Sunday, March 8, 2009

Hi All!

Well, I have no followers yet, as I created this blog only 15 minutes ago. I don't know how much I'll post here, but I'm excited. I've wanted to create a blog for a long time.

So, um... a little about me.

I'm a 26 year-year-old female who currently rents out the basement of her friend's house. It's nice and roomy... and sometimes loud. She has two boys (almost 8 and 10 1/2), and they have no idea that you're supposed to walk inside. But I've known them and taken care of the boys since the almost-8-year-old was just a few months old. They're like family. This is the first time being on my own. My favorite thing about it? Not having to share a bathroom with my little brother!

I love reading and writing. I'm actually working on my first novel. It will be for young adults, and it will be in the fantasy genre. I'm still playing with ideas. I have many, so I'm not sure who my main character for the first novel will be. There's a good chance it will be Astrid, the mermaid character who I've been playing with for years in terms of writing short stories starring her. I love faeries, mermaids, unicorns... really any fantasy creature... though not all of us think these beings are pure fantasy. Brian and Wendy Froud are my favorite faery artists. I currently have two original Wendy Froud dolls. You can see them at the top left of my blog (the taller one is Little Olaf and the other is the gardner Rufus Sprout). These are how I imagine true faeries. I have a fairly large collection of faery statues and faery jewelry.

Speaking of jewelry, I also love making jewelry. There are two types of jewelry I currently enjoy: beading and wire wrapping. Beading... well, that's pretty obvious. For wire wrapping, I create stone clusters (any kind of stone: amethyst, moonstone, rose quartz, etc...) and wrap them in a wire cage to make a pendant. I will post some pictures of this work later. I would love to do more metal work, specifically casting. I enjoy sculpting with clay, but don't so much have a knack for that

Back to literature... I love reading anything in the fantasy/paranormal genres. I have many folklore books with old tales from centuries ago. But I also read new stuff and have a large TBR (to be read) list of books from my personal library. In addition to faeries and mermaids, I love reading about vampires, witches, werewolves. I've recently discovered the joy of graphic novels with FABLES and Jack of FABLES. They take the old fairytale characters that we know and love and bring them into our world.


Tara J. said...

Now you have a follower! :D

Melissa said...

You've got a few now! Yay Aine! Welcome to the bloggy world!

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