Friday, July 31, 2009



The weather is great outside and it's Friday! Donna and I went to eat Vietnamese food at the River Market during our lunch break... It's the best!!! So yummy!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Free bookplates for you!

I have a little something for you; it might come in handy if you have lots of books and like to lend them to your friends. I've created some bookplates for you to download. They are free, but they are for your own personal use only, so please be nice ok! :)

To download the bookplates, click the photo above for the larger file. Print it out and trim each bookplate following the crop marks! VoilĂ  and enjoy!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Today's Doodles

Shy Girl

Shy Girl. And another quick one before I took off work...

What am I gonna eat?

It's the same old question every single day. We ended up having corn-on-the-cobs and Palermo's thin pizzas (available in U.S. supermarkets) for dinner. They are really good pizzas... yummy!

Two new inspiring blogs for you to visit

I am very lucky to be able to work with many talented artists everyday. Two of them, Donna Van Hooser and Jon Kelly Green, just recently started their own blogs, and I would love to share them with you. (Hint: Bookmark and subscribe to these two blogs. You will be so inspired by their working process and many artworks to come! I promise!)

The first one is Donna's SunDog Mosaics. At work, Donna sits one cubicle away from me, and we are very close friends. She has been a designer and illustrator for Hallmark for 21 years and a mosaic artist for 18; she is a well of knowledge and I learn from her everyday. Donna makes the most amazing mosaics and she is lightening fast! Right now in her blog, Donna is showing the progress of a mosaic piece featuring her cat Edwina. (We all love to see an artist's working process, don't we?) She also has an on-going project of making 101 doodle mosaics (all of them are 12"x12" in size) based on the doodles found in our friends' sketchbooks. Donna also has a Flickr site where you will find more photos of her works.

Above: "Emily and Oscar" (ungrouted) mosaic by Donna Van Hooser

The next one is a brand new blog: "Action Art by Jon Kelly Green". Even though Kelly's blog is brand new (born just yesterday), for years he has been running Studio-Rama with fellow artist Jen Rarey (Hint: if you love designer plush toys, you have to visit Studio-Rama and click Jen's plush page). Kelly's works are so much fun and full of energy, and he creates the best character designs, as you can already tell by the header he made for his blog! Kelly doesn't have a Flickr page yet, but if you follow his blog, you won't miss any great artworks coming your way in the near future.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Today, I...


...doodled during a morning meeting and unexpectedly got bangs during an afternoon haircut session.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

I am learning Spanish.

I am learning Spanish!

I use Pimsleur's Comprehensive Spanish system to learn it at home. It requires no books, only by listening and repeating, just like the way we learn our first language. So far I am having fun, and I highly recommend it. : )