Monday, November 11, 2013



Monday, October 28, 2013

Origami partition


Here is a video of the making:

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Origami Lazy Susan



Thursday, January 24, 2013

Plum blossom over snow

I had some old paper, the paper that I covered with left over paints for recycle.

I wanted to paint. I googled the images of snow. There popped up a picture of plum blossom in snow. So I did so.

This was done at home. The background was tempera and the paints were waterolor and acrylic.

Here is a video of the making.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Little happy roses

Drawing circles on the messy blueish/purpleish/whiteish background. Add some yellow.

Here is the video of the making.

Little happy trees

I planned to do a winter tree with students.

I showed some of the pictures of Tahoe snow in class and let the middle school students paint. The result is not very satisfactory. They seemed a bit lost. Some did better some not.

So I did this painting by myself and show the video to elementary class. They saw the making of it and they did so much better. I am happy.

Here is a video of the painting in the making.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Doodle with a very black pen

I started with the random fire shape. At the end, I add more texture to it.

I did this in Ice Oasis bar. There were a pair of salt and pepper bottle, which became the starting point for this doodle.

I so want to finish the ink, and it is really a joy to doodle with this pen.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Hibiscus tea as color for painting

I used to try painting with hibiscus tea. Every time the bright red color turned to blue as soon as it got to paper. I have tried all kinds of paper, photo copy or water color, but there was no exception. It turned blue.

I thought it was the basic chemical (碱性化学品)in the paper that make this. So today I added the juice of half a lemon and boiled it.

Still, it came out blue. 
I fail to understand why. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cut paper flowers

Cut paper and roll to a stick, be pencil or chopstick, easy and good.

What I learned is the choice of color and direction of the color.

Scribble and story of 大懒和勤进

This was not really a classplan. I was scribbling and felt sleepy and kept scribbling and telling story.

The scribbling itself looked very simple but the content of this video was more than that. The repetitive design allowed me to draw while thinking and murmuring. I started my story of 大懒和勤进。
This one is Dalan took test and designed secrete code.

I also started Dalan too lazy to buy fast food, and did cooking instead.

Here is a video of it.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Origami - twist rose

I want to San Francisco with my friend. Sitting in her car, I saw this flower. Her daughter made it.
I came back home and found the instruction and made it.

The origianl origami version is quite strict, or in another word, stiff.
I pressed it down and flattened it. I felt this way gave the flower more dynamic.

Origami geometric flower

I still do not remember how to do it, but it is very symmetric, no surprise. If you follow the instruction by this lady, it is very easy to do. She made the instruction precise and clear.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

ClassPlan - Tissue paper flower

This is the same as the last tissue paper flower, but I cut the edge so it looks like peony. Choice of color also makes it as if there is a flower heart.

Here is a video of it.

Tissue paper flower

Be lazy, don't bother to try to make it complicate. Tissue paper flower is pretty and easy, by definition. It will always turn out good.

Lay a few layers of tissue paper and fold, and then tie with pipe cleaner or twist wire or rubber band or any thread. Lift up the paper. Done.

I guess it pretty because tissue paper is soft, light, semi transparent. It works very well with crinkling. Good for young or naughty hands.

Here is  video of it.

Of course, you can also make it fancier or more complicate by cutting and dying. I am going to do that right now.
See you later, aligator and don't forget the tissue paper!!
There you go.