Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday #18: Creative Flow

Nails of the week.

Hello!  Hope y'all are having a lovely Sunday so far.  It's a bit past noon here and I'm writing this while watching The Originals on Netflix with a bowl of Nongshim ramen.  Shhh, I don't care how bad ramen is for me - I love it!  

LAB.  I've been doing more computer and literature work for lab in recent weeks.  I've gotten back into doing more wet chemistry.  For some reason, reading seems unproductive to me, even though it's a necessary part of graduate school and learning.  It doesn't always feel like tangible productivity.  However, it really paid off this week when it came to collaborative discussion.  As part of my quest to learn new techniques, I  imaged cancer cells this past week and that was pretty cool.

WEEKEND.  I think self care is really important, but that tends to get neglected when I'm busy and stressed.  Sometimes, I really need some time to myself to decompress, paint my nails, and do a sheet mask.  Saturday was a bit of a self care afternoon and the evening was topped off by a campus theater production of Much Ado About Nothing.  The Shakespeare play is a comedy, but it sure got dark at some parts!

Self-portrait with a #2 pencil.

CREATING.  Drawing and writing fiction used to be my mainstay hobbies, especially when I was a teenager.  I'm ashamed to admit, I haven't really drawn in over a year.  This self portrait was sketched quickly on a whim this past Friday.  Self portraits have always been a challenge for me.  While this one is done with many flaws, it is the best one I've ever done in terms of (some) likeness.  I haven't written seriously since I was fifteen so I started up a little again this week.  Since we're on the subject of creativity, I shared my photography kit this week!  Aims for this week: use my downtime to write/draw/photograph instead of Netflixing.


  1. Wow, considering you said you drew this on a whim it is pretty ruddy fantastic! What an incredible talent! You should definitely sketch more, Netflix less! Really happy I found your blog.
    Also I <3 ramen.
    Betty x
    The Betty Stamp

  2. Wow you're really good at drawing!! I'm sure you'll get as good as you were before if you keep practicing. x

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  3. Woah, you have a serious talent for drawing! Keep practising! :)

  4. I have been eating ramen every week so judgement here! haha. You are amazing at drawing!! :)
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  5. NONGSHIM RAMEN IS AMAZING! I limit myself to once per week but I spend the entire week craving it haha. The self portrait looks really good!

    Jane / deluminators

  6. Such a beautiful drawing! I miss drawing realistic figure. It sure is a challenge but I am sure you will get better if you keep practicing.

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