Published Jun 27 2022
Carer inspired to get back to art!
Thuc lives in Melbourne's west and registered with Carer Gateway in March 2022. She has been in her caring role for more than 13 years, has a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Diploma in Graphic Art.
Thuc previously worked in animation and also painted a piano for the Vietnamese Families Special Needs activity “play me, I’m yours."
After this, Thuc married and had children and her time was then focused on her children rather than her art.
After Thuc registered with Carer Gateway, she began using the free Merri Health coaching service for carers.
Thuc has since worked with Merri Health carer coach Brenda to focus on goal setting, future planning and the actions that need to be taken to achieve her goals.
Thuc used the carer coaching to reach her personal goals with art and get her life back now that she has capacity and her children are older.
Alongside wanting to work on her own art pieces, Thuc wanted to be a part of the art community by joining various art hubs to meet other like-minded artists.
Thuc is well on her way to reaching her goals. With the coaching reigniting her artistry, Thuc has expressed the feeling of starting her life again and she is also enjoying her day-to-day life more. The ultimate goal for Thuc is to have her own art exhibit one day!
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