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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The GuLat Project

This is an old, old idea.

Unoriginal.

But I cannot think of a better way to fuse my love for writing and drawing than to create blog posts devoted to both. Hence, the GuLat ProjectGulat is a Filipino word that means shock or surprise. But I've also coined this from two words, Guhit (draw) and Sulat (write) - which are apparently the things that I absolutely love to do.

As you can see, I've been including doodles in my entries lately and this is what I plan to do on my succeeding posts. I got this idea from Doodlemum - a blog that I've been following for a long time. What separates her art from mine is that her doodles are waaaaaay amazing while mine are just mere stick figures you wouldn't have to second guess if they were drawn by a five-year-old. But, oh well.

Some days my hands are as stubborn as my head that they refuse to draw what I tell them to. Some days I invite myself into a self-hosted pity party themed "I suck and can't do anything good." Some days I allow myself to hear voices telling me "You will never be a good artist, Sarah!" Voices that I just made up. But nothing stopped Barnett Newman from selling Onement VI for 43 million dollars and I'm absolutely sure my stick figures are way better than that, so maybe I can sell one for 10 million dollars. And some days I am delusional.

From this point on, I'll be spending a minute or two slaving over a doodle that may or may not be relevant to each post I write. I think two minutes should be enough because more than that already defeats the purpose of fun (and I've an excuse for this crap). Plus it saves more time I can watch a cat video or two instead of looking for images at Unsplash, StockSnap or Gratisography just in case I don't have awesome pictures of my own to post. Yes, that is where I get my free stock photos. You're welcome.

I should have done this a long time ago. Jan has been encouraging me to do this before. But it took a little while and a little push to get my hands doodling just for the heck of it without seeking any body's approval or worrying about what others will say.
Well, not everything I draw has to be the best and be liked by everybody. But it sure does pay when I do things just for the sake of having fun. :)

27 comments:

  1. Your blog is getting more interesting! Can't wait for your other blog posts! Nice sis. Natuwa ako sa mga drawings mo.

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    1. Haha katuwaan lang yan. Kahit ako nga natuwa. Haha. :D

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  2. Quite interesting and fun too. Looking forward to more of your doodles :))

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    1. Thank you! Maybe my doodles will turn this blog around. ^_^

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  3. your drawings look good even though they are stick drawings :)

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  4. Hey I love it!! I wish I can draw that good. hehe. Love your articles.

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    1. Thank you, Veena! You should see Doodlemum's. She's really good.

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  5. hahaha! ikaw na sarj! nakatawa ko sa imo mga drawing. lingaw kaayo. nalingaw ko basa sa uban.

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  6. Cool post! Combining terms has been a hype lately and your GuLat project looks unique.

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    1. Not really a hype. I think portmanteaus have been around lately. I'm loving this GuLat project. Hehe. :)

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  7. hahaha. i know your drawing skills are better than that. tamad tamad lang ka. but this is funny. keep up the stick figures kay lingaw bitaw siya! nice one sarj!

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    1. Tamad lang jud. That's why I require only two minutes to do the doodle. Stick figures ftw! Haha :D

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  8. Love the idea of the GuLat project. Images, drawing or doodles certainly add more interest to just plain text or article. Even kids can appreciate good pictures.

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  9. Super cute and fun! I love your drawings and looking forward for more.. Cute ng girl na parang tinutulak ng guy papunta sa Where the Fun Happens. Thanks for sharing
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  10. Soo cute. I used to follow a blog with doodles too and I would like to start one myself, except that I stink at drawing hehe

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    1. I love to follow blog with doodles. I have a fair few on my reading list. :)

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  12. Cute drawing! It's always nice to do things you love without a care in the world.

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  14. Excellent blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers?

    I'm hoping to start my own site soon but I'm a little lost on everything.
    Would you propose starting with a free platform like Wordpress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I'm
    totally overwhelmed .. Any tips? Bless you!

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