Ever since I was young, I would associate music with lots of colours, and thought that well… Everybody did the same too. Turns out, that’s not really the case. As a passing thought, I decided to ask some of my friends if they’d ever had that experience. Most of them said no. The best way I could describe what I meant was feeling and seeing tangible colours together when music came on.
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Haven’t updated this blog in a while, because I haven’t had the push to write much lately. Anyway, 2018 has been a year of finding my own voice in my artwork. At the very beginning of this year, I was doing traditional paintings exclusively. I worked with a lot of acrylics and brushes.
Give and take, it probably wasn’t my best work. I was shifting further away from Impressionism. What next? I knew I wasn’t much of a realist, nor someone who did portraits, so I decided to stick to some strange in-between. Traditional painting was a whole ballpark to navigate itself. Sometimes, I felt tied down to a canvas and I was unsure, albeit my confidence in art did grow.
Ruth Taveras is the artist of December – her work features a rich array of flowers, gardens and anything nature inspired. With Impressionism as her art style, you can observe the movements of her brush strokes in all her pieces.
Living in bustling New York, Ruth finds refuge from the city in the New York Botanical Garden. The garden is a world away from the Big Apple, allowing the artist to feel as though she’s on an exotic vacation! She was driven to paint her happy place to share her memories and experiences with the world.
One of my favourite scenic views, or something I like to envision in my mind is the sea, especially when it’s serene. Calm tides and gentle clouds complement each other. While everything is vast, the boat flows and ebbs with the waves, always trusting that the sea knows where it’s going to bring it.
Hope you enjoyed a little backstory 🙂 You can always view my latest works on Instagram
A few months back, someone reached out to me via e-mail and enquired about painting lessons. Because I’m not formerly qualified, I shared the whole process of how I started painting! Figured that it would make a great addition to the blog, so this is the e-mail:
Recently, I completed a podcast with a bunch of friends, and after the podcast we just chatted. One of them is a very keen photographer who takes stunning shots, which led us to talk about how people use social media to share creatively.
After the chat ended, I was thinking to myself how a year ago, I didn’t dare to share my work at all. I was a closeted artist. There would be a handful of people close to me who told me my artwork had potential (when I first started out), but I didn’t have that faith in myself. Subconsciously, I was comparing my art skills to those who have been refining their craft for years. I felt small.
You’re probably a busy person. You have external commitments, whether it’s family, work or school. Art has always been your safe haven, but then you realise that you simply don’t have the time for it like how you used to…
Truth is, you actually do.
Everyone has 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. It’s all about how you split your time. In the end, time management doesn’t exist (I mean you can’t control a depreciating asset – something that you can never get back). What does exist though, is self-management. If art is something important in your life, there’ll always be time for it.