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Sep 30, 2010

Your Glass Slippers?

Here is the new illustration.
I got an idea of this advertising illustration from my personal experience of having such a difficult time to find the shoes for my tiny feet. In this modern days, you are the one who need to get out and look for your glass slippers. There is no one who would knock on your door and bring you the perfect pair. This is the reality. But if you find your perfect pair, you can easily go up the stairs and go to the castle!

Sep 7, 2010

Redoing some pieces

It is actually surprising to see how many illustrations and paintings I've done at school...
As I seeing all the stuff that I've done,
some of them arestill my favorite, some of them went to garbage, some of them needs to redo!
The stuff that I need to redo, some of the pieces are done by the style or medium that I was just trying and figuring out what I really like. I remember that struggling times...
And now I know what I really like so I tried redoing some of the Illustrations.
Hopefully, these new version make my portfolio to look more constant.

Flower Children, 2010 version / Mixed Media Frida, 2010 version / Mixed Media

Sep 4, 2010

Big Apple, Big Change

So I moved to New York from San Francisco. It has been two month already... time flies so fast!
Finding a new apartment, getting rid of my furniture in SF and getting new furniture in NY, sending and receiving tones of boxes, and fling with a lots of baggage,settling down my new place, oh, man, that was big moving... Saying good-bye to San Francisco where I had spent my life for five years and having a distance to my good friends were sad but I'm happy that I got a chance to move another city. Especially, City like New York! This is the one of the city I wanted to live once in my life.
Living in New York reminds me my life in Tokyo, the weather, crowd, subway, tones of restaurants and bars till the morning and the colour of the sky. Although NY has more various people and culture from different countries from all over the world which make me exited. It is even interesting to me to actually live and see the differences between the people in Southern California, Bay Area, and New York. I still don't know where I fit, but I appreciate the own charm from each city.