Archive for January, 2012

Jan 31

Three Friends of Winter in Traditional Chinese Painting (2/2) – Henry Li

chinese painting Go to http://stores.eBay.com/blueheronartscom to collect this and other original painting, or visit http://www.blueheronarts.com for the piston waterbrush pens, watercolor and rice paper supplies.

About The Three Friends in Winter (岁寒三友)
What are the “three friends”? They are bamboo, plum blossoms, and the pine tree. They represent three ideal aspects of the ideal person:
1. Bamboo – this friend represents flexibility. Bamboo grows tall, and can be strong. It’s so strong to use as a tool or as a weapon, yet it is also flexible. Healthy bamboo grows straight towards the sky and yet, when even the strongest wind blows, it will not break. In the face of great force, you can yield as necessary and then spring back from a position of strength, without breaking.
2. Plum Blossoms – this friend represents beauty among even harsh circumstances. Plum flowers bloom in the depth of winter. Amid great cold and dreariness that might kill other flowers, the plum blossom opens and shows its beauty. To be like this friend, you should find opportunity even in the most bleak situations, and let your beauty shine forth.
3. Pine Tree – this friend symbolizes survival through difficulty. The pine is green all year round, and does not wither even in the coldest days of winter. It can grow in places with little water and nutrients.
If you keep these friends in mind in both good times and bad, you may find yourself inspired to be flexible in ways you thought you couldn’t be — and perhaps you can blossom and survive in situations where others falter.

Brushes used:
1. Wolf Hair Waterbrush – Branches of Plum with “flying white”
2. Goat and Wolf Combination Brush – Plum Folowers
3. Synthetic and Natural Blend waterbrush – Caylex and Pollens, pine needles

Paper used: Japanese Rice Paper

Pigments Used: Watercolor (White, Red, Green, Brown and Black)

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Jan 31

Judy Yeh and Rosalind Wang Explain Chinese Macramé or Knot Tying

chinese crafts Master artist Judy Yeh explains how she learned Chinese macramé, or knot-tying, and shows examples of her work. In 1999, Ms. Yeh taught Rosalind Wang Chinese knot-tying through a Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grant.

Interviewed by Willie Smyth

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Jan 31

Dr. Ethel Nelson on CBC – Chinese Calligraphy

chinese calligraphy Dr. Ethel Nelson is the author of a number of books, including “Mysteries Confucius Couldn’t Solve”, “The Discovery Of Genesis”, “Genesis & The Mystery Confucius Couldn’t Solve”, “God’s Promise To The Chinese”, “God & The Ancient Chinese”, & “The Beginning Of Chinese Characters”.

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Jan 31

Chinese Art – Covent Garden, London

chinese art This chinese guy wrote my girlfriend’s name (Ma), a heart and my name (Ale) using tiny sponges. Each letter has a different shape. Quite interesting technique…

Covent Garden, London, 24th March 2007.

Note to self: put backgroung music.

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Jan 30

how to buy chinese painting?

how to buy chinese painting? can you give me a website online?

Why not buy from Toperfect Chinese Painting factory, they sell both 2000 chinese oil painting and more chinese traditional paintings

http://www.oilpaintingfactory.com/traditional-Chinese-painting.html

http://www.oilpaintingfactory.com/China-paintings.html

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Jan 30

Which craft stores sell Chinese character stamps?

Any store in the US? Like Michaels, etc.

Almost any craft store will carry rubber stamps ~here we have Micheals & AC Moore and I have seen some in both you could always ask the buyer to special order what you need ~ just remembered another is joannes fabric store~~good luck~~

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Jan 30

How do you write the symbol for elegance in Chinese Calligraphy (Mandarin/Cantonese)?

I actually have the symbols, but I am looking for a program or website that will do it more fancy. Thanks!

Is this what you have in mind?

http://www.chinatownconnection.com/chinese-symbol-elegant.htm

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Jan 30

According to Siang Mien(a Chinese art) our features predict event in our lives! What means?

What does a little naso-buccal space mean ?

I have a little naso-buccal space such as when I smile it frowns !

Besides,what does an asymmetrical smile mean ?

I will prize the answer !

got no idea

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Jan 28

How to Draw Dragonfly – a Chinese Painting Tutorial

chinese painting silhouette dragonfly painting
http://www.BlueHeronArts.com

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Jan 28

“RETRO” Top HAT – Wild Orchid Crafts (must see)

chinese crafts Thank you to all of the dedicated viewers and subscribers, this is a special project to end 2011 for you….incorporating my handmade roses, embellishments gorgeous mulberry paper flowers from www.wildorchidcrafts.com and other items from my stash including this beautiful wearable chipboard ‘life’ size Top HAT!

For still photos go to http://suziecrafter10.blogspot.com or ‘friend’ me on FaceBook to keep in touch often…”Suzie Crafter”
Thanks for visiting me today have a and Happy New Year 2012!!!!!

Items used from Wild Orchid Crafts:
www.wildorchidcrafts.com
Shooting Pearl Spray (white)
Cream Mulberry Rose buds BUD-109
Deep Ivory Wild Rose FM-00371
Off White Plastic Holly Berry CX-00059
White Calla Lily SXX-026
Large Hat Stick Pin
Stick Pin with Silver Bead Caps

Materials Used: The papers used on the hat were from the K&Company Designer Paper Line “Papiers Decoratifs”, Mod Podge for ‘Paper’ (blue label), Hot “Glue to adhere all of the items down to the hat, Cardinal Red Paint for the band by Folk Art, black satin ribbon from a local fabric store, vintage laces in black and white, pearls and other goodies from my stash

Some of the other crafty items were purchased from a local craft shop nearby. Due to the wonderful things said about “karlas001′s” Etsy.com shop, who is a member of Artsy Addicts and “MMVA” on FaceBook, I would recommend to check out her store.

If you have any questions, please private message me.
Thank you again for stopping by…

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