Tuesday, December 29, 2015

075: Montana dreaming

August, was a busy month, that's why I'm so thankful for taking some time in Montana with Alex. When I arrived there was something magical going on with the weather- rainstorms and a bright sunset.
  My favorite moment included a little guinea named Willow. She's sort of the most beautiful guinea pig, I'm sure of it.

The Living History Museum is breathtaking, it's a dream. Textiles, raw textures, paper dolls, and a beautiful garden (sunflowers!). If you're in Bozeman, I highly suggest checking this place out and getting a feeling for what it was like back in the day. Best of all it's free! and the best things in life are free.

I didn't realize it at the time of making this, but it captured the sweet, really natural and serene feeling that I got in Bozeman, MT.
 This year was a lot about exploring different drawing techniques and approaches, I've definitely come to a revelation- organic/natural with graphic/patterns- these are the types of images I really enjoy making and feel accomplished making. It's refreshing trying new forms of art making, something I haven't done in a long time. I think we get stuck when we do the same things over and over again; getting out of that we can discover things about ourselves.


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

074: Many the miles

It's been a while, hasn't it? I've been moving (HI, AZ, MT, MI, CA) and playing... a lot. I'm finally getting a chance to settle down and make a post. In the past year I've completed 700 miles of the Arizona Trail (AZT); truly one of the most unexpected challenges of my life thus far. I've been honored with the endearing trail name "Happy Tree" which is a reference to painter and television host, Bob Ross. Then I made the move to California for a nice bit of change, making art non-stop and meeting wonderfully-inspiring artists. 

My adventures this year made a huge impact on the images I created later in the year. Owls, cacti and desert creatures. Here are two, more soon. And above? snapshots along the AZT.

You can get a head start on some of the work I've been making on my Instagram @kimiewng

OK! hugs.

Oh! and check out the new songs that Xander Clinthorne created!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

073: Summer In Progress

Hope you all are having a fantastic summer!
Here's a work in progress :) Can't wait to see the end results!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

072: Hei: Published!

(Cover art by Solomon Enos)
 Last year, I received a copy of the much anticipated book, Hūlili Volume 8: Hei: Hawaiian String Figures: Hawaiian Memory Culture and Mnemonic Practice.  I produced several illustrations for the article by Kalani Akana, that were published in the volume. Here are some photos of the final product!
Find my illustrations from pages 45-70!

You may also view more of my illustrations and other articles published in the volume at: http://www.ksbe.edu/spi/hulili.php


Sunday, May 25, 2014

071: SBP Greetings from New York Cont.





Brooklyn Art Library
I can finally cross of Brooklyn Art Library off my bucket list :)
A charming space holding the largest collection of sketchbooks! Get a free library card and with every sketchbook you view, they'll give you an extra sketchbook to look at!
 I was reunited with my first SBP, Hope, and even got to see Time & The Way We Travel (includes a 2page spread of my illustration) being sold.
If by any chance you are stopping by Brookly Art Library, ask for call number 234.55-3. for Greetings from New York.

Monday, April 28, 2014

070 SBP Greetings from New York! Cont.

Times Square on New Years Eve
Crossing off the ball drop from my bucket list :)

I chose to include some of the places I ate at during my trip. My favorites were:

Shake Shack: I think this is my all-time favorite burger. I crave it all the time....
Lexington Candy Shop: Old-fashion smoothies and Coca-Cola! It was so delicious and if you sit at the bar, the owner might show you how its all made!
Argo Tea: Did someone say White Frostea Chocolate drink?!?! One of my favorite tea drinks.
Takashi: Calf's Brain Cream (in a tube), Testicargot, Soft-Boiled Egg en Cocotte...yum.

If you ever get a chance, definitely check these yummy places out!