Tomorrow I go back to work and find out whether or not I will have new coteachers. I am nervous and content all at the same time. How is that even possible? Just trying to stay optimistic and tell myself no matter what comes make the best of it.
New motto for myself: "You can't win, but you don't have to be a loser."
JH today felt under the weather and so stayed home. I made use of my time by walking to the further away grocery store, learning how to knit and making a drawing.
The drawing just happens to be a rat in a hanbok. This idea came to me when I was tired today and took a nap on my bed. Then I went online and found flickr images of rats and images of women wearing hanboks (Korean traditional dress) and combined the two. Who knows maybe this is the start of some kind of illustration series.
**Note: My intention was not to criticize Koreans or Rats. I had pet rats in high school and liked them a lot. There is also the Year of the Rat. My intention is not to devalue Korean culture. It was just an artistic aspiration to start creating animal characters who are Korean. I even thought up of making a Foreigner Rat. I hope this clears any misconceptions, but you are of course allowed to have your own feelings on this drawing.
My goal was to make the rat face look feminine but also not "Ahjumma" (mid-aged) like. Also tried hard to make sure the eyes looked soft instead of evil-ish. Just kind of a test drawing, from here I can figure out the changes I would like to make.
Ah yes, the weather is starting to warm up finally. Something positive to spin on the new semester coming up. Let's all hope it will be a great and calm semester!