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5 Questions With Our Artist Friend Janice Sung

You can't deny it, there's magic in Janice Sung's art. 

 

Every girl Janice creates is beautiful in her own way, and they each have their own distinct personality.

 

What we love the most about her art is that she captures the essence of a modern girl - independent and unique. 

 

We wanted to learn more about the great mastermind behind these amazing designs, so here goes the five questions for our friend Janice.

 

Q1: Can you describe yourself in 5 words? 

If I were to choose 5 words to describe myself it would be "I like to snack? yea". Or ambitious, caring, loving, independent, and just a little sassy, either one works.

 

If I were to choose 5 words to describe myself it would be "I like to snack? yea". 

 


Q2: What does your daily routine look like? 

I wake up around 8 am, cuddle with my dog, Shibo (which I'll admit takes up most of my time throughout the day), head off to the gym (or attempt to), walk the pup, and eat a good hearty breakfast before I sit at my desk and get to work. I usually start around 11 am and work until 11 pm, not to mention there's a lot of snacking and playing with Shibo in between (clearly my life revolves around that thing). Some days I'll reserve the evening to pack some orders from my shop which is something I actually enjoy doing very much. When it's time to hit the sack, I'll watch a few episodes of a show or cartoon with my boyfriend until midnight, it's a good way for me to rewind and relax and not take all the stress I feel during the day with me to bed. Lately, we've been binge watching Family Guy :)

 

When it's time to hit the sack, I'll watch a few episodes of a show or cartoon with my boyfriend until midnight, it's a good way for me to rewind and relax and not take all the stress I feel during the day with me to bed. Lately, we've been binge watching Family Guy :)

 

 

 

Q3: What’s the biggest challenge you face when working on your artwork? 

I would say my biggest challenge would be trying to read the subtitles from Narcos while I work, it's not an easy task. But a real challenge would be feeling the need to constantly change and create something new. I'm the type of person who doesn't like being stuck with a certain style or at a skill level. I like to know and see that I'm constantly improving and pushing myself to create something unique with every new piece of work. I have to often remind myself to go at my own pace, and let the creativity flow naturally rather than forcing it out. I find that to be the most effective way to create genuine work and always stay in love with what you do.

 

I have to often remind myself to go at my own pace, and let the creativity flow naturally rather than forcing it out.

 


Q4: What advice would you give to people who are trying to make a living as an artist? 

Stay inspired, but don't force yourself to create. I know the pressures of being an artist can be extremely stressful sometimes, especially if you're a freelancer like me where you always feel like need to be on a constant grind. However, even though pushing yourself and maintaining a strong work ethic is important, I don't ever force myself to draw/paint when I don't feel inspired or motivated to. If I ever feel like not working I'll take a break, something I don't think many people allow themselves to do. Self-care should always come first because no one will take better care of you than yourself. I have enough faith and confidence in myself to know that the slump will pass, and if I don't feel like painting today, I'll paint tomorrow. Never force yourself to create, otherwise, you take away the passion away from your craft. Take a break, go out, get inspired, spend the day looking through magazines or at another artists' work. Save some pictures that you can look back on, and only when you're ready, start creating your next masterpiece!

Lastly, and most importantly, love yourself. This applies to every aspect of life. When you truly love yourself, you begin to love what you create as well. Be proud of yourself for getting to where you are now and don't compare yourself to others. Remember, we're all unique and we all have different journeys and obstacles we have to overcome in our crazy lives. When you obtain this confidence, I believe you can do anything you put your mind to. 

 

Lastly, and most importantly, love yourself. This applies to every aspect of life. When you truly love yourself, you begin to love what you create as well. 

 


Q5: What superpower would you choose to have?

Every time I see something I like on my phone/computer I would love the ability to just reach my hand into the screen and take out that juicy delicious fried chicken or that really cute sweater OR that really cute puppy ;).

 

I would love the ability to just reach my hand into the screen and take out that juicy delicious fried chicken or that really cute sweater OR that really cute puppy

 

 

 

If you want to experience more of Janice's magic, make sure to follow her on Instagram: janicesung and check out her shop (we are drooling over her new sticker sheets)!