Catch Your Dreams
Dreams. Whether it's small like being able to get through one day with positive thoughts or something big like becoming the next person to win X-factor, turning that dream into reality is rewarding, to say the least. My dreams are not huge (I do not want to be a celebrity!) but they are still just as important. To be able to be independent with a job and have a family who will support me no matter what is my dream (I'm halfway there).
There are also other dreams I want to explore for example travelling around America and Australia at some point when I have the money to do so. This particular dream could get in the way of me being able to start my dream job as teaching primary school children will decrease my opportunity to go travelling, like all jobs, there are holiday limits. So I need to decide whether I get a job just to earn money to enable me to go travelling and delay my learning to become a teacher.
The Dreams I'm Going To Catch One Day...
Owning My Own House
I have always wanted to own my own house, something about having your own personal space that I can decorate and design how I want it. I think you can put so much of your personality into your house, so I would love a space to call my own (and have access to all the rooms, not just my bedroom).
Traveling Australia & America
I have written blog posts about my bucket list to Australia and America with the hopes of one day visiting these places. I have been fortunate enough to have been to a few lovely places in Europe but it’s about time I start exploring further beyond.
Have A Career I Love
No matter what I choose to do for the rest of my life doesn’t matter, the only thing that does it that I need to love it. We spend a good amount of time at work and so it would be amazing to actually enjoy being there.
To Stop Worrying & Start Making These Dreams A Reality
I do this really annoying thing where I have all these big ideas of how I want my life to go but then get freaked out. I need to have more self belief and confidence that I can achieve anything that I put my mind on. From past experiences like passing my driving test and getting a degree, I have proved I can do anything.
Dream Catcher Progress
This took me 4 hours, using Micron fine liners (1 and 0.5). It started out as a mandala freehand drawing, then I added some feathers which made it into a dream catcher. I drew some outlines of circles using different sized candles. I firstly wanted it to look like a flower and started drawing flowers and leaves on it to make this into an abstract flower mandala.
There you can see the candles that I used around my mandala. I started building up the mandala by adding more shapes and petals to keep in with my flower abstract. It is important to keep everything the same around the whole circle. Trying to make the petals the same height all the way around was a huge challenge.
I kept growing it up whilst keeping with my theme of flowers. It was a good thing to keep some of the areas white and some areas filled in black to give different tones to the drawing, I kept a ring of white in the middle to make it stand out as your eyes tend to focus into the middle with it like this.
I then added some feathers and drew some larger petals and filled in the remainder of the space and then put a circle around the whole thing to finish it off. I drew the circle free hand so it is not completely circular but I still quite like it this way.