October 28, 2011
Halloween is starting to become one of my favorite holidays. When I was growing up, my family would turned OFF the lights on Halloween, no dressing up and no trick-or-treating. Since going off to college, I started to include Halloweeny culture in my life. Honestly Halloween specials on tv are the best and hilarious! Black cats are so cool and come on…FREE candies, especially chocolate! I love pumpkins too! The main thing that really got me into celebrating Halloween is how crafty and creative everyone gets with their costumes.
I have to admit, I am an extremely last minute person when it comes to dressing up for Halloween. Usually, it’s sort of whatever in the closet/play it safe kind of costume. But I do make up for the lack of scary spirit with awesome cat costumes. That is Halloween costume for my cats! Can’t get cuter than dress-up pets:D
Here is a collection of homemade costumes :
Little Red Riding Hood Kitten
Cat with Wings
Bumbe as the White Rabbit, Yun Yun as Alice
Alice in the Wonderland- Cat Version
This year I thought of the perfect costumes for my cats. It is still in process, I will manage to get it done and carved a jack ‘o’ lantern too by Oct 31st. Come back to see what Bumbe and Yun Yun are dressed as!
August 14, 2011
Last weekend, I went to the Meridian Interns Program (MIP) reunion show’s opening reception at Meridian Gallery. When I was in high school, I worked at this non-profit art gallery, located in downtown San Francisco. For this year’s reunion show, alumni interns were asked to submit their artwork, so I was really happy for the opportunity to display my work. I submitted a painting, drawing, and a collaborative video with Yip about our business Ipomoea Films. And of course cat inspirations in all three pieces:) I got to see some friends, wonderful art work and even made a little speech! The show will up til August 20th. So check it out, if you’re in the area.
Also on our way back home that day, we stopped by Berkeley and got some ice cream at Ici! Wonderful creamy ice cream with quality ingredients you can taste. They have some creative flavors and hand rolled cones. Their shop is just cute and pretty and I love their logo.
Got the Candied Cacao Nibs! Perfect end to a great day in the city:)
(Yea I’m wearing a sweater because summer in the bay is cold.)
July 24, 2011
Two weeks ago, I stopped by Meridian Gallery to drop off my art work for an upcoming intern’s reunion art show. To my surprise, the gallery was having a book workshop at that time. It was the “Gertrude Stein and her Contemporaries” book workshop, a collection from Dickran Tashjian, Professor Emeritus of Art History, UC Irvine. I work at the library and have a background in book conservation, therefore I am always thrill to view rare and special book collection. Prof. Tashjian showed me some wonderful children’s illustrated books, circus pop-ups, and many fascinating art books. The books were definitely eye candy for me! I was able to touch them and examine them up close. What’s more of a surprise is I meet his daughter, who is also a book conservator! I never meet anyone outside the library with the same unique skilled profession. And yep she knows my teacher too! What a small world!
Yip took some pictures of the workshop:
Meridian Gallery is located in Downtown San Francisco. Check out their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MeridianGallery for upcoming events. They have lots of wonderful exhibits and shows. I’ll be back there in two weeks! Come and see a few of my personal artwork.