Wednesday, June 2, 2010

C'est La Vie

That's me on the right, and my beautiful friend who I painted this artwork for. I was very grateful that she was beaming when she saw the painting. It is a priceless reward to see a happy and satisfied client! She was being so playful when she mimed an action pretending she's going to chew off part of the canvas. It's awesome to know she thinks it looks delicious!

My best friend from High School, I am so happy to draw this painting for her. She commissioned it. It's really lovely and meaningful to paint for someone whom I understand and appreciate so much. Now that's what I call a soul painting! Sin Nee has always been the sweetest, kindest and most understanding girl I know. In her presence you feel soothing and calm, she has this magical vibes surrounding her, exuding from her innermost being. She does not need to say much, but already you feel as though you've exchanged a very engaging conversation. She doesn't judge, she just listens. I am finding her more and more attractive because I know she always comes from her heart, and that whatever actions she take she always takes other people into consideration. I used to take her for granted in high school but now I see her for who she is, and I have come to love her deeply.
It has been on my mind lately that if she has not already embarked on the journey to become a creative and accomplished architect, she WILL have become a superb healer or therapist or psychologist. She is going back to UK/Perth soon and I'm going to miss her plenty. =< Maybe this earth angel has a mission to touch people's lives elsewhere.

This painting titled "C'est La Vie" meaning "That's Life". Sin Nee said she was very flattered that this beautiful girl is how I see her in my heart and mind's eyes. However, I think the girl in the painting, even though she's lovely, (I'm so vain =p) but it's no match for the girl that I know in real life. I'm so proud that she's going to hang up in her home in Perth when she goes back. Maybe this painting will work like a visualization tool, if Sin Nee is to look at it long enough and meditate upon it she might find herself working/living/sipping coffee from the coffeeshop in Paris's sidewalk soon enough!
I enjoyed the challenge of exploring and experimenting new mixed media techniques for this painting. 1.) Embossing powder and 2.) Texture paste. It's good to paint out of my own comfort zone, I'm reading Tim Holtz's books "A Compendium of Curiosity" and am thrilled at all these beautiful new ways of making art.


  1. Dear Eva-thanks so much for visiting my blog. Yes-I am taking Kelly's class. How are you liking it so far? THere is just so much to learn from her as well as all the other classmates. See you there!

  2. Dearest Eva, you girls are so pretty! :) So happy to finally meet you. hehe This painting is so beautiful and so meaningful! I totally know how you feel seeing a happy and satisfied customer! I guess that is what keep all of us creative soul going. :)
    Thank you so much for introducing me to the art events at annexx in central market!! I have not heard of it before. As much as i love the local sunday market, i don't find too many handmade stores out there. I LOVE to see and support handmade items....too precious!
    I am really enjoying our flying classes so far! Although i must admit that sometimes i find it hard to keep track of all the comments! lol I get lost in them. Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!


  3. your painting is so very lovely, your love for your friend comes through...
    i will be seeing more of you...


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