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Monday, January 2, 2012

心的序曲 Queen of Hearts

不知哪兒聽說的, 新年首日決定ㄧ年生活紋理, 所以決定不煩惱不生氣繪畫過除夕!!! 好久沒提筆… 忙些什麼呢? 聖誕假期讀完Flavia de Luce第四集I Am Half-Sick of Shadows關於古典莊園聖誕夜發生的大明星謀殺案, 或許受文字影響, 畫風有點歌德式黑暗… 還沒畫完, 這幅我想集合刺繡與織毛氈製作立體效果, 且拭目以待吧!
Wait… this is just the New Year holiday and I already jump start on the Valentine?! Since I will be traveling soon for the Chinese New Year, the realization of a few ideas for the sweet occasion is a refreshing way to begin 2012 :)
I became obsessed with the retro prom dress(a.k.a Cup Cake Dress) depicted magically in A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff and recreated the sweetheart neckline in my own minimalist version - The Queen of Hearts.
During the winter break I could not resist indulging myself in the latest of Flavia de Luce, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows. Poring an old fashion murder mystery was therapeutic… whether it's with a mug of tea or on the treadmill, reading a good story was a little bit of heaven on ipad. When I reluctantly ventured toward the end where Flavia's entranced father recited an ardent passage from the Romeo and Juliet in memory of Harriet(Flavia's late mother), I was in tears, deeply moved by the author's unexpected touch of romance and the rest… no matter how wonderful a story was, it had to end always. At the New Year's Eve, instead of shimmying and cheering under the firework, we stayed home for a reflective reorganization. I began constructing a three dimensional portrait as the clock was counting down. Still far from completion… let 2012 be a bright and creative year.


2011過的驚慌失措反應慢半拍, 希望2012ㄧ掃陋習凡事多些準備. 早先讀A Vintage Affair, 對書中描述的復古蓬裙嚮往不已… 想情人節將至, 開始妝點瓷人偶, 推出Valentine系列 - Queen of Hearts. 我的Etsy shop冷門, 竟也有粉絲來函鼓勵, 讓人好生感動! 這個天馬行空的小小實驗室, 滿足我娃娃世界的奇想… 甜心女王當然有仰慕者獻上的花束和情書, 袖珍信封購自東京Midtown某店, 簡單的卡片是我自己設計印製, 節錄我喜歡的Kahlil Gibran關於愛的詩句.
Less is more. I painted the bodice and the beaded skirt of the Queen of Hearts with a thin layer of glitter in raspberry ice. The intricate shadow reminded me of a Baroque birdcage.
A couple accessories to complement the lady: a bouquet of roses and a Valentine card with Gibran's words of wisdom regarding love. Of course, both are miniatures.


回憶年少時於愛的認知其實是被愛多過發自內心去愛人, 渴望被愛出於天性, 尤其是徬徨的慘綠少年, 愛情如同華麗的冠冕肯定充滿不安全感的自我, 迷濛的光環暫時隱蔽滿佈荊棘的人生路途, 扎了鮮血淋漓亦要緊緊握住… 然當我心無罣礙放棄了ㄧ切, 似乎才開始明瞭什麼是愛.
A very early Happy Valentine to all my friends!


LK studio donation reports:


November&December 2011
1 pair of glitter reindeers at USD$35
5 Snow Queens at USD$22 each, total$110


**Due to all the travels and craziness in the first 3/4 of the year, my Etsy shop LK studio remained dormant for the most part of 2011. Therefore instead of 10%, I decided to donate 30% of my November and December proceedings(rounding off to USD$50) to Embrace :)**

16 comments:

Monica Yalan Chang said...

I think I am going to open my wallet again :-)

Your No. 1 fan
Monica

有碗話碗 Rice Bowl Tales said...

Dear Miss LK,
Happy New Year!! 早想來告訴你,女兒看到 盒子打開來那纖雅的 Snow Queen 時,非常喜出望外!現在她心愛的戒指脫下來時都小心地交給女皇看管了:)

多麼 creative 的你,純白高貴的 snow queen 一轉身變成了美豔的 Queen of Hearts,但願更多有情男仕把她們送去太太女友手中以博情人一笑。

預祝旅行愉快。

Miss LK said...

Hi Monica,

Yes, it's time to splurrrrrge... haha :)

Thank you so much - your support motivates me to create!

