“When love brings rain, a rainbow will always follow, and with it, the sunshine.”
It was our 12th monthsary and our 1st anniversary together. And it came 1 month after a heartbreaking trip to Seoul in December 2015. Although it caused me quite a blow and disappointment, I decided to pick myself up because I believed our love was still strong enough to encourage me to keep holding on and move on with my life.
January 2016 also marked the first month in which I started a series of drawings about me and Bobo (my favourite rainbow bunny soft toy). I had the inspiration during my grad trip to Seoul-Okinawa-Tokyo. My idea was to use Bobo as a mascot or a substitute for Taeyeon in my drawings. If in reality it wasn’t possible to have the both of us physically together, I could make it possible through the fantasy of art. In the world of art, there is no right and wrong. No one is there to judge. I could even have the liberty to add a tinge of cuteness to our love.
Why a rainbow rose? I found out online that a rainbow rose is known for being a happy rose too. It says “Rainbow roses meaning is to bring happy and joy into your life relation, extra special flower gift for special moment, precious gift for precious person.” I made this drawing filled with positivity for my future and our future. I was about to start a new chapter in my life working as a professional. All I hoped for, at that time, was our relationship to continue to blossom even after a storm or rain, no matter what difficulties the future might bring.
My rainbow rose ended up making its appearance in one of the teaser images for Taeyeon’s “Fine” too!
Flower for the month: