Thursday, 3 May 2018

their eyes were red












a bird on my head

One day in 2013, I suggested to my art student Gillian to have some kind of art swap. Gillian had been battling with cancer for some years. She was 14 then. I told her that she could create ANYTHING for me, and I would create ANYTHING for her, and we could then give our creations to each other. We were both excited and curious what the other might make.

I didn't expect Gillian to finish her creation so soon. She must have gone home and made the thing THAT same day I told her about the project. She gave me this crochet bird the next day.
I was speechless. Gillian knew that I loved crochet thingies and birds and she taught herself how to do it and made this for me. I started to make some random drawings and put them into a little booklet and gave it to her 2 days later. These are the contents of what I made for her, inspired by her crochet bird.











Thursday, 5 April 2018

mum with flowers

colouring is so calming. I made this portrait of my mum and enjoyed colouring it so much.


Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Rambutans

I used to take walks with my mother when I was living in Singapore. We had many pleasant surprises and lovely moments during those walks. One of the fondest memories I had was the day when we tried to pluck some rambutans from a tree. It wasn't easy trying to reach them, but I managed to pick some for us. Then we sat down on a bench near the tree and ate them. They were delicious. My brother Poh, if he was there with us, would discourage us from "stealing" the fruits.

I miss my mum and Poh very much, so I made this comics. I drew Poh doing that walk which I did with mum, and doing the thing which he might never do. :-P