Sunday, September 28, 2008
This fourth one is a combined effort from the rest of the Arts class (me, Linda, and Qiu Ying) and Mrs. Fan, our Arts teacher, as a card for Ling in wishing her a speedy recovery.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
While the left book was by special order from me, the right one was picked by Wesley, and I like it better than the one I originally asked for. What a surprise!
And here I am, putting the gift to work. Just kidding, this pic was taken earlier, but the joy would be the same as I would be drawing hours and hours of painting pleasure from the two books.
The radiance that I emit when I draw.
Here are today's fare then: landscape paintings.
I just cannot resist sharing this picture of water lily taken at a hill resort at Hualien, courtesy of Mary and Wesley, who were kind enough to share their photo album on their recent trip to Taiwan. I could see that they really had a good time.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
As with most other occasions of celebrations, sending greeting cards are also the norm. Especially in this Internet age, e-cards have become the preferred mode for the Internet savvy. And I received the following e-card from the daughter of my friend back home, Jiayi, just yesterday. Thanks, Jiayi.
Since I like painting, I have decided to draw a card to share with you all where the two vertical lines, which mean "though we are thousand miles apart, as long as we are safe and sound we can still bridge the sky to share the majestic moon together," are taken from a famous poem penned by a Chinese poet during the Sung Dynasty, Su Shi, or better known as Su Dong Po.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Hubby likes the piece too and have superposed the poem on one of my earlier landscape paintings, which seems to depict the scenery described in the poem. Of course there is a deeper meaning to the entire poem, which hubby was not able to locate its provenance on a Net search. But he thinks it portrays a calm state of mind, waiting for nature/event to take its course when matter will become clear.
In the process, my calligrahic urge was spurred, and I wrote down the poems shown below.
This is a more flourishing version, my own freedom of expression at work.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Wings fluttering, the peak zooming in on the nectar.
Looking upward, mouth agog. Uncluttered. Space is good.
A repeat from the above, but side view.
Bougainvillea in mid air.