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ECHOES – Just like that JUNE

Woohooo, we have successfully completed half a year of 2016 officially and some really big things that got over like #AtoZChallenge, #GameofThrones Season 6 ( 😛 it’s tough to wait for another year) , long vacation, lots of blogging and reading and meeting amazing bloggers in person 😀

So here I am with yet another Monthly Favorites section of mine called ECHOES and June for me was JUST LIKE THAT. ( It was good, am saving the adjective starting with J for next month July, so if you have any suggestion let me know so that I can update the title of this month 😛 )

Blog updates
Yes after almost not making any posts (not even 5 😦 ) in the month of May, I finally managed to get back on track and publish around 10 posts which I know I know is a lot less as far as my 2016 Blogging Resolution was but then 10 is better than 5 😀 So it’s all good people. 😀 In fact I was actually planning on making some changes to my blog considering the fact that my first blog anniversary is almost around the corner like number of posts a month, new topics to be covered, new sections to be added/updated, scheduling my posts, taking part in guest blog etc. Yeah so you can see many new topics and things happening on my blog. Wish me luck 😀

Work getting published – What better than this
June as a month was awesome in terms of my work being acknowledged by blogging communities and it was really overwhelming and encouraging and inspiring for a new blogger like me. Some of my work got published on the below pages. Please do check them out. I am trying to now work on exclusive content moving forward giving me more chance to broaden my horizons in terms of writing.

What I loved about Zootopia published on Women’s WebWomen's Web_Article_Zootopia
Guest post on #AtoZChallenge “Lesson’s Learnt” on A-Z Community Page A-Z Community page Guest Post

#TTPicks – Tangy Tuesday on Blog Adda for the Companion post TTPicks

Lot of Doodles and Zentangles
Ohh yes nothing new for you guys am sure now, I have been doodling and doing zentangles like non stop now. It’s seriously addictive. Thanks to the abundance of inspiration and source as Internet. It’s so helpful for amateurs like us to learn and grow not just one particular style or hobby but everything under the sky is there over the net all we need is the passion to learn. I am trying different styles botanical, flowers, geometrical patterns, lines, cartoons etc. 😀 #arttherapy you see 😛

Instagram is the coolest thing ever
I have been using Instagram for quite sometime now but the last one month has really helped me understand the power of #hashtags. Earlier i used to upload pics (of my drawings) and people on my contact list used to like and comment them limiting my scope. But lately after using decent and good hashtags appropriate for my artwork, i have got amazing visit from so many people all over the world.

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More than getting likes and comments and followers it’s more like getting to know so many other amazing people out there who share the same interest and passion as yours. I came across some amazing instagrammers whom i now follow religiously and have learned a lot from them ❤ ❤ If you have a business, or a passion be it DIY, art and craft, fashion, photography, food anything I would suggest you to use Instagram as a method of sharing and learning. You’ll thank me for sure .

Cloud Raiders
I use a windows lumia 640 xl mobile phone, and there aren’t much gaming options in for the windows user. Even more am not much into mobile gaming the ones i play are mostly puzzles, hidden objects or building empires and cities. Few days back I came across an article on must have gaming apps for windows phone and i immediately installed all 10 of them tried few and uninstalled 9 by next day end.WhatsApp-Image-20160629

Only when game which caught my interest was the Cloud Raiders. Am loving this game so much that someone like me who sleeps by 11.30-12pm is awake until morning 4am playing this game, setting up alarms on my mobile to know whenever the upgrades i am making to my empire is completed so that i can play further. Games can be addictive too. 😀 Any windows and Cloud Raiders users on my blog??? 

And that’s a wrap for the month of June month. It was a beautiful month with lot of excitement and productive work, lot of learning i would say. How was your June month (considering one more day to go still). ???

Am looking forward for the Word-High July Challenge hosted by  Maria of Doodles and Scribbles and  Rosema of A Reading Writer which is a whole month worth of prompts that are 30 beautiful Filipino words below will serve as the prompt for each day of the month. You should check out this challenge if you love learning new things especially something as cool as a language which has some beautiful sounding and meaning words like KILIG which means “butterflies in one’s stomach” or TINATANGI that means “special someone”. How melodious isn’t it? 

Leaving you all with this note which keeps pushing me to learn something new – When was the last time you did something for the first time??

And it’s time to welcome JULY because it’s special for me ❤ ❤ ❤

birthday month

 

ZENTANGLE – Post 05

I am someone who loves learning new things and for that Google and YouTube have been of HUGE HELP to me. There is so much you can learn these days from the internet. All you need is the curiosity to LEARN.

