Monday, December 31, 2012


What an awesome 2012! I can now say that I've worked for the government, balanced presents on my head in the governor's mansion (I have pictures if you want to see), received my first C in a class ever, burned my pre- calculus notebook, lived through the mayan calendar and been put in the newspaper 3 times in a month without making the police report.  It was a great year and I bet next year will be even better. Here's to a despicable 2013!post signature

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Last of My Poems

Here is the last of the poems I wrote for my poetry book for Advanced Composition.


I love the smell of Christmastime,
Cinnamon scented pinecones,
Evergreen trees
Warm apple cider

I love the taste of Christmastime,
Hot Coco with Peppermint
Fresh baked sugar cookies,
Newly fallen snowflakes on my tongue

I love the look of Christmastime.
Bright lights on peaks of houses
Icicles dripping off rooftops
A big green wreath with a red velvet bow

I love the feel of Christmastime
Warm blankets and bathrobes
Fuzzy socks on cold bitten toes
And warm hugs from family.


Time trickles away from me,
I’m losing it every minute,
A second lost, a second wasted,
Soon it will be gone,
Soon it will be my time,
It will be my time to go.


Shells crackle as they fall
From my hands
The salt reaches my lips
The nutty flavor
Fills my mouth
As I chew my favorite snack.

The Green Scarf Girl

She walks in mystery
A green scarf wrapped around her neck
Hiding her identity
Her horn-rimmed glasses
Give her an heir of intelligence
That makes me wonder
If perhaps she is a spy.


Red yellow orange
Black centers with little dots
Round little petals
With long green stems
I’m starting to feel drowsy
What is this spell they have on me?

A Cold Dark Night

The gold stars
Above my head
Glisten in the silver moonlight
I lie under this bed of night
And shiver at the thought
Of what might be coming
It chills me to the bone.

Butterfly Wings
The red butterfly wings
Glide from flower to flower
The little antennae
Suck the sweet nectar
From each new bud
The beautiful picture
Painted on the back
Of the butterfly
Glistens as the sunlight
Catches its movement
As it flutters away.

Hot Hot Chocolate

Sizzling in my mouth
It burns my tongue
But in a good way
A deep peppermint flavor
Blends with the chocolate coco
I add a few toasted marshmallows
To the top
They instantly turn to goo.
Yum! Hot hot Chocolate.

Big White Snowman

Big white balls
Of fluff
Rolled into balls
3 big round spheres
Stacked one on top of each other
A bucket for a hat
Dog food for eyes
A button mouth
And a carrot nose
Oh how I love the big white snowman

Stripped Ribbon Candy

Red and white stripes
Curled to perfection
Sweet to my tongue
A perfect confection
I’m lost in the joy
Of my favorite treat
Oh how I love
The sweet sweet sweet!

The Pearl Necklace
Each little round pearl
Was chosen with care
Plucked from an oyster
Deep down in the ocean
They’re strung on a string
I wear the strand around
My pale neck
It’s been passed down
To me generations ago
This special necklace
These pearls.

Chocolate Chip Cookies 

I hear the timer ring
I run to the oven
And take out the
Warm ooey gooey chocolate
Chip cookies
I pull one off the tray
And take a bite
The sweet cookie crumbles
And the chocolate melts in my mouth
I grab another and soon another
My only rule, don’t let them cool.

Warm Crackling Campfire

I’m surrounded by a warm,
Crackling campfire
Red and orange sparks
Follow the ash into the sky
My friends and I
Huddle in warm blankets
After a cold night of
Fun running around the farm
Playing games and
Rolling in the mud.
Now that my body has been frozen
To the bone after hours of
Non-stop romping around
It’s finally time to relax
We settle our feet
And huddle together around the warm.
Crackling campfire
For a night of stories,
Ghost stories.
A night of treats,
Smores and popcorn popped in
A little tin pan over the top
Of the rising flame.
I lie my head down on the friend beside
Me and start to drift away
I fall asleep.

The Train

Steam billows out the top
As it chugs by faster than
Any piece of machinery
I’ve ever seen
Its whistle screams
Over the hustle and bustle
Of the surrounding cities
It’s starting to slow
But still has such a powerful force
I wonder how much inertia it takes
To stop a moving train?
The conductor yells
I hurry and grab my suitcase
Packed full to the brim
And jump on the train holding
On to the cold, gold railing.
The red steam engine begins
To pick up pace again
I run to my seat look
Out the window
And wave goodbye to the life
That was once mine
And say hello to the life
That is now mine
As I begin this journey
Starting with this single ride
On the great big red steam engine.

Paper Snowflakes

Paper snowflakes
Each one is different
Has a different pattern
Made by you and me.
Paper Snowflakes,
Cut with care,
Covered in glitter
Hung from up there.
Paper snowflakes,
Each one is different
Has a different pattern
Like you and me.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

A cereal bowl for Grandpa

I made this cereal bowl as a Christmas gift for Grandpa. He loves to fish and that's why I chose to carve fish in the outside. The glazes turned out really nice.

