having been in hiatus for the first half of this year, i finally come to my senses. there are many reasons why i have been unproductive for the past months. but the point is that no amount of ebooks can make one productive and make their ideas happen; unless you take out the pen and paper and start sketching. making ideas happen is a verb – an act of doing. it doesn’t revolve around much of the reading part and inquiry as to what others have had done. reading and research come as referential and should not take your entire day as it had taken mine.
today, is the first day of my lizard brain challenge. i went out of the house, ready for the anime drawing contest; everything is prepared. but i tripped. and gravity pulled me down to my knees i ended up with scratches and bruises on my right forehead, which is just above the eyebrow, below my right eye, and both on my knees. i pondered my predicament. so what’s perfect day? and what would happen to my first lizard brain challenge?
in light of today’s blogging category, friday’s blog in progress, i have thought of 5 blogging ideas i want to write about for the next few days.
today, 8th october, marks the commencement of my first lizard brain challenge for 9 – 15 october. my goal at the end this challenge is to create an ebook with a title ‘lizard brain challenge: what to write in the next 30 blogging days’.
i enjoyed reading but seldom purchase books; for one, some of the titles i fancied are expensive. ;) when i buy book, it’s more of out of necessity than whim. and national bookstore is my hangout since i can peruse books. i stopped by there to take cursory look at the pages of novels that caught my interest. i do this whenever i go to the mall; which happens to be a few times in a month. :(
allow me to enumerate the books i bought as well as those that were given to me as gift by my boyfriend. :)
i like the aged effect and i want to apply this outside photoshop. i want something that i can hold and doodle. that brings me to recycling two-year old bond papers. i’d like to try using coffee as aging agent since this is the most expedient. i tried this earlier. i soaked a strip of paper, i wrote alibata (also known as baybayin, a pre-spanish ancient script of the philippines. i modified ‘da’ to add ‘ra’ to the script since ‘da’ can be read as ‘ra’.) symbols on that paper in black ink, on the cup with leftover coffee. i like what it turned out; brownish and a bit crisp. i tried to doodle on it; feels good for writing in pencil. so probably tomorrow, if i won’t dilly-dally, (please not) i’ll try an aged effect on real paper; an experiment.