Friday, April 3
Many years ago, I imagined myself owning an art studio..and that I'd spend most of my waking hours painting, sketching, carving. I never had one and I doubt it if I ever could. But that's ok..I accepted the truth long time ago.
I was jobless for many years. I quit my first job,which was pointless of course, but I was young and full of dreams and thought I'd find a better one. Besides I was really sick and tired of it. So I ended up doing odd jobs like sewing curtains and seat covers, upholster sofa, chairs, paint walls and windows, etc.. I also sketched Philippine sceneries which an American couple bought - the whole sketchbook! The most salable though were the bamboo mugs which I painted with Philippine scenes. I still make them but only when there's a ready customer. It's fun making them but it sure takes a long time to finish one.
I've been asked many times if I had regrets...you know, for quiting my first job. Yes, I had. I'd be a hypocrite if I say no, none, nada. But I did learn a lot from it.