Adult Coloring is Art

In my opinion, adult coloring is art, and it does take at least some artistic talent to create a visually appealing adult coloring book picture. Of course, I’m probably biased since lately adult coloring has been a hobby I’ve been into, but since several people have bought pieces I colored from my Ebay store, I guess I’m not completely crazy for thinking it is artistic. Here are a few of my favorite pictures I’ve colored recently:

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New Romance Novella Ebook only $0.99 on Kindle!

 

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Hi everyone! This is just a short post to let everyone know that I have decided to brush off an old romantic novella that I never published and put it for sale as a Kindle ebook for only $0.99 (FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited)! It is entitled “Improper Intentions” and is a fanciful historical story set in England with a little bit of a gothic feel at times. It may be a little cheesy and predictable, but then again, aren’t most romances? Even the good ones lol. Lately I have been in more of a mood to write fiction and might try to come up with another romantic novella or two in the near future, so keep an eye out!

If you do check out the story, please consider leaving a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads! It really does help me to know what you all think! I am willing to give a few free PDF copies of the story to interested reviewers as well, so feel free to contact me if you are interested!

Thoughts on the new ‘Jane Eyre’ movie

Tonight my mother and I went to go see the new ‘Jane Eyre’ adaptation featuring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender.  I considered dragging my husband and foster son along, but since they seemed more excited at the prospect of being castrated, I decided to leave them at home.  I’m glad I did, otherwise I’m sure my husband would have fallen asleep and my foster son would have been whining about being bored the whole time.

However, do not take that last sentence as an insult to the film.  In fact, many of my favorite movies bore the male members of my family to distraction (perhaps because the majority of our male population lacks emotional depth and appreciation for movies without battle scenes).  Now, on to the film itself…

I have been a fan of ‘Jane Eyre’ for many years, so I went to see this movie with several other beloved film versions and the book itself in mind.  Even though I did find a few flaws with the film, overall, it was worth watching.  I didn’t really like the way the movie kept bouncing back and forth between present time and flashbacks, but that was mainly because I was worried that my mother (who was unfamiliar with the story) would have a hard time following what was going on.  Luckily, she was able to catch on fairly quickly.

I also felt that the film didn’t give enough attention to Jane’s years living with her aunt and at Lowood.  These years were very important to the development of Jane’s character and shouldn’t have been rushed so much.  Previous versions of the film did seem to do these scenes better.

As for the acting, Mia did a fine job as Jane and I loved Fassbender as Mr. Rochester.  The passion and brooding misery that is Mr. Rochester came out loud and clear.  The little girl that played Adele wasn’t quite the enchanting little entertainer I expected, so I felt that character fell a bit short.  The revelation scene where Jane finds out about Mr. Rochester’s first wife also seemed a bit flat.  I didn’t think that they completely illustrated how insane this woman is supposed to be.

Overall, this movie is worth watching, but is probably not the best version of this classic story.  The cinematography of the film is very dark and subdued, but beautiful in its own simple way.  A few of the shots at first were shaky and almost made me dizzy, but the film soon smoothed out.