Saturday, February 24, 2018

Which Melinda at age 15?

Help! Which Melinda seems the most believable? Number 1 or number 2? She is only 15, and I need it for my lapbook activity.
Thanks for your help! Okay, I went ahead and changed the eye color to blue-gray.
Now what do you think?

NUMBER 1
 
 NUMBER 2
And just so you get a sense of age, and how it's tough to tell just by looking, here is a picture of Andi from Long Ride Home. She's twelve, right? Well, Jessica was sixteen when I took this picture. She looks very young!
So, the #1 Melinda--to me--does not look 13, not by a long shot. *smile*

46 comments:

  1. #1. I think of Milenda almost like a model, but the second one might go a little too far with how she looks. The first one looks a little too childish at first but once you put blue eyes on her it looks perfect. Definitely #1 I'd say.

    ~Leah

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  2. #1. But I think you should use the Melinda you have in the "Andis Family" page instead....

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    1. Well, I can't do that. Sorry! That is a picture from a TV show, so I can't use it on anything "official," like my lapbooks that people will be buying. Believe me, I wish I could!

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  3. The 2nd one, I think. Both pictures are really nice, though...

    ~Ellen

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  4. #2 She looks older then #1:)

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  5. Thanks. And of course . . . I should have known that it would be divided. *LOL*

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  6. I think #1, and here's why: while Melinda has always been ladylike, she used to race horses with Andi, and even go fishing on occasion. I also think that #2 is just a little too serious for her character, and, if she was only 15, she probably wouldn't have worn her hair up yet, since she wasn't "out" in society. Besides that, the floppy hat, daisies, and the smile are too cute to pass up.
    Emily

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  7. Number 2, I think. She looks more like she's fifteen in that one. :) I do like both, tricky decision.

    -Sadie S.

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  8. I definitely like #2 better, #1 looks a bit too childish i think.

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  9. Definitely #1. The comment about wearing her hair up (it looks too modern)is right on. Number 1 also reflects her personality.

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  10. You guys are killing me!
    I think the comment from Emily and Colleen Reece have merit. And a fifteen-year-old in the 1800s would look young. Think of Anne in Anne of Green Gables. At the Christmas party somebody (maybe Diana?) couldn't wait to turn 16 so she could wear her hair "up." (or maybe it was 18?). So, since I'm back to square one, I think I'm going to go with #1.

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  11. I know you already chose. I like #1, it almost looks to young, but #2 just doesn't look right.

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    1. Actually, #1 looks older than what my daughter looked at 15. :-)
      It's a bummer to look "young" at 15 and 16, but I'll tell you what. It pays off when you're 30. They used to think my daughter was a teen mother in her twenties.
      And Jessica (cover girl) could play a teen Andi when she was in her 20s. I think for the Courageous Love cover, Jessica might have been 25 (and pregnant). Go figure.
      So, if you think #1 looks too young, that is not a good reason to not like it. :-)
      Just which picture looks more like Melinda.

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    2. I still like #1 better. #2 looks like she is wearing make-up and it makes her look to perfect. And her hair is more gold in #1 then #2 (#2 is brown).

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  12. I vote #1 because her hair is the right color. :D

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  13. I think number 1 looks more like Melinda. I also seem to recall that you were supposed to be sixteen or older to wear your hair up in the 1800s, and most ladies and girls wore hats outside, so I think 1 is more believable for those reasons. Anyway, I thik either one would work, but 1 is my favorite.

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  14. OK, so, this was really hard. #1 looks more Melinda because of the golden hair. Once you picture her with blue eyes, she looks a lot like Melinda. . .as a thirteen-year-old. #2 looks like a fifteen-year-old, but really serious, and not as I picture Melinda. So, I've voted for #1, because it is much more "Melinda." She's SO pretty! And I think once you put blue eyes in, she will look older. . .if that one wins.

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  15. Okay, everybody. I revised the post. I gave Melinda #1 the blue eyes. I also put up a picture of Andi from Long Ride Home (age 12). But Jessica (cover girl) is 16 when I took the picture (see how young she looks?). The picture of Melinda #1 looks way older than 12 or 13.

