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做為一個創作者，創作的靈感和啟發，很常源自我們的生活體驗，最近我發現自己喜歡上甜點，自然而然地，我也想要創作和甜點相關的作品，所以我開始了一個新的插畫系列：「星座與甜點」，將 12 星座和合適的甜點配對。
As an artist, it happens that our creations are often driven or inspired by things in our life. Recently I discovered my love and passion for desserts and naturally I wanted to create something about it. I began this series called Zodiac Signs & Sweets by matching zodiac signs with their compatible desserts.
我首先在一張紙上列出 12 星座，寫下他們的性格、特點和幸運色，接著我研究各種甜點，記錄下這些甜點的特色、口味和顏色，收集到足夠的資料以後，我從牡羊座開始，將星座與合適、相對應的甜點搭配在一起。
The first thing I did was to list out all the zodiac signs on a sheet of paper along with their traits, characters and luck colors. The next thing was to research all kinds of desserts and also wrote down their features, flavors, traits and colors. After I gathered enough information, I began to match one zodiac sign with a desirable dessert, starting with the sign Aries.
創作的過程十分有趣、腦力激盪，因為這次不是畫畫就好，還要發揮創意寫文案，另外，我也試著把星座的代表符號融入到插畫中，大家可以找找看喔～現在就讓我們來看看已經完成的 6 對組合吧。
The process is fun and creative for I have to not only draw but also write about the sign and the dessert. I also tried to incorporate their symbols into the design, make sure you look for them! Here are the first 6 creations out of the 12 zodiac signs with their description and desserts.
牡羊座 | Aries
Lucky Colors: Red and any shades of yellow.
Aries, you are spontaneous, fun, passionate and courageous. Like a raspberry red velvet cupcake, you approach people with sweetness and softness, you bring people comforts and a sense of optimism.
金牛座 | Taurus
Lucky Colors: Green
Taurus, you are warm-hearted and well grounded, you have the need to be surrounded by love and beauty. You are just like a Matcha Mille Crepe Cake which spells patience and determination. Layer by layer you translate effort and labor into wonderful results.
雙子座 | Gemini
Lucky Colors: Yellow
Gemini, you are quick-witted, communicative and always ready for fun. You are restless and adaptable, just like a macaroon that accommodates any kinds of colors and flavors. No matter how you change, you will always remain curious and fascinated with the world itself.
巨蟹座 | Cancer
Lucky Colors: White
Cancer, you are sentimental, loyal and sensitive. You have emotions and feelings like ocean waves and yet you are capable of embracing and empathizing with others’ pain like an ocean. You are a block of layered honey cake filled with vanilla custard, you look solid and strong while being sweet and tender.
獅子座 | Leo
Lucky Colors: Gold
Leo, you are warmed-hearted, generous and cheerful. You make people feel bright and give them strength. Just like a golden, royal baklava filled with aromatic nuts and glazed by honey, you are rich, attractive, and loved by everyone.
處女座 | Virgo
Lucky Colors: Green & Brown
Virgo, you are graceful, kind and organized, you think your best can always be better. Just like a chocolate glazed mirror cake, perfection and retrospection are what you are always after. However little do you know that it is your endeavor and selflessness make you so undeniably beautiful.
Do you see your own sign already? What do you think about it? Hopefully you enjoy the first part of this series and we will see the second part in another week! If you can’t wait, follow me on Instagram and keep up with the latest update on the series.
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- 星座與甜點（上） | Zodiac Signs & Sweets part 1
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