In Our Garden

In Our Garden copyright 2014 by Vivian Cheung

In Our Garden copyright 2014 by Vivian Cheung

Last Saturday, I was blessed with the opportunity to spend a quiet morning with God and with other sisters from my church. We had a refreshing time as we were reminded that God loves us for who we are and not for what we do. He desires to have a relationship with us and was, is, and always will be passionately delighted with us because he created us and knew us before we were even conceived. The idea of the two Adirondack chairs was from my friend ,Robby Kautz, who was also the speaker for the day. She was driving one day and saw two child-size Adirondack chairs and the idea made an impression on her. Small postcard-size replicas of the painting was given to all the women who attended to remind them that God invites us as little children to come to Him unhindered.

Zamar

Zamar copyright 2014 by Vivian Cheung

Zamar copyright 2014 by Vivian Cheung


This is a gift for my friend and band mate Beth on her birthday next month. She is such a gifted musician not only with her French horn but also with her cello (see the post on “Sofia”). I was challenged by the twists and turns of the tubing but in the end, I think they came out just fine. With the red hair, the green gown, and the almost Celtic design of the horn, it has an Irish air about it.

Ruby

Playful copyright 2013 by Vivian Cheung

Playful copyright 2013 by Vivian Cheung

When I was a little girl, I came across two violins from the days when my father was a young man. I’ve always wished he would play them again and teach me how to make the strings sing in a bright, sparkling, and lively way.

Prints for this illustration are available at http://www.society6.com/VivianCheung.

Abominable Ice Cream Boy

Abominable Ice Cream Boy copyright 2013 by Vivian Cheung

Abominable Ice Cream Boy copyright 2013 by Vivian Cheung

Ice cream cones and popsicles are such a treat on a hot day, even the abominable snowboy is loving them. My sister-in-law suggested that I have him biting off the heads of popsicle-shaped children. As much as I would like to, we need to keep it
G-rated as this will be used to promote our family friendly music concert.

This Little Piggy Went the the Fair

This Little Piggy copyright 2013 by Vivian Cheung

This Little Piggy copyright 2013 by Vivian Cheung

As a second entry for the Alameda County Fair, I created a portrait of my sister and her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter. Since my little niece loves to hug animals, I included an Alaskan racing pig because the little oinkers are so darn cute. Not only that, he is my painting’s ticket for eligibility for the fair. The white camellias represent perfected loveliness, which speaks for all three figures.

Skittles, Freckles, and Jacks

Emily copyright 2013 by Vivian Cheung

Emily copyright 2013 by Vivian Cheung

It’s been awhile since I have filled my sketchbook; I guess I was tired of the format and paper weight. But now, I am inspired to paint in it again. So Emily is a girl from my imagination whose favorite toys are her horse Freckles, her jacks, and her wooden soldier skittles set. (Skittles is an indoor bowling game). she’s very happy because she made herself a paper crown and will be having cake and ice cream for her 6th birthday tomorrow.