It’s properly fall here in Seoul, and all the gorgeous colors have got me collaging again! Above is a rough little snip I made with painted papers I had prepared in the spring. How nice that the colors I made for spring blooms and vegetables worked for the fall as well.
I also edited a short little video of one of my fall walks and the behind-the-scenes of the collage making. I’ve boldly titled it “Seoul Studio Vlog” with the reasoning that since I don’t have a studio of my own, the whole city is my studio. In the video you might be able to spot my makeshift “standing desk” at home (a flat pack box set atop my laundry rack in my veranda). It’s a little more ghetto version of my Inktober setup.
Most of the clips in the video were of the leaves still on the trees, so I thought I’d add some photos of the ground scenery.
When I first came to Seoul, I was so impressed by these huge maple leaves. They don’t make ’em this big where I come from. I remember taking photos of them with my shoe for reference back then, and ten years later I’m doing the same thing. (Seriously though, are the maple leaves this big in your country?)
Finally, on Monday I received two pieces of snail mail from RAOC penpals. Both were coincidentally bird-themed, and I appreciated them very much. I was especially surprised and delighted to see the handmade one was inspired by one of my Inktober doodles!
I felt very flattered that one of my doodles inspired someone to create their own, and it was just the oomph and motivation I needed to start creating again. I may not be making commercial-level work yet, but it felt nice to know my work meant something to someone else.
Have a nice day!