Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The season to give...Art Brushes Project

For the holiday season, the art boutique shop that was showcasing some of my works is having a fund raising event to benefits Big Brothers & Big Sisters. They had asked each artist to decorated a brush that is to be hung on the Christmas tree. And all the proceeds from the brushes will be donated.

Here is mine, pretty flowers.

And a very talented artist Josh @, aka my husband, created this one. Isn’t this super adorable?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Let there be dumplings…

It all started a couple of weeks ago when I got this insane craving for dumplings. Coming from a restaurant background, none of the store brought brands seem to do it for. So it seems like homemade is the way to go.

Of course, everything was so much easier back then when my family still owns a restaurant. The wrapping per made, the dough rolled out for me. The meat fillings were perfect every time. This is one of those moments when I truly missed the family business.

After some researching, we finally settle down to make it this past weekend. It looks pretty good from the outside, despite the facts that some of them are super ting while others are the size of my fist. Ya, my dough rolling helper is kind of new to this, not pointing any fingers of course (two fingers pointing at my hubby behind my back, hehe) He started off rolling out kind of square like wrapping, not the perfect circle but I could handle it, then as the night goes by, they became longer and more deform. Toward the end, I swear I got the world’s map on my plate. Ha-ha, he was trying so hard it was cute.

In the end, it’s all good. The dumplings turn out pretty good. Still need some fine-tuning but it was a lot of fun making it. It’s not about the food but it’s part when family gathering together around the table for one task. And that was what I missed the most.

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Very Special Treasury

So I stay up late and snagged myself a treasury from ETSY this past Saturday night. I call this one “XOXO” which was suggested by my husband.

As usually, I send a quick e-mail along with the link to all the sellers whom listing was featured in this treasury.

A day later I got a reply from form one of the sellers thanking me for including her work. In this e-mail, she also went on to explain that not only was this her first treasury feature, but this one truly meant something special to her. You see, she just lost her husband a week earlier and this treasury, which is titled hugs and kisses, make her felt that perhaps he is watching over her some how or sending her a very special message. I start crying after reading this e-mail. And in my heart I hope that this simple little treasury had help lifted her spirit even for a second during such a tough time in her life.

I guess sometimes the smallest random action can affect someone else’s life.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Quinceañera: 1 part girl; 2 part woman

In Latin American culture, is a coming of age ceremony held on a girl's fifteenth birthday. The term Quinceaños refers to the birthday of the celebrant, and the term Quinceañera refers to the celebrant herself. Like many other coming-of-age ceremonies, the Quinceaños is associated with the Quinceañera "becoming a lady"

Here're two of my favorite shots.

From girl to woman...
Enjoy your childhood, don't grow up too fast now.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I'm part of this: Art Gallery / Craft Store Opening

It finally happened!!! I got some of my artwork into this new art & craft boutique store call Eclectica. My works will be on display there for the next three month. I have been working nonstop for the last month to get everything ready for the event. Their grand opening was last weekend. Since this is the first time any of my artworks & photographs were even in a store, you can only imagine how excited I was. I still can't believe I made it, haha.

Hopefully something will sale.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Lost & Found... ...

So I was backing up my whole photo library from my laptop this past weekend. Among 5ooo+ photos, I come across these beautiful images that deserved some spotlight. Amazingly, there were so many great shots we took from all the traveling we did in the past few years.

So here they are:

You can find these beautiful flowers in the Getty Center.

Love this red mailbox from Hong Kong.

Calm ocean scene from the Florida Keys.

From China, blue fabrics hanging from bamboo sticks.

I’m sure to find more cool shots as I attempted to organize all my photographs.

Stay tuned...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It’s been a pretty good week… in 3 treasuries

This week is looking pretty good so far. First I snatched a treasury, and then I was featured in two other one. Lot of exposures already and it’s only Wednesday.

Thanks for all the support and keep them coming.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I left my heart at Amy Sol’s mystical world.

I was reading one of our local new papers a couple of weeks back and who is being featured in an article? AMY SOL! OMG! She is currently one of my favorite new artists. It’s easy to be drawn into the dreamy and mystical world she created. Most of her works are delicate acrylic paint on wood. She has even incorporates the grain of the wood into the painting. Her pop abstract surreal style of painting has won over thousands of fans like myself. And the best part is that she lives here in Vegas! Hey, I might run into her one day

Her artworks are going for thousands of dollar now so we can't afford it at this point. Maybe some day I will. But we do own this in print, mine is lucky number 7 out 100. It looks so lovely on my wall.

But until than,here are a few super talented Etsy artists I found who I CAN afford:

A Turtle Ride 1/100


The Runaway - 8 x 10 Semi-Gloss Print

Original Painting Are You Awake

Support these talented artists and believe in the value of fine art!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 precious

A friend of mine was visiting with her little girl this past Labor Day weekend. She is at that perfect age when every little thing makes her happy. Especially sweet, just like Auntie Helen, hehe ^_^

I called this one "The Chocolate Monster"

She's so sweet. Can't wait to see her again.

Friday, September 4, 2009

In Treasury West...Powerful POE

I got featured in this new Treasury.
Is this not the prettiest group of photos or what?!
It's an honor to be among such talents.
Thanks for including my print, alwaysartistic!

Please click on the image to be redirect to the treasury.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Trying to capture this moment...

There was this beautiful sunset in the sky on my commute home. I don't think I quite captured the breathtaking beauty of it, but here it is...

Pretty, huh? ^_^

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Featured this week...

I'm in the "Photo of the Week" blog by Jessica.
Thanks Jessica!!!
Please click photo, it will link you to her blog.

I was on POE's blog this past Monday, yay!
I'm number 9, the Golden Gate Bridge.
So happy ^_^

Please click photo, it will link you to the blog.

And I also got a new treasury up, yay!!!
Please click on photo.

This had been a great week.
Thanks for all the supports.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I left my heart at San Francisco

I took these beautiful shots a couple of months ago in SF.
It was chilly and foggy, but I still love it there.

The foggy Golden Gate Bridge... so dreamy.

This one was by the beach, sooo cold.

Have so much fun on that trip.
Want to go visit again, soon I hope.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Treasuries this week.

Two cool treasuries here with little old me in it.
Thanks for all the supports.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lot of pretty flower photos... from our traveling

We love taking pictures of pretty flowers when we travel.
The macro setting on our camera gave us really sharp images.
Here're just a few of them. Enjoy...

Monday, August 17, 2009

New Treasury...Oh so pretty...

Here's a new treasury I got this weekend.
Thanks for all the supports ^_^

Friday, August 14, 2009

All the wine charms you will ever need

I can't seem to stop making wine glass charms.

It’s been tons of fun making them.

It turned out that I got a lot of beads pack away.

Oh well, I might as well start selling them.

Here's a few that's available on ETSY.

Check out my shop for more info.

Stay tuned for more of these charms.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Getting ready to host the wine tasting this weekend

I was up late last night making these wine glass charms.
They look pretty good.
I might even make some more and list them on ETSY later.

Next on the list...
Wine Tasting Notecards.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Wine, from Napa Valley

Yay!!! My 6 bottles of wine finally got in.
Can't wait to try them all. Wine tasting this weekend at my place.
Fun ^_^

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Napa Valley: Beautiful Wine Country

Visited the beautiful Napa Valley this past weekend.

I think I fell in love again.
The wine country was so breathtakingly beautiful that I didn’t want to leave.
The prefect weather, the blue clear sky and endless view of the vineyard make this an unforgettable trip. I wanted to go back already. Here are a few photos but the real thing is ten times more beautiful. Go for a visit if you had never been there before.