026 – Ginkgo 1 and reflections
Highlights of 2012:
- Marrying Joe. Having family over for the wedding was amazing, and the reception was such a nice get together.
- First solo exhibition. It ruined my back, but was such an accomplishment, and am very proud.
- Graduating with my BFA.
- First exhibition outside of school (that I was able to witness).
- North Carolina trip, getting to meet all of Joe’s lovely extended family, and eat real Southern food for the first time.
- Europe trip! Got to see my sister graduate in Scotland, reconnected with good friends in England, and visited Istanbul (amaaaazing)!
- First paid job since 2008! Not to mention it’s an AWESOME job, with awesome people at an awesome organisation.
- Moving into our OWN PLACE (just me and Joe and Moe and Huckleberry and Zarquon). Had been a long time coming.
- Took part in my first fashion show! Charity event called Project Nunway, by and with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
- Finished my first short film, Let It Glow, a music video commissioned by Gabby La La for her band Snow Angel. And then it got featured on a blog!
Hopes/upcoming for 2013:
- Get another job (hopefully one that isn’t a temporary position)
- Exhibition in April!
- New film, which combines embroidery and animation which is fantastic because then I don’t feel I’m neglecting one! My aim is to collect all the materials from the exhibition and try to use Kickstarter to get some funding.
- I’d like to visit friends in LA.
- One of my bestest buds from high school is getting married in Singapore this summer, so hopefully can do a combined Hong Kong/Singapore/Malaysia trip. With Joe! (We rarely travel together.)
- It would be nice to get an online shop up and see if I get some income that way.
So I finished my first ginkgo leaf prototype today! Here’s how it happened:
So what I’ll be thinking about when I go into phase 2:
- The back. If I’m going to bending this thing every which way, then I better make sure that every which way is presentable.
- The wires. Not only do I have to wrap them before I sew them down (if they’re going to be seen), but the thin wire I used for the veins were just ridiculous. Way too soft and annoying to work with.