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Rose from Blackpink doll

I read an article today about an Asian-American woman finding comfort and strength in Korean dramas, films and pop culture during this moment of anti Asian-ness, and I thought “copy that!” I’ve experienced a surge of joy and pride in my Korean-American identity while watching stories about Asian people in which the focus isn’t our exotic status; they are just stories. I’ve got a slightly different perspective as someone adopted into a Caucasian, Jewish family who has few Asian friends. Having the chance to write, make art and share creative ideas with you makes me a happy person. Hope you enjoy! Below are a sample of drawings, dolls etc that I’ve made over the years.

From left to right: flip doll of good mom/bad mom from the Penthouse Kdrama, dolls from It’s ok not to be ok, mr Queen, Crash Landing on You and Boys over Flowers (including bad mom/good mom doll)
crazy middle-class asian
a sign I wore one Halloween
Image quickly drawn on a ceramic plate. Main characters from one of my favorite Dramas, Crash Landing on You, set in North Korea and South Korea.
A “flip doll” I enjoyed making of the King from the Korean Drama, Mr. Queen. I recently read it’s a controversial drama for some Koreans based on some historical inaccuracies and other issues about the depiction of the historical period it is set in but I enjoyed it as someone less wed to Korean history.

My bulletin board of some inspirations/happy moments of my life-Korean teahouses I loved, street art escalator graffiti in San Francisco, kids’ notes to me, photo of police station i was left at in Seoul, Donald Trump scorpion shadow puppet i made, photos I cherish including mom and my two good friends, good rejection letter with penciled personal note on it from a literary journal I like, letter of recommendation I like from my recommender for my MFA application years ago, photo of friend and I at a treehouse exhibit a few days before due date and more. I like to update the board. See Post “My Life in Bulletin” for more.

a page from a book I made my kid before they were born re NYC
Sculpie of Kim’s Convenience characters
more roughly done Sculpies of Kim’s Convenience characters Jung and Kimchi
drawing of Anna Mae Wong, early Asian actress I admire

Just some drawings from my year plus of drawing every day

drawing from my flip book of drawings
trying out some color
Drawing of a photo of three Asian women. Need to find who did this photo and add it.

one of my kind of early drawings, a weak copy of Ingres

My drawing of an infamous photo of artist Marcel Duchamp playing chess with a naked lady, Eve Babitz. I was practicing drawing the nude body, something pretty new for me. Photo is by JulIan Wasser.

Coco Chanel
Camp Lo
Kim Jung-un at donut factory