To write is to bleed.

To write is to become vulnerable,
to surrender our bare souls to the page.
Our flesh and blood:
a sign of existence.

So bleed,
it is proof that you are alive.

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Hearts in a Jar

hearts in a jar, i’ll see you in 3 months rob #diy #valentines #gift #craft #heart #origami

A photo posted by Jane Karina (@outofcreativity) on Nov 5, 2016 at 6:31pm PDT

 

Hearts in a Jar (a very creative name that I came up with) is mostly heart-shaped origami where I wrote messages in, and then placed in a jar.

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It’s a very simple task, but it does mean a lot to the receiver if you put your entire heart into the project (or at least it did)! The heart origami that I made came from the tutorial here by Craft TV (Jessica). It seems intimidating at first, and I had a hard time getting it right, but after a lot of concentration and patience, I managed to make one! After that, it was far easier out of muscle memory.

The mason jar that I got was quite big as well, so I could fit thirty-five hearts in it. I also used two colours (red and pink) to make it seem more vibrant and not too dull.unspecified

I covered the top of the mason jar with black paper so that I could write on it, and it turned out quite well! I’m really happy with the result, and my boyfriend seemed to really like it!

This was probably my most original and creative endeavour, so don’t expect better crafts in the future.

Update!

It’s been really long since I’ve been here, even though I said that I was going to post here daily.

I’ve been too busy at university, doing assignments and currently in the middle of exams (which of course is the best time to do NaNoWriMo). I’ve also diverted my focus on more handmade stuff such as crafting and DIY (knitting, origami, etc.) so I my writing will be far more sparse.

However, I will post up how I did my most recent craft that I made for my boyfriend. It won’t be much of a tutorial because it’s quite easy, but I will show where I got the origami tutorial and the idea of it. I don’t know when I’ll post it because I’ll probably take a while to do it (procrastination) and I want to try something out too!

Afterwards, I will probably post regarding NaNoWriMo. I’ll also be going to Japan late November (which is great timing) so I’ll also take pictures then.

Stay tuned! ๐Ÿ™‚

Just a little update:

Today is my seventh day of going to the gym in a row! I decided last week that running for 30 mins a day outside of my flat didn’t feel enough and I felt uncomfortable because my place is on a hill. In the end, I went to the gym and just jumped in.

Honestly I never felt better! Exercising at the gym allowed me to take my mind off things and I feel accomplished, the soreness also oddly feels good.

Seven days in a row is obviously not good without a rest day, so I’ll be taking one tomorrow (with a treat of ice cream!) 

I started exercising on the 3rd of September, which is around three weeks until now. I (think, if the scale isn’t lying to me) lost 1.5kgs so far, which is honestly amazing for me! I haven’t seen any changes yet, but I do feel it.

I plan on continuing for as long as I can, I want to actually achieve my goal this time around. Someday, I will! ๐Ÿ™‚

I realised that my hobbies jump a lot,

Like at one point I’ll love to just write, so I’ll write for a couple of weeks just crazily writing everything out, and then I’ll stop.

Now I want to do artistic hobbies such as sewing, but I’m afraid I’ll just keep that up for a week or two and drop it again.

I guess what I don’t have is a sense of passion? Or maybe it’s just my attention span that’s quite short, I have no idea. I hope that I’ll find something that I won’t ever drop, to be honest.

You know how I said I’ll keep a journal?

Yeah I actually did it! Surprised myself lol I didn’t think I’d actually go through with it.

I really like the idea of a bullet journal (which is what I’ve started to keep). It’s basically a simple journal filled with to-do lists each day and a list of whatever you want to keep (currently keeping a to-read list, a to-game list, etc.) It’s also a really good way for me to just organise and keep myself artistic at times, especially since I’m not really artistic.

Keeping this journal has made me want to re-investigate my artistic side, not in the means of drawing, but in making stuff like the angry birds doll I made for my family’s Christmas. I love sewing, I used to knit and I learned how to crochet, but didn’t go anywhere with that. I feel like I need to get back into them, I feel so motivated right now!

 This is what my bullet journal right now! Not a lot of colours, but I love minimalism, so this definitely reflects me.

One of my goals,

Other than losing weight, is to look good in one of those gym leggings. You know, ones that look like these.

Because I have really big thighs, I don’t necessarily look very good in them, nor do I even fit in them to be honest. It may sound like a really odd goal, but the reason why I want to slim down is because I want to fit into pretty clothes anyways. Sounds vain, but I’ve always envied those who could fit into them andย look good.ย That’s why I decided to go ahead and do this in the first place.

Sorry guys,

I think this blog has officially changed from a literary one to a fuck-who-the-hell-knows blog.

Sorry to disappoint you for whoever followed me for the poems and stories, I’ll keep posting more but not as much as I’ll post blogs.

Also I keep promising to write and keep up but I haven’t been. It’s no excuse because it’s only one per day but I’ve been slacking. I’ll catch up then post once a day I promise.