Saturday, November 7, 2015

2015 Peranakan Convention

Babas being berated for pointing their feet at respectable senior Nyonya! Aiyoh, Tak seronoh!

Attending the Peranakan convention in Singapore I had with my stealth scribing kit! Z-fold 4 piece 2x1 foot board, a few flip charts and my Neuland marker pens. Unplanned and unannounced I decided to scribe flipchart size from my seat 3/4 way back in the hall. The flip chart I folded in thirds. And my backing board I used as a 2footx2 foot square.

Above you see my favourite moment captured. And below...

Facilitator realizing he is abnormal/ parish/ Peranakan at age 17, when mixing with other Singaporeans.

Some people so coy about revealing their dark secret: they are Peranakan!

Problems of serving old Bibiks at upmarket Peranakan Restraunts.

That back to front kebaya!
Chikek darah!

Bush Keluak ice cream mentioned as part of the creative/dare to innovate/re-invent spirit

My completed chart for session 1/3

Popped my chart on stage for fun

Chart 1/1
Language and identity
Is Baba language essential for being Peranakan?

Session 2/3 Business of being Peranakan. Viability and Sustainability.

Chart 3/3 in all of its glory. The Peranakan wish list: Core values of Peranakans.

Three ducks in a row
Displayed in White Hall during buffet lunch.

Friday, September 25, 2015

20150926 SGGR September 2015 meet up

Deliriously happy Singapore Based Graphic Recorders
At September 2015 edition of meetup.

Discussing DIY Z-fold graphic board

Two sizes shown, 3x 2x3 feet (x13 mm) unfolding to 3X6 feet
And 3x4feetx 2 2/3 feet unfolding to 4x8 feet.

Annie Lim (not Any How) DIY Carrier bag
The latest in handbag fashions...

Template for wire art
 from one line art post

Wire Art, intense concentration 

I can do it!

Loosing hairs from the stress of severe focus

Easy peasy

Ear rings!

Some of the handiwork

The loot.

The crazy people

Tea time

Water colours

Taking turns to scribble at the wall

Final touches

Snapshots of the perpetuators
Akin to Alcoholic Anonymous, some one quipped; the way they serially confess at each meeting their addiction to randomly making marks on walls.

That's what's it's all about! deconstructing a Chinese word that comprises grain, field and together.

Of boards and paper 

Highlights of wire art


The final chart

The final chart

Normally reknown for the high decibel output/shrieks of laughter, this group as densely silent during the wire art session: each intently focused on what they were doing. It was very rewarding to notice that sense of inner peace and achievement as the aluminum wire took shape. Although it was individual work, the wire art also fostered a sense of togetherness and connectiveness. 

Look out for announcement of SGGR meetup December 2015 edition.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Wire Art Formula One

My F1 WireArt

Original one line racing car

I was not satisfied with that example so I created my own one-liner

I created the template with blue tack and 30inch string on Lego board

Final product

Reversed for you to compare with brandX one-liner