Icy World – 氷の世界

Icy-World

So, this is my most recent digital painting! The inspiration behind it stems from my obsession with the Galilean Moon, Europa. Europa is one of Jupiter’s moons that is said to have a surface made of ice. Beneath the crust, scientists believe that there are oceans of water. Europa might just be the next Earth, who knows right?

Software: Adobe Photoshop

Tools: Wacom Intuos Pro

Duration: I’m not sure, took me all day to finish it!

A New Chapter

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It’s been quite some time since the last time I posted anything on my blog. So, I’m not sure where to start or what to write for the matter. So, I guess I’ll start with the big news:

I graduated from college! 

That took a while to finally sink in, to be honest! I’m a responsible adult now, with commitments and responsibilities and all that. Can you believe it? I won’t be pulling anymore all nighters or worrying about grades! No more research papers! No more staying in uni till midnight to finish a project! No more 7 hours studio! No more studying during breaks! No more fighting over courses! No more walking around like zombies …. No more classes!

Anyway…

To be completely frank with you, a few months back, just the idea of actually graduating freaked the hell out me. My mind was clouded with fear of what would come after? what if I couldn’t find a job? what if this and what if that..

Now however, I find myself excited and determined to grow everyday and become the best version of myself. The day I walked down the stage to receive my diploma, I knew deep down that this new chapter would be the scariest and the toughest, yet also the most exciting one! I knew that this is the time to finally let go and push myself beyond my comfort zone.

So, I have a list of goals in mind that I will achieve by the end of this year (hopefully):

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  • I will give it my all and word hard every day to enhance my career and double my achievements.
  • I will create a balance in my life and make every day count.
  • I will let go of all the fears and irrational worries that held me back for years.
  • I will get out of my comfort zone (by force).
  • I will grow with each and every day.
  • I will apply these goals for the rest of my life.

 

** Stay tuned for another list in 2018. That’s it for now, unless I remember anything else lol.

 

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Forget others.. Live for yourself

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By simply observing people around us, we notice many common problems that we all struggle with. For example, we all struggle because of expectations and the pressure it exerts on our daily life. Sometimes we feel as if our decisions are being controlled by an invisible hand. Its as if those decisions were made because we were allowed to make them. In other words, we actually believe we’re making these decisions when in reality, we’re being pushed into that specific direction ..LOL
Over time, the pressure just takes its’ toll on us and we just start beating ourselves up and destroying our self-image. I thought about this for a while and I’ve noticed that we simply live for acceptance. Everything we do… we do it in hope of being accepted by someone .. a parent, a friend, a lover or society.

So, why do we do that?

It’s simply because acceptance is a fundamental human need.

We live our life trying to satisfy others; we try so hard to fit our ‘persona’ without realizing that people will never be satisfied. The more we give, the higher the expectations become. So, what’s the point? What’s the point of fulfilling those expectations if they’re just going to pile up anyway? What’s the point of mentally degrading ourselves for being unable to meet the list of endless expectations?

I mean, the more we try to fulfill them, the more we fall behind, right? ..
and well, eventually we would find ourselves in an inescapable loop of misery.

So, what’s the point?

I personally believe that each person should try to live everyday with utter fulfillment. I believe that one should try, for their own sake, to better themselves with each passing day. People shouldn’t feel the need to prove themselves to anyone, but themselves.

So, forget about pleasing others and live for yourself.. not for others.