A lot changed for me in the past year. I moved from Brooklyn to Manhattan, took a new job, tried to feel grateful every day (thanks, therapy!), recognized where I need to change, started to change, recognized not so good friends, recognized good friends, saw a lot of performing arts which was my only goal for the year. On top of it all, I took several art and design classes from graphic design to UX to illustration, really challenging myself to be creative in a multitude of ways.
I really grew in my art practice. It’s so easy to feel like an interest is daunting when you’re just beginning so it’s nice to take a break and appreciate where I’ve come in what I started to call this year The Art School of Life.
My 2017 in Favorites
Trip: A birthday in Hong Kong when I turned 30.
Movie: Ladybird with Okja in a close second place.
Theater: Animal Wisdom
Book: Pachinko, Min Jin Lee
Eaten: Absolute Bagels
New York moment: Walking in northern Central Park.
Music: SZA and Lorde.
Podcast: The Daily. So simple and short.
Art: Chantal Joffee at Cheim Reid. Her work is an inspiration, with such bold figures and colors.
Thing I learned: Silk painting at the Textile Art Center, I need to get back there for more classes.
Thing I bought: Everlane denim. I’ve been wearing two pairs of these high rise jeans since they launched. I’m a convert. Also this Innisfree serum.
Thing I cooked: This easy lemon tart.