Hopefully this will become a thing now but I want to make it a goal to include my film pictures in each of my life updates. My “Photo Diary” and “Life Update” series has been combined, so now both of those will be under “Life Diary” instead.
I originally was going to wait to post this until my rolls of film were developed but I thought “eh”. If I have a post idea, I should just post it! Maybe I’m not in the blogging slump I thought I was. So this is part 1 and part 2 will come most likely towards the end of next week. I might do one of these every month, divided into two different parts.
A couple favorites this month includes my Tachikawa Comic Pen Nib Holder – Model 40. I have had this nib holder for a while now and seriously love it so much because of how versatile it is. You can use both regular and round nibs and this particular nib holder has double rings, so that you can put in regular sized and smaller round nibs.
Another favorite is the Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks. This is my only experience using colored drawing ink, so I can’t compare this with other brands but I’ve been wanting to try experimenting with inks other than black. The bottles are awesome because of the way they’re designed – less chance of you tipping them over and spilling the ink all over your desk. I got three colors: Canary Yellow, Ultramarine and Scarlet. I discovered you can easily mix these with each other or with diluted water.
I want to eventually get other colors but I want to get better at inking and drawing before I buy more!
Which leads me to another favorite, which is diluting ink. I’ve been trying to experiment more with using ink as a medium and discovered you can create different shades using diluted water. Diluted water is different from tap water, because tap water contains certain minerals and other things that don’t mix well with liquid ink. This opens up a lot of possibilities for inking that I wasn’t aware of before!
My final favorite of the month is the Dinoplatz Dear Brachiosurus Blotting Paper (Green Tea Ver.) by Too Cool For School. Here is the description from Sephora:
These blotting papers are a glamorous way to blot. Packaged in a convenient carrycase, these oil blotting papers are made from 100 percent natural papers. The Green Tea blotting paper is made from Chinese yam paper that’s enriched with soothing green tea leaves. Packed with antioxidants, this green tea blotting paper soothes sensitive, acne-prone skin. With just a gentle press, these blotting papers absorb oil immediately, soften skin, and leave your makeup looking flawless. The case is lightweight and comes with a handy, reusable puff includes a mirror and five placement adhesives for the puff. Just peel off the adhesive pad for every 10 sheets.
Too Cool For School collaborates with artists throughout the globe, and Dinoplatz is one of the best examples of artist-collaborative packaging. The Dinoplatz line was born from a collaboration with New York-based architect and painter Hatori Sando. The concept was to create the new from the old with illustrations of dinosaurs roaming around the building-forests of New York City. The packaging for each product features Sando’s unique hand-drawn illustrations, some of which are inspired by New York’s landmark buildings.
This product is vegan and cruelty-free.
Other misc. life stuff –
Things I enjoyed:
- — Wonder Woman – the film was really good!
- — Eating Bahn Mi sandwiches every Friday
- — The occasional cool sunny days in-between the rainy ones
- — Getting my ears pierced
- — Buying super cute Sailor Moon themed earrings
- — Finishing Sunday School
- — Going to a skin care clinic and getting a facial treatment
Things I’m Looking Forward To:
- — Planning for summer camp. We get the whole camp ground to ourselves and we’re combining YG (high schoolers) and Sunday school this year
- — A Dragon of a Different Color (Heartstriker #4) by Rachel Aaron is being released July 28th!
- — Actually wearing super cute earrings
- — Going to my second appointment at the skin care clinic!