Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sorry!

We have been terrible, and I apologize! This isn't going to be a well thought out post, but I've been wondering something: What is romantic love? Can it be defined or is it different from person to person? Is it a choice or a feeling?

Thoughts?

Friday, September 3, 2010

Poem of The Week

Edgar Allan Poe is best known for his haunting poetry about death, but the Hymn shows a brighter, less gothic view of death. Even though Poe was not a Catholic, he revered Mary as his mother. 

HYMN
by
Edgar Allan Poe
~~~~~~~~~~~~
AT morn — at noon — at twilight dim —
Maria! thou hast heard my hymn!
In joy and woe — in good and ill —
Mother of God, be with me still!
When the Hours flew brightly by,
And not a cloud obscured the sky,
My soul, lest it should truant be,
Thy grace did guide to thine and thee;
Now, when storms of Fate o'ercast
Darkly my Present and my Past,
Let my Future radiant shine
With sweet hopes of thee and thine!



Thoughts? 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Waking Rose Playlist

My dear friend Katherine and I wrote an article for Ink and Fairydust web magazine about two months ago. We waited with baited breath to know wether it would be included or not.... I never received a response to my email asking about it's status. Today we got our answer in the form of a printed article! Our pretty little playlist resides on page 27!

Go read it! Go now, I can see that you are still here!


Look who's back!

Yes, I am the one who is back! Well maybe... I need to start blogging more, it's good practice for a writer. So I am going to *try* to blog once a week with something interesting about my life. So is there anything about me you'd like to know more about?

Edit: Incase you noticed, yes I did change the name of my blog... the other one failed and so does this one.... but I am very bad at names.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Confirmation and Catholicism

I am going to be Confirmed today at three O'clock. I am nervous, I'm joyous, I'm afraid I'm going to fall, but most of all I'm expectant. I cannot wait to filled with The Holy Spirit. I know that when the right of Confirmation is completed I will have a mark on my soul. A mark that can never be removed, I will also have a outward mark--the Holy Chrism. After today I will be a full Catholic. I feel like I have to do something and make a difference now, for really that is what Confirmation is about. When The Holy Spirit enters us it is in a different way, a way that enables us to profess our faith and be soldiers of God. I want nothing more than to be that soldier.

I will receive seven gifts today to help me along my way.

-Wisdom,
-Understanding
-Counsel
-Fortitude,
-Knowledge
-Piety
-Awe
I think this is the beauty of the Catholic Church. We still perform the exact rights Jesus gave us. We know The Holy Spirit still comes down upon us. We still canonize Saints. But most of all we know miracles still happen and we all have experienced them. We experience the biggest miracle of all when we receive Communion.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Photography




My mom was a Photography major at MCAD so I should've been ingrained with a love of photography. Unfortunately, all I'd ever taken were photos of myself that weren't very high quality and photos of my siblings--which were often blurry. Not until lately have I actually had any interest in taking good, high quality pictures. My interest started with my mom's fourth pregnancy. I decided that I would take lots of beautiful photos of this new baby and my two younger siblings. Our Sony cyber-shot camera is not up to the task. It often takes soft focus, blurry photos and half the time the photos are in the wrong "format". To that end, I have to decided to get a new camera. I don't want a point and shoot camera, I'm looking for a good (but kinda affordable) Digital SLR camera. Does anyone have any tips? I'm looking at a Nikon 3000 or 5000. On the side is some of my latest photography.BTW, Sorry about the wacky html, I can't seem to get it right. 

Monday, January 4, 2010

A History of Art

Art flows through my veins. My grandmother was born with an enviable amount of natural talent. At five years old she would draw more realistic people than I can now.
When she a Junior in high school, she was asked to decorate the school gym for the prom. She got to choose the theme, Japan. With pastels she drew life sized women in kimonos and really, really big lilies. She had two days. When it came time to hang the art, only her friend, Donna was there to help her. The rest of the decorating committee never even showed up.
After they had finished, a senior, who my grandma liked at the time walked by and saw the decorated auditorium. He immediately left to get his mother and sisters to show them my grandma's art.

My uncle Bobby was the child that got the most talent from my grandma, he would draw some amazing cars. Unfortunately he became a mechanic. He now has a very successful auto shop.

While bobby got the most talent, my mom, Lori was the one who got the passion for art. My mom has always been dramatic and artistic. In high school her favorite class was art, her least favorite gym. Her senior year she got a A in every class, expect gym. She would draw and draw, I have sketch books full of her art from High school alone. She attended Minneapolis College of Art and design. Even with me, and two small children, she still stays connected with art, by having her own art studio.







I have been drawing since I was very young, when I was kindergarten I would draw and draw pictures of my family. As long as I can remember my mom has been giving art classes and I've been taking them. When I was nine I took a college painting class. I've sold several pieces of my art.
I struggle with people, but I can paint, draw or do a watercolor of any flower, still-life or fruit/vegetable. I have a love/hat relationship with my own art, but I love to look at others. I always expect immediate perfection from myself, hopefully as I grow older I will be more at one with my art and learn to draw people!



Art By Ella 2009

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Hello Nobody,

If anyone ever reads this, be for warned, this blog is going to be the epitome of random.

END FIRST POST, because I gotta run :D

Love,
Ella