|Hongdae is a touristy place, so of course we were |
able to get directions and a map from these ladies
Here are some examples of what was being sold there today:
This is WooHee. She draws cool pictures of owls.
I bought some for our bedroom
This guy was selling awesome leather accessories.
I bought this cuff from him (below)
About a quarter of the sellers at the market are people drawing portraits. Some are characatures, but some are really nice portraits. I found this woman who drew very colorful pictures on either pages from books or sheet music and the pictures are very cute.
|camera was being weird, so you get the vertical view, sorry.|
Ruby is the one in the pink, August is in the middle, Grace is in blue
Our friends Nalisha and Jay are getting married this summer. I have been looking for something nice to get them. When I saw these lovely portraits-again portraits, NOT characatures-I thought this would make a really nice gift. I thought this guy had the nicest portraits (look closely, those look nice, don't they?)
|Aren't Jay and Nalisha a nice looking couple?|
|Jay and Nalisha 4eva|
I wasn't sure how to give this to them. It's not the lovely gift I'd imagined, I considered not giving it to them at all, but lucky for me, right after we dropped Leanne off at the subway at Sunae, we saw Jay and Nalisha walking down the sidewalk. Since it's Korea, I just put the hazards on, parked the car in the street and told them the hilariously disappointing story. I will wrap this up for them and the next time they're at the carnival they can skip the characature drawing because they already have one.
I hate to sound so negative, it was just a lot of work for a result that I wasn't expecting. Overall, though, we had a great time and I can't wait to go back.