Friday, May 01, 2009

Story # 167: I ♥ Unemployment

Hello there, 
      Just an update on what I've been doing lately. I think I am beginning to find joy in unemployment, though I hope that this would only be temporary. The unemployment, that is. Last night I was messing with Photoshop. Today, I messed with it some more, though this time I finally had a clear idea on how I want the new look of my blog to be. I made the template in Photoshop and loved it. Leighton is helping me to code it into html now. We're both working hard on making my blog look nice. I am sure that once everything is set we'll launch it. So, be sure you come back to visit, often :) 
     While I was browsing on the Internet today, I found a really talented artist from France. I went to her blog and saw the artwork she had done. They are so, for the lack of word, nice. I like the colors she used in her pieces. I like the contrast of grey and bright red so much. I am so tempted to buy one of her works, showcased here: http://www.annejulie-art.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/little_red_riding_hood_scan.jpg It's so GORGEOUS! The little red riding hood / Le petit chaperon rouge (French). It's so nostalgic that I fell in love with it the second my eyes behold it's beauty. Go check this artist out at www.annejulie-art.com
     Speaking of the little red riding hood, has anyone red the French version of it? When I was in my French 301 class, we studied the early literature of French and I was surprised how the little red riding hood in early France was so different from our modern version of the story. Weird. 
      Hey, remember the story I said I was so stoked about? My story. I started writing it when I was in Malaysia...back in March, I think. Then, I stopped because of all the craziness with the visa, the holiday, the travel, and the wedding. I am picking it up again. I revised parts of it and wrote a little bit more. I just need more ideas. I need to know more about animals, San Francisco, China, Mongolia, and the Siberia forest. Writing stories really isn't as easy as it seemed, a lot of the places, culture, and events need to have historical and geographical accuracy. That means, a lot of researches need to be done to make the story believable. It also takes a lot of time to write and make your grammar perfect. 
     I have so many personal projects that I need to do. Maybe it isn't such a bad idea to not have a job. I gotta go. Until next time, toodle-oo. 
     
     

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