Artjamming and dire results

Maybe it’s because of the 8.8 earthquake and x-sky high tsunami that hit Japan last Friday…

Or the fact that Spain’s grading was downgraded…

Or the fact that Ireland’s request of having their cost of borrowing reduced denied…

Or the fact that the US is suffering from a huge budget deficit almost to the point of no return…

Or that a nuclear reactor is said to be melting somewhere…

Maybe all of this resulted to my work of art below at today’s ArtJamming session in Harbour City in TST:

I admit it’s a bit troubling. Sickening even. Maybe a result of a weird mind?

Regardless, I started with a blank piece of canvas with the hopes of drawing a castle with a road that leads around it, but never to it. I was channeling Kafka’s The Castle of a man who wants to meet the master of the castle but in his lifetime, never really does…

Then I wanted to draw upon Confusion where a goldfish was confusingly swimming in a sea of geometric shapes only to find itself lost in the debris…

Afterwards, I thought about Focus and drew a bright red dot in the middle, with blocks surrounding it as if the purpose of the entire painting was at its centre, the red dot…

Lastly, I gave up and painted the sky purple black…

Then the buildings at silver… the windows with white and gray…

And then finally, the rain of fire.

Troubling I know. I admit it.

Some people like it, some people don’t.

Some people found it troubling and laughed nervously, while others found it to be engaging and interesting…

Some found it to be bad feng shui while others felt it was intense and something they would love to hang around their home…

Then again, it is mine. This is me.

However you want to translate it, this is my current state of being in a canvas, and no matter how dire it seems, nobody could deny its intensity.

Happy weekend!


About Bonita

I'm a forgetful person. But I think a lot. Every day, a lot of thoughts enter my head. That's why this blog came to be: first, to keep my memories alive through the years, and two, to actually see how I and my thoughts have changed. Please note that I seldom draft or edit my posts. Sometimes, if I'm not careful, I offend some of you, my readers. And while I apologize for making you feel uncomfortable, I am not sorry for being honest or for making well-intentioned mistakes. I will however be the first to admit if I change my mind. Hence, do read and proceed with caution. My life is as colorful and as boring as you make it. I complain many days, but offer some encouragement in others. Life is fluid, it changes. So keep the positives and throw away the negatives, and I do hope that at the end of the day, you will enjoy reading the blog and leaving comments here and there if my posts touches you. Happy reading!
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5 Responses to Artjamming and dire results

  1. Left handed says:


    I have been following your blog for quite some time now and am very intrigued and fascinated by it. The reason I started to follow your blog was that I was looking for some information on HKUST. However, I was completely mesmerised by your style of writing and can relate to your dilemmas so have continued reading it ever since.

    I wanted some information from you. I have applied to HKUST on the 4th of Feb for their 3rd round. The deadline is 15th March. I realised you were in a similar situation last year. In how much time from the deadline can I expect an interview invitation, if any? When should i give up hope and pay up the deposit to another school (HKUST is my first preference).

    Thanks a ton.

  2. Bonita says:

    Thanks Lefthanded for your kind words. Expect an interview a few weeks after the deadline. Believe you’ll be interviewed by 2 people after passing the initial rounds. Don’t be nervous. HKUST people are very nice, and they’re really looking for people who can contribute to the school. Which other school are you going for if I may ask?

  3. Sunshine says:

    Hello Bonita,
    Same as lefthanded, I have been reading your post for quite a while and really appreciate you sharing your MBA experience. I got admitted to the HKUST MBA program but still wondering if it is the right for me. May I ask you some questions via PM?

  4. Bonita says:

    Sure, please send me your questions by first leaving me your email. Thanks!

  5. Bonita says:

    Sure, please send me your questions by first leaving me your email. Thanks!!!

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