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.

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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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Bun Fun

Maggie Wang, a Taiwanese instructor for Chinese bun making disclosed her bun-works on Facebook last year in a DIY discussion group; and those photos surprised a large number of DIYers.  I started to chat with her and was attempting to attend her class in Taiwan.

Before I get agenda to go Taiwan for her class, she has associated with a bakery classroom in HK.  She advised me to join her class with some friends.

It’s really exciting to see her, we have chatted online by time to time but this is our first time to meet in person.  I invited 2 friends to join the class, one is my intimate friend and another one is my colleague when my 1st job right after fresh-graduated; which is talking about 28 years ago and who we haven’t met for over 18 years.

The learning was wonderful, even our made buns are not as good as Maggie’s specimen.  They still a good works in our 1st trial, under rush hours in quick plenty of newbie learning.  Maggie’s teaching is great, she demonstrated steps and valuable sharing.

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Maggie’s book:  p0337107000015-item-9668xf3x0175x0250-m

Maggie’s classes please refer to Qo’eat蔻食 手創立體造型饅頭

After home, can’t wait to make my own try.

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Not quite satisfied with the surface; thanks Maggie’s online advisory.

Then, I try something closer to my technique in corsage and clay making; then these comes out….how’s them,  not bad I guess.

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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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Late night itchy

HKgers always say somebody is sick for doing something (in a joke mode saying), itchy… People love to play mahjong game and keep sick for calling up friends to throw a game, friends will joke him a mahjong hand itchy.

I have sickness for such itchy too, and it always happen in late night; Just one diff that I don’t need to call any friends but said goodnight to my family; hand itchy of something DIY.

My hubby has used with it and told her daughter on next morning, “mommy was late night itchy again.” in their breakfast time.

Well, it happened, most of the late nights; and this is last night during my mood-less for sleep.

Yeap, good sleep once completed with satisfactory.

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