Brief Thought on Patterns

I like being all William Morris was known to be, a textile designer, a poet, novelist and social activist, yet I am not a huge fan of the English traditional textile any more, after flipping through a 2-inch thick William Morris catalogue. It is like listening to a posh English saying 'no',  in all the possible forms, as 'I wish' 'I would' or 'I appreciate....' instead of a 'NO'. 


Harmonious and precise, served from the Royal College of Needlework, dreadfully mid/upper class. 


At a recent practice and research, I took the basic checkered tiles and a simple diamond shape with brushings into 4 directions. No more ornaments, but fully instructive. Especially when dealing with an anonymous head, where would Hitchcock or Kubrick put it? 

Head Found on Orange Checkered Tiles - Feb 2017 

Head Found on Orange Checkered Tiles - Feb 2017 

Filipino Colour Impression

Having hopped 3 island in the Philippines for 3 weeks, and had 1 week catching up with work/emails/conferences/being annoyed, I am finally able to sit down and look into the colours of the wonderful vacation. That being said, I did cut 1 video for each island together with Herr AG, during which I selectively put colour-harmonious clips together, even it was not easy as a result of the bad 'auto white balance' setting. 

Here are some impressions: 

GREEN #1 - Palm trees in the sun

GREEN #2 - Palm trees cloudy

BLUE #1 - Côte & Ciel in a perfect sunny afternoon

BLUE #2 - Côte in son of a bitch of an afternoon

XXX - Appetite suppressing ice-creams

Being a twisted Chinese perfectionist, I have always been very critical about the videos when people asked, this should have given people an awkward second of 'oh, she does not like this topic, how do I continue this conversation.'  

In the videos, Herr AG proudly showed some amazing colours captured under water, which I hesitate to include in my palette, for them not being my impression. But please feel free to take a look :)