Tuesday, April 21, 2015

//Practice Makes Perfect//Rose Water Color//

For those of you who are interested in starting to learn water color - I can only say 'one' word for you - practice, practice and practice. You can learn the basic of water color on your own from Youtube, here, here and here. You can watch my sunflower water color art in Youtube as well, here. Or if you have the time - it is always a good idea to enroll yourself to a local art class in your area.

For me, painting a rose flower is a little challenging because rose has many layers of petals. Therefore I need to practice before I start to paint the actual art. 

Here are the roses water color study. As you can see they are far from perfect. I thought I share them with you.

I promise in the next two days I will post about water color materials.  I already shot photos of my favorite and less favorite water color set, brushes and paper. I can't wait to share them with you. So come back in a day or two!






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//10 Thing You Didn't Know About Me//



Okay I am ready to make a confession. I am going to reveal 10 secrets about me.

This is harder than I thought it would be but I figured by now I need you to know a little more about me.

Are you ready?

Here they are.

10 THINGS YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT ME
1. When I was 10 years old I had a giant brown asian praying mantis living on a plants that I put on a vase on the night stand next to my bed. I know. You would think I am crazy but actually she was kind a nice. Just stayed crawling all over the guava leaves on the vase and sometime she laid eggs. So cute and tiny.

2. I am a classical piano player

3. I bungee jumped off of a bridge in Queenstown New Zealand

4. I met my husband through the internet dating site.

5. My husband said I am a champion sleeper. I love sleeping that I am having difficulty waking up in the morning. But if I have something important to go I will be on time on the spot.

6. I like watching science chanel on TV especially about the universe, galaxy and stars. Oh yess...I know a little bit about it too.

7. I was hospitalized for 2 months for aortic anneurism. It happened suddenly then my life changed completely.

8. I love my Keurig coffee machine very much that I have a cup of coffee every morning when wake up.

9. I carry a sanitary wipes everywhere and I wipe arm rest, tray table in the plane, telephone wset in the hotel room and the inside of a rental car like steering wheel, radio, shift gear, everything that my hands touches.

10. I sewn my son's first birthday party outfit complete with a little red bow tie.


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So what do you think? Was I a weird kid for having a praying mantis as a pet while other kids had puppies. How about bungee jumping? Glad I did it but if you ask me if I will do it again, the answer is no!
Carrying a sanitary wipes and wipes the inside of a rental car, a telephone in the hotel room and sits on the plane? I feel save with my sanitary wipes in my purse. It comes in handy in any situation. I don't leave house without it.

Thank you so much for reading!



Sunday, April 19, 2015

Water Color Perfume Arts

What started just an experiment turned to be a hobby and a small business. I love how these watercolor perfume arts being displayed and add elegance and beauty to a room. Although these arts are not for everyone, I know someone who is feminine, delicate and elegance would like to have one of their personal room to be decorated by these arts. And of course this person must like perfumes.

Well, these arts are now available at my Etsy store, here.

I am selling only an original art, so these arts are very limited and none of them are a like although I might have painted them twice or three times of the same perfume.

I will keep adding more perfumes as I do enjoy very much painting them.








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Saturday, April 18, 2015

//Water Color Flower Sketch Part 1//

I have been loving painting using water color lately.

Today I wanted to share a flower water color sketch video with you.
These are only a sketch. It does not shows the detail or I have not gone to that stage yet.

As I mentioned in my blog in the past - I am in love with these tiny little petals of 'Stock' flowers. They are dying and drying right now so I am planning to buy some fresh one tomorrow.

If you are planning on to learn or a beginner water color painter - I suggest that keep practicing is the best lesson there is. Get your self a simple petal of flowers, put them in a vase (preferably a single stem) and put in front of you with a lot of natural light coming to your working desk.

Have a different shades of main colors ready in your water color wells so it is easy for you to paint. Start with the very light or base color then work on to the  darkest shades.

I am by any means not a great water color painter and I never had a teacher. I pretty much learn everything by myself. 

If you love what you see and feel like wanting to learn on how to use water color then start now. Get yourself a good space and a time. Find a quiet place, and listen to your favorite music. I always listen to Pandora for a spa music from my phone. This helps you to stay focus and believe me it is so much fun - very relaxing and soothing for your mind.

I will talk about materials next time. 

So let's take a look at the video and some pictures.

video


I painted these yesterday.

And today I continued on.


These are the Stock flowers I have in the living room. I took a stem and put it in a small vase and had them in front of me while painting.

These are the stock flowers I have in the living room. Aren't they pretty?

Thank you so much for looking!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

// Fresh Cut Flowers // STOCK FLOWERS //

Do you have a favorite room in your home? I do. 
I can not get enough taking pictures of this living room. May be because the room  gets a lot of natural light so it is always easy to photograph. Truth is we rarely sit in this area. You know this is not a place where we hang out. There is another room where family, Steven and I can relax and watch tv. 

The reason I wanted to take pictures is because there will be a mantel very soon. And I am super excited about it. As you can see there is no mantel right now. And it has been a year since we moved in. But then I really wanted to take pictures of the 'Stock flowers' in the vase. They are so pretty.

Here are more pictures of stock flowers, here. Aren't those gorgeous flowers?

And here are pictures stock flowers in my living room.







I really love these flowers and after 2 days in a vase the stem curve out from above the rim of the vase, creates a beautiful shape of the whole flowers. It is perfect and pretty as a center piece with a wide rim opening vase.

You see here is THE fire place without a mantel.

And this is the inspiration is from. Keep my fingers crossed so it will be as below inspiration picture. Found this through One Kings Lane and saved it to my phone. Thank God that Steven my husband loves it. You know it is so hard to find something that we both agreed when decorating the home. But this one was  easy; as soon as I showed him, he agreed.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Art on a Night Stand

I think I am loving my water color perfume arts too much.

Today I am displaying it on my night stand in our master bedroom.

I don't know why, there is something about these arts that I love very much - it is feminine, soft, pretty and  easy to decor. I think because it is a simple art.

Since I love home decor - wall art is a big part of home decoration and it helps transform a room into a new dimension.  It can hang on the wall or put on a table. And not all arts can have the beautiful effect such as these water color perfume arts. So I still not finish styling and decorating them.

And I am happy that these arts can be purchased at my Etsy store now. (here)

So let's take a look this art on a night stand.










So what do you think? 

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

//The Beauty and Elegance of Chanel Perfume & Art//

I have been painting art for almost 20 years now but now I never feel so happy and enjoy painting a bottle of perfume using water color.

I think a bottle of perfume is the most elegance, feminine and prettiest cosmetic a woman could have. I love perfume very much. May be that is why I enjoy painting them. 

Also, this perfume art - when framed and display it right can be a good decor item in your bedroom, powder room or home office or even in a bathroom. The simplicity of this perfume illustration exude elegance and prettiness to any room while  it is easy to decorate with other decor items in the room. And the bold statement of the object (the bottle of perfume itself) plus the painterly water color lines and color speaks volume about the personality of the owner of this art; feminine, beauty and elegance.

I have painted about 17  bottle perfumes and I am going to put them on my Etsy store for sale but I need to get them photograph just right and it is not easy to do that.

Meantime you can view the elegance chanel bottle perfume art I painted recently and displayed with other chanel perfumes a long with the lovely pink ranunculus flower.

 










So what do you think of the water color Chanel perfume art?
And thank you so much for stopping by!