Lily Pang Art

Lily Pang Art and Design, Gardening, Painting

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cherry Bird Original Watercolor Painting

I have the same painting done before and it was sold. A customer liked it and wanted to have me to paint another one for Christmas gift.

I concentrated a whole day to finished it and hope it can be delivered before Christmas.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Up Close with Maksim

Last night we attended the much anticipated Maksim concert in Esplanade Concert Hall. I kept thinking is it Maksim playing piano alone or with a big orchestra. I search the Internet about the last one he did in Singapore on 2010 and got the feeling that he will play piano alone. I was wondering how he is going to play those pieces with orchestra, drums and even singings.
Last night, I got the answer. I didn't expect it. He was playing alone with orchestra from the sound system.
I love his music and wish that it would be a very grand event with real orchestra in his back.

Nevertheless we enjoyed his playing last night. My daughter is very concentrated in the one and half hour concert and she really enjoyed it. She knows very well of his music through youtube.

Just hope that the music can be more real without those digital sound at the back. I actually do enjoy his solo without the background orchestra sound much better.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Summer Flower Extra Large Canvas Print and Maksim Concert

I just had this gorgeous print made today. It is so beautiful in a large canvas 74 x 113cm/29 x 44". I really love it!

It is school holiday time. There are many kids activities to attend. Later December will be holiday time. Busy and fun!
Tonight we will attend Maksim's Concert in Esplanade Concert Hall. I am so excited to see Maksim in real.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Orders

I spend all my working time processing orders the past days. The dining table is converted to my working table during most of the time of the day.

It is very time consuming to process orders from printing, cutting supporting hardboard, wrapping, putting addresses and post them. The good news is that Christmas is near and the busy time will be over very soon.

We will take two and half more weeks to receive Christmas orders in order for them to be delivered on time.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Girl Work in Progess

I only painted a little bit this week and mostly busy on processing orders. I am not sure  how to develop the painting further. I want to paint it loosely, but it seems not the case so far.

Forgot to mention, I also read a novel Tian Xiang (天香) by Chinese novelist Wang Anyi. I haven't read novels for a long time. It is great to have the mood to read some good novels.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Hilarious Gangnam Style

Today is Deepavali Holiday in Singapore. I slept a bit late and was woken up by noises in the living room.

My daughter and my maid were watching the hilarious Gangnam Style video in Youtube and my daughter was learning the horse riding dance. Me and my husband joined them to watch it. It was a extremely funny and happy video.

Later in the evening, we also watched other Gangnam Style related videos for a while. We really had good laugh.

We had a good day and the Gangnam Style made us a very happy Deepavali Holiday.

If you want to have a happy moment, just watch Gangnam Style by PSY!

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Kid's Revenge

Piano Concert
Last night my daughter had a mini Piano Concert among the children in the same art school. After the concert, we parents shared some views on how to discipline a 5 years old to practice piano well.

One parent said that she will not allow her daughter to play with iPad if she doesn't finish her practice. Many parents agreed that it was a very good idea.

Today, we went to a shop and my daughter wanted to buy a cute pop up book. I thought that it was too cute easy and only for 3 years old. I suggested her to buy some other more interesting (to me) books.

She suddenly got very upset and threatened me:"If you don't buy it, I will not play piano tomorrow". Wow, I thought, she learns really fast.

I have never used any threatening method on her in practicing piano and I think I don't dare to try it in future.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Girl and Flower Work in Progress

I am in the mood to create more girl and flower theme paintings. Today I start another one with a rough outline. I am not sure how to develop it yet and will leave it for next week. But I feel I will paint it in loose manner not as tightly controlled this time. I hope to develop it in more interesting way.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Christmas Gift Guide

If you are looking for some Christmas gifts and wondering what are the suitable gifts that can be found in our shop, this article provides you a better view of what we can offer.

If you looking for something for a lady, girl, your mother and sisters, girl friend, take a look of the jewelries. All jewelries are made from the images produced by Lily Pang including Necklaces, Glass Pendants, Brooches and Earrings. The Glass Pendants are very unique that they give a miniature painting inside a glass which combines effect of a beautiful glass and a painting. There are different sizes and shapes of glass pendants including round, rectangle and squares.

 Laptop Skins are all time favorite in our shop especially the Owls. There are different designs of laptop skins that can be used For Her and For Him.
iPhone Decal Skins

If you are looking for some trendy gifts, the iPhone skins are perfect small fashionable gifts that will be loved by most of the people who have iPhones.

Original Painting and Prints
Originals are always one of a kind gifts that fit all the people who like to decorate their home beautifully.

