Friday, October 30, 2009

Photography: Pumpkin Patch

I flip through the calendar and I see my winning photo from my company's photo contest that I've submitted last summer of 2008. I almost forgot about this. Perfect for the autumn season and here is the featured image entitled "Pumpkin Patch".

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fantasy Art: Hunter and Pet Tiger

Ah, finally finished (after a few weeks of working on it off-and-on)! It's late and my head and eyes hurt.

Digital painting and photo-manipulation using photoshop CS4. Portrait of a hunter and her pet tiger. Fantasy character inspired by the World of Warcraft online game by Blizzard Entertainment.

I did 2 versions: one is like more a night scene and one is more in the forest day scene. I couldn't decide which one to post up so I'm displaying both. Which one would you choose? Feel free to comment. More details and full view linked to my DeviantArt account.

Vote for your favorite
>> by the water (night version) or
>> green forest (day version)

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Winner of the Pumpkin Contest

This was my winning pumpkin from the pumpkin contest at my workplace (couple of years ago).

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Original Artwork is Available for Sale

My original painting entitled "Sleepy Lion" is now available for sale. It is painted with acrylic paint on 12" x 16" canvas and signed. Asking price is $29.99USD + shipping $19.95 (within Canada & US). PayPal or Credit Card accepted.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Artwork: The Violinist

Another digital painting and photo-manipulation artwork of mine I just finished. I did part of it during baby Brandon's afternoon nap and finished it late by the end of the night. Various stock resources & references used. Original link on my DeviantArt gallery.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden

It was a nice weather so we (my hubby and baby Brandon) decided to check out Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden. Admission was $10 per adult, but we used the Entertainment Book 2 for 1 coupon. You’ll learn some of the basics of the Chinese culture and its history. The architecture is amazing and the garden is beautifully arranged. Each area tells a story.I would recommend checking it out if you haven’t been there before.

Website: http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

These are a few of the photos I took:

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Video Showcasing my Fantasy Artwork

Just an updated video showcasing my old and new fantasy artwork.

Linked to my YouTube account.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Blog Website: A New Look

I've been planning to re-design a custom look to my blog website and have done some major changes. It is still undergoing and will continuously improve along the way. Feel free to comment.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Purdy's Chocolate Factory Tour

I have made plans with my sis to meet up with my mother-in-law for the Purdy's Chocolate Factory tour. My mother-in-law is an employee there so she took an hour off to take us on a tour of her workplace in the chocolate factory. It was so interesting how different chocolates are made. Each section/department has their own part: sugar mixing, coco bean crushing, to boxing and packaging.

Before the tour, we all had to wear hair nets/caps for food hygiene reasons. Baby Brandon looks cute, but to me I think I look kinda funny.

Lots of sugar and butter. That's why chocolate is fattening.

Moulds for chocolate eggs

The Making of chocolate-filled eggs/Hedgehogs.

Making Caramel Almond Chips

This is the cold table where chocolate is instantly cooled.

Snowballs: A worker rolls chocolate into balls and places in the tray of shredded coconut on the right side.

Peanut butter dough mixture

This machine flattens the peanut butter mixture like a sheet and presses out shapes. This is the making of the Peanut Butter Daisies.

The Peanut Butter Daisies gets coated with chocolate.

Chewy Almond Truffles (that was off the cold table)

Almond Truffles cut into small squares and then coated with milk chocolate.

Finally, the truffles are marked individual by workers using a designed wired marker.

We would have more photos to share, but camera battery died by the time we were at the "End of the Line" department where the chocolates are packed in boxes to distribute to Purdy shops.

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