it’s been months… since I posted a drawing here … and it’s tantamount to say that it’s been months since I drew a picture. There’s a lot of wow and not-so moments that’s happened. . and unfortunately “my art has to take the seat where I can hardly see and think of it”…
that is not to say … I forgot about it .. but it is inconsistent.. and I miss doing it everyday.
I need to have a day job.
When i was venturing into freelance … and mostly eyeing for creative posts, I admit I wasn’t making that much with project-based, so I have to seek for sustainable income. Now, I am working as an IELTS Essay Writing Teacher Online. In this job, I teach “non-English students” in Asia to write in proper and formal English in preparation for their exams. To be honest, it takes so much of my time for me to doodle.. or even think of a new project. On rest days , I am just sleeping.
I still do “creative stuff” …
Hustling, real quick. I took a part time job as “Social Media Consultant” …. erh, someone who does make a sure a company’s online presence is updated. In this job, I took photos of beautiful things and copy-write, so I am happy to tap into new interests.
I went digital
I rarely draw on canvas, papers or .. scratchpapers these days because of “CAD” or computer aided design which I’m as well interested to do. I took a class on this, saw YouTube videos and other artists’ blogs for inspiration. I even planned to launch my T-Shirt / clothing business with my designs.
As noticed, it touched on food. If you have known my “doodles” .. they’re all my favorite snacks.. and I think I’m a foodie first then an art-lover. Truthfully, this endeavor somehow did not push through due to after-market-testing results. Yet I am still hoping and seeking a “need” to fill in with my interest. Currently, I and a friend of mine are collaborating on an advocacy she wants to raise and my talent is needed, so let’s see on that one soon.
We are building a startup company
I will be part of a company WC Education Consultancy. It’s a startup to help aspiring students in emerging / underdeveloped countries to study in the United States. We have not launched this venture yet .. but we’re on our “baby steps”. My current tasks are to , of course, do what I can do best .. the marketing and design. here’s one of the posters I made in preparation for the physical office and online launch. Hopes are high, God bless us.
There are a lot of things going on in my life … no wonder… art did take a backseat. but did it, really? From the way I saw this list , almost all of it still go under the “creative side”.
Perhaps, I just missed my scratchpapers . .. I missed my pencils, being messy, drawing with kids everyday … which I think for me is the kind of “art” I wish my life to be. thinking that it’s not for now … yes, it will be on the backseat ..
…but I wish to sit beside it soon.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do, if you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. – Steve Jobs