Monday, October 6, 2008

Title: Dance of the Spider Lily

Camera shake marred this picture, but then I looked at it again, and loved the oranges and the greens, and soft yellows. So I blurred it some more using a photo editing program.

The result? Well, you can see for yourself.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Title: Doodle-a-me

I have obviously not mastered the art of the doodle too well, but I thought I'd share this one anyway.

It's something I did when I went for a workshop, and they asked us to draw something which represents ourselves. Most people drew flowers, or items connected with their names. I started with a house with a circular door (I wanted something different), because right now I'm rather attached to home. And while the workshop was going on, I added a path to the house. The path and circular door later became a stick figure of a girl.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Title: Life and Destruction

The pest-eaten holes give this picture its uniqueness. How fragile life is, yet how resilient. New leaves shoot up and buds shoot up even as the old ones are eaten.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Title: Fish-a-doodle

I got the idea of using doodles from Artful Cards by Katherine Duncan Aimone (She actually has some interesting ideas in this book. I particularly like her projects which involve stitching). I thought it's perfect for me, for expressing myself, because I'm always making little doodles in my notebooks.

This particular doodle is based on fish. I was writing about Hongbao As Collectibles yesterday, so the motif was at the top of my mind. Not the best doodle ever, but I thought I'd put it here, since it's my first attempt at this kind of project. As usual, I made it into an Artist Trading Card-sized item.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Title: Playful

I made this many years ago, using a very easy technique that children use in art class -- the paint blog technique.

Fold a paper in half, squeeze watercolour paint (you can use more than one colour) onto one side. Fold over, and blot with your fingers.

I used textured paper for a more interesting look, and worked with more than one layer (that is, let one layer dry before adding more paint, and blotting another layer) for a more sophisticated effect.

The beauty of this kind of work is in the colour combinations that you can achieve. And the sheer unpredictability, the "playfulness" of it all.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Collage from magazine pictures

I made this many years ago, and it's still one of my favourites. Because I think what I chose for this particular collage reflects my taste, my eye for what's interesting.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Title: Glimmer of Light

Another piece using the same conceptual starting point as 'Road to Nowhere' -- a path/light that cuts through surrounding darkness.