ThornyEnglishRose's avatar
575 Watchers141.3K Page Views976 Deviations
Artist // Hobbyist // Literature
Badges
Super Albino: Llamas are awesome! (458)Super Albino: Llamas are awesome! (458)
birthdAy '10: decade of deviousness
Whiskers: Submitted to the April Fools' Day category
Double Delicious Cake: But only half the calories! (2)Double Delicious Cake: But only half the calories! (2)Double Delicious Cake: But only half the calories! (2)Double Delicious Cake: But only half the calories! (2)Double Delicious Cake: But only half the calories! (2)
I Heart DeviantArt Gear: Proud supporter of deviantGEAR
My Bio
I am romantic about childhood, and about past times. I love children's books, and my favourites include Watership Down, Little Women, The Secret Garden and many by Roald Dahl. I'm also a great fan of the Brontë sisters, and Jane Eyre is right up there with those children's classics.

I like a lot of things, such as history (especially the Tudor family story and Boudica) and historical fiction, legends and fairytales (witches rule), poetry, art, the history of art, animals and nature.

DA-wise, I have perhaps become best known of a writer of children's fiction, but sometimes I try other things as well. I've also received a certain amount of praise for my ghost stories. We have an awesome community here, so friendly and encouraging, and I try to be a part of that. This being the case, feel free to ask me anything (within reason), and thank you so much for visiting my page.

Favourite Visual Artist
Michelangelo, Monet, Matisse.
Favourite Movies
Jurassic Park, Psycho, Little Women (1994).
Favourite TV Shows
Extreme Ghostbusters, The Addams Family, Blackadder, Bucky O'Hare.
Favourite Books
Watership Down, Little Women, Jane Eyre, The Witches, The Secret Garden...
Favourite Writers
Louisa M. Alcott, Roald Dahl, Sally Nicholls, the Brontë sisters and many more.
Other Interests
Children's books, poetry, history, art, history of art, toys and miniatures, tennis, the supernatural, animals/nature.

Statistics

Page Views141.3K
Deviations976
Watchers575
Watching148
Favourites2.8K
Comments Made12.9K
Comments Received1.3K

Watchers

575 Deviants

Watching

148 Deviants

Group Admin

1 Group

Group Member

20 Groups

Badges

463 Badges
Llama: Llamas are awesome! (1)
Give a Llama Badge
Cake: My, that's a delicious cake (1)Cake: My, that's a delicious cake (1)Cake: My, that's a delicious cake (1)Cake: My, that's a delicious cake (1)Cake: My, that's a delicious cake (1)Cake: My, that's a delicious cake (1)Cake: My, that's a delicious cake (1)Cake: My, that's a delicious cake (1)Cake: My, that's a delicious cake (1)Cake: My, that's a delicious cake (1)Cake: My, that's a delicious cake (1)Cake: My, that's a delicious cake (1)Cake: My, that's a delicious cake (1)
Give a Cake Badge
299 badges sent, 463 badges received:
Llama: Llamas are awesome!
Llama: Llamas are awesome!
Llama: Llamas are awesome!
Llama: Llamas are awesome!
Llama: Llamas are awesome!

Comments

I'm afraid I'm feeling pretty low myself at the moment! After teetering on the brink for a bit, my general feelings about life plummeted two days ago, thanks to one person who clearly has no idea how her manner can affect people; it's someone I work with, and she called and talked to - no, not to - at and over me in such a way that I've been thinking about it since and feel that I never want to try to communicate with her again. Telling you that is helping me rather than you - it does help to write things out, I find.


But I did complete a qualification in art history called a Postgraduate Certificate this year (I think I mentioned working on it in some of my journals). A couple of months ago I was awarded 'Pass with merit', which I was pretty happy with.


Good luck with your own endeavours. Sounds like hard work indeed!

Thank you. It sounds like a lot in your life is pretty up-in-the-air at the moment (I'd think it still is after a few days). Good luck with everything!

Thank you. I think trends are a bigger deal than they used to be, but I base that mostly on the way new books are very often marketed as 'for fans of' certain authors or franchises (e.g. Sally Green's latest, which I mentioned, is apparently 'for fans of Game of Thrones' [though I am not one]). I swear they never used to do that - they'd just let the genre speak for itself and let readers decide whether it's for them or not!

Very excited over here. If one doesn't indulge in such joys as one can at a time like this, one might as well not bother getting out of bed in the morning (actually, I didn't this morning - I felt so darn lethargic that I waited until pretty much the afternoon :blush: ).


I never offer to judge because I always think I might want to enter both categories - and this time I hope I actually manage to do so, since the only new target I can chase is placing twice!


Small goal for the donation pool this year! Looks like somebody surpassed it already. ;)