Friday, May 09, 2008

bits and pieces

Going through some photos and there is this piece I wanted to post some time ago. Forgot about it. LOL

It's Monica and I being silly

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Doll-like - A Senior Thesis April 2008

So my show has come and gone. It was a great evening, especially the opening. Too much running around and meeting everyone and their awesome family that I even forgot to take any pictures for the night. Anyway, took some photos of my show before taking it down. The gray wall was chosen by Cassie and I. It just look very nice and warm.

Anna and I

Ji Young and I pulling at Patti's strings

Giving myself the disapproving finger.

Katie doing the ho-down next to her own portrait.

Save me from the evil clutches.

With Megalicious.


And here are the ink paintings in a better light. They are subtle and gray.

Tweedledee and Tweedledum.

Pull Strongly


Ghetto Forrest

Pulling Veltri

Fly Me to the Moon

Golden Arches

Malaysian Reject

Posing Pulley

Left to right: Gerry Nichols, Malaysian Reject, David Kettner and JiYoung Byon

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Under pressure

Okay, not that I have disappeared or anything, it's just that for the past few months, I have been really busy, under pressure and partying like crazy cause, well, I am cracking under the pressure of graduation and teachers who kept ripping me apart. Okay, this is my blog, I guess I don't have to censor myself, so I can be uninhibited, so let me rephrase, The teachers are ripping me a new asshole.

I have been questioned so much, I have lost my focus, lost my direction, and am wondering if I understand what I am doing at all, so I have stopped doing any work, Yup, stopped in my track, lost my momentum, can't even manage a flutter, let alone fly. I am reaching rock bottom, downward spiral, the end of the world for me, goodbye, sayonara, zai jien, sorry, bu zai jien...phew...what a mouthful, gotta catch my breath here...

Well anyway, picked myself off the sorry ground again, 3 more weeks till my show, gotta do it right and get things working.

All I have been doing for my thesis show end of this month, I am not posting them up here yet. Instead, I am posting this doodle that I did today, cause I bought inks, lots of inks!! of something utterly irrelevant to my thesis. Back to what I love best, painting fantasy :)


Thursday, December 06, 2007

More doll paintings

My last two paintings for this semester.

Through the looking glass
38 X 70 inches
Oil on canvas

68 X 34 inches
Oil on canvas

Friday, November 23, 2007

5 Random weird things about me

Hoo-kay, I have been tagged by both Jac and Lynn to do this random list of quirks about me.

The rules are as follow:-

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names & links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here comes the list. Hmmmm...

1) My windows are always wide open in winter and I only close them when the snow starts getting in. ^_^ I love the cold too much. I eat ice-cream when it is cold out. Especially when it snows. Whenever I buy ice-cream during winter, I get stares. Oh well, it's the only time when you can slowly eat your ice-cream without it melting.

2) I have 2 large dolls. 60-ish cm tall. I love to change their eyes and hair. I spend more on their clothes than I do on mine. They are always seated on the table in my painting studio facing the door, so whenever I walk into the studio, they are there to greet me. Kowaii.. X(

3) I sometimes skip when I walk. No I don't skip all the way, just skip a beat while I walk. I don't know why.

4) I take a 2 hour bus ride to New York early in the morning just to have Dimsum and be back by noon, just because the Dimsum in Philadelphia starts at 11.30am and I want to eat Dimsum at 9 or 10. Well, I enjoy the trip anyway, so I don't really mind it. LOL

5) I am an extremely clean painter. I am the only person in my painting department, that paints large painterly paintings without having any paint on my clothes, brush handles, my hand, and the floor. I freak out if I get any paint on my clothes and I will spend the whole day scrubbing at the paint. :-) There are packets of baby wipes, hand sanitizer, hand lotion, hand soap in my painting studio.

Here are the list of people I am tagging.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Latest Art And stuffs~

Did a light installation with light and fabric that I dyed and felted.

The heart-Veiled

A Hugeeeee drawing in the hallway for open house ^^

Festival of Light. The front of my school.

This funny lady at the Festival of Light drawing a caricature of Patti and I.

Cirdan went blond and Fuyuko got some red eyes. XD


Went to New York last Tuesday and Friday.
The trip on Tuesday, my friends and I went to Chelsea to visit some Art Galleries with Charles Browning. It was fun. Patti drove us there and here we are, crammed in the car.

Fly Catcher Laura ^O^ and Patti the driver.

Patti concentrating on driving.

Jamie, Melanie and JiYoung. All smiles.

Yup, Me squeezed on the side trying to take a picture together.

This odd building as we drove into the city.

Friday, Pik Yew came to New York and I went up to meet her for a day trip. Did some tourist thing by going around tourist spots. Well, being in America for 3-4 years, I have to do that somehow.

On the Ferry to see the Statue of Liberty.
Brought Pik Yew to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Posing beside Buddha. ^^

The common tourist picture.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Ownage Revisited

This is a sequel to the first ownage photo story where Toyo was being a big mischief and he got owned by Ba.

Enjoy this second part where Toyo is joined by Roro. Double the mischief ^w^