A personal book project
"My first self-designed and self-published printed journal. It's a love letter to my dearest family and friends, and an intimate recollection of the places I have traveled and lived.
They enrich my life, making me a much better human being."
As a spontaneous idea to keep my creative energy during quarantine life active, useful and enjoyable, I started a simple craft project sending hand drawn postcards to my friends overseas while sheltering in Melbourne, Australia from March through April 2020.
Let yourself run away with your feelings. You were made so that someone could love you. Let them love you. Everything I know about love by Dolly Alderton
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. Marcus Aurelius
The sheltering sky
Everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really… The Sheltering Sky Paul Bowles
Island in the sun
Life is a gift, and you have to do something with it. You have to be grateful for what we are given. Agnes b.
The world is sinking we are celebrating. VICE
I love penguins, for they walk like they’re going to hug someone. Fathima Shamla
This booklet is the second phase of the project –
a collection of 20 select postcards;
a curated series of essays on the backstories of time,
travel and love behind the drawing of each card.
The book represents the very personal art healing process of mine to reconnect with myself and regenerate during the pandemic. It’s an experiment with how an individual can stay optimistic, share positivity and explore new possibilities alongside uncertainty.
A special gift of the unexpected pause in life;
A process of art therapy that sheltered me during downtime;
A creative approach that turned negative impact of COVID into positivities and new possibilities;
And an on-going book design experiment >>>
Handcrafted in Melbourne 2020
imagined, edited, designed
in Melbourne, Australia,
first edition printed by Little Print
A digital version is available
online at ISSUU.
Officially selected by
Melbourne Art Book Fair 2022
A limited edition of official copy is launching soon this year, including gift postcard and a personalized perfume inspired by my beachside living in Melbourne.
18cm(w) x 24cm(H)
124 pages color print on
Dutch white (Cover) & munken paper