Monday, 22 December 2014

Freebie: Collecting Moments

Our hurried lives in the competitive world has painted what seems to be a mundane portrait of the universe. It appears to be an unpleasant piece, but in fact it's beauty lies in the acknowledgement that it is exquisitely abstract. Some see graceful light rays on the little corners of the canvas, carefully splayed, others see a mere stroke of paint. It's just like the little details in our lives.

People tend to think of life as nothing more than calendars after calendars - days, months, years. We fail to see that life is pleasantly punctuated with instances of joy. It's liberating to be in the realm of the setting sun, chirping birds in the morning or just being around smiles of loved ones. These are the little things in life meant to be relished. Let's appreciate that life consists of moments. For if we fail to see them, the daily struggles is what's left in our eyes. Perhaps this should be a mental note for writing the upcoming new year's resolutions. 

I wanted to make something special to motivate myself to commit more resiliently to any new resolutions. Since I had my eyes plastered to the computer screen more frequently to edit photographs and lettering this holiday, I decided to make a personal wallpaper with a reminder. I scrawled up some water colours and pens to the drawing board and set my mind to inspired-mode.

So, here's a little gift I'd like to share - a wallpaper for our gadgets to remind ourselves to enjoy the little things in life. I profess that my work may not be completely pleasant-looking because I'm really still learning lettering, but I'd just like to share it with others so that we can improve on ourselves together.


Phone (Android/iPhone) 1080 x 1920
Laptop 2880 x 1800
Desktop 2560 x 1600 / 1280 x 1024

Let's also note that enjoying the little things doesn't mean to sweep our slip ups under the rug either. We remember the good things that matter but that doesn't excuse us from forgetting our trying times, because it is these disasters and disappointments that admonish the pessimistic thoughts that lurk at the back of our minds and allow us to think - if we can make it through then, we can make it through now.

Until next time! 

Lettering by me, Watercolour Illustration by me

Wallpapers created by Dian from The Happy Candle. For personal use only. Not for distribution or resale. Please link back to original post if shared. Thank you.

24 comments

  1. Wow..this was really nice!
    I wish I could write like you :)
    This wallpaper is really cool I like that quote :D
    Is that a computer font you used or did you use a tablet to write it yourself??

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    1. Thanks, Neal! :) Nope, I didn't use a computer font nor a tablet. I used water colour to paint the background and a special brush to write the quote onto a piece of drawing paper. Then I scanned the paper onto my computer. :)

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    2. What!?WOW..dude,this is awesome!

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  2. Another awesome post, D! Cool freebie too. Oh and I've just thought of my new year's resolution... to be nicer to you ;) hah

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    1. That sounds like a good new year's resolution! :)

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  3. really cute, i definitely need that reminder as well!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

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  4. This is a neat post! I love the little things in life. Especially snowball fights with siblings or even sharing a simple joke. <3

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    1. Thanks, Cally! :) Snowball fights sounds fun! We never get to do that in Singapore since it's a tropical island, haha. :)

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  5. Beautiful post, thank you so much for sharing. Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Merry Christmas! :)

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  6. You are so talented! " Enjoy the little things"... such a meaningful message.
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. Oh and btw, I love it so much! I made it my desktop wall paper <3 Thank you!

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    2. Thanks, June! :) Great that you made it your wallpaper too! I don't celebrate Christmas, but I did enjoy the holiday, haha :)

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  7. You're a beautiful writer with lovely lettering skills. I know lettering edits are the things I most look forward to on my instagram feed. I love the messages you edit too. They're actually real lessons and this one is especially true. To enjoy the little things rather than schedule after schedule, day after planned day. Just live and love. This could be a mantra for 2015. Have a great new year! You have a new follower xx

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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    1. Thanks, M! :) It'd be a great mantra for 2015. Have an enjoyable new year too! :)

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  8. . Love your words - so beautiful - & ymsi often we forget the little things which make up our being :]

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  9. This lettering is so gorgeous, you are really talented :)

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Sophie. :)

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  10. Magical! I share this here ya Dian..
    Thank you!

    http://handmadenest.blogspot.co.id/2015/12/we-print-wednesday-2016-calendar.html

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    1. Sure, appreciate your kind comment, and thank you for the notice! :)

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