Lettering & Water Colours

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. (:

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No Pressure, My Pleasure

Me thinks writing is the best profession out there.  Let me count the ways.

You get to manage your own time, express yourself, let your imagination roam wild and free, learn new things so you can write or incorporate them to what you’re writing, and you’re not limited or boxed to just one profession, or even confined in one workplace.  You can go wherever you want to be and write – you can be a teacher now while writing by the school park then a mom next week while writing by the cafe outside a grocery store then a little girl building sand castles while writing by the beach the next month and so on.  Oh, the endless possibilities!    You have the opportunity to influence people, connect with them, inform them, inspire them and encourage them.  And there are no age restrictions, no medical exams, as long as you have the words, the imagination, the inspiration and the resources to write. – a pen and paper at its minimum.

Okay, maybe it being a profession will involve a certain pressure to submit and meet deadlines but every person who loves to write knows that when the inspiration hits you – you can be up 24 hours and writing and not feel stressed out, tired of course because your body needs rest but your mind, that mind is jumping around bursting with energy!    And when you see your finished product – like a proud parent holding his child – that certain joy!

No, I’m not a professional writer, not yet.  Writing is my hobby. 🙂 And that doubles the joy! 😀 No pressure, my pleasure. 😉

How about you – what’s your ‘no pressure, my pleasure’ story? 😉 Do share.

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