Sunday, 28 February 2010
“When the whistle blew and the call stretched thin across the night, one had to believe that any journey could be sweet to the soul.” - Charles Turner
I just reviewed the site, and realised I forgot to mention that within a few months, I basically decided to quit my job, pack up my crap, travel, and move to Grenada. This was not as random as some may think, and I am not as crazy as I seem. Ok, maybe I am. During my decision-making hell period, someone said something that I shouldn't let the time pass by, because years down the road, I might look back and realise it's too late. Ergo, a classic case of "If not now, when?"
Last year was highly stressful at work and I was unhappy. Coming down to go-time, everything that happened in my life pretty much was a huge red flag that I needed to do something. Like I needed more validation! I spent days and nights torn and depressed, doing endless research.
It's not been easy, but anyway, here I am. I did it. Holy paintbrushes I did it!
Now that I am settled in for the most part, and totally focused on my work for the first time in my life, (squee!), I can finally tell the world, or somesuch. Well, I just did.
I must say I have wonderful supporters: my parents (who I absolutely shocked), and amazing amazing friends (who I also shocked).
My rocks, my loves, Thank You.
I am one of the most difficult people to live with, work with and love, and yet, these people continue to support me in my seemingly crazy efforts to do what I must do, however grudgingly.
Enough of the emo nonsense. There's work to do.
Posted by Tracey Chan @ 10:32 pm
Friday, 26 February 2010
I didn't want to dirty my top with paint, so I resorted to digital painting today.
I've been getting used to my Wacom Bamboo (too poor atm for an Intuous/Cintiq - sigh) and it's pretty fun - just need quality time with it. I have no idea how people have patience to do the fancy schmancy illustrations. I cannot stay seated for that amount of time.
Digital is a whole different thing to getting down and dirty with materials in hand. There is no other feeling like it. I truly enjoy the physical aspect of work... sweating and aching the day after when you've had to be in odd positions. I love it though. I have missed it. I miss drawing classes.
Of course now I must tackle the rolls of brown paper in the corner, with which I trudged through St. George's hills.
Posted by Tracey Chan @ 6:33 pm
Thursday, 25 February 2010
see more dog and puppy pictures
Lolcats and loldogs are sometimes the best part of my day. Really.
Sometimes I feel like my pug buddy here, especially in the art world, in a very traditional space, where it's too small, where everyone who doesn't know, probably will, eventually.
I apparently LOVE challenges.
Everyone asks : WHY of all the goddamn places in the world, WHY Grenada?!?!?!
I must be a masochist who loves the beach.
And that is all.
Posted by Tracey Chan @ 8:06 am
Monday, 22 February 2010
The beast sleeps in the still of the night,
while beauty dances upon its dreams.
Kendall was the only one to leave me something pretty, when I requested it. Thank you! I decided to call this a collaboration. My bbm status was : la bestia esta durmiendo (the beast is asleep), and that everyone should leave me messages of love.
I woke up to find the cutest message which floored me so early in the morning - what a great prezzie! :) I was of course immediately inspired to do something about it.
This tiny thing has led me to create another project, so you'll be seeing some of that soon.
Meanwhile I am procrastinating and have an exhibition to prepare for! The theme is killing me!
Posted by Tracey Chan @ 11:21 pm