Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Rusted Souls

If you enjoy adventure,robots, and apocalyptic scenery, you should check out this show- The Rusted Souls at  1AM SF Gallery, illustrators transport us into the future; see what it's like when machine and man clash!

My friends Emerson Tung and Eve Skylar are showing there amongst other artists. Their work is amazing!

Some of Emerson's work

Some of Eve's work
 Other illustrators participating include Christopher de Leon, James Garcia, Jesse Hernandez, Dino Ignacio, Ivera Pennant, Karlo Santa Ana, Jeremy Sorrell, and sound installation by Pu22l3. See it before May 6th at 1000 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Clean Folded Corners

Art stores do not always carry the canvas size you want. More importantly, art stores sell canvases that are as loose as flags. So I started making my own nice, tight and springy canvases! Eventually, I made a tutorial on making your own canvas.

And one thing I learned is that clean corners and sides make a big difference in the presentation of your art if shown unframed. Thick profile canvases are often hung unframed but messy sides are not too appealing.

It took me a while, but I figured out a way to fold nice smooth corners. If done well (and I am still practicing) it would not look like the panel has fabric stretched over the bends of the wood bars.

Click on "Stretch a Canvas" in the top menu, or click here and scroll down for the details.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Last night I went to check out Gold Star Bar. Great art is currently being shown there! The title of the exhibition is "Moment":

'All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that' - Baltasar Gracian

We are all connected and connecting through a series of moments; these women artists show their works of the moment with an underlying cohesion, dynamism and force.

Moment is a group art show featuring contemporary female artists from San Francisco. Curated by Angela Casserly. Showcasing; painting, photography, mixed media by artists:

Kylea Borges
Chelsea Brown
Krescent Carasso
Angela Casserly
Christelle de Castro
Claire Colette
Xiau-Fong Wee
Nicole Hagen
Danielle Lawrence
Tracy Timmins
Rachel Znerold

All the art there is great! There is a good variety from photography to drawings and paintings, as well as surreal sculptures. I have two paintings from the 'Concept' series shown there- "Dance from Below" and "White Demon." Thanks to Angela Casserly and Andrei Bouzikov for curating and setting up the show! Click on their names to see their amazing artwork!

So head over to
1548 California Street for a drink and to see "Moment!"

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Infinite names, 3 Artists, 1 body

Many of you know I have 3 distinct bodies/styles of art, because really, I am 3 different artists in one body.

I have also had many names, call them nicknames, pretend names, whatever. Xiau-Fong even mutates into different versions:


Xiau-Fong is also funny sounding- sounds like chiffon, and chow-fun (asian stir fried rice noodles), it's almost a name that destroys itself, so it is kind of a non-name. I am merely a figment of your imagination.

It will never end, and I really don't mind actually! Maybe I am just used to it.

That being said... check out the previous post! I have a show tomorrow. You have to RSVP if you want to attend the opening.

I may see you there :-)

Go Further

Come by Union Square and you’ll see something completely new: Ford’s first ever pop-up store in San Francisco, Go Further.
Unique local art!

We’re excited to be pushing the boundaries of technology, performance and design, but we want to go further, which is why, in addition to previewing the 2013 Ford Taurus SHO, Go Furtherpresents a rare kidrobot gallery with one-of-a-kind items, an Izze refreshment center where you can enjoy the latest trends in taste, Pandora music experience for some custom beats andMoshi digital accessories showcase. Chairman Bao will be there dishing out some delicious cuisine, too.

The event will be hosted from 7P to 11P on Wednesday, April 11th at 117 Post Street near the corner of Post and Kearny.

To attendplease RSVP to before the event.

The Ford Go Further Studio will be open seven days a week from April 13-May 13, 2012. Hours are weekdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

How to Somewhat Effectively use Couch Space

1. Never sit on it.

2. Attach a small pockets to the arms (I have one small red one and a shiny pink one). If you have more random pockets, attach. The more the better.

3. Seat space = safe earthquake cushion zone for printer and other stuff.

4. Place items behind couch, items below couch, items on top of couch.

5. Install an awesome paintbrush holder onto couch back.

Yeah, it's an old resistance strap from a fitness ball, and it can be adjusted to fit my couch! I finally finished stitching on some canvas and stuck all my brushes in it. No more brush canisters tipping over, spilling brushes all over the place ha!

Also, I have a show coming up this Wednesday featuring cityscapes. It is April 11th... check the shows and events tab (located in the top menu) in a few hours for information and to RSVP.

Or wait until a few days later when I will post information about it.