My parents's 19th wedding anniversary was on August 27th.  My sister Beth's 3rd birthday was on August 30th.  My dad's birthday was on August 10th. 

September has arrived.  Summer is coming quickly to a close.  The weather does not always give such insinuation, but the activity around our home does.  Rachel is starting her ballet classes again for this semester.  Though we do not officially follow any traditional or ordinary "schedule" by any means, there must always be a reminder of seat work focus from time to time.  Next week will most likely be the upcoming time.

I am now apparently what contemporary colloquial educational evaluation expects me to be at my age: a senior in highschool.  For some reason I am actually excited about the studies I have ahead and am not nervous about completing anything.  Based on my slow and thorough learning style, I ought to be a nervous wreck.  But I've been through it all before - nothing is new and earth shattering...

My screenplay has quickly moved quite close to the revising/editing stage.  I have completed a painting based on a photograph of Beth with two Dominique pullets taken earlier this year.  Due to its size it was more difficult to take a picture of the artwork.  I have already since touched it up even more (is a painting ever truly finished?) - especially the wall in front of Beth, which I have had to darken repeatedly.  I hope to post a nicer picture after it's framed.  

^ Before some final color touch ups.
^ The photo that inspired it...yes, I definitely took some artistic license - the proportions are different, and the canvas is 16" x 20".  I lightened it with the intentions of showing the chickens' feathers better.  I took the photo, so to an extent I can paint what the camera lens didn't catch because I was there.

I plan to paint several more paintings using my siblings, cousins and animals as subjects.  My next one might be based upon this photo of Mary and one of our Dominique roosters:

 Here are some other pictures taken this summer....






                                                                  < Those nest boxes are made entirely out of free scrap wood boxes and trim!

 ^ Green beans, okra, peppers and cucumbers from the garden (flowers are too).
^ Dad's birthday party (I painted that card for him - featuring Psalm 128).
^ Dad on the tractor.
^ Me with Beth (photography by Abigail).

Anyway, I will be studying four Revolutions at once (English, American, French, Russian), polish up my screenplay (perhaps start thinking about writing some new scripts soon), continue practicing painting, review and wrap up some chemistry and finish a few articles I started this summer.  I plan to write a lot regarding what I have learned about dramatizing history for the screen and stage this year.  I saw the movie "Becoming Jane" with Rachel and our friend, Jillian last month.  Perhaps a detailed review will ensue.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by christianmusician1
Dear Amanda,
I was wondering if there is anything I can pray for you about? God bless and have a good day.

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Saturday, September 8, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by BelovedPeace
Hi Amanda!
Thanks for the comments you left on my blog! 🙂
I hope you’re having a great day! 🙂
Love, Amy :O)
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Saturday, September 8, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by BelovedPeace
Wow! You painted that cute picture??? That’s really great!! 🙂 It’s so sweet! 🙂
Amy :O)
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Sunday, September 9, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by lotrsavvy
I can’t believe it’s already September. The months seem to fly by.

I’m a senior in highschool, too. But since this is the last year, all my subjects are pretty much easy.

Wow! I didn’t know you painted! That’s really good. 🙂

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Monday, September 10, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by lotrsavvy

Hehe Well… essays aren’t so neat. lol But the pirate costume is. 😛 Oh, I love writing. I just don’t likw writing essays, because it’s like… forced writing. lol

Awww that’s cute. Little girls always like me… I don’t know why. haha

Awesome! What kind of paints did you use for your painting?

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by PinkFlamingo
Hi, I’m taking a poll on my blog for use in my upcoming college speech. If you have time in the next day or two, could you come over and answer the question? I need as many responses as possible! Thanks!
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Tuesday, September 11, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by BlogBoy
Darn, summer is coming to a close all to quickly! I feel like I’ve missed this summer, maybe I should have gone swimming with the girls more 😉

RYC: I use a dell PC. I would recommend a laptop with around 1gp/2gb ram. Windows XP, not Vista. Vista is a new system so it still needs the glitches worked out of it. What price range are you looking at?

I don’t know much about Acre computers, let me get back to you on that one.


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