26 September 2015

I am, without a doubt, a perfectionist. And while in some ways that's a blessing - I always strive my hardest to succeed at whatever I do, there are of course problems with being such a stickler for perfection, the most recent one being my art. Outside of actually studying art I always try to keep on top of my art/scrapbook journal just so that I always have an outlet for untamed creativity, but due to my inner perfectionism, I never like what I create. No matter if it took five minutes or an hour, I will almost always look at it, think meh, and cover it up with a blank page so I can start all over again. And that's not healthy, especially when it comes to what I'm doing: filling pages of a book that no-one will ever see unless I choose to show them.

Review: SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo

19 September 2015

PUBLISHER: indigo | PUBLICATION DATE: october 8th 2015 | GENRE: fantasy  
(thank you to the Guardian for sending me this book for free in exchange for an honest review.)
Utterly, extremely bewitching. The characters, the plot; very rarely in my life do I say that a book desperately needs a sequel – this is one of those instances. I didn’t allow myself to have expectations for SIX OF CROWS, purely because I knew they would explode through the roof and I would explode with them – but this book. This book was like a kaleidoscope of colours and wit and bravery and vulnerability were mixed together in a cauldron to create these characters.


12 September 2015

Usually, a book makes it to my wishlist after I've heard of it, heard other people's opinions on it, and I've read a couple of reviews about it. UNDER A PAINTED SKY made it just with the cover and blurb to form my opinion. Honestly, I don't understand why some people are so adamant that reader's should not judge books by their covers. Yes, to an extent, we should take other factors into account as well - but that's effectively trying to say that books could just have completely blank covers.

WRECK THIS JOURNAL | a progression of sorts

05 September 2015

It has been a while since I've done anything in my wreck this journal, and honestly I think it's because I'm such a sporadic and mood-driven creative. I tend to have fast-paced spurts of one art medium, then i get tired of it and move onto something else, and that cycle carries on until it returns full circle. it's the same with my reading habits, i'm definitely a mood reader and i don't think that will ever change.