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.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The Dreaded Tinder Phase


Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”-Rumi
Oh gosh, I don't even know where to begin lol. It's such a cringey phase! Tinder itself is not all that evil. But the kind of person I was while using the app is just sad. So right after my ex left me, I was devastated. I was very confused. I was just a pitiful creature of hate, anger, and loneliness. On the outside I have my shit together, I don't want my family to worry too much. A part of me have accepted that this is just another part of life that everyone goes through and I just wanted to show that I am coping well.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Hello Blog!


Seriously, it's been a while. I got an email the other day from my web hosting provider letting me know that I need to renew my plan. I didn't even think twice but paid it as soon as I can. Only afterwards I thought to myself, "but I haven't updated in ages, do I really want to use this?". Anyhow, this is why I decided to update.
It's crazy how hard to keep maintenance of blog these days thanks to Instagram and Snapchat (and other social networking sites). It just doesn't make sense to blog anymore.

I think the main reason I stopped blogging is that after my break up with my last ex, I just got paranoid about my privacy and kept to myself. I even changed instagram accounts. It's only been four months since my last post but I feel tons have changed about me. Looking back, I do know I've grown so much. I still have the same struggles but I have direction now, and tbh, having direction is the best re-start I could ever ask.