Lily Pang Art

Lily Pang Art and Design, Gardening, Painting

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Home Maintenance and Lessons

I was sick with sore throat for a few days and spent most of the time resting. Meanwhile I tried to build up my balcony garden and fix some of the house problems.

I used to put a lot of green plants or trees such as palms in my garden. But this time, I feel that it is much more interesting to have trees with flowers. I bought a wrightia last time that has small white flower and sweet scent. It gives us a lot of pleasure to look at the flowers and feel the fragrance.
Today, I bought a tall murraya tree with fragrant small flowers. Murraya tree is type of jasmine and medicine plant in India. It can be used to treat many problems according to Ayurvedic practice. I hope that I will have success with these type of plants.

Just share some stories about my home repairing jobs. I have some problem again with pluming and lighting. I found that the bathroom washing basin cabinet bottom is wet after every use of the basin. I asked some plumbers and they all told me that there must be pipe broken. They need to break the wall to repair it. The price they quote to me is about SGD$1900 to fix it.

It is really expensive and I think I better do some research myself. After try and error, I found and fixed the problem without costing one cent. The problem is due to the leaking of edge of the basin top and also the connection point of drain pipe from the basin outlet to the wall inside the basin cabinet. I use some teflon tape and silicon gel and the problem is fixed.

I also have problem with a chandelier that its dimmer is broken again. This is not the first time that the dimmer is not working. It was repaired two times and every time it costs about SGD$50. This time, I was wondering if I should keeping using dimmer because I thought that probably dimmers are not good to be used with chandeliers. I asked my neighbor who is very good at electrical job to take a look. He immediately told me that the dimmer has not enough power. My chandelier electricity load is exceeding the maximum  dimmer load. I need to use a more powerful dimmer. I never knew that there is such thing as dimmer load and the electrician neither mentioned this to me nor use a dimmer with correct load.

The lesson is that for every small job in your house, we better do some google search to equip ourselves with basic knowledge about the job. Otherwise you end up wasting money and also not get the thing done correctly.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Little Yellow Bird on Chandelier

Last night, a little bird was resting in one of my living room chandeliers. A very small cute bird with yellow belly. It must be a bird from a bird palace that takes the chandelier as his home.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Time Original Acrylic Painting

I finished the painting today. I like the very busy colors. It's spring time.

It is very difficult to take the acrylic painting photo. It always has glare due to the size of the painting. It measures 24 x 30" /60 x 78cm.

I put another photo here which as less glare in the right.

Less glare at the right
It will be free shipping for Singapore Customers. 
Singapore has no Spring, but I do find differences in the trees near my home through out the year. The trees blossom only during this time in the year.

They are full of white small snowy flowers. It's such a pleasure to walk around the road.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring Time Original Acrylic Painting Work in Progress

Spring Time (Work in Progress), 24 x 30" /60 x 78cm
In my home town a beautiful coastal city in China, it is in the beautiful Spring time now. I miss Spring.
Singapore only has one season which is Summer. I can only view photos of Spring and they inspire me to paint a flower mountain area with small houses. A house near sea and mountain is my dream house.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Love Birds Laptop Skin in Black Background

I have some customers told me that they have black laptop and they would like to have a black background laptop skin.
I made this Love Birds to be in black background and it looks fantastic. The flowers are sparking with black background.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

In the Love Land Original Acrylic Painting

I concentrated these days to finished the In the Love Land painting. It is hanged my living room now.

It is the biggest painting I have ever painted that measures 36 x 48"/91 x 122cm. 
It is another painting that is wonderful for a bridal shop I think. The shipping will be FREE for Singapore customers.
 It is school holiday this week. I will spend more time with my daughter this week unless I have really a good idea of a painting.

Friday, March 11, 2011

In the Love Land Original Acrylic Painting Work in Progress

I started another big project to paint the In the Love Land on canvas. This is the biggest painting I have ever tried. It measures 36 x 48"/91 x 122cm. I need some decoration in my house and I image that the original painting would be very nice to hang in my living room

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

In the Flower Mountain Original Aryclic Painting

I finished the painting today. It is not easy to take a good photo because the painting is quite big with 24 x 30"/60 x 78cm.

I like the sweet pink and blue and pure white. I feel that it would be very nice to decorate a bridal shop. It will fits well with white gowns.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

In the Flower Mountain Original Aryclic Painting

I have been busy with decoration with my house and gardening recently.  Finally I got some time to repaint the In the Flower Mountain. I painted this painting long time ago and am not happy with the color used. This is the version that I am happier with at the moment.

Just share some cute plants that I have bought.
 This is called Dischidia and is planted on a snail shell. It has little pink flowers. I hang it on the garden wall and it is very sweet.
This is wrightia. It has white small flowers that give very nice smell. I read that you can propagate it by just cut a stem from it and plant the stem into soil. I would like to try it so that my balcony will give wonderful fragrance everyday.