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Writing 101 Assignment on Vignettes – Why It’s Been Such A Challenge To Me Thursday, September 24, 2015

The word VIGNETTES is not in my vocabulary. It is not a word I would ever use. It doesn’t feel comfortable to me.
I am almost positive I hadn’t used the word in any form when my mind was at it’s best.
It’s a word that confuses me.
My mind sometimes has a “MIND” Of it’s Own.
It make certain things seem harder than they really are.
No matter how many posts I read about Vignettes the more my mind refused to open and accept. I can’t  explain what I am dealing with or why it is so difficult,

I am going to tell you what I have done concerning this word. Some of my research.
A few months ago, shortly after I started this blog I kept seeing posts about vignettes.
All I saw was knick knacks and other items being arranged on mantles, in bookcases and every other imaginable place.  I call it decorating.

So I did what I always do and looked the word up.
I found these definitions of the word.  Google Search.
I am going to Copy And Paste them here.

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vi·gnette
vinˈyet/
noun
plural noun: vignettes
  1. 1.
    a brief evocative description, account, or episode.
  2. 2.
    a small illustration or portrait photograph that fades into its background without a definite border.
verb
3rd person present: vignettes
  1. 1.
    portray (someone) in the style of a vignette.

Vignette | Define Vignette at Dictionary.com

dictionary.reference.com/browse/vignette

Dictionary.com

vignette. [vin-yet] /vɪnˈyɛt/ a decorative design or small illustration used on the title page of a book or at the beginning or end of a chapter. an engraving, drawing, photograph, or the like that is shaded off gradually at the edges so as to leave no definite line at the border.

Vignette | Definition of vignette by Merriam-Webster

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vignette

Merriam‑Webster

Full Definition of VIGNETTE. 1. : a running ornament (as of vine leaves, tendrils, and grapes) put on or just before a title page or at the beginning or end of a chapter; also : a small decorative design or picture so placed. 2.

Last but not least:

Vignette (literature)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other uses, see Vignette (disambiguation).

In theatrical script writing, sketch stories, and poetry, a liter oligarchy Vignette is a short impressionistic scene that focuses on one moment or gives a trenchant impression about a character, idea, setting, or object.[citation needed] This type of scene is more common in recent postmodern theater, where less emphasis is placed on adhering to the conventions of theatrical structure and story development. Vignettes have been particularly influenced by contemporary notions of a scene as shown in film, video and television scripting. It is also a part of something bigger than itself: for example, a vignette about a house belonging to a collection of vignettes or a whole story, such as The House On Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros.

A blog can provide a form of vignette.[1]

END OF THE DEFINITIONS.
The definitions confused me  because none of the bloggers were writing stories or scenes.
Their scenes were decorations.
I figured out what they were talking about only from the photos themselves. In all of the blogs they focused on different settings /decorating styles.

I saved everything from the first search.
In the folder were 2 other files.
All Things Heart And Home had a post called Creating Fall Vignettes.

Creating Fall Vignettes~Why I do it…

Copied and Pasted:

How do you guys feel about the word vignette? Someone once told me that they hated that word. CREATING FALL VIGNETTES~WHY I DO IT…d I don’t know, maybe you’re not a fan either but I bet you’re a fan of the meaning!  The dictionary says (among other things) that a vignette is : “any small endearing scene”.”

Now that made sense. ”
Sort of.

fall vignettesThat is Robin’s Fall Vignette. It is beautiful.
To me it is a fall scene. She decorated for fall.
I can’t  grasp the word Vignette.
The second post I saved was this one:

HOW TO CREATE A VIGNETTE {DO IT YOURSELF DECORATING}

http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/meet-beth

The word “vignette” can mean a short literary sketch, or a technique you apply to photos. But in decorating, a vignette is a small grouping of objects that creates a pleasing focal point and “tells a story”. I love vignettes because they are an affordable way to bring charm, character, and life to any space. Today I’m going to teach you some simple tips and tricks that you can apply today to help create gorgeous vignettes throughout your home’s interior. Let’s get started!”

how to create a vignette in decorating
Those to me are Vignettes.
I got that part.

I don’t understand why everyone wants to use the word Vignette.
It sounds FAKE to me.

Today while searching for ideas I even found a BLOG called :

All About Vignettes
http://allaboutvignettes.blogspot.com/

My Shabby Deskh
On to our assignment: I have read how tos. On the subject of writing one:
ttp://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Vignette

How to Write a Vignette

Four Parts:Preparing to Write the VignetteBrainstorming Ideas for the VignetteWriting the VignetteVignette Help

The word “vignette” originates from the French word “vigne”, which means “little vine”.[1] A vignette can be a “little vine” of a story, like a snapshot with words. A good vignette is short, to the point, and packed with emotions.
Understand the purpose of a vignette. A vignette should express a certain moment, mood, aspect, setting, character, or object. Most of all, it should be short, but descriptive.

