How to do a good smoky eye?

On January 31, 2013, in Jade Store, by admin

The eyeshadow trio I bought is not very good. Is there a good brand of eyeshadow that can be found in makeup aisles of regular stores (like target, kmart, etc..). Also, how are you supposed to put it on and what shades to buy so it will not look so darn dark on me? I have black hair, green eyes, and a light/fair complexion. Every time I try to do a smoky eye I end up looking like a weirdo!!! Should I get a lighter grey color or something??? Any links to websites that can help me out would be appreciated also. Thanks!!!

don’t go with gray, go more with green/jade shadows, browns and definitely plums/violets! you can do a smoky eye with these colors as well to play up your eyes or just to make them pop. i listed some websites above. you can just substitute the colors they tell you to use for the colors to match your eye color.


Anything unusual to do in Hong Kong?

On January 31, 2013, in Feng Shui Jade, by admin

I’m going to Hong Kong in June, and I wanna do something that’s a bit different to the usual tourist attractions…any ideas? I love eating out, nightlife, music…

There are a number of interesting beginners classes offered FREE in HK, like Tai ji quan, Feng Shui, pearl and jade appreciation, etc. See the link below.

Also, while HK is a pretty busy and cosmopolitan city, there are nearby some quiet and beautiful islands. Lantau, larger than Hong Kong island but with a population of only around 26,000, has country trails, deserted beaches. The world’s largest outdoor, seated, bronze Buddha is there too, next to the Po Lin monastery and the Tai O village populated by descendants of HK’s first settlers, the Tanka people. From the Central Pier 5 ferry, you can also get to Cheung Chau Island, and from Central Pier 4, you also access Lamma Island.


In October, Washington, D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum opened Ai Weiwei: According to What?, the first major retrospective of works by the Chinese Artist in North America. The show has received glowing reviews from art critics and visitors alike. The artist himself might share that view, if he ever gets the chance to see it.

“We had always hoped that he would be here for the opening,” explains Kerry Brougher, chief curator at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. “Unfortunately, as we were in the middle of working with Ai Weiwei on the exhibition, he was arrested in China and incarcerated for 81 days.”

Though Weiwei was released in June of 2011, the Chinese government’s refusal to return his passport makes it unlikely that he will be allowed to visit his landmark show – the latest move in a series of conflicts between the artist and the state.

Whether chastising the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a “fake smile” to the world, detailing the deadly results of shoddy school construction after the Sichuan earthquake, or meticulously documenting the increasingly aggressive police measures used against him, the encounters between Weiwei and the Communist government seem to be in a constant state of escalation.

Weiwei’s reputation has arguably grown larger despite – or because of – the Chinese government’s attempts to rein him in. Without the benefit of a passport, Weiwei has increasingly turned to the internet to engage the wider world. He has found a receptive audience waiting for him.

As Alison Klayman, director of the the critically acclaimed documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, tells it, “I think, for Weiwei, the one source for optimism does come from new technology and the Internet. [It’s] the idea that people can express themselves, be connected, see things outside their own context – both within China and globally.”

“There is a blurring of his internet activity and his art.” says the Hirshorn’s Brougher. “There is no direct dividing line between the sculptures that are in this gallery and what happens when he actually sends things out to the thousands of people that are following him.”

Ai Weiwei: According to What? will remain in D.C. until the end of February, at which point the show is scheduled to move to Indianapolis, Toronto, Miami, and eventually New York. There is, as yet, no word whether the artist himself might be as free to travel.

Shot, edited, and produced by Meredith Bragg. Narrated by Nick Gillespie.

About 5:45 minutes.

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Koreans put stamps on photos and paints and anything they draw. do Chinese and Japanese do the same?
you write the name of the painter and art work, right?

i see Asian photographers do that too it’s amazing

It is originally a Chinese custom. In the Far-East, the seal is very important. Sometimes more important than his signature.



