JC Wang – Talented busker from Taiwan

This is a long overdue post, but I wanted to share with you aย talented artist I met in Brisbane months ago. Her name is JC Wang, from Taiwan, and she busks in the CBDย – click HERE to check out her Facebook page and HERE to check out her Instagram.

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She uses water colours and specializes in beautiful portraits, bringing out one’s most beautiful features in a colourful splash.

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I happened to walk by her set upย in Queen Street Mall a few months ago. Like many passersby, I paused to admire her completed portraits on display. After seeing the simplistic resemblance captured in all her subjects, I decided to commission her for 2 pieces to give away as gifts.

A close up of one of the completed paintings – my grandparents! Given to them as a gift during their 60th Wedding Anniversary celebrations!

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JC holding up both my pieces, the other is, if you can’t tell of Mike and I. A birthday gift to him earlier this year. We are planning on getting it framed and displayed once we move into our new place in a few months ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thanks JC for the 2 beautiful works of art!

Stop by to say hello and check out her work if you’re in the city! She is super friendly and creates portraits of different sizes and prices – something for everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

Photo Shoot with the Gibson Family

As mentioned in this previous post, I had the opportunity to take some photos of one of my favourite families on July 6! This was the first time I had ever done anything like this. I was a complete noob and using kit lenses but I think we had some winners!

Here are a select few of my favourites ๐Ÿ™‚

Don’t get to see some autumn colours often in Brisbane!

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This gorgeous pout

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Do I see bubbles?

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I’ve got daddy’s nose!

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Those big cheeks and eyes!

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Moment with mum

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Family chatting

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Tell us more little one

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And one last one ๐Ÿ™‚

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Oh, and this curious bird!

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Had a great time with Kristen, Matt & Abigail. Didn’t really know what I was doing but I really enjoyed this little photo shoot! I am much less intimidated when it comes to shooting people now, yay! And I really like capturing natural moments now, as opposed to posed photos. Hopefully we get to do this again soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

Recent Randoms

Some pictures from random moments these past few days!

Thing (from Addams Family) awkwardly on Michael’s shoulder ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The Water Dragon that kept running at Nuangi, Mike and I while we were studying in Roma Parklands the other day!

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Absolutely delicious Mentai Tonkotsu Ramen (pork bone broth with roe, bamboo, soft boiled egg, sliced pork) with dumplings and Takikomi (fragrant Japanese styled rice)… lunch set for $15.50 at Wagaya! Yummy!

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Mike with a monster!

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Was in the city studying today…

Super busy Post Office Square

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Less busy Anzac Square just beside, settled here instead!

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It was a beautiful day!

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Heading back to the train when we saw the WWI & WWII Shrine of Memories, a crypt in the lower section of the Shrine of Remembrance.

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Whoa… all the pictures are in portrait orientation, weird! Well, until next time! ๐Ÿ™‚

Photo #301: First Cousins Portrait

December 25, 2012

Can you believe that we’re all grown up but today was the first time all 13 of us took a picture together?! Yea, me neither. Obviously we are quite special though.

Although I took many pictures today, this photo shoot (photo cred: Andy Nguy) was my favourite! Not bad for a first ugly Christmas sweater attempt?

Photo #141: Self Photoshoot

July 19, 2012

My brother decided to ‘borrow’ my camera today and take 30+ pictures of himself with random items in my house. It was only appropriate that I choose one of the series as my photo of the day.

Here’s the least inappropriate/pedophilic-looking one: