I was the only child in my family, born and raised in Chongqing, China. Growing up, I watched my dad collect and paint traditional Chinese paintings. Under his influence, I learned Chinese painting and calligraphy from a young age. I filled my endless solitude with drawing, painting and countless illustrated books, which in hindsight, had significantly shaped my aesthetics and personality. However, I stopped practising painting in my teenage years because of academic pressure.
IT WAS AN INSTANT HIT when I picked up a watercolour painting for the first time at the beginning of 2021. Making art has become my meditation and has helped me reconnect with that creative, free-spirited little girl I had somewhat ignored for decades.
In the summer of 2021, I digitalised one of my watercolour floral paintings and had it printed on a throw pillow and a mug. Immediately, some friends wanted to buy them. That was when I first started to have this idea of designing prints and patterns for products!
Later, I took an online course and learned about repeating pattern design via Adobe Illustrator, which I enjoyed every minute. Since then, I have become a registered Solopreneur offering my original paintings, in-house printed art prints, design service and repeating pattern licensing.
I have a BA in Journalism and have loved writing since a child. Nowadays, mostly on my blog, I like to write about what I’ve learned and learning on the journey of the following creativity, the tips and hacks of nourishing it even in challenging seasons of life, to encourage my fellow pilgrims to keep up the beautiful work they were made to do.
After living in Switzerland for nine years, I now live in Abu Dhabi, UAE, with my husband and two young children since October 2021.
When I’m not writing, painting, or chasing after my toddlers, you can find me swimming in the ocean or lying on the beach with a book, sipping a cup of iced coffee, or staring at a pine tree, daydreaming.
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