Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Still very far from a finish design. Fiddling with one illustrated butterfly in various layers today. After so many versions on photoshop, my eyes can't decide which is better. Sometimes too many choices is confusing.

Monday, July 29, 2013

FLOWERFAIRY-work in progress

 Since my eyes max out at 2 hours, creating a new painting takes forever. It took me a long time to learn photoshop, but it  can really helps me to speed up a new design. The fairy wing is painted separately. It saves me time, cause I can paint it faster in a small scale. I can transform & scale this fairy wing, to see my options. I kind of like this purple version, I got this color  by clicking the COLOR BURN option. I still have alot of work with this new fairy. With the finish background, I have a better idea of how to finish the features on the fairy.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


CICELY MARY BARKER'S flower fairies remains a classic & inspirational. I wonder if her fairies are children that she knew or pull from her imagination? I usually start off my flower fairy with a specific kid that I know. At a certain tender age, they are in their own little world. By spending time with them, the magic comes thru at the in-between moments.

Friday, July 19, 2013


There's always magic in the mountain, especially on these glorious summer mornings. Nothing more magical than visiting a lovely garden in the neighborhood. We really have to learn to  live the moment, cause summer is so short up here!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


I was having coffee, sitting next to baby wren's birdhouse at 7am, when I pass by at 8am, they are gone... need to find something else to entertain me in the early hours of these lovely summer mornings.

Thursday, July 11, 2013