Happy 2017! I hope you’re all well and have had a great start to the new year.
It’s a new year, still the same me – but with a brand new website with my own domain name, siljaroswang.com, and my own email!
Yes, I HAVE MOVED!
If you wish to contact me, please email:
Thank you so much for the support I’ve received here, I truly hope you’ll follow me over to my new “home”.
No, I’m not actually seeing a therapist. But I am a big supporter of people seeking help and someone to talk to if they feel it’s what they need. I’ve done it in the past and it did make me feel better. It’s so important to remember to take care of yourself – and there are many ways to do it. I’ve been feeling a bit anxious recently and found it very helpful to get out a blank piece of paper and throw whatever comes to my mind on it. And whether it’s watercolor, pencils or Promarkers…I’m mixing it all together. That’s my so-called therapist.
I tend to worry and feel anxious quite easily. There’s nothing wrong with feeling like that sometimes, but it can get to a point where it’s affecting your life too much. That’s when it’s extremely important to think about yourself, look at what’s good and right in your life and reflect on what needs to change. You also need to be kind to yourself and do things that make you feel good. Having a nice healthy breakfast makes me feel good. Exercise is also vital for my well-being. Going for long walks with music playing in my ears helps my brain process all the thoughts that run through my head. I also need sleep/rest. And I’ve noticed this has been lacking in my life recently. I’m always learning and getting to know myself and in the past couple of months I’ve realized that my life must involve those things. My life must also involve quality time with the people I love, even if it’s just simple things like waking up next to my boyfriend and making dinner together in the evening. I need some structure in my day – I need weekends. And I definitely MUST get time to draw and paint. Even if it’s silly nonsense like this:
Any type of art that I do is relaxing for me. It’s my meditation and it clears my head. But these painting/drawings don’t just have that effect on me, but they also help me blow out some steam, believe it or not (in a non-aggressive way). I don’t have to worry about them looking good either because I’m only doing them for myself. I will definitely keep this going…
What do you do to take care of yourself/make yourself feel good/relax?
Another Breaking Bad drawing.
Black and white portrait of Jesse Pinkman, done with pencil.
Finally! After years of thinking about it I’ve now actually done it – I’ve created a page on Facebook. Now it’ll be much easier to stay up to date with whatever I get up to.
Please feel free to visit and like my brand new Facebook page. You can follow this link, or simply type in Silja Rós Wang art and see if you can find me. I would love to see you there!
Portrait of one of my favorite bloggers, Flora Wiström.
She’s a Swedish writer and illustrator who blogs about her day to day life in Stockholm, veganism and feminism, among other things. She’s only my age but has managed to achieve so much and is a big inspiration to me.
Click here to visit her blog.
The portrait is a black and white pencil drawing.
“The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way”
I love drawing with pencil, especially peoples faces and the human body. They have so much detail and I feel like there’s always space for improvement.
This is a black and white pencil drawing, a portrait of Walter White from the TV series Breaking Bad.