Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It's Been an Owly Day

This is a scattered, random post, so be prepared for it! I'm quite a horrible writer. I blame my English for it, but actually, I sucked at writing in Korean too. I usually wait for a blog writing topic. However, there are new works to be posted, and I really can't think of anything interesting to talk about.

Above is a personal piece I made. Hyein owl with a vegan donut and the other owl with his Creemore Springs beer. Ooooh, I could use some vegan donuts right now. I haven't had them for more than half a year. I almost went to Seattle just to visit their vegan donut shop. I paid for bus and lodging and everything. That's a long story, let's move on...

Last Friday, I was invited to guest lecture at Sheridan College, my old school (Kickin' it Oldskoool, yo). What a surreal experience. Everything felt so familiar to me, I almost went to my old desk and sat there. My heart ached thinking about having an owly good time with my old classmates. And I sincerely missed my teachers. It's strange what "the right school" would do to you. I don't have happy nostalgic memories about my engineering school, and I purposely erased all my highschool memories. Sheridan College was just right: great teachers, good curriculum and life-long friends.

So I was very happy to give a talk at Sheridan. I love teaching, because I learn from students while doing so. As Randy Pausch said in his famous Last Lecture, "You are a great salesman so any company you work for will make you sell stuff. You might as well sell things that's worthwhile, like EDUCATION" Not that I'm a good sales person, but using my abilities to give someone hope is the greatest feeling. Also being an attention wh*re, having people listen to me is just beyond awesome. Thanks for all the Sheridan students who came to the lecture. You were very attentive and passionate, I loved it!
And of course, thanks to OCAD students who put up with me every week.

Somehow above paragraph turned into an Oscar speech.

Yesterday, I finally met one of my favourite illustrators, Aaron Leighton. What an honour! He was such a nice guy too.

For another completely unrelated topic, I am having another show in March.
This time, in the Big Apple! Oh, New York, how I love thee...

Date and Location:
March 6 - 29 '09 (March 6 is opening night, 6pm - 9pm) in New York.

Address for APW Gallery:
48-18 Van Dam St.
Long Island City, NY 11101

Gallery website: http://www.apwarts.com/


I've recently finished an editorial piece, stay tuned for the next post!

12 comments:

Wendy said...

Really you guest lectured at Sheridan? That's awesome! Oh the feeling of missing our old desks...I can relate!

Hyein Lee said...

:)
Yesh, Ms Ding!

Hieng Tang said...

ahh, such a cute piece.

Yuta Onoda said...

That was great to see you at Sheridan! and congrats on the show!

Britt said...

Hey, hey, when are we having tea again? I think this time we should hit the town. THE TOWN, HYEIN. NOT ME.

eunzi kim said...

unni! so cute!!! i love it!! hahahahah

chau said...

whatwhat! That is so awesome!!!
Congrats Hyein!!! =D

Hyein Lee said...

Hieng>> Thanks!

Yuta>> Thanks~ Glad you enjoyed the talk.

Britt>> Oh Britt. How can I not hit on you. I mean, seriously?!

Eunzi>> Thanks! Busy with school?

Chau>> Thanks. :D

Simon Kim said...

it's kinda late. thanks again. It was great speech.

pete ryan said...

amazing hyein!!!!

Peter Hong Chan said...

i heard about u guest lecturing recently, so cool! Congrats!

Very cute painting btw, great to hear u are doing well!

we should meet again sometime, well i will see you at the show soon!

liu liu said...

love your crazy monsters