Weekly news: August 25, 2021

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I hope you are all doing well!

This week, I’m working on my second Fall painting I want to finish this year. It is such a fun painting, and I cannot wait to share it with you! I’m painting new things that I’ve never painted before and the process is both motivating and intimidating. I’m asking myself a lot of questions about my techniques, and it is fun to find novel solutions to my painting situations. I really enjoy learning with each project.

As a sneak peak on this painting, I wanted to share these apples that I had so much fun painting. There is something quite entertaining in painting red fruits!

As promised, here is a better picture of our garden hibiscus in full bloom! The flowers are gigantic but only last for one day. Fortunately, there are numerous, and we get to witness a new flower each morning.

New in store

A few pencils cases are left waiting for you!

Inspiration

This lovely book is the perfect introduction to plant indentification!

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A small treat…

This is a bit crazy, but completely fascinating! To know more about this performance, here’s an interview that was insightful. I wonder what everyone involved here thought!

Introducing Lady and Lord Tiger!

New in the Portfolio

There’s a new piece in my portfolio: I finished painting Lady Tiger. I hope you’ll go take a look!

This piece is also available in my shop. Each time you buy from my shop, you enable me to continue to work as an independent artist.

Weekly news: August 18, 2021

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I hope you are all doing well!

What a busy week! I worked hard on this Fall painting, and I’m very happy it’s done! Some paintings are fun to paint, but even more fun to finish! I particularly enjoyed painting the rowan berries. The pumpkin was particularly intimidating, and I painted most of the little treasures around it before tackling it. It was very interesting to paint this fruit as it is quite different from flowers or leaves.

After the painting was finished, I added the lettering, and of course, had an accident while erasing my pencil lines. I panicked a bit, but I was able to fix it. Can you find it on the picture? I hope not! I really need to be more careful with erasing and respect the paint’s drying time!

More details in my portfolio!

Outside the atelier, our garden hibiscus is finally in flower! It’s such a long wait! But what magnificent flowers. I’ll take better pictures when it stops raining. I was quite surprised to know that some hibiscus can be planted in the garden and survive the Canadian winter. It’s very impressive and wonderful!

New in store

So many exciting things at the boutique this week! I’m very happy to expend my offer a bit with
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some pencil cases! I hope you’ll love them as much as I do!

And my Autumn Treasures print and zine are also ready to meet you!

Finally, I also added a new set of bookmarks to celebrate Fall!

Inspiration

This book is truly exceptional! It is probably my favourite art book ever, and I hope you will check it out 🙂

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A small treat…

I stumbled upon this Vietnamese artist, Nguyễn Thanh Nhàn, and I fell in love with his work. His website is stunning, and you should definitively go check it out!

And may I recommend this song as you browse Than’s work?

Something New in my Portfolio!

New in the Portfolio

I hope you had a lovely New Year celebration! As the first painting that I’ve completed in 2022, here is a Royal Tiger King! I hope you’ll go check it out in my portfolio!

If you like this piece and would like to support my work as an independent artist, it available in my shop as a card and a print!

Weekly news: August 11, 2021

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I hope you are all doing well!

I feel like I’ve been doing solely admin work since the last newsletter! I created some new products based on my latest paintings, and that was a lot of fun! It’s always motivating to transform my work in different items. After spending a week on this and maintenance, I’m ready to move back to my drawing desk and create some new illustrations. In fact, I’m about to start the Halloween and Christmas illustrations. Yes! Already! It was fun to project myself in the future like this, and I cannot wait to share my new paintings with you!

That being said, it is still Summer, and I feel a bit spread thin. That’s why I’ll be taking a break from the nI hope you are all doing well!

Summer is definitely in full swing, with unmistakable signs that Fall is coming. Goldenrod is flowering everywhere, and its gold splashes makes everything magical. To me, Goldenrod blooms signal the second half of summer when plants are slowly starting to decline and prepare for Winter.

In the atelier, I’ve also started to prepare for Fall, and I’m working on a very autumnal painting. Here’s a sneak-peak with this wonderful moth I was able to spot, taking a rest from the sun. I love it’s beautiful pattern and flashy colours. It is so incredible to have seen it in real life. Apparently, this species, the great tiger moth, is very common in our area, but it is my first time seeing it.

New in store

New bookmarks and stickers are available in the shop!

Inspiration

This is such a beautiful book to get lost into!

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A small treat…

Because I’ve been fascinated by moths since meeting our little tiger friend, I wanted to share this slow-mo video. I love how fluffy these little butterfly look!

And! Look at this artist’s work: how incredible is her embroidery?

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới 2022!

New in the Portfolio

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới 2022! Another piece I just finished for the Year of the Tiger. This time, I wanted to share my Vietnamese heritage with the traditional Vietnamese dress, áo dài. You can see more in my portfolio over here.

If you like this painting and want to add it to your New Year celebration, it is available in my shop as a greeting card and a print. Every time you buy from my shop, you enable me to continue to make art as an independent artist, and I am incredibly grateful for that!

Weekly news: July 28, 2021

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(This is a news letter I sent out. If you’d like to receive fresh news every week, sign up here! The full newsletter contains surprises and is delivered once a week to your mailbox. Et elle est également en français!)

I hope you are all doing well!

I feel like I’ve been doing solely admin work since the last newsletter! I created some new products based on my latest paintings, and that was a lot of fun! It’s always motivating to transform my work in different items. After spending a week on this and maintenance, I’m ready to move back to my drawing desk and create some new illustrations. In fact, I’m about to start the Halloween and Christmas illustrations. Yes! Already! It was fun to project myself in the future like this, and I cannot wait to share my new paintings with you!

That being said, it is still Summer, and I feel a bit spread thin. That’s why I’ll be taking a break from the newsletter and blog content next week. I have a very exciting staycation planned: a week of drawing, sketching, gardening, good books and sleeping. Stella has been very diligent and has started prepping for our holiday!

See you in 2 weeks 🧡

New in store

New bookmarks and stickers are available in the shop!

Inspiration

Another summer find !

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Youtube

It’s the last week of July, which means the vlog is up! 🙂

Year of the Tiger 2022

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Just a little note to let you know there is a new piece in my portfolio! I’m starting to think about the Lunar New Year which will mark the beginning of the year of the Tiger next February. I hope you’ll go take a look!

It’s over here!

Weekly news: July 21, 2021

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I hope you are all doing well!

I finished zine #3! This one took me out of my comfort zone as I painted animals as the focus instead of plants. It was really interesting and enjoyable. I particularly enjoyed painting the dragonfly and the frog. It was a new experience for me to look into these “animal” patterns. It’s also so nice to observe the garden in this different way.

More photos in my portfolio!

Now, I’m not sure what my next project will be. I have some loose ends to tie up. In the meantime, the garden is really coming to its peak. Look at our eggplant harvest! You can look forward to a yummy recipe featuring these beauties in July’s vlog!

New in store

My third zine is available in the shop!

The print is also available 🙂

Here’s what they look like in video (I’m slightly obsessed!)

Inspiration

A find from last summer 🙂

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A small treat…

Definitively too pretty to eat!