Thursday, April 29, 2010

Finding my voice & being a grouch puss

I am combining two posts into one today, not necessarily because they go together, but because one causes difficulty doing the other. I have an internal narrator in my head and on days when I am exceedingly grouchy, it is hard for it to tell me what is going on. At the best of times I will have pen and paper handy when it gets going telling me a story or good narration of what to write, but unfortunately it only seems to come out when my hands are busy and my mind isn't. And so I tend to miss (and by miss I mean forget)most of the brilliance coming from it. On the flip side, though, when my hands are idle, so is my little storyteller, so trying to force something out when I have the time to never actually works. [Case in point: Almost all of this post was written while I was at work feeding the cows. (Bossman gone, I stop to write quick between batches)]

On the grouchy side of things, as I have been for the past couple of days (For nor apparent reason I just seem to get all pissed off once in a while, and then I get more pissed BECAUSE I am mad, which just annoys me.), my little storyteller goes into hiding and refuses to come out for days.

Which leads me to my next point(which perhaps should have gone first, but whatareyagonnado?)

Finding my writing voice, or more accuratly, getting the voice in my head out onto the page intact and with the same genius (is that a tad big-headed, referring to the voice in my head as genius?ah well.) as the first time the words come together. Since I already love the voice in my head, and loathe the one that eventually always comes out, I am needing to practice that whole 'writing while inspired' thing.

And so I have stayed up way to late again trying to get these thoughts out, and they have lost their path(and sense) , i bid you goodnight.

[sidenote: I chose the ladder photo because it is sort of an opposite to what goes on with my head> as the ladder has to stay still for it to get the nice weeds growing around it, and if it moves the effect is ruined, whereas I have to keep going, otherwise the words cease to flow.]


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Worm to your MOTHER

What happens when you give two nutcases fishing licenses and an afternoon at the lake once a week? Craziness!

The very first fishing outing of 2010!
Though we only caught three little fish today, we had a great time as usual hanging out at the pigeon river overflow lake. We started the day out as we always do, by singing the song that draws the fish in, which resulted in Heidi catching the first fish of 2010 (even though I got the first nibble).

Since today was so very long, I am going to leave it at that, and let you go with the song, so be sure to sing next time you want to catch a fish!

Fishy Fishy of the lake,
Fishy fishy take my bait,
Fishy fishy please don't wait, I promise you you'll look really pretty on my plate!


Monday, April 26, 2010

In case you were wondering WHY?

So now that I am a couple of posts in, I figure I should explain the point behind the blog. You see, I have been a closet writer since about middle school when I would write silly little stories (that I would somehow always misplace) and I have had one story floating about in my head for a long time now that i was writing bits and pieces of on scraps of papers and notebooks, and doing an occasional drawing for. My younger sister was visiting my house one day and started pestering me about all of them laying around not doing anything so she decided that I needed a deadline if it was ever going to get anywhere, so she picked one. December 31, 2020 is the day I have to be finished and hopefully published by. Notice the nice counter up there?^

But why a blog? you are asking, especially one with stuff other than writing stuff? Well this is my attempt to get back into the habit of writing on a daily basis, which I haven't actually done since November. Painting and drawing helps keep my creativity going while at the same time keeping me away from the other stuff i should be doing.

On another note, I found the first batch of kittens at the farm today! I knew we had some, but didn't know where they were and then bossman took some hay out and BOOM! there they were. We have at least one more batch somewhere too since big mama cat is skinny again today so I have more to keep an eye out for.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Finishing one thing only leaves more to do

Today's project was finishing up this painting. It started out as a big sun in the center of the canvas board with a few grades of blue leading to it, but eventually turned into a big orange thing. I guess the only original part of the whole thing is the blue at the top. That seems to be how I do all of my artwork, no clear idea going in, and hoping it finds a story to tell when the paint dries. Overall I am generally happy with how this turned out.

For the past few days there has been quite a bit going on as far as farm work seeing as how it is April and rock picking/ planting season is in full swing, but since it is a bit wet and rainy out, not much is getting done today. A good day to work on some of the other projects I have going on, so I opened up some Word files on my computer and (*gasp*!) actually worked on Fairytale: A Parody, which I haven't done in a while. It was fairly easy getting back into though, since I already had the next chapter all written on a slip of paper I carry around at work with me for when inspiration strikes. So that means at some point I should pick up the pen again and work on that pesky NaNoWriMo novel I abandoned way back in December.


Greetings From Me.

So I have written this post dozens of times in my head while milking cows. It was funny and witty, and dreadfully cool, but now that I am here at the computer I don't know what to say. "Hi", I suppose would be in order.

I have decided to go with a pen-name for this venture, H.B. Markor being a nice combination of bits and pieces of my actual name. How long this journey will go on, no one knows for sure. What I do know is that you will be getting to see all of my many hobbies including my attempts at story writing(not too often, I may actually have given up on this inside and not admitted it to myself yet), painting (which I love more each and every day), the books I may or not be reading, and some photography(mostly of cows and trees and perhaps a lot of sunsets). Oh, and there WILL be a few fish tales thrown in just for fun, since Tuesdays are Fishing with Heidi(my very best fishing friend) days, and a few horror stories from the farm.

If any of this sounds at all interesting to you, then stick around and I might just keep you entertained a few times a week(or month, depending on how often I remember that I have a blog).