March Top 3 Commenters

Congrats to Sya, Imaisha and Hazural for being my March Top 3 Commenters. Each will receive my latest book, Fleeting Moments: Illustrated Haiku Poems sponsored by Oyez!Books.

Fleeting Moments

Please send your mailing address and telephone number to emilayusof@gmail.com with the title March 2016 Top 3. Thank you ladies for making my blog merrier!

Continue Reading

Fleeting Moments: Illustrated Haiku Poems

One day while browsing through books in a second-hand bookshop, I found a book entitled The Classic Tradition of Haiku; An Anthology, edited by Faubion Bowers, published by Dover in 1996. I flipped through it and liked the contents, so I bought it for RM5.00. I took it home and read it several times to understand more about Haiku poetry.

Fleeting MomentsHaiku poetry makes me wonder and wander far beyond the written words. I fell in love with it. I can read it with ease and sometimes I can interpret a Haiku poem with mental pictures. I decided to create my own Haiku poems. I posted some of them online and a friend told me that it would be great if I could publish them.

So here I am with my own Haiku poems, Fleeting Moments: Illustrated Haiku Poems, published by Oyez!Books. As I am an illustrator, I thought I could add value to each poem with an illustration.

Most of my Haiku poems are inspired by my travels. Some might be about the feelings I felt while sitting alone in my hotel room looking out the window. Some purely based on the feelings I had while travelling.

I hope you will enjoy reading my illustrated Haiku poems. You can buy from my store or at Oyez Book Store. My store only accept PayPal and credit/debit car via PayPal while Oyez accepts payment via iPay88.

 

You can view sample pages at the bottom of this link.

Continue Reading

Berger Straße walk

It was a 20 minutes walk on Berger Straße from Bethmannpark but the sight was nothing like what I had seen in the Bahnhofsviertel district that is familiar to me every time I visited Frankfurt. Having Daiana to take me to a different district is a blessing; I get to walk around like a local.

Berger Straße, Frankfurt’s longest street, is the commercial heart of both Nordend and Bornheim. Berger Straße starts next to the Green Belt (Grune Gurtel) and extends for about 3 kilometres, passing through North End (Nordend-Ost), including Merianplatz and Bornheim.

Following Berger Straße north, one can see an authentic Frankfurt; an old village atmosphere that is lined with eateries, cafes, wine bars, pubs and shops, and is ideal for a leisure walk. Most shops are small and specialised.

I walked half-way up the street until Bornheim Mitte as it was getting dark and cold. Perhaps I can finish walking up the street until the end at Enkheimer Straße if I return to Frankfurt next time.

Sharing some photos along the walk.

bergerstrasse

streetart

number6

BillieJean

window

houses

yellowshop

fatso

bergerstrasse2

mika

softies

subsauer

oxfam

bergerstrasse3

windows

streetart2

 

Continue Reading

Liebieghaus: from Ancient Egypt to Neoclassicism

Walking by the tranquil water of the Main, Daiana and I stopped-by Liebieghaus; a museum that accommodates a sculpture collection of the highest quality as a complement to the already existing painting collection in the Städel Museum.

Formerly a retirement home for the Bohemian textile manufacturer Baron Heinrich von Liebieg (1839–1904), the museum is surrounded by a romantic garden where ancient sculptures are hidden between the trees.

Liebieghaus_blog

The splendid Liebieg Villa was built between the 1892 and 1896 by the architect Leonhard Romeis; its design combines features of different architectural styles from all over Europe.

liebieghaus

The museum’s collection includes ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian sculpture, as well as Medieval, Baroque, Renaissance and Classicist pieces, and works from the Far East. The collection was built up mostly through endowments and international purchases, and is universal in scope, with no particular link to the art or history of Frankfurt.

Some of the exhibits include:

athenaStatue of Athena, Ad 180-190.

dionysusTriumphal procession of Dionysus, Ad 160/170.

WomanPortrait of a Deceased Woman, Palmyra (Syria), AD200/250.

egyptcoffinlidCoffins of Takait, Priestess of Amun, New Kingdom 19th Dynasty 13th C. BC

vizierFigure of the Vizier Paser, Egypt, Deir el-Bahari, New Kingdom, 19th Century, 13th c. BC

mummygirlMummy Portrait of a Girl, Roman Egypt, 120–150 AD

 

Unlike museums which have grown out of the royalty’s passion for collecting, the Liebieghaus is a remarkable result of municipal and civil commitment. As early as the beginning of the twentieth century, it proved possible to acquire numerous outstanding works for the museum within a few short years. Prominent sculptures from other municipal museums of Frankfurt as well as various private collections were likewise thus brought together. The museum accordingly reflects collection activities pursued on an ongoing basis on the very highest level of quality.

The dedication of the citizens of Frankfurt – expressed in very special manner in donations to the collection – is of fundamental importance for the museum’s self-conception, and continues to play a major role to the very present.

Liebieghaus Sculpture Collection
Schaumainkai 71
60596 Frankfurt am Main
http://www.liebieghaus.de

Continue Reading

Emila Yusof Colourart Series

colourart

You can buy my COLOURART Series from:

MALAYSIA

KL
1. www.oyezbookstore.com
2. Silverfish Books, Level 2, Bangsar Village 2, Bangsar, KL. Tel: 03-22011758.
3. Kinokuniya, Suria KLCC.

Selangor
3. Stickerrific, 83-1.2 Level 1, The Square, Jaya One, PJ, Selangor. Tel: 03-7495 5963.
4. Kedai Fixi, Lot 4-35&36, Level 4, Jaya Shopping Centre, Section 14 Petaling Jaya Emel: kedai.fixi@gmail.com

Perak
5. Eversachi @ Ipoh Old Town Concubine Lane, Ipoh, Perak. E-mail: eversachi@gmail.com. Tel: 017-5790575. Weekend only.

Kuching
6. IKA Picture Story House, Kuching. Tel: 60198178878.
E-mail: ikapicturestoryhouse@gmail.com

Penang
7. Sparklab, 1st Floor, Lot 06, 1-Stop Midlands Park, Jalan Burmah, 10350 George Town, Malaysia. E-mail: info@sparklab.com.my. Contact Number: Cheryl +60164130310 Sharon +60123584474

GERMANY
8. LITERA Buchhandlung Hildegard George, Jakobistraße 12, Hannover.
9. Buchhandlung BücherwurmKinder- und Jugendliteratur, Kollenrodtstraße 55, Hannover.
10. de.dawanda.com/shop/feingespinst
11. feingespinst Verlag – feingespinst@kono.de

Continue Reading