For Ginger: Share Your Toy With Your Little Brother Zero

“Let’s share, sharing is caring.” Kamal / “Brothers are playmates in the beginning and best friends for life.” Unknown #190210# Besides Sooyoung’s birthday, 10th February is also Taenggu’s first dog, Ginger’s birthday. While Ginger, a black poodle, now stays at her parents’ house in Jeonju, it is Zero, a silver poodle, whom she later adopted […]

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For Sooyoung: Spring Is Coming As You Wish

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.” Anne Bradstreet / “The promise of spring’s arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter.” Jen Selinsky #190210# The design I did for Sooyoung’s ang bao not long ago last week was actually a preview or teaser of what I was […]

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CNY Red Packets 2019: Pig Year Oink Oink

“Believe that anything is possible, even pigs can fly.” Celeste Koh #190205# The period between December and February is definitely a busy time for me with regards to making artworks. Almost immediately after I sent out 2 separate batches of 69 christmas cards altogether to Taenggu, I had to start working on a new series […]

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Xmas Day 2018: Where Did The Bird Go?

“A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.” Suzy Kassem / “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” Salvador Dali / “Let me be as a feather. Strong with purpose yet light at heart, able to bend. And, tho I might become frayed, able to pull myself together again.” Anita Sams #181225# […]

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#46 & #47 Monthsary: Listen To My Heartbeat

“God found some of the strongest women and made them nurses.” Unknown #181129# & #181229# I had this sudden idea on one of the nights in late 2018. Every night, I would hug my Bobo to sleep on my bed. She would lie on top of me, facing down on my chest. That night was […]

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#45 Monthsary: Taenggu Is Batman

“I’m… Batman.” Taeyeon (Girls For Rest, 2018) / “I’m vengeance. I’m the night. I’m Batman!” Unknown #181029# I specially planned to make this Taenggu Batman drawing in this month of October 2018 because it was the month of Halloween. I thought it was a good idea to have Taenggu disguised or dressed up as Batman […]

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#44 Monthsary: King Taeyeon

“To love the king is not bad, but a king who loves you is better.” Wolof Proverb #180929# Sometimes when I work on a new idea for our monthsary artwork every month, it could lead me to an unexpected discovery of a new fact about Taenggu and even myself. September 2018’s artwork was a good […]

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#43 Monthsary: Taengkerbell

“You can be my Tinkerbell and I can be your Peter Pan then we can fly away together off to Neverland.” Unknown / “So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!” Unknown #180829# […]

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#42 Monthsary: One Day I Will

Secretly write that day’s list Mark on the calendar that only I know Heart fluttering feeling like a young child Day by day, it approaches, your birthday Like a bouquet of flowers, I’ll give you happy That day, sunshine shines only on you Even food I’ve practiced making many times Oh, I don’t even realize […]

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For Yuri: Into Yul 2018 – Dreams Come True

“Some people are like beautiful Dreamcatchers, absorbing the most terrible things for those they love and leaving them only the softest thoughts behind.” Unknown / “Let my dream catches the dream I deserve.” Fathima Shamla #181205# As early as October, I already began to think about what artwork to do for Yuri whose birthday is […]

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