10 year · Art

Project: 10 Year #83

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Project: 10 Year

2015

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My eleven-year-old dog (now fourteen) was scared of everything.  He used to bark at everyone visiting the house who he didn’t know.  When I was living with him and my folks, I didn’t know how to train dogs.  I tried to stop him from barking but it never worked.

When my husband went over to my folk’s house for the first time, my dog was barking at his every movement.  I put my dog between my husband and me.  He was shivering so hard but about a half hour later, he stopped shivering and finally lay down and relaxed.

After that day, he never barked at my husband and my brother in law.

During training and when he was still scared of being close to my husband, I took a picture of the two.  My husband made a funny yet evil face.  My dog looked like he was pretending didn’t know about the evil behind him.
Around this time, Chungae stream (청계천) had colorful decorations.  I like these kinds of touches in cities.  If we don’t have them, cities would be so boring.

I’m planning to visit Korea later this year.  I can’t wait to see my dog.

10 year · Art

Project: 10 Year #39

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Project: 10 Year

2010

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I used to be a tomboy.  From elementary school until early high school, my hair was always short.  Even after I started growing my hair longer, I had to cut it short from time to time.  When I first met my husband I could tie my hair in a very short ponytail.  I don’t know why I decided to grow it so long, but I didn’t cut it for about two years.

My hair got so long that it was pretty heavy for me.  I wanted to cut it.  Then I remembered I saw something about donating hair somewhere.  I found an organization in Korea that collecting donated hair and make wigs for pediatric cancer patients.  I asked my husband to cut my hair and sent to the organization.  It was my first hair donation and since then I’ve been regularly donating.

In Korea, this bible quote is very popular.  Most people know about it even if they are not Christians.

‘Do not let your right hand know what your left hand does.’

I agree with this quote most of the time.  But I talk about hair donation fairly often to others.  Many people don’t know they can help kids with their hair.  I think it should be a very common thing.  Many of us, especially girls, grow hair out and cut it so many times throughout the lifetime.  If we always consider donating the wasted hair, we could help so many kids who need them.

After cut my hair, my husband posed with it like pigtails.  We went out to drive later that day.  I felt so light.  My lifted mood made me enjoy the driving even more.

I went to a hair salon in Korea shortly after.  The hair designer was surprised how well he cut my hair.

I’m growing my hair for my 4th donation.  I think maybe late this year or early next year I can cut it again.  I’m very much looking forward to donating my hair and having short hair again.

10 year · Art

Project: 10 Year #38

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Project: 10 Year

2010

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On another one of our driving days, we saw a pretty big bridge from far away.  We decided to go and check it out.  I have a fear of heights.  I can’t even jump from something such as a desktop or something.  When we were in Hawaii, we went to a small waterfall and jumped from a cliff.  It took me about 30 minutes till finally jumped into the water.

On the bridge, I tried not to look down.  But it’s always hard not looking down from such place.  I was pretty happy that I was on it though.  I posed like I accomplished something big.

It was nice early summer.   Everything was so bright and vivid.  Bright sunlight reflected on the white wildflowers and made them shine.  I want to visit this bridge again someday.

10 year · Art

Project: 10 Year #37

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Project: 10 Year

2010

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Many days when we drove through mountain roads, the weather was either cloudy or rainy.  We loved hearing rain hitting the windshield while listening to nice music.  One mountaintop had an observatory.  It was too foggy so we couldn’t see much of the view.  The surrounding area was so beautiful though.  All the thin tall trees were hiding and sticking out in the fog.

One night the rain was pouring hard.  We were driving next to a river.  We saw so many small rocks on the road.  Shortly after, we realized that those were not rocks but frogs.  It was a horrifying experience.  We felt so bad.  We still talk about those innocent frogs that died that night from time to time.

I’d name the drawing of my husband as ‘The frog killer’.

10 year · Art

Project: 10 Year #36

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Project: 10 Year

2010

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One time we drove along a route, we ended up at a dinosaur museum in the middle of nowhere.  We didn’t go in but took some pictures with a tyrannosaurus statue.  We took the route many times more and every time we reached the museum, we stopped and took pictures again with the same statue.  I played around with this brachiosaurus-like statue.  I tried to pose my hands like tyrannosaurus’ feet but failed.

I love seeing small shrines in the middle of mountain roads.  They usually have something red and they are very eye-catching among green trees.

10 year · Art

Project: 10 Year #35

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Project: 10 Year

2010

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When we were in Hawaii, it rained for the half the trip.  But we still wanted to go to a beach.  We attempted to go in the water but it was too cold.  We just hung out on the sand.  Because of the weather, we had the beach almost to ourselves. It was pretty nice hanging out at a quiet beach.  When we were about to head back, he took some sand in a bag.  I brought it with me back to NJ and moved it to a glass bottle.  We still have the sand from Hawaii.

In Hawaii, we rented a yellow jeep.  A Jeep is one of my favorite cars and I loved the yellow color on it.  Even with the cloudy sky, I enjoyed driving around the island with my husband in my favorite car!

10 year · Art

Project: 10 Year #33

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Project: 10 Year

2010

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After my husband got a car, we went for a drive almost everytime we got a chance.  We don’t like crowded places but love to see new things.  Driving around is perfect for us.  We drove around the countryside of Japan without a map or GPS.  Many times we just followed one road without a destination.  One time we ended up at the top of a mountain.  Even though there was no snow where we started, the top had quite a bit of it.  We took some pictures and continued driving down the same road.  On the opposite side of the mountain, we arrived at a small town with many tiny vineyards.  Unknowingly, we discovered a great grape town!

Art · Road Trip 2015

Idaho to Washington

Project: Road Trip 2015  (Selected drawings of 282.)

Idaho to Washington.

I hope you enjoy my drawings and if you want to see all 282drawings, and read my artist statement, please visit my website.  http://hwanlee.com

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Hwan.

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Art · Road Trip 2015

Colorado to Idaho

Project: Road Trip 2015  (Selected drawings of 282.)

Colorado to Idaho.

I hope you enjoy my drawings and if you want to see all 282drawings, and read my artist statement, please visit my website.  http://hwanlee.com

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Hwan.

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Art · Road Trip 2015

Wyoming to Colorado

Project: Road Trip 2015  (Selected drawings of 282.)

Wyoming to Colorado.

I hope you enjoy my drawings and if you want to see all 282drawings, and read my artist statement, please visit my website.  http://hwanlee.com

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Hwan.

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Art · Road Trip 2015

South Dakota to Wyoming

Project: Road Trip 2015  (Selected drawings of 282.)

South Dakota to Wyoming.

I hope you enjoy my drawings and if you want to see all 282drawings, and read my artist statement, please visit my website.  http://hwanlee.com

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Hwan.

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Art · Road Trip 2015

Ohio to South Dakota

Project: Road Trip 2015  (Selected drawings of 282.)

Ohio to South Dakota

I hope you enjoy my drawings and if you want to see all 282drawings, and read my artist statement, please visit my website.  http://hwanlee.com

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Hwan.

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