Currently I feel as though I am at a slow but steady pace in my artistry. I have learned that personal desire and intentions cannot be forced. If you over think and put too much then that’s when burn out and loss of passion comes. I have learned that the hard way.
That’s why when it comes to me working I don’t think “I have to make this look artistic.” In order to be an artist you have to be human first.
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It’s my second month at RAW Moves and hence, my first contribution to RAW !nform.
To pace myself, I have been navigating through different ways in order to keep myself on track; from doing simple tasks first, to asking our intern Cody to entertain me so that I stay awake.
I have also found the best coffee stall at Jalan Batu Hawker Centre, where I get my caffeine fix over lunch to equip me with the second half of the day.
It’s been fun!
Definitely one day at a time.
Occasionally when feeling lost and uncertain, it’s good to know you’re not alone. I enjoy reading/watching about great artists of our time and discovering more about their artistic journeys guides me like a compass.
Recently, I came across a Netflix docuseries titled The Andy Warhol diaries. Throughout the episodes, I resonated much with the struggles that Warhol felt on a personal and societal level. It’s funny how past challenges still exist today, and will they continue to surface no matter what century it is?
It is my first month here at RAW Moves! Excited to be having a ‘fresh start’ while bringing along my knowledge from my previous work experiences here.
My usual practice would be to plan ahead on the tasks I need to complete, ranking it based on priority. As my job requires a lot of multi-tasking, I rely on my to-do list (with deadlines) and calendar to keep me on track and to be aware of what I need to complete on a daily basis. It is important to do things fast but accurately, and of course, great teamwork is what makes it work!
I recently watched a movie called Hollywood Stargirl from Disney+ and the plot was about 3 youths in their late teens who loved the arts and were hoping to make their own movie for the first time. It resonated with me as the main characters were around the same age as me and they were aspiring artists. They had big dreams and were very passionate in what they believed in. That made me think about passion and where my passion lies. They reminded me about how important it is to know exactly what I want so that I can do what I do with passion. If I know what I am passionate about, the way I pace myself at work will change.
Here’s the link to the movie: https://disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/movie/hollywood-stargirl