Art, Mail Art, Penpaling

Mail Art ~ In Which I Showcase Some More Art

I apologize in advance for the terrible photo quality. My phone camera is absolute garbage.

Ta-da! Another art post! I haven’t done one of these in forever, and I’ve accumulated so much envelope and mail art, I thought I’d post some pictures. They’re in chronological order, of course. We’re only organized here.

*shakes head vigorously*

Anyways, I hope you enjoy all the art! I’ll try to link all the art supplies I used underneath the pictures.

Off we go!

Photo thanks to Liesl

I love this one so much! Maybe it’s because I love rainbows so much, but I digress. My art supplies were:

  • watercolors from the dollar store (I’m cheap in the watercolor department LOL) (Editing Mia here: I got some better watercolors for Christmas, so I guess my Dollar Tree watercolors will have to take the backseat)

I use my Tombows a lot for my envelope art. Be warned.

Photo thanks to Liesl

I am so proud of that calligraphy. It just looks so smooth and flowy. *chef’s kiss* Good job, Mia!

  • Sakura Microns (for the “please deliver to:”)

This was the first letter that I themed after the envelope art, and the inside has some more lovely calligraphy, except done with the brush tip.

Also, if you’re wondering, my return address is on the back. I didn’t forget it. I prefer writing it on the back, because it leaves more space for the art.

This one was fun! The whole letter had a butterfly theme, so I decorated the paper with little butterflies in the margins and I included some origami butterflies. The art was relatively simple to do. I just drew some butterfly wings, colored them in, and darkened a strip down the middle for the body.

  • Tombow pastel set (for the butterflies)
  • Tombow primary set (I used the black marker for the calligraphy to get a fuller, more sweeping look)
  • Sakura Microns for the address (which you can’t see, but it’s there)
“I found this humerus.”

I saw this pun in a blog post a little while back and I just had to use it for a Halloween themed letter. Although, I got a little liberal with the white gel pen. Regrets.

  • Tombow primary set (I’ve been using the black a lot lately….)
  • Sakura Gelly Roll (I hate this gel pen with a flaming passion, but it’s the only one I’ve got. It does not go on smooth, and it really seems to enjoy not being opaque whatsoever. That’s why it looks bluish-gray on the cat. Although it does look nice outlining the calligraphy.)
  • Sakura Microns (I use these a lot!)
  • Kraft envelopes (these are in the biggest size I could find, and they’re great! I think I spent $15 on a pack of 100, which was a pretty good price. These things are durable as heck. And so thick.)

I also remembered to take pictures of the stuff inside the letter as well, so direct your attention down below ⬇⬇

WOW what a crappy photo.

Here we see the envelope, the letter (which was 11 pages long! 😳), two friendship bracelets from my stash, some stickers from IDK where, washi tape, a riddle, some fun questions, and another bone pun that reads “Dude, I got your back.” and shows a skeleton holding another skeleton’s spine. I love bone puns XD

  • Kraft tags (I got 200 of these for less than $10, and they’re thick and hold the washi tape well)
  • Washi tape from Hobby Lobby and Dollar Tree (I have an addiction and I blame AmandaRachLee XD)
  • Canson XL watercolor pad (I cut it up to make ATC-sized cards for Smaugust, which I never completed, so now I’m using the leftovers in my letters) (Also, I can’t find a one pack of the pad I use, so sorry, no link)
  • a random notebook found in my collection (who knows where it’s from)

I love finding fun ideas for things to send to penpals. “Get to Know You” questions, riddles, jokes, writing prompts (which I didn’t include in this letter because Anabelle doesn’t need any right now, but I do send them to some of my other penpals), stickers, washi tape, and jewelry (as long as it’s not too thick or expensive) are really fun to find in the envelope along with the letter.

I really like how minimalistic this one is. It just looks nice.

