June 2, 2013

This Month I've Been: All Art Everything Month of May Edition

Can you believe it's already June? It's even more ridiculous when you think how 2013 is halfway over.

Maybe it's because I'm 25 but this year just feels pivotal. I feel like I've done a lot these last few months, or at least more than I have other years. But at the same time I also feel like I've done nothing at all, maybe because I've been sick and recovering at home without going out much it feels like my life has been put on hold. Or maybe because for the first time in a long time I'm enjoying my job so time is just gliding by.

Well anyway, here's what I've been up to this month.

Kitty N. Wong fashion illustrations
This was a really exciting month, as you might have heard Art | Basel was in town for the first time ever. And the lovely couple Paola and Ignacio of Tangram studio were organizing a pop-up shop during Basel and invited me to send over a few drawings to sell. These were the drawings I sent them. If you're ever interested in buying some originals of the drawings I make, email me! They're really reasonably priced artworks that will make your home extra lovely, promise.

Art Basel HK Streetstyle
Speaking of Basel I went to the Vernissage night with my mom, thank you so much to my friend Venus for the ticket. Basel was really huge and international and felt very glamourous. How exciting to have such a world class art event in our fair port city. Wearing a secondhand DVF dress and my comfy new Sseko sandals.

Art Basel HK Streetstyle Watercolour Sketch
I also made some sketches from the streetstyle looks I saw during Art | Basel Vernissage night which were published by TheWanderlister+.

Daisy Great Gatsby ink sketch
My current favourite art supply store is CN Square which is a 4 floor stationery Mecca on Nathan Rd., with one whole floor dedicated to art supplies. That trip I got some Chinese ink paper, watercolour, acrylic and other bits and bobs. Made this sketch when I got home, I think it looks rather like my idea of Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby book.

Kitty N. Wong Susie Bubble iphone case
Finally set up a Society 6 store, I'll be updating the store each week with new ZigWisdom sketches as I make them. If you would like any iPhone cases, cards or prints please get them here, I would be ever grateful for your support.

Gint boy Birthday portrait with lettering
Making birthday portraits, a few of my really good friends have birthday in May so I made them little portraits as gifts.


Kaitlyn Birthday watercolour portrait with hand lettering
Here's another birthday portrait I did of my very wonderful friend Kaitlyn, she is much more beautiful in real life than my drawing here.

homemade yogurt and blueberries with honey
Getting back into yogurt making, we have a really simple machine where you sprinkle in starter culture into your milk carton and then leave overnight. Here I'm having it with some blueberries and honey, nectar of the gods.

Girl at Stonehenge at M+ Inflation HK
Another wonderful art event going on this month, the M+ Inflation Sculpture Garden is ridiculously good. If you don't go you are missing out on some joyous, gigantic, international inflatable artworks. On until June 9, 2013, run!

Louise Fili British Modern and sandals
Picked up this Louise Fili book on British Modern graphic design and type. I'm such a huge fan of her work and of the Hong Kong Public Library. They actually bought in two books I suggested and then emailed me to tell me, Bad Girls Go Everywhere and The Best of Everything, but someone took them both out before I had a chance to, rude.

gouache rough in sketchbook
Worked on a few new commissions this month! Super excited to share them with you in some new posts to come in the pipeline.

salmon onigiri
Eating onigiri, this delicious specimen was filled with salmon and made me feel like an anime character while I ate it.

hippie streetstyle POV sseko sandals, crochet bag, ethnic print.
Wearing hippie clothes, my new Sseko sandals and deadstock crochet bag while waiting to get my passport and then to the newly renovated Kubrick Bookshop and Cafe. Beautifully curated books on art, literature, design all with the best book covers. Lots of amazing Hong Kong published books there as well.

Who says Hong Kong isn't creative! Thank you for a wonderful month of May universe. Happy half 2013 everyone!

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