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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

葬心 A Tell-Tale Heart

年少時讀紅樓夢, 總覺得林妹妹做作… 腐草為螢, 落花成泥, 再自然不過的景觀. 她大小姐弱質纖纖, 偏要荷著花鋤行古裝版的Martha Stewart Gardening Special兼吟詩, 善感耗力費心, 怎能不生病? 然才說嘴就打嘴, 近來的我繞著數顆心打轉, 恨不得學Gwyn Paltrow風鄉村歌手穿穗皮衣彈吉他, 搖搖擺擺大唱Oh you can tell my eyes to watch out for my mind. It might be walking out on me tod-a-yyyy.


企劃案排的滿檔也依序進行, 每天早晨送小V上學後便趕回家埋首畫設計稿, 分秒必爭, 每每經過自家泳池畔, 看三三兩兩的expat wife喝茶談天, 陪孩子戲水…
不由得感嘆自己屬愈忙愈開心的勞碌命, 但人算不如天算, 小V生病加LK先生出差, 只好暫擱下手邊的工作 當兒子的大玩具和打ipad電玩的盟友. 望著他可愛的臉蛋, 忍不住想將來有ㄧ天, 他的心亦會讓某個女子擄獲, 為之心喜心碎… 母子倆能如斯親近的光景, 不過孩童時的短短幾年, 要把握珍惜.


自創品牌從去年八月開始佈局, 原定今年五月登場, 回憶當時文創前輩語重心長的題點:


'創業維艱, 若想要有品牌, 需有“故事”.  特別的, 沒有人想過, 做過, 看過, 聽過…的故事才有機會成為品牌, 不能做以前做過的事!'


其實我曾心虛過, 因為自己想說的故事簡簡單單, 沒有什麼了不起的mission statement,  饒是如此幾番輾轉, 每ㄧ個階段都有意料之外的難題, 我的堅持會否半途妥協還是到達終點?


In the midst of consultant projects and nursing the homebound little V, I continue to proceed with product developments for my official LK brand slowly.  


My story is utterly simple:  Functional Sculptures for Home and Art for Everyday Living
Sneak peeks into my design in progress…
A pair of Wanderlust teaspoons in molten bronze. This has been a very challenging development from the start due to complexity of the form leading to expensive mold making as well as the rising cost of raw material… etc.  Although I love how expressive my sculpts turned out in the bronze casting, this might be too esoteric for average consumers and difficult to control the production quality.  In the end, I might chose to go with a more traditional material in the gourmet world - pewter.  We will see… I just LOVE the heart of gold :(


Since a child I have been fascinated with waterlily and I could stare at the pond to eternity.  The shape, the texture, the way it floats… the waterlily leaf sings perfection.  For now I will keep a secret as to what these are :)


More to come when I launch my brand perhaps this summer… stay tuned!


LK studio at Etsy donation report:


March 2011
Spring Snow(Costume Library Series porcelain doll) USD$78 
Night Bloom(Costume Library Series porcelain doll) USD$78


Both were sold off Etsy so 10% of USD$156 is $15.6 to Embrace! Rest of the sale(90% of $156 is $124.8) has been donated to Red Cross in supporting Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster relief.


ps. 題目借用Edgar Allan Poe的著作名似乎有些不倫不類… 於創業的旅程, 某部分的自己死去(驕傲和雄心), 而新的自我尚待出生(希望是耐心和毅力 :)

7 comments:

聚水藏風 said...

oh...I adore your art works. :) Hope little V has recovered and your life has gone back to normal. xx

material girl said...

我還在想 Miss LK 最近較少上網,也許是終於習慣相夫教子的生活了,原來是沈醉於工作裡!

啊啊啊啊~這一系列好美啊~之前 Miss LK 就提到今年會推出殺荷包的實用性家用品,莫非就是這個?!期待新產品的出現!:D

Miss LK said...

聚水藏風,
Little V is fine(has been back to his bouncy self since the day after the visit to the doctor :) Therefore I need to catch up on the project...

Glad you like my work!!!

MG,
沒有什麼比邊聽音樂邊構思, 然後將源源不絕的靈感實現設計圖上更振奮人心的事啦!(更不用說那份替自己累積創業基金和替客戶們賺錢的滿足感... 也請叫我MG, 呵呵 :)

這個系列有小小難纏, 請為我祈禱!!!

聚水藏風 said...

keep my fingers crossed for you, Ms. LK. I'm sure myself, my mom, and some of my friends would love your creative work.

teri said...

I do love the heart of gold spoons! Maybe you can offer both options.

Echo said...

創業為艱其中挫折壓力往往不為人知 自己就常陷在建立事業和只想抱貓彈琴畫畫旅行的日子中掙扎。荷葉和茶匙皆典雅沉蘊 雖然盡量避免累積身外之物 看到佳作還是可以破例

Miss LK said...

聚水藏風,
Thank you so much for your kind encouraging words! I keep telling myself that even if I only have a handful of customers, I will not compromise on neither the vision nor the quality no matter how difficult the path lies :)

Teri,
I need to secure a better source for both quality bronze and the group of artisans who have the skills(and willing to work on a very limited production) for the heart of gold. The pewter option is a little closer to fruition at this point...

Echo,
如果有ㄧ天我要寫自己的墓誌銘, 希望是LK, the one who learned, designed, and worked until the end...

常掙扎自己的設計是否有所貢獻還是滿足自我感覺然後平添地球垃圾? 所以我選擇青銅和瓷土為原料, 如無意外 these designs will outlive me and those who possess them... 代替我觀察這個世界文明的衍變, 當它們不再被需要時, 青銅可以重煉, 瓷土也將塵歸塵.

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