September 25, 2014

5 Tips For Moving From Your Freezing Point



Have you ever had times when you felt frozen into the ground and couldn't move? 
Well, not literallly! It's more like that time in life when you seem to be stuck in one place - not moving forward, nor back - and it is the most frustrating feeling! Am I right or am I right?

I think this is more common between artistic types of people, but I'm pretty sure every one of us at least once had this struggle.

I, myself, have this condition regularly, about once in two months. And oh bruh, it's bad. You just want to crawl in your bed (um, that's basically what always happens, actually), stare blankly at the ceiling and cannot come up with anything. The lack of inspiration is so real at those times!

I recently got past the point of freezing and I am on the cloud nine right now. I thought I would point out a few things which usually help me to get my flow and motivation back! 

1. Make Time To Relax


Maybe you're overworking or maybe you're just stressing yourself by trying to force ideas out of your brain. Whatever's the cause, take a break! Sometimes it's enough to sleep it off and sometimes it needs way more effort. I used to take at least week's time of rest to recreate my mind, body and thoughts. This leads to no. 2...

2. Take A Break To Think


Don't force anything out of yourself, but just take time to think about all that's happening. Where are you going? What do you want from yourself? What do you strive to do/create/accomplish? These questions can really help to boost your motivation as you'll once again see your goals and passions. Things often get lost in our minds because of overworking and it's healthy to constantly remind ourselves why are we doing what we're doing.
BUT avoid overthinking. It is as bad as losing motivation, only that we can control overthinking. It gets us nowhere and just gives more problems that benefits.

3. Explore AKA Find New Source(s) Of Inspiration


Sometimes these things come to you at the most unexpected time! It happened to me recently and now my newest source of inspiration has never been so powerful! Explore, check out new music, new people, new books etc. Something that could get an emotion out of you so you could feel alive again. Most importantly, give everything a chance. Maybe you don't like sci-fi books in general but what if that one particular sci-fi book will spark something in you and change your whole outlook? I know this because it has happened to me. 

4. Trigger A Change


If you froze, there's a possibility you need some changes. Nothing drastic (if you feel the need, go drastic!). I think that sometimes we lose the confidence because we're so used to the process and it gets boring. What can be done about this? Well, anything you can come up with! Maybe change your workplace a bit, add something new to your style, change your hairstyle, take a different route to school/work. Just change something!

5. Move Forward


Paulo Coelho once said - "When in doubt, take the next small step" and this is one of my favorite wall-worthy quotes of all time. And it actually works. Even the smallest step, like writing a title for a new chapter, drawing the first line on a sheet of paper or writing down the stupidest idea, counts. Every action has a reaction and that reaction will probably be a new wave of passion. There's nothing more exciting than getting back to activities you love and believe in. 



These methods work for me personally, but everyone is different, so it might not work for you. 
I still strongly suggest trying them out yourself, though!


Also, do you have your own methods? It's be so cool if you shared your experience because I want to know!

Hope you enjoyed.
↯See ya soon!✌

September 24, 2014

ME + PHOTO Challenge | Day 15 & 16

Heyyy, so guess what? 

My newest baby - super cool laptop with windows 8 which I used to hate btw - was taken away from me! It hasn't even been two weeks that I had it! Now it's somewhere on the way to suppliers to be fixed. Can you believe that it had a spoilage? I am so mad at the shop, honestly.

Can't wait to get it back! Fell inlove with the newest Windows and completely changed my mind about them. It's funny how we have these preconceptions, huh?

Okay, let's get into the challenges now!

ME #15 | SOMETHING THAT EXCITES YOU AND FILLS YOU WITH JOY


This is an easy one! BUT I won't reveal it hehe. No but for reals, it's a new discovery of mine and I cannot have enough of it. It's on my music player, on my phone, on my computer... I spent 70% of my YouTube time watching them and getting inspired every.single.time. My friends probably think that I'm nuts but hey, I've never been this happy before!

I truly hope that one day you'll find something that will change you, inspire you and fill you with joy. And if you have already found it, I feel so happy for you!

PHOTO #15 | SILHOUETTE




ME #16 | SOMETHING THAT YOU REGRET NOT DOING IN THE LAST YEAR


I regret just one thing - not trying hard enough to get to know one person, who already left school last year. It was an interesting person and I am just so stupid for being scared. Now it's over, I forgot it but that small regret still sits somewhere in me. Though I try to get rid of regrets as they're not healthy at all! Still, there's this feeling that tells "but everything could be different..."

PHOTO #16 | A GOOD HABIT



A really really good habit is to enjoy the small things in life! See good everyday, look around and find beauty in your surroundings! You won't believe how many fantastic things happen every day without your notice.

Also a super good habit is to eat breakfast. Sounds weird probably but I always scold my friends for not having breakfast. Even if you're not hungry in the mornings, you should have at least one bite of something.



On the end note...
...how are you all?
Maybe something good happened? Tell me in the comments!

↯See ya soon!✌

September 18, 2014

Quick Photoshoot | First Graphic Project

Hello!

First off, I upgraded my camera with two new lenses! One is Canon 55-250 mm f/4-5.6 and the other goes for 75-300 mm f/4-5.6. I've never had zoom lenses before, nor I had known anything about lenses at all. Then I did some research and immediately wanted to give them a try! So I asked my good friend to pose for me as I try to play with the new toys. I took the 55-250 mm lens with me, for the first try. 

(I gotta confess, editing these was such a pain in the booty)









Thanks to my good friend AgnÄ—! Hopefully she'll pose for me in the future because I find her really beautiful and she can give a good stare, haha.

