Journal

  • Frame of Mind

    I have this terrible (but probably relatable) tendency to postpone the things that are way overdue. Once I’m ‘not on schedule’ anymore, things just sit there. This may sound very trivial when it comes to things like updating a website, but my website means more to me than just a project. It’s a quiet place on the internet for me.

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  • Watch later, part 1

    Every week I’m gonna share here what’s on my Youtube watch later list. Maybe you’ll find something inspiring in there as well! You can check out my own Youtube channel here¬†

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    Original art and prints by Sabra Awlad Issa | Dear Jools
  • Studio Diaries 005

    It’s been a bit of a strange week of not feeling very productive and at the same time getting a lot done. Some new opportunities came along and I was faced with my old habit of not doing anything when faced with decisions. This might sound weird but when I feel this way, I somehow always think of that movie

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  • Studio Diaries 004

    When I started my website I had a goal to write down a blog every week, documenting what I did with my art, resources I found or things I tried out. As with a lot of things I want to do, this small goal turned into a big mountain of stress in my head. Then, I end up not doing

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  • Colors of Snow

    Today I finished this long overdue painting of GOT’s Jon Snow. I want to try something new and post the color palette I used. When I started out painting with color I had so many problems converting to values. Everything was off. And I had no idea why. I have a black and white mind; I ‘see’ things in values.

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