Part 3 in a series of small private commissions by my teacher. This is a jewellery box i designed for her. It is a shimmering butterfly landing on a pink lotus, a small night pearl hidden within the lotus. The light is the shimmering on the water.
1st in the series of small private commissions. I don’t usually do commissions but my teacher asked if i could design some small wedding boxes for the wedding jewellery she was going to give her relative.
This design is two night pearls joined by a golden link. It is the kind of design Gods and Goddesses gift to each other on important occasions. Night pearls are said to grow deep within lakes. When retrieved they glow softly in the night and are praised for their soft glow, hence the name night pearls.
This is my fan that i carry in the park mostly on hot days. The breeze it provides really cools me down. Its a strange feeling when the wind blows. Like a combination of our energy flows into the park. I wanted something simple and abstract for myself and i generally feel in terms of processing energy so this artwork is a process of energy. I also tend to see balls of light perhaps they are spiritual guides or balls of light energy around me.
Some new artwork on the wall outside my house ! A very old sketch as well of yin and yang water versus fire (bottom right), an abstract painting of entering the jade realm (top left), one of the Gods passing through heaven (top right) a beautiful bird from the park, he is so handsome (bottom left)
One of my favourite drawings, the feeling came across so nicely. It is an incomplete drawing, but i stopped drawing it the minute i saw the face of Death. The artwork is myself and Death looking at souls in the underworld. It is like an old memory of this incarnation of Death looked like. I didnt touch it anymore because i was worried if i coloured in any of the drawing the sharpness of his features and expression and mine would be lost. It is appropriately a winter drawing. A time for cultivation.
This is a fan i painted for my mum. It is a tree of gold and silver leaves which represent the years of her life to me. I like to paint trees for older people on fans because it represents the wisdom they have accumulated over their years. Its a beautiful celebration of the years of the life of an older person. There is also a lovely little phoenix on the side representing me.
I have been super busy over Chinese New Year. I hope you are all well, no matter which part of the world you are in. We all deserve to start the year well and i am sending you love and good wishes.
This is a painting of the process of energy moving up from the body. Particularly the blue line of energy from the base of the spine. The soul energy could be reflective of the inward projection of the soul or one’s ancestors coming to be present. The lines of energy move very fast.
The time stamp on this artwork said this was done in Spring. That could perhaps account for the light, and airy nature of the energy coming forth in this painting. Probably threads of which i wish to continue exploring.
I hope you are all well, and taking it easy during this busy time of celebration. I hope for all who are nof celebrating Chinese New Year that your year is starting out great. If it is not, breathe and relax into the new year. That is what i am telling myself !
I painted this silk fan as a gift for my teacher. I was so happy she liked it. It is the first silk fan i painted so i was pretty nervous. The fan is painted with acrylic paint. Please do not try to use Chinese inks as the ink will bleed all over the fan !
The design is winterblossoms, and some are open and some are budding. The petals are also floating in the wind. It is stamped winter at the top, with my name at the side. I was aiming for something contemplative, and dreamy. I think it is both. The kind of artwork you look at when relaxing, and drinking tea. Pondering the fragrant, but fleeting nature of life.
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