Today, it is the start of the Chinese new year or the Luna new year, the year of the dog. Every year I would create a new painting for this special occasion. This time I decided to paint a bouquet … Continue reading
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Labour of love for labour day 2017
Today is Labour day, I feel so blessed not to need a job to live but work on my labour of of love: painting!
paper cut from a unsatisfying watercolor painting
last year, I painted a watercolor painting of a white cattleya orchid but it was not satisfy with the result and then put it away for months. later I pull out the painting to look at it but was still … Continue reading
Tulips to save the day
I find March is a difficult month for me as I looking forward for the spring arrival however the temperature outside remind me winter still in charge. This Monday, I woke up to another grey day and the sun … Continue reading
When I was in art school I used to work part time in a flower shop. The tiny shop was in a big hotel owned by a friend, I used to work on Fridays. Most of the customers were guests from the hotel and people work nearby. During the year we were not super busy but Valentine was anther story.
We had so much orders for Valentine my friend would got her family and friends to help out. We had so much flowers with no room to keep them, she had to book a hotel room to keep some of the arrangements and also for us to rest during our long working hours.
it was working at that little flower shop how my interest of plants and flowers started. During the slow time of the day I would read books on plants care and adding more more and indoor plants for my apartment
Every February I would think of the time I worked at that flower shop how we prepare for the Valentine week and all those beautiful bouquets we carefully packed for the cold winter.
work in progress
My neighbour has this black and white cat often comes over to our gardens. One of his favorite spots is our tomato patch. In the afternoon when the sun is the hottest he would enjoys the shades provide by the … Continue reading
Christmas painting with color of the year 2017
One of the art supply stores was having a 30% sale a couple of weeks before Christmas. I decided to take advantage the sale and ordered some Daniel Smith watercolors online. Although it took days to arrive but I was … Continue reading
Dream of Christmas shipping
Last week I sold a painting to a buyer through Artfinder . I sent it out using Xpresspost from Canada post and it turned out the expected arrival date was December 24. Usually I insurance my painting for the full … Continue reading
painting on hand made flower paper
While working at the “One of a kind show” I found one booth ” Hazeltree press & paper” selling hand-made paper made with actual flowers. When I was in art school, I took classes in paper making so I understood … Continue reading
A painting a day #27 ” Autumn Chrysanthemum”
The last ten days I been helping my friend Stephen to sell his puppets at the “One of a kind show”. He been making and selling his puppets ( Diabolo puppets) at this show for 23 years and have a … Continue reading