Confessions of a researchaholic

July 25, 2021

Baron of Dune

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 9:09 pm
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If I ever go to a movie theater this year it would be for watching this one on a giant screen.

July 24, 2021

Beach chairs cloth bag dream

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 10:58 am
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I was sitting alone among rows and columns of chairs on a beach, with only a sling bag of cloth with me. The sky was grey, the air had a gentle breeze, and I felt very calm.

July 9, 2021

Dream recording

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:53 am
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After a semi wake-up earlier this morning I recalled a lot of interesting thoughts going on during my dream, including two research ideas (one shared with my collaborator right before writing this and another needing more thinking), a visual image of an abstract cabinet drawer, and a scene of my mother at a bus stop seeing me off to a military service.

At that moment, I pondered whether I should write these down with potential sleep disruption or continue lying down with potential risk of forgetting everything later.
Apparently this pondering made enough imprint in my memory so that, even after opting for the latter, I could still recall everything.

Most of my ideas came from my day/night dreams, apparently during relaxed rational inhibition.
Thus I always try to keep healthy and consider stress a risk factor for both my life and work.

June 20, 2021


Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:33 am
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I am always fascinated by, but do not yet have the patience and/or skill to create satisfactory pencil drawings.

May 23, 2021

Sketch from Rodin sculptures

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:46 pm
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It was nice to visit a museum since the covid lockdown last year.
Unlike human models, Rodin’s sculptures remain stationary and thus have been perfect drawing subjects.

May 18, 2021

Nickel coin relief

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:15 am
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I have a few more (unique) coins left for drawing.

May 14, 2021

Crouching mouse

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:09 pm
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I plan to focus more on pen/pencil illustrations.

May 6, 2021

Contented mallard duck

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 8:53 pm
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A pair of mallard ducks have been wandering around the neighborhood recently, but I saw only the male one this day.

April 26, 2021

Red-ringed moon

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:39 am
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My camera couldn’t capture the effects so I drew instead.

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