  • Kraft envelope
  • Tombow pastel set
  • Cardstock from a random art kit I got a long time that I’m not going to link because it’s trash
  • Scrapbooking stickers from Creative Memories, which, unfortunately, aren’t sold anymore
Guys…..I’m so sorry what even is this lighting

Yeah, there’s a lot in this letter. It had an autumn theme and I think I did that theme justice. Maybe? I used a bunch of orange-y stickers from my collection, a paint chip from Home Depot, and that leaf is one from a tree in our yard that I pressed and then decorated with a bunch of paint markers.

  • Kraft tag
  • Canson XL watercolor pad
  • Tombow pastel pack, tropical pack, and primary pack (for the autumn paint palette)
  • more Wal-Mart and Dollar Tree washi tape
  • stickers from Wal-Mart
Never mind, this lighting is a thousand times worse

Um….that strip along the bottom is supposed to be green…..not gray……what a disaster. I really need a new phone with a way better camera. (Don’t worry, I got a new phone with a way better camera, so the picture quality should go up soon.)

Also, none of these supplies are anything new, so I’m not going to bother with listing them.

I loooove this one! It turned out so cute! I came up with the idea of doing penpal pets (or friends or OC’s) and I came up with a penguin/bluebird for Anabelle. She is so cute!! I have a couple of others already arted and you shall see them later on in the post. But, basically, I just drew Penny on some cardstock and outlined her with a brush pen. Then, I colored her with my Tombows and stuck her on the envelope. She’s so cute!

I made the extras envelope myself and filled it with all kinds of stuff, like my usual Q + A card, washi tape, stickers, etc. I didn’t actually draw the butterfly picture. Anabelle sketched it and sent it to me, and so I watercolored it and sent it back! I think it turned out well! I originally planned for the butterflies’ colors to be reversed, but, since the background is blue, I thought it would look nicer if the butterfly in the foreground contrasted a little better. I think the picture turned out really well!

I decorated the envelopes for my Christmas cards really simple and they look so cute! I found this little bag of Christmas confetti in my scrapbooking stuff, so I stuck a couple shapes on the front, and sprinkled some more inside.

This is Murphy the cat, the first penpal pet I made. Is he not the cutest?? I just want to squeeze him!!

(Also, better camera, yaaayyy!!)

Wow, the flash got aggressive with this one. I used a smaller Kraft envelope that I found and the whole letter had a vintage theme.

IS. THIS. NOT. THE. CUTEST??? I was just casually drawing on the envelopes and then I thought, “I could put the name on the book and the address on the teacup and it would look so cute!” So I did! I should do more like this.

I tried making my envelope like the people in those “Penpal With Me” videos do and it turned out so cute! All of these materials came in a cute little kit from Amazon. (I can’t find the link but I think the brand was called “Biscuit Diary”?) And I just went hogwild sticking stuff down and making it look cute!

Besides the letter, I included a riddle, a paint chip (for aesthetic purposes), washi tape, pressed leaves and flowers, questions, stickers, and a few memos.

Oh my gosh, I just realized that the riddle is wrong!! It’s supposed to say “Where does ‘today’ come before ‘yesterday’?” My bad!

LOOK AT HOW CUTE AND PRETTY THIS LITTLE BUNDLE IS!!!!! (!!!!)

And here’s the bundle and the envelope together. They are so dang cute. I am soooo proud of this letter.

This is one is so “scrapbooky” and it’s really pretty!! (And everything looks so vibrant in this picture! It looks way more washed out IRL) I have so many different flower-related things. It’s a little ridiculous. I had plenty to choose from for the letter though!

LOOK

AT

THE

CUTENESSSSS!!!!!

I found this little panda doodle on Pinterest and I knew I wanted to do a panda theme. (I was also pleasantly surprised to see that I had panda washi tape in my collection. This is why we hoard, children!) I also drew the panda with a real brush pen and it was tricky keeping control because of how loose the nib is. IS IT NOT THE CUTEST???

Okay, I actually really hate how this one turned out. I had pretty much zero tape, so I was trying my best with what I had and it just didn’t turn out like I wanted. But as long as the letter gets where it needs to go, I suppose the envelope design doesn’t really matter.

I do like the supplies I used for this letter, and the other letter up there ⬆⬆ They’re cute and versatile and FUN!!

