Sunday, July 24, 2016

#the100dayproject | ART JOURNAL DAY 001-048

This is my second time of participating in #the100dayproject. Last year, I did 100 days of quotes (here and here). I was thinking of a few projects to try for this; 100 days of Bible verses or coloring or exercise or photography or art journal. And since I joined in the band wagon of art journaling just recently, I though this would be a good way to push myself to get the hang of staying connected with my "artsy self".

At the beginning, I became so intimidated. I was finding it hard to execute doing my art journal pages. Looking at the the art journal pages of others specially those that I follow on Instagram, I get more intimidated & I tend to loose my gana to do this project. I was thinking of quitting & thought "what did I get myself into?". But I didn't stop. Although I'm still searching for my own personal style, browsing through Pinterest & Instagram gave me inspirations on creating my art journal pages. I love looking at what others have beautifully created & as much as I'd like to simulate their awesome pages, my minimalist self always halts me before I overdo mine. Although sometimes, I think I have overdone some of my pages. And there were times I tore some pages just because I was so intimidated & didn't feel like it's coming well. On the other hand, I'm still hoping for more learning & self-exploration when it comes to art journal.

Because of this challenge, I finally put my Papers and Tschai carra journal into good use. It has been on my bookcase since I bought it last year. It's so lovely I'm hesitant to just write anything on it. Can't think of the best way to use it for until I participated in this #the100dayproject. Here are my entry from Day #001 – #048 which I used up 5 A6 journal notebooks/inserts.



 

 


 

 


 

 

 


Thank you to Pinterest & Instagram for the inspirations and a big thanks to my friends who liked my art journal pages. They also inspire me to continue on to my art journal journey.

Thank you for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed looking through my art journal pages.
Have a great week ahead.


Saturday, July 23, 2016

JUST BECAUSE...

Taking some time off from catching up with my #100daysofartjournal & coloring. Have been updating my blog for days now. Not much updating on the look though. Want to keep the white space & minimalist look ("bare" look. Nothing much going on. Blog not worth visiting(?). I hope not. Hahaha...). Ughhh... I've been WANTING to blog about something. About project life. About my art journal journey. About my cooking journey. About life lately. BUT I don't know where to start. And every time I'm about to start typing, I freeze & end up staring at the laptop screen, BLANK. Instantly, I'm lost with words. Feels like I've lost my mojo to blog. I've been into blogging hiatus for so long already. My last post was Feb 14 for my heart's day freebie. I was not even able to keep up with my intention this year of posting monthly digital/printable freebies. Six months of 2016 have passed & I had set a few blogging goal at the start but not even 1 accomplished. I SUCK. PERIOD.

I just had this blog last year. After I retired being a digital scrapbook designer, with much thoughts & self-debates, I decided to create this blog. I wanted a new one for a fresh start since my first blog (iscrapbying.blogspot.ae) was mainly intended for my scrapbooking journey. At the same time, other than scrapbooking, I'd like to include glimpses of my life (with my boys).

I'm not a "blogger". Not even good in writing, nor fluent in English grammar. Nor my life engaging. But I want to do this... I had this long term goal in mind hoping that when my boys are old enough to understand a blog (or perhaps have blogs of their own), they can recollect glimpses of our little family life & understand more about MamaIng's hobbies/passions through here. I just hope I can REALLY keep up with this.

So, please bare with this middle aged woman who still wants to blog about the people she loves, about the things she wants to do & even about doing the things she's been putting off for years.

THANKS for dropping by.