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
Monthly Archives: January 2015
paintings for stamps
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
Je Suis Charlie
It might be small but the pencil is mightier than bee sting.
My inner spring in winter
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
Visiting Beijing Art Museums
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 trbute to freedom of speech and to the people of France
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 joy of winter
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”.
Orchid pop up card
How a simple idea expanded
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.
This morning, I decided to make envelop to go with the bookmarks and cards.