  • In terms of length, a vignette is typically 800-1000 words. But it can be as short as a few lines, or under 500 words.[2]
  • A vignette will usually have 1-2 short scenes, moments, or impressions about a character, an idea, a theme, a setting, or an object.”It’s getting clearer.
    My mind was grasping the assignment.
    Until I went to write :
    Fibro Fog or whatever you want to call it….
    I forgot what I was suppose to do.

    All I can see are the photos and the mantles and desk tops……

    Here is a Vignette.

    I am still at a loss for the moment.
    Clarity may come. Or it may not.

    Sarah

Author:

My real name is Debra (Debbie Sue). Sarah is a nickname given to me in high school. My husband has always called me that so here in Florida It's all I am known by. I was born and raised in Illinois. My son and I moved to Colorado in 1982. I taught school for 17 years. Then I ran a homeschooling/preschool/daycare until 2006 when I moved to Florida after my son, Bobby died suddenly. He was almost 26. Danny and I live and work at a state park here. I miss the mountains and climate of Colorado. I miss snow and the four seasons. I miss Bobby.

18 thoughts on “Writing 101 Assignment on Vignettes – Why It’s Been Such A Challenge To Me Thursday, September 24, 2015

  1. There is a lot of nice information on Vignettes, Sarah. I like Robin’s vignette.

    I wish you a wonderful weekend.

    Please say my hello to Danny.
    How is his project going?

    LOve and light ❤

    Anand 🙂

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    1. What I just don’t get is you see so many women bloggers post about this vignette and that one. What happened to the good old : Fall or Halloween Centerpiece or Mantle Piece?
      Describe the piece.
      I shouldn’t let it bother me.
      Smiling at that. Because IT DOES.
      Have a great week,

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  2. You certainly weren’t the only one who researched this thoroughly and still didn’t understand. I took the easiest route and chose “you won’t believe this” (as was suggested). I still don’t understand. Cheri admitted many of us were baffled.

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    1. Somehow I “Trashed”The comment about you not being able to write about that week except for the facts.
      Don’t asked me how I did that.
      I do silly things like it all the time.
      When I first got on Facebook, 5 years ago, I wrote about Hell Week.
      At time time I wrote it , it had been 3 years since Bobby died. I had never Dealt with it. I had never talked about it except with Danny, a lot early on and then less and less.
      I was working at the park between 50 and 70 hours a week. Keeping the same schedule as Danny plus doing my assigned Campground/Day Use duties for free utilities.

      I couldn’t stop.
      The work kept me busy.
      Almost everyone On FB were angel moms and dads.
      That made it easier.
      Easier overall. Talking about that week or any of those first months were hard.
      Yesterday, I felt emotional but distant which surprised me.
      Justine has only been gone for a year.
      It is still too “NEW” for you.
      I don’t like the word new but can’t think of another word.

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    2. This may be a duplicate . Not sure if the other one ever went through.Slow Internet.
      omehow I “Trashed”The comment about you not being able to write about that week except for the facts.
      Don’t asked me how I did that.
      I do silly things like it all the time.
      When I first got on Facebook, 5 years ago, I wrote about Hell Week.
      At time time I wrote it , it had been 3 years since Bobby died. I had never Dealt with it. I had never talked about it except with Danny, a lot early on and then less and less.
      I was working at the park between 50 and 70 hours a week. Keeping the same schedule as Danny plus doing my assigned Campground/Day Use duties for free utilities.

      I couldn’t stop.
      The work kept me busy.
      Almost everyone On FB were angel moms and dads.
      That made it easier.
      Easier overall. Talking about that week or any of those first months were hard.
      Yesterday, I felt emotional but distant which surprised me.
      Justine has only been gone for a year.
      It is still too “NEW” for you.
      I don’t like the word new but can’t think of another word.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Sarah, you have researched it so well! I can’t thank you enough for sharing your research. Until I read this I was unsure of my take on the concept but now that I have read through your research on the topic, I think I have done justice to the assignment!
    And I also want to say how proud I am that you didn’t let that mental block stop you from posting! Bravo my dear!
    I absolutely enjoyed the pictures too especially the fall one!
    Keep writing! 🙂
    Lots of love, hugs, encouragement and respect to you! ❤

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