Tiny buildings

I made these at the end of 2017. Originally I intended to have them as part of my website layout, but I’ve decided that I prefer a cleaner layout. I used a variety of reference images to make them, but the end products are mainly imagined. I plan to make a lot more miniatures this year, some from local buildings where I live and maybe even some sets from my favourite films and tv shows. Can’t wait.

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Portrait of Bear

This is the portrait I did for my Mum’s Christmas present. It’s a portrait of our beloved family dog Bear. He’s such a silly boy. He loves his food (which he’s spoilt with), going for long walks and cuddles. Despite the fact he is big and heavy puppy, he still thinks he’s a lap dog. Haha. I’d love to have my own dog for company, but I feel bad working in an office full-time. One day!

Goals

Since starting my job a year ago, I’ve had little time to spare on my own personal projects. When I do have time, day to day tasks have taken precedence. In the end, I’m left feeling too tired to get much done. So naturally, blogging has been the last thing on my mind.

I want to get back into regularly updating, but I feel like I need some sort of central theme to focus on. Therefore I’ve decided to start writing about my personal goals on here. My personal goals are usually things I keep hidden in diaries or locked away in my phone. But I’ve decided its high time to start documenting them in a public space (or to the small handful that might stumble here).

My primary goal is to significantly increase my creative output. I’ve been struggling for a while to maintain this goal, often I find myself either uninspired or unmotivated. Some things I’ve thought I would always be doing, I no longer do much of. My intrinsic motivation is there, but I feel like I need some new routines to really harness that energy.

So here is my plan to kickstart my creativity.

  1. Exercise everyday. It’s been observed that exercise not only benefits your body, but also your brain. I already do yoga twice a week, but my aim is to be doing at least 30 minutes of exercise a day.
  2. Dedicate one day a week to sit in a space that’s not in my house to work. My home space can be distracting, so making this a weekly ritual will give me a place to really focus on my work.
  3. Practising mindfulness. I’ve been hearing so much about the benefits of mindfulness as a tool both to help relax but also fuel your brain. I believe this will really help me long term.
  4. Join a pottery class. I miss being in a educational environment with other artists, so I’d love to be back in it.
  5. Sleep well.