A message to you, my readers. This here is my first blog, in fact i just recently discovered the 'world of blogs' out there. And let me say its a good thing I don't constantly have a strong internet connection for my blog frenzy would leave my fingers numb with my eyes permentently sucked into my laptop. I do have to commence the blogs I've found for they've inspired me beyond what I thought possible, not to mention how they've rekindled old joys which I since have been motivated to get back into.
I am truely a creative person at heart, and for a while I had been so caught up in going to school, more than what is considered full time, at LACC for film(as it is my current goal to work be a set decorator), working part time at a sushi restaurant- waiting tables, and balancing a relationship-not to mention my personal life. I get exahusted just thinking about it. Granted that was 4 months ago, and since then I have moved into my own little studio that gleams of my personal style (for the first time-it's a wonderful feeling to have finally discovered what is you. It's empowering.) I'm the type of person that can merely appreciate every sence & aspect of all different styles, and find something to like about it. Therefore, it made it really hard for me to decifer the difference between what I love because I think its beautiful for its charm or clean edges or unique characteristics, and what I love because its makes up a part of me. I don't know how else to put it. Back to my original story. So I've got my own place, I've started exercising regularly (jogging/hiking at Runyon Canyon at least 4 times a week, and I just started a ballet class-which is pure bliss, and a yoga class). My new joy is cooking-well i guess its not a new one, but I have a new love for it. Since the new year its been my goal to eat really healthy and stray away from my addiction to sweets. As I'm trying new recipies, cooking and baking only with olive oil and always incorperating lots of veggies, fruits, and nuts into meals, I find myself experimenting with healthy substitutions and coming up with a new version or a new recipe all together.
A couple weeks ago, while navigating through my fav blogs to a few new ones I discoverd the art of 'art journaling.' I have always been one to have some kind of notebook that is my diary of to-dos, recipes, random lists, random thoughts, lyrics, or quotes, etc, etc. Art journaling is a new found creative expenditure for me, as I incorperate my lists, to-dos, once in a while if it was an extra special day I'll write about that- then I pull out my markers, pencils, watercolors, what have you and doodle like I'm eight years old again. It sounds silly, I know. I had forgotten how much fun it is to to paint a picture with watercolors. Along with my ballet and yoga class, I'm taking two art classes, a drawing class and a two demention design class. And man its great! I've only had two classes, but it had been so long since I've exercised my creative ability in those areas. I had gotten lazy, and had forgotten about the passion for art that exists inside me. Now that I'm back into it, I realize how a part of me was suffocating. Same thing with my ballet class. I danced for 9 years, and then gave it up for sports in high school. It has been 8 years now, not a moment went by where I didn't miss my ballet and jazz classes-and now I'm left wondering why in the hell it took me so long to seriously get back in to it.
My new found bliss comes from an array of inspirations. From old friends to the people I've recently become closer to, from fashion & interior decorating magazines/blogs to cookbooks, and from school to novels. I hope my blog will inspire you, as it is an outlet for me.