Labor Day Sale! 20%OFF On All Orders

Labor Day Sale! 20% off sitewide, with coupon code 20FALL, offer expires on 9/2.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HelenArtsStudio

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The Woodpecker

I don’t know if you have ever heard about the legend of woodpecker, a story about a selfish tiny old woman who didn’t want to give her food to save a hungry guest. While in Chinese culture, woodpecker is more of the positive symbolic meaning, it’s a diligent hard worker, a kind helper in the forest, smart and with creative vision, full of knowledge and with a warm heart. Very interesting when I found out the very different symbolic meaning in different cultures! 

Prints available Here

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Buy One Get One FREE! SALE!

My dog’s paw was swollen and red early this week and he could only walk with the other three paws, which was so painful and I was so worried about him. After treating him several days with the medicine finally he recovered! Happily and cheerfully jumping and running as ever, that’s such a relief! Feeling love & grateful, I’m having a two-day sale at my store, for all prints mix & match, Buy One Get One FREE! This weekend only! Offer expires soon! Hurry Hurry!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HelenArtsStudio

Purchase 1 print then send me the link of the 2nd print with same or lower value that you have chosen in the “notes to seller” section, you will receive the 2 prints for the price of 1. If not notified I will just send a random one.

Free shipping on all orders to U.S; For international orders, free shipping on orders over $25! Apply coupon code FREE25 before check out!

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Artsy items! Free shipping worldwide!

All we have is Now! Artsy pillows and clocks, and tons of other cool artsy items! FREE Worldwide Shipping with this promotion link

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Enjoy!

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Summer Fun

Another work from sketch to the finished piece. I doodled the rough draft when I was waiting for a takeaway last week, glad I finally made it! Grab the signed print HERE!

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A Moment

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A Moment – Another Daily Sketch.

I’m always dreaming one day I can have a room full of books, enough for me to read for a whole life. When I was in college, the best place I would go when I had time was the library. During those years I was interested in several subjects so much, and I went to the library to borrow all the books available on those subjects. One of them was Translation. I still remembered that I browsed at least hundreds of books on Translation. How to translate essay, novel, poetry, science, and different ways to do the translation. I think that’s one of my favorite subjects. Till today, I still enjoy reading different versions of translation about one article, and feel the beauty of language. A beautiful translation is like an artwork, smooth, elegant, flowing seamlessly with message and feelings.

Colorful Winter and Simply Summer

Two of my original drawings – “Colorful Winter” and “Simply Summer”.

I love nature and enjoy almost every moment being with it, sun and rain, day and night, mountain and river, green and flowering spring, colorful and hot summer, red and orange fall. However winter is my least favorite season – I don’t like cold dry chilly days with sharp winds blowing on my cheeks and through my hair, I’d rather stay indoor. During winter, I’d either try my best to reduce outdoor activities, or head to south to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather there, sometimes I feel like I’m kind of a migrating bird. 😉

On the opposite, I love summer much more, though sometimes the mosquito is quite annoying. To me, summer means beautiful flowers, tasty fruits, time to relax, and beach time! There is nothing better to play in cool water in a hot summer day! (Maybe, to sit cozily besides a warm fireplace, reading a book or chatting with family and friends; but that’s stay indoor, so I guess that doesn’t count 😉 )

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Feast of flowers – From sketch to finished piece

New art – Feast of Flowers

Most of the times it starts with a simple pencil sketch in my sketch book. An idea circles in my mind and I find a way to put it on paper.  Then it goes to the archival paper with pen and ink, with more details and decorations. After that I scan the finished pen and ink drawing to my computer to do the coloring. Little by little, brush by brush, layer by layer. And it’s ready to go to the world! 😀

Get it Here!

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