Lily Pang Art

Lily Pang Art

Monday, December 29, 2008

Yellow Poppies Laptop Skin and Happy New Year

I was out whole day with my daughters. We did the things that most Singaporean like to do, eating, shopping and eating.

I saw a golden laptop in a shop and it is cute. I thought the Yellow Poppies may be a good choice for its skin.

Happy New Year to everyone!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry-go-Round: How do you celebrate Christmas/holidays?

It's time for another ride on the merry-go-round! Jump on and join a group of artists/crafts-women as they link around the world and tell you a little about their lives in art and craft.

This month's question is: How do you celebrate Christmas/holidays? What traditions do you have?

As a Chinese, the most important holiday to us is the Spring Festival. It is first 3 days of new year according to Chinese calender.

In Singapore, everyone will forget about their work and take rest during this period. The people who work the hardest such as small business owners also take at least one and half day to celebrate the Chinese new year. They usually work 7 days a week. If you only eat Chinese food, during the Chinese New Year, you have to cook yourself. Because most of the eating places are closed. Only MacDonalds and Pizza Hut are still open.

Red is the color of Chinese New Year. A lot of people buy a whole set of new clothes for Chinese New Year from underwear to outside dress with red and yellow. Red is a auspicious color that symbolize good luck. Hongbao or red packet is red. It is used for people to wrap money to give to unmarred people or children. Children will go to relatives houses to show respect and gather red packets. It is a big activity for them during Chinese New Year. I guess, Chinese people are more direct. We usually don't send gift to each other, but red packets.

One of the big activities in Chinese New Year is the pray for good luck. It is also very direct. In the street and shops in Singapore, you hear all the Chinese New Year special songs that wish money god to show mercy to you to make you rich in the new year. I was amazed when I was first hear those songs that I never heard in China before how straight they are to ask for rich and money. For example, one song sings

"Wish you good luck in the new year, if you buy lottery, you will win instantly, if you do business, you will gain great with little investment".

Food is big thing in the Chinese New Year. New Year eve is the gathering of all family members to have the dinner together. All other days, relatives visit each other. You need to prepare goodies and various kind food to treat them.

I like the atmosphere of Chinese New Year. When I was small, I loved it because this was a special day that my parents allowed me to play till very late without worrying about my homework. It was also the only day I can wear new cloth and got so much food to eat.

Now, I love the relax mood of the Chinese New Year. It is such a change from normal days that you see so many shops are closed. Singapore is a very competitive place. People always walk fast and there are always things to do urgently. But in the Chinese New Year, you just forget about all this.

There are so much more I can write. But to finish this post I have to stop here.

Please do drop by others to find out interest things about holidays

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Laptop Skin for My New MacBook Pro 15" and Merry Christmas

I just got my new MacBook Pro 15". I immediately made a skin for it with a matching wrist area skin as well. These are the Christmas gifts for myself.

The design is a watercolor effect of bird and flower. I love the new look of my MacBook.
A note about applying the wrist area skin, since the middle part is cut, the skin is not easy to be applied due to stretching when you pull it. One thing you can do is to apply a moist cloth to both sticker part of the skin and the wrist area. But be careful do not use too much water to let water drip into the laptop. With the help of a bit water, you can lay down or pull the skin easily if it is not well applied.

The good thing about the wrist area skin is that you will not spoil your laptop due to your bracelet or your watch. Of course, it is so beautiful when you look at it as well.

Merry Christmas to everyone!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

VIP Blue Owl Laptop Skin

I saw this name of the blue from a cover of a magazine. I am not sure why they call it VIP blue. But I instantly like the name and the blue and want to try it on my painting. This owl is really beautiful with this blue. I wonder how come I never thought about it before.

The laptop skin prints are so beautiful when it is magnified.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Work in Progess Polka Dot Tree and Singapore Food

I like balloon shape trees. This is another one with polka dots and sunflowers. I just finished till this point. I am not sure what is the next for it. I'll think about it and see what I can do with it later.

My elder daughter came back from USA to spend the winter holiday at home. I try to learn some new dishes to cook some good food for the family. Nothing beats a delicious dinner.

I am lucky it is easier now days to be a good mother. I can buy some mixed ingredient from the supermarket to cook meat, fish or vegetables. For example, you can cook chilly crab easily with mixed sources and you don't have to buy each individual ingredient and prepare yourself. You just need to cut the crab, put some oil and put the mixed ingredient and cook till the crab is ready.

There are ready sources for all those famous Singapore food such as Malay beef Rendang, Chicken Curry and Lakasa. Without these ready packet of ingredient, you may need to spend whole day to prepare them because you have to buy all ingredients, wash, cut them and mix them to become paste.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hydrangea and Laptop Skin

I like hydrangeas and love the soft feelings of this piece. It is very sweet and I almost feel that I can smell the scent from the flowers.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Best Sellers of the Laptop Skins and Wrist Area Skins

Some of the best sellers of the laptop skins are listed here. The owls are most popular ones. I love them.

For me, the Singing birds are the best. I like them because they have so many colors to choose and the design is beautiful as well.

You can also order the wrist area skins to match the laptop skins. Just send me the dimension of the wrist area and the size of the touch pad area. You also need to give the distance of the touch pad from the four sides top, right, down and left. I can cut the hole for you.

The example wrist area is as the follows:

The white area is the touch pad area. When you cover the laptop skin to the wrist area, the touch pad is not covered.

In order for me to cut the touch pad hole for you, you need to give me the four distances of the touch pad to the top, right, bottom and left as indicated in the above image as d1, d2, d3, d4.

Moonlight Owl

Baby Owl Pink

Baby Owl Light Brown


In the Love Land Two Trees

Peony and Butterfly

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Dark Blue Singing Bird Laptop Skin

This is a quite popular laptop skin for men. The actual laptop skin is dazzling with the flowers.

I gave this as a gift to a long time friend from US. He has a business trip in Singapore and came to visit us. This is a first time that I actual made a gift except paintings.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Yellow Flower Sweet Home and Laptop Skins

This is inspired by the black and yellow colors. I found that yellow is very distinct and warm with black. It gives intimate and warm feeling of your home.

Order the Skins

This color is very beautiful for a dark black laptop. I believe it will give a special look of your laptop.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Some More Beautiful Laptop Skins

I just made these today. They are really beautiful! I love them!!!

Singing Bird and Flower Laptop Skins

Finally I made this design singing bird and flower into the laptop skins. I really love these two singing birds. Now my big laptop came back and you can buy the laptop skins from my store.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Singing Red Laptop Skin

This is another red laptop skin with singing bird. If you like the red color to match your black or red laptop, you can purchase the skin from my Dawanda shop.

My old laptop is not here yet and my store is still not accessible.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Japanese Garden Prints and Laptop Skin

This is inspired by the Japanese style cherry or plum flowers.

Most of the day was spent in the children's clinic. My baby had a bit red with one of her eyes. She was accidentally hit in her eye when she was playing with a child from my neighbor yesterday.

The good thing is after a thorough check up by a wonderful pediatrician, she is fine. It just reminds me that I have to vigilantly watch her to protect her from any harm.

Here are the laptop skins. The red color matches the dark red laptop nicely I think. If you are interested to buy the laptop skins, please go to my dawanda store. There is 11% sales going on these days.