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A Toasted Marshmallow Ornament

I made this ornament in Ceramics class of a sweet toasted marshmallow. I really like the way it turned out. It's one of my 2 favorite things from the whole class.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tilly's dog bowl finished.

WHALLA!!! IT'S DONE! Here's some pictures of Tilly's bowl finished all glazed and pretty.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

A mug on the wheel.

My first little piece I threw on the wheel. I think it turned out quite nice. post signature

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Woven Basket or a Pastry

Here's one of my finished ceramic pieces. I was going for a basket but my art teacher thought it looks like a pastry. It will make a nice cookie jar.
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A Christmas Canvas

I have been sick with pneumonia for the last little while and am finally recovering, but while I was sick, watching movies on the couch, I painted a canvas for Christmas. Not much, but hope you enjoy.
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I know I've been super busy and haven't been able to post much lately, but because Thanksgiving is tomorrow, I thought I would make a special post. Today I though I would post 30 things I am grateful for, one for each day in November.
Day 1:  I am thankful for my family and the wonderful life they have provided for me.
Day 2: I am thankful for the warm home I live in.
Day 3: I am thankful for the seasons, the weather and mother nature.
Day 4: I am thankful for the church I grew up in and the gospel I know to be true.
Day 5: I am thankful for running water but especially flushable toilets.
Day 6: I am thankful for the food on my table and my meals every day.
Day 7: I am thankful for my health and my well being.
Day 8: I am thankful for life's challenges and the lessons they bring.
Day 9: I am also thankful for my mistakes and the lessons I learn from them.
Day 10: I am thankful for my talents and the gifts God has given me.
Day 11: I am thankful for smiling and laughing children and the joy that they bring.
Day 12: I am thankful for transportation.
Day 13: I am thankful for technology.
Day 14: I am thankful for my education and the ability I have to learn every day.
Day 15: I am thankful for forgiveness.
Day 16: I am thankful for the opportunities that I have been given in my every day life.
Day 17: I am thankful for time and the ways I get to spend it and the people I spend it with.
Day 18: I am thankful for my dog and the love she gives me.
Day 19: I am thankful for the country I live in and am grateful for the freedoms I have.
Day 20: I am thankful for books and the authors who write them. I love to sit down with a good novel.
Day 21: I am thankful for my creativity.
Day 22: I am thankful for agency, I am thankful that I have the ability to make my own choices.
Day 23: I am thankful for glitter, just because life would not be the same without sparkle.
Day 24: I am thankful for holidays, but especially Christmas and the meaning behind it.
Day 25: I am thankful for my values and standards that I hold high.
Day 26: I am thankful for my friends and how they are always there for me.
Day 27: I am thankful for the atonement, that I know that when I die I will live with Christ again.
Day 28: I am thankful for chocolate. Life wouldn't be the same without chocolate.
Day 29: I am thankful for the temple and the ordinances inside.
Day 30: I am thankful for my wonderful life.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

October in a Nutshell

Books I've Read:
Fahrenheit 451

Movies I've Watched
The Avengers
The Secret Garden
The Little Princess
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Sunday, October 7, 2012


It's October! One of my favorite times of year. It started snowing this week, so I have pulled out all my flannel PJ's, fleece blankets, and the hot chocolate from the food storage. Is anyone else ready for fall? Here in Wyoming we don't have much of a fall. It is super hot in August and the first part of September and then by the first week of October it starts snowing. I only have a few last touches on my Halloween costume and I'm planning what to do with my pumpkins this year(which I will be posting pics of later). I have really been in the mood for pumpkin pie, mint hot chocolate, and egg nog. Stay tuned because sometime this upcoming week I should be making this blog spooktacular.
Also, please comment below if you would like me to start posting cool things that I come across on the internet, like diy stuff and tutorials, or if you would like to keep it just me.

Keep it Frightful!


Friday, September 28, 2012

September In a Nutshell

Books I've Read:
Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
Talking to Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Movies I've Watched:
Sweet Home Alabama
The Hunger Games
Finding Nemo

Two More Poems

Here are two more poems I wrote for my Poetry Book. 


Blue is the feeling you get when you’re sad
Blue is the color of the clear and cloudy sky
Blue is the sound of the Chicago subway
Blue is the taste of a sweet blueberry
Blue is the color of my favorite denim jeans
Blue is the sound of a canoe paddling through shallow water
Blue is a color that’s a part of me.

