because this girl draws these fabulous little cartoons and her doodles look amazing. Even so, she makes little comments on how her stuff isn't good enough. She is definitely a gifted artist, and maybe she's not where she wants to be in the long run creatively, she absolutely has talent to be proud of right where she is. I know someday she'll have a huge career in the cartoon world.

Bouncing off of that, here is something I drew that makes me happy and is spring-ish. Unlike Katie at funny cute, I do not have a future in the cartoon world, but I do like to doodle and color and for what its worth, I'm gonna show you! Even though I don't have a talent for drawing things out of my head, I always thought it would be fun to be a colorist for a cartoonist. I stay in the lines pretty good! ha.

I got most of this fairy girl off a card I bought, so this is really someone else's idea, but it's a little different. (Read: not near as good. I can make deragatory comments about my drawing, unlike the other girl, who has "it"!) ;p

I love the blog world! You really can learn and see and experience so much more than you would normally pursue. Maybe it's too easy. It does make my ears perk up when I hear someone talking about their gifts and visions. I am interested in the things that make people unique. People are the funniest people!

We all have a little artist in us. It doesn't matter if we aren't good at something, we should just try it. I know my little doodles don't mean a lot to anyone, but creating something feels good. Why do little kids like play-dough so much? They are making and creating and doing. A little embellishment goes a long way! I think it's why I like the vegan lunch box so much (link at right). This mom puts a lot of effort in presenting her kid with a beautiful lunch, with home made napkins out of fun fabric, jokes, pictures, and LOVE. That has got to make her kid feel special.

So sing a song, color something, dig in the dirt, latch on to the little thing that makes you feel unique, special or different. A friend gave me this verse in regards to pursuing God, but it can also apply to anything we want to do but don't feel good enough to start. Zech. 4:10 - Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.

Now go!

Saw this pic on girl talk and thought it would be fun to show you, here. Some zoo keeper really loves those animals!