[original project idea: seanngo]
ART149 first project: Every beautiful thought’s been already sung
A continuation of my original typography project in 2009.
The “Beast” is done!
First project for Textile Dyeing: Shibori/resist techniques. I created mine using a combination of whip stitching and beads (lots lots of beads).
Based off of something I had designed back in 2009.
Ned, Pushing Daisies (S1E6)
Pushing Daisies has always been one of my favorite shows of all time, so imagine my surprise and delight when I realized Joel McHale (the current grabber of my attention) was in an episode. 5 minutes into re-watching said episode, I had the sneaking feeling that my all-time favorite quote from this show was from this very one. Low and behold, it was. Coincidence much?
MBP revamp, c. January 15, 2012
Was doing research on my middle name and found out that it’s the name of a character in a popular Japanese folktale:
Once there was a beautiful servant named Okiku. She worked for the samurai Aoyama Tessan. Okiku often refused his amorous advances, so he tricked her into believing that she had carelessly lost one of the family’s ten precious delft plates. Such a crime would normally result in her death. In a frenzy, she counted and recounted the nine plates many times. However, she could not find the tenth and went to Aoyama in guilty tears. The samurai offered to overlook the matter if she finally became his lover, but again she refused. Enraged, Aoyama threw her down a well to her death.
I’ve been thinking of redoing my personal logo for a long time now. It was originally a simplified chrysanthemum (“kiku” translates into chrysanthemum) but thanks to this story, I think I’ve got it. Coincidentally, my favorite number has always been 10. Creepy.