June 29, 2015

How I Archive & Record Artwork Inventory

June 29, 2015

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art print illustration clip hang on hemp

OK. Today, I'm going to share a secret of mine. It's about How I Record My Arts. It's very important to keep a detail list of every piece you have created, including the informations and a hi-res photos. You don't know if you want to make prints from one of your work in future; or, you may forgotten the title or the dimension of a piece you have sold. Therefore, a good art archiving or art inventory system might be your lifesaver in future.

At this moment, I have three major system to keep my arts:
1. Local Hard Drive
2. Online Portfolio
3. Google Site

June 23, 2015

Nonchalantly

June 23, 2015

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classical realism illustration

I was really having fun with watercolor wash on graphite drawing. It was painted abstractly but able to bring out the rhythm of the whole drawing.

I completed this study for my new body of oil painting in April. This drawing centered at the young lady who has a careless expression, wearing a swimsuit, tied up with black string, floating on top of seawater. Her body does not touching the surface of water but ripples appeared on the surface, and bottom of her body turning into dust and liquid, dissolving into the seawater. The slowly vanishing of her body is something dangerous that she should be afraid of; yet, she's acting unconcerned.

June 19, 2015

Getting Hands in Soil

June 19, 2015

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Lavenders, the survival through last winter
Firstly, I want to tell you that these photos are taken almost a month ago; but I think I have took some nice photos and wanted to share with you here. It's my shared garden with some friends, who were Shawn's (my husband) colleagues. All of them moved over to Maine due to job relocation. This is our second year of maintaining this tiny garden bed. We lived in city in Malaysia and we have no space for gardening other than plant in pot. Well, even we moved to Maine, we're still living in apartment with no extra land for gardening. Fortunately, we are lucky that one of our friend, Regina's apartment has a small piece of space for the household's gardening. So, we rented one bed. 

June 18, 2015

Elements of Happiness

June 18, 2015

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ETSY: Elements of Happiness

You can hardly see animals in my drawings or paintings in traditional media. I used to combine girl with natural or animal in my old days' illustration. One of the reason I aware is I'm avoiding complicated subjects mixed into my artwork since I'm still practicing to improve my technique in painting portraits and figures.

June 17, 2015

ETSY Shop Reopen

June 17, 2015

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Art Artist Store

OK! I'm so excited to make this announcement. My ETSY store is finally REOPEN! After 2 years of sleeping mode and almost a year of long vacation mode, I had decided to wake it up. And this time, I'm serious in running this business. Yeah, because I'm a full time artist and a full time ETSY store runner. It's my job, no excuse to put it aside.