Thursday, 22 February 2018

Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds

Lately, I've been surrounding myself with positivity and learning more about true nature of man. One of the most helpful films that has compiled all these beautiful knowledge is Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds by Daniel Schmidt. Honestly, as much as I want to review the film I just find myself speechless and unable to put to words the experience. I'm only compelled to share it here. In hopes that maybe spread awareness and document how deeply this movie have touched me.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Hello 2018

2017 had been such a transformative year for me. Most growth I've experienced in just one year. What more to unfold? The unpredictable life is the most natural thing, and yet we grasp for control. I want to surrender this control and just let dharam run its course. We know this deep inside, yet to practice is so hard..

This 2018 I shall take it easy with myself. Full acceptance and acknowledgement of my flaws and desires, then I shall surrender these things too. Transcend them hopefully and be more present and of service to other people. To love more and see love in all.
"You see, for all life is an act of faith and an act of gamble. The moment you take a step, you do so on an act of faith because you don't really know that the floor's not going to give under your feet. But this is the most powerful thing that can be done: surrender. So, that's quite mad because you see, it's letting things get out of control. All sensible people keep things in control. So, actually, therefore, in the course of wisdom, what is really sensible, is to let go, is to commit oneself, to give oneself up and that's quite mad. So we come to the strange conclusion that in madness lies sanity" - Alan Watts

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Plant Mum Yapo

I guess I'm a plant mommy now too. Hello to this little one~ Crassula Ovata 🌿 //Jade plant

My room receives no natural light at all during winter and this little one requires full sun. Having frogs do help because I have both red & UV lamp that stimulates plant growth 🌲🌲 now I may seem like I know what I'm talking about but I have killed many succulents before, so yeah, I'm diving in once again, this time with more research 🙈

Thursday, 30 November 2017

A Fairy's Tale

It's amazing how much love we can pour into our art. I have never excperienced true joy from drawing until I decided to put care on each little detail. I worked on this for 3 nights. There's a lot of room for improvement but I acknowledge this is the current stage where I am.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Botanical Collection

Some drawings I made last weekend. I have recently picked up watercolour again. This time around I've been able to somewhat be consistent doing this hobby. I think I was finally able to rech a point where I can comfortably manipulate the brush, colour and water. I'm no longer disappointed with the results. I think having the right tools helped me so much. Ever since I started using Sakura Pigma Micron pen in 005, my line art no longer bleeds and really changed the game for me. Having appropriate brush sizes too, I realised watercolour can be time consuming on larger piece so I've been focusing on smaller pieces and the brushes that comes with my watercolour palatte was just not small enough or holds too much water.

It's very encouraging that I get messages from mutuals and readers saying that I have motivated them to pick up drawing again. I guess they kind of see my progress?

Friday, 24 November 2017

Moleskine x Kindle

Hello, all. Yapo is highly impressed! I've been using my Kindle since I got it and with my tiny hands it's still awkward to hold on its own. I wanted a cover/case that will be more solid to hold, multi-purpose and not worry that my sweat would stain its white exterior. This Moleskine came through. It feels like I'm really holding a book. It features a pocket size pad for jotting down notes. You can remove it for less bulk then you'll have access to a sleeve compartment for notes, receipts, and the likes.
Another thing I love about this is, since I've been drawing a lot with watercolour recently, I can replace the notepad with any A6 (post card) sized watercolour pad and it'll be the perfect reading & art travel companion. I think we're all aware how inspiring books can be and this allows me to remember quotes, any ideas, inspiration, and questions.

This cover also features a very plush interior. Soft to touch and high standard quality as what you would expect from Moleskine. As you can see on the photos, my Kindle isn't the perfect fit for this but I honestly don't mind, as the leather fits really snug and tight. It just gives me room to slide in a pen on the space left above.

Perhaps the only thing its lacking, in my opinion, is that the design could've been more versatile in regards with writing orientation, I use my left hand and this means my palms would rest on top of my Kindle when writing or drawing something. You could argue that I could just rotate the whole thing but, yeah doesn't sit right with the OCD with me. Hmm, another request I guess would be more colour selection!
 Overall, this Kindle case perfectly met my needs and despite my few cons, I'd still recommend it!

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Kindle Paperwhite

Back in college/uni, I used to cut classes a lot. Some days I don't to go to school completely. I would hang out at bookstores ALL day to read whatever I can get my hands on. Mostly young-adult fiction. I'd sit down on the floor in some hidden corner of the shop and lose track of time. From morning till 7 in the evening. I honestly finished a lot of books but very rarely bought any (student piss poor life). I think it's one of the best memories I have though. Of course skipping classes are terrible and I wouldn't recommend it. Let's just say I'm the type of learner that doesn't learn by listening to lectures or memorising boring factual textbooks. I need to be stimulated first, and reading books written by strangers who's imagination and vocabulary ran wild stimulates me as fuck.