Monthly Archives: September 2012

Second Second Success

The second time winning second place for my second felt doll entry. Strange, huh? That’s what I discovered while roaming the indoor exhibit and craft buildings during the fair. Back in the archives of 2010 I mentioned my first, the felt doll version of Kill Hannah frontman and vocalist Mat Devine (link here -it will open in a new window or tab). Mat won me second place in the category.

This year I decided to try another doll entry. Out of the dozen or so additions to my collection I chose my latest, a tribute to keyboard player Erik X from the band Creature Feature. I thought it took an eternity to line the stripes on his shirt just right and accurate with the real-life costume. He is entirely made of felt except for a pair of shoes/boots/feet from scrap leather.

Does anyone see the resemblance?

But the best reward of all, more precious than the $6,50 premium and a ribbon, was this:

Complements from the band itself! (However I believe Curtis, not Erik, responded.)

I’ll be making more dolls when I replenish my felt supply.

-DA Agelle

 

World Again

It’s 8:23 in the morning in AP Language class. We’re on the Macs, reviewing the site for submitting papers online. Realizing there’s some time left, plus the fact that I haven’t touched any of my blogs for a couple months, I opened a new tab to WordPress and started this post. The summer passed with a blur but I distinctly remember the following events occurring in the midst of the fray.

  • The state of Pennsylvania deemed me worthy of receiving my drivers’ license. How that happened, I have no idea so grab your monkey, pair of socks, buttered toast, or anything else existing on the same driving skill level as me.
  • Vacationing on the Outer Banks. By the waterline I found a dead bush covered in sand, probably left over from a zombie party the night before.
  • My last year of horse camp. That really made me realize how close to graduating I am.
  • COUNTY FAIR!!! I posted the news about this year’s fair adventures and Adam’s horse show on my stable blog. Fair week was certainly the pinnacle of my summer thrills. I just wish it could last on and on and on…

A bizarre sense of accomplishment mixed with anticipation derives from the fact that I am now a high school senior this year. We started back to school on the last Tuesday of August. This year I have a study hall in the morning which I expected to grant me the divine capability to A.) Complete more work in school, thus avoiding the transport of assignments hone and furthering procrastination B.) Writing more from the source of my own imagination. Remarkably both options are possible. Not only do I have time to finish homework but I started work on a new stage play.

This next play involves…more zombies! I wrote the entire script in my head first one evening in the shower. No, really. In the shower. I conjured up the entire plot for the script so now I merely have to concentrate on typing it in Pages. It would be really nice if I finished the script by Halloween but that depends on school and the Fall Play schedule.

Since my only study hall is over soon, I’ll end this post right here.

-DA Agelle

My beloved betta Theo passed away on June 1st. Currently living in my aquarium is Artie, my second betta since the end of July.