Saturday, July 9, 2011

I was a writer but not an artist

So I was thinking.. I used to be a kid. What a thought; what a thought. Can you believe it? A kid of all things.

I have always loved to read, and I've always loved to write. Right after my ninth birthday, my mom signed me up for a writing workshop at our local library in Illinois. They taught us how to bind a book to make it look "published," and how to do a story layout.

(I tore off the cover illustration when I was eleven because I was embarrassed of it.)



















































































Wow. I used to be a kid. To have those black and white thoughts again... Or perhaps not.

Can you believe I used to be a baby?!







































Okay, nostalgia is over.

8 comments:

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

awww you are so adorable. I remember writing my own little book too. Thanks for taking me to a trip down memory lane. Oh and I love your cute illustrations!

Mariel Sarah said...

This was adorable. E.A. Hollingsworth is definitely an author name. And, boy, did you love your "quotation marks" :)

And that picture of Winnie the Pooh made me die...especially Rabbit and his carrot-like dagger :)

And I LOVE your Alfalfa baby hair!!! :)

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

aww thanks for sharing that! I was just looking through my yearbooks today and can't believe how long ago middle school was! Seems like I was a different person back then.

Cheyloe said...

!. When I read the date in your book my first thought was that you'd written it wrong. Then I realized I'm just old.
2. Super creative little book!
3. Beautiful baby picture!
That's all. :)

Janette said...

Oh my goodness! That is sooo cool Liz! What a great keepsake to have don't you think? I think!

Janette the Jongleur

Lillian said...

I love books written by kids! You did a great job! Chapters and everything.

Pink Hibiscus said...

Thats so freakin' cute! It makes me wish I kept things like that from when was young. I remember writing a story about a community of mice that lived in/around a toilet. Let's just say I had an overactive imagination haha!

Laura said...

I still have mine, too. :] Embarrassment can be a good reminder...?

I think my favorite part was seeing your signature like that again. ^_^