Illustrations from a Germany based Chinese born architect, designer, fox-lover.
Art is my visual diary of emotions.
  • Sometimes, we all want to press a “reset” button to let everything start over. To walk out of the water; clean, free, fresh. 

    Maybe old scars will still remain, but you never know what will grow from them. It’s from the mistakes and the pains where you learn the most, to be better for yourself and for those you love, and finally to heal. 

    16 Notes
    #art
    #artists on tumblr
    #A new start
    #Imaginary
    #butterfly
    #beauty
    #cleanse
    #water
    #Watercolour Illustration
    #papervixen
    #my art
    #self expression
    #rebirth
    #wounds
    #healing
    #everything is fine
    #recover
    #scar
    #girl
    #hurt
    #lesson learned
  • - Your fingers are not made for counting what you had lost.

    Just focus on the good things, focus on what you have, and learn to cherish them with all your heart and honesty.

    But don’t hold them too hard, or you will not be able to see the beauty of them flying. 

    39 Notes
    #art
    #my art
    #artists on tumblr
    #hands
    #cherish
    #gratitude
    #love
    #Watercolour Illustration
    #beauty
    #colourful
    #inspiration
    #be grateful
    #positive attitude
    #positive life
    #life is good
    #let go
    #be easy
    #counting
    #heart and soul
    #happiness
    #fly away
  • 'Two people fell in love with each other in their dreams. She stood up in her castle, and he gazed at her from down below. And whenever they became closer, they always woke up'

    Old painting from a dream long ago that keeps recurring.

    21 Notes
    #art
    #artists on tumblr
    #my art
    #expression
    #colours
    #dreams
    #emotions
    #impressions
    #sadness
    #distance
    #together
    #far apart
    #in love
    #hopeless
    #love
    #long distant love
    #long distant relationship
  • 'Pour me a glass of sorrow, and I drink it like wine'

    - inspired by lyrics from a song, and what I had learnt from the singer: drink down all your sorrows from yesterday, and tomorrow everything will be fine. 

    11 Notes
    #wine
    #art
    #art therapy
    #my art
    #sorrow
    #happy again
    #positive energy
    #papervixen
    #artists on tumblr
    #colours
    #life
    #positive attitude
    #move on
    #fine again
    #future
    #i will be okay
    #broken heart
    #songwriter
    #yesterday
    #tomorrow
    #feeling alive
    #world
    #vibrant
  • "Fear and Fantasy" Series no. 5 - Final

    I have totally fallen for you. Even knowing that everything is just an illusion and it will disappear in emptiness. But in the end I still chose to go to you. And you gave me so much in the moments.

    A person in my dreams, we fall in love with each other. And whenever we become close, we wake up. 

    But since then, I was never scared of myself again. 

    3 Notes
    #art
    #my art
    #expression
    #dreams
    #Illustration
    #illusion
    #colours
    #papervixen
    #artists on tumblr
    #self expression
    #fall in love
    #be strong
    #endless
    #inspiration
    #Imaginary
  • "Fear and Fantasy" Series no.2

    A little bit dizzy, a little bit sick, very hungry.

    But happy at the same time. 

    5 Notes
    #art
    #my art
    #colours
    #psychedelyc art
    #confusion
    #self doubt
    #self expression
    #extreme feelings
    #bipolar
    #artists on tumblr
    #Imaginary
    #inspired
    #papervixen
    #random color
    #pain
    #moments of fear
  • "Fear and Fantasy" series no.3 - 2013.November

    Did drawing really help me back then? Or was it simply something that magnified all the negative feelings? I still don’t know.

    But whatever the case. I know that each time we are hurt and we feel pain, it will always get better. And afterwards, we always become a stronger person than before. 

    Because I never had to draw like this again since then. 

    4 Notes
    #art
    #my art
    #self expression
    #self doubt
    #artists on tumblr
    #art therapy
    #confusion
    #weak
    #be strong
    #moveforward
    #negative feelings
    #psychedelyc art
    #moments of fear
    #emptiness
    #heal
    #papervixen
    #depression
  • "Fear and Fantasy" series no. 4

    Regret - be stronger, focus and remember yourself

    Confused - there are so many things crawling inside me. Go out, go out. I want to make a wish, that they all go out.

    Tears and stars and water - I cannot feel anything. Please let these things go out!

    7 Notes
    #papervixen
    #art
    #my art
    #self expression
    #personal
    #experience
    #moments of fear
    #fantasy
    #colours
    #psychedelic
    #psychedelyc art
    #confusion
    #art therapy
    #emotions
    #anxiety
    #stay strong
    #self doubt
    #recovery
    #inner voice
    #inner fight
  • 'Fear and Fantasy' Series no. 1

