Art, Drawings, Lifestyle, My Toronto

October’s Portrait

  Yesterday we painted October's portrait at the 4 Cats Studio at the Toronto Junction Triangle (1615 Dupont St.). The studio is pretty easy to get to by TTC. It's full of samples of previous students' work. There's lots of light, but the place still has an ambient feel to it. The theme of the art… Continue reading October’s Portrait

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Art, Photography

Photo Etude 3: Profile

I've been meaning to post this one for a while. It's my mom reading a concert program at Casa Loma. It was a chilly and rainy evening. Both of us were tired. On a different note, my mom has a super-power of discovering concerts, modern art exhibits and other cool events around the city. This… Continue reading Photo Etude 3: Profile

Art, Drawings

September Lemonade

It's been 2 years since I promised my mom to paint this painting and give it to her as a gift... Finally I did it! Happy 13th anniversary in Canada, Mom!!!!!

Art, Photography

Hi, September!

September made a great first impression this year! Sunny weather, beautiful storms, fragrant flowers in every convenience store- lovely!  But have you noticed that September feels very differently from all the summer months? Something changes abruptly on September 1st and you no longer can pretend that you are in July even if it is hot… Continue reading Hi, September!

Art, Drawings

Trains in the wind

I live very close to a railroad. Many people see it as a disadvantage, but I really enjoy it. I love it when the trains pass by at night, when the rhythmic sound of metal wheels is mixed with the sound of wind, and the noise [and the light] of the city. It feels like… Continue reading Trains in the wind

Lifestyle, Reviews: books and art events

Collected Curiosities: Darwin, Banksy, Tstar Nicholas II, etc

 Darwin said that men endowed with mathematical talent "seem to have an extra sense" (Lecture at the Fields Institute) --- Banksy trouble: According to a group of my friends I was the last person (if not on the entire Earth, than in North America:)) who did not know the name of a graffiti artist Banksy.… Continue reading Collected Curiosities: Darwin, Banksy, Tstar Nicholas II, etc

Lifestyle, Reviews: books and art events

Ai WeiWei, the ‘martyr’ of the Chinese political regime

“I don't like anyone who shamelessly abuses their profession, who makes no moral judgment." Ai WeiWei ‘s opinion published in Watts, Jonathan (11 August 2007). "Olympic artist lashes out over PRC propaganda". The Taipei Times. Taiwan (ROC). Retrieved 6 July 2008.           Today is the last day of Ai Wei Wei’s exhibition at… Continue reading Ai WeiWei, the ‘martyr’ of the Chinese political regime