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An Introduction

October 17, 2012

Charlotte Ahlin ’15

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Description of the first image

An 11-panel illustration.

  1. Charlotte is sketching, right-handed, looking down at the paper.
  2. She looks up.
  3. Charlotte waves and says, "Hi! I'm Charlotte. Well, I'm a drawing of Charlotte."
  4. She's thinking of what to say. "Um..."
  5. I'm from Manhattan. (Drawing of a pigeon.)
  6. And I enjoy drawing, (stick drawing of a person, the sun, a small animal, and the word "art")
  7. and reading, (under the covers, reading by flashlight)
  8. writing, (writing words left-handed; "and I'm actually left-handed, those first few panels are misleading")
  9. acting, (a thespian holds up a skull)
  10. and traveling. (A mosque or temple by the seaside.)
  11. My sleeping pattern isn't the greatest. (Charlotte looks tired and grumpy next to a little bird singing cheerfully.)

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Description of the second image

A drawing with 2 parts.

  1. And I love Oberlin! (Charlotte in front of Finney Chapel.)
  2. Well, there's your brief introduction to set this blog safely off on its maiden voyage. Stop by next time. Until then, fair winds and good sailing! (A small boat with a square sail. There is a figurehead on the bow, which might be Charlotte.)

Responses to this Entry

I had such a hard time figuring out how you made leggings into a crop top until I saw the photo but this is so awesome! And ingenius. (Have you visited the free store yet? I have a feeling you're going to really love it :D)

Also hi Ginger you're BEAUTIFUL! More dogs on the blogs, please!

Posted by: Ma'ayan on October 8, 2015 11:46 AM

I love this! I played piano for years too! I remember staying inside and practicing while my friends were out doing stuff. It was hard to stay seated at the piano while I knew I wanted to go do other things. But it paid off in the end. I ended up getting a scholarship for my ability and it helped ease the burden of tuition. Keep up the great work!!

Posted by: Annabelle Smyth on October 8, 2015 3:02 PM

I love this post! I definitely went through similar phases with violin--I had a whole Miley Cyrus thing I was into in middle school, but could never fully walk away from Bach. And that first picture is HILARIOUS. I was Marie Antoinette for Halloween in 5th grade so I can relate to the weirdness. :)

Posted by: Calley Pierce on October 8, 2015 9:00 PM

Oh gosh YES YES YES to Brain Pickings. Have you seen the accompanying Literary Jukebox tumblr? It is SO. PRIME.

Posted by: Tanya on October 9, 2015 10:08 PM

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