Hello, everyone! Welcome to my blog!!

 

Hi!ย My name’s Ashley, and onย thisย blog I will be posting my art, photographs, stories and poetry. I will also, hopefully, write articles about random topics. I’d appreciate it if you’d tell tell me how I can improve my blog!

Ashley

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you have a wonderful day with your families and friends and a joyous season of thanks and giving.

ย I am enjoying a wonderful most-of-the-week off from school and spending a wonderful time with my family. I thank God for all the amazing gifts I have received this year and I feel truly blessed.

Also, thanks to all of you who have stuck with me over the course of my blogging ups and downs. I know I haven’t been very consistent at all over the past six months and I appreciate your continued support.

Anyways, enough of that sappy stuff. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Enjoy your time off and the wonderful gifts of love and friendship.

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Ashley

Chinese Painting

And, welcome to this evening’s report, another post from the fantabulous, nebulous, galactic news broadcaster!!!!

Drumroll, please…….

Just kidding. Hey, guys! and welcome back to my blog. This post is on my adventure with Chinese painting, a form of art that comes easier to me than almost any other.

So, it started with a set of Chinese watercolors and a pack of rice paper that my mom and sister (baroquemyriam.com) had bought for fun. I sat in on their “trial run” and made a big mess and got thoroughly discouraged because it was, frankly, awful.

So that was that…..until my sister bought a bottle of ink. Then the world of ink painting opened up.

Following a guide book of pretty basic Chinese animals and plants, etc., I managed to get good a couple things and pretty soon I was inventing trees with every brush stroke and adding dashes of watercolors in when I wanted to liven up the ink.

Painting people in this particular style of Chinese painting is actually pretty easy. It’sย  lot more intuitive than, say, pastels and it’s WAY more forgiving.

This is a tree (my own creation) that I painted about a month ago. It’s my latest piece:

The Chinese lettering doesn’t mean anything, by the way. It’s just some scribbles I did to make it look fun and authentic. ๐Ÿ™‚

Soon I will post more pictures from earlier on. I just wanted to show you all a sample of it, make you intrigued and then leave it!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just kidding, but I promise I will post more pictures soon.

Keep smiling!

Ashley

Trump Rally!

Trump Rally!

Hello, everyone!! I haven’t posted in a while because the pace at school has picked up a lot in the past week or two, but it’s calming down a little now and Thanksgiving break is coming soon, which is awesome!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, I did the AWESOMEST, most EXCITING THING EVER this weekend. I went to a Trump rally!

I’ve always wanted to go to one, but they were always either too far away or they interfered with my school, so even though I’m a super Trumpian supporter, I couldn’t say I’d been to everything. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Continue reading “Trump Rally!”

Life is Crazy!!!

Well, to be more specific, college is crazy! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Now that I’m about halfway through my firstย  semester, the pressure is building to keep my grades up. I also have an added disadvantage that most freshman do very well without: since I’ve been homeschooled my whole life, I am used to processing information at my own pace and also learning straight out of a textbook and making my own conclusions. The fast pace of the lecture halls is telling a little, but I have hope that that is only a temporary “freshman” setback.

Anyways, life’s been a little crazy for the past two weeks. I got sick at the beginning of this crazy cycle and I missed a few classes, so I spent most of last week trying to catch up. I also have a chemistry exam tomorrow…..keep your fingers crossed for me!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

But not for an instant do I regret coming to college or choosing this particular degree. I’m very, very happy in college, I’m learning tons of stuff and I am content knowing that this is what I was meant to do. Do I regret skipping my senior year of high school? No, except for the fact that I never took chemistry. Gosh, that would be useful now!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Continue reading “Life is Crazy!!!”

First College Exams!!!

Whew!! Yes, it’s true. My first college exams are over!! ๐Ÿ™‚

In case you didn’t know (I don’t remember if I posted this or not) the pre-med course that I’m taking involves a lot of chemistry and biology, both of which are my major courses for this semester. I’m also taking a math class (statistics) and an Honors College intro course called Text and Critics (we read books and papers and critique them).

So I had my first biology exam last Friday and I passed it with an 85%, so I’m pretty happy with it. I also did my first Chem exam yesterday evening at eight in the evening (why the heck do they do exams in the evening when you’re tired?!?!?!) and I got a 76%, which is good considering both the fact that it was my first exam and I’ve never taken chemistry before.

So, yeah!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m pretty happy with it and I’m looking forward to improving my scores over time. I jumpstarted the first few weeks, but tiredness and college wear-and-tear is finally catching up with me, so I know that if I can push through the next couple of weeks with improvements, then I’m good to go. Wish me luck, y’all!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I cannot promise regular posting, because I don’t know how much homework, if I’m in the mood, etc., but I’ll try.

Plus a few memes for you:

Keep smiling!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Ashley