Making Art for the Environment// I’M BACK??

I haven’t posted in some ten days. Welp.

So… Hello.

I know I’ve been terrible blogger # 1, but what’s a couple posts less in your reader? Right??

Anyway, here I am, freshened up and better than ever! I’m really excited to come out of my little hole and see the blogging world anew and go on a crazy blogging spree this month! Fun, eh? Continue reading “Making Art for the Environment// I’M BACK??”

Using Gems in Your Zentangle// An Unprofessional Tangler’s Guide

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I had seen gems being used in zentangle since forever, and I finally decided to try it out. It used to look so complicated to make, but once I started, I realized that I was mistaken.

See that picture up there? That was the first gemdala (termed by me) that I made and actually liked. Since then, I have obsessively drawn, coloured and used gems in my zentangle like a hyperactive lunatic. Which I am, of course. Sometimes.

As I did it, I couldn’t help but notice that my way of drawing gemstones was different from the tutorials online. Seemingly simpler, too. That’s why today, I’m going to show you how draw them and how you can use them in your zentangle. Continue reading “Using Gems in Your Zentangle// An Unprofessional Tangler’s Guide”

Mandala Photoshoot {Featuring the Elf’s Most Recent Mandalas}

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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!

Continue reading “Mandala Photoshoot {Featuring the Elf’s Most Recent Mandalas}”

Zentangle: What is it?

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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.

Well, you get the point. Continue reading “Zentangle: What is it?”

Introducing Seashell, a Free Handmade Font+ Download!

Yesterday, I created my first font, that I am now releasing to the public.

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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.

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The Glyphs

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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:

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Thinking of downloading my font?
Have you ever made your own?
Do you like my mockups?

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Beginning Hand Lettering

I always used to be in a muddle when it came to hand lettering.

I had calligraphy pens, but I couldn’t find the ink. I had brush pens, but they were lost. I didn’t know what kind of paper to use and, the biggest problem of all, I didn’t know how to letter in the first place.

So I made a few desperate attempts by browsing all over youtube, looking for sharpie lettering tutorials and trying to use 3 mm pens to somehow miraculously succeed. But everything was a major FAIL.

Then, I remembered some genius (I’m sorry I don’t remember WHICH genius) who had sketched out some lettering using a pencil. I didn’t really realize it then, but the letters had thick lines when the strokes went down and relatively thinner lines when the strokes went up. So I hastily grabbed a piece of paper and tried it out. And that’s what I’ve been following till now. Continue reading “Beginning Hand Lettering”

A Guide to Gifting a Potterhead

Birthday presents can put you in a fix.

Sometimes, it’s profoundly exasperating and sometimes, there’s so much to choose from you dunno what to choose. 🙄

But if your birthday victim is a Potterhead, here are some things that they will want… as opposed to the things you can ACTUALLY give them. Continue reading “A Guide to Gifting a Potterhead”

Interview Swap with Mirra@ A Young Writer’s Dream

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On February 12th, 2017, my friend Mirra started a blog, A Young Writer’s Dream. When I suggested for us to do this post, she gladly agreed. And so, after much planning, I’m going to answer some questions she has laid out.


What is your favorite writing style?

I can’t decide which I like better between prose and verse, but I do enjoy writing fiction set in the realistic world.

Why do you like blogging?

What can I say? A blog is a site on the web that can lead people straight to a corner of your mind. That explains about it all.

How does writing a blog make you feel?

Actually, I don’t feel very ecstatic, because I’ve been running this blog for four years. Neither do I feel afraid to hit the Publish button, because I’ve done it plenty of times. I publish something if I think it’s worth, and that’s all I need. No extra emotions necessary.

I’ve noticed that your blog designs keep changing, which I really like, but how do your other readers feel about this?

I haven’t really asked people about this matter, nor has anyone given me their opinion. I just do it because I think I can make my blog more pleasing to look at. I guess I like my blog better when it’s just the way I want it to be.

Which blogs do you recommend to other bloggers out there?

Ooh, this is a tough one.

A Barefoot Gal has stuck to my follower list for quite a while. My aunt writes really well too, and she has published some of her writings at I TOT I TOT. There’s A Young Writer’s Dream, with almost daily posts, and some more of my friends’ sites of which I have posted here before. Meh, I’m not going to bombard this place with links.

How do you like having your blog laid out?

I personally think that my blog should have an airy feel, but no shortage of content. I don’t want it messy and muddled up, so I prefer simple fonts rather than curvy scripts.

Who inspired you to begin blogging?

This blog wasn’t actually started by meMy dad began it when I knew nothing about blogging as a place for my travel diary entries and maintained it for a year or two and then I took charge. Now, everything from the post writing to the designing to the publishing is done by me.


That is all!
In the meantime, I have a question for you…

How do you like it when I change my themes from time to time?

Does it make your feel comfortable, or do you like seeing something different?

>>CLICK TO SEE MIRRA’S ANSWERS TO MY QUESTIONS<<


Until next time!

~Mukta@ Born Free

I’m in the Wuzzing Contest

The Wuzzing Contest is an Art Lab creation. But this time, it isn’t a work of art. It’s a contest to create your own mythical creature. And guess what, I entered.

Now the contest is closed, and the voting has begun. You can head over to their post and vote for your fav Wuzzing. All of them are really cool, and they’re all worth taking a look at even if you don’t plan to vote. So stop reading my post and go over to theirs!

~Mukta@ Born Free

Graphic Design Madness

Another year come and gone.
This is something I designed on Canva. The end of the year is drawing closer, so this is like a flashback onto all the seasons gone by. Take a look!

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If you haven’t heard of Canva before, you should check it out. It is a graphic designing software which is easy to use and undoubtedly fun.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CANVA WEBSITE

What do you think about my designing? Have you ever used Canva before?

~ Mukta@ Born Free