Category Archives: Julia’s diary

Future ideas

There are a few directions I want this blog to go in, mainly in order for me to keep it updated more often. I try to put things that really strike a chord in me – music, art, photography or a provoking thought.

First, let me brag a little with some links:

1. My >> Twitch << account where you can see me play (stream) video games live

2. My >> YouTube << channel where I upload already recorded videos from the Twitch account

3. My >> Tumblr << that I currently kinda use as a portfolio

I want to keep track of the things I consume.


I want to post music I listen to more often – of course I have my playlists and YouTube favourites, but there are songs that just speak to me on the day I listen to them and I don’t need to turn back to them or quite the opposite – I listen to a song that doesn’t matter much, but it keeps haunting me in my mind months later or I start hearing it everywhere I go.

I want to keep track of the movies I watch and give my two cents about them. I am a movie maniac, so I probably won’t write about every single movie that I see, but there are some that deserve more attention than they get.

Books. I was an avid reader almost my whole life up to a point when I decided that this is a waste of time, this doesn’t contribute to my growth anymore and only keeps me in a dreamworld. But, I have been craving to return to this magical land once again, because I believe that as an artist I need to constantly absorb new information in order to push myself forward in my niche. Also, I always wanted to be that person who has read most of the classics, so I am going to start with BBC Top 100 eBooks package that I own.

The other thing that I am still unsure whether to share or not is my adventure in my relationship and sexuality, because I love reading other people’s experiences about open relationships, D/s (dominance/submission) play, bisexuality and other things that are on my mind lately. Maybe I can make someone else’s world a little brighter with writing about this, too.

Tell me what you think, if anyone reads this at all :]




Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns

I am such a fan of this game as it is the first game I started playing madly in the recent years after a huge gaming pause. I bought it as a present to my boyfriend and since at the time I wasn’t working I had a level 80 character before he even started playing it. So, this awesome and very quirky MMO is getting an expansion soon which I hope is going to be some good end-game content. I’m not going to go over it in detail, I’m just sharing as it is something I am pretty excited about.

This is definitely a game that I recommend buying and if you follow it for some time you might get a 50% off of it. You buy the game once with no additional payments or monthly fees.

The best of the game in my opinion is its art, so check it out:

>>> GW2 Concept Art <<<

So, if you are a fan, drop me a message and maybe we could play together :}

Uldus Photography

This guy can take you on a very grim, dark and magical journey. I really loved his Russian fairytale themed photos.

Do take a look :}

>> Uldus Photography <<


Winter muse

As the winter slowly creeps on us, I try to find little things to keep me warm while it gets cold outside. Usually, this means more time spent cooking, reading and being around family and close friends.

Also, this beautiful series of ice formations:

Ice art


Yellow Flicker Beat (Music Pause)

Lorde’s music sounds so powerful that it makes my heart skip a beat. I hope it gives you the same chills.

This song makes me want to go even harder at my passions and follow that flickering light ahead to a mysterious future. Sometimes just putting one foot in front of the other is enough. Sometimes going as hard as you can isn’t enough, but I want to believe that persistence will make everything alright and will make the naysayers quiet as a bramble.


Gumroad Profiles

Okay, as you know I have my own humble >> Gumroad profile <<

As far as I have understood the site it serves as a store-front for creators, so there are no browsing functions.

This is why I made my own list of artist profiles that provide art tutorials. I am sharing it here in case anyone finds something useful for themselves and so that I can have a safe archive for future reference.

Yes, I am serious about the art things, as you can see…


Jonas De Ro:
Darek Zabrocki:
Anthony Jones:
Dan Luvisi:
Maciej Kuciara:
Eytan Zana:
Espen Olsen Sætervik:
Alex Negrea:
Ben Mauro:
David Levy:
James Zapata:
Alex Ruiz:
Jan Urschel:
Dominic Qwek:
Joe Peterson:
Kirili Chepizhko:
Neil Blevins:
Kalen Chock:
John Park:
Ryan Hawkins:
James Paick:
Victor Mosquera:
Bryan Wynia:
Nick Gindraux:
David Lesperance:
Jason Scheier:
Eric Ryan:
Maxim Verehin:
John Sweeney:
Richard Lyons:
Chino-Rino Visual Lab (Eduardo Pena):
Rafael Grassetti:
Mike Yamada and Victoria Ying:
Dave Rapoza:
Mark Molnar:
Michal Kus:
Jama Jurabaev:
Oleg Vdovenko:
Tyler Edlin (no access to profile): ;
James Gurney:
Kurt Papstein
Bruce Conners
Matt Dixon
Charlie Bowater
David Lojaya
Nick Hiatt
Emily Hare
Frank Hong
Will Terrell

Brushes & Other:
Kyle T Webster:
Maxim Verehin:
Paolo Limoncelli:
Ben Nadler:


Russian Dolls

Russian photography collection by Margarita Kareva.

This speaks to my heart so much.

>>> Collection <<<

Her >>> 500 px gallery <<< which is totally magical.