Monday, August 01, 2005

August Already?

I can't believe it's already August. I'm squeezing as much out of each day I can this Summer. It seems to pass in the blink of an eye, and I always cry when school starts in the Fall.
If you haven't walked barefoot in some soft newly mown grass yet this Summer, do it. It's very therapeutic. I walked barefoot in the grass last night, listening to the crickets, bullfrogs, (neighbors roosters joined in) and watching the fireflies. It's magical.
I'm determined not to grow up too much. Walking barefoot helps to keep a child-like mindset.
I've been reading Search for Belle Prater. It's wonderful.
I'm still reading Artemis Fowl. My problem is that I read several books at once, which is why I'm still reading that one. I also finished The Rule of Four, while travelling on the train from Maine. (read the whole book in one day). It was a good read, although some parts grated on me, while others were very lyrical.
Only three pages left to go for my book dummy. I can't wait to get it totally done and rethink portions of it.
Here's a website I found today called Layers of Meaning. It features wonderful textile art and artists.
Another one is Black Sheep Designs. It features felting techniques. I was searching for these for someone else, and loved them.
More later.

2 comments:

Paige Keiser said...

I feel exactly the same about August arriving and summer coming to an end. BIIIIIIIGGGG SIGGGHH! :0(

boo hoo...

Bah humbug on that!

Thanks for all the wonderful links! :-) I've enjoyed clicking through them.

Amy C. Moreno said...

Paige,
Yes. It's bittersweet..that twinge of sadness mixed with renewed energy and hopefully some extra time to create illustrations and stories in Autumn. Glad you like the blog. Thanks for stopping by!