Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hey guys,

I moved to a new blog address. But I never updated this one to reflect that.

I promise I won't move at all after this for the next 5 years.
And the cooking blog? Well... I need to work on photographing the food I make and eat first.

But I hope you all have wonderful holidays.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sometimes I just want to scream SUCK A DICK.

But this isn't very polite, so I don't do it.

I know this has nothing to do with art, but I don't want to post this on facebook or something And I don't have a blog for ramblings. Nor does this belong in my cooking/baking blog... so... sorry about that. I know I have been terrible at updating, and I apologize.

I haven't been making any art this summer, but I'm trying to start. Mostly it's just been cleaning and trying to work as much as possible. There are too many bills to be paid!

I hope you all are having a wonderful summer.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Childhood, relationships, and restaurants. Finally done this final!

These are the final paintings. I'm going to rework three of them over the summer, but this is what I turned in as my final for Elements of Visual Thinking.

They are about my childhood and growing up in a Chinese restaurant and the relationships I formed in it with the customers and my family.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Finals turn my room into a pig sty.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

ELEMENTS Final: WIP so far


Together right now I have 4 paintings near completion, this is them alltoether.

The latest with some before and after.. sort of.

And my favourite painting so far is this one... with all the stages of the faces that gave me so much grief this past week.

And the final outcome is:

I feel like all of them are coming a long way.

Monday, April 20, 2009

food blog?

I did it.

I gave in.

Months of looking at Foodgawker made me do it.

I made a food blog! And it's here: Chopstick Community It sounds like it's only devoted to everything and anything Chinese, but it's not.

Go, follow, make, eat, and enjoy. :)

from my childhood series

There is something very exciting about watching a painting progress. After weeks of fretting and stressing over this project I feel like I'm finally getting it.

I feel like these paintings are slowly involving into something else. They're not only about my childhood spent at a restaurant in rural Carroll County nor just the fairytales I used to pour over inside the dingy closet at the back of the room. Something about these pieces frightens me, but I don't know what it is.

Some close up shots, and a sketch or two...

Look at how creepy these sketches are! Maybe it's a foreshadowing of my forthcoming doom.
Juuuust kidding, but really... are my paintings taking on a sinister feel? Or is that just me?