Archive for January, 2012

What fashion style is this?

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

An inventory of all of my clothing:
Knit rainbow beanie (self done)
Knit red, green, black and gold beanie (self done)
White baseball cap with a black peace sign embroidered on the front (cap bought at thrift store, embroidery self done)
Wide brimmed straw sun hat (bought at thrift store)
Oversized rainbow knit scarf (self done)
Red, gold, green and black knit scarf (self done)
Red checked keffiyeh (bought online)
Recycled tire belt (made by local artisan)
Hemp woven belt (made by friend)
Red, black, green and gold cycling gloves (thrift store)
Rainbow knit gloves (self made)
Smiley face headband (found on the ground)
Cool tops:
Pink tank top with Frida Kahlo on it (tank bought at thrift store, silkscreened by self)
White shirt with "Green Power" and a fist on it (made by friend)
Black t-shirt wtih a bike on it (bought at thrift store)
White t-shirt with the recycling symbol on it (bought at thrift store)
Warm tops:
Black v-neck long sleeve with the feminist fist on it (made by friend)
Tie dyed Dancing Bear long sleeve t-shirt (made by friend)
Rainbow knit cardigan (made by self)
Rainbow hoodie (thrift store)
Long sleeve black shirt (thrift store)
White long sleeve smiley face t-shirt (thrift store)
Three pairs of rolled up, baggy men’s jeans with a several political, peace sign, smiley face, and band patches (jeans bought a thrift store, patches sewn on by self and bought at local store,)
- Black sweatpants (thrift store)
- Men’s black cargo shorts
- chakra stone healing bracelet (local store).
- amethyst mala bead bracelet
- pentacle stud earrings (local store)
- ankh earring studs (local store)
- om ring (local store)
- chinese coin prosperity necklace (local store)
- Hand of Fatima pendant (local store)
hemp vegan sandals (online vegan store)
hemp and recycled tire vegan hiking boots (online vegan store)
Body adornment:
- no makeup
- flowery henna painting all along the arms (done by local henna artist)

like hippie boho (:
hahah i love your uniqueness !

Chinese painter teaching children

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

top chinese painting The painter
(the lady who is dressed in purple sweater) is teaching children drawing Traditional Chinese paintings.Unfortunatelly there was no chance for me to shoot how she painted.
She is very outstanding and her painting skill is very excellent,but for some historic reasons she isn’t as well-known as the other best painters.Now, she wants to teach her skills to childern, hoping they can flourish Traditional Chinese paintings in the future.

Duration : 0:3:54


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Chinese calligraphy & painting master 溥心畬 Pu Hsin-Yu 2/5

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

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Chinese calligraphy painting master 溥心畬 Pu Hsin-Yu (1896-1963) Part 2/5

Duration : 0:2:41


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The Best Chinese Love Song Ever by Unknown !!!

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

top chinese artist The best chinese love song ive ever heard. This song reminds me of my high school days, but i dont even know who sang & the title of it. Please anyone put some comment to let me know detail of the song… ^_~ !!

Duration : 0:4:42


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Pine tree Chinese painting 6/7 waterfall rock finishing

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

top chinese painting Master painters established esthetics and norms to paint trees, flowers, birds, orchid, and a pinetree. Considering the characteristics of Chinese calligraphy and painting brushes, they usually paint trees from top to bottom, adding texture strokes, leaves, details, scales etc. The great Zhang Daquin even wrote in his essays that a tree should be painted from TOP to BOTTOM and it will be absurd if it is done the other way. Part 7 will contain samples of masterpieces of trees and future videos will be demonstrated by other painters.

Duration : 0:2:17


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Dictionary of Chinese calligraphy styles 中國書法大字典 (Part 1)

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Chinese calligraphy characters in different styles compiled in a dictionary.
Part 1 – covers the general introduction with the index charts of Section Headers.
Part 2 – comparisons of original model books (steles) with dictionary.
Part 3 – comparisons of original model books (ink copies) with dictionary
Part 4 – cross referencing with other dictionaries in different styles and from different publishers
Part 5 – application in creating your styles

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Duration : 0:5:40


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“Friend or Foe”-Pop Art Style Portrait Painting In Fast Motion by AlSu

