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Kitchen Qing : Crane rice bowl

Crane rice bowl lid

Kitchen Qing: blue and white porcelain used for simple meals.
Steamed rice is a staple food in Chinese culture especially for the Southern Chinese who migrated to South East Asia in the 18th and 19th century because of civil wars, hardship and starvation.
The free trade between imperial China and Malaya under the British empire attracted many Chinese to move there as labourers.
Sketch of the day no 1264 in my moleskine sketchbook is of a Crane rice bowl lid.

Fly me to the moon

Fly me to the moon. My latest Chinoiserie series artwork featuring 2 cranes and the moon.
Picasso painted 300 artworks in 1932. I have some catching up to do…

Brush ink pen on watercolour paper
Size A4
SOLD

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https://youtu.be/JjWaL7w6ZHo

Drawing of goldfish

The goldfish is a symbol of prosperity

Did you know that the goldfish is a symbol of prosperity? Wishing you a happy and wealthy weekend 💛

Sketch of the day no 1256 in my moleskine sketchbook is of a Goldfish.

I haven’t sketched for a while now and started having withdrawal symptoms. Today I feel calm again after this drawing 🌈🙏

Empress Ula Nara Ruyi

Actress Zhou Xun as Empress Ula Nara Ruyi

So I’ve been addicted to Chinese period dramas and thought I would take some inspiration from there as the costumes are quite amazing.

Sketch of the day no 1253 : portrait of Chinese actress Zhou Xun as step empress Ula Nara Ruyi in the TV series Ruyi Royal love in the Palace.

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

Sketch of the day no 1227 in my moleskine sketchbook : Giant joss sticks.

A prayer for our departed loved ones

A prayer for our departed loved ones

Sketch of the day no 1227 in my moleskine sketchbook : Giant joss sticks.

It is ghost month and the Chinese believe that the gates of heaven and hell are open allowing spirits from the other realm to roam free on earth to visit their loved ones. The tradition is to give offerings to our ancestors and other wandering spirits to appease them

Sketch of the day no 733 in my Daler Rowney art journal: Chinese Wall panel at Khoo Kongsi.

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Khoo Kongsi Penang

Sketch of the day in my Daler Rowney art journal is a Chinese Wall panel at Khoo Kongsi. I love it for the beautiful Lotus flowers and the meaning behind them 🙂

May your life be blessed with Love and Harmony,

The Khoo Kongsi is a large Chinese clanhouse with elaborate and highly ornamented architecture, a mark of the dominant presence of the Chinese in Penang, Malaysia. The famous Khoo Kongsi is the grandest clan temple in the country. Wikipedia

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