I want to buy chinese arts and crafts for my new home decor, but i don’t really know how to choose them and where to buy them.

The most famous of Chinese Arts and crafts are embroidery, porcelain and some other handmade crafts. If you want then for home decor, you can to choose curtain, rug or pillow have embroidery, they are feel very beautiful. And also give you an exotic feel. I used to have saw them in Mubuy website. If you’re interested in them you can search the website.


How much is Japanese Jade worth?

On January 29, 2013, in Jade Store, by admin

I know its Japanese Jade because we brought it back from Japan over 40 years ago. My dad was Air Force there, and my parents found it there, they used to like to rock hunt.

It is raw or cut and polished? What does it weigh? Without seeing it it is impossible to say what it might be worth. Take it to a mineral shop or local jeweler. Not a mall store. There may also be a mineralogical society close to where you live. (rock hounds)


The DVD, online class and Chinese Art supplies are available at
This is a 35 minutes tutorial on the subject of autumn roses. Although roses bloom all year round I most like to paint them in the autumn just before the winter pruning. Another good time roses appeal to me is the first flowering in early spring. But I favor the autumn roses much more because the long zigzagged canes and rich color of the falling petals in autumn wind.

In this lesson I try to teach beginners how to pain rose in a fractal expression manner with repeating triangular petals. By combining these basic strokes with the colorful autumn rose pictures in the background I hope to inspire you to paint roses in free style Chinese brush painting.
If you haven’t tried Chinese painting, please visit http:/// to get the basic set of three Chinese painting brushes that I used in this painting, some rice paper, ink and Marie’s Chinese paints. I will be very happy to answer any questions you might have about painting roses in free Chinese watercolor style.

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I have seen this painting several times on British television shows… "The Young Ones" ect. It reminds me of something I would see in a lounge that would play the music of Martin Denny. I think it is a print that was famous in the 80’s.

It’s called "Chinese Girl" and it was painted by Vladimir Tretchikoff in about 1950.


Xiang Bo is a Chinese martial art that began thousands of years ago.

That would depend on either practitioner’s proficiency.

It’s not the art, it’s the practitioner.












Please give a whole profile for each of those names, the type of girl you imagine: Her appearance? Her personality? Her interests? Her family?
**These arent my favorite names by the way**

This could be based on people I know with these names but here goes.

Tara always sounds sexy to me but young. A short petite gorgeous happy girl. Always laughing and smiling. But maybe a little on the hoochie side. Loves shopping and going to the movies. Great relationship with her mom, doesnt get along with the little bro.

Daphne. Insecure but naturally pretty and doesnt see it. Very small frame and strawberry blonde hair. Loves horse back riding. Super quite. Good family life, parents are still together.

Beatrice. Mid 40s. A little crazy, loves to collect junk. Hangs out at garage sales and thrift stores. Doesnt know much of her family, not ever sure where some of them are, except her sister who she plays bingo with. Crazy but a hoot to be around.

Cordelia. Old. Loves baking, knitting and her grandbabies. Her husband is gone, spends lots of time with her Sons family. Patient, loving.

Kayla. 30, obsessed with her career. Doesnt have much time for her family, sees them mostly at family reunions and funerals/wedding. Stressed out and not very happy

Destiny. Brunette. Young, fun, flirty. Engaged. Good relationship with her family. Loves running, mountain climbing and sports.

Paige. 14. a little pudgy. Loves hanging out with friends. In that moody teenage stage where your parents annoy you and dont know anything.

Simone. Straight black hair, tall, sleek in her 30s. Into art. Lives in New York. works too much. Hangs out in coffee shops.

Thea. Mid 20s, beautiful, friendly. Cant keep a boyfriend or find the right man. Hangs out at the clubs and loves to have fun. Gets along with the family fine but they pressure her to get married and start a family

Jade. In her 20s, gorgeous. A model. A little full of herself. Parents are divorced. Loves fashion

: ) Not sure if its what youre looking for but I had fun : )