X’mas Home Party

Artist Notes
8 min readDec 31, 2020

2020聖誕節Thisis Yali Studio 轟趴

可以在工作室舉辦一個小活動是我2020的一個小願望,不為別的就是想要在聖誕節時可以大家聚在一起,雖然是西方的習俗但是從小就很喜歡這個節日,因為大家要聚在一起,不管是裝飾聖誕樹還是一起拆禮物,那種感覺很溫暖。今年2020世界多災多難,台灣卻可以好好的過生活,希望這次可以把過去許久未連絡上的朋友都邀請來,沒有聖誕樹一起裝飾,但大家可以一起綁花圈把一點點的喜氣帶回家。

Being able to throw a small party at my studio is one of my goals in 2020. It's just because I love to have people gathering open gifts or decorate the Xmas tree. I love this holiday because people have reason to gives hugs and send love! This is a really difficult year and we are very grateful to live in Taiwan and live a normal life. I wish to gather people that I haven't been able to spend time together and celebrate together.

這次在5坪不到的空間要容納十多個客人,著實提高了難度,所以在空間上盡量規劃出可以在不同區塊就坐的空間。

食物完全購買現成,天氣轉涼,所以都以冷盤以及餅乾蛋糕讓大家的嘴巴可以忙碌,這次在Jasons購買的聖誕薑餅人餅乾實在是可愛又應景阿!蛋糕為馬克先生的紅茶豆漿以及巧克力豆漿蛋糕捲,不知道是不是手作活動很傷體力,大家做完花圈都餓得嚇嚇叫!很開心大家都很捧場!

It's a really small space for 10+ people so I have to make sure every guest got some corner to sit. And since this is Xmas time, so definitely cant make my guests feel hungry! Salad, cake, bread, and cookies to keep people's mouth busy!

當天的活動有:商品區、小展覽區、聖誕小花圈DIY、試喝尚未公開上市的梅酒以及電影觀賞!

The events for that day were Mini Wreath DIY, Palm wine testing, and movie time!

展覽的空間分成兩個部分:書房區以及臥室區

Here are two corners for the exhibition showcased some of my art from the past, just to spice things up and keep them busy.

活動一:迷你花圈

Activity 1 Mini Wreath

當天活動的花材:

乾燥藤枝以及藤絲、果實尤加利、山歸來、金合歡、大葉合歡、五葉松、雪松、以及澳洲茶樹、還有一些乾燥過的零星花材。使用的是聖誕節的經典配色希望大家都可以有沾一沾這個聖誕節的樂趣!這個DIY是我在網路上看到的blog,我才沒那麼厲害。

為了準備花圈的材料,活動的前五天到內湖花市進行花材挑選,當天大買特買3000塊有找算是很划算了!

Here are the materials for the first activity, making the Xmas Wreath. It's about 3000 NT dollars to get all of them

Thick dry vine, Eucalyptus, China brier, Sweet Acacia, Deodar Cedar, Taiwan Pine.. but feel free to just design with any of the materials that can dry as and still hold the shapes.

此為賓客的美麗作品

Step01:我在客人來之前先將藤枝先泡過水30–60分鐘,在彎折塑形花圈時才不會脆脆的。

Step01: Soak the vines in water 30–60 mins before start bending.

Step02:先請大家將自己喜歡的小花材綁成一個小花束,注意成次的搭配,綠葉的使用可以幫助花束更豐富!

Step02: Start designing the mini bouquet with the materials above, just to make sure there are layers and contrast and tie together tightly with strings.

Step03:選取自己喜歡的藤枝並且凹成適合自己花束大小的圈,使用藤絲將藤枝纏繞後即為花圈。

Step 03 Start making the vine and sting to circle the wreath.

Step04:將花束綁在藤枝的右下或左下角即完成聖誕小花圈!!

Step04 Tie the bouquet with the wreath with strings and decorate more if necessary.

大家都美美的

活動二:梅酒試喝

當天除了這個活動之外還邀請台灣酒水俱樂部來請大家試喝正在開發中的梅酒,算是給這天一個非常特別的體驗。為了可以讓大家有更誠實的回饋一開始先進行盲試,就是先不說哪杯是自家的產品,讓大家根據色香味進行喜好投票,並收集可以改善的回饋,也教導大家如何辨別酒裡面的含糖量。除了喝常溫的廠商也提供喝熱的,著實覺得沒有熱紅酒可以很有聖誕街的fu!

Activity 2 Palm wine testing

So this is a wine product testing for people to learn a bit about palm wine and also provide some insights for the wine developer for their future product.

為了舉辦這個活動其實需要早在幾個月前準備,需要將工作室所在的其他樓層空間進行大改造!很開心的有在家人的幫忙以及支持下,可以在預算內以及時間內完成翻新。

當天活動其實排太滿有點可惜沒辦法好好跟每個許久不見得朋友虛寒問暖只能一直講幹話逗大家開心,可以從大家的笑容還有笑聲感覺到大家都玩得很盡興。這天邀請了因為月曆募資的關係重新聯絡上的舊友們,想要請大家並且感謝你們的支持。希望在新的一年大家都還可以保持聯繫,並且在新的一年能夠有新的氣象,不被疫情給打倒!感謝每一個一起來玩的朋友!

It was one of the best days of 2020 even though it cost a lot but I get to see and say thank you to those people who I haven't seen in ages, you guys smile and laughter make the end of 2020 amazing! I will think about making another open day next year, but first happy new year to all of you!

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Artist Notes

Hi 我是Yali,專長攏溜連,嘔噁寫寫人生不務正業小事。Hi I’m Yali sometimes I write about my Soho life and how I draw outside of the lines.