11 December 2015

Art Journal: The Feels Edition

I've finally started doing my art journal. But this time, it's themed. I'm more into writing my life stories through my artwork rather than just let them live inside my head. It's really good for my head (because it's tangled and irritating sometimes) And these pages are for all the things that made me feel something in these past days. Karachi, Taylor Swift and a very basic loser crush.

Karachi City
I am hopelessly in love with Karachi, the city holds my heart, along with all the flaws and blood this city has on itself. The reckless & most important kid of Pakistan, Karachi it is. Shehre Yaran: the city of friend/lover/someone-you-love, as I call it because it literally it is. City of everyone & everything I love.

Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
This song is my newest obsession. Taylor has a way of making me feel good about my terrible life decisions, this is why our (one sided) bond is growing stronger & stronger by each passing album she releases. Thank you v much.

I've never realized that water painting can be so addictive. It really is. I can't stop painting everywhere, on my journal and blank pages and used old notebooks and on newspaper. Also, I'm running out of  black paint because it is my favorite color and I cover everything with black. It makes things look good.

Basic Crush Feels
I found a cute human being, capable of being the basic loser, who will do no good to me and I'll probably end up writing a poem as a good bye without him ever knowing so yes, hi boy you'll never know I liked you once so carry on with your life.

And the rest of my art journal, I don't know what I'm doing, but at least I pretend to know what I'm doing with my creativity so good luck to me with it. 

Do you keep an art journal?

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  1. Nope, sounds like I need to get crackn' though!:)

  2. I LOVE your art journal and everything in it <3

    Noor | Noor's Place

  3. ah this is so gorgeous areeba!! I love these pages and the collage and mixed media, looks so expressive xx hope to see more soon! [ and dang you are awesome at watercolour! I love using it too, it's so free and unrestrained xx ]

    safah - oh, how i wander

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  4. well dang it areeba, this post is very aptly titled 'the feels' edition because it gave me ALL THE FEELS. your journal is SO BEAUTIFUL AND AJSDHJBNKASJDH stop making me jealous ;)

    hawwa - hawwa, etc


  5. I wish I was as artsy as you, Areeba! I have empty journals that I write in but not fill with colours and such beauty. Though I don't think I put in as much 'love crush' feels as most. Honestly, I am waaaaaay over crushes. Hahaha, I've learned that it's easier to be direct and tell him. Be sad for a bit then move on, instead of moping about what ifs.

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'


  6. You are so talented areeba, this is absolutely stunning. You have inspired me to start a journal but it will look no where near as good as yours xxx


  7. Love your art journal! That is one of my favorite songs too from T-swift! I know I am a little behind, but love your new blog design! Xo, Kirst

  8. I adore your art journal! You have totally inspired me! <3 But I don't feel like I have even half the creativity to produce sometime so beautiful (one can dream lol)
    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

  9. I've always tried to keep a sketchbook, but it just never works out! I do journal though, so I bet it'll make a good read in 5 years haha. Would love to see more of your art journal later on! (:

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

  10. OMG I have an art journal and you are SO my soul sister! I kept wondering what tool are you using to create that thick font type. Wow! Water color and brush. It's so awesome!

  11. I love this! I have an 'art' journal - notice the inverted commas because it can hardly be called art. Mostly it's a few random sketches and diary entries. But I really want to start decorating it better and do some well thought out pages like yours here. Love these pages so much! And love your Instagram too!

    Claire // Technicolour Dreamer

  12. This looks amazing! I hope you'll be showing us more as you fill in other pages, I'd love to see where you take this :)
    Megan x
    London Callings


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