For the past two weeks, I have decided to adapt a more positive vibe on how I approach stress. Before I used to be so antagonistic and negative whenever I am thrust in a stressful situation.
Realizing that the negativity is affecting no one but myself, I have decided to take a different approach. Of course, stressful situations and people will always be there. It’s how we stand against stress that counts in the end.
Since it’s the rage nowadays — I’ve taken to collecting adult coloring books. Being the future cat lady that I am, here are my first finished pages:
Unlike other kids who probably learned to color within the lines and as light as possible, I tend to grip the color pencil furiously. My strokes are heavy and dark and yes, even as an adult, I have a tendency to go beyond the lines.
My six year old self would probably freak. But now that I am older, I have learned that I don’t have to color within the lines at all times or pick colors that are safe and appropriate. Pictures can be as bold and as vibrant as I want them to be.
Aside from coloring books, I have also began to take up calligraphy once again. When I was younger, I used to see a calligraphy book lying around the house along with old-fashioned pen nibs and ink. My naïveté to the value of these things lead to the book and pen set getting mislaid. Now that I am older and I see just how expensive these things were, it makes me cringe just how careless I was when I was in elementary school and was give free access to these things. These things are actually my playthings at that age.
Here’s something I did using a calligraphy pen:
I did not use any guide or a ruler for this, except pencils to guide in the lettering. Still needs a ton of work but now that i have renewed my love for the arts, I will surely find time to work on other pieces. I’ll be glad to share them with you here.