birth | 100 Emotions (a sketching challenge)

I am enthralled to discover this almost-exhaustive list of inspiring, complex, multilayered words over at cherrytato (an amazing blog, btw). And while the original prompt is to respond with the written word, I’ve decided to switch to sketching instead to expand my creative horizons. If you are interested, feel free to choose whatever form of medium…

Moved to Tears by “The Artist” (2011)

Exactly two minutes I ago, I’d finished watching “The Artist” –a black-and-white silent film unconventionally created in 2011. Magnificent is an understatement. Also, that movie made me incredibly happy –the characters, their charms and the entire optimistic premise… it’s inevitably my new favourite film of all-time.

GIMP: A Free Photostop Alternative

GIMP, in my opinion, is the ultimate replacement of Photoshop. Then again, I’ve never used Photoshop (properly) so I may be mistaken. But it’s possibly the best freeware out there for graphic designers. I also like Paint.Net (no, not the simplistic Microsoft version, but something else) for editing pictures, but it lacks the ability to create things…

NaNoWriMo: Finish A Novel In A Month

What is NaNoWriMo? I hear you ask. If you’re a writer, or even if you’re a reader of unpublished (and even some published) writers on the internet, you will come across this word. For me, it took about five occurrences before I took an interest in what this strange, unfamiliar (but certainly an acronym) stood for.