Old Art ~ In Which I Make Fun of My Old Art and We Come Across Some Interesting Characters

Howdy, y’all!

So, the other day, I was bored, so I started looking through some of my old sketchbooks. That proved to be a terrifying experience. However, I just so happened to have my phone sitting right next to me, so I snapped some pictures of some of the craziest (and some not-so-crazy) ones, and now I am going to share the absolute glory of my old art.

Y’all aren’t ready for this.

So. This queen. I had to draw a portrait for school, so I chose one of the cartoon girls in a puzzle we had.

She looks so haunted.

She either just saw her crush or a puppy. In the middle of some kind of photoshoot.


I was practicing how to use the different pencils and Mom let me draw a character of my choice.

That was a bad idea.

Girlfriend is DROWNING in hair.

This is a mountain. I think it’s okay. Since there are no mountains anywhere near our house, I just used the example image my art book gave me. The trees are weird though.

I have given them names now.

A bunch of leaf sketches. It was a struggle to go around the yard and find all these different types. Eventually I just gave up and drew pine straw (as you can see in the bottom right corner).

Notable doodles include:

Notice how the iris leaf has, like, zero detail.

These were all sketched on one page, as the smattering of random junk I found in the yard, featuring a starfish sand toy, two stacked Duplos, the front of a water hose nozzle, and a hunk of wood. It looked like driftwood. I haven’t been to the ocean in years. Where did it come from? No one knows.

The only personality trait this tree has is being practically invisible.

And this tree has had waaaaay too much coffee.

This is supposed to be a sketch of one of the Beanie Boos I have, but instead it is a soulless dog that looks like he’s seen things he shouldn’t have.

Shortly after reading the fourth Keeper of the Lost Cities book, I decided I would draw Tam Song. My sketchbook is massive, so I typically draw two pictures per page, and then I had the idea to draw Linh Song underneath.

I prefer Tam.

Also, I tried out two different shading techniques (since my pale skin tone is dead) and I should have done the purple on Tam and the tan on Linh. Oh well.

This page features a character design for one of my characters and a failed villain design for her. Everybody makes mistakes.

This is Lady Mackintosh. She was drawn off of a Playmobil figure. She’s one of my favorite drawings to date. She is not pleased with the opera. She’ll probably sue.

Here we see my anime phase. I got a book on how to draw anime for my birthday, so I thought, Why not? These were all drawn following the instructions. Sunny is the only one that filled a whole page, and you can tell my markers were suffering. I’m really proud of these though. They were fun to draw and they turned out pretty good!

Oh look, another school picture. This is supposed to be an illustration from King George and the Dragon. The proportions need help.

Poor little deer. Didn’t even get the chance to shine. Also his legs are on backwards.

Mermaid wearing a hat. Does this make sense? No. Did I draw it anyway? Why yes, yes I did.

This is Jasmine. She is my sister’s character. She wieldeths a sword. She is dangerous. She was fun to draw. No, she is not Disney’s Jasmine, but she’s dangerously close. That was why she was scrapped. I love her hair though.

Demon fox. Or cat. Or dog. Who knows what it was before it was cursed?

I drew these off of two of Liesl’s characters and I can’t remember if I ever showed them to her. But they look fabulous.

Also, that little stain in the corner is not from coffee or tea. It’s actually from pool water. I took my sketchbook to the pool because I didn’t feel like swimming, and I set it down far enough away so it wouldn’t get wet — or so I thought. I grab it and find out that the water puddled all the way across the pavement and completely ruined the back of it. None of my drawings were ruined, but the sketchbook sure was.

Once upon a time, I thought this was perfect.

I was wrong.

It’s called Windows because the eyes are the windows to the soul, and, as that’s the only part of the drawing in color, I thought would be the perfect title. That’s also where the name for my blog came from.

Oh look, a trainwreck.

Welp, that’s all I got. I hope looking at all my bad art boosted your confidence, or you got a laugh from the atrocities. I certainly did XD

Thanks for reading!

🎵 Love Me Like I Am by for KING & COUNTRY 🎵

The Liebster Award ~ In Which We Do This Again

Well, look at that! I’ve been tagged for the Liebster award again! The last time I did this award was back in February 2021, so I’m excited to do it again! Neria over at Writing For Fun Forever was kind enough to tag me, and I can’t wait to answer her questions! So off we go!


