Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Just Reporting In...

Well, I just thought since it has been a few days since I last posted that I'd pop in to let everyone know I'm still around, just busy.

School is going pretty good so far. I just came from my drawing class tonight and am feeling a little excited about it. Mind you, I still can't draw but we actually have stuff to practice this week...one of the assignments being drawing horizontal and then vertical (on another piece of paper) lines with varying degrees of dark and light lines. This whole exercise is to get us to use your arm from the shoulder area instead of using from our wrists or elbows. It's tiresome, but is a good exercise in helping to get straight lines instead of curved ones.

We also did a few exercises where we would start out drawing something particular using this sort of random hen-scratch like lines on the paper (no details) and then after about 45 seconds (sometimes only 30 seconds) he would get us to switch and we would go to the next person's drawing and do the same thing trying to get something into what they were...this would go on a few times and then he would get us to switch and then add detail to the drawing and then switch another couple of times...it was a fun exercise. Have lots of homework in this for next week's class.

My other classes are going well so far...thought we've only just begun. I've gone to see the prof who teaches Colonial America already just to get some idea from him on options I should choose (in doing the book reviews, paper, exam) because I'm scared to death of this course...but now that I've talked to him and will be able to get help from him on those things I am feeling a little better now.

I'm really enjoying my 1 Samuel class so far and the prof is great. He's the same prof who teaches my Advanced Hebrew class and he's having us read/translate 1 Samuel so I kind of get a bit of review which, I fee, will help me.

I've got a lot of reading to do, and have read a lot so far, but haven't made a dent into the pile yet. My first book review is due October 4th and this book is 464 pages...I'm nearly to page 100 (the print is on the smallish side, so while it doesn't seem to be a lot, there is a lot on each page), plus I've read the introduction which isn't included in the 464 pages, but we are required to read.

So, I'd better head off now and go do some more reading or practice my Hebrew. God bless one and all!

9 comments:

Matthew said...

Sounds like your first semester will be a lot of fun. You need to do my portrait when you master your drawing skills. ;)

Maggie Ann said...

Good for you Shelley! You are really accomplishing alot of things. The drawing class sounds very interesting....and something I would enjoy too. We have an artist in our church and I recall her saying she sketchs from the 'shoulder'. Just thought I'd come over and say Hi. Blessings to you!

Live, Love, Laugh said...

learning hebrew? Don't think I could do that, so my prayers are with u on that one!!

Sounds like a pretty eventful semester!!

Shelley said...

Actually Live, I'm in Advanced Hebrew. I took the beginning Biblical Hebrew class last year. I need to brush up on vocab and the verb parsings though because I haven't really looked at it since last April when the class was finished...

Jess411 said...

Hey Shelley..

Praying for you at school. Looking forward to graduation.

God Bless as always!
Jess

Nettie said...

People can be taught to draw straight lines? How cool is that.

Suzii said...

Sounds like you're a busy lady! I hope you do well and enjoy what you are learning! Bless you!

Jennifer said...

I used to work with a dear little old Jewish lady. I took Hebrew lessons from her during my lunch hour every day for a few months. I must admit, I didn't learn much Hebrew! But I learned a great deal about Thelma, and about the Jewish life that my Lord lived 2,000 years ago. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have a friendship that spanned both the generation and the religious gap. She told me once that she appreciated the fact that I didn't try to "convert" her like other Christians did. I just prayed every day that Jesus would be made real to her, that she would eventually come to see Him as her Messiah. But I do wish I'd paid more attention to the Hebrew!

Shelley said...

Jennifer, Hebrew is a great language...I just love the way it sounds too. I admit, it is hard but if you stick to it then it's definately worth it. Last year in the beginning class there were plenty who didn't do their homework often and you could tell by their marks, as well as their in class work...it is definatley something that requires hard work to accomplish (like any language really). If you ever have opportunity to take it again, I do recommend it.