I posted a couple of photos in my previous post of the new homes of my work, something I don't even get to see often myself. Am fortunate to have another one to share with you. The painting, bubbles–wisteria, has not only a new home but a friend, a beautiful photo both hanging on the wall of an advertising firm's office in Tokyo. Funny, as both pieces are of flowers and nature. I cannot thank everyone enough--am forever grateful.
Am grateful every day that I can do what I do, because it brings me and hopefully, many others true joy. My paintings are like my babies and sadly, I don't often get photos of the new homes of my work once I see them off to their new owners. But, when I do get photos, am even more grateful and humbled.
I hand delivered this painting, bubbles--autumn II, soon after I wrapped up my in Tokyo, where it now is, hanging in the beautiful living-dining room of its new owners. Am so happy that it is a part of their daily lives, and that through it, I am too. I hope that my work will give them lots of positive bubbly energy filled with joy, love and flow! And of course, thank you to the new owners for giving my work a new home, and for sending me the photos--am so blessed!
It's already mid-December and the holiday season is here! I have been busy with a couple of deadlines and an upcoming project that am prepping to launch very very soon, so everything else--including this post here about my Christmas greeting cards, and holiday notes to friends, have been slow. The adorable ones above and other holiday cards are now available the following retailers. A big thank you as always to all for supporting local artists!! Please drop by any of these beautiful boutiques if you are ever in the neighourhood(s)!
Branches & Knots
3128 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC
4570 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
215 - 332 Water Street, Vancouver, BC
Stock Home Design
3060 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Willow & Wallflower
2606 St. Johns Street, Port Moody, BC
Please note, selection varies from boutique to boutique
Thank you everyone at Fireking Cafe in Tokyo for having me & my bubbles in your beautiful space! It was an amazing 3 weeks, where I debuted my large sized bubbles on canvas paintings. I couldn't ask for a warmer reception of bubbly works! Also, thank you to all the people who made this happen (the arrangements, transport, roof over my head--the list is endless), the ones who came in person to spend their time & smiles with me, the others who wanted to come, and the new friends who I made! Am an extremely lucky person, with great "en" and love.
Yes, it's been a little over a month since the conclusion of my bubbles–of zen & en show. Apologies for the delay in updates here, as soon after the show, I was out in Taipei holding another one, with a completely different set of artwork (please kindly see my post below).
The first picture above is of our setup at 2 AM in the morning, yes, 2 AM! Everyone was a pro, and I can't thank all enough, with a special nod to my friend who arranged everything, and I mean everything for me. On top of that, was lucky to be the beneficiary of the brand new museum lights that the owner had just purchased. The lights made the bubbles come alive in the evening. You honestly have to see my work there in person, and again I thank you to all that did. Was even able to have a friend who I haven't met in person in 15 years!
The second photo was taken at opening hour, the moment of calm before the rush. The paintings and atmosphere of the venue is completely different during the day and at night. The third picture reflects this well. And lastly, me and the lunch & dinner time staff who were all so welcoming, that it made me feel like I was a part of their big family--am forever gracious.