My Facebook challenge I had been hard at work lately. Last week, one of my Facebook friends nominated me for a challenge: to post a painting everyday for five days. I guess I took this challenge more serious than other, … Continue reading
When I was in my youth one of my hobbies was stamps collecting. I spend hours studying, arranging and rearranging my stamps. For me, each little piece of paper was like a miniature art work. Some really captured my imagination … Continue reading
It might be small but the pencil is mightier than bee sting.
Today is the second day of extreme cold alert and with the wind is -32C. I haven’t set my feet out side since Sunday. However I have stock up enough food and art supplied and likely able stay in till … Continue reading
Beijing has some very impressive art museums. I had been to the National museum three years ago and was amaze with the size and its collection. A friend of Michael told me another one, the China art museum is only … Continue reading
It just too cold to go out today. I stay home to play with money. I think the architects could use them as ideas for buildings LOL.
A tribute to freedom of speech and the people of France: In Japanese culture, dragonflies are symbols of courage, strength, and happiness, Watercolor, 10”x15”
The wonderful thing of being an artist is
although it is -27 C today but I can create my own spring garden. Well, at least on paper, “Spring Crocus “watercolor on arches paper, 18”x10”.
Last week, I was making some bookmarks mainly try to use up some of the small strips of paper I had saved in my studio. Somehow my simple paper cut bookmarks started to expand and more ideas unfold:
At first, I made some bookmarks using the image of Dahlias and then I started to expand into paper cut pop up cards.
Here is the first one I made.
Almost as soon as I finished the first, as I was looking at it and feel the need to make it better for the next one: instead of having the whole flower pop out, I let only the center part as the pop up part. It seems to make it more three dimensional.