OMGOSH!!!! JAMES CHRISTENSEN SIGNED MY SKETCHBOOK AT THE LIBRARY TONIGHT AFTER HE TOLD ME HE LIKED MY DRAWINGS!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
Phew. Okay, now that that's done, I will explain:
Tonight at the library, James Christensen, internationally known artist, gave a free lecture. I went with my family instead of going to mutual, and listened as he spoke about some of his paintings and his new book, "Men and Angels". I have always loved his art and was so excited for this opportunity to meet the man.
Well, I didn't realize that he is older, so I walked right past him when I got there. Stupid of me, really. But, it was fine in the end. After standing in line for an hour and ten minutes (my sisters and I were butted repeatedly, but I was too afraid to say anything and wouldn't let them either for fear of being yelled at), we made a new friend. Coleman is his name, and he lives in our area/Stake. He's a few years younger than me, but he's SUPER smart, totally artistic, and a budding writer. So, all of us hit it off immediately. It was so nice to talk to this boy. Coleman is my new brother. He doesn't know it yet, but he is.
After standing in line for a long time, we finally made it to the table where Mr. Christensen was signing people's books and papers. I had my sketchbook with me, and some little scraps of paper that I'd found. When I got to the table with Coleman and my sisters, we all started freaking out. "Oh my gosh, he's right there! Right there! He's going to sign our stuff, can you see him? Ah!" et cetera. One of the ladies told me it was fine that I was excited, but please don't faint. I replied, "I won't. He's not cute enough to faint over." I only meant my sisters and Coleman and his mom to hear it, but the ladies and even Mr. Christensen heard me. *gulp* Oops.
He signed my book anyway, after teasing me a bit and looking over my sketches. He told me that they looked good and not to worry about reality styles; each person draws differently and who cares what other people say? When he signed his name, he wrote "Work Hard!" underneath it, winked, and handed it back to me.
*sigh* I'm so happy.
And Q, I learned how to hyperlink. YAY!!!