Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Inspiration to Share

Just finished reading this totally inspiring blog post from Melissa Wiley, children's author, blogger, and homeschooler extraordinaire:
"Every Face I Look at Seems Beautiful"
I wish this woman could come live with me for a few days and mentor me full-time!

Also, over an unusually quiet lunch (Eliza is in her room nursing the after-effects of being up for almost three hours during the night with a dastardly ear infection, her first ever), I read this article in the Austin-American Statesman. If you have the time, check it out and make sure to get all the way to the bottom for a description of how this couple has lived. Again, totally inspiring.

Oh, and I have to share. Ian decided yesterday to start writing a book called "The History of Soldiers and War." So far he has the title page, with illustration, and the first page. I can't show you the drawings, but here is the caption he typed up for the first page, illustrated with charging cavemen (note that he hasn't really learned how to use the shift key for capitalizing):

"the very first "soldier" of course well ... you guessed it! cave-men! well, they were not very much of soliders were they with those clubs, axes, spears and wolf skins were they? (of course later knights had clubs, axes, spears (but not wolf skins!)) sometimes they ever used human skulls for drinking cups! gross right? at first they were just naked forlorn monkey0looking creatures but as time went by, they became more educated and human (that is where the skull-cups come in), learning to sew, hunt and make clothes and tools (pictured below)"

My budding author. Kinda gives me a warm glow. :-)


Vanessa said...

I read the Statesman article. . .and yes, it was inspiring to read the last paragraph. However, reading Ian's paragraph was more inspiring. ..he used the word 'forlorn'. Wow! And he's funny!

E & E said...

Hannah, I love Ian's idea. He can use the comic-mapping as a 'what-happens-next' for each page of his book. Too cute.

I miss you guys! We need to get together sometime soon.
-emily f.