Jan 26, 2016

#88LOVELIFE Vol. 02 is Here!

My #88LOVELIFE Vol. 02 is here! Our #88LOVELIFE Vol. 02 is here! 
It’s #88LOVELIFE Vol. 02!


It was a week ago when Diana and I finally revealed our secret, yuuupppp it’s our newest project, #88LOVELIFE Vol. 02. It’s a sequel to the first one, I personally think that the vol.02 has deeper stories and quotes.

Ok I gotta share a short story behind #88LOVELIFE Vol. 02.

So, Diana and I said no whenever we were asked whether we’d like to publish the second book. We treat #88LOVELIFE as an artwork, so we don’t really like to push ourselves to make the sequel as we just love things to flow naturally. Until October 13th, we were brainstorming with our publisher about a one year anniversary party for #88LOVELIFE. Our publisher suggested us to make the volume 2. At first we were unsure and thought that it wasn’t a great idea. We came to a conclusion that we would love to make the 2nd book if only the cover is full glitter and with some pom poms as the book mark. Our publisher accepted the challenge and we then we said yes.

Then Diana started writing the quotes and short stories. FYI, this 2nd volume has more short stories than quotes, that’s why I like it. Diana finished her writings in a month and she quickly passed it to me. At that time I was in transition from being an employee to a freelancer to things were pretty messed up (I’m talking about schedules and stuff). Two weeks after I got the transcript, I finally able to start the illustration. I started by reading all the short stories and quotes, tried to think about the mood and made some notes, more like the initial ideas of how the illustrations would look like. Those side notes worked really well to me and saved a lot of time.

I finished the illustrations in two weeks. Whoa! That’s really fast because I finished the first volume in four months hahahaha. I love all of the short stories and quotes Diana wrote in the book, and all the illustrations I did. I feel like I put all my heart in it. Everything feels so connected, feels so me! :D

We invited some friends and media to the book launch at The Goods Cafe, Lotte Shopping Avenue, last Sunday, January 17th 2015. We also invited our readers to come to the book signing. I didn’t expect to see many of our readers came from other cities, even far from the north east, Makassar. THANK YOU!

It was a lovely day, me and Diana wore matching outfit, black, pom poms and some metallics. I DIY-ed most of my outfit on that day, my top by making the sequined patches, put pom poms on my shoes and made a pair of pom pom earrings. It feels really good to finally make another DIYs, it’s been too long.

I’d like to say millions of THANK YOU to my mom for being so patient during the deadlines, Diana as an awesome partner, my publisher, Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia, Kitty Manu for the pretty decoration as always, Fete Party Goods and Organizer for the cute party supplies, The Goods Cafe, our readers, friends and media who came to the book launch.

Side notes:
#88LOVELIFE Vol. 02 is definitely DIFFERENT with the first one. It comes with deeper stories and colourful illustrations, and yes stickers are attached in the book. If you’d like to have a copy, the book is available at all Gramedia book stores and at my new shop, Michiko and The Box.

Click read more to see other pictures from the book launch! :)


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