Hyoyeon Birthday 2020: Dessert Hummingbird Queen

“You know what I deserve (what?)
Hyoyeon – “Dessert” lyrics
“May my faith always beat the end of the day like a hummingbird…returning to its favourite flower.”
Sanober Khan
“Hummingbird darts lightly through the world, spreading its message of joy and beauty, and teaching us to appreciate the wonder and magic of everyday existence. Hummingbird brings the gift of joy. Learn to laugh and be happy.”
Author Unknown
“Hummingbirds use their tongue to drink the nectar from the flowers. We got to use our minds to access the truth from the universe.”
Stacy Gutierrez


For Hyoyeon’s birthday this year, I wanted to do something quite different from the usual witch / wizard and unicorn concepts I had been doing for her for the past few years. As I had an unused collection of coloured feathers at home, I had an idea to use these feathers for Hyoyeon’s artwork as I thought it would be something that suits her well. I remember I used to have a large grey ostrich feather for HYOYEON BIRTHDAY 2018: MYSTIC QUEEN 2018 artwork too!

I took inspirations from Hyoyeon’s recent hugely popular solo song “Dessert”.

I chose this following teaser photo of Hyoyeon for Dessert as my reference. It’s a photo that coincidentally gives off a kind of witch vibes like those in my past artworks of her.

Recently, I noticed Hyoyeon has also been expressing her wish to sing ballads, instead of the usual electrodance songs she has released thus far. It’s probably a challenge which she would like to take on next as a multi-talented singer-dancer-DJ!

So I thought about it, if I were to turn Hyoyeon into a bird species, then she could be a hummingbird!

Not only does a hummingbird has feathers colourful like a dessert, it also sings sweetly while drinking sweet nectar from flowers! Kekeke imagine Hyoyeon singing ballads like a hummingbird! *chirp chirp* 🎶

So I got down on making this artwork and completed it just a day before her birthday. Time was pretty tight as I had been juggling with many things at the same time lately so it took some time to take photos, edit them and write this post a few days late too. But what’s different this time was that I took some photos of myself making the artwork too! A change in perspective of my work-in-progess photos! 😄

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More photos of my completed artwork of Hyoyeon, the Dessert Hummingbird Queen! 📸

Dear Hyoyeon, the Dessert Hummingbird Queen,

Hope you like this artwork made by yours truly!

Congrats on your new song “Dessert”! Love the catchy tune and your powerful dance as always!
Looking forward to hear you sing ballads like a hummingbird one day too!! Hehe. 🐦🍧👑

Handmade with love,
Celeste Koh

Listen to: “Dessert” by Hyoyeon (feat. Loopy, SOYEON ((G)I-DLE)) + “Birds” by Coldplay

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