Well, thus concludes this post that has been in the making for actual months. I was trying to wait until I was all caught up on all the letters I had to write, but more letters kept coming in, and tonight, when I finished that last letter, I was so happy because I thought I could finish the post! But then, I checked the mailbox and I had a letter, so I wasn’t caught up after all. But, honestly, I’m just ready to post this post, so here. Post.

I’m thinking of making these mail art posts a regular thing, like one in January, then one in July every year. I write enough letters for that LOL

Welp, I hope this post gave y’all some inspiration for your own letters, or was entertaining to read. Which envelope was your favorite?

Love,

🎡 Surrender by Natalie Taylor (this song is the most calming song I’ve ever heard. I’m obsessed) 🎡

Art, Goals and Recaps and That Sort Of Thing, Music, My Writing

2021 Goal Recap! ~ In Which I Make a New Year’s Wishlist

Ta-da! A New Year’s resolutions post! Actually, it’s more like a wishlist. Hence the title. I’ll be recapping all the goals I made back in February of 2021 (which is also my second most popular post, which is a little crazy πŸ˜…) and making new goals for 2022! The last time I looked at that post was back in the summer, so it’s been a hot minute.

Now we shall see how well I did! I’m scared and excited. Here we go!

Writing:

1. Reach 50 followers on my blog βœ”

When I made this goal, I was at 32 followers. Now, I am at 68! That’s more than double than what I had before! Thank you guys so much for reading all my crazy ramblings every month. It means a lot! ❀❀

2. Complete at least one of my unfinished novels/novellas ❌

Aw, look at how cute and naive I was at the beginning of the year! I actually thought I could finish the rough draft of one of my novels! Cute little Mia. I didn’t really do that much writing last year. My bad.

3. Post some of my writing on my blog βœ”

Check and check! I posted more than I thought, and I’m pleased with myself. (If you want to read any of it, you can check it out here.)

4. Get back to writing in my journal βœ”

This didn’t really happen until the end of the year, but I have gotten back to regularly writing in my journal. πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

Reading:

1. Read all the books on my TBR list ❌

AHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHHAHHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHAHA–

2. Start taking more book suggestions βœ”β“

I mean….kind of? Not really sure.

Art:

1. Keep up with my reading journal ❌

Failed right out of the gate, but I got into bullet journaling again!

2. Draw my characters ❌

I made moodboards for four of them, which included headshots, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten.

3. Do more canvas painting ❌

Also no.

Music:

1. Learn ten new songs on the piano βœ”

I bought 11, learned 10, and added about a thousand more to my wishlist. I need a new binder to keep my sheet music in, because the keyboard can’t handle my overly stuffed 2-inch binder. It’s a problem.

2. Compose an orchestral piece βœ”

I think I actually composed three. I’m very proud of all of them, AND one of them is predominantly a piano piece, which is cool.

3. Write 20 lyrical songs βœ”

So, I went and grabbed my current song notebook, thinking that was where my songs from 2021 started, but it turns out they start back in one of my old song notebooks, but I was too lazy to grab that notebook, so I just counted the finished songs in my current notebook, and it came out to exactly 20. I guess I smashed this goal.

I also didn’t count the half-finished songs I have, but if I had, that would have probably pushed the total to 30 XD

4. FINALLY master Canon in D βœ”β“

I’ve mostly gotten it down. There are a couple little spots that won’t straighten out, but I think that’s the best I’m going to get πŸ˜…

5. Learn guitar ❌

I failed this one hardcore. I’ll just have to stick with ukulele.

Personal:

1. Not fail school βœ”

I haven’t flunked anything yet. Yet.

2. Get a job ❌

I went from two small jobs to none, but I’m hoping to start waitressing or something this year, because, let’s be honest, we all know I need the money XD

3. Become less articulate βœ”

Why. . . . why did I put “less articulate”? I think I meant “less inarticulate” or simply “more articulate”.

If that’s what I meant, then I think I did pretty well with this one. I went from being a sarcastic wallflower to actually initiating conversations with people I wanted to be friends with. It was hard at first, but I have to remind myself that anything embarrassing that I do will be forgotten within a few months and those people probably want me to talk to them as much as I want them to talk to me. Once I got that in my head, talking didn’t seem as daunting.

I mean, to be honest, I am still horribly socially anxious, but I do everything in my power to keep from overthinking anything that happens, and just focus on the good things that happened. If someone wants to mistreat me, that’s their business, and there are dozens of better people I can surround myself with.

4. Get my driver’s license ❌

Not yet. Maybe this year.

5. Have better relationships with my friends and family βœ”βž•βŒ

I went up on the friend level and down on the family level. Or maybe I just flatlined on the family level. I still talk to them and hang out with them, but besides my oldest sister, I don’t really talk to them all that much.

I hate that I’m becoming the stereotypical, anti-family time teenager.

When it comes to my friends, however, I’ve started making more and asking questions and writing them letters and texting them so I can get to know them on a deeper level. I’ve even made friends with GUYS!!! GUYS!!!!!!! I would have NEVER imagined myself doing that in the past, but somehow it happened. *shrugs*

Well, that recaps all the goals that I set last year for 2021. Now, let’s make some goals for 2022, shall we?

Writing:

1. Reach 100 Followers on My Blog

I’m so close!! I need to get more diligent about publicizing my blog so I’ll have more traffic. And you guys can help too, by sharing my posts with your friends!

2. Finish Plotting My Five-Book Series

I have plotted two and a half books so far, and I have quite a bit to go. Hopefully this will be the year I finish my plot. I’ve been working on it for almost two years!

3. Rejoin YWW

I left the community back in August to focus on school, and I miss it SO BADLY!! I was hoping to rejoin in January, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to. I miss the community and I definitely want to rejoin to help with my writing.

4. Keep Up With My Penpals

I’m starting to wonder if I may have too many penpals because I keep falling behind in my replies. I have two more letters to get done, then I’ll actually be caught up for the first time in months!

Art:

1. Post Two or Three Art Posts This Year

I love sharing my art, and I should have an art post coming out soon! I can’t wait!

2. Keep Up With My Bullet Journal

I’ve been doing pretty good with this so far, and I really hope I can make it through the whole year with my bullet journaling. Who knows, maybe I can even share some of my spreads!

3. Draw My Friends

I think they would appreciate it. Plus, it’s an idea I’ve had for several months.

Music:

1. Learn 10 New Song on the Piano

I’m carrying this one over from last year. I need to put a dent in my wishlist somehow!

2. Write 25 New Songs on Piano or Ukulele

Not just verses and choruses, like I’ve been doing, but full songs with verses, a chorus, chords, all the trimmings.

3. Learn a New Instrument

Yeah, okay, we’ll see if I can actually go through with this one. I would love to learn cello, but cellos are a wee bit expensive, so we shall see.

4. Get Voice Lessons

This is something I’ve been wanting for a couple of years now, but we haven’t really found the right teacher. Hopefully I can find someone and have a few lessons.

Acting:

1. Perform in At Least One Show

Preferably more, but this kind of thing is out of my control. We’ll just see where 2022 takes me!

2. Write a New Play For My Siblings

My sisters have been nagging me about writing them a musical or a play to perform, so I guess I have to write them one. And maybe I can get some pictures of our little “performance” and make a blog post out of it!

3. Learn to Dance

Maybe not like, all the dances, but I am a TERRIBLE dancer, so I need all the practice I can get!

Personal:

1. Meet an Online Friend IRL

There is actually the possibility of this looming on the horizon and I’m ACTUALLY FREAKING OUT!!!! Expect a blog post about it, if it happens.

2. Experiment With Beauty Products

I’ve been toying with the idea of trying out makeup for a little while, and I also thought it might be fun to dye my hair or something. I don’t know. It’s up to my parents, I guess.

3. Get a Job

I have an idea of where I want to work, so maybe over the summer I can start working there! Hopefully. It depends on if they like me or not πŸ˜…

4. Get My Driver’s License

I NEED THE POWER TO GO TO THE STORE AND GET FOOD!!!

I think those are all the goals I want to achieve. I may come back and add more, but these are what I have for now! I’m so excited to start working towards them.

What do y’all think of my goals? What kind of goals are you working toward this year?

Love,

🎡 Isle of Flightless Birds by Twenty-One Pilots 🎡

God's Providence, My Writing

I Did a Thing ~ In Which I Did a Thing

GUYS I DID A THING

I was just casually writing, trying to get my word count up for today, when I wrote the most AESTHETIC THING I have ever written!! And I’m sharing it with you because I’m SO HECKING PROUD OF IT!!!!

Enjoy!

i had a mother. she was the sun. she looked after me. even when she was dying, she tried her best to make sure i was securely planted.

i failed her.

i found myself staring down the inside of a cup, knowing that i would soon go like my friends, swallowed up without a chance of survival. i remember trying to cry. i couldn’t. i was hard as a rock. nothing could break me.Β 

i was surrounded by the laughter of girls. they joked and jostled each other. the one that had me in her grasp kept fingering me. a shock passed through me.

i shouldn’t be here.

i was raised with high hopes. i thought i could start a family, have a life, be as fulfilled as my mother. she was the sun. i wasn’t even the moon. there was no trace of her light reflecting off of me.

i was scared of who i was becoming.

the next thing i knew, i was lying facedown in the dirt. the cup lay next to me. empty shells from all of my friends peppered the area. i knew in that moment i didn’t have to be like them. they had withered. i could bloom.

and i did.

surrounded by weeds. struggling to breathe. most days wondering where my next meal would come from. clouds riddled my sky. a chain fence held me back from joy. but i bloomed. i’m not quite the moon to my mother, but i am something else.

i am her sunflower.

~~bloom where God plants you~~

Okay, that’s all, you may go back to your life now.

🎡 In the Light by DC Talk 🎡

Goals and Recaps and That Sort Of Thing

New Year, New Chances, Except Not Many People Are Going to Seize Those Chances ~ In Which I Welcome a New Month

I have to write two goal recap posts this month, one for my December recap and one for my yearly goal recap. We’ll do this one first.

Happy New Year, y’all!!! Did any of y’all stay up to watch the ball drop? We didn’t. We hung out with cousins on New Year’s Day, and they live quite far away, so my parents were adamant we get some good sleep. (I still stayed up and read for a little while.) I’m excited to see where this new year leads and what kind of friendships, heartbreak, trust, and new chances the Lord is going to give me. Hopefully I’ll be able to take it all in stride. πŸ˜…

December Memories

The day after Thanksgiving, I put my Santa hat on my head, and I didn’t take it off until the month was over, besides showers and sleeping and changing clothes and stuff. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Christmas is my favorite time of year. It just has such a glorious aesthetic, and there’s nothing quite like looking for lights after it gets dark and listening to holiday music.

Literally, the entire month was a whirlwind of Christmas preparations and parties, and I actually ate it up. I enjoyed all the going and all the busy-ness and I had so much fun hanging out with my friends.

There are SOOO many birthdays in December, along with Christmas, so we had a lot of presents to buy and wrap and make sure they don’t accidentally get put under the tree. The birthdays take place on the 1st, the 18th, and the 27th, plus a couple of my friends had birthdays throughout the month, which was a loT TO REMEMBER but I tried my best.

The month got REAL BUSY from the 17th to the 20th. We had parties and plays and all that jazz, and it went something like this.

17th: Youth Sunday school class hangout. We went to our Sunday school teacher’s house and had a good time hanging out. The boys attempted to build an engine meant for advanced 8-year-olds, and failed miserably, until the college kids got aholt of it, and they still somehow had pieces left over. One of the excuses the boys made was that he wasn’t quite to the level of an “advanced 8-year-old”, a weak excuse to be sure, but a funny one. And then, we spent the rest of the evening playing Manhunt and chilling around the bonfire. It was fun!

