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Tuesday, 14 March 2017
So today I thought I'd share one of the ways I like to paint. I've been obsessed with watercolours for quite a while now and its by far one of my favourite forms of art.
I always start of by doing a rough sketch on a piece of scrap paper to make sure that I can actually draw whats in my head... if that makes sense.
Now I normally go from the centre out, but honestly anything will work.
Because I have the worlds most shaky hands ever to exist I go for the messy look to make it look like I meant to do paint it like that.
Now if you are wise you will let it dry before you do the leaves... if you are impatient like me you'll go ahead and have weirdly coloured leaves. And thats okay! Watercolour can be a mess if you want it to :)
And now its up to you what you want to do with your painting/drawing/colouring/whatisthis. Frame it, turn it into a card, stick it in your journal, just whatever works for you.
I hope this has somewhat inspired you to do something creative whether it be watercolours, drawing or collecting gravel (I won't judge if thats what you like to do) and have wonderful day.
In this post we will be looking at a brief spoiler free book review of the Young Elites By Marie Lu.
Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever, which has left her with markings. Missing one eye and hair the colour of silver she is looked down upon. Markings are not the only things that the survivors are left with. Rumours of strange supernatural powers are found in the malfetto children. Her father believes she is ruining the family name with her strange markings and wants nothing more than to get rid of her.
Adelina is forced to run away in the middle of the night or else her father is going to sell her to be another man’s wife. She doesn't get very far before her father discovers she's left and tracks her down. Filled with rage, hurt and terror Adelina conjures an illusion of black towering shapes immerse from the ground. In complete shock her father turns to run blindly, but he collides with her horse and falls back but the horse is frightened and accidentally tramples on him. In desperation Adelina continues on foot but is soon caught by Inquisitors and convicted of murder.
Weeks pass yet Adelina remains locked up in a dungeon. With no trial she is sentence to be burnt at the stake. Just as the dry wood is set alight at her feet Adelina reaches deep within her mind and grasps onto threads of energy, and just like that the clouds turn black then scatter into a million locusts. Something is not right with them, its as if they dissolve into nothing. Then Adelina realises that they are just illusions. But illusions won’t save her as the fire is almost burning her. Then at the last minute she is saved by strange figures wearing blue hoods and slivers masks.
Adelina soon finds out that she has been rescued by the Dagger Society and if she wants to survive she needs to prove herself a worthy Young Elite. This novel tells a story of revenge, betrayal and love and is sure to have you on the edge of your seats.
After reading Marie Lu’s first trilogy I was left with high hopes, unfortunately this novel was not as good a Marie’s first as I had a difficult time trying to picture what all these characters looked like with all the different hair colours and skin tones. In saying that I still really enjoyed the storyline and plot twists and I am highly anticipating the next book.
Monday, 13 March 2017
For quite a while I have been meaning to pick up my mum's camera and practice photography... That has happened about twice in the past three weeks. Yeah I have commitment issues XD, no real talk I'd love to take up photography and practice... Like proper practice. So today I grabbed a camera and went to town.
I recently cleaned out my terrarium bowl as it was looking pretty sad and plus I thought it look cool with flowers and water as opposed to the dirt and dying plants. Then yesterday I wanted to try paint it in watercolour as I'm trying to start painting still life not tutorials online or the still life you find on pinterest ;)
Sunday, 12 March 2017
So anyway I hope I didn't waste to much of your time today and I hope you have a good one.