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Let's move forward to a brighter 2021!

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Let's move forward to a brighter 2021!

The year 2020 had been a crazy year for all of us. It felt like the year passed by so fast and felt so long because we are still pandemic today. I hope we all can get through this very soon! I believe after this pandemic, we all have to adopt a new lifestyle for sure. I don't blame many who have moved out of the city due to the expensive living cost. This pandemic is also giving more people opportunities to work from home, and I also see more and more creative people stand out through this pandemic to...

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Quarantine Christmas 2020

Quarantine Christmas 2020

Winterized Front Yard View I can't believe Christmas is only a few days away. I love Christmas Holidays Season, but due to Covid-19, the government reminds us to stay home and not travel during this difficult time. Unfortunately, because of my family emergency, I had to travel to the east coast to take care of my family temporarily. I feel empathy and sad for some families who lost their loved ones from Covid-19 and can't be part of their usual Holiday family gatherings. On the other hand, I'm grateful that I still can have an unusual yet quiet white Christmas...

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Winter solstice painting for Greeting card

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Winter solstice painting for Greeting card

The Winter Solstice (Dongzhi Festival 冬至) is one of the essential Chinese festival celebrations of the year. In tradition, in most northern regions, the Chinese would eat dumplings, and in the southern regions, the Chinese would eat glutinous rice. Since I have been practicing Chinese Brush painting, the winter solstice festival is around the corner on December 21, 2020. We have been sending cute animated graphics through the phone to wish our friends and family a fantastic winter solstice festival in the past year. This year, I want to do something in a more analog way. So I painted some...

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Chinese Brush Christmas Painting

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Chinese Brush Christmas Painting

Thanksgiving holiday is around the corner; that said, Christmas also is coming in a few weeks. In the past, I usually self-printed letterpress holiday cards for my friends, but I want to create something different from a letterpress card this year. I'm also wondering how do I convert my Chinese brush printing on lino block so I can print with my C& P Pilot letterpress. It will take me a while to figure it out. I have been practicing this Chinese brush Christmas painting many times before I'm comfortable to shoot the video above. I make sure the composition is...

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Chinese Calligraphy for a tearoom's sign

Chinese Calligraphy for a tearoom's sign

I always believe something happens in life for a reason. In 2019, I went to China and Portugal. I saw some connection between these east and west countries, and it is blue and white porcelain. I was fascinated by it. After the trips, I have been making ceramics, painting, and practicing Chinese calligraphy. I'm not a master of any ceramic or Chinese painting, but I'm using this blog and video to document my process.Since the Covid-19 pandemic, I believe many people have spent more time at home since the Shelter-in-place mandated by our local government. I have spent more time...

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