Dear AnD,Happy Howloween... I've been painting a lot since I was last here...I've donated a few to charities...This one's called "Hope Grows Love" and was auctioned off at a www.againstthegrain.com charity event...This is what it looks like in the dark...I've also painted a few after the Japan earthquake. I wanted to create the feeling of "Hope".Here are a few words about them when they were up in Gallery Aryai on Melrose:Hope...
I've been inspired by recent events to paint "hope". This painting glows-in-the-dark. The colorless orbs represent those we've lost. They will always be with us as we continue to grow.
canvas + gesso + acrylic + h2o + brush + boy beater + jeans + glow
you can see it
even in the night
the human spirit
because I believe
you will always be
Been painting to the sound of my friend Katz from Yokoso News reporting the Japanese news in English on http://ustre.am/fkaU.Close up of my little friend, the Koi fish. He also glows at night...It was nice catching up with you!P.S. I found a new friend in the kitchen. I want to use him for soup...Run, Ginger Man, run...
I've never sold a painting before. I've only given them away as gifts and silent auction items for events and fundraisers.
I have a real hard time letting go of my art.
But it's time.
Time to move on. Time to let go so it can be special to someone else.
For the first time, I feel fulfilled and empty at the same time.
Yup, I'm sure this is how it'll feel when my kids leave for college. Sigh...
10x10. Acrylic/ink on canvas.
This was from a series I painted after finding out that a friend had decided to take his life.
I wanted to show life/hope coming out of darkness.
Dragonflies are symbolic of the life we live through that we can never teach someone else who hasn't gone through it themselves.
This piece was a part of San Diego Asian Film Festival's first annual art show in October 2008.
"Shoot That Poisoned Arrow Through My Heart" (Glow in the dark) 2007
4x6, 6x12. Acrylic on canvas. Featured in THE PEOPLE I'VE SLEPT WITH.
The joys of growing my own live Christmas tree...
Growing my own live Christmas tree to use for all the years to come.
I planted four spruce seeds on January 27th in the same pot. On February 7th, a tiny sprout began to peep out of the dirt. Yesterday I discovered a second sprout!
I wonder if the other two will grow?
Don't just save a tree,
but everything was already set for me to snap it.
Thank you for letting me shoot on set, Quyen!
Concept: Quyen Tran
Makeup: Akiko Matsumoto
Hair: Russel Hart
Wardrobe: Kirsten Oglesby
Camera: Canon SD900
Wanted to wish everyone a happy new year of the tigerrr!
To start off the new year and to help celebrate v day is the first video for my new YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/iheartmakingthings.
I'm always making things....
Subscribe. Enjoy.Thank you!
Quentin and I were just interviewed on the Naked Lunch show with Sarah Passmore on RTHK 3... http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk/radio3/naked_lunch/20091127.html
We start around 19:30 of the show.
Hope to see you at our closing night screening & party on Sunday 11/29 @ 7:10PM at the Grand. Below's ticketing info:http://www.thegrandcinema.com.hk/movie_content.aspx?visMovie=678Tickets may be purchased directly on-line.
it was so nice to get to meet the AnD family and hang out in taiwan and hong kong for the last week!! thank you guys for being so warm and welcoming!!
i'm really looking forward to meeting more of the family when we close the hong kong independent film festival sunday!
see you there!!
happy gobble gobble day!!! :)
My friends helped me make a 90 second short tribute...
Screening at the San Diego Asian Film Festival's Digital Tribute to George Lin on Monday, October 19th, 2009. FREE screening and open to the public: http://sdaff.org
Thanks for the writeup, Channel APA! http://www.channelapa.com/2009/09/boo...
Dedicated to George Lin (1971-2008)
Written, Directed, & Produced by Karin Anna Cheung Co-Produced & Edited by Grace Su Director of Photography - Mark Tran
CAST: NaRhee Ahn Jeremy Castillo Timo Chen Bobby Choy Christopher Dinh Kimi Evans Gina Hiraizumi Joe Ho Lanny Joon Daniel Jai Lee Quentin Lee Jon Maxwell Athena Ren David Ren Liam Ren Nobuko Tokuda Nadine Truong Becky Wu
CREW: Gaffer - Jeremy Castillo Boom Operator - Quentin Lee "C-Stand" / PA - Joe Ho Set Photographer / PA - Eric Ignacio
MUSIC: "Put Your Swords Down" by Dawen.
SPECIAL THANKS to the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" for inspiring this short film idea!
90-second short created for SDAFF's 2009 Digital Tribute to George Lin. Theme: "You know you're watching a bad movie when..."
Uploaded 9/11/09 in honor of the sonic boom in LA.
*************************************************************************************************************If your planning on going to San Diego for the festival, come check out our new romantic comedy, "THE PEOPLE I'VE SLEPT WITH", with director Quentin Lee on October 23rd (Friday) and 25th (Sunday)! If you're in Hawaii for HIFF, we're premiering the feature on the 18th (Sunday), which is sold out. But there's another screening on the 19th (Monday)! See you there!!!
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