Being in IT for six years now my life is synonymous with a not so creative kind of job sitting behind the computer. No complaints here, I kind of love my job but the creative side of me always keeps looking for something to learn specially related to ART and that’s how few months back my random google search led me to a word called ZENTANGLE  and boy i tell you…I was in AWE 😀 

Click ⇒ Zentangle to check out my initial post on what it is all about.

And me being in AWE still continues as I search for more and more variety and patterns to up skill myself. Lately i have started doing more of Flower Patterns. All thanks to the videos and tutorials by Krisa Bousquet. Please check her site kcdoodleart for more information. So here are my recent attempts at flower doodles.

Flower Doodle 01

Flower Doodle 02

Flower Doodle 03

Flower Doodle 04

Please do let me know your comments and honest feedback, as this would really encourage me to improve and learn more of this amazing art form which not only is fun but also heals the mind. It’s like

YOGA for the BRAIN 

ECHOES – APRIL AWESOMENESS

Hello potpourriers ❤ !! How are you amazing people doing? Welcome to my Monthly Favourites post once again and am sure everyone who follows me can very well guess what was my April month like 😛 .. haha yup it was all about AWESOMENESS of #AtoZChallenge. I can’t believe I survived my first ever daily blogging challenge and now i feel as if i have nothing really to talk about .

#AtoZChallenge
First of all CONGRATULATIONS to all the people who have survived the ultimate blogging challenge. Am sure everyone must be thinking what next to do after a rigorous month of blogging, commenting, reading, brainstorming, ideas, time and management. Well rigorous would be for the ones like me who posted every single day and didn’t have any scheduled posts from before ( 😉 ) 26 days and 26 posts and a #theme like #EMOTIONS am so proud i did even more cause this was my first year into blogging and before the April month began i hardly had like 30 posts in total since i started blogging back in Aug 2015. More about the challenge to follow in the #REFLECTIONS post on May 9th, for details click here – Reflections Post Details

The #AtoZChallenge Survivor badge woohoo!!

Weekend Getaway – Yercaud
The pleasure you feel when you step out of the city borders and feel the extra amount of clean dust free oxygen to breathe in, the view of the green luscious trees and forests that soothe your eyes, the breeze that touches your face and runs through your hair while you put your head out of the car, the silence from the vehicles honking,the phone buzzing in word i would call it PEACE ❤ ❤ Once in  at least two months city folks need to head out and enjoy nature and rejuvenate themselves. Its mandatory for me cause i have been brought up in the Islands which is very peaceful and it’s all greenery all around. Infact my house looks more like a farmhouse in the middle of town. Already planning my next trip 😛

The view from my room
Thats my fav pose:P

My new obsession for Waffles
Yummmmmmm is the word!! Its awesomeness heavenly feeling when you take the first bite of the waffle. I have no idea how many waffles i have had in the month of April specially the Nutella one with brownie base and vanilla ice-cream. As i write this am already drooling about it. You can check out my review of Waffle Stories in ZomatoClick here

Nutella

 

My Balcony Garden -Spring is back
I love a small garden in my balcony, some time back when i was away for ten days all my plants had dried. In the beginning of April i had bought new set of flower plants and they are blooming every day amazingly. It also acts as a shelter for two pigeons who have made their nest and laid two eggs. I am waiting for the eggs to be hatched eagerly. 😀

There’s rose, hibiscus, aloevera

 

Back to doodling and zentangling.
Yes am back with my doodles and more of drawing and zentangles to follow in the month of May. A break from too much of writing 😛

Result of a lazy weekend when my wisdom tooth were removed and i was rest for couple of days with no scope to talk at all.

So that was pretty much my Awesome April and i am so relieved i finished the challenge finally and it’s done and dusted until April 2017 🙂 For the kind of person I am doing nothing is not me, hence for May am participating in the #FMSAPHOTOADAY challenge, for more details please check the below link and for my entries follow me on Instagram

Click here for more info on the challenge : A Photo a day challenge by Fat Mum Slim 

I have already finished day 3, follow me on Instagram to see my entries

Hoping to have an amazing May month – too many things pipelined like meeting few blogger friends (more of friends now), the upcoming Bloggers Meet in Bangalore by Indiblogger, meeting my relatives, few farewells and goodbyes which would be very hard.

