Friday, February 28, 2014

The most terrifying thing / 最可怕的事


This semester we read The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. The protagonist Ivan, a silverback kept in a mall, loves to draw. One day he draws ten bananas. For unknown reasons, I am obsessed with this. I've been binge-drawing bananas for three days on end. 


   After trying remembered drawing and imagined drawing, I can't resist observational drawing. It strikes me that there lies a huge gap between my memory and the reality!


   Last week I once thought I had lost the ability to draw and imagine. Luckily, I nurtured it and had it back. 


   For me, the most terrifying thing in the world is to live a life WITHOUT any imagination! 

第二部 / Part II


My banana monster! 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Power of a rose / 一朵玫瑰的力量


I bought a beautiful rose on Yon-kang Street last Saturday night. During the following days, I was either taking photos of or drawing it because it was totally impossible to resist her charm. 


   I let my ideas take me wherever they wanted to go. The power of rose is so miraculous that I bet there must be rose knights whose mission is to mend broken hearts. 


   The next day after Dad returned from a wedding banquet, he placed another rose on my windowsill with love. My heart shines so....

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Weight of poignancy / 深刻的重量


I aspired to be a scientist for a while. I also tried to hold reins on my imaginations. But lately I have been trapped in panic and worried if I have turned out to be a very dull person. Luckily, when I collected the girls' assignments this past week, a drawing by Christine freed me. Every brushstroke of this girl is so poignant that it does cut into the depths of my heart, in a good way. 


Yet, after I took a glimpse at others' drawings, I found Joy's thief a strong contrast to Christine's. True, shouldn't a thief steal in a "light" and "unnoticeable" manner? 

Monday, February 10, 2014

A page a day / 一天一頁


As the new semester is unfolding, I have prepared a new journal. I was in the habit of observing a passer-by a day last fall and drawing the most impressive part about him or her. 


   Though I had only 10 minutes, the space which I couldn't fill in has a rather nice visual effect. 


   The world is a stage on which everyone lives in their own styles. And I am that pair of eyes which attempt to see all. 


   In the end I gave myself a surprise too: A leaf a day keeps the doctor away. 

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Alexandra Palm says / 亞歷山大椰子說


When I got the Alexandra Palm seed, I was told not to water it too much. However, I just couldn't help doing the same when I watered the other plants every day. Gradually, its stem turned from green to brown....


Alexandra Palm says: Give me the kind of love I need.