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What I'm doing now
Updated on 8th of May 2023, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Creating new artwork to celebrate my time of living in Portugal.
Last year, my husband and I moved to Portugal after our visa was approved, but we had to come back to Malaysia for personal reasons.
It's been a year since then. We're still processing our time in Portugal and adjusting to life back here, while going through unexpected challenges like my husband’s lymphoma treatment, and the sudden passing of my mother-in-law.
As an artist, I'm grateful that I get to relive memories of Portugal and find solace through my art.
I’m currently working on a new line art collection of original artwork, featuring urban landscapes of Porto, Viana do Castelo, and Faro.
It's set to release at the end of May 2023, and there will only be five pieces of original artwork for this series. But if you want to be the first to know when it's ready, please sign up to my art mailing list at the bottom of this page.
I can't wait to share these pieces with you and hopefully bring a little bit of Portugal into your home.
Marketing and content creation
Some people think that artists create art, and that's all they do with their time. Nope. On the other side of the coin, there's marketing work. Lots of them. I used to shrink back from the sheer load of content creation and wish I don't need to do them. The fact is, a working artist who's in business need to spend as much time telling people (hello, marketing) about their art and their stories, as they do creating them. Otherwise, how would people know and enjoy their art? Now, I see the business side of art as an art to master too.
Adjusting to hot, humid and thunderstormy Malaysian climate
There's not a day I don't look back wistfully to my time of being able to cycle, walk, and being outdoors almost daily in Portugal, without being limited to very short hours in a day before it gets so hot 🥵 or thunderstormy.