P.S: It’s my mothers birthday today!!! And i miss her badly

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Live. Love. Laugh!!! Repeat!!!❤

Yin Yang Zentangled – Post 04

Unless you see the bad you would never realize what good is, unless you know how to cross darkness you wouldn’t enjoy what it is to be in light and unless you know what  it is to be feel being chained you would never enjoy what it is to be free.

Today i am one step closer to something that i have been going through since quite sometime and would tell you all one day the story behind it. For now to celebrate it and to make that journey more stronger for me this is what i drew last night.

THE DARKEST NIGHTS PRODUCE THE BRIGHTEST STARS !!!

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Yin Yang Zentangled

I have a small should I be posting these drawing like a blog post under the drawing category or make a separate page for all my drawings. I am always confused with pages and posts in WordPress 😦 Please let me know your suggestions, would really appreciate it. 

Zentangle Inspired Rhinoceros – Post 03

Sunday time pass – Zentangle Inspired Art Animal – Rhinoceros.

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Zentangle is really a healing process, it lets you focus and be patient and the best part about Zentangle as an art form is it doesn’t let you use an eraser. So you need to keep drawing or rather patterning or doodling and in case you make a mistake you are supposed to play around it in such a way that it turns out to be a better design.

Happy week ahead potpourriers!!! 🙂 🙂 

Pen used- Sakura Pigma Micron .01mm and Time taken – 3 hours(few small breaks)

Merida – Zentangle Post 02

Drawing is exercise for a restless imagination – Tim Burton

One thing that could irritate an IT person is a long weekend…i mean literally four days of holidays and you have nothing to do or nowhere to go cause your friends don’t have as many holidays as you. So the only resort to kill time, not get bored is to DRAW!!! 

So here it is the result of a 3 hour dedicated work. I don’t know what to name it so suggestions are open 🙂 

Zentangle Girl

Instruments used – Drawing sheet A3 size, Sakura Pigma Micron (08/03/01/02) – they are amazing specially for zentangling, Camlin Klick Pro mechanical pencil. 

Image outline from google!

#Zentangle – Post 01

Hello Potpourriers (is that even a word :)) How have you all been doing??

I am so not liking that i didn’t publish even a single post since i reached a +100 followers…how could i be so mean??? Hmmm well.. i am not i so love all my followers for their awesomeness!!. 

ZENTANGLE – This was something i came across accidentally on YouTube while looking out for some art tools. I have seen such a kind of art a lot many times but didn’t know it had its own name and fan following. So what exactly it is ?? Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity (i totally agree to that point). It’s like an advanced version of Mehendi designing or Mandala art form (not aware of its international names)

And so i started doing some research on it, beginners, types etc and then started learning them. In no time i realized how addicted i became to this. I would come back home from work, make myself a glass of tea and start learning the basic patterns and then try out some designs. I even ended up buying special Sakura Micro Pens for doing Zentangle. So introducing some of the Zentangle work i have done in the last ten days instead of blogging. Hope you all enjoy and give your honest opinion about it.

Image 02 – First Zentangle – This was the first one i tried. It was a random patterning design where in you draw many repetitive patterns to just form an overall abstract image. This does have few flaws but then i love it cause this was my first hand experience to draw Zentangles.

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Patterning

Image 03 – The Lady I started searching for designs that use Zentangle patterns and i mostly found images of girls. So i decided to use my beginners lessons to start doing a different design – a gal and a peacock. I never imagined it would turn out so beautifully.I like the peacock more 😛 

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The Girl The Peacock

Image 04 – The Gift – I started sharing my art with my close friends and one of them happen to request me to try this patterning on alphabets and since his birthday was approaching i thought of gifting him a Monogram of his name  – “R”. I am yet to frame it but this ones for now. I am gonna do one for my home also very soon for the alphabet S

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The Gift

Image 05 – The BRIDE – I love this one so much. I avoided to many patterns and kept it very basic and simple. I wanted to try on some colors over the patterns but the moment i finished coloring the red bow i thought my picture was completed.I am gonna frame this one and hang it on my wall. This is also currently my mobile wallpaper  🙂 🙂 

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The Bride

So there it is, all that i have been doing since my last post on the blog. Please do comment and let me know your feedback. And for those who enjoy drawing give Zentangle a shot. Its addictive!!! 

P.S – This was my contribution in the #inktober month. Though it’s a thirty-day thing i thought i could customize it accordingly. 😛

Do what you love!!! Happy Blogging!!! 🙂