Monday, 30 April 2012

On the Usurp Zine Fair

Usurp Zine Fair in West Harrow.
It is far away from my living place, but I enjoy the travel cos' it is really different in this area.
'Do you still remember me' and 'Chicken?' were available.
I am glad 'Chicken?' was a popular zine there. Thanks for your purchase ^^
Thanks Ruchi and Stella to visit my fair. I really like the Jean Tu chocolate!!
I could not wait and share it with Ruchi. I must make my day to visit the Little Cafe again ^^

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Shower gel

A couple of shower gels are available at home, to give myself different type of relax...

Friday, 27 April 2012

I am happy to be invited to join the Usurp Zine Fair tomorrow (28Apr, Sat), as I can meet different people who are passionate on their creations and shared our ideas together. I will need to hurry up to make my new zine today. It is 'Are you Chicken?', haha...

If you will be in London, I look forwarding to seeing you there : )

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Peaceful

前幾天在Facebook post了這張倫敦的房間照片,在照片上可以看見一對情侶對望的油畫。照片的caption是「O^_______^   O」。畫這兩幅油畫的原因是聽了朋友的分享,她說把妳認為幸褔的畫出來,它會把你的夢想實現。當我去完波隆那兒童插畫展之後,我便畫了它們。英國使的松節水(Turpentine) 跟我以往在香港用的不一樣,雖然這松節水可能才是正式的,但是刺鼻得很……Landlady也受不了,來我房看過究竟。畫油畫讓人感覺很幸   ,油畫待乾的時間很長,而畫中有些細節是要油彩乾了才可加上。每天你起身、回家,你會在意油彩乾的程度如何。它們像你的戀人一樣,你會無時無刻去關心他,然後為他送上­­更多。

有朋友看了照片的caption,問「點解幸  」。哈哈,可能她感受不到油畫上的幸福感覺。不過,跟剛才所說,畫畫過程所帶來的,和畫中情侶之間的對望,都是幸褔。為了加快油彩乾的速度,我嘗試過把它們放在窗外「曬幸  」呢()

回想過去8個多月在倫敦的生活,感受很多。自己的幸福不一定在於愛情生活上,更何況現在空白一片……(有人在賣廣告哩)。有天晚上到跟住在樓上的landlady談天,大家談及不同地方的文化生活。她說每個人都應該平等,有接受教育和醫療的機會。她說有準備醃菜的習慣,是因為不是每個地方四季都有新鮮的蔬菜,大家過冬時唯有吃醃菜。她喜歡某幾個藝術家,因為他們為民主透過藝術發言。

以往一直生活於香港, 自己其實真的很幸  。因為每一日可以飲用清淨的水。說實在的,我還是不習慣英國的水,鹼性很高,水待久了,會看見一片片白色的石灰,令人擔心腎臟的健康。我們有機會接受教育(我不只是指現時在英國留學),男女平等(當看「Persepolis」你會發現不同城市的差異)。 大家有機會接觸到不同資訊和文化,互相分享流傳(亦希望這不會改變)。大家遵守秩序,公平地排隊付錢上車。我沒有受過天災和戰爭,我有機會透過科技要接觸和享受不同的生活, 不常需要簽証旅行等等。可能以上大家覺得這些很像什麼機構的宣傳,但所說的還不是人人都能經歷的。

有人覺得自己所畫的很多都是開心的插畫,太商業。也許商業用的插畫多數是歡樂的。這個世界有幸的一面,也有不幸的一面。感恩的我能夠看見美和快樂的一面,我想透過插畫為大家帶來希望和幸褔的一面。大家都明白「半杯水」的故事吧?

可以是話,我不希望不停的告訴你整天畫畫令自己手指發硬麻痺。不停工作,把家人朋友忘記,睡覺前自己的眼睛經已發紅變乾。這個世界有很多自私自利的人、政治黑暗面等等。我會好好愛惜自己身體和身邊朋友家人。我有機會透過插畫跟大家溝通,是我的幸福。

我希望您們和我愛的人都可以感到幸

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Monday, 23 April 2012

Jean Tu's Little Cafe



I am so proud of my friend, Stella Lin! She is passionate on her designed characters, Jean Tu and Jane White from the day I met her at office in HK. I was excited to visit Jean Tu's Little Cafe on Brewer Street, SOHO in London. The exhibition located in 'The Living Room' (The original cafe's name) and ended in July. So, please remember to visit if you are in London. It is a meaningful project : )

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

David Shrigley's exhibition

I visited David Shrigley's and Jeremy Deller's exhibition. They were inspiring and gave me new experience in Contemporary Arts. It is not a matter what you make, it should be what you make happen.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

It did not lay Creme egg

Creme Egg McFlurry appeared in McDonald's again.
I tried it many years ago, and I received one when I have bought a tie at a boutique..
It is extremely sweet..and no one buy it in HK..

Monday, 16 April 2012

Sir, give you a sunshine

I drew my first oil painting in London last Tuesday, it is in a pair and I have not finalized them with details until they have dried. It was cool, but I kept my window opened to allow better ventilation. I grabbed all the chances to expose them in the sunshine for drying. Turpentine in UK is different from the one I used in HK. I did not add linseed oil, so this one is matt. I hope I'd display the pair in my room very very soon : )

Friday, 13 April 2012

Shoes - 01

I forgot how many shoes I have drawn, let's start from 01...

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Frying pan at the swimming pool

My parents brought my sisters and me to swim when we were kids. I was afraid of leaving the water and walked beside the swimming pool. It was as hot as a frying pan. It took my dad a lot of time to persuade me to leave water.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Easter foods

I feel guilty after I ate too much in this Easter holiday...I had great dinner at Aunt's home, a lot of sugar and salt at Burger Kings and the buffet. Have you ever heard '一日不做事,一日不吃飯 (Don't eat if you have done nothing)? The food driven me to draw and draw immediately after home :p

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Fashion from Milan

Haha, brought you new clothes...
They are petals from Milan, keke.....

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Travel log

I've bought many sketchbooks in London, and I bought a tiny A6 one for convenience. I brought it to Italy and it was so convenient. I finished the whole sketchbook and satisfied, keke.

Here I drew the people at Stansted Airport in the midnight, while we were waiting for our flight in the early morning.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Bologna Children's Book Fair finally

I'd visit Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy finally. It was nice to see the brilliant works from selected illustrators worldwide. Apart from exhibiting illustrations, there were booths of children's book publication companies, for business. I hope I can read more illustration books :)

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Happy Children's Day

Happy Children's Day and happy birthday to my old classmate, Josephine (we have not been in contact for ages, but I still remember her birthday). These are Peko and Pudo from Milan. I am not interested in shopping in Milan, I enjoyed taking photos for the little rabbits at the flowers.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Pinocchio

I discovered that Pinocchio originated in Florence. I have been told by an old lady when I bought a Pinocchio postcard to my friend at her shop. It is nice that an illustrated story could be so famous internationally and it became an icon of a city.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Life is Full of Miracle - BeLLe x Jasmine

Thanks very much for BeLLe's invitation in this project. I enjoyed it a lot on doing KaKa's illustrations. I was excited to receive their email and knowing that they need KaKa's magic. Although there was time difference between us, it worths. I am happy to see animated KaKa too, thanks very much for the designers and animators :)'

I made my red bus finally

What a long 'to do' list after my Italy trip...Before work, let's finished the wooden bus model I bought in my last Salisbury trip. I looked at my sister making the models when I was a kid. And now, I could not seek help and did it myself :)