Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Frinton Press Wrapping Paper

Frinton Press's wrapping papers arrived today!
The papers came rolled up in a really nice triangular prism (I do know a lot of words for a foreigner, don't I? ...To tell you the truth, I heavily rely on the dictionary on Mac and this time was not an exception. Such a cheat I am. Proudly too.)
All the wrapping papers are seriously good and seeing my design presented with all the amazing designs of the other artists made me cheerful and joyful after a day of hard work.

Frinton Press are organising a group show to exhibit the wrapping paper + other works of all artists involved in the wrapping paper project too. The private view of the show will be on 25/Nov/2010 at Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes off Old Street, London.
I think they're having live screen printing and all exciting activities on top of things like meeting interesting creatives and being boozed up on Thursday night.

It would be fantastic if any of you reading this blog can make it there. I will definitely be there too!

Monday, 25 October 2010


Long time no blog!

A friend of mine recently reminded me I hadn't updated my blog for ages. I said to her I don't blog much nowadays because I use Twitter. She was properly disgusted. She disapproves of Twitter on the same level as I disapprove of the existence of celery sticks dipped in peanuts butter (I know I know it's freaky isn't it. Please tell my boyfriend. He thinks it's normal. I have no idea where his definition of normality stems from and having know his celery-peanut addiction, I'm pretty sure I don't want to know).
Another friend of mine I had lunch with today told me she writes on her blog a lot. And she
indeed does write very interesting stuff and I find myself going back to check it ever so often.

Anyway in a nutshell, I decided to add another entry to my long forgotten

I blurb my creative finds and interesting this and that on Twitter so much, that I'm finding myself empty of things worth mentioning here.

So, I'm doing not-the-most-interesting-thing-to-do on this blog today. I'm putting some of my recent illustrations.

By the way I've just remembered something worth mentioning as I was waiting for the image to be uploaded.
I watched Mauvais Sang, aka The Night is Young by Leos Carax tonight. I do believe the film is one of the best creation in the history of film making so I recommend to anyone who hasn't seen it.
I've just checked the dvd cover and found the film was actually made in 1986. 1 9 8 6 ...!? I was four when this film was made but it doesn't look dated at all. Apparently Leos Carax was going out with Juliette Binoche back then. Well, having seen the film just now, may I say, it's pretty obvious he loved her so much. She is just stunning in the film. I'd easily give it ★★★★★.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Interview by LIBERTY

I got interviewed by LIBERTY about the project I have done with them. The article is now on their Blog and can be viewed from HERE.

Big thanks to Liberty :)

Monday, 14 June 2010 updated

My portfolio website has just been updated with two new pieces, Liberty/Flower Power and Art With 3 Sides.
Liberty/Flower Power is a piece commissioned by Liberty, London for their 2010 theme, Flower Power.

A range of long sleeve T shirts, short sleeve T shirts and tank tops can be purchased from Liberty website from HERE.

Art With 3 Sides is a personal piece. It's inspired by patterns and textile of Africa.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Amazing photo...

is always nice to stumble upon.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Brighton Uni Degree Show 2010

I've been to the Brighton Uni's Degree Show Private View last weekend.
Oh this year again, it was such a whirl-pool of talents on display.
Here's a couple of exhibits I really liked.

Graphic design student Miss Claire Murray's work can be seen right by the entrance of the 2nd floor studio. W a n t t h a t p o s t e r...!

Illustration student Miss Alice Pattullo's work. Colourful, playful, wonderful. Her business card was the best business card I've ever pick up in my life (and I must say, I do pick up a lot of business cards).
It was a mouth-shaped, hand screen-printed gem.

Lovely Daphne Christoforou blows your mind away with her quality creation. The two frames on the sides are actually interactive animation on computer screens sandwiching a printed-out digital collage in the middle. I highly recommend anyone to play around with the animation. It's so oh-my-god-how-does-she-do-this!?

Big thumbs up.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Long time no post but I'm back!

I've been designing a new online shop. I haven't put up anything there yet but am intending to sell my original drawings and Giclee prints (and hopefully screen prints too!) there.

Here's a little preview of what it will look like.

By the way FreakShow ended last Saturday and it was great! Also there is a group show going on at AMV BBDO in London curated by Agency Rush. I've been meaning to write about these things but I've been too busy...! I blame it all for my computer which seems to dislike my camera and freezes every time I connect it!

I will, I mean I WILL post photos of these exciting events sometime soon. 

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

FreakShow Private View

Brighton FreakShow, group exhibition of hand-selected illustrators is opening this Friday with the Private View (which anyone interested is welcome to come along!) which will take place from 7pm onwards at St Peter's Church, Brighton.

I'm taking part in the exhibition, showing From The Woods and Le Cadavre Exquis (original pencil drawings / ...anyone who's got no idea what I'm talking about, please kindly make your way to my portfolio website thanks) and also selling Giclee Prints of Le Cadavre Exquis as limited edition of 50, signed and numbered for £30 each.

There's going to be drinks and cupcakes which are hand-baked by the participating artists themselves except me and a few more unmotivated bakers. Well I'm not that good at baking so decided to avoid potential food poisoning incident for this occasion.

