Yesterday, I…

Pencil Crayon. 2017. AP concentration.

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Grapes

yesterday i ate the last branch of grapes threw the shiny box away like mom and dad like every other day with every other useless leftover shiny box and containers where they pile up and reach infinity but they do so out of sight and completely unregistered by mom and dad and me and us

Ttyl (when I am a little more sane with less stress LOL).

The Ideal Hiatus of Plastic

Acrylic, ink, marker. 2017. AP concentration.

Last month went by in a blur. My hiatus was largely due to the growing panic of AP exams and deadlines. While I was not blogging, I was scrambling through math problem sets and dubious art essays. I have to finish my portfolio in 2 weeks. I just have no time for anything else! (Poor excuse I know. )

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Acrylic, ink, marker. 2017.

As I am still trying to conjure an adequate theme for my art portfolio, the basis of it will be about recycling and mindfulness. I mindlessly toss plastic container after container into the recycling, but I never note the impact of my actions. How much garbage and plastic do I create in a week? A month? A year?

And wouldn’t the world be a better place if plastic recycling went into a hiatus, similar to my recent hiatus on wordpress?

To my HS senior peeps, holy crap, we are almost there, like I can smell the scent of caps and gowns in the air. I don’t drink coffee regularly, but I recently started drinking it every morning. I am just trying to get through the last two month of HS, alright? 😉

Ttyl (hopefully when I am less sleep-deprived and fully rejuvenated).

Resource Inspired

Hey y’all.

Super busy weekend. I’ll just share what I’ve been up to: studying, transferring transcripts to universities, and drawing on things I should not be drawing on. Heehee. I can’t decide if I am being resourceful or vandalizing perfectly fine things. Like yesterday, I ripped some pages out of last month’s National Geographic magazine (mine, not from the library or anything; I am not that rebellious) and did some sketches on them. They turned out great but I’ll never be able to read the side effects of Trulicity again.

Last month, I took some paint samples from Home Depot when my dad was buying some paint. And then, I made a series of small paintings on the paint samples, which my art teacher thought was “neat”. I wish you could see how happy I get when my teacher praises me.

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Okay, I have a good reason for all this. My sketchbook paper is really thin. Hence, when I use markers or paint, the paper crumples or bleeds like nobody’s business. It bothers me when my sketchbook wouldn’t shut completely or when markers bleed onto the next three pages. Using the magazine spreads or paint samples help avoid these problems and also it looks cool. (Insert some awkward grinning from me)

Anyways, be resourceful! But don’t vandalize things that aren’t yours please. Hope you got some inspirations. Talk to you later.

Acrylic and marker on paint sample. 2016.

What Leaves Each Season

Hey. Remember when I drew this last year? Probably not (but you can stalk me to find that post from last year, wink wink ). I did this physical ink drawing last year, and this year, since discovering Inkscape, I have decided to revamp the drawing with my current style.

I am really happy with my progress as an artist. A pat on my back for taking that big step to make my portfolio more eloquent and professional (and fresh? Can I say that? LOL).

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What leaves each season? (Pun intended)

Negativity? Bad feelings? Low self-esteem?

Ya, I think they should leave with the change of a new season. The door is over there. Please help yourself out.

I get very hyped, almost too much, for new seasons because I see it as an opportunity for a fresh start and to get rid of all the negativity from the past. Give yourself a pep talk. Treat yourself. Let yourself start a new season with a bright, joyful outlook on school, friends, family, and/or life in general. Okay?

Good talk, good talk. Ink, edited with Inkscape. 2016. Talk to you later.

I Wonder

I wonder who lives across from me. The people behind the white, stark door with an outdated lunar new year poster. Or the people behind the white, barren door, beside their outrageously belated neighbours. They are my neighbours too. And we all seem to be only barely acquainted, not quite past the name greeting phase but totally past the attempt to ignore each other’s existence. Thus, I sit here on a Saturday afternoon, pondering about my neighbours. Who are they?

Markers + Pen. 2016.

Inferiority Complex

Inspired by J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye. Ink + photography. Edited with Inkscape. 2016.

Inferiority complex is the state of feeling unnecessarily subordinate to others. Aggressive behaviour is often associated with this complex in retaliation.

For example, you may feel inferior to your peers, who have designer bags and shoes, albeit you attend the same school and do the same things.

It is just another part of growing up, feeling unrealistically inferior to others because you keep comparing yourself to others.

You have to believe in your abilities and have confidence in yourself. Halt the rubbish of comparing yourself to others to make yourself feel better or worse. Your self value should not be obtained from external factors, instead it should be obtained from your skills, achievements, and milestones. Once you realize this, you will feel productive and be on top of the world!

Note: I did not intend to make this post a prep talk, but I guess I sort of needed one today. The words just spewed out. Does anyone else do this?!

Bye for now!

 

 

 

Sweet Dreams

School is starting soon, and I just want to wish my fellow classmates a good senior year. It’s our last year before starting a new chapter in our lives, so embrace every moment and live for every opportunity. And sweet dreams because we aren’t going to be getting a lot of zzz’s. May the chances we get to slumber be sweet, not terror inducing.

Ink. Edited with Inkscape. 2016.

Bye for now. And good luck!