Expectations vs. Reality

Hey guys!

Today’s “Expectations vs. Reality” topic is being an artist.

DRAWING

Expectation

I sit down at my desk, pull out my sketch book and draw leisurely. VIOLA! A gorgeous drawing.

Reality

I wreck my room looking for an empty sketch book. Then I go down stairs (in the process of finding a book, I lost my desk) because it’s clean. Only to realize, one, I don’t know what to draw or, two, my idea exceeds my ability. Then, I get hungry, so I grab a snack. Meanwhile my little siblings have started watching tv, so I stop to check it out…



ERASING

Expectation 

*needs to highlight an area* one of best ways to add light to a black and white sketch is to use an eraser, so I pick up my lovely eraser and meticulously erase the graphite.

Reality

Me: I’m not sure if I need to highlight this space, or it’s actually a blooper…

Eraser: humph, you’ve used me so much, I’m tired of being your eraser. I’m gonna draw like a pencil *makes spot darker and nearly impossible to fix*



PAINTING

Expectation 

“I really feel like painting a park scene.” After using pencil to draw the outlines, I line my brushes up, and paint gently along the lines.

Reality

“I’m not really sure what to paint, but I know I want purple in my picture.” *dumps all the brushes I think I’ll need in the water* After wacking the canvas with paint for a while, I’m like “hmm, looks like a tree… *shrugs* I now deem you a tree.”

Alright, time to try to add flowers…

OIL PASTELS

Expectation 

*Colors outline of picture then begins rubbing it in*

Reality

*Tries to see how many colors I can smear on my hands*

“Uhmmm…. a little more pink for the finger tips….. perfect.”


That was actually pretty fun to write… what do you think?

P.s. I’m uploading a new “This or That” soon!

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  1. I have this with my writing expectations πŸ™‚ haha. Sits down, organizes desk for creative inspiration. Writes blog post, and continues to ignore book because it both excites me and makes me nervous to write it haha. (I’ve written three novels in preparation for this book because this is the novel I want to be published to start a Christian fantasy series.) πŸ™‚

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      1. Way to go!!! πŸ™‚ It’s exciting! When I first started I didn’t think it was possible for me to write a novel, I tended to write poetry only. But God placed it on my heart to serve Him by writing a series based on a childhood game He gave me when I was really young. So I expanded the idea, and am working on making it a series. Congrats on your first novel completion!! πŸ™‚

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      2. Oh that’s so awesome! Are the novels connected or two different stories? My three novels were all connected, I just had a different main character to help me understand her character, personality, and story better. The books will weave all of these characters and backstories together.

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      3. They’re completely separate, one’s about a teenage girl finding Jesus at camp and the other is a story of three friends who were separated by time but brought back together just before a tradgity at the end of the book. It’s a tale of love, faith and forgiveness. 😊❀

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      4. Great ideas!!! The blogger Maggie I spoke of was also looking for other bloggers who write, and she recently posted a post about different story ideas she had.

        I’ve always enjoyed time traveling stories. I like the concept of watching people having a second change and doing things over. If you can tell, I am into psychology πŸ™‚ haha!

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      5. Thank you! Really? How neat, I’ll have to it out! Yeah, me too it’s my favorite kind of story/movie. A good book to me is one that sorta gives me a little movie while reading it. 😊

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      6. I know exactly what you are talking about, and I think you would like my story πŸ™‚ I’ve been told by a test reader she envisioned what she read as a scene in a movie, which made me happy.

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