Friday, October 22, 2010

Thanks ! A wonderful weekend at APE !

Thanks everyone who came by say hi to us at APE !
We had such a great time seeing our friends and meeting new friends! 
I hope you enjoy our collaborated book, Round Robin, as much as we did making it !

( we got to make some bookplates at the table !)

Thanks again everyone !
Thanks Daniela, and Anita for the photos at APE !

Thursday, October 14, 2010

an Expedition with Mr.R ( the Raccoon )

" In search of a dim memory from times past,
Mr. R (the Raccoon) packed up his pouch 
and set off alone on an expedition.
Through fields and forests, villages and towns, 
storms and sunshine, through all the seasons of the year.
He came at last to a gate 
hidden behind a thicket of shrubs......"

Here is a 5 pages accordion postcard booklet made for Mr. R ( the Raccoon) ! Each illustration on the postcard follows Mr. R on his journey through four seasons of the year... This is also a little tribute to the Bay Area weather - where grass on rolling hills are yellow in summer, and heat is greater in fall....
I hope this would be a souvenir of the Bay Area, and also a friendly personal postcard to send to someone at far.

Each booklet is handcrafted, illustrations printed on watercolor paper and perforated to 5 postcards. There will be limited number available at APE this weekend, along side with Round Robin, and Daniela and Katy's beautiful books !
Our table number at APE is #330, please come on by !

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Alright ! it's now two weeks away from APE ! The illustrated book I've been working on with Daniela Strijleva and Katy Wu, now officially has a title, called, " ROUND ROBIN" !
What is it about ?? well, ...give you a little more hanger and surprise till you see the actual book in hand,... Instead of a conventional story line, our illustrations were created along with a word game. Here is a sneak peek of a finished painting I made for the book, and please also check out Daniela and Katy's blog for a glimpse of their beautiful work.