"Keep A Secret" (pencil on DIN A5 paper, 2010)
My office has moved to a new place, I got a new desk nearby the window, full of sun. Apparently it evokes my drawing senses (after a long, heavy sigh to best friends about losing the ability & chances). I drew series of tea cups, teaspoon, kettle, etc. I'm in the mood for tea time. With sugar cubes and milk. And gorgeous beau. And beautiful birdies *wink* (This is one of the design I'll launch for Mikisi Curiosities Etc. next year)
Beberapa minggu lalu tempat kerja saya pindah ke lokasi yang baru dan di tempat yang baru ini saya memilih meja yang dekat dengan jendela. Full tujuh matahari kalau siang. Ternyata tempat baru membuat saya semangat menggambar (setelah beberapa hari frustasi dan takut kehilangan kemampuan menggambar dan kesempatan-kesempatan ciamik). Saya menggambar banyak sekali cangkir, sendok, teko dan kawan-kawan. Mari minum teh, pakai gula satu sendok kecil dan susu manasuka. Ini hanya satu dari sekian gambar yang akan saya lansir untuk Mikisi Curiosities Etc. tahun depan.
Recently in love with screen print. Made new limited art prints on coffee stained paper. Been a very good friend of screen stripper, I met and smell 'em every morning. Hope you're okay, dear lung.
Sedang keranjingan menyablon, hampir setiap hari percobaan gagal dan coba lagi. Mencuci screen adalah bagian tersulit, lebih sulit daripada membuat film dan menggesut rubber. M3 dan Seritrip adalah sahabat baik saya setiap pagi, disertai bunyi "ngik ngik ngik" Kata bapak saya, sekarang saya punya anjing peliharaan kecil di kamar mandi.
screen print guru
printed on coffee stained paper
These beautiful birds by some talented etsians somehow reminds me that I should draw more birdies in 2011. Or at least within few remaining days of 2010. I made one yesterday. I intentionally set Geninne's art works aside of this mood board, since I could put all her birdies here and put no other artisan.
Last weekend Mikisi struck back in bazaar "Pasar Hellofest7" by Hellomotion Academy after hiatus. I'm so glad Julian was in town until christmas (or please longer). We launched new items "Pouch don't be pouty" and new notebook designs. I am so glad Jules took the pictures of it first before it sold out. There were so many surprises among the crowds, most of our customers are male!
Senangnya bisa kembali melapak di bazaar, apalagi bazaar besar seukuran "Pasar Hellofest 7" ini. Saya juga senang sekali karena Julian bisa hadir di Jakarta. Pengunjungnya luar biasaaaaaaa ramainya, seperti bubaran tujuh bioskop dalam satu waktu. Ajaibnya, banyak pembeli yang malu-malu membeli produk kami, hingga dua-tiga kali mampir baru benar-benar membeli. Juga, kebanyakan dari mereka adalah laki-laki.
Do you own plain fabrics that needs to be embellished? Sew a patch above it. It is suitable for your lunchbag, backpack, totebag, jacket, skirt, pencil case or anywhere plain.
Buat yang suka sama gaya tembel-tembelan di jaket, tas, selimut, kantong tempat makan, tempat pensil, Mikisi punya emblem yang cukup besar dan bisa dipotong sesuai selera. Belum diuji coba di jaket jeans kesukaan saya sih, tapi pasti sablonan Julian, partner saya itu, tahan lama. Sudah terbukti dengan emblem gambar angsa di jaket jeans saya.
My partner in crime, co-owner of Mikisi, Julian, has been in a really good mood of screen printing. Thank god he's returning home, no longer in Yogya (the Merapi's erruption, remember?). He's spending his time with his cute cousin, cooking "sego pecel" and screen-printing. These are my old drawings, he turned it into pouches.
