July 01, 2005

creative perspectivesI’m about to embark on a creative project I have dreamed about for years. I’m going to go draw, sketch, paint and collage in cities worldwide—and rural areas, too. The next six months are devoted to travelling and creating.

I realised recently that there is nothing to stop me from doing this. I can budget my savings to cover the costs. My infrequent work as a freelance video editor, writer, and web monkey is not as valuable to me as testing my creative potential.

Perhaps I will get tired of being creative after six months of focus. If that’s the case, then I can go get a job in an office and earn a lot of money doing something dull. But I doubt it; this is an adventure with hurdles, challenges and unforeseen excitement. How can I possible get bored?

If you happen to be in Beijing, Chicago, Nagoya, Delhi, Agra, Pittsburgh, Paris, Shanghai, Adelaide, Uluru, or Brisbane, and see a the woman with a sketchbook sitting in the shade, it might just be me.

Stay tuned for “where to buy a pencil sharpener in Beijing” and “fifteen ways to draw a crosswalk”

Posted by kuri at July 01, 2005 08:06 AM


Where are you going to trave? What are you going to create? If you have a chace to come to my city ( my city is a little bit famous with GYOZA ), please drop by me.

I collect my daughters’s work.

Posted by: Mieko on July 1, 2005 08:17 AM

Chicago? The Millenial Bean awaits you! I’m far, far out in the boring uncreative suburbs, but I know where the best can be found out here in the Northwest suburbs, in case you get a bit homesick.

Posted by: ginny on July 2, 2005 08:42 AM

That’s “where the best sushi” can be found out here. Which, of course, is a relative term. ;)

Posted by: ginny on July 2, 2005 09:14 AM

Adelaide’s only a 24hr drive from us.. drop in :)

Posted by: womble on July 2, 2005 11:30 AM

I think you will need to invest in a jaunty hat so that you can be recognised from afar when you are in the shade sketching..

Posted by: T on July 2, 2005 10:51 PM

Yap! No reason to stop you.

I was thinking to ask you to join my little trial but your own plan is much more creative and will be fruitful.

And since that is what my girl is dreaming of, we will trace you to where ever you will be. You are always welcomed to stay in Oita when you are back to Japan to Onsen.

Posted by: sayaka on July 4, 2005 06:40 PM

From our experience, I can only say congrats on making the decision to follow your creative side rather than the usual path. May you find unimagined wonders.

Posted by: Seth on July 15, 2005 08:46 AM
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