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Monday, December 30, 2013

Wintertime in Chicago and promo postcards!

As one of my goals is to get better at self promoting, after starting a facebook page earlier in the month, I also had some postcards printed using artwork I made in spirit of the season and mailed a bunch out before holidays! Now I can go hibernate, right? :P

...and I'm off to the mailbox!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

2nd penpal drawing between Seoul // Chicago!

Heui and I both got each other's second assignments in the mail!

This theme was a portrait of our grandmothers. I think our relationship with our grandmother comes out through the way we approached the renditions.

Heui's grandma:

my grandma (I called her "婆婆" (po-po)):
She taught me how to fold origami and she used to make 饅頭 (mantou) or chinese steamed buns/bread a lot.

A Metra ride to see the Viper and His Famous Orchestra

and a bunch of sketches along the way! Last night's venture to a downtown show.

On the metra ride to downtown.. 

 at the venue:

these sketches began to become a little inebriated towards the end...looks like the start of an ink-only sketchbook. My friend's husband was playing in the band so I ended up making weird portraits of all the members. yei!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Michel Gondry's New film + New Facebook Page!

Last night my friend and I watched Michel Gondry's new film "Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?", an animated documentary starring Noam Chomsky.
As I haven't been following the world of independent film/animation for a while, I actually first found out about this from Tuesday's edition of Democracy Now!

Trailer on youtube and Michel Gondry's website:

I find both Gondry and Chomsky equally mind-blowing inspirational figures and this film was especially a delight for me to watch since it's two geniuses from two fields I feel - in my personal experience ahem :) - are so alike and bridgeable though they are often perceived as polar opposites. Gondry vs. Chomsky or Art vs. Science. You have to see this one if you are a total art/science geek/nerd whatever. It's for everyone really. Ok if you're at least a human you must watch it! Even if you're a robot it's awesome too!!

Also new: You can find regular updates on my facebook page now!