The winter blue is still killing me. Living in the outskirt of London, I wake up earlier than the sun, see neither sunrise nor sunshine, then the dark falls again at 4pm. : (
I wish I could be a big bear that I just sleep through the winter and wake up at spring time.
As soon as I got up, I missed the bed again.
No, it is the sunshine I’m truely missing.
Happy new year everyone! Carl made me my favourite pancake for the new year.
I have got a new bookshelf!
My books used to be just in 2 big cart on the floor and now they finally have a nice home to be settled in. More than that, I can finally remove the junk on my desk to a new work surface, so much more space now to use now.
How it used to be:
So many exclamation marks in this post, ‘coz I am really excited for the days ahead!
Oh I don’t even know what this means but I promise I will keep up with blogging in the new year!
I haven’t done a lot in 2012 I must say, indulged myself with too many excuses and idleness. I have met a lot of interesting people this year, read quite a few good books, started a website, but haven’t maintained it as well as I should. So often I just envy others’ success without even trying my own way, but keep blaming everything around me. Things are often said but not done.
I want to use this blog as my inspiration blog in the new year. Rather than simply reposting interesting things on Pinterest or Facebook, I am going to make my own voice heard as well, about books I have read, movies I have seen and more importantly, my own progress of painting and photography. Start where I am; use what I have; do what I can.
Thevy Guex does amazing font art with flowers and leaves.
In the new year the next big thing on my list to practise is illustration;
and to start is an etsy shop.
Saw these vintage American photos from Benjiman Starr @ Visualnews.com,
AMERICA, my next dream!
Saw this interesting blog challenge on justb and I decide to take part of it. It will be a year of fun fun fun!
I have seen so much, learnt so much but done so little in the year 2012. Such a lazy ass. I promise this year I will quit just browsing aimlessly on others’ blog and facebook but keep a keen record of inspiration and portfolio.
Time to start a brand new year! : ) x
the day has still been horrible and miserable, rainy, wet, and dark. Welcome to winter!
But I just received my friend’s little sunshine in a package from Australia today! Oh how lovely, saved my day xx
This girl is the Amazing Charmaine that I knew back in 3 years ago through facebook! (hence, you can find true love on internet HAHAHA) we went to paris for a week and briefly met a few times in Hong Kong. But she is so inspiring and lovely that even talking to her on facebook chat now still makes my day for sure! :D
And don’t forget daily inspiration from her Blog, yum!
Finally managed to give my blog a makeover with some personal touch, hurray!! This is not the best best best version of it but at least, in my humble opinion, it feels more cosy and arty. What do you think of it？It didn’t take me very very long to redo the logos but it did take me very very long time to move my lazy ass. Anyway, let me show you some of my recent work and working process.
終於終於給這裡換上新的設計，好野！這暫時好看過之新求其在 Photoshop 打幾隻字啦，至少有點人情和暖意。其實也不是用了很久，但我真的懶的要命。這陣子除了忙讀書和功課和吃喝玩樂，我也畫了一點點，主要是為練習而畫的。
This face is me imitating Caravaggio’s Judith Beheading Holofernes. The hair is still too rough to be called finish but the process of such work is very educating and inspiring. This month I have been trying to learn from the Old Masters instead of painiting my own work.
這個面孔是用 Caravaggio 的一張名畫作練習，還有頭髮未畫好，這個月也是練習的畫比其他新畫作多。
I have also started this, Extreme Unction by Nicolas Poussin on an A4 cardboard. Far from finish.
The 16th Century is my favourite part of art history. The Art Fund has recently purchased this for the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
The painting is currently exhibited in the National Gallery in London.
這張是新開始的，是學習 Nicolas Poussin 的 Extreme Unction，被劍橋的藝術館買了，正在借給倫敦國家美術館展覽。我要快快看。
These are the drafts of the logo for the recent site and also the other inspiration bits.
I know the foggiest of graphic design and calligraphy. I am also trying to sharpen my computer skills.
I am just so lazy. Shame on me.