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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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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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Speeding Drawing of Chrysanthemum & Persimmons

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Speeding Drawing of Chrysanthemum & Persimmons

The fall season is officially here. Persimmon and chrysanthemum are the popular subject matters in Chinese brush painting to welcome the fall season. Persimmon is one of my favorite fruit. I remembered the first time I had persimmon was from my grandmother. I remembered persimmon was quite precious and expensive in my home country because they were imported. Chrysanthemum is the queen of the fall flower, and it is an essential flower in our culture. Chrysanthemums are the topic in hundreds of poems and paintings of China. Chrysanthemum tea is one of my favorite tea when I'm feeling under the...

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Quarantine time in San Francisco

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Quarantine time in San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Bridge Scene During Pandemic San Francisco got lockdown since March 18, 2020. Most of the San Franciscans (and for most people )need to work from home except essential workers. These few months, I have more time for projects that have been put aside for years, and I have time to read many books also re-evaluate the goals of my life. These few months, I have gotten to know myself better. I probably like many others enjoying a bit of escapism through cooking and gardening, which I didn't spend much time doing before the pandemic. And now, I might as well start writing a...

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