So I Started Art (again)

I’ve been doodling my whole life; especially when in class without even realizing it. I mean, who doesn’t? I was an aspiring comic artist when I was 8, (most of my friends were too) but that dream was eventually forgotten because you know, we’re grown up.

Back in college, before I was drowning in this visual art world, I used to play violin. I’ve been playing it for about two years, then I kinda stopped because I’d like to hang out with my friends so I got home late almost every day. Basically, the only time I could practice was at night. It was impossible because I’d like to play it fortissimo lol. I was a night owl so I desperately needed an activity that could keep me busy at night, other than studying.

That one day in 2014, as usual, I was doodling on my college notebook. But this time, instead of doodling on the blank corner of my notes, I doodled full-page:


It was a mindless drawing but I feel kinda satisfied with it. I thought of buying a sketchbook, and later that evening, I did. Oh yeah I don’t regret this decision at all.┬áThe drawing I made that night was:


It was nowhere near good, but I felt reaaaally good, and that’s what matters. I suddenly remembered how I enjoy drawing as a kid. Like a quote says, “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.”

Long story short, that was simply how I got -back- into this visual art world.

(Compared to playing violin, drawing was extremely relaxing; there’s no need to be shy or worry about other people’s judgment. And of course, I could do it at night without any sound but music on my headset.)



I’m Aida, 25, from Bandung, Indonesia. I’m making this new wordpress blog to do a 30-day writing challenge. By the end of this challenge, I really wish my writing skill will improve. I have no idea what to write but I’m really excited! My plan is sharing one or two things about art (currently interested in brush lettering, zentangle, mandala, and watercolor).

Oh and I’m probably going to mix between English and Bahasa on my posts; hopefully I could also improve my language skill.

So yeah, hope this blog can help you in any way!