“Hey friends, Want to hear a SWEET fact? All my art prints are printed in house by Paul, my husband, they are the highest quality prints that you can ever get.
They are printed on archival paper with archival inks and have a life span of 100 years behind glass! You know what that means? Well, let me explain it to you, that means these prints are going to out last you, which also means you can pass them down to your future generation to enjoy. Isn’t that Amazing?
The best part is, every one of my prints comes with a story that I lovingly wrote for you, it depends which prints you choose to have in your home, but I do promise you one thing, that each artwork brings only positive living in your home.
Treat your prints like manifestos, let them inspire your life!
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With Creative Joy,
Friends, what is forgiveness? Forgiveness is overcoming ill feelings toward an offense.
Here is a confession, I have done many things in my life that I am not proud of, and one of the things I am not proud of is my unwillingness to forgive myself.
And I know you can relate,
My empathetic heart is very biased, and I am afraid to say, not in my favor. You see, my friend, I am so quick to forgive everyone that has harmed in my life but so slow at forgiving myself.
Lately, during a conversation with a friend, she expressed the same sentiment, and I thought there is a lesson to be learned here for all of us.
If we are willing to forgive others, then there should be no difference when it comes to forgiving ourselves. We need to give ourselves grace, overcome our self-resentment, and work towards self-forgiveness.
If we don't forgive ourselves now, then when are we ever going to love ourselves?
Are we going to lie in bed every night, wishing and hoping that we could have done better?
Or Are we going to lie in bed every night, thanking God for this beautiful life and try to honor it the best we can?
Remember, we are only humans, live your life with purpose and be kind to yourself and others.
Once in a while, you may fall off the cliff, but it does not mean you should self-sabotage, instead learn from it and take control of your happiness by self-accepting. True happiness takes self-mastery, and I am not there yet. :)
Hence the Art series of Self Acceptance is painted. This series is about self-discovery, love, and acceptance.
This collection of Self Acceptance Artwork will empower you to live your life to the fullest by first accepting and loving yourself. You are beautiful.
Self Acceptance will suit any boudoir. This charming and feminine series is perfect for any woman that wants to be empowered by her self discovery.
To view this collection, please click onto the pictures below.
With a Self Accepting Heart,
Hey friends, Do you remember the first time you realized your mom loves you?
My mom is not doing well, and I will continue to celebrate her love with you.
I am thinking of my mom and feeling her spirit all around me. She is sad at the moment, but she is LOVED.
I remember my first memory of what love was, and this painting "Unconditional Love", where a girl is sitting, looking at her mom, the Moon, it tells a story of that day, and what I am about to share with you is the "behind the scene" story.
I was eight years old at that time, and I was no longer living with my mom. I was schooling in Singapore while my parents operated their business in Malaysia.
Anyway, My mom came to visit, and she would usually stay for a few weeks. I was so thrilled to have mom by my side for a little while.
While she was visiting, we would hang out doing nothing in particular, just being with each other was more than enough for me.
One afternoon I came home from school, and she wasn’t around. So I waited for her to return, when she came home she handed me a box, I opened it, and there it was, a pair of shoes! They weren’t anything fancy, they were just regular canvas shoes for school, but it was the thought that counted.
You see, my school shoes were falling apart on me, but I have forgotten to mention them to my mom, but because she deeply cared for me, she has noticed.
In our family culture, love was not expressed verbally nor in grand gesture. Therefore a little gesture like that was a HUGE thing for me.
And that was the precise moment a light bulb went off in my head, and I thought to myself, “That is LOVE!”.
To read the original story of unconditional love, click here: https://www.tingyuenart.com/unconditional-love-print.html
This artwork is perfect for your child's or your mother's room. The original was sold to a lovely lady that had lost her son. I gave a print of this to my mom, it is now hanging in her room in the senior centre.
With unconditional love,
I come to you with a heavy heart today. I am losing someone dear to my heart, my mom, Mei.
I have painted about my mom and have expressed my love for her in my paintings.
For the past ten years, my mom suffers from Dementia. Last week, my mom fell into an unresponsive state and got hospitalized.
I talk to Mei every week, and ever since the Pandemic, her health has declined, so I called her twice a week.
A month ago, my mom called me, which was surprising to me. You see, since my mom has been suffering from Dementia, she does not do that anymore, My phone number is plaster on her wall, but she does not seem to realize that.
