March 25, 2010 § 2 Comments
Alrights, so I’ve finally decided to get back into the groove of designing regularly. Too many things have distracted me of late.
Finally purchased my own domain (after procrastinating for so long, yes), for real this time and not just talked about it. For now it’ll probably just be a place for me to put up my current portfolio to get more freelance work. More details on that when I get it up and running proper.
If anyone is interested/needs design work/want to do collaborations I’m available for hire.
(Except for the bit on collaborations.)
Do support my cause and contribute to the Send-Liz-To-Design-School fund by hiring me or linking me up with people who might want to.
For the yet to be informed, I have decided to pursue design as a career (much to the chagrin of most obviously, my mother), and am looking into doing some foundation courses leading up to a Masters’ program in Communication/Graphic Design once I’m done with this degree. It will not be an easy journey, I know. I have no art/design background, I know. What makes me think postgraduate design school will accept a student with no background such as myself, I know. A designer’s life isn’t a walk in the park or the best paying job, I know.
But being away from home in the heart of art and culture, and being exposed to a society so vastly different from what I’ve been brought up to believe is normal, has convinced me to stop postponing my dreams and not be afraid to step out beyond the safety of my limited horizon.
So keep me in your prayers. And if any time I ever feel like giving up, give me a slap on my back and remind me to stick to it.
After all, dreams wouldn’t be called dreams if they were always easily attainable.
Have a good day my Singaporean friends… It’s bed time here in Lugano.
March 22, 2010 § Leave a Comment
So I met up with Ee Wei yesterday. She was my senior in TK and we had some pretty colorful history back then. She’s studying music at the Conservatory here in Lugano and is someone I haven’t been in touch with for years really.
But we had a good time catching up, and I visited her cosy little apartment somewhere further away from where I live.
Her post-it wall with many, many lovely lovely quotes. In many ways she and I are very similar.
Her handwriting has changed slightly! I still vividly remember what it looks like cause in TK we had a culture of writing notes to other girls a lot (don’t ask me why) and folding them into nice little pockets with each other’s names written in fancy curls and stuff. It used to be rounded and fatter and she used to draw these really memorable smiley faces. Haha.
But handwritings change, as do the personality behind the handwriting.
Borrowed Prozac Nation from her to read. Finally some English reading material.
Then we took a walk down her usual running path by a little lake in a quieter residential part of Lugano I’ve not been to yet, so it was really nice. Weather was poor for photos but it was still a hauntingly cloudy day.
This was one of my happiest days in Lugano so far, really enjoyed myself and the quiet a lot.
May go for a nice long walk tomorrow if the weather is good while some of the others head to Milan.
March 20, 2010 § Leave a Comment
This is the notebook Jeremy gave Chiang, Shiu and I during Christmas.
Mine’s the Beetle cause that’s the car I want.
Shiu has the Jeep and I can’t remember what WL’s is.
I’m not much of an artist. Just doodle some. So here’s a few of the pages I’ve filled here in Switzerland.
Final piece below.
Saturday tomorrow, just spent about 4 hours playing cards with my hostel mates. And there’s a birthday party tomorrow where we’d be cooking curry. Pictures, maybe.
Another week gone by here in Lugano…
March 19, 2010 § 2 Comments
Last weekend Jun went a-painting, so we went a-wandering a little too.
She’s good at watercolor.
And spring is coming so the gelato stalls are opening all over town which is absolutely awesome.
Liz cannot paint, so she spent her time doodling instead. Maybe I’ll upload pictures of some of the doodles next time. I’m using the mini-Cooper notebook Jeremy got us for Christmas. (Which means yes I’m neglecting the Zurich moleskine that WL bought me…for now. Sorry!)
March 18, 2010 § 2 Comments
Engage in every means possible to create food that does not involve pasta.
(Normally this also means just eating cereal/biscuits/crackers/chocolate/ovomaltine. But occasionally I try to cook something different.)
Color difference reflects nice natural light in the afternoons and the most impossibly gross dim yellow lighting in the evenings.
March 14, 2010 § 1 Comment
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