Watercolour Visions https://www.janetchui.com Creativity - Empowerment - Transformation Thu, 09 Jul 2020 08:34:57 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://www.janetchui.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/cropped-visions_logo-32x32.jpg Watercolour Visions https://www.janetchui.com 32 32 Life After “Dead Inside” Part 2 https://www.janetchui.com/life-after-dead-2/ https://www.janetchui.com/life-after-dead-2/#respond Thu, 09 Jul 2020 06:37:33 +0000 https://www.janetchui.com/?p=6225 I said I dated edgelord types. I was also one. (An Edgelady? Edgemiss? Edgewench? Edgefrau?) I didn't set out to be offensive, but I'd read so widely and critically that I stuck out for being darkly cynical and unapologetically atheist.

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Life after “Dead Inside” https://www.janetchui.com/life-after-dead/ https://www.janetchui.com/life-after-dead/#respond Sun, 05 Jul 2020 11:36:55 +0000 https://www.janetchui.com/?p=6206 I don’t recognise this person, though her features are familiar. I have memories of the thoughts she had. She didn’t think herself ugly, but she also thought herself hideous.

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Choice Points, Trigger Points, and Turning Points https://www.janetchui.com/points/ https://www.janetchui.com/points/#respond Fri, 03 Jul 2020 03:55:54 +0000 https://www.janetchui.com/?p=6188 I believe the perfection of astrology and the higher design of it all shows that none of us are meant to go through life unchallenged, no matter how “numb” we may be.

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Blame It On the Birth Chart (Zoom Presentation) https://www.janetchui.com/blame-birthchart/ https://www.janetchui.com/blame-birthchart/#respond Sat, 20 Jun 2020 00:32:53 +0000 https://www.janetchui.com/?p=6111 It was a load of fun to do the talk! Content was overambitious though, and I overshot my time. (And it’s perfectly OK to not watch the above (really really) because I’m including the key slides and points in this post instead. What charts reveal The positions of the planets relative to earth at your […]

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Lessons in Lockdown https://www.janetchui.com/lessons-in-lockdown/ https://www.janetchui.com/lessons-in-lockdown/#respond Sun, 07 Jun 2020 08:00:02 +0000 https://www.janetchui.com/?p=5991 It’s been like an extended drug trip, or time in our own padded cell. Lockdown forced us inside. It’s been a test period of how we deal with discomfort and difficult emotions, coming in waves and swells, affected by many things out of our control: New rules and regulations, news about infection numbers and findings […]

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Circe https://www.janetchui.com/circe/ https://www.janetchui.com/circe/#respond Mon, 18 May 2020 11:11:25 +0000 https://www.janetchui.com/?p=5902   May 2020 Mixed Media on paper, 8.3in by 12in (Watercolours, suminagashi inks, colour pencils, markers, gold paint) This is probably one of the most experimental pieces I’ve ever done, as it was started by creating a lot of marbled ink pieces with suminagashi that had white areas masked out by randomly torn scrap paper. […]

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The Power of Unfinished Stories https://www.janetchui.com/unfinished-stories/ https://www.janetchui.com/unfinished-stories/#respond Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:05:22 +0000 https://www.janetchui.com/?p=5327 “The anthropologists got it wrong when they named our species Homo sapiens (‘wise man’). In any case it’s an arrogant and bigheaded thing to say, wisdom being one of our least evident features. In reality, we are Pan narrans, the storytelling chimpanzee.” ― Terry Pratchett, The Globe We’re here for our unfinished stories. I’ve written […]

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Conformity is not Cohesion https://www.janetchui.com/conformity/ https://www.janetchui.com/conformity/#respond Fri, 28 Feb 2020 01:00:02 +0000 https://www.janetchui.com/?p=5273 In collectivist and conservative cultures, individuation might as well be called “selfish, selfish selfishness that will lead to social chaos and world ruin”, because that is often how it is painted. The idea of autonomy and rights to dignified treatment regardless of a person’s race, sex, sexual orientation, history, or position in society often gets […]

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Entanglement https://www.janetchui.com/entanglement/ https://www.janetchui.com/entanglement/#respond Mon, 11 Nov 2019 08:30:19 +0000 https://www.janetchui.com/?p=4300 Watercolors, ink, colour pencils, markers, gold pigment 7 by 11.5 inches November 2019 In 2019, I ordered marbling inks for a holiday activity with my daughter. Suminagashi is a way of markling by dropping ink onto the surface of water. Previously, my only experience in marbling was when I was 12, when we used thinned […]

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Dream Catcher https://www.janetchui.com/dream-catcher/ https://www.janetchui.com/dream-catcher/#respond Mon, 11 Nov 2019 08:12:35 +0000 https://www.janetchui.com/?p=4298 Watercolours, markers, colour pencil 11 x 16 inches November 2019 Commissioned as cover art for a New Age album by EKTO / Anne Phey. This was a very fun brief to work with, and made both myself and my daughter very happy. (The 9-year-old was full of encouraging remarks.) The album cover and publicity materials […]

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