Some spring poems and products when Tet is coming

Today is the 2nd day of December in the Lunar calendar, and it’s almost 1 month till the Tet holiday (traditional Vietnamese Lunar New Year). So excited when the new year is coming!

These days with the cool wind coming through my office window and the mizzle reminds me of one poem I translated from my dad’s Vietnamese poem a long time ago (my dad Nguyen Kim Huy is a poet and writer). Here it is:


Season of pouring honey. And the bumblebees
Fly in the back garden so rashly
Season of blooming passionately. And flowers of melody
Invade the soul along the palisades

Painted upon the sky are the crystal lovely eyes
Rolling on the ground the fog falling down and down
The sun sets slightly as if it’s walking slowly
Bringing the nostalgia further away day by day

Season of shining diamonds. And through the eyes
Glimpse the curve of the blushing shoulder

In the silence, there is the voice of self-delusion
Saying the spring has gone with the Northwind!


And here is one more:


Then passionately appears the spring
With no wonder, no fear no sulking
In blue eyes shimmering the green leaf
In crystal smile singing the light

Ongoing in dreams is the age of the full moon
Ongoing in seasons is the mysterious horizon
And the days farewell to upsets with all kinds
With vague illusions confusing each other’s life

Replied in the spring is astonished saying
After how much sincere to come together
You’re so charming so young so sweet
Where has the first love gone forever?

Forgive the spring if it’s ever mistaken
The light still shines in hesitancy at the moment
In the silence of the center of thousand thoughts
There appeared a flash of reminiscing…


Yeah, sometimes in my free time, I wrote some poems to express my feeling to this life, and most of them are in Vietnamese. I will translate them into English soon! 🙂

In Vietnam, Tet is much more important than January 1 that is celebrated in Western countries.  People go back to their hometown and visit their dearest ones: mom, dad, grandparents and all their relatives. We have a lot of ceremonies to commemorate our ancestors. The people who follows Buddism also go to pagodas and pray for luck and health in the coming new year.

Here we have in my shop The Wish Designs some traditional symbols of Tet: yellow apricot, peach blossom, red lantern, bamboo pole, watermelon and Chung cake, traditional ao dai and so on in a collection of various abstract textures and geometric shapes. Made with the inspiration of Minimal Abstract Art Deco.

There are a lot of clothes as well as home deco products for new year decoration in this Tet. All products related to Tet and Vietnam can be found here:

These designs were made in cooperation with my teammates at Nikki Studio.

Series of the little red-headed girl and her friends

These are a series of illustrations about the little red-headed girl and her friends.

At first the idea is just a group of friends got surprised by a penguin. Then Christopher – my customer in Hawaii – said that he was impressed by the red-headed girl I drew for him, so he went ahead with a series as you can see below 🙂 He gave me his interesting idea on what to draw and here is how I brought his ideas into life.

I had such a great love to draw these illustrations. And yesterday my cousins said that they checked my Facebook and they were so cute to them lol.

Adult coloring pages

Adult coloring books become a popular trend these days, so I got a lot of order for them too. They are much difficult to make than kid coloring pages, but for me, it’s kind of new inspiration (especially when looking at each final coloring page after the order is done).

These 2 are in square size:

And these are among a collection of lovely dogs :):

These are about lovely flowers (or they may be called batik style):

An angel: - adult coloring page (5)

A very detailed Christmas tree: - adult coloring page (7)

Wanna have your own custom design of a cute animal character? Just write a comment or you can make an order here:


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Thank you for reading. Hope you have a nice day! 🙂

Kim Z

(Note: these illustrations are in very low resolution to protect my artworks and my customers’ rights as well)

To be continued.


Redraw from kids’ drawings :)

I got these cute drawings from a customer working in a church, and he often hold event for kids who study in his bible class. At first I don’t understand much about their idea, so I asked him to collect these kids’ idea, and then I know they are a monster holding ice cream, an inmaginary lovely girl, a kid drawing herself jumping rope, a friendly outer-space alien … My customer said that the kids in his church love my drawings a lot ^_^.