Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all of LKL’s readers, friends and contributors. Have a peaceful break.
Once again thanks are due to Jieun Kim aka The Drawing Hand for the London Korean Christmas design. Jieun responded wonderfully to my slightly crazy brief: to combine the River Thames with a traditional 일월오봉도 (the sun, moon and five peaks picture that was traditionally painted on a screen that sat behind the Joseon dynasty monarch) in a Christmassy setting.
Her first version was the one at the top of this post – with a blue sky. And then she thought: “What the heck. I like purple, so I’ll do a funky purple version too.”
And purple happens to be my favourite colour too, so that’s the version that appears on the official LKL Christmas card which some of you will have received. I’m not sure how to follow that. Ideas for the 2016 London Korean Christmas design gratefully received.
For me, 2015 has been an exhausting year – maybe a sign of increasing age. But it has still been a good one. I’m hoping that 2016 will be slightly easier and equally rewarding. It will also see a big anniversary: on 1 March LKL will have been online for 10 years.
Have a good one, everyone.