Instead of a bad photoshop job, I did something just to play around.

Was looking at Japanese design the other day. Boy, do they really know how to do simplicity + communication effectively. Saw a project someone did where the text was actually nature, and it inspired me. I set about on photoshop to figure out how to do it.

Amazing that I’ve learned so much – exponentially more – since I quit studying.

On another note, let me digest some pretty tough stuff i’ve been chewing on mentally for a while. I’ll blog soon about this ‘life’ thing.

much love,

– sTree Letters copy


Hey everyone,


As I mentioned before I had the honour of working with the upcoming author Mariella Hunt in creating a cover for her debut book Dissonance. I’ve been part of a secret group eagerly awaiting TODAY to reveal the cover as the time for her to be published draws nearer every day – so here we go!


11263021_1496294130625904_7468147739518225143_n Dissonance Cover Img Front Dissonance Cover Img


Mariella has been one of my most faithful friends since we first ‘met’ on a chat forum through NaNoWriMo, and we’ve kept in touch and sent care packages to each other no matter where in the world we are. We have yet to meet in person, which is a really strange thing…technology these days!


Feel free to take the image with description and repost on your Instagram to spread the word about Mariella’s undying passion for writing and her guts to pursue what she loves with everything she’s got!! I know I would definitely appreciate it just as much as she would!


Thanks everyone for being so supportive in MY creative endeavours as well – without this support I would never have met such beautiful people like Mariella. Art is a difficult world to be in, and we wouldn’t be able to continue without some extra reinforcement. Mariella, thank you so much for sticking by my side always and never giving up on me – and for being a night owl so I can text you during the day here in Hong Kong and know you’ll answer immediately! Keep going, sista, go hard and show ’em what you’ve got!

Bad Photoshop Job #002

This piece was largely inspired by the same person as BPJ#001.

I forgot how it came about. Probably talking about how messy something is.

Finally here it is in reality.

“UFO landing in a pool of frogs”

You’re welcome.

– s

[ more intellectual content coming soon. i promise. ]


Bad Photoshop Job #001

I’ve decided to admit that I take an odd sort of joy in scrutinising – and bringing into existence – bad photoshop jobs.

In the heat of the moment I decided yesterday to potentially do a series of nonsensical visual arts intended to confuse your altogether-too-intelligent minds.

Here is the first one, inspired by something I heard a grown man say yesterday:

“You’re so pretty it’s like a beautiful flower with corns hanging from it.”

I’m not sure what this means, but I had to see this strange flower in real life. I spent hours and hours neglecting my work, searching every database on the internet for evidence that this beautiful cornflower exists, but to my dismay I found nothing. So I decided to make it myself. I googled “beautiful flower” and “corn plant” and merged the two (even utilising the fancy brush tool).

And now, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Beautiful Cornflower.

– s