So glad you've stopped by!
If you're not and you haven't been over there yet, head on over, cuz otherwise, this might not make as much sense as it should. :)
I shared a few pictures today at Ashley's in which I thought you might like to see the bigger picture.
—yes, this time "bigger picture" is being used literally. Hope you weren't expecting some motivational post about life, difficult times and the future! :)
I had tried to capture the items that I showed in a unique way or to focus on the details of everyday objects. However, that might have left a few people scratching their heads on what the object actually was or looked like.
So, here you are:
There's nothing "special" about it.
But I love it just the same. :)
In case you were curious about my favorite books, I have to admit to reading and re-reading Tolkien's Lord of the Rings very regularly. I first read them in high school and have been hooked since then. In fact, in college, I took a class title "The Mythology of Middle Earth".
Granted, I went to an art school and we could do things like that, but still—I had to read some of my favorite books for school, that I probably would have read anyway.
Then there's Harry Potter.
I am literally sad when I finish reading the series because I feel like I've said goodbye to some of my best friends. (should I admit that?)
I will tell you that I was very stubborn in my resolve to not like Harry Potter. I didn't want to be one of those people who liked something just because it was trendy.
Then in the summer of 2005 I did an internship in the San Francisco area and found myself hanging out at book stores quite often. That was the same summer that book 6, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, was coming out. Thus, bookstores and anyplace else where it was remotely relevant were covered in anything and everything Harry Potter related.
Finally, I could hold out no longer.
I picked up the first book, found a comfy chair and decided to see what all this Potter madness was about.
I didn't leave until I finished the book.
I immediately purchased all the released books in the series and headed home to do some serious catching up.
If you haven't read them, I really suggest giving them a try. They are REALLY well-written books. Not just entertaining books (although they are that as well).
Finally, we come to my all-time favorite.
Or should I say favourite?
ANYTHING by Jane Austen.
Particularly Pride & Prejudice.
Can anyone say Mr. Darcy????
If I have to explain this one, then you clearly have never read any of her work.
However, I will leave you with this:
"I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than women, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you, never inconstant." ( Persuasion, chapter 23)
Um, . . .swoon!!
My Dad made this for me years ago and I still LOVE it.
Isn't he good??
For those of you who are very curious and a bit handy with woodworking tools, I'll be letting you in on the secret of how it was made very soon.
How's that for a bit of enticement?
Well, I hope you enjoyed these and again, if you haven't read the post at Ashley Ann's do so to see the rest of the items and the original pictures of these 3!
xoxo Lori Danelle