I am 40-something years old, married to a wonderful husband, living and working in Shanghai. Our family and friends are scattered all over the world.

Running a software development company and learning Mandarin takes up all of my left-brain energy, and my right-brain is feeling isolated and somewhat underutilised.

I’ve picked up my paintbrushes and paints again to attempt to address this inequality. I will have to deal strongly with the perfectionist that lurks within me and threatens to sabotage my creative attempts before they emerge from my head onto the paper.

I will try to record my journey back to creativity in the pages of this blog. It’s more of a journal to document the process so that I can be encouraged, but maybe it will inspire others to get in touch with their inner artist too.

Wish me luck – both with the painting and the blog!

10 Responses to “About”

  1. Hello Dawn. Subscribed to this blog, (I think!!!). LOL. Look for me. Glenapp.blogspot.com. Life of Brian.

  2. good luck!!

  3. I just found out that my blog is in your blogroll. Thank you very much! I’ll put your blog in my sidebar too. Your watercolours are beautiful! Kind regard, Judy.

    • Thank you, Judy! I “discovered” your blog on Judith’s web site and really enjoy your style of painting. Thank you for visiting & commenting & for adding a link. 🙂

  4. So happy that you mentioned your blog, can’t wait to see your postings – you have amazing talent and your watercolors are gorgeous. I’m following you now as well!

    • Thank you so much, Mary – I really appreciate your encouragement & support. I find it hard to see/recognise my talent – I am my own worst critic and tend towards self-doubt of my creative ability most of the time.

      • Thank you Dawn and I think we are all our worst critics so I totally understand what you wrote. Here’s to learning together – so nice to be able to follow your blog.

  5. Great blog! I’ve enjoyed your posts so much, that you’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations, please go to http://www.oilpastelsbymary.com to see the notice and rules. Enjoy! Mary

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