Our 2014 artists & illustrators survey results are out!



So you might notice that I’ve been a little quiet this week. It’s for a good reason – I’ve been busy putting together the data collected during the last survey (it’s the one that touched on money and income!) into a handy 32-page PDF that’s available for all to download.

I wrote down a few caveats for those who are interested in the results of the survey: the problems that went into it, and how I should have made it better. Some of the entries had to be discarded/disqualified due to technical errors, and while I was disappointed with that, I’ve learned to take this experience forward and have learnt how to avoid repeating the mistakes I’ve made the next time round. It was the first time I did such a survey and through your comments and suggestions, I learned a lot – so a big thank you to all of you who participated (and to those who chose not to, and wrote to me to tell me why!)

So without further ado, you can click on the below image to kickstart the process of downloading the survey! And remember, I’m always learning, so don’t hesitate to write to me if you have any suggestions or advice to share.  


Have a great weekend folks, and I’ll catch up with you next week!

Pikaland @ Bok Fair

Bok Fair 2014!

Bok Fair 2014!

I can’t believe I haven’t posted this up here yet – social media is sneaky that way – it can make you feel as though you’ve done loads, while you haven’t covered all your bases!

If you’re in Malaysia (my neck of the woods!), come and say hi tomorrow, Sunday 22nd June at Bok Fair, organized by the lovely folks of Bok Tjuv. It’s going to be at Freespace@Kakiseni, PJ SSTwo Mall. There’s a pop-up shop (which I’ll be a part of!) and also a sharing session at 2pm where I’ll gather around with other local indie publishers and talk about self-publishing and the like.

Do come and say hello!

Multi-Passionate Must Haves

Multi-Passionate Must-Haves

Based on my previous post, you can probably guess that I’m dipping my toes in a few of my favorite pursuits – things like technology, writing, drawing, creativity and teaching. All of which – when combined together – makes for one amazing experience, and I’m humbled everyday at the chances that have been given to me.

So when Emilie Wapnick and Michelle Ward invited me to contribute the Good to Know zines to their great project for those who have a lot of different interests in life, I immediately said YES! Because I know from experience that a career isn’t just a desk behind a cubicle, or that people have to be good at one single thing in order to get somewhere high up the ladder. Why can’t we put the ladder aside (or better yet – own it ourselves?)

So in comes The Multi-Passionate Must Haves – a giant bundle of downloadable resource that has 30 courses, audios and ebooks (including the Good to Know PDF zines!) – which brings it up to a grand total of $2,046.95 – that will allow you to integrate your many passions into your life and use them as fuel for income. The best bit? The bundle is yours for just $97 – until Thursday at midnight (PST).

The 2nd best part? $10 from each sale is going to Michelle Ward’s team for the Avon 2-Day Breast Cancer Walk in New York. Michelle was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2011 and declared cancer-free in June 2012, and this will be the 3rd year she’ll be walking 39.3 miles with Avon over 2 days with her mother and bestest friends.

P.S. If you don’t know what it means to be multi-passionate, or are unsure if you are one, take a look at this page and jump to the Q&A at the bottom of the page!

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