Saturday, December 29, 2007

happy new year

Rather a solemn start of a new year... as the traditional Chinese saying goes, 年年有余, "May you be blessed with fishes(left overs) each and every year." So, take a mermaid.
this is also an unfinished piece for LMS3 for so crits and suggestions welcome~


Friday, December 28, 2007

Benazir Bhutto,12-27-07

Tend to avoid politics on this blog. But when i see this news i can't help feeling shocked and saddened by the untimely death of the hope that was Pakistan's Civil and Female Rights. i just watched "Persepolis", and thought it should win the academy awards for Best Animation because we can't close our eyes to what kind of world we are living in. it's definitely scarier and bloodier than any Zombie movies i have seen. While struggling to create beauty and harmony in my personal paintings, some other people are doing it on a grander scale to better many people's lives. i can't help but wonder maybe that was why i do art as well. the quiet persuasiveness of beauty and wonder, tho silent but unrelenting, might lure people away from so much blood shed and lives wasted in the names of all things grand but darn right meaningless. At least that's my hope.

Sorry about the rant. Have a great New Year and i hope you all hold truth, beauty, love in your hearts, for darkness is so deep and we all, lose our way sometime.

shelly wan

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays~

A little card to all my friends and loved ones in this holiday season~ Though we always grow old may we never grow up.

sw 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sunday Paintings~

My camera died in front of a Liepke painting when i visited the gallery a second time~ So i finally gotten some pics of my sunday paintings from last week and this~ OH and i unwisely took these out under the sunlight so the color is off~~ Hummmmm~

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Jeremy Lipking workshop has TWO OPENINGS THIS WEEKEND!

Jeremy told me tonight around 10pm that the Previously filled workshop has magically re-open up for two lucky people~! It won't last long so sign up quick!! I am taking his tuesday night workshops right now and he's been an amazing teacher and a great guy to hang around. He went out of his way to fetch me the pen that Liepke signed my book with! ^0^ So trust me, watching and painting along with him is so so worth it.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

The little black strap...

Liepke's show was hot as hell, as one could have imagined... i plan to go back there and take more pictures as there were too many people on the opening night. Please, do your eyes a favor and go feast on these... He even signed my book~ ^o^

and here's my sunday painting. i really messed up the values on this one; the red light threw me off completely~ darn it.