The blog and weekly journal of South Australian artist, Elaine Cheng, as she travels through Adelaide, interviewing the local cafes and restaurants. Art, inspirations, and beloved products will be inserted here and there.

A Blank Palette - why do you blog?

I ask myself this question because, let's be honest, I have no idea what to blog about.

None. Zero. Zilch.

I love reading blogs. Fashion blogs, cooking blogs, beauty blogs, travel blogs, anything I can get my hands on (or mouse). Yet, I've never come across an artist's blog that kept me coming back.

They either:

  1. Haven't updated in 6 months.
  2. Show you artwork they just finished and talk about nothing else.
  3. Don't have a blog. Just image, after image, after image, with no explanations.


This had me feeling a little disheartened and wondering why art blogs just don't seem to work. So here I am, stuck and lost for words. I have no idea what to blog about.

Every other blog seemed to have a theme that helped and gave a little something to the people reading it. Ordinary, everyday things... how to style, how to bake, where to go, is your local cafe a safe bet. I couldn't see any way to communicate and give by just blogging about art.

You would have noticed, my bouts of blogging have come and gone, I've never been consistent. So while you're sitting at home seeing a quiet, peaceful website, I'm on the other side of the screen clutching my head and pulling out my hair to get the gears moving. Still, I have no idea what to blog about.

So I'm done. No more. I'm going to just do it. Get on with it girl!

Welcome to my blog. From illustrations, to fashion, to stationery, to life, here is where I want to get to know you guys as you get to know me. Stick around, come say hi.

Oh, and I'm back on Instagram baby!


Much love,