“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
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”.
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
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