Sometimes you can only doodle

Sometimes you can only doodle. Don’t worry about creating any kind of art, don’t stress about the end result. This was a page that invited me to just doodle imperfectly. Just make marks. Add stickers. Cut words from a book that has no deep meaning. Sometimes that is all one can do. And it’s okay.

This is so different from what I normally create or post. Perhaps my inner child has come out to play. My adult self is taking a nap. She is exhausted. Tired of adulting. She wants to go into a cocoon and hope that when she opens her eyes, this whole nightmare is over….

Not knowing is hard

Not knowing is uneasy, unsettling

Not knowing is hard. We take things for granted and when something like this throws everything off balance, it becomes uneasy, unsettling. Stressful. Can only take a day at a time. Love one another. Be kind. Pause. Reflect. And art journal. My diary and therapy.

Positivity spreads

Staying connected while practicing social distancing

Our neighborhood is doing something cool today. We write messages on our driveways and walk around to see each other’s messages. Respecting social distancing yet bringing the neighborhood together. I can’t wait to talk around and check them out later. For now, this is our driveway. Love the exercise! Felt like a kid again!!! And I love the time with my daughter. We plan to fill the whole Driveway! I hope you would do the same. Leave positivity wherever you can.

Keep Calm

It’s been stressful. A lot of uncertainty, paranoia and a feeling of uneasiness. It is messy, crazy and unpredictable. But I have faith that we will get through this together. One day at a time. We will emerge stronger and wiser. To get through this, I remind myself to KEEP CALM and BREATHE.

Be human

Day 100/100 #100dayproject I can’t believe it. I did it!!!!! 100 art projects!!!! Took me a lot longer than I thought when I started but i did not give up. I learned a lot during the process too. First up, 100 is a big number 😂 and importantly, don’t force yourself to be perfect. So what if I can’t do this 100 projects on consecutive days? Who says I can’t set the rules. What’s important is that I enjoy what I do. And if I don’t like the rules, change them!!! Why not? And for the 100th project, I decided to go back to what I love, painting faces and playing with ink. She is imperfect and messy. But she is real, she is humans and she is beautiful in her own way. Like me.

Wabi-Sabi

Day 98/100 #100dayproject two more days to 100!!!!!! A mixed media page in my #alteredbook journal. I used to love all things Japanese growing up in singapore. I guess I still have the fascination today. And I particularly love the idea of wabi-sabi, embracing the imperfection and going with the flow. Easier said than done but still a good goal to have.