Sunday, March 27, 2011

Things on my desk - Rowland's book

I really like the 'stream of consciousness' feel from Rowland's book. I let the things that I keep on my desk for inspiration / distraction guide me.

And here are the things on my desk.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Jan's book leaving to Jennifer

Jan's book is leaving to Jennifer.

Jan's drawings in the beginning of his book, with great looking people, and Emma's fairy tale drawings, inspired me for this drawing, but also another fairy tale book, and my wonderful grandmother who left me last week.
Grandmother, symbolising all who is dear to us, is gone but keeps watching all over everyone to make sure life is going all good for everybody :-) keeping the good memories alive.

"Ik ben niet echt dood, moet je weten
het is maar een lichaam dat ik achter liet
dood ben ik pas, als jij mij bent vergeten" ¨[Bram Vermeulen]

"I am not really dead, you know,
it's only a body I left behind.
Dead, I will be only, when you will have forgotten me"

Monday, March 21, 2011

Peter's Leeks (in Jennifer's book)

I used this hexagonal tessellation pattern in the background because they remind me of daffodils.

Instead of calling this a time lapse video showing my work in progress, this video is actually the work itself. While the girl and the cat are fixed in one position permanently in the book, I have tucked the rest of the cut-outs I made for the animation into the back pocket of Jennifer's book. Anyone can take them out to play... (or use, if you want).

(the texts don't really appear in the book; they've been added on using photoshop.)
girl: I am a garlic.
cat: Aweeeei~

There is an old Chinese saying that when a daffodil doesn't bloom (水仙不開花) it is pretending to be a garlic (裝蒜).

p.s. a tour guide once told me that the Welsh term for daffodil is Cenhinen Bedr (Peter's leek), hence the title to this entry. (hats off to Rowland~)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Days of Repetition

my work in progress in Jennifer's book of "pretend"...

how it is going to tie-in with the theme and how it is going to finally look like is still a big secret ;-)

to me...

Japan is like an older sister to Taiwan(my home country),
people say we look alike sometimes.
She use to be bossy and annoying when we were young
but we are in good terms with each other now that we're all grown up.
When she is in pain,
I feel her pain too... almost as if it were my own.

May those whose lives have been severely affected by the quake and tsunami soon return to normal.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Moly_x_3 Jennifer's book

Moly_x_3 Jennifer's book1

Well I have misplaced the SD-card so no video yet. Jennifer's book is in the hand of to the next in line, niniji. I love collaborative projects, they are so much fun!

Moly_x_3 Jennifer's book2

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Once a jolly swagman sat beside the billabong (Huntington Beach, California),

and I got Jen's book from EWian today ♪♫ :-)