27 August 2014

Worrying



Recently, I've learned to let go on worrying. I've been doing a lot of it recently and it's just far too tiring, mentally and physically. A friend of mine brought to my realization that worrying is basically being anxious for the unknown, an imaginary conclusion, and that situation can always pen out to be completely contrasting to what was thought, which is silly isn't it? To worry about something that's not even reality? It would be like worrying about unicorns (no offense to people who have intense feelings over their actual existence). And I've known this fact all the while but having the words come out from someone else was really a wow-factor because it definitely brought things into perspective. 

You are probably unaware, but I went through so much hardship during the start of my time in Australia. Truly, there was so much tears and intense emotions, but I am okay because God has been with me throughout. To say that I have complete faith in God would be a lie because I didn't/have not given myself up fully to the recognition that God is in control, which He totally has been and it's so foolish of me to let worries bereave me of that fact because look, even throughout all the storms, I came out good and am doing what I love surrounded by incredible individuals.

“If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds." Matthew 6: 25 

All glory to God, really. Everything I have and all the amazing people I know are blessings from this loving, merciful, gracious God who despite all my many flaws and sins (I am so so far from an ideal Christian), cherish me as His child. 

I am so blessed.

Chants everything is going to be alright, everything is will be well, God is with me.

Love, AngelKein

22 August 2014

Freaky



Anna Akana is my favorite youtuber at the moment. She's quite a quirky little creative and I love it. She can be funny and expresses comedy that has the right percentage of funny and not-trying-too-hard, and she's also inspirational and deep, touching souls. Her personality appeals to me and I appreciate the genuine effort she pushes in her videos, not just diving into silly, (and honestly quite) annoying challenges that many youtubers are generating these days. 

The quote above is from her recent video Your Inner Freak. I'm secretly (or not so secretly now) a weirdo and relate to what she said about finding someone's who's compatibly as weird, because I gave up long ago on hiding my awkwardness and that paid up well cause now I'm with someone who parallels with me in my freakiness (honestly, we're so weird). 


Love, AngelKein

19 August 2014

Selflessness


I'm amply blessed to have met so many wonderful people in my time here in Australia. I'm not sure what's in the water, but there is a big willingness in people's heart to help. It's not even only me; you can see it on the streets. People helping old women carry bags, giving a $20 note to a homeless man, opening doors for you. Kindness, I think, is much more present.

Thank you, you, and you, for caring for me.

Love, AngelKein

13 August 2014

Brush Pen


I'm pretty kind very obsessed with brush pens at the moment. I bought a SAI Japanese brush pen and I'm so in love. You know that feeling you get when you purchase something you've been wanting for a long time and whenever you look at it you fall more in love with it? I'm having that relationship with the pen at the moment. It's great. I have a relationship with a pen. It makes me want to be creative all the time and gosh have I been desert dry in being in creative lately. 


I am trying to understand myself as a creative. It has been several days of excitement for art and then a whole few weeks of dry. I'm wondering whether I'm the sole artist to have been hit with this. I suppose they call it the creative block, but I don't think I'm blocked. It's more like a doubtful disease. Like, I am afraid to do because I don't think I can, so I do nothing. When was I hit with this awful sickness, I'm not sure, because I used to know, used to be more confident in my abilities, used to care less and did more. I read a quote by Sarim Seddiki the other day and it said "doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will". Right now, I'm trying to implement my don't-give-a-shit appearance more and just. make. art. I suppose.


Love, AngelKein

06 August 2014

Favorite Flavor


I'm in love with brush pens. Like, it's like a brush, but wait, it's actually a pen! I've fallen and caved in to get two of my own. I'm still figuring out the mixing of the paint to get it just right which is quite a pain, but it's a nice experiment. These cards you see here were not made with my own pens however; they were my teacher's. Made a little card for Row out of hers. I'm hoping to get more into handtyping..maybe!


Tell me what you think! 
Love, AngelKein

31 July 2014

No. 35


When Row invited me to No.35 for his belated birthday dinner, I was well ecstatic. Located on the 35th floor of luxury hotel Sofitel, No.35 the restaurant let for a beautiful dinner with a fantastic view of Melbourne city. The meal was exploding, quite literally with that statement because every bite was a burst of flavors. I ordered Roast Pork Scotch and quite honestly, I don't think I truly knew the definition of good food until that bite of it. It was the most tender meat, almost like butter. My dessert, chocolate fondant, hazelnut praline cream, sauce anglaise, was heavenly. My eyes rolled back with every bite of it; I didn't want it to end. The service was great too! We were served by the friendly Angus who made sure our experience there was the very best. The food, view, and company made for an amazing sensational night. I was extremely overjoyed. 

No.35 is probably not a place I will venture to every weekend since it's on the pricier side of things, but for special occasions, I'd definitely want to go back again. 


Level 35 Sofitel Melbourne On Collins 25 Collins StMelbourne, VIC 
http://www.no35.com.au/

Love, AngelKein