Stayed home sick, so I made a mini-zine to vent. I sure hope I feel better tomorrow!
Archives for April 2016
Baby, believe me
And you had every chance
You destroyed everything that you love
If you don’t need me
Just let me go
– excerpt from “Flesh without Blood”
I’m so into Grimes’ (aka Claire Boucher) music lately. She’s just so talented and pretty much has free reign in her art. I’ve been listening to her songs non-stop and feel like I hear something new every time. But its gotten to the point where I can’t listen to it too much at work because I’m too entranced by her music. I want to sing along and hear all the intricacies of it. Haha, its just too good! I’m addicted.
She produces, sings, dances, plays multiple instruments, draws her own covers and posters, makes her own merchandise, directs her own music videos .. and injects her own ideas in everything she does. It’s all just so reminiscent of the DIY culture and genuine. I love it.
My favourite songs at the moment are Kill V. Main, Flesh without Blood and Oblivion. She made her start making music at 22, when she was introduced to Garageband by a friend. It’s cool how she started from very humble beginnings – from creating music in her bedroom with readily available tools to becoming a worldwide sensation. It leads to the message that making music is quite accessible these days. I guess creating music would be a pretty cathartic experience.
In the video below, we see Grimes performing at a KEXP session back in 2012. It’s almost magical seeing how she works. It’s gotta be one of the coolest things I’ve seen. If I had the intent to listen to her music earlier then I could have caught her performance at Laneway! I must attend her concert one day.
Her music videos have such an amazing aesthetic.
I need to make fan art sometime. (ﾉ^ヮ^)ﾉ*:・ﾟ✧
Flesh without Blood (2015)
Kill V. Maim (2016)
I’ve always been enamoured by Japanese snacks. The first time I entered Japan Mart, my eyes were delighted by the shelves of cute and quirky packaging. I loved how some of them had mascots. I loved how the hiragana was so cute and round. I loved how the graphic design was so different to the western designs I was so used to seeing. There seemed to be a charm that I could not explain. I was so happy walking up and down the aisles searching for the next cute character to pop around the corner. That alone could get me to buy something off the shelf.
When I was younger, I didn’t have much money to spend on such ‘luxury’ snacks. They were much more expensive than the ordinary snacks we see every day at the supermarket. So, the one time my Mum bought me Pocky with a cute illustration of a panda, I treasured the snack with great care. I carefully opened the package, trying not to ruin the box … and savoured every bite. I couldn’t bring myself to throw away the package because it was too cute, so I kept it for art inspiration.
Even now, it is quite difficult for me to throw away a package with cute illustrations on it. They just fill me up with such joy ;o; It’s also nice to try something different every now and then.
So after all that, I welcome you to my new series “Snack Corner” where I bring you a silly review of some snack and a silly cute drawing to go along with it! Yay, snacks ftw. I’m no food critic but whatever. Here’s goes nothing~