This series was done for a travel blog – @ViaBangkok
Check out her website: http://viabangkok.com/
My trip to Hong Kong was an extremely tedious experience and that has nothing to do with the country itself. The fair that we attended was awfully quiet and exhausted us before we could even go out and experience the local lifestyle.
Up until the last day. We decided after the fair was over that we would go and explore the Central area a bit and we ended up at this lifestyle multi-brand building called ‘PMQ’. This was a standard apartment transformed into a hub for artisan and hand crafted brands. Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in little boutique products. Though it is your typical collection of designer brands put together in one building, I stumbled across a store called ‘Open Quote’ with beautiful graphics and obviously ended up buying myself a few postcards of the designer’s illustrations.
The designer, who also owns the store, is called Ricky Lai and had some of his past works on display as well. His use of lines is wonderfully fine and formed beautiful figures from his experiences I would presume. These pictures do not do his work justice as I was rushed out of there soon after with our limited time and what not; I would suggest you have a look at his website or better yet buy his book if you are interested. Links below.
So I have recently just finished a book ‘The Happiness Project’ by Gretchen Rubin. It does sound like one of those inspirational ‘lets try real hard to gain happiness in our lives’ type of book and I definitely had doubts when I first started reading it (it was a gift from a friend). However, the reality is, the book is almost like her personal diary, blog if you may, where she shares her experience on how she improved her life through little changes. Nothing radical or drastic like going to a meditation retreat, moving to a different country or re-organizing current relationships.
I am not a good writer and this I have been told by a lot of people, so I am not going to write a lot. All I want to say is that there is a point that she makes about gaining happiness through the process of growth. That’s it – that’s all it is. If we have something to learn, a passion we want to pursue, a challenge we want to overcome, I suggest we get on it! Isn’t that literally what we are here to do. Grow as people, whether it is educational, spiritual, physical or in any other forms you have in mind for yourself. Just keep growing and questioning, because once you grow a little you will always want to keep growing. That feeling is pure joyous and definitely makes you feel like you have accomplished something in life. I have been trying a few little things myself :-)
Just want to end it with – thank-you everyone for all your support, I keep drawing because it makes me better at what I do and your support has been extremely encouraging! Also if you want to actually read good inspirational things about happiness head on over to her blog or read her book! —-> https://gretchenrubin.com/
A glimpse of the trees I fell in love with in Canada.
I have never seen trees this intricate, it was incredible.
These are 5-10 minute illustrations, travel drawings at its finest.