Doodling on my notebooks during classes or meetings had been an act out of boredom. I have always thought that I am made to read or write or both. And that was what I have been gladly pursuing. However, we have such a generous God. As I was not contented with just reading and I have been struggling with writing as I often find myself on dead ends or literally no ending, a new journey opened up for me.
So I expanded my horizons and started exploring lettering second half of last year. There were moments where I felt like I’m getting nowhere, and whenever I compare my work to those amazing works of people I follow on Instagram I sometimes get frustrated. But since lettering relaxes me, I pushed on. Later on, I worked with water colours, which at first I was hesitant to try because I felt it was messy and I’m not really artistic, I couldn’t draw properly, all the excuses thinkable. But I love colours and so I dived in the water colour adventure and it was soooo satisfying! Even when I couldn’t draw an identifiable stuff, just spreading those colors all over the paper was like a massage! ((:
I still have that “I will publish a book” in my list. I scrapped everything from the first draft of the book and restarted on it again few months back. But at times that I do not feel any inspiration or idea that I can add to it, I take comfort in the stuff that I can do and that relaxes me. You can say it’s like trying to feel useful and productive, maybe. (: And I found that lettering is like sharing about stuff of my interest in a lively, colourful and simple way. With that, I am adding another category to this wordpress of mine DJLetters where I will share my lettering journey/blog. Or you can follow me @djletters on Instagram where I do post more often. (: