A painting a day #21 “Rouge river in Autumn”

    During the fall, I love going to the Rouge Valley which is not far from where I live. Usually I go during the week in the afternoon and almost never ran into any one. It was like my … Continue reading

Rouge river in Autumn

I live near the Rouge River valley and with a short bus ride and 10 minutes walk I would right in this urban wilderness. The Rouge River is part of Rouge Park, the largest urban park in North America. It … Continue reading

Falling for Autumn

  This year’s autumn colors is so spectacular I am totally captured by its beauty. Almost everywhere I look, the leaves are in different stages of changing colors. here are my two latest watercolor paintings inspired by the autumn colors. … Continue reading


Art imitating life

  Last night, while in bed I look over at my blooming orchid by the window. An idea came to me: often, I use my orchids as my subject for photos and painting. It would be fun to take photos … Continue reading

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

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”.

watercolor on arches paper, 10"x18"

watercolor on arches paper, 10″x18″

A year of MAC shopping bag make over

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It was a year ago; I started to use shopping bags to make art:
Last Christmas I went to the shopping mall, Eaton Center which is near my studio to take photos of the Christmas display. When I was there, I noticed shoppers would discard their shopping bags as soon as they exit the stores.
An idea came to me to give them a new life, I gather a handful of the bags and used for my paper cutting.
With each bag I would incorporated my design with their logo and some are my favors because of their logo.
One of them is the MAC Cosmetic bag with the yellow inside which really add a glow to my finished paper cut. I always get excited whenever finding the MAC bag in the garbage bins.

Here is a little review of my MAC bags make over from last year.

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