Monday, December 27, 2010

Chase your dreams, Live your passion

After being away for so long, and quitting my teaching job so I can focus fully on painting and pursuing my masters in english literature, I made this as my new year resolution for 2011. And nothing is going to make me stop.

Something in my heart is firm and decisive, and I know this time I'm going all out and getting just what I desire. =)

I really miss this sacred space where I blog about my creative dreams and my passion for art. And the community that made it all the more special.

I've been commissioned an artwork by a sweet girl who has a gift and passion for baking. It was quite challenging as I was sick worried whether I could paint out the details and intricacies of the cakes and pastries. And I think I was slow with the artwork because of the fear. So I've to work slowly if to overcome the fear and I was so proud and happy of myself when I've finished it today. It took me many months to complete it from the first draft/sketch.

It is her Christmas gift for herself. I think this action of self-love is awesome. To get a painting to remind yourself what is important to you, and baking is her passion. This gives me an idea, maybe I could paint me painting and hang it somewhere with easy eye access so it serves as a reminder to chase this dream and pursue this passion! =)
That's the talented girl and her sweet cakes of labour below! They look absolutely yummylicious!

So glad to be back to painting full force! I think part of me decides that I have enough of fearing of no making it with being an artist, that the fear of regret overrides the other fears. And I'm saying NO to not doing anything to have my dreams and saying YES to every opportunities to paint!

Merry Christmas everyone! I'll be back to blogging more consistently! It's a promise I made to myself firmly!


  1. Well Done!!!! Commissions are a great compliment to your artist self... but can also be very challenging to the perfectionist in us...

    Taking it slowly was a wonderful solution, and the finished work is beautiful.

    xx Denise

  2. Dear Eva, Congrats on finishing the commission!! Challenges are important in order to grow and I think that all your hard work has definitely paid off as your painting looks really beautiful!!! Its also really inspiring to read that you're committed to following your passion. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and wishing you all the best with your painting and studies next year!! Wini xo

  3. Dear Eva-I am SO SO happy that you are making the decision to paint full time!! That is AWESOME! Follow your dreams...your heart KNOWS! And I agree...those cakes look yummy! congrats on completing the commisioned painting-I think it looks pretty scrumptious too; you captured her love of baking.
    Merry Xmas to you and glad you are back blogging-I missed you! xxx

  4. Yay to saying YES! Congratulations on your commission and WOW it is so gorgeous!

    It is wonderful to have you back blogging! Happy New Year to you Eva!

  5. HELLO BEAUTIFUL!! so happy to see you are back!
    your art piece for your friend is so gorgeous, and i am so glad you are pursuing your art fulltime...
    love and hugs...

  6. that is one pretty painting, and same goes to the one who loves baking too! well done eva and congratulations! the cakes look so yummy!


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