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The Lunar New Year of OX 2021

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The Lunar New Year of OX 2021

The Lunar New Year is coming in few weeks, and I can't believe time fly by this fast, feel like last Lunar Rat 2020 year just passed not too long ago because we all had to shelter-in-place for most of the year.  I assumed everyone agreed that last Rat lunar year was a crazy and sad year for everyone, especially the previous year the pandemic outbreak started during Chinese New Year in Wuhan, China. As almost a year now,  the world is still facing a challenging situation that didn't get better as we wanted to. This year, we all hope...

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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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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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Narcissus Flower Painting for an Enamel Mug

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Narcissus Flower Painting for an Enamel Mug

Narcissus Flower is very elegant. It is beautiful to display with the bulbs in a clear vase. Last Christmas, my client gave me a bulb vase Christmas gift from Sugarboo & Co that perfect fit for Narcissus Flower and Bulb. Here is the link to the vase. Today, I was looking for inspiration for my painting, and the Natciscus flower and bulbs came to my mind. I practiced a couple of times before the video to make sure I like the composition, then I finalized it with the last version and shot a time-lapse video of it. I want to create an...

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