February 2020 Newsletter Default Category

The pursuit of happiness
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Work-creative life balance 

Ipchun (입춘, 立春, Beginning of Spring), the first of the twenty-four solar terms, falls approximately on February fourth on the Gregorian calendar. On the day of Ipchun, people post sheets containing a message welcoming  spring on the gate or door of their houses. My dad sent me three different fonts of these messages this year. I put one set on my front door to welcome spring and hopefully be blessed with great happiness. 

Maintaining the balance between my work and my creative time has been very challenging but I know how important this matter is for me. I've been busy again with weeks full of work, and now I crave some quiet creative time. Being busy means many encounters with people with the same interest and I get my happiness through these. Thank you for sharing your positive and creative energy with me! I have 3 more library workshops this month and I will be teaching a class at the San Francisco School of Needlework & Design. Please come and enjoy the creative time with me.
This month, I also will pay more attention to my own creative life for a well-balanced life.

Recipe of this month- Bindaetteok, Mung bean pancake
  • 1 cup dried mung beans, rinsed and soaked in water for 4-6 hours, blend with 1/2 cup water
  • 1-2 TBS sweet rice flour, to make batter thicker
  • 1/4 cup kimchi, chopped
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced pork butt or shoulder marinated with 1 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp crushed garlic,1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1/4 cup mung bean sprout, blanched
  • 2-3 scallions thinly sliced
  • vegetable oil for pan-frying
  • salt for seasoning
  • dipping sauce- 1/4 cup soy sauce, 2 TBS sesame oil, 1 TBS rice vinegar, 1 tsp gochugaru (red pepper powder), 2 scallions, chopped
Blend mung bean with water (1cup mung bean:1/2 cup water), coarse sand-like consistency is good.
Mix all other ingredients in a big bowl.
Add blended mung bean and fold lightly.
Heat a frying pan, add oil and cook 1 scoop of batter 
(about 4-inch diameter).
Cook until the bottom is golden brown ( 2-3 min.), turn and cook the other side, too.
Serve with a dipping sauce.

February 8, 9
I have to let you know that I decided not to attend this years' Lunar New Year celebration at the 
Oakland Museum of California

February 29
Jogakbo, Abundance of Colors at 
San Francisco School of Needlework & Design

March 15
Maedeub workshop at the 
Textile Arts Council in San Fransico De Young Museum

March 28

A Verb for Keeping Warm New class! Flower Pincushion.

April 21
Bojagi talk at the 
San Francisco Quilters Guild 

May 14-16
Bojagi workshops and talk at the 
Cleveland Museum of Art 

June 18-19
DanO celebration at the 
Saint Louis Art Museum

July 19-25
Jogakbo at 
Slow Stitching Retreat in July

Korea Textile Tour
KTT 2020 #1-Oct.12-22 -SOLD OUT
KTT 2020 #2-Oct. 25-Nov.5 - SOLD OUT

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