Please forgive me for being so inconsistent with blogging these days. I’ve always been a fan of the “if the words aren’t coming, then don’t blog just to keep a schedule” mindset.
I’ve kept it no secret about my love-hate relationship with blogging and the cyclical slumps I seem to get. And lately, I’ve been in one of those. My mind can’t seem to formulate words into pleasing sentences and just the thought of opening up WordPress stresses me out.
But the thing is, this slump isn’t like the others past. I’ve been brimming with creativity and inspiration… probably more so than I’ve ever felt. Just not for writing.
I’ve recently rediscovered my love for drawing and got myself a sketchbook and the most basic drawing supplies. I’ve been spending hours of my day with my head bent over a clean, fresh sheet of paper, under the blazing glow of a desk lamp, my fingers cramping as slowly images form out of the the wispy strokes of a pencil tip.
Eventually, I thought, why not channel that artistic inspiration into blogging as well? And so, I have decided to chronicle my adventures in an art journal. Yep, old school style. It’s been so fun and incredibly therapeutic putting it together. So here is what I’ve been up to for the past few weeks in sketches!
(click on the images for larger sizes… I need to figure out a way to take higher quality photos…)
And that basically sums up the past few weeks in Taipei. :) I’m so excited to settle here for a a little bit through the end of this year. Taipei really is one of my favorite cities in the world.
I know at times, this blog seems completely unfocused, seeming to be neither here nor there. I bare my soul and talk about food and sometimes about puppies and now this is perhaps the strangest post I have ever done. I guess this blog is aptly named Slightly Astray for a few reasons. And that is just life too, isn’t it. Life is random and unpredictable and hell, even now at the age of 29, I find myself still uncertain and staring down multiple roads. Maybe this is the year I figure it out? :)
What do you guys think of this post format? Would you like to see future ones like this? :)
And P.S. Here‘s a peek at one of my most recent sketchings.