Monday, 22 December 2014

2014- 23 Dec- Blog Anniversary!

So, today is my blog’s anniversary. I thought I’ll let you know something about my blog.

I’ve always wanted to start a blog but was kind of scared and not sure if I was ready for it. I kept putting it off for months until a friend told me that my blog isn’t going to hit off and get buried by the other amazing blogs out in the world. That annoyed me and on the same day I got home and typed in the words “how to create blog” into Google. I chose Blogger over Wordpress (don’t regret it) and in a week I created this place on the internet. I initially called it “Speaking Thoughts” (I know, not very creative but I wanted to show him XD).

  My audience largely consisted of my friends and even that started to dwindle. It was in 2013 I decided I needed to breathe life back into the blog. I renamed it Escaping Through Ink (the blog description has been the same since day one) and gave it a nice makeover. 

In 2014 I found Bloglovin and will be ever grateful that I did. That place gave me a push and told me I needed to turn things around. The blog got another makeover (what it is now) and I love the way it has turned out. I started posting more and my audience grew. 

Like many would feel the about their blog, my blog is my baby and I’m glad I didn’t give up on it during those difficult years.  I’ve discovered the wonderful world of blogging and enjoy every moment of it. There are so many great blogs out there, some similar some not, but equally interesting and unique in their own styles. For me blogging has come to mean not only one posting on my own blog but reading and interacting with other’s. 

So, thank you all bloggers out there, for your blogs which gives me inspiration and for your comments on here that always makes me happy. Thank you even to that annoying friend without whom I wouldn’t have taken the next step for a long time. Thank you Google, for being the most helpful friend, I have needed you countless times.

Friday, 19 December 2014

A child in us.

 “The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children. ”
Jim Henson
Image does not belong to me

A certain old man told me that he wished he could go back to his childhood. He said things were simpler and more fun. After a few days, I found the same man helping his granddaughter make a rather cool paper boat. Not your simple ones, something really extravagant, the boat had seats and things. (I must ask him to teach me how to do it) Seeing him make the boat, excited as his fragile old hands worked the small piece of paper I wanted to tell him his childhood never left him. It’s in that memory of how to fold the paper, it’s in the delight that shown in his eyes, the excitement in the little girl who watched him make it. 

I turn 20 next year and I still watch Baby Loony Toons or Bob the Builder whenever it shows on TV. I watch it with the same interest I watch a House episode. Watching those kid’s show tells me I’m feeding the child in me, I’m giving it the imagination, the wonder cartoons and like give us.
We need that child. It the only thing that can manage to show us the funny side of the world. The only thing that can give us a different perspective. My English teacher once during class said that everyone grows up and forgets the child, maybe except writers. Since then I’ve embraced what she said and never forgotten to keep the child alive. It is an identity in my mind that makes any serious situation comical, and yet provide solutions no grown up man can come up with. It makes me curious, it makes me want to touch everything new. People frown upon it, who cares? 

It is okay to feel nostalgic about our childhood, but it is never lost. It is there in our mind, in the way we have come to think, and sometimes it even comes out and flows through our action. 

So if someone points to you and says that the way you are doing something is not how a grown up does, be glad the that the maturity you have gained over the years has not destroyed the innocence of the child you once were.  It’s okay to have imaginary friends, it’s ok to jump up and down your bed, it’s definitely ok to show your happiness and excitement in the most childlike manner. It makes things beautiful. Love your inner child. If it helps you, why worry what the world thinks of it?

(P.S: Thank you to all those amazing people who left my poem a vote!)

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Vote for me please?

I need a favor?
Could you guys read this poem of mine and please vote for it?

Paperboats are a child's dream

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> Click on the link
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It would mean the world to me if you voted. <3

Friday, 28 November 2014

Percy Jackson. The multi dollar character.

A month back I finished the last Percy Jackson book in the Heroes of Olympus series – The Blood of Olympus- Ever since that I’ve been missing the cocky, funny, brave boy. What do you do when you miss a character? You read the books again. So I went back to book one in the Percy Jackson Series and I’m already on book two. Rereading books is not strictly productive, but my! Rick Riordan knows to write a good story.
Percy as a person is great. He is a mixture of everything you would like to read in a character. Being a demi-god, a son of Poseidon, he has a kick ass personality. 
10 things you learn from Percy.

1.       You could be born with all the powers in the world, but it takes courage to make full use of those powers. 

2.       You cannot always be a hero. Sometimes, it is right to step aside. 

3.       Believe in your principles. 

4.       Stand up for your friends. See the strength in them too. 

5.       Find a girl like Annabeth XD

Annabeth who initially dislikes Percy because he is son of the Sea God and Poseidon isn’t exactly on good terms with Athena, learns to team up with Percy and to look beyond the tainted relation their parents share.

6.       Family is important.

7.       The monsters are going to keep coming. Don’t accept defeat. 

8.       Stay funny.

9.       Being impulsive is okay sometimes as long you know it isn't going to affect anyone else. 

 10 .   Finally, the lesson all super heroes teach.
With great powers come great responsibilities. (Spider-man should have patented this)

 Have you read Percy Jackson?

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Plant/animal life = significance humans give human life.

I've been wanting to publish a new post but I scrapped every attempt that I wrote in the last few days. I finally landed on this today morning!

Few days back...

my college put us to “community service” asking us to de-weed this small area behind the college building which is always over-grown with grass and weeds, except for a single foot trodden path. After the initial complaints and grumbling, we set to work, our hands reaching out to the plants and yanking them mercilessly out of the damp mud.
There was confusion in insect world as the tiny beings woke up to the unpleasant late morning. What was happening to their home? What monster was making the green cover disappear?  Even though it was just weeds, we felt guilty de-rooting the plants. Some of us were careful to completely pull the root out and not leave a painful snapped steam.
And the insects! Insects of all kinds were fluttering around; crickets and grasshoppers jumped about and some even launched themselves at us. When we found a fascinating looking creature, we gathered around, observed, and finally let them go off into the “wild”. (No, we did not feed them)
At the end of this sweaty, slightly unlikable yet not one to forget session many of us were in consensus about
Plant/insect life = the significance humans give human life
We didn’t see big animals, no exotic birds or creatures, just the normal yet variety of bugs and butterflies living in the backyard. We were all fascinated nonetheless. We saw colors in the tiny hidden weed flowers, nature’s delicate work in the stance of a slender grasshopper, family in a group of caterpillars, the amazing co-habitation of plant/insect life.
We, human beings, put ourselves on top of the food chain and treat ourselves with some special reverence. Looking at those insects, which really weren’t doing anything much like building the Taj Mahal or landing on moon, I realized that reverence is undeserving. We wouldn’t be on top of the food chain if these insects hadn’t made way for us. In a weird twisted way (even when I will continue killing mosquitoes or spiders and run away from big lizards) I’m grateful to them for existing. They are ugly but very beautiful.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Pencil sketches!

I thought I'll share someone of my drawings on here seeing as I haven't done it before. Also, I'm out of blog post ideas. XD

It started with this kid! I never knew I had it in me for pencil sketching until I sat down to draw this baby.
I did this pup for my Cousin for her birthday!
I kinda got obsessed with animals! Xd

Probably my favorite! I named him Ellie! Because once upon a time I had this dream where I had a horse and I had named him Ellie.

This is baby me.

Again, for a friend's birthday! I think my friends have more of my drawings than I do!

I really love close ups! I love working on a drawing that brings out the expressions!
So, yes. :D
What do you guys think?

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Blog Button!

New button. I've been meaning to get one for sometime now. I think this does justice to my blog. Whatcha think?

This website is super helpful in creating buttons!

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