So I haven’t posted in awhile and it’s purely because… … well… I’ve been busy. I finished school and now I have all this free time and as a result I don’t get anything done because I have no deadlines.
That’s not entirely true… I have been working on my story, but as it turns out, it’s much more difficult to invent a story than it is to tell one.
You see, when I tell a story it’s like a little movie playing in my head showing what exactly happened; in person, I really try to portray the movie through words, dialogues, actions and gesticulations. I try and get the same point across when I’m writing, but for some reason I find it easier to write about real-life rather than the make-believe stuff.
Case and point
I have “an associate”… you may know her as EliseArt… She puts up with a lot of crap from me… I see her at work, or send her an email, and say things like: “Pics I want… Me, panicked, dropping something (black box), looking up (over?) and looking sad/distraught… mouth KINDA like the “Really Ugly” pic, but less drool and less saggy eye and more eyebrow!”
And somehow she manages to get it perfect.
When I first started blogging, I’d write the post, I’d think of pictures I wanted and then I’d go to her with the list of pictures (descriptions as above, or worse). Despite that, she would produce amazing artwork. Then we decided that it might be better if she knew what the post was about before she started drawing … (for some reason my descriptions weren’t good enough… weird…).
From then on, I’d send her my posts (in advance) with notes throughout it saying “Pic here” or a further description such as: “Me: Mopey… I think you probably have a good idea of how I look mopey… head sagging, shoulder slumping, sad face…”
Perfect picture everytime!!!
I’ve been working on my story and I sent it to Elise, with absolutely no direction whatsoever, except “Please read. And consider pictures. I don’t really have any ideas. I’m sorry! 🙂 See you in the car, Heather”
And of course, she sent me some awesome pictures… but I thought, it needs to be more funny… (not her pictures… my story). I tried to think up some other ideas. And I did. So I sent them to her today. But then I realized that she’s leaving for a month in less than a week and then I’m on my own (and realistically, before then, because she’s leaving for a month in less than a week)…. Oh No… On Own…. On Own….
So I’ve decided that I have to brush up on my paint skills and attempt drawing for myself or else I’ll have a month’s worth of people coming up to me and saying things like “You know…. it’s been two weeks since you posted anything….”
And I can’t have that.
Stay tuned for some really bad paint drawings …
That’s the best I can do…. Elise… Come back soon! 🙂
Big thanks to EliseArt for providing the good illustrations.
P.S. Enjoy your vacation! 😛