goooood morning sunshine!

July 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

so i’ve found a job and started working!


really like my job, bosses and colleagues.. they’re a LOVELY bunch.


and i’ve still not sorted out my internship :/

heap of readings to do this sem, and i’ve been busy working on school and making little things to build up a stock before i sell..

sorry! i know i keep promising pictures but i’ve been sooo busy.


and in other news, it’s 6 months away but HELLO CNY!


still searching

May 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

everyone is busy with upcoming assessments, and i’m still job hunting.. meanwhile i’ve been making jewelry and other assorted things.. stay tuned, i’ll post them soon!

the collective in dreaming

April 20, 2011 § 2 Comments

argh, i’ve done it again.. procrastinated blogging!

so i’ve been sorting my ideas for school projects, looking up open calls and exhibitions, and sorting my ideas for a collective.. I’ve garnered some of my classmates and seniors to put together ideas and things to sell, and been going out to have a look at the markets and i’m really quite excited! lots more needs to be done, and there are not enough hours in a day… or at least in an australian work day  :p

by the time i’m done with school for the day, the shops are all starting to close! ah, such is the culture, perhaps it is a good thing that i should try to compromise to.

so we’re thinking of a collective name… any suggestions?


April 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

today was a good day, had a good morning at work, great class this morning and super inspired for my new jewellery line, and just need to work on my wax pieces..

did some ceramics work but not as much as i wish i could have.. just got to the point at around 5pm that i just needed to go home, unwind, and do some spanish as  well.

i’m not behind in studies, but there is a tremendous self-pressure to find a good job in addition to being my own arts slave master.

didn’t sleep very well last night, waking up every hour from the one that i slept at, but am determined not to let my anxiety affect me.. it will be okay, i will be okay.


here’s to the starving artist in all of us :)


April 3, 2011 § 2 Comments

So I’ve been working at my aquarium job for the past 2  1/2 weeks, and I don’t have enough hours yet.. so I’m still applying to new places. Meanwhile, I’d love to hear some feedback! I’ve recently learnt how to make 925 sterling silver rings and would like to sell them on the website.

Each piece is a one of a kind as it is made from the lost wax casting technique (see here), will be priced between SGD $45 – $ 70 or AUD $50 – $80. All prices include regular postage.

example of some rings, and more to come!

Also planning to do ceramic earrings, rings, and pendants, so please be patient!

so it’s been almost a month..

March 17, 2011 § Leave a comment


i told myself to be more disciplined with blogging, but i’ve gone almost a month without updating… things have been that busy :)

i’ve settled in nicely at home and at school, and i’ve started making work already… been out looking for jobs, but so far only cheated feelings. i know something will come by soon, but i can’t help feeling a bit antsy about things. i’m also going to start throwing some cups to restart savethestarvingartist here!


in other news, my mum and aunty arrive tomorrow for 2 weeks!! can’t wait to see them, been looking at photos lately and missing especially the littlest baby fat fat. sending squishy hugs your way, little one!!

it feels like i belong here, and i feel right at home. not odd out, not strange, just fitted right in with this crowd of misfits :)

just a short one, and i’m off to the studio. no classes today, but i’m going in to make work :)


hasta luego amigas!


February 22, 2011 § 2 Comments

Hello from Melbourne!


So i’ve arrived, and things are good so far..
having a little trouble with booking my modules and finding the admin staff to help me!

but everyone’s been really friendly, and i’ve met up with some of my old friends.. as i speak, i’m being a parasite at StudentPC which belongs to a lovely lovely old friend :)


Cheers, and updates soon!



  • about me

    Hi, my name is Jacqui Rae and I’m The Starving Artist.

    savethestarvingartist is a project that I started in June 2010, to fund my degree studies in RMIT by selling the artwork that I produce. The original idea was that if I could sell 2000 cups, I would be able to fund half of my degree program which is due to commence in February 2011.

    Why cups? Simply because of what they stand for, and what they mean. I’m not just making items to sell just for the money – I could do a number of other things that could generate the same effect. But I chose to do my own work because I want to do projects that carry a meaning. Cups and bowls are both items that are very intimate – they are objects that we offer to each other as an offering of friendship, and of sincere humility.

    When people come into our homes, we offer them water. When we share a meal, we share our hearts. In making these cups and bowls, I am offering a piece of my sincerity.

    The objective for now is to reach my target of saving enough to fund my two year degree program in Ceramics in RMIT, Melbourne, where I have already been accepted.


    1) please comment on the cup you'd like to order with a very clear message that you'd like to purchase it. e.g :

    2) first comment, gets the cup.

    3) cash terms or IB transfer ONLY.

    cash terms - payment upon delivery
    ib - payment the day before delivery.

    4) once confirmed, i will arrange with you for a meet up or a delivery.

    if you have something in mind, i would love to hear from you - i do take orders but please note that it takes 4-6 weeks to customise and orders are subject to possibility :)

    thank you and happy browsing!

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