And one of the most awesome things about writing is talking about it. Spilling the beans all over the floor. You can talk to yourself, to people you trust, OR… You can do this super cool tag. Talk about options.
I was tagged by le awesome Rachel, who I sincerely thank. I am obliged to you, kind blogger.
I did a fair lot of writing, reached 80 followers, found some cool blogs, made myself a button, had some decent post ideas and got to unleash my poetic side by getting involved in NaPoWriMo. But then I thought… Why do people read the stuff I write? Many other bloggers have had this thought, and now it’s my turn. *shrugs*
There are some rather noticeable things about my blog. One thing is, my about page doesn’t reveal much about me. So I have decided it’s time for you to get to know me better. It’s time I told you who I am. Are you ready for the bumpiest mind-ride you’re ever going to have?Read More »
Ever since my last post, I’ve been randomly working on a few zentangle projects, only a little bit differently.
Presenting my four most recent zentangle cum mandalas, or as I like to call them, zendalas!
Zentangling is a meditative art technique that involves combining patterns to create a beautiful finished work. It is fun and relaxing and quite simple to master. The best part is, zentangling subconsciously immerses you into the process, making you temporarily unaware of the surroundings. It makes you willingly draw all your attention towards it. In other words, it is a creative form of meditation.
Was that really definitive? Ugh, I hate definitions.
Yesterday, I created my first font, that I am now releasing to the public.
Seashell has 73 glyphs and is free for personal use. You can use it on your websites and personal projects. I spent a great deal of time on this, drawing each letter and converting the finished alphabet into a font.
Now, I am not a professional font maker and used an online tool to make this font. But anyway, if you would like to give my font a try, download it below:
Thinking of downloading my font?
Have you ever made your own?
Do you like my mockups?
I know I’m insane as much as you do, but yes.
I don’t approve of new year resolutions because they don’t help me in any way.
The whole point of resolutions is to implement things that can make the year better. At least, that’s what most people think. But they don’t seem to figure that aiming at something too far to reach, especially when it is a resolution, is not very likely to be accomplished.
When you make unreachable promises, you become subject to sheer pressure. That makes you subconsciously think that it is a job. Now, resolutions are supposed to be things we want to do, not things we have to do. This pressure makes the task tedious, and WHO wants to do something excessively ambitious and boring?
It isn’t bad to have ambitious goals. But I have been wondering why people think change is only needed when the new year begins.
Every day is new.
A small, easy-to-accomplish goal set for each day is way better than an unreachable, overambitious new year resolution.
The dawn of a new day is worth celebrating. It is worth remembering that god has given us a precious life, of which every day is valuable. So why not give Him a promise, a resolution, that you will do something new everyday?
Learning something every day doesn’t mean pouring over school books, trying to scrape out something you don’t know to add to your brain’s contents. Doing something else, something you haven’t done before is also a part of learning.
So today, I resolve to
Do a bit of watercolor painting.
Practice hand lettering.
Hunt for new fonts.
Learn new Photoshop techniques.
New day resolutions don’t have to change your life. They just have to be things you want to include in your routine and will go against all odds to accomplish.
Will YOU resolve to do something today?
Have you ever been under serious resolution pressure?
I changed my blog design. Again. And that set me thinking… WHY did I change my previous ones? At a point of time, the design I had felt fresh and exciting, but I slowly grew out of it, and that forced me to change it over and over again. But I’m surprised at this: I CHANGED MY THEME FOR THE FIFTH TIME THIS YEAR.
Today, I’m going to review some of the headers I previously had and compare them with my new one. You ready?
You know what today is, don’t you? It’s April Fool’s Day, a day in which the world’s fools unite to pull out the sneakiest pranks on their friends and family.
Now, I very efficiently have realized that there is no point in trying to fool you guys, so in this post, I’m going to show you five of my fave April Fool pranks and jabber about HP fandom because HEY, IT’S FRED AND GEORGE’S BIRTHDAY, DID YOU FORGET???Read More »
I’m not sure whether I’m going to EXPLODE with excitement or drown with nervousness, but it’s a fact.
NaPoWriMo is here.
I know you very conveniently found out, owing to the title, but I put that in for the sake of extra drama.
In a frank jumble of words, NaPo is awesomely scary. For me, anyway. That’s because I am not, and will never be, able to force poetry out of myself. It just comes naturally, and though it doesn’t always turn out the way I expect it to, I can’t sit down and bully myself to write.
Most writers will have had that true and unavoidable experience.
I’m going to participate. Though no one is compelling me to and I’m scared out of my wits, I’m going to. The NaPo guys have poetry prompts every day, so it hopefully won’t be as terrifying and I expect, and as a NaPo newbie, I’d love to know what some more elderly (muhahaha the sarcasm) NaPo-ers find the April stress. Do you guys manage to get through it? HOW??
So here’s the page in which I’m going to be posting all my poems. I have a feeling that this month is not going to be quite as ordinary. Do you think so too?
And Mukta would like to give you assurance that she will try very hard to write a poem every day and Mukta will also be a loyal and faithful bloggy friend.
Mukta is a good elf, you see.
Are you going to participate in NaPoWriMo?
Do you find it difficult?
Can you elderly guys give me some survival tips??