Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fairy in the Moon
In ancient Chinese culture it was believed that a fairy lived in the moon.  Her presence was worshiped annually during August of the Lunar New Year.  Today, we still celebrate the tradition, gazing up at the beauty of the glowing full moon, sending prayers her way, then celebrating with "Moon Cake"...it's quite tasty!  
I stumbled upon the inspiration for this image at an outdoor cafe during one of those long, lazy days of summer.  The contrast of vibrant colors and calmness caught my eye immediately, so much so, that I had to cancel my afternoon plans and instead spend the time capturing the essence of this painting.  

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Spring is near!
Seeing the sun poke through the clouds and buds showing on the trees, I was reminded that spring is just around the corner and scenes like these will be plentiful...looks like I'd better start carrying my brushes with me! 

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Demo at Bellevue New Years event
Brushes were flying all afternoon...we created so many calligraphy and painting samples that we lost count.   There were lots of people in attendance and I hope you were there to experience all the fun.  If you missed this one, check back to find out where we'll be painting next!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Chinese New Year Celebration!
I invite you to come to Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue February 13th, to 
enjoy the Microsoft Spring Festival Event, as we celebrate the Lunar New 
Year and share the multiple asian cultures. Performances include singing, 
traditional and modern dance with national costumes, Chinese Kungfu, 
band performance, instruments, comic sketch and interactive games.  
Drop by my booth to watch live painting & calligraphy demos!   

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Here is another of my favorite paintings.  I began this work after a day of quietly sitting and watching.  I love the sense of freedom I felt as I saw the the Cranes soaring overhead.  Their flight seemed so effortless, and while I know I can never fully capture their graceful motion, I hope a bit of their spirit comes through in the painting.  

Monday, February 8, 2010

Chinatown Celebration Saturday

If you are interested in Chinese culture, please join us on Saturday 2/13 for and exciting Chinese New Year Celebration in Seattle's International District.  The program kicks off at noon with the spellbinding Dragon dance at the impressive China Gate on South King Street.  A fashion show featuring children in traditional costumes follows from 1:30-2 pm at HingHay park (411 Maynard Ave).  There are many more activities up until 4pm, so stop by and enjoy!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Happy New Year!  This is one of my favorite creations, as it reminds me that spring is just a heartbeat away... 

I am so happy to be chosen to have my artwork displayed throughout the month of February at Inner Chapter Books Store and Cafe to celebrate Chinese New Year (February 14th).   Please come to take a look and you will find more....

Inner Chapter Books Store: 419 Fairview Avenue North (just off I5 - Mercer Exit) innerchaptersbooks.com