Alison Eluch* Kay Haney

Maees govannen, mellon! Or if you don't know Elvish, 'Well met, friend!' I am 15 years old and I am a Junior in High School. I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. Traditionally starting out with the 'stick-figure' stage! But as I got older my brother taught me most of what I know about drawing. My mother helped me as well with shading and such. I took Art in 8th grade for my first semester, but I had drama the next semester so I didn't take the whole class. I wish I could have though. I am going to take Art my Junior and Senior years so that I hopefully may improve my talent. I am very interested in The Arts (Art, Music, Theatre) if you couldn't tell. MUSIC being one of my biggies! I have done Band since 6th grade. I have done it ever since. I play Flute, Piccolo, Piano, and Keyboard. I play Piccolo for Marching Band, Flute for Concert Band, and Piano/Keyboard for Pep Band and Jazz Band. I am in our High School Marching Band, and I am going to continue doing it all of my High School years. Freshman year was my first year in Marching Band, and I had so much fun! For our trip Sohpomore year, we got to go to Canada, and I saw so many things that inspired me for Art. Theatre is also another thing I love. My brother has done so many plays at his Junior College and it has shown me just how much I love it! I haven't had a chance to be in a play yet, but hopefully I will someday. I am very into Lord Of The Rings because it was a story I had grown up with all my life. I've read The Hobbit, and attempted to read The Trilogy, but had a hard time with it. So really, I only know the books by what my family told me.....which would be just about.....EVERYTHING! I like to draw a lot of things from that series. I also am into Harry Potter, though I really like to read them more than drawing characters. I have attempted some though, perhaps I'll do more sometime. My brother and I have been working on a book for about 7 to 8 years now, mainly because we have done some major tweaking here and there throughout the storyline! We STILL have not completed it! We have a fantasy/sci-fi theme for it and we have MOUNDS of pictures we have done for the book. The book title is 'Imara: The Search For Hope'. I hope to go to College and get a degree in one of The Arts. I don't know which one yet, but I will someday. I hope you enjoy my part of the woods. *Note: I WILL NOT, I repeat, WILL NOT tolerate ANY rude comments. If you have foul language, or put down my art, etc., your comments will be deleted. Or as the great Viggo Mortensen said in 'The Return Of The King'..........'YOU WILL SUFFER ME!' So please keep your nasty little comments to yourself. 'If you can't say nothing nice, don't say nothing at all.'* Now I must leave you. Namarie, Mellon. (Farewell, Friend.)