18th: Not only was this my dad’s birthday, but we also had a dress rehearsal, I had an online band performance, and then we had Christmas with the grandparents. The dress rehearsal spanned all morning, and my band performance started at 12:30. I ended up joining the Zoom call around 1:00, which means I missed the performance of the song I wrote for them, but I heard the other three songs, and I still enjoyed myself. And then, we opened presents with the grandparents and littered the living room with wrapping paper. It was great.

19th: Sunday. We had church that morning, which was normal, but that evening was our play performance. If you wanna hear how that went, you can check out this post.

20th: Youth Wednesday night Bible study party! We had loads of fun. Everyone met at Burger King for lunch, then we went shopping for some objects to give people at nursing homes. We descended upon Dollar Tree like a pack of wolves, and then left just as loudly XD After that, we went to the church and wrapped all the stuff we’d bought, and laughed at the boys struggling with their tissue paper and cards. Highlight of the day XD ACTUALLY WAIT NO, the highlight of the day was when the girls’ team won the Christmas trivia game we played. Towards the beginning of the month, we played a trivia game after Bible Study, and the girls DOMINATED for the whole game, and somehow, at the end, the boys snuck up on us and my own brother answered the winning question. (Still a little salty at that.) During the entire rematch, we were tied, until the last question (“How many points does a snowflake traditionally have?”) when my hand shot up a split second faster than the boys’ spokesperson. I screamed so loud. After that, we ate sugar cookies and the boys went outside in the freezing cold and played whiffle ball.

I finished my scrapbook on the 22nd, just in time for Christmas, and I sent out all of the Christmas cards I’d made on the 23rd, also barely in time for Christmas. And then, I enjoyed a fun but tiring Christmas with my family. I woke up at 5:00, when my sister’s alarm went off, and then chilled and chatted with my younger sisters in their room. My dad built a decent-sized stable for my horse-obsessed sister to keep her toy horses in, and the little boys got a bunch of building toys and space toys and stuff, much to their joy. We spent a couple of hours after lunch next door at our grandmother’s house opening presents with her, and, for the rest of the day, we lazed around, ate donuts, and did screen. It was great.

December Goal Recap

1. Finish my American Government class with an average of 90% ❌

Y’all, I literally finished with an 89.25%. Whyyyyy!!!??? I was so close!!

I really enjoyed my college classes, but I’m glad I don’t have anymore to do until next year, because they took a lot to focus on and get everything done.

2. Finally finish that stupid scrapbook! βœ”

SUCCESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! Like I mentioned, I finished it on the 23rd, and I gave it to my parents for Christmas.

3. Make and mail all 19 cards to friends and family on time βœ”

Well, not all 19, I did decide to not do several of them, but I managed to make and send all the ones I wanted to do on time.

4. Write at least two blog posts besides this one βœ”

Hey, I managed to get this one!

5. Write a Christmas song βœ”

I wanted to write one on my ukulele, but instead I wrote a really sad song on the piano. I guess I had the military on my mind when I wrote it, because that’s what the song is about, even though I don’t know anyone in the military. Here are the lyrics if y’all are interested:

[VERSE ONE]

There’s no snow down here for Christmas
If there was, it’d be sacrilegious
‘Cause you used to love building snowmen
On the night of the first snow
Even though we never got much, it was enough
For your special touch
And if there was enough
I’d build one up for the heck of it
And if I built one up
I’d smash it down because to heck with it, you’re not even here

I hope you build a snowman on the field

[CHORUS]

Stationed in a foreign country
Are you listening to me?
‘Cause I’m screaming in the night for you
‘Cause you had to leave
You said it was your duty
To protect your country
But all you did was take the silver lining from my cloud
Why is it allowed
For men to leave their families and die for the army?

