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Dec 31, 2014

Happy Holidays

Let's hug our loved ones and stay happy in this holiday season. 
Let's appreciate what we have.
Let's choose happiness.
Let's love and accept ourselves no matter what.

Thank you so much 2014, and hello 2015!

Dec 3, 2014

Upstream People Gallery 16th Annual Painting, Drawing, Photography & Print Juried Online International Exhibition

My latest body of work, a series of "Love and Appreciation" is in online exhibition, and 2 of them won "Special Recognition".

Nov 1, 2014

Love and Appreciation 01

One of the pieces I worked on during Robert Burridge's Studio Mentor Workshop. Acrylic with collage . Fun pasting paints on palette!

Oct 15, 2014

"The Yes Book" coming this fall!

So honored that my illustration is featured on the web site of "The Yes Book" by Exult Road, as well as the poem featured in the book.

The Yes Book©, a collection of writings about the idea of the word "Yes!" from poets, physicists, journalists, novelists, grandpas, coffee baristas, spiritual teachers, social activists, farmers, and youth. 

Robert Burridge Studio Mentor Workshop

I attended Robert Burridge Studio Mentor Workshop in Arroyo Grande, CA, at his own studio in September 2014. It was like one of my dreams came true!

He is such a great mentor, not only talented in art but to teach, to communicate, to inspire and to encourage students. Some students were repeater attracted to his caring and charming personality as well as his skills. In the class, 7 of us, in the 40s to 60s, all acted like small kids who love to paint!  Full of laughter and scream, enthusiasm, energy everyday.

My goal was to improve color scheme, and here I was trying out new sets of colors by his wonderful method!

Jun 26, 2014

Dine under the wisteria arbor

My another dream dining setting is under the wisteria arbor. I experienced it and loved it in Provence.

All time favorite bistro

I never get tired of painting this bistro. That's one of my power spots. I am always happy whenever I visit there, to dine with anyone, any time. 

Magic Hour at Course Saleya, Nice

I fell in love with the contrast of burning orange building against Phthalo blue sky back in the late 90's. Later I learned that it was Henri Matisse's house...I should've walked during the day time. I enjoyed the view as I dined at the amazing pizzeria. They served simple but amazing dish and amazing local wine. 

May 13, 2014

Mar 15, 2014

Mar 12, 2014

Congratulations on your Wedding, L&J!

For my friend who's getting married...

Mar 2, 2014

Birthday Cake

I thank for my life, my health, and being able to celebrate with my beloved family! 

Feb 15, 2014

Small sketch: Image of Lake Tahoe in winter

I tend to get caught in details and logical thinking when I paint, so I'm trying to loosen up here, because I feel more free and happy that way. I'm trying out in small sketches. 

Feb 1, 2014

Sunset @ Napa Valley (image of Bistro Don Giovanni)

It would be great to taste wine like this with loved ones!

Jan 17, 2014

Lake Tahoe in summer

Here is the summer version of Lake Tahoe in my imagination.

Love the Lake Tahoe view in winter!

I'm working on a series of Lake Tahoe, just because living near Lake Tahoe is my dream! This is the winter version.