1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog ✔

2. Answer the 11 questions given to you ✔

3. Nominate 11 other bloggers ✔

4. Ask your nominees 11 questions ✔


1. If you had to move to one place on the Earth and stay there for the rest of your life, where would it be?

Either Michigan or England. I have several friends up in Michigan and I’ve always wanted to go up there, and England is just amazing. Although it does get pretty cold in both of those places. I would probably freeze to death.

2. What’s your favorite candle scent?

None of them. Scented candles are just. . . . nasty. And unhealthy.

3. What’s your favorite music genre? And, list your top 5 songs from that genre.

*sweats nervously* Heck if I know. I don’t know how to tell genres apart. I do enjoy Latin music, but I don’t listen to that much of it? I can tell you artists that I enjoy, but genres is where I have a problem 😅 I like hip-hop, but I don’t like to listen to too much of it at one time because of how heavy it is.

Ooh, actually, showtunes! Am I allowed to do that? 😂 And my five favorites would be. . . . Wait For It from Hamilton, You Will Be Found and To Break in a Glove from Dear Evan Hansen, She Used to Be Mine from Waitress, and Six from Six.

Aagh, that was way too hard to choose. Basically, every single song from those musicals that I mentioned plus others 😂

4. Would you rather have a small house with a lot of land, or a large house with a small amount of land?

Well, considering how I’ve lived in a small house with a lot of land for my entire life, that’s what I’d choose. You’re more isolated, you have room for critters, and barbecues are easier! Although having a small house with ten people is a little bit cramped, but we make it work.

5. If you had a mini fridge in your room, what would you stock it with?

Chocolate, lettuce, yogurt, strawberry applesauce, and ice cream and ice cream sandwiches. Just some of my favorite snacks 😊

6. In the future or present, what are 5 things you think are mandatory to have in your house?

A couch, a piano (obviously!), a bed, important appliances like a fridge and a toilet, and space to do your thing!

7. What event or which person has had the biggest impact on your life? Why? (No need to go into specifics if you don’t want to)

Ooh, good question! I’d say positive impact would be my decisions to join and leave the Young Writers’ Workshop. My writing journey improved greatly when I joined, but now I really miss it. Maybe I can rejoin soon.

Negative impact is probably. . . . not really one specific thing, but a bunch of little things over my childhood that made me insecure about my personality and my interests and my laugh etc. They’ve made me a little wary of people nowadays.

8. What do you like to do in order to pass time when you’re bored?

Unfortunately, the answer would be get on my phone and scroll through Pinterest. I have a little bit of a Pinterest addiction 😅 But it’s not all bad because I’m gathering inspiration for different projects, right??

9. Would you rather be a famous vlogger or blogger? Why?

Vlogger, and only because I’ve had dreams of being a YouTuber for a long time, since fifth grade or so. I don’t know if that’s the kind of career I’m going to go into one day, but it would be fun!

10. Just ’cause of something I’ve personally experienced…Would you rather be in -15ºF or 115ºF weather?

Depends on where I am. Am I inside a building with access to blankets or AC? If I’m just outside, I would prefer 115ºF because that’s the kind of weather we get down here in the south and I’m kind of used to it. I am very good at underdressing in the winter (I actually don’t even own a jacket 😅) and that’s because I’m usually inside snuggled in a blanket. I usually freeze during church.

11. What’s your opinion on olives?

I’m mildly terrified of them.


Syberyah @ atTAGirl

Diamond @ I Have 12% of a Plan

Megan @ A Barefoot Gal

Chalice @ Lionhearted Art

Chloë @ Chloë Mali

Sarah @ The Sarcastic Elf

Maya @ Maya Joelle

Pearl @ The Homeschooled Girl

And that’s all because I’ve run out of people to tag 😅


1. What is the weirdest thing in your search history?

2. What’s an idea for a blog post, story, etc. you’ve had for awhile that probably won’t turn into anything?

3. What is one skill you wish you had?

4. What is the last song you listened to? What would you rate it?

5. What is the weirdest or funniest thing that has ever happened to you?

6. What is the most unbelievable thing that has ever happened to you?

7. What time of day do you feel most inspired?

8. Why did you start your blog?

9. What is your favorite hair color?

10. What is your favorite eye color?

11. What are some words your friends have used to describe you?

Welp, that’s all! Hope y’all enjoyed!

