Today is my daughter's birthday, so like any good father I made her an illustration of her riding her favourite toy over a city building blocks. Happy first birthday Maddy! I wonder what I'll draw for you next year.
Today is Hong Kong's National Day, so I thought it would be a great time to finally finish up a project that I started a few months ago.
Inspired by the work of Roger Hargreaves, the Land of Le Beef presents the 'Buildings of Hong Kong'. One thing that fascinated me about Hong Kong when I lived there was forest of great architecture that made up the city. Together they create the shape of the city, but individually they are each contain their stories. This is far from a complete list, but it contains a some of my personal favourites.
If anyone happens to be interested in owning piece of illustrated Hong Kong, prints of this will be available for purchase for a limited time -www.landoflebeef.storenvy.com
I think we can all agree that there is a lot of worthless stuff on the internet. But every once in while something comes along that cuts through the madness of it all, something so inspirational that it makes you stop and wonder about your place in the universe. This week I saw not just one, but two of these things:
1. A lone lizard decides to pick up a leaf, sits back against a log, and starts playing it like a classical guitar. We may never know what sweet music was in his heart, or what secret longing drew him to pick up the leaf in the first place, but one thing is for sure - there is beautiful music living in all of us.
2. A weasel jumps onto the back of a woodpecker, and they embark on an incredible journey together; the wind blowing on their faces as they soar through the clouds, and the ground passing beneath them like a movie reel. Where did the go? What did they experience? This brief and beautiful flight will someday be long forgotten, but for one extraordinary moment, the whole world was forever changed for these two creatures.