Saturday, August 25, 2012

May2012 Designs

Hi! This is going to be the second "installation" of my fashion illustration series. I know I really should design more... but sometimes I'm just not inspired. sigh. I hope I can get back to that soon. Maybe I'll try to crank something out sometimes this week.

Anyways, enough of my babbling; here are the two designs that I came up with in the month of May.

This one was drawn on May 15th. As you might be able to tell, it was inspired by penguins. She's wearing a sort of menswear-inspired ensemble. Her top is a sleeveless blouse with a coral-colored Peter Pan Collar and white buttons going down the middle. She has a charcoal sash around her waist and innocent, white, lace shorts. Her heels are also the same color as the collar, taken from the color I think of when I think of penguin feet. The shape of the shoe is also taken from the shape of their feet.

This one was drawn a couple days after the last one -- on the 19th. My inspiration was Dory from Finding Nemo because I really liked the pattern and the colors of Dory. It's such a cool graphic design and the blue, black, and yellow really go well together. This was meant to be a sporty-type dress, so that's why she has her hair pulled back, cool sunglasses and tennis shoes. I'm personally really proud of this design :).

Thanks for reading... and start illustrating! (:
- CindyC.


Hey bloggers! I recently created a wallet out of the TOMS flag. You know, that rectangular piece of canvas? Yeah. :) I'm actually pretty proud of it, and I just thought I'd show you guys.

This first picture here shows the full view of the entire wallet.

Here's the closed version of the wallet.


And finally, the inside of the (proudly!) handmade TOMS wallet.

I know there's also the other version of the TOMS flag, which is actually a little bag, but I just thought I'd use the "flimsier" one first since it was the first time and I didn't know whether it would turn out okay. If you can tell, my stitchwork isn't exactly the cleanest and the neatest. I just got lazy and I'm just generally bad at sewing!

At any rate, I hope you liked the wallet. :)

Create your own!
- CindyC.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Summer Vacay 2012

Hello hello! Yes, I know it's been a while! I've been off in Hong Kong for two months. I have relatives there so I go there every couple of years. I'm sorry I haven't been able to post anything. I do still have a few things to show you all though :). For now, I'll brief on the trip.

There were so many things we did there. The best part about Hong Kong? Family that I rarely see. A close second? The food of course :). There are so many delicious desserts to eat in Hong Kong. I ate mostly the asian-ified desserts since I can easily get Western desserts in the U.S. anyway. There was a lot of walking around in street markets and town centers and parks and all that. Even though Hong Kong is so small, there is so much to do! Here are some key days/points of my "journey."

July 1: This year was the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China from Britain so it was sort of like the Fourth of July here. I happened to be out with my cousins that day in Causeway Bay, and there were beautiful (and colorful!) fireworks. One of them had the number "1" in the middle!

July 5 - 10: My family and I decided to join of those tours to Korea for five days. We had a lot of traditional Korean food there and had little snacks at the street vendors. We also went to KBS -- which is the place where they broadcast tv shows from I think. Next was the Seaweed Museum where the guide went through the process of making seaweed. There were also a bunch (9 to be exact) of different flavors that we could sample. There was also this new thing with seaweed mixed in chocolate. It was quite an odd taste. Then there was also a lot of shopping and walking around involved and sightseeing from the tour bus. We went on one of the trains as well and it was so slow but I guess the view was nice. After that, we went to some sort of park with a lot of funny-looking totem poles and little clay sculptures and things like that. We then went to the Suncheon Bay Eco Park and spent some time there walking around and using sticks to pick up tiny crabs and such. The next day, we spent at the Yeosu Expo. It's a much smaller scale of awesome compared to the Shanghai one, we were told, but I thought it was pretty cool. The theme that year was based around water and the sea, and how it's so crucial to life. That was pretty much the main point of the trip.

August 3: My cousins and I went to the Disneyland in Hong Kong. Even though it's pretty small, the rides there are nice and the lines are wayy shorter! We went on some of the better rides twice or thrice in a row! That was how short the lines were. We stayed from early morning until the firework show... even though it was raining pretty hard! Super fun trip with the lovely cousins :)

So yeah. That was a "briefing" of my trip haha. That was a little bit long, don't you think? Oh well. It was two months after all.

Stay crafty and fun my artists!
- CindyC.