As promised, here is another look inside my Wreck this Journal…
Also, Happy Chinese New Year…
I spent a year studying abroad in Scotland under the pretense of discovering my true calling and finding myself – all that 20-something nonsense that sounds super profound at the time. While I was there I documented the time artistically in my Wreck This Journal (for more examples, see here and here).
I had the best time ever making a heart-shaped inkblot that immediately reminded me of two dragons (or legendary Pokemon). I’m sure that speaks volumes about my personality… I’m really just a huge geek.
It took me a couple tries to finish writing one word over and over enough times to cover these two pages – and I was over halfway through before I realized the true artistic potential of this activity! I chose the word FISH because I was studying to become a fisheries Biologist. I did my MSc thesis on a species of fish, I honed my electrofishing sampling technique, and I even tried a very British meal of fish and chips. I truly embodied all things fish-related while living in Scotland.
So this last picture tells a couple stories – although even I can’t decipher them. I attempted to draw (with the pen in my mouth) a Scottish flag and the statue Greyfriar’s Bobby (it’s a little dog statue in the heart of Edinburgh) without much success. I also wrote about my excitement to visit Portugal, my exam stress, and something about wishing my friend Tiana still had… work? wings? I’m not really sure what that says. But I wish her all the best regardless.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this look inside my journal. :)