Bookworm Girl and a Young Botanist

Both my diamond painting work in progress, and the book I am currently reading are about girls with wonderful passions. For “Bookworm Girl,” “Reading is where it all begins.  With a sweet hairdo, some smart glasses and a comfortable little dress, “ she reminds us that “we lose ourselves in books, and we find ourselves there too.” ~Anonymous*

In This Poison Heart by Kalyan Bayron, Briseis can also get lost, but in her unique power to grow plants from tiny seeds to rich blooms in a blink of the eye. The plants also respond to her moods. However, this power can be deadly. Can she learn to control her gift, and conquer the dark forces descending around her? **

The age level for the novel is 13-17, so I am using this as an opportunity to go back (way back! 😊) and remember myself as a teenager.

I am intrigued by both, and they wonderfully compliment each other!

*Diamond Art Club
** Taken from Product Description in Amazon

My Diamond Painting Called “Saxophone” Sizzles! Pops!

46 seconds completing “SAXOPHONE!”

The saxophone is my favorite instrument. Whether I am listening to jazz, blues, neo-soul, or r&b, if there is a 🎷, it will catch my ear.
So I had to create my own masterpiece by Olha Darchuk/Diamond Art Club

Diamond Art Club’s Description:

Mix the impassioned melody of cool blues and sultry purples with the colors of intense, brassy yellows. And in the center of all this red hot jazz lies the seductive sounds of a soulful saxophone. Feel its palpable energy and revel in its sassy, sparkling spirit.

Seductive…. sultry.. brassy and sassy indeed! Check out my last 46 seconds of completing “Saxophone” and of course, I had to add some 🎶 🎷!

There is a story to be told with “Willa!”

I have joined the “Diamond Art/Diamond Painting craze with my first canvas by Myka Jelina/Diamond Art Club called “Willa.” I have been doing needlpoint and cross-stitch for years, and was intrigued that this was considered a combination of cross-stitch and paint-by-numbers. Who would think there could be so much joy in applying colorful resin rhinestones (“diamonds”) to a pigmented canvas! The results are dazzling, and like needlepoint and cross-stitch, I feel such a sense of accomplishment.

Description from Diamond Art Club:

Stretch your mind and set your inner soul free by breathing in the swirling, relaxing incense of inspiration.  Meditate on your worldly observations and record all your thoughts in a place secrets are keep internal. 
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By the time I was about one-third through the piece, I was ready to adopt Willa as my own daughter, decided to change her skin color to match my own, and savored every inch completed. The striking blue hat! The gorgeous inkwell! Ohh, and that animal print!

I have been reading a number of fantasy books lately (check out my goodreads 2021 Reading Challenge,) so I was eagerly ready to imagine “Willa” as a young adult fairy (do you see her wings?) drawing pictures of herbs she uses to creat potions and spells, and what good would she use them for.

There is a story to be told, and I might try my hand at writing a novella on the adventures of Willa!



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