2018년 5월 13일 일요일

Being




                         Be love
                         Be kind
                         Be understanding
                         First to yourself and share that with those you love.

                         Let the 'being' be the foundation for the 'doing'




Thank you for 'being' with me



                  
              Every now and then we find a special friend
              Who never lets us down
              Who understands it all, reaches out each time you fall
              You're the best friend that I've found
              I know you can't stay, a part of you will never ever go away
              Your heart will stay...

              If I lose my way
              Think back on yesterday
              Remember us this way
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              Remember you this way...
              (Remember me this waysmall changes from the original lyrics)


2018년 3월 31일 토요일

What the scribble revealed...




       An angel came down to earth to save a very broken girl.
       Every betrayal life threw at the broken girl, she threw back in equal strength...
       but the angel greeted the broken girl with love.

       Every moment of hate the broken girl received 
       she clawed back with hate of greater strength 
       but still the angel greeted her with love.

       Every moment of hurt life threw at the broken girl, 
       she threw back with all her might 
       yet the angel still greeted her with love.

       When the broken girl exhausted from pain and suffering 
       retreated  to disconnect herself with the world, 
       the angel followed the broken girl and sat next to her.

       The angel's heart was full of love and understanding for the broken girl
       no judgement of any kind

       The broken girl could feel the angel's love
       and in that moment
       the broken girl was broken no more.

2018년 3월 21일 수요일

Scribbles

new scribbles.....


hmm... what is this image revealing?
Young Meena and her best friend.


I wanted to give the Japanese girl a beautiful dress.
                    But I didn't have paint with me nor the skills :( so I decided to use
origami papers I got 12yrs ago in Japan... 


 This was from my bestfriend's wedding 12yrs ago.


I saved the best ones for later... and used one that
was still beautiful for Michan.
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함께가..... 감사하고 감사해



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                                                Midori, with every breath in me
                                                From the depth breadth and height my little soul can reach
                                                I thank you...
                                                and
                                                I love you... love you... 
                                                love you...

                                                I miss you



2018년 3월 20일 화요일

Story inside the story




We know from the book Meena, leaves the fairy park~
But what we don't know is that our little frog friend decided to stay behind...



He has an important question to ask them.




It looks like they each have something to tell him...


wonder what froggy heard from them.



2015년 11월 25일 수요일

The published book



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On Nov.24, 2015
I received the email from Amazon that my book has been published.
It couldn't have arrived at a better time...

I thank everyone who helped me through my journey to making this book~
and uploading on Amazon~

From the very depth, breadth and height my soul can reach...
thank you.














2015년 11월 24일 화요일

Making of the book 3



My 5th grade watercolor set was not going to make it through to the end of the
book...so...from one new tube of white.... the numbers grew...

and grew...

It made a huge~~~~ difference.
I was working with watercolor without understanding how watercolor works.
yes, the illustrations look as though I was using poster color.
:0

Another thing that made a huge difference is:
I upgraded my #0,1,2 synthetic brushes to~ synthetic/real hair mixed
Wish I had known earlier....



I used the the 2 orange ones 90% of the times for some reason... 
With my new brushes came a slight increase in my comfort level.
back to the illustrations~




I had to give up the pink and go with the blue(below)
because I decided on pink for the previous page.





All my illustrations were face-less til the very end.

Once the illustrations were finished~
they were ready to be scanned!



there was a problem.
the paper scanned wrinkled (from the use of water).
:0

So~ I put them all in the freezer at home. (roughly 3hrs)
then... came the stack of books(12 hours+)
They scanned perfectly clean!
BUT...
there were cracks all over the paint.

What I saw on paper.... was not what I saw on the computer.
All the cracks, paint specks, dust smudges..... showed up on screen.

I really wanted to stay away from digital alteration but...
ended up having to spend 2weeks+ on photoscape~ing it.


My wonderful friend gave me the idea of taking a photo of the images.
Unfortunately it didn't work out :( (2weeks of hard work gone :0 )

Back to the original scanning idea.

from photos to scanner at 300~600dpi...
I tried and edited all of them.
this whole process took about 2months extra.



Well... I didn't know what I was doing...  :0
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This is where I need to introduce a FAB friend who helped me put it all together.
kind, smart and PATIENT editor/friend at Mango Island.

My dear~dear friend Frits.... 

You are the best partner I could of ever asked for to work on this book. 
Thank you for putting up with my madness.... I must of done something pretty fab to have you in my life. I'm so.. so grateful for our friendship.

When things fall apart... I think of you and I am able to redirect my thoughts to...
feeling better. 

I thank you from the depth breadth and height my soul can reach.

Much much much love and gratitude...