Monday, January 31, 2022
Sunday, January 30, 2022
Happy Lunar New Year, my friends!
I made five Lucky Tiger greeting cards for you to keep and send to loved ones.
Feel free to download them freely. Wishing you a healthy and happy year!
PS: Lucky Tiger 1/1 paintings are for sale in my online store. Pls take a look if you're interested!
1. Good Health 健康
Tuesday, January 04, 2022
This photo is SO BOSS!
A very happy and healthy 81st birthday to Hayao Miyazaki-sensei. May he make all the movies for another 100 years. I can't wait to watch his upcoming animated feature, How Do You Live? (きみたちはどういきるか) named after the 1937 novel written by Yoshino Genzaburo.
Also, can we talk about Toshio Suzuki? The genius producer and marketing mastermind behind all of the Studio Ghibli movies. I often think about what he said in the documentary Kingdom of Dreams and Madness -
"We make our best work when working with people we enjoy working with."
It's something I try to live by.
That, and slippers with socks.
Long Live Ghibli!
Friday, December 31, 2021
Cute and Quiet
I dedicated this new collection of work to our families and friends during these uncertain times. Mighty little women are symbols of hope and happiness in full bloom, wearing silk organza peony dresses inspired by Taiwanese floral textile and Alexander McQueen.
My intention was to inspire stillness in chaos and peace within.
It felt weird being back in America after spending four months in Asia. My imposter syndrome kicked in immediately after we landed at SFO. I never had to question my identity in Taiwan. Yet after 30 years in the U.S., my desire for Asian American self-discovery grows stronger each year.
Thursday, January 02, 2020
As the space around was in flux,
I want to continue to grow in 2020.
Thankfully, I got a head start in 2019.
Here are some highlights with wisdom by Rumi:
With an invitation to participate in her official anniversary exhibition,
I gave myself the task to paint like an old master from 17th century, Japan -
traditional Japanese art was painfully satisfying.
continues to be a big part of the pleasure of painting.