Hi Jane,

很高興你女兒喜歡Snow Queen! 我常配戴的手飾只有婚戒和ㄧ條簡單的銀鍊, 也是掛在置於bedside table的女王手上 :)

短短的旅行是回故鄉陪家人過農曆年, 先向你拜個早年, 祝龍年萬事如意!

Monica Yalan Chang said...

以經開賣了嗎

Silvia said...

谢谢Miss LK! 我昨天去了第一次jewlery design课程,it is so much fun!!!而且第十周时要以电影为灵感交一个设计作业,好兴奋啊~现在明白多看多读有多重要,因为全是相辅相成的:D
也祝你新年健康快乐,LK studio生意兴隆;)

V said...

I have a surprise for you! Miss LK等著看,春天來臨前,一定上場:P。

Miss LK said...

Hi Monica,

開賣了喲! 請見左邊LK studio Etsy shop :)

Hi Silvia,

以電影為靈感設計珠寶好有趣啊!我要選The Shutter Island!! 然後用不規則天然半寶石結合鈦金屬做出環銬式戒指或耳飾象徵永恆的心囚;)

Hi V,
是「既見君子,云胡不喜」的驚喜嗎? 趕緊起身朝窗外探望,看對街是不是搬來一卡車的書與廚具還有氣質芳鄰...
ps. 請大家評評理,醬子吊人胃口, V, you bad girl!!!

Min said...

新年快樂! 祝福新的一年平安喜樂,自創品牌之路,愈走愈順。最重要的是,工作與生活能找到一個理想的平衡點,一起加油!

Min

fish said...

好看好看!不管是磁娃或是刺繡!:D以前我也很喜歡看古典莊園蓬蓬裙..不過自從被大J一把從莊園中抓出來,經歷許多人生現實,咳~只能說把這些都留在書中和夢裡...:(..不過還好,有空能在LK的天地裡,看到美麗的snow queen以及Queen of Hearts..

新年快樂喔!農曆年回家過年氣氛最讚了...

PS.哈哈!如果你進急診室,你家那二位大小男士一定捨不得..加油!

material girl said...

這個紅心女王真的是好美啊,害我非常心動... 而且蓬裙果然是比適合大量生產的圓錐裙要美多了!

說到 Flavia 我買到第二集來讀了,但是第二集居然完全沒有英國風,故事簡直是在哪發生都行嘛,害我這個英國狂感到非常失望...

在這裡先向 Miss LK 一家拜個早年。:)

Miss LK said...

Hi Min,

也祝福你廚藝課滿堂釆!
說到底、 真是身心平衡最重要:)

Hi fish,

我這輩子只有結婚時穿大蓬裙,感想是要上洗手間好麻煩啊! 難怪古典莊園女性蓬裙鯨骨下都要套件bloomer方便穿脫時行動不失禮。

fish家一定在構思年菜了吧? 祝龍年事事順心 :)

Miss LK said...

Hi MG,

趕快叫s買給你,當作是那天讓你餓肚子的賠禮 :)

來點掃興的... Flavia的作者Alan Bradley雖有一半英國血統,卻從未踏足英倫哩!不過他的敘事風格傳承Agatha Christie那種談笑間, 兇手水落石出:)

也要祝MG和S龍年更加相親相愛,萬事如意!

有碗話碗 Rice Bowl Tales said...

Miss LK,

我也說 V 很 naughty, 不單止吊你胃口,連我們的也一起吊著喔!

Monica Yalan Chang said...

我喜歡三不五時來你家看你的文章,還有你的art work,讓疲憊不堪的心靈有些許喘氣的機會! Keep the good work! and thank you for sending the package so fast!

Rgds
Monica

V said...

都是Jane啦,害我好緊張!Ok, 請開窗看 :)...a preview in my flickr album.

Miss LK said...

還是Jane有辦法, ㄧ留言V就招供! 不過好像還藏幾步... 這小姐可以去寫偵探小說 :)

Monica,
'讓疲憊不堪的心靈有些許喘氣的機會'真是太讓我感動了! 本來寫部落格不過記錄生活抒發心情, 竟然能帶給讀者小小快樂, 好榮幸! :)

V,
Oh, kismet! 原來V是我Etsy shop的主顧哩... 郵寄填地址時我看見MA心頭ㄧ動, 果真是V :)

Snow Queen在你掌鏡下少了清冷多幾許柔媚, 整個意境很boudoir, 若不是知道你早已婚, 會以為要辦喜事了呢!(你flickr代號又叫double delight :), 照片張張精采專業... 我看還有更大的驚喜在後頭!

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