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Chinese New year celebrating Jade Emperor’s birthday also known in Hokkien as Pai ti Kong

Chinese New year celebrating Jade Emperor’s birthday also known in Hokkien as Pai ti Kong.

This is the most important day for the Hokkiens during the lunar new year celebrations and it is one of my favourite festivals.

Traditionally a feast is laid out on the altar table for the Jade emperor to thank him for his protection and blessings. Offerings like gold paper are burnt to send to heaven and fireworks and firecrackers are set off at midnight.

Watch the video to see how we celebrate x


The land is covered with gold

The land is covered with gold

The land is covered with gold

Sketch of the day no 1197 in my moleskine sketchbook: Chinese New Year drawing based on a vintage embroidered artwork.

I love Chinese New year celebration!

Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️♥️

Valentines day card

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day. May there be love all around ♥️
Sketch of the day no 1198 in my moleskine sketchbook: Valentine flowers.

Buddha under the bodhi tree

Buddha under the bodhi tree

The mind is everything, what you think you become ~ Buddha

Sketch of the day no 1196 in my moleskine sketchbook: Buddha under a bodhi tree.

I’ve started meditation again to help me calm my mind and focus. I feel it working. I’m feeling the stillness coming back…

It’s been 3 weeks since my meditation course and I’m starting to feel more settled and grounded, something I haven’t felt in a long time.

Let’s see where this new journey will take my mind.

Does this spark joy?

Does this spark joy?

Does this spark joy?

I’m channeling flamingos today. I’ve been playing around on my computer and i think I’m gonna paint this one just because i love flamingos.

What do you think? 💕

Wishing all my friends a happy Chinese New year of the auspicious pig.

Wishing all my friends a happy Chinese New year of the auspicious pig.
May the new year bring you good fortune, good health and happiness

The happy three toed sloth

Three toed sloth

It’s Chinese New Year tomorrow and I’ve managed to finish this cute sloth commission painting before the festivities begin!

Simone The happy Three toe sloth. The sloth is a slow creature and loves having and hugging trees but are fairly good swimmers. They are vegetarian and calorie count for a living.

Acrylic on canvas.
Size: 600 x 600 mm

Flamingo and bird pattern

Flamingo and bird pattern

What do you think?

I’ve been making patterns with my drawings. So many of my friends have been suggesting that i do this.

This one started with Felicity the Flamingo as the star and then adding other elements in to make it a complete design.

It’s early days and I’m still learning. So much to learn but endless possibilities.

Photoshop is my new best friend 💙❤️💜💚

A good heart is hard to find.

Tibetan terrier called Feargal

Who knows this tune?
A good heart is hard to find.
Sketch of the day no 1195 in my moleskine sketchbook is of Feargal the Tibetan terrier.

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