Latest Artpiece: Have dreams, Will Travel
Since internalizing the statement "I am artist" and blurting it out very naturally everytime someone asked me what I do, I have been getting responses like "Do remember me when you're famous". I am flattered when people think I have what it takes to be famous and associate me with fame. But the importance of it really eludes me.
As an artist, I do wish my gifts, hard work and creativity get recognized. It will be wonderful if in the near future, people who come across my artwork could immediately know it's painted by me. To see that each piece has some Eva in it.
Yet I do not seek or crave celebrity status. I am grateful to myself for being someone who is on the whole very simple. I love the quietness and stillness surrounding the moments of making art. I love the silence of being in my own time of reflections. I love alone times but I am not a loner, I need and cherish the balance of close and meaningful relationships, which is immensely important for me as I spend alot of time working alone.
I always am very grateful to understand and be taught from a very young age, that seeking happiness from external sources like fame and material luxuries are delusional. I know at the age of 27, that there are still so much to learn. I know rather instinctively that even though the world feeds on glamour and making art seems to be very glamorous, but when it boils down to the heart's wisdom, all these doesn't matter. It's just simply about doing what you love, because that's the purpose of living.
I do think as creative beings, we deserve to get rewarded abundantly for our works. I do see myself earning more as time goes by because that would mean a constant improvement of my art and a better mastery of the craft. I believe in going with the flow, and money has never been a big issue for me, even though I am still learning the art of pricing my work, or learning how much of value do I see myself having so as not to under or overcharge.
I pray that if I do get popular in the future, I will remember to remain authentically me and not be swayed by fame or wealth, and always remember that the things that matter, are free and are usually just within me. And pray that I will never, ever forget that.