Monday, June 22, 2015

// from the readers //

in honor of one-hundred posts i have asked my readers if they had any questions for me, 
this is what they came up with and here are my answers.

enjoy!

what is your favorite color?
a burgundy, brick red or a deep green. i really have a hard time deciding since it depends on what context. :)

what is your exact height?
five-foot two, i believe.

how many books are you writing?
technically two. my most prominent one is the warrior; and the second (which has laid untouched for months, maybe even a year) is my fantasy, the snow daughter.

i have ideas for other books, but have not started writing any of them. :) my goal is to finish the warrior by november in time for nanowrimo.

can you post pictures of photoshoots you do, that you are in?
haha, sure why not. here are a couple of my favorites from some of the {fashion} photoshoots i’ve done so far.



socks or slippers person?
socks. most defiantly socks.

if you suddenly had free time and you could do anything – what would you do and why?
go on a road trip with friends or family to some epic place and have a blast with laughter, sunshine and music.

and also stars and deep conversations.

if you could go anywhere – where would you go and why?
oh goodness. I would love to go to europe because who doesn’t?
there’s so much beauty and time ingrained in everything there. but i would love to also visit canada and new york among others.

if you could chose three words to describe yourself what would they be?
nerd, artsy, love

are you who you want to be?
yes, yes i am
.
that’s not so say I’m not working on things and wanting + striving to be more Christ-like, but i’m not discontent with who i am in the big picture.

what is your favorite food?
watermelon. plums. MUFFINS

if you could send a day with any author (alive or dead) and ask them any question in the world, who would you choose? (and why?)
as hard as this is, i would have to say solomon, author of the proverbs and ecclesiastes. God blessed him with wisdom beyond comprehension and with the late reading of ecclesiastes i think it would be amazing to sit down and listen to him talk about life.

but also, the bronte sisters would be really neat.

chocolate or vanilla?
are we talking about muffins? defiantly chocolate. or ice cream? vanilla.

what is the book that reminds you most of your childhood?
do the little house on the prairie books count?
i read those countless times when i was young, i loved them so much – and still do.

would you rather spend a day camping in the mountains, or playing on the beach?
so that’s not fair? i would have to say the beach just because it would be more active than sitting around a mountain; not that that doesn’t sound enjoyable, i’m sure the view’s tremendous.
I don’t know man, maybe if you asked me tomorrow I’d say the mountain. J

what is your favorite thing about blogging?
being able to write the most random, strange posts and my readers find beauty in my little words.
thank you all <3

three things you’ll be doing this summer?
laughing, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

if you could breath under water or flying, which would you choose?
flying. you can fly pretty much anywhere but you can’t swim everywhere.

who or what made you start writing poetry?
to be honest, i’m not quite sure.
at the beginning of this year i started writing posts in a different style than i normally did; over time it just progressed into what it is now.

however, i can say that abby has helped me a lot in realizing that everyone has their own style. she kept telling me to write no matter what it was, even if i thought it was terrible:
i spent last summer keeping a diary and learning how to just bleed my thoughts into the paper rather than writing them.
by january my way of writing had changed and it spilled into my posts. my blog had been slow before january, very few posts were written and very few readers visited; so when i started writing posts in my new style i had no thought of readers or opinions.
it was wholly my own diary where no one cared what i wrote. it wasn’t long before i gained readers and friends who, much to my surprise, found inspiration in my little words that bled from my heart.
it just goes to show that abby was right.
{thank you, bro <3}

do you listen to music while you write?
sometimes! it depends on my mood or how focused i am.
but when i do it’s not inspiring music that fits the post (or story) i’m writing, its anything really. i tend to listen to a lot of twenty-one pilots, but when i’m not listening to that i listen to everything from regina spektor, fun and band of horses, to chopin and bach.
so yes, i may or may not head-bang while writing a sappy sentimental post. J

what is your favorite sound in all the world?
the world is big and there are more sounds than i comprehend i know, but perhaps my favorite sound is laughter, or a brook, or the sound of a mourning dove lamenting outside my window.
also, nate ruess' voice.

current favorite song?
moment by nate ruess or doubt by twenty one pilots. J

three favorite stand-alone films?
interstellar,  jane eyre (2011), and the book thief are three that come to mind, but i would need more time to sift through all my favorites.
  
favorite poets?
i won’t lie, my poetry reading is very lacking. but the two that i’ve been enjoying (and own books of theirs) are emily dickenson and tennyson.

unexpected blessings this year?
encouraging flattery. it may sound strange, but when someone tells you they can see Jesus through you, or even that you’re always put together and pretty, it really makes your day. =)

do you have any irrational fears?
that i’m wasting my life, but perhaps that’s not irrational. there’s also the fear that i’m going to fail college, and that the only reason why i’m succeeding at high school is because i’ve been lucky.

things you wish you could tell your younger self?
-hate, whether it’s for a person, or a song, or an opinion, is a waste of time.
-love is the meaning of life.
 -life *is* tough, but man is it beautiful and worth it.
-relationships need to be worked with even if they seem to be fine; especially with siblings.
life is just too short to have mediocre relationships.
{i also wrote a post on this here}

<3 eva
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"live in the sunshine. swim in the sea. drink the wild air."
emerson // via pinterest

11 comments:

  1. You're very pretty. :) Keep doing what your doing on this blog, because all your posts are full of depth and thought and I think we all need more of that in our lives. Also, your fears are totally rational. We all feel them.

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    1. thank you, jo. :)
      aw thank you so much! it means so much to hear those words. it encourages me to continue writing my heart for you guys. <3 ah, that /is/ comforting. :)

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  2. Great fashion photos! Who took them? They have a great eye! I enjoyed reading your answers...it's really nice to go a layer deeper and know you better. :-)

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    1. my sister, Emmali did! i think so too, she gets better every day!
      thank *you* for the questions! i loved answering them. :)

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  3. Loved the pictures. ;D Em did a great job. Also, you contained your self very well, I was expecting lots more of Twenty-One Pilots, and Nate Ruess. XD hahaah! Kidding. ;)

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    1. she did!
      ha. well thank you. i suppose more of them /could/ have made the post better.. mmmm

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  4. Awesome post Evelyn! :) The pictures of you are beautiful! :) I loved reading your answers.

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    1. thank you, Shelby! i loved answering the questions, so i'm glad its mutual. :)

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  5. I love the pictures Eva! :) and also thanks for taking the time to answer our questions! :)

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    1. thank you, Gavriel! my pleasure - thank you for asking them!

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  6. Oh my goodness, I didn't even see this post until today! Gosh. Well, anyhow, this Q&A is awesome! Such good questions and good answers. Also, you are GORGEOUS. Just saying. I love that scarf! :) "i spent last summer keeping a diary and learning how to just bleed my thoughts into the paper rather than writing them.... so when i started writing posts in my new style i had no thought of readers or opinions." < Let me just say... this is absolutely beautiful. This is the way everyone should be inspired to write. You'll always know that what you write comes straight from your heart. And your readers recognize that too, and love you for it. I don't think there is anything more true and genuine than creating art out of pure love and desire. <3 This post has inspired me. Thank you. :D

    love,
    Abbiee

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