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July 10, 2019

Summer Idleness

'thumbelina's reading break'
01/ I've been quite neglectful about this blog but I'm too lazy to do anything about it. I've thought about quitting blogging tons of times but I've never actually done it. It just seems unnecessary since I'll probably just start another blog. I mean, to me, it's easy to quit social media but blogging, it's seems harder. Like something is always drawing me back to it. And for some reason, even if you quit your blog, take a year off, and then re-start with a new blog, it never feels like you've quitted somehow, like you can start blogging again and not feel like you've missed much, at least, that's my feeling.

02/ Summer is for reading, well, every season is for reading but for some reason, summer always seems like a reading season to me. But I'm a picky reader. I hardly ever read nonfiction and only occasionally contemporary if they are funny or if they are extraordinary in some way. I don't read horror or anything with zombies or vampires - I really just don't like to be scared. But as a picky reader, there are still plenty of books for me to read. So if you have any book recommendations, feel free to share them in the comments.

03/ I just posted this piece at my society6 shop. Purchase a print over here. Now that's the extend of my promoting my shop this summer. I doubt I would mention it again unless I post some new pieces there.
'bubble house girl'
04/ I'm trying to write my comments with capitals nows. Someone had said something about it and it make me feel like a lazy person for not capitalizing words. So I've been writing my comments with their proper caps. Now I'm thinking, bah, what's the big deal? So I might not do it anymore or maybe sometimes I will.

05/ I've given up making lists that are seven items long. It just seems silly and kind of unnecessary. Seven remains my favorite number but who needs to make lists seven items long anyway?

What have you been doing these days?

21 comments:

  1. I agree about the first point, every time I quit blogging, I can't help myself from making another blog. I just like blogging and I can't stop myself from doing that. I had blog-block for years, I couldn't decide what I really want to write on my blog, I worried too much about what my readers want. But I came to a conclusion, I would just blog whatever I want to blog, so I deleted my old posts and start anew, being myself. that makes me happy :)

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    1. Yes, I agreed with you. People should just blog whatever they like. Don't worry about readers not liking your posts, there's always an audience no matter what you're blogging about.

      Thanks for stopping by & have a lovely day.

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  2. There's no right or wrong way to blog. Of course, for a blog like mine - where I review books and try to stay connected to the bookish world - a little consistency is necessary...but still, it's more about not neglecting my (few) friends. Anyway, there's probably no such thing as neglecting a blog, if it's "just" an outlet for the things you like/think and (sometimes) a way to promote your art. Either way, there's no guilt in taking long breaks between posts ๐Ÿ™‚.

    LOL, someone scolded you for the lack of capital letters? How punctilious of them. I mean, I'm punctilious myself, but I usually let other people be...

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    1. There's a slight neglect, I do often ignore my blog for reasons I don't even know. But I don't feel all that bad about it, at least, not enough for me to do an all out assault and post every day.

      Yes, someone say something about my lack of capitalizing but I think she said in a kind of offhanded way, not really serious and yet, kind of provoking. I don't know. I think it's good that I get into the habit doing it because I like doing things the correct way or what people considered acceptable.

      Punctilious - I like that word. I don't think I heard anyone use it before.

      Thanks for stopping by & have a lovely day.

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    2. I love me some neglected words LOL.

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  3. Love the two art pieces. The one with bubblegum makes me laugh! Once I was in a shoe shop with a friend and we were chewing bubblegum and practicing our bubbles (as you do!) Mine was huge and then suddenly it burst and my face was full of a sticky pink mess and I couldn't stop laughing! Even the sales' lady laughed!
    The design with Thumbelina is perfect to represent lazy, relaxed days in the summer and taking the time to read.
    On holiday recently called "Iris Grace". I found it really interesting and touching. You can read about it here: https://www.amazon.com/Iris-Grace-Thula-Little-Family/dp/1510719784

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    1. I've tried blowing bubbles but I've never blew a large one but it really is fun to do it. I like your story.

      Iris Grace sounds like an inspiring book, I'll check it out.

      Thanks for stopping by & have a lovely day.

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  4. Summer is also my reading season, and biking, and gardening, and weaving and, and and. Summer, sunshine and warmer weather seems to make my activity levels rise. Not so much time for blogging is the result, but I'll never quit, because I like to be able to write longer, ambling posts, show some pictures, hava a dialogue and gnerally take your time writing.
    Wonderful painting of Thumbelina's summer. perfect relaxation.
    And thanks for using capital letters. The lack thereof make your texts more difficult to read for a poor alien ;) I'd never say a word about your not using them, but I'm so happy when you do. My eyes are stumbling over all those small letters :)

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    1. I guess I'm the opposite. Summer makes me want to stay in door and be lazy.

      Do you know you can make your web browser larger so that the text can also be larger? If you're using Firefox or most browsers, there should be a 'Zoom' option under 'View.'

      Thanks for stopping by & have a lovely day.

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  5. Love your art. Every season is reading season for me, and my tastes cross genres.
    Blogging is my only exposure to social media, and I have gained so much from it and would be reluctant to give it up.

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    1. I kind of wish I'm such a picky reader but I can't help. But I do occasionally read out of my comfort zone.

      I'm the same as you - blogging is my social media, well, since I've quitted Instagram.

      Thanks for stopping by & have a lovely day.

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  6. I love your art here, Lissa, and totally get everything you say about blogging! As you actualyl have not only quite a few comments but meaningful ones too, I hope you can keep it going as you no doubt would just start a new one anyway! Lol. And, wow, you've kep this blog name for a record breaker time, haven't you?

    I had to turn off Scribble Picnic and blogger for a while to focus on some other things but now we've moved (AGAIN!) adn this time are in California, I', ready to pick it up again. ONly problem is, I think everyone has pretty much moved on. Ive had about 30 reads but only one comment to my recent post so am giving it a week for people to see I'm out there, and then will decide whether to proceed or not with our co-op. Time will tell. In the meantime, do pop by and read that post and let us know your preferences one way or the other. Either is fine. Thank you. Glad you are still around, Lissa! :)

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    1. I did have this particular blog (this one you're reading) for a long while but I really love the name.

      Scribble Picnic has been great but during this hot weather, I'm less inspired to create art. But I like to participate now and then. I'll go with whatever decision you make.

      Thanks for stopping by & have a lovely day.

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  7. Your artwork is stunning, as always Lissa.๐Ÿ™‚

    Lazy days of summer for sure. Unfortunately, the piles of boxes from our recent move, keep staring me in the face. I LOL About halfway there.

    The heatwave for the East seems to be moving on. Hopefully that will help you feel more energetic!

    Hugs from Canada๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒพ

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    1. Summer just means lazy days to me. I hope you have a cool summer.

      Thanks for stopping by & have a lovely day.

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  8. I agree. Sometimes staying on top of blogging can become sort of rough and time consuming, but something about it keeps reeling us back in. Once I visit blogs I get used to seeing them around too. So you would be missed for sure. As always, I love checking out your artwork. I've been reading more than usual, working on my planner (you can see pics at the top right hand side of my blog) and coupon shopping. Then I always have to keep up with television and movies. I've been doing much better with exercising to youtube too. Hugs, RO

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    1. Keeping a blog is work but sometimes it's quite enjoyable.

      Thanks for stopping by & have a lovely day.

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  9. I say if you feel like making lists that zero in on the number 7, just go for it! Your lists are always interesting! Hugs, RO

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    1. I do make a lot of lists on this blog but I seem to be writing less interesting things so I often keep my lists short now.

      Thanks for stopping by & have a lovely day.

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