Friday, October 29, 2010

Jack 'O Lantern

We carved our pumpkins today and here they are.... our very own Jack 'O Lanterns!

How to make them?
1Cut the top off.
2. Scoop the flesh out.
3. Carve an image onto the outside surface, usually a monstrous face.
4. Place a small candle inside to illuminate the effect at night.

In Ireland, where Halloween began, the first jack-o'-lanterns weren't made of pumpkins. They were made out of rutabagas, potatoes, turnips, or even beets! There is an old Irish legend about a man named Stingy Jack who was too mean to get into heaven and had played too many tricks on the devil to go to hell. When he died, he had to walk the earth, carrying a lantern made out of a turnip with a burning coal inside. Stingy Jack became known as "Jack of the Lantern," or "Jack-o'-Lantern."

     From this legend came the Irish tradition of placing jack-o'-lanterns made of turnips and other vegetables in windows or by doors on Halloween. The jack-o'-lanterns are meant to scare away Stingy Jack and all the other spirits that are said to walk the earth on that night. It wasn't until the tradition was brought to the United States by immigrants that pumpkins were used for jack-o'-lanterns.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Yes, that's a pregnant woman's belly. A good idea for pregnant women who can't think of a good Halloween costume for themselves. This photo is from Here's the link if you'd like to see more, Just make sure to use safe and washable paint for your sensitive skin.

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Photography by Anne Kristen

More about Photography....below are a couple of pictures taken by Anne Kristen. A photographer from Orange County, CA, who is just starting her photography studio and working on her website as well. Here's her email address if you'd like to see more of her work...

Sunday, October 24, 2010


I also use photography as part of my process in forming a piece of art. I study shadows and light thru my photographs. I enjoy taking pictures of nature....only I wished these animals were not incarcerated when they posed for my camera.
These pictures were taken in 1997 for my photography class in college.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


6 years ago this was my surroundings when October came. I miss this beauty. I took this picture in Rye, New Hampshire one Autumn day in 2004. When we moved to California, I decided to make a couple of paintings of NH. This was my first time to paint with so many colors. I enjoyed it. It brought me back home NH. I gave one of the paintings to my best friend from college when she came to visit us here in CA.

To those who love to travel, I definitely recommend going to New Hampshire in the Fall and check out their foliage. The White Mountains is the best place to see all the colors.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Body Figure

Hi guys!
Here's one of my nude abstract paintings. I've always liked to use human body as my subject when I'm not inspired by anything else. I think human anatomy is beautiful,  however we put them together. It's nature and I love nature. 
This piece has been sold and I'm continuing to paint more with the same style and subject.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hello Bloggers

Just wanted to take this time to introduce my PoksArt Blog to everyone out there who loves Visual Art. I built this blog so I can share my passion with you and see what others have to say about Art as well.
I will be posting my views and photos of my Art as I make them. Hope you follow PoksArt blog.