DIY Facial Mask

Finally, after about 6 months preparation, we relocated from GA to MN.

It took 3 days for the moving company to load the truck. 3 days for us to drive up to the destination and 3 days for us to open most of boxes.

I’m glad that I still have a studio space to paint. Actually it is better than before. I just need some inner peace to help me relax. Otherwise my head is still buzzing.

So in order to warm up my hands I try to made facial mask. I use all materials that I can find at home. Some extra fabric from previous household projects. Strings from my macrame work and of course, YouTube tutorials. After watching a while I pick up the one I like and I can follow.

The first time I tried it was way too small. I used the dimension as in video but it barely fit my toddler’s face. The second time I extended the width (nose to chin) but not the length. The third time I enlarged on both sides and finally got one that can fit my own face. And then I realized my face is big….(꒪⌓꒪). So lesson learned, use you own face to measure the fabric before hand. (`・ω・´)

And I started to sew. My sewing machine was broken last December. I just use my hand and it is good exercise for my fingers. I did some changes on the chin area so it can fit better.

They are OK and can be used (on my face) LOL. I guess I can make it better if I keep practicing. But for now I really want to put some paint on my canvas and finish some paintings. ヾ(◍°∇°◍)ノ゙

PS: by the time I write this post, Target closed all stores in twin city area. I pray for all who suffered. Violence is not the way to go. This is our neighborhood now. I hope everything will back to order soon. And justice can be served.

Thank you.

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My paintings are an outlet to express the imagination I have inside my head that I can not put into words. After trying many mediums, I always find myself coming back to paint and brushes. In my current artistic practice, I use oil paint and mainly create portraits of mythical creatures and animals transfixed in the shifting colours of seascapes and landscapes. There is a natural spirit and magic to these creatures and their energy draws me in. Choosing to paint these creatures as real living wildlife rather than abstractions, I use bold and vivid colours to express the imaginary intertwined with reality, finding magic between the seams. Using a saturated colour palette, I create bold and striking imagery, contrasted between foreground and background, subject and landscape, and light and darkness. Weaving their bodies and the surface of the landscape into each other through organic forms and flowing brush strokes, I find beauty, strength and innocence in these creatures that reflect my inner world.

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