The Dream

I dream of a time where everyone is kind
I dream of a world filled with people I love
I dream of a ride on an elephant’s back
I dream of seeing turtles hatch
I dream of a trip to London
I dream of a ride in a hot air balloon
I dream of family I can call my own
I dream of a husband who loves me for me
I dream of a house filled with small children
I dream of seeing the northern lights
I dream of time where I can knit and quilt
I dream of a chance to meet my favorite author
I dream of seeing my art in a gallery
I dream of changing someone else’s life
These are my dreams
This is me.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Coil Projects Before First Firing

Here are two coil projects I have been working on in my ceramics class. The first is a cookie jar and the second is a dish for my dog's food. It says Woof! Play! Fetch! with a bone, tennis ball, and fire hydrant.  They haven't been fired yet and so of course they aren't glazed yet, so consider these the before photos.

Keep on Being Awesome!
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Let Us Not Forget

Today my heart goes out to the people who were lost and the families torn apart during the attack on 9/11. I very young when this happened, but I still remember vividly. I was in first grade. Living in Wyoming and being in such a young grade, the elementary school didn't do much with it, but my family did. When I came home from school the news was rolling on the television. My mom was on the telephone. She turned to me and told me to hang my backpack up and come sit down. She was talking to my Grandma. My great uncle was in the pentagon that day. He worked as an intelligence and had a meeting that day. We didn't know if he would be okay. I remember how many times the phone rang at our house, information being fed when Uncle Hal checked in saying he was okay. I remember how happy I was when it was all said and done and he was okay but at the same time I was sad for all the people who's families did not make it out. Today I ask that we remember the things that happened. We remember the lives lost, and we don't forget how much this has changed the world we live in today.  post signature

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Some Great Blog Extras

Here are some links to some of my favorite places to get blog extras. I use these for blog backgrounds, tutorials, buttons and blinkies and all sorts of stuff. Hope you enjoy.

The Cutest Blog on the Block: Free Tutorials, Backgrounds, Templates and more!

Shabby Blogs: A little bit of everything. Awesome buttons and blinkies, blog backgrounds and much more! Just click on the Designs Tab

Leelou Blogs: Used to be one of my favorite sites. Now they have less variety but they still have some pretty cute stuff. Click on the Freebies tab.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Weekly Drawing 9/3/12

Hiccup and Toothless

August in a Nutshell

Books I've Read:
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
(Didn't get much reading done this month because I was busy getting ready for school and on vacation.)

Movies I've Watched:
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Napoleon Dynamite
Goal 2
Goal 3

A Little House

A little house I made for a swap once. Another really old piece.

A Book of Poems

For one of my classes I am writing a book of poems. As I go through I will be posting them as I write them so you can kind of see what it will look like in the end. Here's the first few I've written to get this started. 

The Whispering Wind

The wind whispers in my ear
It tells me I’m not alone
The daisies wave their little hands
And tell me hello.
The leaves on the trees whistle at me
They sing my favorite song.
The baby fawn prances with me
Dances with me, and frolics with me
These beings are a part of me,
They sing a sweet melody
Portraying the voice of God,
Who says to me,
“You are beautiful.”

The Ocean
(a Haiku)

A blue, blue ocean
Waves crashing along the rocks
Summer breeze I feel

It takes me to a place
Where I set my mind afloat
Worries wash away

The blue ocean sings
A tranquil song of peace
I let it take me

The End of War
(an alphabet poem)

Among the leaves the bugs hum
Before their king they march,
Charging enemies across the field
Doing as they’re told

Epiphany comes to them,
Follow orders? NO!
Going forth among their friends
Holding their heads high
Inflicting a code of peace

Joyous victory, No defeat
King to blame
Life to be


Here's an ATC I did years ago, just found a picture thought I'd share. I'll be posting some art from the past and some newer pieces as I get them finished.

A thought for the day:

As we pass through the trials of life, let us keep an eternal perspective, let us not complain, let us become even more prayerful, let us serve others, and let us forgive one another.
- James B. Martino

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Abstract Tile: In Progress

Here's an abstract tile I have in progress for my ceramics class.

I'll keep posting weekly drawings and other stuff, so look forward to more art. I'll still do the usual book reviews and stuff but now that I'm actively taking art classes again you'll see more of that.

Keep on keeping on,

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Optimus Prime

Two little boys that I babysit are obsessed with Transformers. They wanted me to draw them a picture of Optimus Prime which I guess is the main character robot guy. They told me what he looked like and showed me the DVD case to look at. Then I asked them to get me something to draw with and some paper. They came back with a lined notebook and 6 crayons. So I used 4 crayola crayons, Blue, Black, Brown, and Yellow and drew it on lined notebook paper. They were super excited when I was done and made me draw another one just like it so they could both have one next to their beds. I think I did fairly well considering I didn't really know what I was drawing and my limited number of supplies.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


A three dimensional canvas made from melted soda bottles. This piece won a first place ribbon at the state level art competition this past April.

Letter Scramble

A letter scramble of my name I completed last year.

Fairy Jars

These are some fairies in a Jar I made a long time ago.