Mooncakes

I am making mooncakes this year with a friend. I am giving her guidance on how to make. She is very excited and happy. She had a totally cool idea of mixing cranberries in the osmanthus lotus paste. It tasted so good. The different designs are pu-er tea flavour, osmanthus and cranberry and osmanthus and cranberry and walnuts. My friend likes nuts in her mooncake. It was crazy. We made mooncakes two days in a row.

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The link between buddhas

This was an artwork that felt to be part of my unconscious process. A link between the spiritual teacher and the student. A thread, a lifeline of learning, the mystery of connection, karmic ties that lead even into the departing and the afterlife.

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The different stages of enlightenment

Its the seventh lunar month in Singapore. What it means according to my friend is that ghosts from all the different dynasties come into our world. People burn offerings to their ancestors and for people who don’t burn offerings like me, we just quietly sit back and observe. For some inexplicable reason i didn’t feel like seeing ghosts this year. Maybe its a temporary break maybe it is not. Maybe i will permanently direct them elsewhere. So when Spring came, i painted this and put it on the door. Literally it is the different stages of human enlightenment. The trials of love, suffering, ascension of the consciousness etc. Souls transforming into Buddhas. Human enlightenment is essential to humans. For everyone else, immortality is about death and rebirth. A continual process of great responsibility. The stamp is my name and below it says Spring.

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The reviving of the jade soul

The Gods reviving the jade soul energy between the two of them. Used for further spiritual development. The air lights up in silence as the jade soul is fused together.

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The lady of the golden lotuses

I am sharing this one because a few friends liked the composition. I have some advice to share as well. This is done in Chinese inks on watercolour paper. Though i do love this painting the spots probably due to water from the brush are driving me crazy. I loved the idea of this painting though. The lady of the golden lotuses. My advice is not to use Chinese inks on watercolour paper, the Chinese black ink does not take well to the paper. Neither does the Chinese seal. Still as my friend mentioned. The chaos is part of the process. My other friend mentioned. Just think of the spots as the design on her dress.

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Lotus on water

This is a traditional watercolour study of a lotus. Lotuses are a symbol of spiritual advancement. Particularly in Buddhism. Many goddesses are seen standing on lotuses. I think it represents a balance or harmony of energy. The petals open left and right to represent spiritual awakening or the awakening of your energy centres. It is one of the few flowers that seems to surpass the earthly realm into the spiritual realm in terms of representation. I just wanted to paint a lotus as it is. Its simple beauty. Done in Spring in Singapore

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Travelling the jade realm

One of my older pieces. One of the pieces that depict spiritual travelling. Travelling and reaching the door of the jade realm. I believe those are the jade guardians featured. Jade guardians i feel are present in every piece of jade. The lines of fire in the soul, jade souls travelling.

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Chess with a friend and teapot

Happy Chinese New Year to all celebrating. If you are not celebrating but it is a holiday in your area or country Happy holidays. If its not a holiday there may you share in our good wishes for a good new year. This is the year of the tiger according to the Chinese Calendar.

I have not had a lot of time to draw lately. Busy because of New Year preparations. I drew this artwork on one free day during the New Year. I am playing fate chess with a friend. The spirit animal joining us in this case is my friend’s dragon called teapot. Hes the lovely colour of a brass or gold teapot. He moves the chess pieces when we are not looking. So he cheats basically. We ignore him and continue playing and having our conversation and drinking tea. Its a nice way to pass the afternoon in the spiritual realm and we are enormously fond of teapot. What would chess be without him ?

The stamp is winter. Its winter in Singapore.

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