Sunday, May 31, 2009

Artwork on my walls

That's right, I did another painting for my room wall. While I can appreciate a clean, minimalist, Zen-like aesthetic i.e. bare white walls, I'm really the sort of person who would want to fill the space with art. If I were a millionaire I'd be an art collector, filling my home with works that I love.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Leaves, like seashells, are utterly fascinating in the variety of shapes they can take on. I did these leaf drawings with my thin-tip black pen and used them for cards.

These cards were whipped up for Jun's teachers. She provided the paper and I threw in the buttons (I've got quite a stash of them). I must say that the style is not what I'd usually do but I had fun.
You know what me and my sis spend on? Supplies. Art supplies for me, jewellery supplies for her, craft supplies for us both. It's possible to cut costs on jewellery and craft supplies (eg. buy at Salvation Army, Daiso) but with art supplies price is the indicator of quality.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009


These empty rooms with solitary objects and diffused light conjures up a longing in me for times long past.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Clubs at Otis

I was checking out the student clubs available at Otis College of Art and Design in LA, which I'm attending in fall. Here are three in particular that interest me:

Alternative Spaces Society - "To create and facilitate the use of alternative spaces and resources outside of the traditional fine arts gallery setting."

Curating Club - Curate shows around Otis campus. Discuss curating as a practice.

Lomographic Society - "To discover the most interactive, vivid, blurred and crazy face of photography worldwide."

What happened to baseball?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My Zine

I've got so many things to post about that I don't know where to start. First is the zine that I completed some time ago for the Craftster Zine Swap. I sent it to 10 partners overseas yesterday. You can see the swap gallery here, which should be heating up with activity soon.
Here are the page designs done on GIMP:
The completed zine- printed double-sided on pale yellow construction paper, folded and stapled at the spine. Basically it's a mismash of articles on topics in art, architecture, photography and fashion. It's got rather few pages because of my limited budget (shipping alone costs a ton), but overall I like the look of it. I think the yellow paper was a good choice.

So excited to receive other people's zines! I'll definitely post about those I like when I get my hands on them. I recently discovered Issuu, and I'll try to upload my zine there so it'll be in a web-friendly format. I've just got to figure out the technical aspects of it first.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Working hard at it

I promised some people that I'd post photos of my recent works so here they are. Watercolours, followed by chalk pastels and finally the last one is an acrylic painting which now takes pride-of-place on the wall above my table. Most of these were done in the past week. Surprisingly I really like watercolour painting now, though I wasn't familiar with the medium before this batch of works. I'd like to hear some comments/ critiscism.

Friday, May 15, 2009


Mary Cassatt's Japanese-influenced paintings

Erdem's Resort 2010 collection,

Thursday, May 14, 2009