Reflection

MARCH/APRIL REVIEW

March was a productive month for doodles. I got into the habit of carrying my sketchbook everywhere and it resulted in lots of page-filling. The extra day I gained after dropping my work hours has proven to have a positive outcome as well, so that was a good move. As much as I love taking the bus to work, it’s nice to have less travel time and more hours to do creative stuff.

The idea for the diary didn’t workout, though. Whenever I seemed to search for a day to look back on there was a missing entry. Turns out, that in almost every journal, March has always been the month with the least entries. It was really odd. The only conclusion I came to was that the month of March might be a bit of ‘come down’ month. January is most likely going to be filled with “hope” for the year, Februrary might still be quite exciting and you may have even added some new goals to the year, but by March a few things may have not gone to plan already and you might have started to give up on ideas or letting those New Years Resolutions slip. On the other hand, it could also mean that your life has been so exciting that you’ve simply not had the time to follow through a page-a-day of writing. Unfortunately, it’s probably more the former rather the latter.

These patterns below happened by accident. They originally began as biro-doodles, and whilst it’s how they appear to remain, it took a while to line the shaded areas and they are no longer just silly drawings to me. In fact, I actually like them very much. I was getting lazy with my sketch booklast year, so to see a completed page makes me feel quite prolific. That’s good. I think I like fig. 1 best. It reminds me of something sciencey; like little molecules of blood flowing through my veins or something like that. I might attempt more of these patterns in colour.

zara 1

Fig. 2

 

zara 3

Fig. 2

 

April is almost at an end and things seem to be panning out okay. I’ve got a few work-related plans that should change my life for the better if it all works out and I’ve got some good ideas for producing some work of exhibition standard. I need to think about getting an art CV together which is going to prove difficult seeing as I’ve not gained any academic qualifications in that field, nor have I ever had anything exhibited. I think if I put my mind to it then something positive will come out of all this nonsense.

Anyway, I’ve since created a new art page, which is bascially a mini side project for fun. It’s a space to share my limericks and loony characters… it’s a bit silly really. You can check that page out HERE.  I’m not even sure what makes a limerick great, and mine are quite childish to be honest, but I like creating the troupe, some of which are loosely based on people I know or have met at some point in my life.

Now I’m super-excited about May and I’ll be posting more artwork soon…

 

 

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Why are you so bloody positive all the time?!

I suppose today’s writings are a lot about reflection. It’s sometimes difficult to keep up with regular posts (currently that of ‘Eleven Eclectic Days’), but whilst missed posts are mostly at the cause of laziness, in this case I’m happy to report that things have been far too wonderful to find time to conclude.

I’m not even sure what this blog’s about anymore. It had orginally began as my art blog, but has slowly developed into a blank internet space for my thoughts – a sporadic journal if you will. My handwritten diaries each have a name, and when it’s time to start a fresh one (which isn’t always January 1st, as I tend to complete dateless notebooks -some days are worth more than a single page, ya know?) I give the diary a name and continue to write my thoughts as if my diary were a person. Diaries are an amazing way to relieve stress and negatives thoughts. Of course, it’s always better to write the positives, especially if you plan on looking back once in a while. For me, it works.

So,
I’m wondering… Who are you?
I’m wondering… What kind of person are you?
I’m wondering… Do you even like my blog?
I’m wondering… Do you have a blog, and would you share?
I am interested to know about you!
If you are reading this then at least we have one thing in common >Blog-reading< I like to read other peoples' blogs, too. Then again, maybe we're reading for different reasons. Most of the time, I like to read for inspiration, and other times I just like reading about how other people live and what they like doing during their lunch hour.

Somebody made me laugh recently when they remarked on how I’m always positive and happy, and asked how does nothing ever go wrong for me(?)
I mean, really? C’mon man. HA!
I’m not a fan of posting the negative. What does it really do besides promote other forms of negativity? That doesn’t mean to say you ignore problems, because they will arise at some point, but most people have their own shit to deal with and don’t really want to hear about yours anyway – unless they’re nosey and relish in your failures -Eeek! and then there’s the minority who are genuinely concerned (Yes, most people are dicks). I would say that if you’d like to be that positive person then just make it happen. Stop talking about rubbish stuff, stop wondering if you’re winning the rat race and stop this “comparing nonsense” that seems to be the focalpoint of social networking. Instead, start talking about cool stuff you did and start trying to make postive changes within your life and pick up the book you’ve been meaning to read for ten years…

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