Miss Gioia

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Gioia's Art

The other day, Gioia walked over to her easel and drew this picture. I was on the office computer, and I looked over to see her with a black crayon in one hand and a gold crayon in the other.

Obviously, her work is a graphical representation of the Georgia Tech vs Georgia Thanksgiving football game. See the overwhelming gold and black with only a faint hint of red? Smart child, that one.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Again. Again!

Art classes in Taiwan are really different from in the States. In Chicago, I was given lots of creative space and encouragement.

"Draw a still life." GREAT JOB! "Now paint it." GREAT JOB!

Here in Taipei, I spend two hours each Saturday trying to make my fruit (after fruit, after fruit) look just like the instructor's fruit. After each session he points to one and says: "bu cuo (not bad)."

Sometimes I wonder if I am disliking the watercolors because I really hate the painting method or just because of the boring class. Or perhaps I need someone to let me do my own thing and then come over and tell me GREAT JOB!

I shouldn't hold my breath, though.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

(Cheap) Art

When Chris' parents were here for Chinese New Year, we went to a big touristy mall to look at souvenirs and gifts for their friends at home. I found these cute little watercolors of kids that I bought for 12 kuai each (around US$1.50). Handmade art, for reals. We had them framed locally and, last week, we finally bought sticky hooks needed to hang them on the tile in Miss G's bathroom.

Well, three of them are bathroom pictures and one is for inside the closet. With framing and everything, these four pictures cost less than US$20.

All in all, I am quite pleased with them.*

* Notice the fingerprints? Yeah, I'm classy. Darn you, new SLR!

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