🎵 Crab Rave by Noisestorm 🎵

We Survived Heartbreak Month!! ~ In Which It Is Now March Hoorah!

Well, ’tis now March. Another month down the drain. I mean, it wasn’t an unproductive month or anything, but it has now been swallowed up by the great abyss known as Time and joins the past 6000 years of history. It must be getting pretty crowded in there.

How was y’all’s February? Did you get anything special for Valentine’s Day? I got candy from the grandparents, and ate it all in, like, three days. It was great motivation to do my math though, so it didn’t go to waste. Although, to be fair, does candy ever go to waste? There’s always someone who wants it.

February Memories

I barely wrote in my journal this month, so I’m probably missing some things that happened this month. Although not too many exciting things happened, anyway, so maybe it’s not that bad.

I, of course, had some more crazy weird dreams, and I’m currently working on a blog post compiling some of the weirdest ones 😅 So keep an eye out for that!

Ooh, I drew a picture of one of my friends playing the guitar because he likes to do that and I gave it to him after Wednesday night Bible study! I think that was the second time I’ve ever given someone a drawing I made of them, and the first time I just mailed it, so this was my first time giving someone a drawing of them in person. I think he liked it. He unfolded it and went, “Holy COW!!” and I just grinned awkwardly. *facepalm* And then my friend and my sister were teasing me about his reaction 😂

Guys, you’re not going to believe it, but I got over a crush and then remained crushless for a whole month??? Like, that feels cursed. I am the queen of crushes, whether fictional or IRL, and I didn’t even get a crush on a fictional character this month???? You’d think February would be the month of romance, but it wasn’t. *shrugs* Sometimes I just confuse myself massively.

This may not seem like that big of a deal to y’all, but I started wearing makeup, and it’s a lot of fun! I absolutely suck at applying makeup, but I enjoy it. It’s like. . . . therapy, which is weird, I guess, but I enjoy it. And, considering how I was VERY anti-makeup when I was younger, this is a huge turnaround.

Okay, I teased this in my last recap, and I think y’all deserve the story of When, How, And Why I Slapped My Sister’s Friend’s Brother.

*clears throat*

So, we were at a youth hangout on a Saturday evening, and all of the middle schoolers were outside around the fire while the older kids stayed inside and played cards. I was with the middle schoolers because. . . . actually, I don’t know why, but I tend to hang with the younger kids more than the kids my age. *shrugs* Anyway, my sister has a friend who has a brother (shocking, right?) and he’s absolutely ridiculous. I mean, I love him to pieces, but he’s so weird. He wouldn’t shut up about a topic that probably wasn’t appropriate for a youth hangout, and I warned him, “If you don’t shut up, I’m going to slap you!” He shut up for all of three seconds, then started talking about it again, and, since I am a woman of my word, I stood up, and slapped him across the face.

I was actually genuinely shocked at my audacity. And I knew it hurt him because my hand was stinging, and I just stood there for a second like, Holy crap what have I done. And then I just started apologizing like crazy, and he just stood there like, “Dang, that kind of hurt. I need a minute here.”

And all the boys were laughing and his sister was documenting the moment and I was just like, I am a horrible person I should run off to the hills and become a hermit what have I done, and my sister was just sitting there like, What the heck just happened.

So uh, yeah, TL;DR, my sister’s friend’s brother is kind of scared of me now. I love telling this story though, because everyone’s reaction is either, “MIA!!!!” or “YOU WHAT???!!!” Except for my mom, who was just like, “Poor guy.” But she’s Built Different.TM

This story gives me flashbacks to the time I was at a family reunion and me and my cousin were arguing with two of our male cousins who we barely knew at all, and I just, on impulse, punched one of them in the chest and knocked the wind out of him, which was funny, but I was also like, I hope he doesn’t tell on me, and, Well, there go my chances of ever being friends with him, but it was fun while it lasted. Also, I beat said cousins in a football game a year later without knowing anything about football, so that was fun.

