girls’ talk – make a sleeping gown

girls talk not only apply to age, we the age also do too, of course.

what married women, who those grow together since school-time to do?  cooking, craft making, gossip our men, traveling…. no diff.

my girl friend called and wanna make a sleeping gown likes mine, once she noticed the one I posted in Facebook another day. A pajama set.

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we then make it in once as next coming mission in weekend.

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she has not much tailoring skill, in our days at school there were no sewing room available in the new college we entered.  she has few times to use my sewing machine and smart enough to do under my guideline.

we used 4 hours and have this done.  not bad thou.

my gift to my mentor and colleague

recently I did many exercises on preserved flowery wreaths, and gave them as presents to my friends.

in a tea meeting I had shared, great time full of warmth; with Alice my mentor in first job on my career path, and Chelsea my team-player; 28 years ago.

what a special time to meeting again!

they loved my work and feed me back immediately after hanging the wreath at home, feeling so sweet and blissful.

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Flower wreath makes a perfect gift,
its presents beauty, happiness and emotion.
Its great for any celebration,
its a gift but always writing my heart.
It can be given, this gift of verse,
as a special loving.

Poem makes a wonderful expression,
its presets thoughts, friendship and memory.
Its brighten any occasion,
its a gift but always telling our mind.
It can be given, this gift of song,
in a sincerely sharing.

When Jewclay meets preserved flowers

This is a tiny square photo frame, to make it a nice flowery wall decoration with recently in trend preserved flowers.

Sometimes the flower yet to make our ideal mood may caused by limit of flowers’ nature color, now we may use Jewclay to fine tune it.

a small pendant with your own assigned color mix Jewclay, add on could make a diff.

Hang it up, keep it dust free; it could last for about 1 year for no color fade and shape remaining in good condition, looks fresh.  Try it!

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Word Lantan, group in facebook

Trying to check into more info or works sharing in Facebook in Chinese calligrapahy but found its very few, and majority in Taiwan.  Wondering why so less people in HK would throw such discussion group as hobby sharing.  Seems generation under age 30 not quite in concern about handwriting.  This is a very sad fact finding.

Also feel sad that youngsters are interested in buying ink pens and nibs, for those English calligraphy writing, but surprised that ink pen is also great to be in Chinese calligraphy writing.  Why be surprised?  Just because of our city was solely focusing in technology development, and handwriting on papers has lost temperature from our livings.

My girl encourages me to throw a new discussion group in Facebook, and she names it formally “字蘭亭” we tried best to translate it into an English version as hard to be making an definite in language diff; but I finally picked “Word Lantan”.

Chinese 字蘭亭, origins 蘭亭集聚 is an ancient book in China about AD353; famous calligraphy celebrity Wang-Xi-Zhi and Xie-An to throw a banquet for gather all professors of literature in the country, then well recorded all wisdom and creatives in book.  This is more definitely tells the goal of the group.

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In English, its not easy for picking an easier remember-able name but also fits the same meaning.  蘭 this word in Chinese sole means flower Orchid.  Lake Lantan is full of orchid planted; lake also has meaning of pooling for power of wisdom.

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Not only Chinese calligraphy, we welcome brush calligraphy, and pen calligraphy for both Traditional Chinese and English.

Welcome to join us and enjoy writing….

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watercolor

This is using the page “color outside of the lines” in the book “Wreck this journal” by watercolor and writing.

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