I only miss you when I’m Breathing.. aaah.

Hand lettered in ink on paper and digitized caption “I only miss you when i’m breathing”

Proceeding with song lyrics…

Today’s song is “Breathing” by Jason Derulo. I’m all for listening to mainstream radio and pop music at the moment, so, sorry this is all you get guys.

🙂

But I do like the lyrics of this song, and you can listen to it here.

I have felt like I miss someone like, as I’m breathing, every second. I know lots of people who have felt the same, so this gooey romantic piece goes for all of us 🙂

Not necessarily suffering, though. You can still miss and love someone without the pain and the drama, just sheer joy and sweet blues when you are not around them. (You know I like to keep things light’n’happy, come on.)

So, enjoy today’s drawing!

Cheers and happy week!

xx

Imagine…

OK, I know lately I’ve been into “you’re amazing” and “always know you can” and be happy  and self-help stuff and bla bla…

I can easily say that I am not hardcore into these kind of stuff. But, (and that is a BIG but) I *know* you can improve a lot and achieve much better when you follow common sense and embrace an open mind.

Whenever I come across a self-help book, (you know it, I have read a dozen of those!) I immediately search the substructure of the whole idea. Be it the author, the geographics, the politics or the economic culture behind it, IF I find a connection that touches my heart and appeals to me, that means the *method* is right. Speaking of which, I am not into “methods” at all. To me, the ultimate positive thinking is really, really embrace the momentary situation you are in. Be content with it. Be content with yourself. Everything is not going to be okay, Everything is OK right now. I mean what excuse are you going to come up with to prove me wrong? Deep in everyone’s heart, I know all kinds of thinking and perceiving are positive, anyway.

The human nature is thought to be incapable. We practice our incapabilities everyday through media, health system, even through politics. The fact can not be further from it, the human race is capable of great things.

This is not faith, not a new age philosophy, nothing with a fancy label. Just common sense.

Anyways:) Enough with the seriousness, here is today’s drawing,

Remember: You CAN Imagine!!!

Don’t let you hold back yourself 🙂

Cheers!

“You can Imagine “hand lettered with ink and digitized

You think you are Special?

"you think you are Special?" hand lettering in color

Although this might come off as “so you think you’re something, huh?” it actually is not. It’s merely a poking question where I am intentionally asking if you think you are special.

I always thought anyone is special, in their own way.

I mean, someone may have talent in music, some in painting, some in maths, and some in people skills. Some even may not know it until they are grown up, but one must never lose faith and hope in means of discovering their own spark.

I studied Advertising and PR in university, but I always dreamed of designing and drawing and creating stuff. Whether you are a curator or a collaborator or the artist himself, It’s so important to “create” something in a world where nearly all people consume and drain all resources.

Not that I don’t do it from time to time 🙂

Anyway, this piece goes for everyone who may or may not think they are special, because I know you are!

happy weeks! xx

 

 

Art! Do you think this one is?

"Art is what you can get away with" lettering in pink, yellow, purple and red, on pink cotton t-shirt

A famous quotation by Andy Warhol, “the pop art king” per se, contributed in numerous speculations about contemporary art, classic art and a little bit of mockery about “naked men sitting on rocks”. For me, Art has no rules, what pleases the eye, is worthy of display and/or usage.

Some die hard scholars might disagree, that the classic form of effort bearing art with golden rules and whatnot deserves all the credit, while a mere soup can is unworthy of any attention.

But Typography and lettering came a looooong way from what they have been, too.

So has illustration and digitally altered imagery. They used to be all rules and they got evaluated as “good” and “bad” but now, universally, most types of “art” is appreciated. Even to the point where uneven, unclassified, material-free installations are applauded by art experts.

I, myself consider this t-shirt a work of art! What do you think, does it aesthetically please you?

Here are more “Art” for you to have a wonderful week!

I’d love your feedback.

and this.

Cheers!

xx

Bang bang!

For those of you who are as keen on classic songs as me, this print goes for them.

I used to love the soft voice Nancy Sinatra, but I do appreciate the lyrics, so every cover is fine for me ! The original of the song is by Cher, written by Sonny Bono and released in 1966.

You can listen to this beautiful song here.

Although it is a sad song, it bears some kind of romance and beauty. Anyways, I like the lyrics, a lot, and due to the fact that I illustrate quotes I find meaningful, this fits perfectly.

Have a nice week everyone and enjoy!!

It’s almost Easter !

Easter Eggs painted

Ok, Everyone LOVES the holiday season! Somebody saying they don’t love holidays is just lying. No matter how long the holiday is, or what are we celebrating, it is always a good cause to spend some quality time relaxing and dining with family and friends.

I am not a christian, but I have A LOT of friends who are, and we always had a blast getting to celebrate triple holidays. CELEBRATE ALL THE HOLIDAYS!

Of course, as in everything, my researcher self came out in this one as well, and I looked up the mythology and history of easter. In the jeopardy of contrasting myself above, holidays are a pinch important relying on their meaning and histories, as well.

Turns out, the tradition of giving out colored eggs in Easter goes back to Anglo-saxon mythology. The Saxon goddess Eostre found a wounded bird and transformed it into a hare, so that it could survive the winter. The hare found out that it could lay eggs, so it decorated these eggs every spring to give to the goddess as a gratitude offering.

The more recent fact is that Eggs are forbidden during Lent, and when the holidays come over, it’s like a treat we have been keeping ourselves from for so long.

Intresting, i find !

The original eggs first given on easter were birds’ eggs, than today we customized this to hard boiled chicken eggs.

Then in 20th century, as chocolate became more widespread, the candy companies took this marketing advantage and started making chocolate eggs as an easter gift.

As a designer, I can say that this specific “canvas” has lot of room for creativity and versatility!

I just love the way they look 🙂

Meanwhile, enjoy more eggs!

I wish everyone a happy holiday and hope you get to spend it the way you expect !

xx