Put Some Ink on that Page

Put Some Ink on that Page

“Drawing is exercise for the restless imagination”
– Tim Burton

I believe I have found some inspiration to get back into my art.  I have been longing to draw again but I didn’t have the motivation.  Finally, I found something to bring back my spark to hold that pencil once again.

Something was telling me to login into my old art account and so I did. I looked at my old artwork and it was really making me miss drawing.  I was browsing around and came by this artist, Kerby Rosanes and WOW … I just fell in love with his work.  This particular piece was what really took my breath away.  I noticed that it was drawn on both pages of a moleskin journal and this really inspired me to do the same!  I have been out of the drawing world for so long so why not start on a small scale and draw on a Read more

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

Just like that, Christmas has already come and gone.  All those days of frantically shopping and fighting elbows to buy gifts seem like such a blur and kind of feel like it didn’t even happen.  How quickly things happen and you don’t even realize it.

Now the year is almost at an end and a new year is about to start.  I don’t know what the new year is going to hold.  This 2017 year in particular has been a strange and difficult one for me and now I try not to think too much about what the future holds.  I know it is ultimately up to me on how to mold my future but still there’s always that anxiety and mental stress that comes along with it.  It’s inevitable. I do have a couple plans here and there but we’ll see how things are when the year starts.

I do have a couple of typical goals (as I feel there should be at least some goals so that one has SOMETHING to look forward to and strive for) that I would like to try.  They are only goals at that as I know that sometimes things don’t follow through as planned.  That’s why I don’t call them “resolutions” anymore.  I feel like there’s so much pressure in using that word and the rep it has does cause failure in actually achieving them, at least it does for me.

  • Start doing some yoga

    This is not just for exercise and trying to be fit and all that.  It goes much more deeper than that for me. I like that idea of learning to breathe and put yourself in a calmer state and be “zen”. 
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  • Anticipated Reading

    Anticipated Reading

    So for the most part of this year I have been more in touch with reading.  Like I have said before in a previous entry,  my time to really sit down and read has been limited but I have really put more effort into this year, taking whatever time I DO have to read whatever is on my pending reading list. I even bought a couple of books just so I have something on my ebook reader and it will make me want to read and not waste my money by it just sitting there.  Plus, that ebook reader was a gift from my husband for Mother’s Day because he knew that I used to love reading so much and he wanted me to continue that passion.  I love him so much.  In turn for Father’s Day, I bought him one too!  He was never normally a reader but over the years he started reading more and found the joy of being engulfed in a book!  He even read more books than me at one point and I was hilariously quite surprised by it.  So why not share in that passion together?  I got him his Kobo e-reader and he was so excited and happy when I put a couple of books in there that he had been wanting to read for quite some time.

    I had set myself a goal for this year to read at least four books by the end of the year.  I know it doesn’t seem like much AT ALL in comparison to avid readers out there but I wanted to set a realistic goal for myself knowing that my time to read is limited.  Now, not only did I read four books, I surpassed it by three books so SEVEN books in total!!  Now, mind you, a couple of them were Audiobooks but it’s still a win for me because it’s still books that I never would otherwise have been able to read.  Read more

    Curl Up with A Blanket

    Curl Up with A Blanket

    The title says just that. I want to curl up with a blanket in this cold weather with a hot cup of coffee and read.  I have to say, that is one of the things I miss most about having some extra free time.  My free time is only at nights when my son is asleep and by that time, I just want to sleep.

    I miss reading a good book though.  I still get to read once in a while but I can’t fully engage myself in a book because I just always end up dozing off.  I am in the middle of 3 or 4 current books at the moment and each are equally good that it’s hard to concentrate on just one.  I am trying to find my specific tastes in books and I have to say it’s not that easy.  My mind wants to be open to numerous genres and that’s probably a good thing.

    I also started listening to audiobooks since I have longer commutes to and from work and honestly, that’s helped a lot.  It’s not just the story that makes a good book but when it comes to audiobooks in particular, the narrator makes A BIG DIFFERENCE.  Read more