Blue spine energy moving up in Spring

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.

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First painted Chinese silk fan

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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First painted Chinese fan

Happy Chinese New Year Everyone ! Wishing you all good health, happiness and prosperity this Lunar New Year of the rabbit.

For all who are not celebrating Chinese New Year I wish you a most blessed year.

This is the artwork i have chosen to share with you this Chinese New Year.

It is the first paper fan i ever painted with Chinese inks. It is a self portrait with mountains and a weeping willow tree. The words read xia yue, ning jing. Meaning quietness is summer time. The stamp has my name and the second stamp like an oval says pu ti. Which means Bodhi in Chinese. Wherever it is the season or has a feeling i use the appropriate stamp.

I think I painted this fan to have one to sit and drink tea in the park, and just fan. Because it is so hot sometimes, i am pretty sure this was why i painted it in summer.

It is the first fan, so i am very much learning to improve. I carry it to remind myself if i try, i can learn something new.

It is very delicate, being paper so it will not withstand the rain so i am careful with it.

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Self portrait sketch in olden times

Chinese New Year is just round the corner for all who are celebrating. This is the year of the rabbit and i wish all celebrating a happy, healthy and successful year of the rabbit.

I am breaking transmission of what i was going to post to share some Chinese inspired and Chinese themed work with you in celebration of the season.

This is one of my beloved sketches that i kept hidden away in my sketching journal.
It is a self portrait in olden times, daydreaming. Some of my best and most important days in my life have been when i have been daydreaming. So this is how it feels in my mind and soul.

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God whispered in my ear

I saw you as the Gods were walking. You are the God above and you sat by me and whispered encouragement in my ear. I sat drinking tea, avoiding the one event i had prepared for so long. Painting the destiny of the Gods. As you spoke, i felt transported by some destiny i didn’t know or understand.


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And the Gods came, to see their panels.

And the Gods came, some in grey, some in white. Some with their walking sticks, some still dreaming in their minds, to see the panels painted once a year, showing their destiny. As her reflection stood amongst them, she wondered if they saw what she saw.

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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 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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