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The day before, while attempting to reorder my bedroom, I have neatly boxed my life as a painter, to create space for my new life. Okay, let me clear something up. I do not WORK as a painter. Painting was somewhat of a hobby combined with taking classes in university in hopes of making it a part time job.

But it was something that defined me all my life, from a little child. I always thought I’d end up writing, and drawing one day. It’s my relaxation, my identity of sorts.

I haven’t touched a brush in 2 years, and felt guilty all the while, for letting life get in the way. On the back of my mind I waited for the time when I will get back to it. The boxes of pastels and watercolors stayed on obvious shelf right next to my bed, the vase with brushes and the wood drawing dummy right next to them. It was always on a close spot so that I can get right on with it.

But I don’t. (more…)

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Make-Believe

As I was reading Brene Brown’s post on

work and play, I got to remember a very important to me notion, that not as many people I know share.

To me, life has never been about learning to mediate between work and play (though granted you have to eventually learn doing that too), but rather learning how to make work seem like play. (more…)

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Change of venue

image from: http://www.wilbers.com/grants.htmPerhaps it is a little hypocritical to say how I have yet spend the last few days, contemplating the fact of writing one homework, and feeling confined and stuck by deadlines rather than the content. Time passed, and I still couldn’t write.

How, when I so explicitly kept explaining to people everything is point of view, everything is relative and we are stuck only if we chose to be so? And yet I was stuck. Have I chosen it? I wasn’t sure. However if someone was to talk to me the way I was thinking about things these days I would’ve been very irritated. But I am only human and as a human I use my emotions first and then move on to rationalizing my emotions and thinking about what I can change.

It took me about 5 days.

I was unsettled. I had to talk to a friend. I was tired. I was unprepared. I had other classes. I used every excuse in the book. (more…)

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Now here is an artist I definitely respect. David Ilan is a celebrity artist who works who creates drawings using pointilism, a style in which the drawings are made only with many tiny dots. His latest project is the above-shown picture of woman, you can see the outlines and part of the picture. A dot is added to the picture every time someone who survived sexual abuse/rape sends him their story. (more…)

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Hey guys, so this is my suggestion for two really great, percise websites that can contribute to any writer, and anyone who just like to occasionaly jot down some lines. Not all great stories are long, not all long stories are great. Trying yourself in the micro-fiction field can be a great way to train your creativity and explore your writing skills.
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