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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#singaporeartists
#singapore #poem #writing #writer  #surreal #fantasy #nature #chinesefan #chinesenewyear #chineseink #art #artwork #drawing #painting #artist #light #newage #spiritual #god #mystic #mystical #otherworld #chinesefashion #divine #abstract