Sally Chan
I create a fascinating parallel universe with the collective memories from all of us.

Pieces of Thoughts

Sally Chan's blog for thoughts.

The End is the Beginning

I recently open a new chapter of my career. After all the dust was settled from the transitioning, I have found myself fueling with new energy to make high-quality art, and to work on my transformation into a real artist.
During this time, I was trying to realize a concept that had been lingering in my mind — a surrealism painting of our Pluto. After some brainstorming, I had decided to couple this idea with an attribute to the classic film "A Trip to the Moon" in 1902.

The creative process for this painting was a journey itself, and a catalyst for me to explore a deeper meaning of art. Through this creation, I had committed to creating from cradle to grave when I barely planned and drafted my art before.

In the mid of this creation process, I found myself was not satisfied with the first outcome as the ship was too two-dimensional. For days, I was debating if I should keep it or bin it since I did put lots of effort in designing my ship.  


Eventually, I embraced the beauty of destroying and rebuilding. Most of the time, we will have a hard time to rebuild something we once spent lots of effort in building, but let's don't forget that if you can do it once, you can definitely do it again and be better.


There are many restraints in our living realm, but not the case when it comes to creativity — Your creative world belongs to you, and you are privileged in building it without any boundary.  There is no right or wrong answer so be genuine to yourself, be bold and take risks to explore different possibilities.

I had used the same mentality to the next painting, " The Parallel World".  When it may not be perfect, it is an  exercise to bring an idea to life by trusting my artist senses.

Have faith, keep learning and keep going, you will find yourself at a place you are content with.


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