Hey, this is Capri, a suitcase girl who is dreamed of exploring the world and trying everything new.
Look! On the top left, an adorable polar bear and she are crawling with their bellies low to the ground. On the Africa continent, she walks abreast with a massive bull elephant holding her notebook that records exciting stories that happened between her and this region. Going up to the top right, you will see the suitcase girl is climbing. She excitingly shouts, “I’m on the top of the mountain!” On the bottom, that girl is swimming with a whale in the vast and endless ocean.
The girl is also me. I regard myself as an open suitcase, an inclusive container because I hope that I can always be on the way open-mindedly to practice in different fields, absorb the diverse culture and understand the unique social contexts that build up multiple opinions.
Of course, some essential tools in my “suitcase body” support me to start exploration at any time:
# A pair of shoes and that is quite comfortable can take me anyway.
# Eyes. My treasure is to observe the world.
# A notebook. The tool of record and self-reflection.
This is my bag. It’s closer to a toolkit that allows me to implement all kinds of ideas.
Pens, sketchbooks, folders, and computers record my thoughts and research.
I like to reduce waste and live a sustainable lifestyle. “Milk tea” is a popular drink in China. I like this drink, too. But every time you buy a cup of milk tea, you get a lot of plastic packaging. I reuse the packaging as much as possible. But most of the time, I choose to make my own milk tea with milk and black tea.
Fashion style gives me the freedom to realize many ideas about the story, colour and collocation. I like these brushes made of animal hair soft and durable. They are as necessary as my brushes.
This black and white cat is my adopted cat. It’s like family with me. I will make and collect peripheral products that match its image. Such as bags, cards, ring holders and so on. I designed this canvas bag. When I go out, this bag is like my cat by my side.
Growing and matching succulents is my joy. I have a lot of gardening tools to help me with this, including these shovels and tweezers. In college, I enjoyed embossing and making dried flowers. This makes the flowers last longer and looks beautiful as well.
Hi, guys. My name is Chenyu He, you can call me Mabel if you want~
So this is my carrier bag, I have coffee, tea, sugar, studs, coloured highlighters, lipstick, many stationeries and many interesting emojis. Hopefully, these emojis will bring more fun and storytelling to my carrier bag.
I have to say that these things also make up my life. The cup of coffee I wake up with every morning, the coffee my friends share by hand, the coffee I buy on the street side of the road. We record, photograph, study, draw and share. We see the world and experience the warmth of people, the changes in the weather, the rising and setting of the sun. We feel the pain that comes from the pursuit of the unknown and the search for understanding. Feel our presence in the various systems.
I also created this photo with the leftover materials. Coffee and tea are more like the soil that nourishes ideas, my thoughts are my seeds and they grow as they are irrigated by knowledge and experience. Feel the power that the earth and nature give us to find the way for humanity to survive in the future. Respect and honour all living beings and move forward for the sake of human civilisation.
I will eventually grow into a mountain and compare myself to the stars.