Thursday, March 29, 2007

Grand Opening of Chinese painting shop

Today is the grand opening of chinese painting shop. You can find my grandma's master pieces there. make it possible for me to have my own online shop even though I am working full time right now and I am still able to manage this online shop. As long as you upload your work, you basically finish everything. They will transfer images to mugs, postcards, and so on. You do not need to worry about packing, shipping and handling. There is no inventory cost for you. You can also set your own price. If you love graphic design, this is a great website to visit.

The basic membership is free.You can also join premium membership for 6.95 per month or 59.95 for a year. In addition, they have volume sale bonus. You earn 7% bonus for sales above $250 in base price sales; 15% bonus for sales above $1,000 in base price sales; 20% bonus for sales above $5,000 in base price sales; 22% bonus for sales above $10,000 in base price sales. Minimum check amount is only $25 less than Google AdSense $100! Great deal! If you are interested, just click the flash ad on the right side bar or simply check out my store to have an idea of basic shop.

Monday, March 26, 2007

The real deal of Chinese Painting

Grandma was a pediatrician and practiced medicine for more than twenty years. After she retired, she then learned and painted Chinese painting for more than thirty years. One of her most famous mentor is master Ho-Nien Au. Master Au even got a museum in Universtiy of Indianopolis. You must to be very good to have your own museum named after you when you are still alive, am I right? The character of art that she learned called Lingnan Art. The root of Lingnan Art can be traced back to Qing Dynasty. See above Genealogy Tree. (click to enlarge). Her most recent exhibition was in Hsin Chu Culture Center in Taiwan. All her painting were sold out and the sale go to National Tsing Hua University, one of the best Universtiy in Taiwan. See related news here.(in Chinese) But don't worry, you can buy a piece of her master piece at chinese painting shop. The shop delivers worldwide!

Even Nobel Prize laureate needs to pay a visit

Do you know who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1986? Well, I did not know either until I checked wikipedia and voila(pronounce "wah-la"), I saw the guy standing next to my grandma and listening to her explanation of Chinese painting. He should understand it because he is Nobel Prize laureate! Do you think he wear the same glasses for 20 years?(compare the picture in wikipedia and the picture above)
If you are really into Chemistry (maybe you are, who knows?), my grandpa, the very left person in the picture,is also specialized in protein chemistry.You can find his work here.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Not your grandma's chinese painting

Ever since I took Internet marketing class back in school, I was dreaming to have my own online gallery. My team and I actually built a business plan talking about having an online gallery and selling Chinese painting from China. Our plan got professor's favorite and allow me to get A in the class. That is pretty much about it.

As I experienced first time to try blogging in January 2007, the power of Internet really amazes me, especially there is actually a number greater than zero in my Google AdSense account. As long as you can type, you can have a blog. Then I read an article about cafepress, the website allow you to upload your designed image and cafepress will print them on mugs, T-shirt, and so on. They even ship for you. This fantastic story reminds me that my grandma is really good at Chinese painting.

Not to mention about Chinese painting, art pieces themselves are hard to sell. They are subjective and full of self esteem. I believe Chinese painting is quite a niche and would like to explore all the possibility of art marketing and selling.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

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