Hello All Seasons Bloggers,
The link is open this week from  Sunday January 13 through Friday January 18 noon, Pacific time.

Loved all your personal thoughts and experiences from the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019. Such fun to read them!

Are you excited?
I am slowly warming up to it.
It helped that a group of people came to the studio to see my paintings on New Years Day. The most unlikely day, but I loved it! Two of them  among the group are artists in their own right.

Included at the Great Wall of China in Beijing, is the Jade Factory. Real jade is very costly. In china it is considered costlier than gold! My son told a story that in the past a (Chinese) king gave a city away to the one who gave him a piece of jade! Jade comes in green or red.


A little too dark and bright, but this was the only way
to show the manes of the horse.




Doves. The bright lights made it hard to photograph.




Glass sphere, but it looks like there is some jade in there.
Tigers are common theme in China.



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  1. betty - NZ says:

    WOW!! What amazing craftsmanship!


  2. Angie says:

    Jesh – the horse is amazing. These pieces are extraordinary! Glad to hear you are warming up to the New Year … wishing you a wonderful week ahead!


  3. Thank you for your comment, Luisella:) Have two other images of horses. These are the most beautiful shapes. They also have tea posts, bracelets, etc. where not as much skill is needed!


  4. FLOWERS says:

    I always think it’s amazing that they can paint inside that hollow glass sphere through a tiny hole in the bottom!


  5. Sallie says:

    Wow, what a way to get your art year off to a great start, with the first showing on New Years Day. May your year in art and all of your life be filled with treasures!


  6. Jade green of a particular colour (pine needle green) is my fave, Jesh. The skill and time required to carve jade is amazing. I prefer the simpler designs over the more ornate ones, but never fail to admire the skill required to do the fine work.


  7. kenschneider says:

    Coincidentally, this week I found a “jade” bee which I posted here!


  8. I am a small jade piece given to me by a friend which I treasure. Have an awesome start to 2019!


  9. The first showing of 2019, very cool, Jesh. Cheers! Someone told me that a present of jade is good luck.


  10. Jeanna says:

    I think they’re all good photos and I agree, hard to photograph. I didn’t know jade came in red, such a pretty stone. I was ready to jump into the New Year considering how exhausting the end of 2018 was for me. That’s fantastic that you had people in to see your artwork, I’m sure your artwork is happier being seen by as many people as possible.


  11. Kelleyn says:

    Those Jade pieces are incredible! Jade is a precious gem in my daughters’ culture. Anyway, in regards to my shoulder, I figured I could be just as easily injured in a beautiful warm climate as I could in a cold climate. I also didn’t want to lose all the money we had spent on tickets and accommodations.


  12. Jackie says:

    I remember visiting the jade factory, but didn’t buy anything!

    I have promised myself that I WILL finish my 2018 recap taday.


  13. Debbie Smyth says:

    Very nice. Jade has a long history in its use for precious items in China,and you found some good examples to share with us, Jesh


  14. Dan Antion says:

    The horse is an amazing piece of work. I can see why you wanted to capture the glowing mane and tail.


    1. They sculpt the finer art pieces with the help of a grinder one can move around! It is the light that makes these pieces of art come alive:)

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  15. Carol says:

    I love jade and beautiful carved jade. Have a great week!


  16. The horse is particularly awesome. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice Sunday, my blog-friend!


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