Lily Pang Art

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Merry-go-Round: What's Your Purple Cow?

It's time for another ride on the merry-go-round! Jump on and join a group of 9 artists/crafts-women as they link around the world and tell you a little about their lives in art and craft.

This month topic is: "What's your purple cow".

This is a very interesting question. The meaning of the question refers to Seth Godin who said:  "that the key to success is to find a way to stand out and be remarkable - to be the purple cow in a field of monochrome Holsteins".

In this post, I'll talk a bit about my purple cow and later I'll introduce the purple cow from my fellow merry-go-round author Mariana from Florcita's Art.

Actually I am not so sure on my purple cows. All the time when I created something, I always ask my husband what he thinks and try to get some idea if it is good or bad. My husband as a pure mathematician who studies something on symmetric always points out something very funny such as this is too long and this is too over there.

I only get the confirmation that something is good when someone bought the thing that I created. But the interesting thing is that people like different things. There are pieces in terms of my prints that people buy more than the others. Does it mean that these pieces are better than the others?

Spring - Order the Print
I like the Spring very much. I like the green and the flowers. You feel the sunny spring days with the flower and wet green smell all over the mountain. We were so free at that time. There were so much poetic feelings in you. We were day dreaming a lot and easily moved by small little things. I think this painting depict the feeling very well. This is my favorite and I want it to be a purple cow, but it doesn't sell well as others.


 Order the Print
The above are my best sellers.

One of the best sellers is the Relaxing Near a Pond. This is one of my favorites as well. The beauty of this print is that it is much more beautiful when you look at the prints then on the screen. It is very dreamy and the whites are shine among the rest of the objects.

I guess the purple for me or for everyone is something very distinct and unique. I am not sure how my art is dinstinct and unique. But I always keep thinking on this and hope one day I'll truely achieve this goal. One thing is definitly sure for me is that I'll try my best to work on it.

Now let me introduce the wonderful work from Florcita's Art. Mariana's speciality is felt and ceremic art. I love the flow of lines and the inoccent feeling of her art. The unique styles are all over her products such as felted bags, ceremic tiles and felted wraps. I think the best is to show you some of her creations for you to see how distinct her work is:


Please also visit other blogs for the topic:

Jenny at Jenny Karlsson design
Wendren at Wren
Sara at Sara's Texture Crafts
Charlotte at Fancy Picnic
Marian, Florcita's Art
Agathe at Le Bar du Vent
Fabienne at Easterya
Ruth at Birdland Creation 


meherio68 said...

I love your owls and your art is definitely distinctive, though it's difficult indeed to put words on it.
It must be very enlightening to get the impressions of someone who, as your husband, looks on your work in such a different way!

Easterya said...

Your work is soft and full of charm; your owls are something like your signature, because they are recognisable anywhere; your work is also very intricate, the more you look the more you see, your attention to details is amazing! To top it all, the colours you use are incredible, your work is vibrant yet muted and I've haven't felt this with anyone else's art.

'fancypicnic' said...

I love the fairytale, ethereal quality your work always seems to have - it is beautiful and I think instantly recognisable.
Your point about what sells well and what perhaps doesn't perform as well is interesting - there's no accounting for other peoples' taste!

Ruth said...

I like the fairytale aspect of your creates a story, but it is that other-worldly characteristic that is so enchanting.....and whisks you away somewhere....
Love your review of M's work too.

Ruth said...

I like the fairytale aspect of your creates a story, but it is that other-worldly characteristic that is so enchanting.....and whisks you away somewhere....
Love your review of M's work too.

Wendren said...

I am surprised that the owl has not sold. Really - it is my favourite! It is funny how some things sell and others don't. Often I get it wrong but I wonder if I will ever get it right or if it is just the odds that a designer plays.

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

I agree, I think the fairytale is your purple cow, very distinctive and wonderful!