Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sketching October

Profile drawings of people I know. I went to see a jazz band on Friday, and did some sketches. Many other jazz inspired drawings to come.

Yesh, it's depressing these days. We are witnessing the Western Capitalism failing, and what do you know, artists are at the bottom of the food chain. We are the most educated generation, but it's hard to find a decent paying job... Counting inflation, we get paid less than ever.
Oh, also all these doomsday talk. Global warming is here, and grain price is sky rocketing... Global water war is looming over us... Island of Madagascar is, well, quickly being destroyed. I am a generally happy person, but with weather and all, I've been gloomy on and off.

There are many reasons to be depressed. But seriously, it won't help anybody. I saw in this Korean documentary, that happiness is like a muscle, you have to work at it. In that documentary, they made their test subjects (who are all suicidal) to laugh outloud, and write down what they are grateful for. Everyday.

So I re-started Hyein Grateful list. More to come. Try it. Really, you'll realize how fortunate you are.

I hope to god I spelled hallelujah right. ...Goddamn, the spell checker says no. I apologize.


Peter Hong Chan said...

hey hyein, yea things are crazy these much crap going on.
nice of you to write a list of things you appreciate.

lets hope for the best.

and btw nice handwriting and drawing, lots of personality.

eunzi kim said...

i love checking ur blog! =D
anD i really REALLY want a TLR yashica!!!! :S

Hieng Tang said...

What happen to ur photoblog??

maggie said...

i stumbled upon your blog while surfing and i just wanted to drop a comment that i really like your stuff, keep it up girl!

rikit said...

nice post, cheered me up too

Ken said...

cool work you got here. I feel your pain... making ends meet while doing art is hard enough without all the added problems we are all now facing... but still, got to do what ya love, the rest will follow!

Hyein Lee said...

Peter: Thanks! Yeah... hoping for the best. At least Barak Obama being elected made me sigh in relief.

Eunzi: Thanks for checking my blog. :D Yesh, yashica is so beautiful.

Hieing: The photoblog's coming as soon as I finish my roll of film. :D

Maggie: Thanks

Rikit: Hey~ it's Chu! :D

Ken: Jeez... awesome animators like you surely don't have problem making living! Yesh, it's hard here... But I'm optimistic. For now. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Wendy said...

great post, hyein. and very cute list of things you're grateful for :)