At the core of my being, I am an artist. I’ve always had the inexplicable urge to create lovely things and art class was hands-down my favorite part of school at every stage in my life. Now that I’m older and maybe a bit wiser, I have realized that this is never going to go away because I always come back to beauty. It’s what I want more than anything, in everything I do. So instead of trying to fit myself into a single professional career box, I decided to accept my fate and blur the lines a little bit. I’ve been a gallery director, a sales consultant, a brand ambassador, and a barista. Artist is the only thing that makes any sense to me now.
Beginning this blog went hand in hand with the decision to get back into making artwork. The words “tide” and “bloom” made sense to me as a description for the constant ebb, flow, and growth we all experience in our day-to-day lives. It is this push, this instinctual desire to move forward, that has brought me here. Tide & bloom is a space to share and inspire creativity, in all forms that reveal themselves to me. I’m most inspired by natural wonders, culinary delights, thoughtful films, charming abodes, and of course other creative individuals. It’s my hope that reading this will be like reading letters from a dear friend or colleague and that it might motivate you to seek beauty in your own life and pursue the dreams you didn’t think possible.
Growth can’t happen without exposing yourself to new ideas and conversations and so I would love to hear from you and collaborate, if possible. If you have any comments, questions or something you’d like to submit and share, please say hello!
christina.ann.kwan [at] gmail [dot] com