Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Colors, New Creation

Sitting in front of more than 60 new color samples of acrylic color powders, my head starts spinning and adrenalin starts pumping. I feel like a little girl in a candy store ! It's finally narrowed down to 48 colors and now begins my journey of making a difference with the designs that I'm about the create with these new amazing colors which will now be part of the ONE new acrylic collection by Odyssey.

To make art wearable, encapsulated or embedded art is not only long lasting and stunning in appearance, it gives a "looking into glass" effect. I'm taking it one step further to introduce movement, layering and realism into my embedded art which is all created with brushwork in acrylic and still maintain a reasonable thin finish.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Moda En Unas (Mexico) Cover

 What fun it was to do a cover for ONS in Mexico for the nail magazine Moda En Unas in this issue. After a long show and classes, all of us got together to get the cover nails done for the photoshoot the following day.
Our beautiful hand model Eva Luz
Also stay tuned for the next hot sizzling cover with design by Viv Simmonds as we shared the hands of the same model.

Year Of The Rabbit 2011

Year of the Rabbit, painted with The ONE Gel Paint
Year 2011 for me started off with an exciting trip to Seoul for the 5th Global Nail Cup. The weather was freezing and hovering between -5 to -16 degrees celcius and for the first time in all these years to Korea, I was caught in the middle of a heavy snowfall right in the heart of Seoul ! Our team took home 13 awards from the event including the Best Team Effort award. I had the privilege of showing the new gel painting (The ONE) in the super demo together with five other international nail artists from Korea (Nam Gung Soo & Lim Hee A), Australia (Viv Simmonds), Netherlands (Tamara Bhagoe) and Japan (Jurry Sato). My theme this year is the Rabbit all painted with gels and I hope you like the design :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

What's New in 2011

Cheers to the New Year 2011! It's time to celebrate life and reflect on new resolutions.
 I've been searching for inspirations during the holidays and feel anxious to get back to work again. This year, I will be releasing a series of nail design classes for miniature folk art painting available in both paint and gel medium. I am especially intrigued by Russian folk art styles and so I've incorporated a fusion between the eastern and western folk art styles to my designs. Strong and vivid colors are used with lots of layering to create depths and movements to make the designs look delicate and lively.