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: 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
     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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