Welcome to our “I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #3!
If you could bring one character to life from your favorite book, who would it be?
Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.
Since my favorite book from adulthood is autobiographical, I thought it would be fun to use the favorite book(s) from my childhood for this prompt: the Anne of Green Gable series. If you aren’t familiar with this book, it’s about the life of Anne Shirley. You meet her after Marilla Cuthbert convinces her brother, whom she lives with, to adopt a young boy to help with their farm. She is surprised when her brother, Matthew, arrives home by carriage from the train station with a young girl, Anne. The orphanage made a mistake. They are about to send Anne back, and after Anne’s pleading, Marilla changes her mind and keeps Anne.
Anne has quite the imagination, very dramatic, very talkative. She entertains Matthew while she gets on Marilla’s nerves. The book follows her trials and adventures in Avonlea. The author, Lucy Laud Montgomery, had found a photograph of model Evelyn Nesbit in New York’s Metropolitan Magazine which she used as inspiration for Anne.
Inspiration for Myth-Buster Prompt #3
I hate questions like this! It’s like being asked to pick your favourite child! Who would I choose? How could I choose? It would all depend on the current day and circumstances and mood. For how long? Will they be alive forever or is this just one of those ‘who would you want to have dinner with’ deals? A fictional person. Hmmm. Well The Lord of The Rings is probably my favourite book but again, choosing a favourite book is impossible too. I can’t do just one! If it was Lord Of The Rings would I pick Gandalf, or Aragorn or Legolas? But I also love Evening Class by Maeve Binchy. No one in there I’d want to bring to life though. Stephanie Plum? No. She’d blow up my car. Eve Dallas? Roark? Couldn’t have one without the other though. Thomas Linley? Too angsty. Jo March? Love her but a bit of a prig. Dumbledore? Not much use to me unless he can turn a muggle into a wizard. Jed Tewksbury…hmm. Definite possibility there. Brilliant, a little bit angsty but not too much. Lassie? There’s a thought, the world’s most perfect dog. James Bond? No. Emma? She’d probably be fin to have around for a while. Anne from Anne of Green Gables? She was fun as a little girl but a bit of a goody goody when she grew up. I don’t know. I’ve read thousands of books. How could I choose? Lord Peter Whimsey? He would be awesome.
Oh, how about Jeeves? Hmmm. If he would work for me that could be perfect.
Credits: All by Tangie- Journal Anthology, My Fairy Friends, Arsenic and Old Lace, Splatter Graffiti Mystic.
Credits: all by Tangie – Steampunk Je t’adore, Dream Spilling, Up Up Away, Mehndi Collab with SherrieJD, Impossible Things, Thankful Heart Collab with SherrieJD, Creative Felicity with JKneipp, Awaiting Dawn, Arsenic and Old Lace; Other: Photocollage – norika21 on flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59249813@N06/5433265919/), Photo of Evelyn Nesbit from google images creative commons
Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com
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