The sketchy and inconsistent blog of Bethie Engstrom...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Thought Provoking Tuesday

Why is it that the fruit, the Orange, is the color Orange?

Has anyone else ever thought about that?

Was the fruit named after the color or the color named after the fruit?

As Davy Keith from L.M.Montgomery series of Anne would say:
" Anne? Really, I want to know!"

Friday, March 19, 2010

I shall lamely title this as... "bookmark"

Medium: watercolor

"Libraries will get you through times of no money better then money will get you through times of no libraries"

That's the quote that I wrote on this bookmark (if you can't see it -really bad angle, so sorry), along with a detailed sketch of a dollar bill and a quarter and nickle. This was a very fun craft to do and even though it did take some time to sketch out the bill it was well worth the time. This was a gift for one of my dear, and library attending friends for her birthday. ... I think she liked it. =)

Well, I hope this encourages all of you artist out there, as well as writers (make some more quotes worthy of bookmarks!!!).

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

An Explanation

"I meant to do my work today-
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
and a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.

And the wind went singing over the land
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
and a rainbow held out it's shining hand-
So what could I do but laugh and go?"
~Richard LeGallienne

...for those of you who were wondering why I wasn't posting much, or nothing really worthy of much noticed -The above poem explains it nicely.

You may not see much of me in the next few weeks or months - with rising ducks, preparing for our kidding season, and trying to finish three months worth of school in, well... one and a half. *wry grin* It shall be a challange to find the time to blog - forgive me!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day... and my brothers think I sleep a lot!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Thought Provoking Tuesday

Odontophobia is the fear of teeth

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Beyond your Imagination award/tag

I was award by Cassie over at Inside My Mind
The rules are simple:
1. List 8 stories or books that you would like to live in (for two weeks?)
2. List 8 other bloggers who deserve this award
3. Comment on their blog, and tell them they won an award

The Bible personally (come on - how humbling!)
Ayortha (Fairest - Gail Carson Levine)
Atherton (Atherton - Patrick Carman)
The Caribbean (the Dive series - Gordon Korman)
Mossflower woods (Redwall series - Brain Jacques)
My history book
Anywhere in The Ranger Apprentice series
The Forgotten Realm

And I award anyone who has ever dream to step inside a book and live it