I’ve been journaling since last year. It helps me a lot in many ways and it’s one of the reasons why I’m often offline. I did art back in elementary school and I remember the feeling that I’ve experienced back then. As an adult, that feeling turned into doubt and I’ve had a hard time processing it. Now, I’m doing art again for fun and I’ve been doing this for a while. I’ve learnt a lot in the process and I’m helping myself reveal my artistic side of things.
I’ve printed some stickers and pretty things to include in my journal. I admit, I’m not that artistic. I get help from the internet and I do things from there. Having a printer is a plus. You can search some art inspiration online like I do. I mostly search images on Pinterest that inspires me, I sometimes recreate them if I’m not too lazy and my self confidence is not too low that moment. There are a lot of creative people there and they make me happy.
I’ve bought some stamps and they add some vintage vibe on my journal. I’m aiming for minimal but sometimes I tend to overdo but I don’t care as long as I like what I see and it made me happy. I also like to paste some dried flowers just because.
One of the best things to do while journaling is to listen to some good music. Each of us have a different taste in music, which helps us concentrate and feel good. As for me, I like to listen to some indie pop at the moment. The acoustic and ukulele vibe just gets to me while doing stuff.
You can find inspiration everywhere. The best thing about these is that there is no right or wrong. You can make your art just the way you like and it may also be the reflection of you as a person, if you’re ready to spill yourself on paper. You will see your artistic progress throughout the year and you may go back to some specific day of your life and reminisce.
Just grab your spiral notebook and pink-inked pen and write away!
I missed shooting portraits. It’s one of the things that makes me sane and I have no idea how I lack time to do it these days. Maybe I need a new camera? New lens? New subjects? Just kidding. I also miss my friends and I haven’t even taken some of their portraits yet. U g h. I need to schedule with them right now.
Anyway, remember that blog post of mine where I told you about my first time shooting portraits? Well, here it is! My first ever shooting session with my very good friend, Chams! She’s one of the best, to be honest. (Also, you should check out her blog.)
We did this out of curiosity. We had cameras and then the next day, we went shooting together. I remembered how fun it was, roaming around the University of the Philippines and parking lots.
The sunset was pretty that day. Which added to the aesthetics I was aiming for. At first, I had no idea what I was doing. What setting is for this thing and what percent is for that thing, but there’s always auto. HAHAHA!
A spontaneous night with your friends is always the best. There’s not much to say except that neon lights add uniqueness and detail which makes your subject more attractive. Here are some of the photos that I took of different nights with these lovely people; Maricar, Gelo and Chams. I hope you like ’em!
I apologize if they got mixed up. I’m just excited to share my photos with you again.
Here are some photos that I took using my smart phone. It was a rainy July here in the Philippines and I love it when it rains so I take a photo when I can. I bring my phone wherever I go and this is what I do now. I wanted to share these photos aside from my July Photography Challenge because a lot has happened that month.
I’m in a love/hate relationship with rain but either way, there’s always a rainbow after it and I think that’s very cool.