Blog

Words written true to my heart and healing to my soul.

May you find something that speaks to you, heals you, and makes you smile, just as it did for me.

Truly Tuyet

Just me being me ^_^

Accepting Your Artist Skills and Limitations

Just the other day as I was working through my childhood wounds around creativity, I had realized the source of my frustration and dissatisfaction with my artwork--and the source for this statement, “It’s just not good enough.” I had...

Healing from My Creative Injury

While flipping through one of my favorite artists', Kelly Rae Roberts, stories on Instagram a few days ago, I came across this quote her friend  Brené Brown shared on her Instagram: "The creative adult is the child who has survived."  -...

Finding My Artist Way Again

Since the last time I posted a video, I wasn't really quite myself. Here's what happened and where I am now. (See video below.) I hit an all time low at the beginning of 2018. I let go of everything I identified with: a convention...

Holding On

Why does your heart ache?Because you are holding onto something tightly. As you already know, I have fallen out of a relationship with someone about a year and a half ago. While I have recently and actively chosen to move on from this...

I Can Help You Smile Again

One of my past boyfriends gifted me this panda bear when we were out at a fair. (I whooped his butt at a game, and the concession stand dude made him pay for the prize lol). A few months later, we broke up and as much as I wanted to...

Being Present for the Past

I drew this as a result of a past guilt I had placed on myself.
I knew it was guilt.
If I didn’t get so emotional.
If only I was aware of my emotions, I could have prevented this from happening.
From losing this relationship and hurting someone I really loved.

Letting Myself Be Angry

An aside from Being Present for the Past *** I remember when I was having an argument with my mom and I couldn't hold back my anger anymore. I let myself be angry. I could feel it. I just let my emotions go. And yes, even though the...

Nothing to Prove

I am dreaming again. I didn't think I could do this again after I burned and crashed this past winter. I had worked so hard on a project, an online course. Only to realize later that the course was not what I wanted to do. And so... I...

It Hurts to Talk About This…

It hurts to talk about this. To think back on the time that hurt so badly.

But I know I want to talk about it. So here goes:

Two months before 2018, I had started creating an online course called Artist Alley for Beginners to help artists get started selling at artist alleys at conventions. I did this to create a more conscious version of my first online course, The Profitable Convention Artist.

I am Quitting Conventions

https://youtu.be/pRZ8NhdW91k As some of you have heard from my social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), I’m not planning to sell my artwork at conventions anymore. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and I feel that it’s...

Art

Stories and words around my art

Hold Space for the Pain

"Sense the pain Feel the pain See it for what it is And just allow it to BE... That is love and acceptance" . Very often we walk around carrying with us enormous pain. We may or may not be aware of it. But if something came up when you hear "pain,"...

Being Present for the Past

I drew this as a result of a past guilt I had placed on myself.
I knew it was guilt.
If I didn’t get so emotional.
If only I was aware of my emotions, I could have prevented this from happening.
From losing this relationship and hurting someone I really loved.

I Can Help You Smile Again

One of my past boyfriends gifted me this panda bear when we were out at a fair. (I whooped his butt at a game, and the concession stand dude made him pay for the prize lol). A few months later, we broke up and as much as I wanted to...

Holding On

Why does your heart ache?Because you are holding onto something tightly. As you already know, I have fallen out of a relationship with someone about a year and a half ago. While I have recently and actively chosen to move on from this...

Videos

Randomness and words caught on camera

Drawing AlexMax Han’s Alters | Make Something Up! (Episode 1) – Tuyet Tran

Drawing this took ~2.5 days! Day 1: Get to know the alters, rough sketch of their look + scene Day 2: Verify the colors, features of the alters and structure of the drawing (because I don’t know how to dress “emo” or how to have olive...

How People Feel About My Art

Man, if only you could be there to see their IMMEDIATE reaction to my art. Their eyes twinkle and glow, their smiles could light up the entire room for DAYS. It's magical. How can I NOT have loved my time in the artist alley?? After...

My Open Letter to My Ex

https://youtu.be/32uhix1gR8A My open letter to my ex filmed and edited last year: I never thought I’d record a letter of gratitude to an ex... Let alone let the whole world know. But for an experience that wasn’t all roses and daisies, this was...

I am Quitting Conventions

https://youtu.be/pRZ8NhdW91k As some of you have heard from my social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), I’m not planning to sell my artwork at conventions anymore. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and I feel that it’s...

In A Heartbeat – Animated Short | A “Cute” Reaction (Beware of Squeals)

https://youtu.be/aKBIGbtAhHM Apparently I lose all forms of vocabulary when I react to nothing but cuteness. Here I react to the animated short film "In a Heartbeat" by Beth David and Esteban Bravo. She speaks and squeals of the cuteness throughout...

Accepting Your Artist Skills and Limitations

Just the other day as I was working through my childhood wounds around creativity, I had realized the source of my frustration and dissatisfaction with my artwork--and the source for this statement, “It’s just not good enough.” I had assumed expectations...

read more

Healing from My Creative Injury

While flipping through one of my favorite artists', Kelly Rae Roberts, stories on Instagram a few days ago, I came across this quote her friend  Brené Brown shared on her Instagram: "The creative adult is the child who has survived."  - Julian F. Fleron...

read more

Finding My Artist Way Again

Since the last time I posted a video, I wasn't really quite myself. Here's what happened and where I am now. (See video below.) I hit an all time low at the beginning of 2018. I let go of everything I identified with: a convention artist, a teacher of a...

read more
Holding On

Holding On

Why does your heart ache?Because you are holding onto something tightly. As you already know, I have fallen out of a relationship with someone about a year and a half ago. While I have recently and actively chosen to move on from this relationship, the ME...

read more
How People Feel About My Art

How People Feel About My Art

Man, if only you could be there to see their IMMEDIATE reaction to my art. Their eyes twinkle and glow, their smiles could light up the entire room for DAYS. It's magical. How can I NOT have loved my time in the artist alley?? After purchasing some art,...

read more
I Can Help You Smile Again

I Can Help You Smile Again

One of my past boyfriends gifted me this panda bear when we were out at a fair. (I whooped his butt at a game, and the concession stand dude made him pay for the prize lol). A few months later, we broke up and as much as I wanted to forget and move on from...

read more
Being Present for the Past

Being Present for the Past

I drew this as a result of a past guilt I had placed on myself.
I knew it was guilt.
If I didn’t get so emotional.
If only I was aware of my emotions, I could have prevented this from happening.
From losing this relationship and hurting someone I really loved.

read more

Letting Myself Be Angry

An aside from Being Present for the Past *** I remember when I was having an argument with my mom and I couldn't hold back my anger anymore. I let myself be angry. I could feel it. I just let my emotions go. And yes, even though the neighbors probably...

read more

Nothing to Prove

I am dreaming again. I didn't think I could do this again after I burned and crashed this past winter. I had worked so hard on a project, an online course. Only to realize later that the course was not what I wanted to do. And so... I stopped working. I...

read more