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translating my current state of mind into words and pictures, one cup of coffee at a time
June bullet journal update

Bullet Journal June Update

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Limelight sketch book

Review: Limelight Sketch Book

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bullet journal may update

Bullet Journal May Update

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Pilot Juice dark red gel pen

Pilot Juice Dark Red Gel Pen

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Fashion and Style | Mommy Thoughts

Pretty

By on July 25, 2017

I’m having a sick day off, and since my daughter’s classes has yet to start in a coupla weeks, I got to spend the whole day with her. Simple things, like preparing her lunch and milk, drawing with her.. non-strenuous stuff like that.

So she takes a bath, but before that, she put out clothes to wear after. We had a mild disagreement. After one too many episodes of DC Super Hero Girls, she had this idea that she’s a Tiger Warrior. And Tiger Warriors apparently wore outfits like this:

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Books

Fix You… Not.

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It’s human nature to want to fix things. That was my first thought, actually, but you’re right. Someone should take you as you are, not have an agenda for how they want to change you.

– David Lisey, Atheists Who Kneel and Pray

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Events | Reality

Fight

By on June 12, 2017

One hundred and nineteen years later, we are once more fighting. This time for the freedom of those opressed by the Maute terrorist group. This is a salute to the valiant servicemen we have lost in this fight.

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Arts, Crafts and Designs | Calligraphy | Randomness | Reality

Mediocrity

By on May 29, 2017
mediocrity

Was reading old written works of mine and I can’t help feeling empty, drained and hollow. Where did my old fire go? What happened to that sass? I feel so pathetic right now compared to the writer that I was before. It would seem that it is not just my physical body that is deteriorating with time and age.

I don’t necessarily live a happy life now, though it has its sparkling moments. But the darkness that was my muse is now as elusive as the ‘normalcy’ I craved before. Instead of black, I now see in dull, boring gray. There’s nothing there to inspire or ire me enough to get the creative juices flowing.

I am not high, but not low either. How mediocre.

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Arts, Crafts and Designs | Bullet Journal | Calligraphy | Reviews

Review: Limelight Sketch Book

By on May 25, 2017
Limelight sketch book

Confession: This is a product of my hoarder tendencies in action. See, I already have an art journal, a ream of practice paper, a calligraphy practice notebook, a mini-tower of a memo pad, 2 dotted notebooks, and an extra planner which I also use for calligraphy practice. That is already more than enough. That is, in fact, already too much. *cringe* But no, when I saw this available at the local National Bookstore, I just had to get myself one or die of wanting.

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Arts, Crafts and Designs | Calligraphy | Tutorial / How to:

Flatlay Hack

By on May 24, 2017
flatlay hack

Would you believe that this photo is not an actual flatlay photo but a scan? Yup, this is actually a scanned photo, with the cover left open while scanning. I actually discovered this ‘hack’ by accident since I didn’t want to close the cover and squish the binding of my new hard cover sketch book. 😉

By the way, that is a Limelight sketch book. The quote was written using the some of the tools in my post about starting pointed pen calligraphy (Tachikawa T-40 nib holder, Brause Steno 361 “Blue Pumpkin” nib, and sumi ink); the quote itself is from the book Golden by Jessi Kirby. The designs on the side were done with various colored pens.

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