Depending on the types and budget, you can choose Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor and Printmaking Prints.
Table Placemats
The table placemats are perfect for housewives or hostesses.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Weekend and A Glimpse into Singapore Life

Recently, I suddenly received a letter from one of my high school classmates from China that we haven't communicated for almost a decade. He told me that there is a reunion in the high school and asked if I would like to join. The interesting thing is that he also asked me if I feel bored or not in such a small country Singapore.
Sketching in a Cafe
Many people think that small is boring. He is not alone. When I travel overseas and my friends often asked me the same question. I also heard from some people in Singapore who come from China complaining about nothing to do and nowhere to go.

Botanical Garden Outdoor Concert

To me, a place is boring or not, is not about it's size, is more about the people we stay with and the environment the country provides and also what you are looking for.
Yoga in the Park
When I was young and single, I would follow someone who I love to anywhere even to a dessert. Place is not important. When I have family with children, a place that is good to bring up a child is the one important factor to consider. Singapore is a place that provides me companionship of loved ones and good environment for my children.
Night Walk along Marina Bay
If you have loved ones or friends with you, even taking a simple walk along beautiful Keppel Bay or Garden at the Bay is a luxury enjoyment to me.

Punggol Park Outing
I like trendy fashion and good food, but I am not asking for super expensive and brand goods and luxury life style. I enjoy my small world and occupy my time with things that I love to do. This is the biggest happiness to me.
In the Park with our Helper
One great thing in Singapore is that I have a live in maid to help me taking care of tedious house chores and maintain a sparkling clean house so that I can concentrate on what I like to do such as taking care of my daughter, art and maintaining an active life.
Hiking in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
There are so many interest groups for walking, hiking, cycling, travel, art, food, volunteering, etc. There are so many exciting events and concerts. One special thing in Singapore is that there are many cheap courses available in Community Center provided by the government such as dancing, computer and cooking. You can always learn and make friends there.

Just share what we did in the last weekend and to me Singapore is everything fun and interesting, but boring.
Yoga Session in the Japanese Pavilion

I was part of a regular yoga exercise group. One last weekend morning, we went to the beautiful Japanese Garden to do yoga.
Japanese Garden
The Japanese Garden is huge and beautiful. It is connected to Chinese Garden. I haven't been there for many years and almost forgot there is such a beautiful place in Singapore. The outing reminds me that I should come to visit it more often.

With a Chinese Ghost
In the Saturday evening, Ancient Civilization Museum had a Halloween night. We took the chance to visit the museum as well as enjoy the Halloween party and performance.
Monster Dance
My daughter had a good fun with her friends in the park on Sunday. I love to bring her to outdoor activities whenever there is time.
Playing in the Park
 The November weather is nice in Singapore with more raining days. It is quite cool.
Nutcracker on Ice
My daughter is learning ballet and she is very familiar with the Nutcracker story. I thought it was a good idea to bring her to the Nutcracker on Ice by Imperial Ice Stars since it had performance on the weekend in Marina Bay Sand (MBS). It turned out to be a really joyful event on Sunday night. She knew exactly what's going on and what will happen next and enjoy the show very much.

After that we had a wonderful dinner in Ding Tai Fung in MBS and that marked the end of a eventful weekend for us.
Walking along Pongal the Water town
I would say, if  you are willing to try, there are always interesting thing you can do and interesting people you can meet. Even, you choose to be alone,  you can always go shopping to feel the pulse of one of the most modern and cosmopolitan countries in Asia, read in the library and day dream in your home.

In Singapore a word you hear often is "upgrading". People upgrade their home from small to big and government constantly upgrades our neighborhood. You always find there are surprises here and there about new things, new facilities in the park and new gardens in the community. You know that this is a country that you want to be part of it.

If there is something boring about Singapore, I would say it is the weather. There is no season, only summer and rainy seasons. But leave some time to feel bored is also fun, isn't it?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Girl and Dandelion Original Acrylic Painting

I made a bit modification on the painting yesterday and took some photos on the day time. 
Girl Details
The Flower Details
The Painting on the Side Table
I will take some days off to do paintings and concentrate on orders now. Christmas is near!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Girl and Dandelion Original Acrylic Paingting Work in Progress

Finally I have finished the painting. I modified a bit of the face of the girl and put some high lights.

 It's too late to take a good photo. The above one is taken under night light. I'll take some good photos tomorrow.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Girl and Dandelion Original Acrylic Painting Work in Progress

I hope I can finish it by tomorrow. It looks like almost done after today's work.