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    1. I am very glad I went with #1. This is anonymous who commented above. I hope #1 is Melinda!!! She looks just like I imagined her!!! :0 :)

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    2. I agree with Anonymous above. Number 1 IS Melinda. (Smile.)

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  16. I like 2 better because she looks too young in number 1.
    -Patience

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  17. That makes me like #1 even better! Definitely #1. I think #2 makes her look too old. I'm sure she wasn't that flawless either. She gives me the creeps a little. Not like a 15 year old girl in the 1880s

    ~Leah

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    1. I think #1 looks like Melinda. Kind of off topic, but #2 reminds me of Katherine, because I kind of picture her as the beautiful, rebellious one (which she was!), and she did try to grow up too fast, and probably tried to wear her hair up before she was old enough, (like someone else commented, you had to be around 17-18 to wear your hair up). That's just my 2 cents though. :-)

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  18. Mrs. M: I think number 1 looks a lot like Melinda, but the blue eyes seem me to stand out a lot in the brown-tinted picture. It looks like the blue eyes didn't get the same treatment as the rest of the picture. :) I don't know how you changed the eyes to blue from the original, but is there a way to tint the blue eyes brown to match the rest of the picture? I'm not trying to be picky, it just sort of jumped out at me! :)

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    1. Her eyes were brown/hazel originally. :-)

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    2. Okay! That makes more sense now.

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  19. I would say #1, for reasons stated above. They are both very pretty, in different ways, but I think the first one matches Melinda's personality nicely.

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  20. Yes, Mrs. Marlow, I think that #1 looks wonderful, especially since it sounds like Melinda NEVER goes anywhere without a hat, and picking flowers looks just like her. Sorry I went with #2 originally. I'm looking forward to the lapbooks!

    ~Ellen

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    1. For goodness sake, Ellen, no need to apologize. I had #2 in the lapbook but then got to rethinking it myself, so that's why I threw them up on the blog.

      Do you do the lapbooks with the books? I finished Andi Dreams of Gold and Andi Far from Home (the lapbooks). Yay!

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    2. Thanks, Mrs. Marlow. I do not download nor print out the lapbooks, but I enjoy looking through them and, more often than not, guessing successfully at the answers ;-). Are they (the lapbooks) ready now? The two that came out, "Andi Lassos Trouble" and "Andi to the Rescue" came out before the books did, so I looked through those back in October, but--painstakingly *wink*--restrained myself from peeking at the answers, though all the questions made me REALLY excited for the books (I don't know how though; I am so excited now I don't think anything can top it *smile*) Thanks again!

      ~Ellen

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    3. Oops...sorry; I guess I actually look through the activity pages; they're not the same thing, are they? Though I believe I DID get a lapbook (or a sample of it) through the newsletter. Sorry!

      ~Ellen

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    4. How did you see a lapbook? These are full color and they are NOT the free print-out activities that are on line. You must be looking at the Free Activity Guide.
      The lapbooks are HERE: https://circlecadventures.com/product/stepping-stones-lapbooks/

      If you scroll down you can see "Andi" holding a set of two finished lapbooks.

      Here are the Free Activity Pages: https://circlecadventures.com/stepping-stones-activty-pages/

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    5. sorry, the pictures of the characters is going in the full-color lapbook under a "Who Am I?" activity.

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    6. The lapbooks are finished now, but the activity pages have a long, long way to go. I just started on those. I have the questions finished and some vocabulary, but no activities finished.

      Lapbooks are way fun! I will email you a sample one sometime . . . if I remember.

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    7. Oops just saw your other comment. Okay, yes, you are right.

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  21. number 1, it is how I imagine that's how Melinda looks.

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  22. I think #1 looks more like Melinda. I originally thought #2, but I compared them and looked at them a little more, and I have changed my mind. :)

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  23. #2 looks the best like Melinda, the first one looks too young.

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  24. I like #2.#1 looks to young.��

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  25. definitaly #2! the first one she looks much to young to be the proper lady that she is!:D

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  26. I think #1 looks more like Melinda. Mostly because Melinda has blond hair and blue eyes. She does look a little to young though. The girl in #2 looks like she has a different personality then Melinda.

    ~Solly

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Let Andi know what you think!