RI and Connecticut weren’t part of our itinerary. We were at Boston and on the way back to New Jersey my uncle decided to take a detour. It’s roughly an hour or two away and it would be a waste to pass the opportunity to see these places. So far I’ve been to DC, Chicago and my home bases, NY and NJ. It would be nice to expand my state vocabulary.
If you’re wondering, these photos don’t necessarily describe Rhode Island. The houses and everyday living look absolutely different. Rhode Island is actually very nautical and colorful! Sadly I wasn’t able to take photos in the car. I was somehow exhausted from Boston. I felt pretty shameless for sleeping along the way to RI. If you have seen Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, it briefly sums up the aesthetic of Rhode Island and Connecticut. If I were to go back to the US, I’d definitely go back and explore more.
The Breakers was the first thing that came across my aunt and uncle’s minds when we decided to pass by Rhode Island. Most of the images below are from the mansion.
I think these houses are from Boston. Just passed by it on the way to the next state.
At the Vanderbilt Mansion. We only had 3 hours to spare and they felt this was an essential site to go through.
Normally you’re not allowed to take photos inside but it’s the Christmas season so the staff allowed visitors to take photos of the trees—just the trees! If you’re caught taking photos of anything else, you’ll be reprimanded. I swear, those guys, they breathe down your necks!
This is just the backyard. Even the sea is part of the backyard! The mansion is insane. I’ve never seen anything like it in real life. You can check the website to see what I’m talking about.
Me + wind. It was really chilly that day and you pretty much don’t have a choice, just brave it up. Even if you wear something thick, your head and hands get all the beating.
At Mystic Seaport Connecticut. At sunset.
Afterwards we ate good food from a nearby fancy restaurant. Connecticut is lovely (at least on the coastal side, since this is the only part I’ve seen). There’s something really nostalgic about it. Or maybe this is what I’m feeling because I only see this in the movies.
When I was in NY last December my aunt and uncle invited me to go on a road trip to Boston so at least I could see it before I leave. My aunt and uncle spoil me too much. They take me almost everywhere!! I think some of my fondest memories in the US are brought about by my stay with them. The ride from Northern NJ to Boston took about 4 hours. Just as they say, the East Coast is rich in history. Old architecture is always a feast for the eyes. Tons of photos under the cut, mostly reddish. Boston is very red!
I was working on this and my sister hijacked my playlist and made me listen to G-Dragon all throughout. Basically this hip deer is fueled by Korean hiphop.
Process! It’s almost done. Just need to tweak. :) For Crested Tees! I had fun doing these.
Hi everyone! Here’s my contribution to Lenovo x Camille Co Chronicles. I actually completed the work a few weeks ago in New York but I kept changing the design. I could be really indecisive sometimes. Modifying works digitally is really convenient—the possibilities are endless! All the more that I used a touchscreen desktop computer to work on this.
We asked how the overall image should look like so I followed some of our readers’ advice. Most of what was asked was to produce something dark, mysterious, involving flowers and animals to give that enchanted vibe. Here’s my take on it.
The elements like the flowers and outlines were worked on traditionally by hand. Then I scanned them and layered them onto Camille’s photo (shot by Joseph Pascual) on Photoshop. For the most part, I used my fingers to drag the images into place. In case you’re wondering, I used a Lenovo IdeaCentre A520 desktop (it looks like this, a very sexy piece of hardware). I love how working on it feels fast, organic and it gives you more control over your work. I hope you guys like the result!
Hey guys! Here’s a fun collab with @itscamilleco x #Lenovo! I’m currently working on the illustrations for Camille and Joseph’s shoot and would like to hear your suggestions on what to put on these gorgeous images. Comment below or Tweet with hashtags #Lenovo #CamilleChronicles. One lucky winner will win a Lenovo touch PC just like the one I’m using. Get creative!!!! I’ll keep posting WIPs. :) view the photos here: http://itscamilleco.com/2014/01/lenovo-x-camille-co-chronicles-part-2/
I did a short wip video of this on my Instagram. I’ll try to post process videos regularly! http://instagram.com/valerieannchua
Doing commissions at the studio. I only have until the 31st here. :( Just need to finish 2 more paintings then I’m out. I love clients who say “do whatever you like!!!” So nice of them. ;_;
FInd me at the center and you will find a gaze that is most cordial
3 Seasons, fog and rain
It’s my 5th month here in New York but I go home to a house near a forested area in northern New Jersey. Time flies fast, having fun or not. It’s a real treat to see the ever-changing landscape of a multiple-seasoned place. All of these photos were taken on the same street, the route to the bus stop.