All I want for Christmas, not my two front teeth
Not a hippopotamus, though that’d be cool to see, no
What I want for Christmas, Santa can’t bring
Nor can you buy it with all of your money
What I want is my brother to come home
So come home, it’s been way too long

[VERSE TWO]

We’re all getting ready for Christmas
We set up the tree last weekend
And we hung all the ornaments haphazardly on the branches
But I wouldn’t let Mom and Dad hang the ornaments
You usually hang
We’re waiting for you
So you can hang them in your special way
And if they weren’t so special
I might hang them by myself
But, boy, we know they’re way too special for that

[CHORUS]

Stationed in a foreign country
Are you listening to me?
‘Cause I’m screaming in the night for you
‘Cause you had to leave
You said it was your duty
To protect your country
But all you did was take the silver lining from my cloud
Why is it allowed
For men to leave their families and die for the army?

All I want for Christmas, not my two front teeth
Not a hippopotamus, though that’d be cool to see, no
What I want for Christmas, Santa can’t bring
Nor can you buy it with all of your money
What I want is my brother to come home
So come home, it’s been way too long

[BRIDGE]

You said it wouldn’t be too long before you would come home
By now, I’ve left a million messages on your phone
Mama says you’re off the grid and wants to know how I have your number
I just tell her I want you to come home sooner, but you’re gone

[VERSE THREE]

Every weekend we visit you here
I guess it’s really not that bad out here
And they did a nice job with the funeral
And carving your gravestone
And I guess I just came out here to say
That last Christmas was by far my favorite
‘Cause last Christmas
Was my last Christmas

With you

6. Do everything on my advent calendar ❌

Yeah, I literally did none of them. Oof.

7. Do some kind of art βœ”

I worked on my bullet journal and made cards, and, even though that’s not what I meant when I made this goal, it still counts, I think.

January Goals

1. Write a song that’s not a love song

The amount of love songs I’ve written in the past couple of months appalls me, SO I’m going to make an effort to write a worship song or a lullaby or something. Or both! That might be cute.

2. Catch up on at least 5 projects

I’m behind on loads of school projects, and I really need to catch up on them. It is 100% my fault (well, maybe 99%….the other 1% is the fault of college), so I need to catch up on them.

3. Write some of those flash fictions I’ve been wanting to write

Between Pinterest and YouTube, I have saved quite a few adorable and/or angsty writing prompts, ideas, and POVs. But I kEeP FORGETTING ABOUT THEM when I’m in the mood to write. Well, no more of that! I’m going to write some of them! (And maybe share some πŸ˜‰)

4. Get to know my friends better

I see them every Sunday, and most Wednesdays, but I don’t ask many questions, and really just learn things by listening to whatever the group is talking about. (I’m terrible at leading a conversation, unless it’s through texting.) I’m going to make an effort to talk to them more, and get their numbers, because I’m also too socially awkward to ask my fRiEnDs for their phone numbers! *facepalm*

December Stats

Blog posts published: 3
Letters written: 1
Letters received: 1
Art done: 15-ish? (I don’t remember for sure)
Words written (outside of blog posts): Like…..30?
Journal entries: 18
Scrapbook spreads completed: 14
New skills / hobbies acquired: 0

Yeah, not many goals for January. I couldn’t think of many, but four is a good number. How was y’all’s December? What kind of resolutions are you making for the new year? I’ll be posting my 2021 goal recap post sometime in the next week or so, so stay tuned for that. Okay, that’s all!

Love,

🎡 Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots 🎡

Miscellaneous

Crazy Writing Week! ~ In Which Craziness Ensues

Crazy writing week is happening and this old post from last time should tell you all you need to know!! (Some of the information is outdated but I didn’t feel like writing a new post. Sorry XD) Please join me friends! It’s gonna be awesome!!

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Hey guys! Just a quick note to let you know that Crazy Writing Week is open!

What is Crazy Writing Week?

Crazy Writing Week (or CWW or CDubs) is a program given by the Young Writers Workshop to help writers make a significant amount of progress on their writing projects by friendly competition. CWW is really similar to YWW, but does have a few differences as explained on the website. This is my third time participating and I really enjoy seeing my friends and meeting new people!

Why do I need to join Crazy Writing Week?

I mean, you don’t need to, but most, if not all, of the participants have written more words in a week than they thought possible! It’s completely free and tons of fun! Plus, there are places for you to ask questions about your projects and it’s really easy to connect with other writers your…

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