Tomoko Horiguchi

What I like to do. To draw. I want to have a job that lets me be myself. by Tomoko Horiguchi

What I like to do. To draw. I want to have a job that lets me be myself.     I have always thought this, and for years, I kept an environment where I can draw.   Those words make it seem like I am a strong-willed person, but in reality I felt like I was making half-hearted attempts. I was not able to come out into the open and could not move as I faced forward. Along with the difficulties I had with communicating and the fear towards people that resulted from it, I was fixated on the idea that artists that constantly change what they wanted to do, will not be able to sell their artwork because it is hard to understand.     A few years ago, I quit my job because it did not suit me. I felt down as I sat at home, thinking about what I wanted to do.   I did not want to work in an office. All I wanted to do was art.   I took a chance and stopped working and began aiming for art. I came to know JCAT by chance at an event I attended. They had an upcoming deadline for their exhibition and the size criteria fit exactly with… Read More »What I like to do. To draw. I want to have a job that lets me be myself. by Tomoko Horiguchi