02 February 2010









comme des garçons spring 2010

i took out my shodo (japanese calligraphy) set that my mum sent me in a care package 4 years ago. shodo was something i actually continued to do the longest out of all of my extra curricular activities. i think for a good 12+ years (that's 50% of my life). and i do remember that at one point, my teacher's master in japan had carved a personalized stamp for me for passing a certain degree. at the time it was one of those things where you dreaded going on a friday evening after school for a few hours and never really understood what this time and practice can mean in your life. of course, winning a few awards with this and attaining a rank in this can be a great feeling, but to never quit something is another thing to be proud of.

my mum and recently, someone who i truly respect (who will be anonymous here..) said to me

'continual efforts are a prerequisite to success'

so true.

9 comments:

Matthew said...

Eri,

This post truly moves me; I resonate with the idea there is something to be said for sticking through with a task. I also love how you used some of the old with new.

Hope you're keeping well <3

Shoot, bang.

O_o

Blue Floppy Hat said...

The illustrations are beautiful. I'm no aesthete, but I really love the delicacy of your drawings and the way the ink looks with them- so solid and dark.

I used to be fascinated by ink as a child, when I did calligraphy- one of my favourite pastimes was dropping ink into water, one drop at a time, watching it swirl till the water was too murky to see through.

kiosklove said...

TALENT!!

Marie Montage said...

gorgeous blog you have here, it's inspiring in itself. words to live by.

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Taryn Andre said...

ahh your illustrations are super amazing.

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Suzanne said...

O wow..! These are absolutely mesmerizing! I love the way you've mixed the black and the vibrant colours.

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