My name is Melissa and I have an younger sister named Helena, she’s a bit on the annoying side but she’s still lovable. When we were little I would play with her everyday and teach her all the things she didn’t know, I was like her personal teacher and till this day I still spend time with her but just a little less then before since I have to use my precious time on doing homework. Whenever I had spare time after doing my homework, I would spend the time drawing. I started drawing since I was in grade 1 and i am still improving my art till this day. When I was little I would draw lots of different animals and people and of course I still do, usually I’ve been drawing a lot of anime characters, animals, and just cute stuff in general. My goal is to improve my art in the aspects of colouring, inking, and also improve my drawing style, when I do a sketch sometimes I would colour them with different mediums such as watercolour, markers, pens, and pencil crayons. My other hobby is making little origami figures, i like to use any scrap pieces of paper i can find and fold it into different shapes and sculptures such as cranes, flowers, bows, etc. This helps me pass any extra time that i spend for waiting or just whenever i am bored. Since I’ve make a lot of little figures I store them in a plastic bag, now my bag is full of little paper figures that i have made and accumulated for the past 3 to 4 years.
“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus
The reason why I chose this quote is because it has a lot of different meanings to it. Such as, you can never get anywhere without stepping out of your comfort zone, it’s like if you don’t try something new you would never know about what you have missed or would never experience it if you don’t even try to approach it as said “unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” meaning your goal would only happen if you try to achieve it. Another meaning for the quote could be that sometimes you have to lose your old in order to bring out the new for example, if you wanted your life to change you can’t just stick with what you usually do you have to seek out new ideas even if it means that you have to let go of your old ones. My final interpretation of this quote is it could mean that you will never gain anything if you don’t let go of something because it is your decision to make whether you want change or remain the same. That’s why I chose this out of thousands of other ones because this one is more meaningful to any individual and it allows the quote to be interpreted by how the reader sees it which make this quote very unique.
Favourite YouTube Clip:
This is my favourite YouTube clip because it was my second time folding an origami model. When I started making Origami figures the first thing I ever made was a basic origami crane. I remember it was in third grade when the teacher gave us pieces of paper and taught us how to make origami cranes, we had to each make I think it was 20 cranes to put into a giant container it was kind of like a tradition at that school where every class made a bunch of cranes to fill the container. I remember the project was based off a book called “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes”. It’s a story about a girl named Sadako who lived in Hiroshima at the time of the atomic bombing by the United States. Sadako was 2 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped near her home. She was at home when the explosion occurred. Some time after she began developing swellings on her neck and behind her ears, and soon after that purple spots had formed on her legs. After she was diagnosed with leukemia (her mother referred to it as “an atom bomb disease”), she was hospitalized and given a year to live. Sadako’s friend told her to fold origami paper cranes (orizuru) in hope of making a thousand of them. She was inspired to do so by the Japanese legend that one who created a thousand origami cranes would be granted a wish. Her wish was simply to live. In this retelling of her story, she managed to fold only 644 cranes before she became too weak to fold any more, and died on the morning of 25 October 1955. Her friends and family helped finish her dream by folding the rest of the cranes, which were buried with Sadako. In the book she needed to make one thousand cranes so the giant container we had needed to be filled with one thousand cranes, by the end of the year the container full and was carried out of the school and donated to Hiroshima Peace Park where the statue of Sadako holding a golden crane was uncovered in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. After folding the origami cranes I got more curious about origami, so I searched up tutorials on YouTube and that’s where I found a video on how to make a origami lily and after that I continued watching more and more tutorials and made a bunch of cool origami.
My favourite website would have to be Instagram (https://www.instagram.com). I find it very useful for whenever I need art inspiration, there are so many wonderful artists in this world and instagram makes it easier to connect with them and check out their drawings and art techniques, not only that but it also makes it easier to give them feedback without actually talking to them in person. This site makes it easier to discover new people and make new friends but also connect with old ones as well, it also allows me to share my experiences and learn from other’s experiences too. This website helps me learn more about what is going on in the world just with a swipe of my finger, making it easy to access new information. I have learnt and continue to learn about topics that I am interested in by using this site. It also allows me to get to know other people or my friends better by checking out their posts and stories. This allows be to get a better understanding of the world and it also is great for entertainment.
Picture That Impacted Me:
Creator’s Last name: Hua
Creator’s First name: Xin
“Baby panda makes her first appearance in Malaysia”
Title of website: Baby panda makes her first appearance in Malaysia
Publication date: 2018-05-28 11:11:31
This picture has impacted me because the animal in the picture is a panda which is my favourite animal. My favourite animal has been a panda for the past 8 years, I have never changed my favourite animal so my answer to the question that has been most commonly asked “What is your favourite animal” has always been panda. The reason I like pandas is because they are so fluffy and cute. They are very gentle and kind creatures that like to eat bamboo. What I like about pandas is their fur, their fur looks so long and fluffy even though I have never felt a panda’s fur I can tell that it must be very soft. Pandas are great animals in general, its hard to find a reason to hate them so they are pretty like able animals. I wish to see a panda in real life someday and not just on a computer screen, that is why I chose this picture it’s because it reflects the cuteness of pandas and my longing to meet one.