This week has blessed me with a double dose of laryngitis and hay fever. Monday I was reduced to communicating by the written word, because I lost even the ability to whisper. Writing notes to your children is not effective when neither one can read yet, so I became an instant mime and we pantomimed our way through activities and dinner. In hindsight, it was very cute :) Today I get to rest for a while on the couch - ah, bliss!
Ok, so how many of you knew that I love contemporary Asian art? Today, from the couch, I'm sharing two Chinese modern painters with you. This is an artist I recently discovered whose style I really love! Jia Juan Li was born in Hangzhou in 1960 and is currently based in Paris, France. She uses oil paints to create beautiful, dreamy scenes inspired by Chinese history and culture.
And this is one of my favorite painting by Zeng Shanqing. Born in Beijing in 1932, his paintings of wild horses radiate energy. So much energy they seem barely contained by the borders of the page.
That's it for Chinese painters! Moving on ... Saturday Market customers, this is a sneak peek of my new handmade beads for the "Asia Sherbet" line of earrings and pendants to be offered in two weeks. I love the yummy Summer colors and patterns!
For the Jeweled Elegance boutique, I'll post here as soon as I get the new products, including the bird nest necklaces, uploaded. The supplies finally came in and I'm going to be weaving nests all tomorrow. Have a great week!