If you read my first post, you might know that I got into art once again in my life when my friends and I collectively agreed to do a month of Christmas prompts. We failed to come through and finish all of them but it was entertaining as long as it lasted.
Even so, I discovered a long lost skill. When I started University, I chose to do engineering and I knew I was gonna chose that for a big part of my life but the last two years of my school, I had found a love in writing. I used to read lots of novels and poems and a small part of me wanted to pursue writing as a career. I decided to go against that and work on other things, though my parents said that I could still keep practicing on my writing skills.
Life happens and fours years passed where I didn’t have much time to focus on writing and I honestly lost a lot of the finesse that I had acquired. Now I’ve been trying to build it all up again but it can be disheartening at times.
I clearly remember my school English teacher ridiculed me in front of my whole class for being poor at English (It’s not my first language) and I was extremely embarrassed to be placed in such a discouraging spotlight. I am already a very shy person and back then I felt horrible. I worked hard, every day to improve my skills. And four years ago I was at a point when I was very proud of my writing.
In my country there is a culture of going to after school tuition and that English teacher had opened one in her house. A lot of my classmates went to her, because no matter what I said she was very good and thorough on the subject, but I couldn’t get myself to go to her. It might’ve been a stupid move and I am sure she must’ve forgotten what she had told me about two years ago, I was still stuck with it. I couldn’t, it’s all on me.
But now I am 22 years old and I think I’ve come a long way. I’ve lost lots of progress but this blog is a new start for me. I’ve been only talking about writing however, I didn’t even glance at my gains. I’ve gained a lot of knowledge in the subject I am studying and I’ve gotten back in art. Another medium that I want to use to express myself better and help people with.
I want to combine these mediums: art and writing, to create something beautiful. I am still thinking about what to start with. I don’t remember what was the first thing I had ever written because in these past few years I’ve edited it multiple times and it’s not raw anymore, although, I can share the first piece of art that I completed.
I drew Tobirama from Naruto, I think the prompt was ‘Gingerbread cookies’ and I was so proud of this. I took the notebook I had drawn it in and showed it to my friends before the lecture and they were so proud of me.
I still am a tiny bit proud of myself to start something new but now I really want to express myself better with it. If you have any suggestions, do tell me in the comments or email me. Thank you for supporting me. (^_^)