Hope to see you there.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Pick Me Up

I've been to Pick Me Up (Graphic art + Illustration event)'s private view last night at Somerset House.

It was amazing. There were so many nicey nice prints after prints after prints sandwiched by hand printed zines, T shirts and tote bags on sale. Sigh, I felt like I could easily spend the amount of money I should be spending on something like the rent there.

These are a few of my favourites from the night.

Having seen some of his work on the internet, I already liked Mr Patrick Gildersleeves's work. But oh my my. The originals blew my mind away.

A3 sized digital prints all unbelievably priced as £12 including the one on the far left by Mr-Oh-I-want-to-live-in-your-beard-please aka Mr Mike Perry. Yes I thought the price might be a joke but apparently it isn't.

I have adored the work of talented Ms Natsko Seki for a long time now. I'd love to have a print of her work in my living room wall. I was really happy last night to be finally introduced to her after these long years of one-way-love (in a very creative manner I mean). She was very lovely by the way.

And in the corner of the space for the shop Concrete Hermit, Giclee prints of my work are on sale too. I felt somehow out of place to be able to have my work up on the wall (even in a tiny little corner of a room that is) along with those great creatives even I can recognise the names of. And remind you, I am really bad at remembering names.
They are £45 each, signed and numbered, limited edition of 50.

Pick Me Up is open every day until 3 May at Somerset House, London. The admission is £5 but may I say, it's well worth it.
I think I'll have to go back sometime next week to have a proper look myself too.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Le Cadavre Exquis

I've just updated with a new piece!

It's a pencil drawing with typography elements integrated.
I'm planning on showing this piece at Brighton Freak Show that is happening in May as part of Brighton May Festival.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Brighton Freak Show

I'm taking part in Brighton Freak Show this May.

It's a group exhibition of illustrators, graphic designers and photographers based on the theme of Freak Show that's happening as part of Brighton May Festival.

The Exhibition will run every Saturday throughout May between 10am and 5.30pm.

At the moment I'm working frantically on a hand-drawn typography piece I'm intending to show there!

Monday, 15 March 2010

Winsor McCay

I've stumbled upon this amazing animation the other day. It was made in 1912...!!!

In contrast, I found this image also taken around 1912 in where I'm from.


Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Colour of Pomegranate

I've just watched this amazing film called "Colour of Pomegranate"by
Sergei Parajanov. It's so so so amazing / inspiring / beautiful ...etc etc everything....!!

I haven't seen a film as good as this one for a long long time but it does feel good to find a really really good film I would cherish for the rest of my life. I'm going to watch Sedmikrasky the second time soon so hopefully it's going to be as good as I remember!

Typography *NEW*

I've just finished this hand drawn typography piece and uploaded it on my portfolio website!

It was the first time for me to work on a hand drawn typefaces line of work so it was a bit of a challenge but I enjoyed creating it so much.

Friday, 5 March 2010


These are editorial illustration I've just done for Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm. I was originally only illustrating the story but I got inspired so much that now I'm working on hand-drawn type that says RAPUNZEL too!
I have never worked on hand-drawn types so it's a bit of challenge but am enjoying working on it. Can't wait to finish it now!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

New work on

I've just finished a new piece of pencil drawing and it's on my main website now!

It's called Nepenthes Triangle. It's drawn in the same style as Nepenthes Circle which I created in 2009.

Those Nepenthes pieces are inspired by embroideries of the Hmong tribes. Their embroideries are heavily based on the shapes you can find in nature such as flowers/birds/insects/leaves.
I incorporated those shapes in these pieces too and also applied pencil lines that resemble thread of embroideries.

The other new experimental piece 'Circles' is in colour! I really rarely use colour in my work but I thought, well I can't just live in the world of black and white for the rest of my life!

The original drawing I used for this piece was created in black and white in 2008 (or maybe 2007...? Well long long time ago that's for sure). I applied colour in this piece by layering scanned colour pencil swatch on top of the original drawing.

Huh one thing that came into my mind working on Circles.

P H O T O S H O P I S A M A Z I N G G G G G G . . . . . . ! ! !

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Another Update

I've just updated my main website with more photos showing details of my illustrations.

Now back to the land of drawings!

Thursday, 7 January 2010 update

My main website has been updated!
Now it's got more detailed information (development of the work etc) on each piece in the portfolio section.

I haven't been able to visit a print shop to make fine art prints of my work for a couple of days now because of this heavy snow... maybe tomorrow.... fingers' crossed!!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010


The very first entry for the year 2010! It's snowing so much outside!

I've been working on a commission by Liberty through the christmas and new year, but finally it has been done and I'm having a little bit of time to catch up with my blog and website. Yes yes I am updating my website soon with new projects/more images/more of everything in general!

In the meantime, I've been looking at this shop called Labour and Wait online lately. I first ran into this shop of my dream a couple of years ago in Shoreditch and absolutely loved it! But then I forgot about the place until last month I paid a visit to ever so fantastic Dover Street Market and found that they have a corner right next to the cafe on the top floor!

The photos are from their shop. Huhhhhhhhhh I'd love to live in a place like this....!!!