Gracious, why am I so violent?? 😅


*drumroll please!!*

I had a meetup with my bestest friend in the whole wide world, Liesl Brunner!!

She and her family stopped by our house on their way to Florida and hung out for a few hours. It was THE GREATESTTTT!!!!! I had so much fun showing them around the house and just jabbering and taking random, out-of-context pictures.

Like this one.

And this one. . . . ?

We had a great time, as you can plainly see 😂 And I’m already looking forward to the next time we can see each other. After all, two and a half hours is not nearly long enough.

Bullet Journal Spreads

Oh look, a new section! I figured some of y’all might like to see my bullet journal spreads each month, so voila, here ya go!

This month’s theme is arrows, and, since I had this arrow washi tape that I got for Christmas, I based the color scheme around that. This definitely isn’t my favorite cover page I’ve ever done, but I like it.

Arrows are pretty versatile, I have discovered. Especially when you have arrow washi tape.

This. Habit tracker. Is. Amazing. Like, it’s just so pretty and aesthetic and I feel like it turned out really well! And my mood tracker is fun. For each day, I draw an arrow and, however far it was “shot” is how good my mood was that day.

Since I’d already done something like an arrow shooting for my mood tracker, I wasn’t sure what to do for my water log. So, I imagined the graph like a big field and drew targets at the end. If I drink seven cups of water, the arrow hits the bullseye, and any less, it lands in the grass.

And then my sleep log is just the normal one I do for each month.

I really like this theme, especially because of how calming the blue is. It looks nice.

February Goal Recap


Wow, after that novel of a title, you’d think I would have gotten to it, but nope! I started writing some lyrics, but that’s it. Just not feeling that inspired. Alas.

2. Post three other posts besides this one ❌

Just one short! Oh well.

3. Draw two of my friends ❌

Nope. Just the one. But maybe I can get around to it this month.

4. Watch Encanto or something so I can listen to the music without spoilers ✔

Guys, I’m obsessed. My Encanto Pinterest board has 625 pins, and it grows more every day. And I totally understand the hype around the soundtrack. Lin-Manuel Miranda did a beautiful job. My favorite song is “Two Oruguitas“, and my favorite character is Camilo. And guys, even the background instrumentals are gorgeous!! Like, I am obsessed with this movie, it’s a real problem.

5. Reply to that one email from, like, December ✔

Yep, finally replied 😂

6. Not fall in love during the month of love heartbreak ✔

By some miracle, successful! Let’s hope it stays that way.

March Goals

1. Finish the plot I’m working on

I started working on it some more the other day after going weeks without touching it, and it feels sooo good to get back to my characters. I really missed them. And after I finish the plot for this book, I’ll only have two more to go before I can start writing!!

2. Do some watercolor

I got a new watercolor set for Christmas, but I haven’t used it yet. A couple years ago, I watercolored some pages in my Bible and it looks SO nice. I want to do more, so maybe one of these days I can crank up the Encanto soundtrack and do some watercolor!

3. Reply to those two letters that are hanging over my head

I just haven’t been in the mood to write letters lately, so I need to get on top of that, before more letters come in. I reckon I’ll have more letters to respond in a couple of days. I guess that’s just the curse of having a lot of penpals. I love receiving letters, but sometimes it’s just a hassle to get all my art stuff out and reply 😅

4. Watch Encanto again

I’ve already seen it twice (thrice, we just watched it again today 😂), but like, I’m obsessed guys. It’s a problem.

5. Catch up on my chemistry experiments

Because of the way my curriculum is set up (ugghhh), it is very difficult to find the time to do my science experiments. I think I’m just two lessons behind? I don’t want it to get worse.

February Stats

Blog posts published: 3
Letters written: 4
Letters received: 6
Art done: 0
Words written (outside of blog posts): I have no idea because I don’t like to take the extra time to count handwritten words
Journal entries: 8
Songs in playlist: 405

Welp, I hope y’all have a happy post-Heartbreak Month, and I shalt see you next time.

🎵 Two Oruguitas by Lin-Manuel Miranda 🎵