Let me preface this by saying, if you aren't interested in learning about my history, look away now. And don't look back for another month. Maybe two. Because that's how long it's probably going to take for me to get through this stuff, which I consider to be absolutely, positively, fascinating and most definitely worthy of publication on my blog.
First up: My scrapbook, a vault of wonderful memories.
A dear friend of our family, Evelee, gave this scrapbook to me as a high school graduation gift. I discovered it this weekend, as I was cleaning out boxes in our tiny attic. Currently, I'm not much of a scrapbooker, but from the amount of stuff I have jammed in to this book, I must have been pretty serious about it at one point in my life. I've got things glued down spanning from the early days of my life when I would sit with my Aunt Carolyn in the small office above my dad's store, all the way up to wine labels collected during my 21st birthday tour of Napa Valley. And now, I'm going to share my memories with you.
Did you know that I once wrote a book?
It's true! I've been weaving tales and accompanying them to pictures for as long as I could write.
Because it might be difficult to read, I've scanned all the pages so that you can more clearly see them. And now, without further adieu, I proudly present to you, the very first book that I ever wrote. The very first time in my life, that I brought a pen to paper in an effort to create and share a story with the world.
Brace yourself. Here it comes...
The Fox books, by Jenny.
Since I do have a vague recollection of writing (and illustrating!) this novel, I'm guessing I was around six. Or maybe I was 20? It's hard to tell. I've never been much of an artist. (Or good speller.)
But my story telling skills...
Have always been ... what's the word I'm looking for?
(Run, chicken! RUN!!!!)
Dramatic? (That fox looks MAD!)
Talk about a cliff hanger!
I have absolutely no idea what happened to that
This is great stuff. But just you wait until I share my fourth grade journal.
It gets even better.