Sunday, July 4, 2010
I must admit that I really enjoy doing every new challenge like I did my previous pieces about Alice in Wonderland & Twilight Zone themes. It's all good because a new challenge can improve my art skills so I love it. Past few months ago, Gallery1988 invited me to participate the group show Crazy4Cult 4, which is about tribute show to cult movies. I was intensely thrilled.
At first, it was so hard to choose either Edward Scissorhands or Willy Wonka. My family, friends and bloggers convinced me to prefer Edward and they voted vibrant and dark color scheme for my medium. So I accepted. I didn't remember about the story of Edward Scissorhands so I borrowed CDs from the video shop. I watched the full movie while doodling rough sketches.
I tried to do my new two challenges: bokeh or "out of focus" style / transparent effect / filter effect & more elaborated background which I saw Edward's creepy house. Before I started painting, I got idea about Edward's cutting paper cuts. I was thinking of myself, "Mall, why can't you imagine that he enjoys making creative paper cuts at his creepy house?" I imagined my picture... I felt sad and touched deeply that Edward showed his pure kindness to the three little birds ( my friend Patrick told me that three little birds reminds of Bob Marley's song so I didn't know that, haha! ) Anyway, enjoy viewing!
Delight in Paper Chains
Acrylic & Colored Pencil on Paper
11" x 14"
Yesshhh... my mission accomplished! If you're interested in buying my Edward piece, contact Gallery1988. Don't forget to visit Gallery1988 Los Angeles on July 9, Friday Night! I'm sure you guys will enjoy seeing many amazing artworks and artists there!
And other miscellaneous stuff... my original wood-burning piece, "Big Gossip" is SOLD! Still... I am sad, it's so hard to say goodbye to my favorite Big Gossip... I really miss my weird Japanese creatures, sigh. I'll definitely create more wood-burning pieces next time. Thank you so much, my wonderful art buyer Mary!
Nowadays, I work on my next art commission. Oh, crazy Liverpudian cityscapes... another new challenge! Well, I look so serious... Busy busy bee! (webcam pic)
Good news, I just realize now... My sister Erica and I record 1,012 sold in our Kirkus Shop since 2008! Hooray!
UPDATED: And I really enjoyed spending time with my first nephew Liam (my brother's baby son). I told him, "Liam, come here, kiss your auntie Mall... Because your Daddy, Mama and you will leave here for Manila. I'll miss you, my baby Liam." Thanks to my dearest mama, who captured this magical moment. I taught my mama how to use my Panasonic Lumix GF1 camera, hehe. When I have time, I'll teach my mama about ISO settings, manual focus, aperture, etc... Sigh, Liam always reduces my stress in my life and cheers me up!