Anyway, she called me out of the blues, to tell me that she found my phone number and that she wants to come and see me. So I agreed that she should, although we should wait till the Pandemic is over to be safe.
The following day, I was elated that she had called the night before. That night, she called again, and I was equally impressed. But I also knew it could be the last of her lucid mind.
Subsequently, the phone calls that followed were a mixture of lucidity and confusion.
My last conversation with her was a monologue on her part, and I listened. That was the last time I talked to my mom. Mei fell into an unresponsive state and got hospitalized, she has now returned to her senior center to rest.
I have dove into a feeling of deep sorrow, knowing that the days are numbered.
I did not grow up with my mom since I was 7, I miss out on some life lessons, but I also remember some that are so important that it got seared into my young brain and continued to benefit me till today.
My mom is a complex feminist of many values. She is not perfect by any means. Mei is a songstress with a go-getter tenacity, and she is courageous and adventurous. She was also a successful teacher and businesswoman.
Above all, my mom was a woman that wanted her girls to have the brightest future possible, so much so that she was willing to give up her identity as a mother. She trusted us to forge our lives like she did when she was little.
Her offspring, my sisters, and I bore a lot of our mother's traits, the good and the bad.
During these days of grieving, my sister, Precious Pearl, said to me, when you are feeling sad about mom, try to think of the good times that you have spent with her.
And I have so many. Here is one:
"My mom and I went for a walk. I bought her a coffee maker and some coffee. I wanted to train her to drink a cup a day for health benefits.
That gorgeous spring day, Mei and I were having a good time. On our way home, we were chatting up a storm, oblivious to our surroundings, we got lost.
So my mom and I went to the closest convenience store and asked the clerk to call us a cab. While we were waiting for the taxi, we shared our misadventure with the clerk. The clerk then pulled out a cab voucher and told us that she does not take cabs and that she got it as a gift.
The clerk then passed it on to us and told us to use it. Mom and I felt so blessed that we met a lady with such a big heart (I hope she is reading this) we thought she was just the icing to our adventure. As we rode the taxi home, we reminisced about the kind clerk and laughed about our misadventure."
Love you, mother,
Now, I would love it, if you could share one of your fondest moment about your mom with me below on the comment. Let's honor our moms today and every day. <3
With deep sorrow
So many artists fail at their businesses and here are the reasons why.
Are you a hobbyist painter working in an uncreative environment that would love to turn your art hobby into a viable business and be your own boss?
So that you can stop working in an uncreative environment, trading time for money?
If this is you, you should read further.
Growing up, I spent most of my free time drawing, sketching and designing gorgeous clothes for my dolls.
In my young, naïve mind, I knew I was going to be an artist or a designer one day.
When I discovered painting in my twenties, a door of opportunities opened up for me. First of all, I felt obsessed, I wanted to paint every spare moment, and that got me thinking about how I can pivot my hobby into a business.
After a long journey in the restaurant industry, my uninspiring job was taking a toll on my mental health, dissatisfied with my career choice, I had it, I knew it was time for a change.
I had an artist streak with an entrepreneurial mind, I wanted to be a full-time artist with a viable art business.
I also knew it wasn’t going to be an easy transition because I was aware that many artists have failed before me. But my determination led me to set out steps to defy the odds.
How did I know that the Starving Artist myth does not apply to me? Well, I did a research study on the artists that I have met.
Why do most artists fail?
In the art industry, I have met many artists, and most of them do their craft as a part-time hustle because they do not have the confidence to rely solely on their craft.
The ones that are doing art as a full-time business, most of them are having a hard time making ends meet but not without a lack of talent.
I have noticed, the ones that fail to have a successful, viable business are lacking mindset skills, perpetual habits, and marketing skills.
From my business point of view, their problems are manageable and solvable.
Looking back at my career, the biggest needle movers are the 7 Essential Habits that brought me success, the ones that I have set up to defy the odds, and I know it will help you too.
If you are thinking of turning your side hustle or your hobby into a viable business, I have created a guide to help you to discover the possibility. This guide will bring you from thinking of doing to taking action.
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I hope you will take action today and go for your dreams and live an inspired, motivated, and creative life with financial independence.
With Creative Joy,
Ting Yuen Art
Hi I am Ting, I am so glad that you are here.