Michael

Michael copyright 2013 by Vivian Cheung

Michael copyright 2013 by Vivian Cheung

This year I was able to spend my Thanksgiving week in Punta Gorda, Belize. There, I met twenty-eight of the most beautiful children ages 2 – 16. Most of them are called Walk-Abouts because they have no supervision at home. Our team of twelve were able to spend time with them, love them, and provide some children’s ministry. This portrait is of Michael, one of the quiet ones who love drumming and have the most beautiful eyes.

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I was also able to do some quick three minute portraits for the kids to keep.

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.

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Sofia

Flow of Music copyright 2013 by Vivian Cheung

Flow of Music copyright 2013 by Vivian Cheung

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 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.

Carousel in Progress

Work in progress

Work in progress

This month, I am working towards showing at least one painting at the Alameda County Fair. The only glitch is that it has to tie in with this year’s theme, which is: Fair 101, Food, Family, Fun. So what I am showing is a small piece of a painting that I’m still working on. My vision is to have five carousel animals coming to life: a rabbit, a frog, a swan, a dog, and a horse. I have two more weeks so I best be getting a move on.