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.
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.
This is a personal painting which speaks of my growth after leaving an abusive relationship. I am no longer in bondage and I credit this miracle to my God, who lavishes me with grace, security, and love; my heart has been released from guilt, fear, and shame. This incredible love was demonstrated by God when He sent His Son Jesus to die for you and me (He also proved that He is God when Jesus came back to life); the small egg in the girl’s hand is a token of the past; it is a reminder of how my life pales in comparison to what I have and am today. Now I can have a full and loving relationship with the God of all creations and I can be truly alive.
My sister Rita Baird wrote a song titled “Lightning Strikes Paris” for our band. So just for fun, I made a poster with the Little Prince looking quite alarmed as the Eiffel Tower is struck by lightning.
A new flyer for our band Homespun Royale. Since summer is over and fall is arriving, I wanted to convey that seasonal change. The lamp is a homage to the Narnia-like atmosphere of our September venue (they actually have a lamppost in their backyard).
Awesome graphic design courtesy of the always creative and surprising Nathan Baird.
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.
I’ve always loved the sound of the cello but am too undisciplined to learn to play it. (That’s why I picked up the electric bass.) The cello’s full and sonorous tones reminds me of the ocean.
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This is a portrait of my then 4-year-old niece Abigail; it still is one of my favorite paintings. Over the weekend, it was shown at the Spring Art Show sponsored by the Livermore Art Association.