My first year of painting and drawing was heavily influenced and encouraged by the dynamic couple Travis Millard and Mel Kadel. In one of their reply (I remembered, she sent me a very-inspiring email before the exhibition Sumbu Roda, Yogyakarta, February 2008) she said about not to worry of having small works, I could fill the whole wall with bunch of assorted size drawings. Having a large canvas (or wall) doesn't mean we have to fill them up to the max. And her tools, .005 micron pen, is one of my favorite drawing tools until now. I have 3 black micron with the same size and blue and green in .02 size.
Wish I could have an altar to display their works.
I was thinking of reusable envelope and how I go to the post office, then Julian drew, sewed and screen-printed the idea to these babies.
(come in size of A5 with buttons to keep everything in the right place)
It has been months since last my birthday. I forgot to maintain my blog the way it used to be, but now I feel it has to come out. It's probably not a biggest birthday bash you have ever known, but somehow I really grateful the way I am now.
Here's my (open) note to them (in Bahasa Indonesia, but worry not there's the translation below):
Feransis, Julian dan Ika sayang,
Terima kasih atas semua hadiah hebatnya, ya teman-teman. Aku tidak akan mengukurnya seperti petugas bandara menghitung besar dan beratnya koperku kemarin, karena pasti timbangannya rusak untuk menghitung seberapa banyak kesabaran, pengertian, semangat dan cinta yang telah kalian berikan.
Terima kasih banyak.
(Feransis, Julian & Ika darling,
Thank you for these marvelous presents. I would never measure it like the airport guy did to my luggage the other day, by size or weight. If it's so, they must be having a big time in measuring how much love, courage, understanding, and patience all of you have given.
Thank you so much.
From Feransis (handmade fish glass coasters and his robot art print)
From Julian (bookshelf curtain, fabric envelope, Mikisi stamp, Mikisi pouches -will shown in separate post)
Who could resist a bowl of tasty chicken broth with noodles, seaweed and spring onions? Even my mother, or I called her "Ibu", would do a very long walk to get her delicious ramen. Last Sunday, I don't know for sure what kind of evil that got into her and possessed her feet. She asked me if I would go eating out with her and went by a bus. Walked from our porch to the bus shelter at 10 AM, I caught a glimpse of her "help-me-I'm-out-of-breath", then I hailed a taxi. Our bus trip was cancelled.
Never mind the bus trip, we went by feet to my favorite ramen house (usually go there with Ms. V and Mr. Frnss). Beyond my expectation, she loved it very much and she ordered a plate of scrumptious gyoza before we asked for the note. As she sipped her hot lemon tea, she shrieked. She found a strand of hair inside it. Euwh. Then she promised herself never ordered another drink besides the iced water (which is free).
Rainy afternoon has been a really good friend of mine in last days of October. Mr. Rain, please introduce an acquaintance of mine, Mr. Shugo Tokumaru. He succeed in making my afternoon brighter and shine with laughter, though I have to walk under the rain for few kilometres before I catch the bus. I find myself really enjoy knitting Möbius strip cowl now. Not finished yet, but sure do within week.
(images via INDIE 2.0)
Anyone, please set me up on a date with him.
Aku rindu es kopi di kota ini.
Begitu banyak warung kopi, tetapi tidak satupun menyediakan es kopi.
Apakah warga kota ini tidak suka makan sayur?
Karena sulit sekali menemukan menu sayur di lautan ikan, cumi-cumi dan kepiting.
Kota ini memang berbeda dengan kota tempat tinggalku,
namun aku suka sekali menghirup udara kota ini di pagi hari.
Matahari pukul enam pagi sudah sangat terang di sini,
tidak heran banyak muda-mudi yang sudah duduk di dermaga.
Seorang polisi membantuku menyeberang di depan rumah sakit menuju pantai.
Kuucapkan "terima kasih," polisi itu hanya diam.
Mungkin tidak banyak yang berkata seperti itu di kota ini,
karena semua mobil dan motor melaju seakan tidak memiliki rem.
Pada awalnya teman-teman baruku bingung, apakah aku laki-laki atau perempuan.
Aku baru saja memangkas rambutku lebih pendek
dan selama di sana aku memakai celana kargo dan t-shirt.
Sayang teman, kalian tidak melihatku di pantai ini.