Love, Lydia - Notes from a geeky, plus sized artist.: Day 14

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Day 14

Hello everyone!

So today I've been busily working on some new pieces.  Nothing completed yet, but I should have a piece or two to post tomorrow.    I sent out a press release to CCAD since they like to know what their alumni are up to.  And I've been doing some work on my computer since it's been having some sound issues.  I'll try one last fix before heading to bed for the night.

Otherwise I've been reading through Volume 5 of A Bride's Story by Kaoru Mori (A Christmas gift from my mom), which has beautiful manga illustrations and a sweet set of stories.  It's set mainly around a young bride in Central Asia in the 1800s, but there's some side story that follows the travels of an English doctor.  He travels the silk road from east to west and there are other stories about brides and their respective families and cultures along the way.  Apparently this post is very fitting since according to Wikipedia volume 6 of the books was published (only in Japan sadly) just today!  Here's a link to a lovely blog post (probably? It's in Portuguese from the looks of it) I found with some great images from the Bride's Story series as well at the artist's earlier Emma: a Victorian Romance -  I really enjoy all the attention to details and exquisite patternwork involved.  She's great about being historically accurate as well, which is wonderful.  Even if you don't like manga her series may surprise you with their charm.

Well, I'm off to continue my computer repair attempts.  More tomorrow!
Love, Lydia


  1. Letting the school know what you're up to. Hm. Theres some merit in that idea certainly.

    Good Heavens! Those are quite detailed illustrations indeed!

    1. I have a deep appreciation for detailed work...even though illustration isn't exactly what I do. I just can't help being drawn in to beautiful patterns and intricately fleshed out scenery. It might be a bit of a's definitely something I wouldn't mind adding into more of my own work as I feel like the process of creating pieces with parts with these kinds of qualities can be meditative.