The year of the Goat, Sheep or perhaps Ram?

This year being the year of the sheep according to Chinese zodiac but also created a bit of confusion for English translation because the Chinese character yang (羊). The exact meaning of the phrase is hard to pin down. Because … Continue reading

Looking back and looking forward

paper cut

paper cut

I just finished this paper cut, “dragonfly with lotus” and then I was wondering which one was my first on 2014?
After some searching, I found this one, a watercolor, “blue irises”, As I looking back my year past I been spending equal time on my painting and paper cut. Often, I switch back and fore of the two;
Paper cutting is my new medium which I had started to experiment with about two years ago. I enjoy the challenge of only using paper and a knife to create which I learn to be patient as each cut can be crucial to the final outcome. Paper cut is not unlike watercolor; one always needs to think of the positive and negative spaces.
I am looking forward what the next year would bring me and where I would end up.
Wishing you, a happy and creative New Year!

the last blue irises