As for the project, it was my brother's birthday on the 2nd of September and I had the last minute idea to make him a drawing! Kinda 'logo-look-alike' but not exactly. It's supposed to 'represent' his online nickname. Well, you'll see, I cannot explain it that well.

I want to mention that I just started with all the from-scratch photoshop projects, so this took me a while (as it was a spontaneous decision, I had to work real quick).

Here's the finished picture straight form PS:

Here's the final result, officially worn by the owner!




I am pretty happy with the result! Now I just need to practice a lot and hopefully get into Illustrator soon??? (I wish)

Anyway, that's it for today! I'll probably shoot my girls on Saturday, so there will be brand new pictures and lots of editing. Yayy... YAYYY!!!

↯See ya soon!✌




September 14, 2014

ME + PHOTO Challenge: Day 13 & 14

Welcome back (I say to myself)! Going back to school has been super busy, trying to figure out future projects has been more than super busy. So these things happened and now I'm on my way to the day 13 & 14 of my challenge! This time, I wanted to do something different with the photos, so I went back to the time when I found out about moving pictures and adored them so much that I absolutely had to learn how to do them. Of course, first attempts were total flops but now, after some time, I finally get it how to do them properly! Gives some twist to the photo challenge :)

ME #13 // SOMEONE YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO MEET


There's no person in particular (except for Niall, lol) that I want to meet. Though, there is a certain, let's call it, type of person I'd really like to meet and have as a friend. I love being backstage and I admire band stuff. See where I'm going? :D Yes, I'd like to meet someone who was in a band, or touring, or having gigs so that I could see and experience the whole process! From rehearsals to setting up and from real performances to spontaneous chill gatherings. I want to experience that so much and meeting people who do this would be out of this world for me.

ME #14 // RELATIONSHIP TO FOOD


When I first read the topic, I wanted to say that like every person, I'm in a strong relationship with food but then I remembered that we have many serious issues, so now I'm confused. Let's say that we're in a complicated relationship but I love it nonetheless.

PHOTO #13 // CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT




PHOTO #14 // EYES (more like a sneak peek)




That's it for today. I'm sorry for the delayed posts but they will come out pretty soon! I have to sort out my schedule if I want to do this full-time (almost).

And I am so excited for the new look! I have so many ideas which will have to come true even if that means googling "how to..." seven days a week. Aaarrgh, I will do it!!!

Thank you for reading :)

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September 07, 2014

Back To School | My Essentials



I don't know about you, but for me school has started almost a week ago. I was excited about going back to school because summer started to feel kind of boring with its sucky weather therefore lack of activities. Now it means we're getting back to work! I don't know whether I'm ready for what's ahead of me but let's just not think too far into future. Let's enjoy those exciting preparations for a new season instead!

What do I expect this year? Work, to be honest. This is my last year, so I have to as prepared as possible and I'm not talking just about final exams. They aren't that important to me and yes, as bad as it sounds, I won't be desperately preparing for them. While it was still summer, I've been thinking about a gap year, I had a strong opinion that I won't enroll anywhere after school. Now I have more sense (lol) and I want to go to uni (fingers crossed). So yeah, not only school work but I also will try to work majorly on my skills and on this blog. Not going anywhere!

NEWS: expect another blog style change and this time I will try my best to work on it. Finally got Adobe Illustrator working!!!

I started fall season with two new items: shoes and a bag. The shoes were a must because I don't have shoes. Wait, hold up, before you start bursting with laughter, lemme tell you - I really didn't have any shoes for fall except for sneakers but we all know I'm trying not to be a tomboy, so they didn't count!


*bling bling* what

I had to decide whether to get a girly bag or a small backpack for packing just my camera and a wallet when going out. My girls helped me decide and by the result of 3:0 the answer is obvious.






Now let's jump into my school essentials a.k.a. things I never leave my home without when going to school!


Textbooks. Duh. Why wouldn't I take them? Haha. They take up most of my bag space and why the duck they have to be so huge?

Headphones or ear-buds. I never ever ever leave home without one of these. When I do, may Lord help us all. I just can't at those times.
I choose ear-buds more often because they're more compact and will suit every outfit while headphones, being bigger, are more noticeable and won't go with heels and a dress. I use them mostly at home.
Headphones - Audio Technica
Ear-buds - Razer

Personal notebook. Here I keep all my lists, notes, thoughts and ideas. I have different sections for blogging, photography, general stuff etc. Comes in handy when an idea strikes or for simple planning while you're bored!

Wallet. All my non-existing money, monthly bus tickets, cards, receipts etc. go here. Do I need to comment more on that?

Keys. I love the boxing glove. Keeps me from losing my keys, unlike my brother who always loses his.

Pens. Didn't have time for a proper pencil case search. All my old ones are either broken or stupid. Now my pens enjoy the freedom whilst flying aimlessly inside my bag.

Phone. Seriously? DUUUH. Half of my life is in there! (The other half is in my computer...)

USB. I learned to always have this thing with me last year when I always didn't have anything to store information in. Now I have this Intenso thingy with me with important files, presentations etc. Comes in handy!

Planner & Sketchbook. I learned about planners not long ago as people in America or UK are used to have them? So I thought I will get one and make everything easier for me to plan. I always forget things! My memory is pathetic, to be honest and that week's view lets me see planned things just in a glance!
Sketchbook also comes in pretty handy. I don't particularly like to doodle (unlike most of the people) because I always lack of ideas but it's an amazing companion when I'm bored or I want to quickly note something: an idea, a vision, a project and similar things. Oh and I can't draw so it always gets funny when I look inside it.




That's about it! Little secret: my life and I am in chaos right now so I'm trying really hard to keep all of this going. Love all of you who are reading this. I spread my love, you spread yours too. ♥

↯See ya soon!✌