Before I ever got interested in cosmetics, I was into drawing and painting. If you've been following my blog, you know that I love colors - how we pick them to adorn ourselves and our surroundings, how they work together to look even better, how a good color story can change moods and create inspiration. Now you know where that came from!
Doing makeup and painting are not that different. Both are mediums of self-expression, using colors, brushes, and moods to create a story about who you are. They follow the same principles of color and technique. In the end, the only difference is the the canvas used.
I stopped painting when I was in college though. For one, I'm not that good at it. :P I'm not trying to be modest or anything. I'm the sort of person who doesn't pursue something if I know I won't excel at it. I easily get discouraged when I know that my "best" is considered mediocre when measured against the standard. That's why I don't sing, play the guitar, or paint (consistently) anymore.
Yeah, that's a crummy attitude towards life, but then there are always other talents worth working on. This is a classic case of being a jack-of-all-trades, master of one or two only. Bitter lol.
I still do pick up my old hobbies once in a while. This time I have an itch to paint again so here we are! I prefer to use acrylic paints because they're as richly pigmented as oil without the fuss. They function more or less like watercolors, except the finish is more vibrant.
I only hope that I have time to paint more. Been hectic lately but you know what they say - pag gusto may paraan, pag ayaw may dahilan!
Have a great Monday!