My Second Chance

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” –John W. Gardner

I was a graphic designer by profession in the Philippines. I was a Senior Designer for 10 years, but when I came to Australia in 1991, I put all that in the back of my mind. It was recession when I arrived and no one was hiring. And every time I got an interview they would ask about my local experience in art here in Australia. I don’t want to lie and say that I have experience , when in fact I don’t.

So I stayed home as a full time mum to my then one year old son. I worked doing odd jobs here and there and then I had my second baby. I became a full time mum again for a few years. Then when my kids were both at school I began working again. I worked in different kinds of jobs but none of them were related to art.

A lot of my former classmates in the University are convincing me to go back to painting. But, like a plague, I stayed away from it…I kept on saying that I had lost my touch… that I don’t want to do it anymore … that I don’t have the time to do it.

Now that I am past my golden years, this is the first time that I tried using my pen again. And it sure is surprising how I’ve missed it. I want to try and give myself a second chance.

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. Lookoom says:

    I believe that your artistic sense has been stimulated by the photos, the choice of subjects, the composition, the colours. This drawing is very convincing.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, my friend, I am stimulated by my travels and the pen and ink drawings that I will be doing is basically just that. Thanks for the visit.

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  2. Rupali says:

    A wonderful piece. I am glad you took the second chance. Enjoy!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Rubali. I wish I can have the motivation to continue doing it.

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  3. These are beautiful! You go girl!!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Aletta, will try!

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  4. Alison says:

    Great drawings Theresa, it’s great to have that kind of talent

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    1. Teresa says:

      I got it from my dad, he is a great painter…but I am not unfortunately. I just have a bit of what he has.

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      1. Alison says:

        Better to have some than none

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        1. Teresa says:

          I guess you’re right Ali. Thanks for the comment.

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  5. eklastic says:

    Life keeps meandering. It’s great that you rediscovered your talent (or rather, that you are re-applying it). Those drawings are wonderful so you go and see where it leads you. ❤

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much for your words of encouragement. I have to see where it leads me too.

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  6. These are lovely! Never say never, give it a shot…

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, Rita I have to give it a try again!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much.

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  7. Toonsarah says:

    The drawing is lovely! This pandemic maybe gives us the opportunity to revisit past passions and rekindle our enthusiasm for them 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      That is true Sarah. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Were have you been hiding ;-).. Those are amazing.. keep drawing.. 😉

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    1. Teresa says:

      Oh thanks Lisa. Will keep you posted if ever I do try to do it regularly.

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  9. lolaWi says:

    oh my goodness, Amiga! you have not lost the touch! that is beautiful! go girl! 🙂 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      Nahiya naman ako. haha Thanks amiga. Will try to push through with this.

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