Happy News: A New Adventure!

Posted Sunday 23 September 2012 and filed under: Hong Kong,Just Sharing

I have always loved to draw – I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that numerous times before! When I was in High School 20+ years ago and it was time to start applying for Uni courses, my parents encouraged my creativity as a hobby but advised it was better to study business or information technology in order to build  stable future. And like a “good Asian” daughter, I followed!

Since moving to Hong Kong 18 months ago, I rediscovered my love for drawing and illustrating. And although I didn’t want to admit it – I’ve realised that I DO love it more than sewing and making soft toys. And it’s something I want to invest more time in and develop – and more importantly, I’ve realised that it’s something I want to learn more about.

With encouragement from hubby, I decided to apply for a course in illustration (even though I have no formal qualifications in Art whatsoever!). I looked at options here in Hong Kong but the ones I wanted to do were taught in Cantonese. So I looked at distance learning courses (part-time) and applied. And guess what?

I got in!! I AM SO HAPPY AND SO EXCITED!!! And I start next month! With family life and work and other commitments, it means I will have to be SUPER organised but pursuing something I love is worth it! I have one simple goal, and that is to be a better Illustrator.

And I am excited to be able to share some snippets of my progress on this new adventure with you :-)

Other snippets of life here in Hong Kong recently:

The Mid-Autumn festival is close (end of this month) and the decorations in public places are up, like this amazing lantern-inspired scene that can be found at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade:

Butterscotch brownies from Awfully Chocolate in Mong Kok (so good!):

And growing my collection of Sonny Angels. They are like a lucky dip where you don’t know what’s inside the box when you buy one. I’ve been wanting the Owl one but still haven’t found it yet!

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4 Responses to “Happy News: A New Adventure!”

  1. Jodie Says:

    Go Jhoanna, how exciting, I’ll look forward to following your exciting new course adventure.

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  2. jhoanna Says:

    Thanks so much Jodie! :-)

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  3. bybido Says:

    Congratulations! I’m looking forward to following along with your experience in this program.

    I love to draw, too. More than anything else. But I never pursued it. I’ve thought about classes, an art program, etc. But I haven’t done anything yet. So I’m excited you took the leap. :)

    (Ooh, and we have a collection of Sonny Angels, too. No owl, though.)

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    jhoanna Reply:

    Thank you! I think I’ve put it off for too long and now is the right time to get into it. I hope you will take the leap too :-)

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