Happy New Year 2017!
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I grabbed this book in a book store when I was visiting Korea in 2014 to see my family and it is full of whimsical folk art from China, Korea and Japan. I love folk art from all around the world, especially Scandinavia, Russia and Africa. There are many designers who create modern styles based on their cultural influences or travels and I always wanted to create designs inspired by Korean folk art.
I submitted my design to the 51st Korean Design Exhibition for the first time and I am so happy that I had an opportunity to exhibit at Design Korea 2016 as a finalist. With limits of time and a long-distance delivery, I am grateful that the exhibition went well with my sisters help, but of course I wish I had been there to prepare for the show and look around at all of the other beautiful designs and products from other artists.
Expecting approximately 60,000 visitors this year at Design Korea, it is held in November every year.
A hanging strawberry planter for home last year turned into a happy drawing on a sunny day and ultimately became a beautiful Thank You greeting card on the shelves at Trader Joe's. I always loved to look at the greeting cards section at Trader Joe's, which has many illustrative selections. I am very happy that my designs are part of them.
I also received my Thank You Card samples for this fall 2016 season and they turned out wonderfully with the addition of a lovely quote on the front and inside.
"You bring a smile to my face and happiness to my heart."
I can't wait to send these cards to my loved ones.
Both cards are currently available at Trader Joe's.
Happy New Year 2016.
Cheers to a healthy and prosperous year ahead!
With the feeling of a blossoming year passing by, warm wishes for another fruitful year.
Hope you have a great holiday season!