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Monday, March 18, 2013

Playing around with sketches...


Trumen meets Penelope






I like ephelants...













Penelope




At one time I thought I'd like to write a children's story about Truman and Penelope...











and a duckling?


But I never got around to it. I have so many stories, poems, and sketches packed away in boxes. One day my kids will go through it all and throw most of it out. This is OK. Maybe they will keep a few for keepsakes.  They already know how much enjoyment doing this type of thing brings me.

There is a saying that I love. It means a lot to me and I've probably brought it up before, but I would write it, cross-stitch it, engrave it, etc. on everything... if I thought it would mean as much to anyone else. But we're funny that way, what appeals to one of us may mean absolutely nothing to another. Anyway, here it is:

"Beyond the gloom of this world lies joy....  take joy!" 
(Such a simple thing)

I'm also going to direct you to one of my children's stories, "The Odd Little Duck".  Out of all the ones that have cavorted through my mind, this one is still my favorite.  Click here if you'd like to read it. And I won't be offended if you don't.  Everyone does not like to read children's stories.









20 comments:

  1. I like your pictures, Rian. You are a darned good artist and could definitely have made a children's book. I have always been partial to elephants. :-)

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  2. Rian...I thought your story of the "little duck" was *BEAUTIFUL*~~~

    These drawings are great! Yes...you have so much talent that you should write and illustrate your own children's book!!!

    Jan

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    1. Thanks, Jan. It's fun to do things you love...

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  3. The power of a kind word.

    Another career?

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    1. I've often thought that if someone needed any advice what-so-ever, "Be Kind" would cover it.




      as for another career... a bit old for that.

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  4. I liked your story of the little duck and the wise old owl. And the elephant sketches are darling. You are very creative. I am sure that is the joy you take from life.

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  5. Your elephants make me *envious.* Not really envious. But you know what I mean... You can convey many things, with your sketching and that is just wonderful!

    Just look at how Truman is shaking his wee butt, and conveying such happiness!!!!!!

    "Auntie"

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    1. Truman wants to play with Penelope.

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  6. I love your drawings of the elephants. The story of the little duck is beautiful, by the way you are never too old to do new things. I am publishing one of my children stories with Blurb, you down load a program and you do the layout etc yourself and when finished you can order how many books you want printed from 1 to whatever. They have specials from time to time. It would make a beautiful heirloom for your family. Just an idea!

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    1. Thanks, Sharon. I may check out *Blurb* and see what that's about.

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  7. You have a wonderful talent for drawing and writing. I enjoyed your once upon a time story Rian.

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    1. Thanks, Pam. I love doing both... don't know about the talent part, but it is fun.

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  8. Rian, I just loved your story. So sweet and wise. I envy you your drawing talent as I've always been very bad at graphic art. Your elephants are lovely.

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  9. We are kindred spirits with keeping our art in boxes LOL...you could very well have been an illustrator. You have the talent. :)

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    1. Yes, Dee, boxes of art for posterity...

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  10. I have just read Kris aged 5 your story ....I asked him to be honest in what he thought ...he said, with a beam on his face, 'it's brilliant' ....then,with a thoughtful look, said.... 'would be awesome if there were pictures'....out of the mouths of babes ...get your pens out . xx

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    1. Actually, Angie, I do have some illustrations. And thank Kris for his commentary. I appreciate it!

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