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

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Project “Friend or Foe”
Hand Painted Pop Art Style in Fast Motion
Music: Crave You (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix) by Flight Facilities

Duration : 0:3:55


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Chinese Painting Class Intro: Four Treasures of the Studio(1/3) – Tessai’s Inkstick & Inkstone

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

top chinese painting This video was shot for my online Chinese painting class in which I discussed Chinese painting materials. I would like to release it earlier so those of you who have already signed up for the class can have enough time to order your supplies because many of you are international students, and also I would like to share this introduction part of the class with anybody who are interested in learning this form of art so it might help you to make right decisions when you do your shopping at our online store and hope you will enroll my in class to learn more. Click here for up coming online Chinese painting class information.

To purchape the STUDENT PACKAGE:

This value pack includes all the items in the basic supplies check list for my online Chinese painting class.
Please see “Basic Supplies Check List” for other supplies you will need.

I will be teachingt ArtfulGathering 2011, and here is class information:
Class Title: Sumi Ink and Watercolor on Rice Paper
Time: July 16th – August 20th, 2011
Description: Learn authentic Chinese painting from master artist, Henry Li. Sumi Ink and Watercolor on Rice Paper is a six week online class that will be suitable for beginners as well as the intermediate students. Step by step, you will see how to select and wield a Chinese brush, how to load it with ink and watercolors, and how to paint on various rice papers. Subject matters include bamboo-and-orchid, flowers-and-birds, animals and landscapes their basic strokes and principles of composition. Individual critiques of student work will be offered upon request, in the classroom setting, or through private e-mail with follow up instructions.
Course Fee: $65.00

1. What’s the class schedule?
A: The time is flexible since students will be from all over the world via the Internet. I am thinking to do six lectures each about 1.5 hours. And may product follow-up videos during the class. You can watch the class video at your convenient time and share your art works with the class in the class forum.

2. Can we upload pictures to the classroom?
A: Yes, you can scan or take pictures of your artworks, then either upload them to the class forum to share with the class or email me to see. If you want my critiques, yes, I will give you. After you pay for the class you have access to all the videos from beginning to the end. You make your own schedule to learn and practice. I will be available during the class period checking the class forum and prove critiques. I may also do follow up videos to address common issues.

3. How do I register?
Here is what the students need to do is go to : and click on the top tab that says “Registration and Policies.” There is paypal or credit card options. It is 5.00 to register for the class. You will be notified by email in June when the class enrollment starts to pay for the tuition.

4. What materials do I need to prepare for the class?
A: Here is a basic Materials List:

Please let me know if you have any questions about the class.

Henry Li

Duration : 0:12:33


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Learn How To Write Chinese Calligraphy

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy This video lesson shows the basics of Chinese calligraphy – writing numbers. This is usually the first step in learning calligraphy.

Duration : 0:3:49


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Best Bruce Lee Fight Scenes : Fatal Fury – Mashup HD Movie

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

top chinese artist Bruce Lee’s Best Fight Scenes from films such as Fists of Fury and many more!

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Best Bruce Lee Fight Scenes : Fatal Fury – Mashup HD Movie

Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-fan; 27 November 1940 — 20 July 1973) was a Chinese American, Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement. He is widely considered by many commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist, and a cultural icon.
Lee was born in San Francisco to parents of Hong Kong heritage but was raised in Hong Kong until his late teens. Lee emigrated to the United States at the age of 18 to claim his U.S. citizenship and receive his higher education.[9] It was during this time that he began teaching martial arts, which soon led to film and television roles.
His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim, and sparked a major surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West in the 1970s. The direction and tone of his films changed and influenced martial arts and martial arts films in Hong Kong and the rest of the world, as well. He is noted for his roles in five feature-length films: Lo Wei’s The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972); Way of the Dragon (1972), directed and written by Lee; Warner Brothers’ Enter the Dragon (1973), directed by Robert Clouse; and The Game of Death (1978), directed by Robert Clouse.
Lee became an iconic figure known throughout the world, particularly among the Chinese, as he portrayed Chinese nationalism in his films. He initially trained in Wing Chun, but he later rejected well-defined martial art styles, favouring instead to use techniques from various sources in the spirit of his personal martial arts philosophy, which he dubbed Jeet Kune Do (The Way of the Intercepting Fist).

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Duration : 0:1:55


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