Friday, February 22, 2008

Early Bird Painters Art Show !

It's been 6 months since I've gone out painting with other " Early Birds"!
and we're having a group show starting this week at the Studio Gallery!

the theme is center in our personal plein air paintings and sketches that are mostly done in the our early painting session- the 2 hr time between sunrise and 9am work to go paint around bay area. There will also be a few pieces of illustrations that are inspired by them.
Participating artists include Sharon Calahan, Jennifer Chang, Bill Cone, Mike Dutton, Jimmy Gutierrez, Noah Klocek, Robert Kondo, Ernesto Nemesio, Nick Sung, Enrico Casarosa, and Daisuke Tsutsumi.

Below is the info for the gallery and time. Studio Gallery is a petit boutique/gallery in the Polk st. neighborhood. If you're in town or around Polk st. for dinner on Sat., please stop by the reception, or the show will be up for 2 weeks *_*

Early Birds
plein air paintings & drawings
February 20th - March 9th, 2007
reception: Saturday, February 23rd, 4-8 pm

Studio Gallery
1718A Polk St. (between Washington and Clay)
San Francisco, CA 94109
Gallery hours: Wed-Fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 11-6, Mon-Tue by appt.


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Happy Lunar New Year !

Happy Rat Year !
this is also a belayed greeting for 2008!
I've been too swamped with stuff since December to post a greeting for everyone... XP
and now, the Christmas & New Year holidays have past, and it's time for the Lunar New Year ! (- Feb 7th).

the image above is the cover of a holiday card i made this year for family and friends. Now here it is for everyone ! For the 'theme' of the card this year is about having a warm relaxing holiday, I've made some bath salt tea bags to go with the cards. It was a fun process to make them, testing the bath salts myself has surely been the best part *_* .. I hope everyone had a great holiday, and having a great one !

Growing up in Taiwan, Lunar New Year ( literary translation: Spring celebration ) has always been an important holiday for me and my family. it's like celebrating Christmas and New Year for us, and it's also an once of year time for all family get together. During this time, we have a lot of good food and lots of oranges; post up poetry phrases on the front door and all over the house hold, that are written our greetings and hopes for the new year; elder generations give red envelopes, which contains new bills, to younger generations; we pray to Buddha and our ancestors to thank them for their blessing in the past, and the coming year ... the celebration usually lasts about a week. here is a wiki link that may describe more about the holiday.

Happy New Year !