    - “I’m always confused. I am always regretting what I decided one second ago. I’m always changing my mind. I wish I never added color.”
    There was a few months where I had serious problems with myself. I was confused and constantly feeling shaken up. This was the times I was in Copenhagen two years ago. And I felt like there was nothing I can do to stop this feeling inside me. There were words I wanted to speak out and thoughts which were trying to escape. I didn’t know what to do, or how I should do it. 
    It got so bad and out of control, that I thought I would drive myself crazy. To stop my body and my mind from shaking, I took a piece of paper and started to draw. I was still shaking, when I was drawing. And I had no idea what I was drawing. It all just came flowing outside me. These shapes and colors all came out before I had a chance to decide HOW they should look like. And it’s not only after I filled the page do I realize what I had drawn, and for a small moment, it made me calmer. 
    Maybe it was art therapy, or maybe it was simply a way to let out my inner fights, or perhaps it was just totally insane. 
    But for me, these are like imageries of my brain. Pictures out of anger, fear, insecurity, and a totally imaginary world I had created for myself. 
    There are 5 of these drawings, and a last one with a person inside it. 
    After that there was no more. And hopefully never again.  
    7 Notes
    #art
    #artists on tumblr
    #art therapy
    #Imaginary
    #colours
    #shapes
    #insanity
    #emotions
    #abstract
    #my art
    #papervixen
    #shaken up
    #confusion
    #fear
    #restless
    #let me out
    #inner fight
    #screaming
    #insecure
    #moments of fear
    #out of control
    #self comfort
    #heal
  • "You have nine lives, so it’s ok to be curious, girl!"

    - Colour version out :)

    26 Notes
    #art
    #artists on tumblr
    #papervixen
    #illustration
    #nine cats
    #cats
    #nine lives
    #stay curious
    #curiosity
    #be brave
    #explore
    #adventure
    #my art
    #keep open
    #keep moving
    #try something new
    #positive
    #courage
    #vibrant colors
    #be open minded
  • “Tell me a story, and I will paint it for you!”

    And so, after all these years, I finally made this experiment. I “sell” my art on the streets of this city. 
    Every painting has a story behind it, when someone buys a painting, I give them a little note of the story behind it. I never set a price for the paintings, I just ask people to give me whatever they want. Or if possible, to tell me a story of themselves and I will paint it for them.

    I met people from all countries and cultures, an African woman who wants me to paint the story of her baby “Monifa”; a Greek couple who fell in love with the stories behind the artworks, an teenage girl who told me about her experience in the US which made her grow up, Spanish travelers, Chinese tourists, confused ladies who didn’t know what to give me in return, an alcoholic who thought she was Robin Hood, a bitter angry woman who thinks I am enjoying life here in Europe while all my family are suffering in China and I don’t care just because I refuse to talk about China politics with her. Many curious people asked me what I was doing, and why I am doing this here on the streets and not working as an architect (which, to their surprise, I explained that I AM actually full time working). A girl from Qatar sympathetically gave me two euros without taking any artwork, as if I was a beggar.

    I can’t remember how much money I made in the end. But I DID get a handful of stories, a concert invitation, foreign currency, Emails with inspiration and support, and extremely interesting various amounts of money… and my favourite was a ring with a Bretzel on it!!

    But the best thing I gained were some new friends: travelers, locals, disabled, lovers, young confused men, buskers, musicians, other artists, colleagues from work (!), and a girl who sat and read my stories in English, an Architect from Palestine who’s name, coincidentally, means “storyteller”, a man from the US army who sat with me for 4 hours, and we ended up becoming friends and spent the evening at a friend’s house talking over good wine and fresh fish.

    I spoke more German than I ever did here, and I experienced perceiving the world (and being perceived) in a whole new perspective. It was interesting to see what captured people, and which art/story they like best.

    ……..

    But most of all, this cured me. I finally don’t shut myself in my room, driving myself crazy with thinking and obsessing. I finally stop regretting and managed to let go of my worries and my own pains. I stopped focusing on myself, and started to share more from other people’s words. 

    There are so many stories to discover, so many people to meet, so many opportunities to inspire and be inspired. 

    Thank you to those who gave me the courage to go out on the streets. And those wonderful strangers who contributed to this. And to those people and the certain traveller, who gave me the inspiration behind all these paintings.

    19 Notes
    #art
    #artists on tumblr
    #experience
    #street art
    #meeting people
    #sharing
    #stories
    #storytelling
    #inspirtation
    #exchange
    #be inspired
    #moving on
    #positive energy
    #new perspective
    #new friends
    #making art
    #be open minded
    #a new start
    #people watching
    #sharing stories
    #busking
    #streets
  • "Bubbles in the sky"

    Inspired by a song I once heard from a traveller. Every single moment I spent with him felt like fireworks. He played me this song and I drew him a picture of his voice in return. We left each other and continued with our own lives. 

    Two years later, we crossed paths again.

    This time, he gave me a gift, a stone to strike and make fire. Just a spark, and disappears in an instant. Just as we said lying next to each other under the stars in the last night: time and everything else in this world, in comparison to the universe, is simply a fraction of a spark. 

    Nothing lasts forever. Just live in the moment.

    If there is a chance, I just wish to return there and never leave. If there isn’t, I will still continue to travel into the world. 

    Because he gave me courage to travel, explore, to live and share all the beautiful moments. Nothing has ended or started. Just embrace life as it comes, because there is always something to cherish on the way.

    He gave me some of the most beautiful moments and amazing fireworks I ever experienced. And I will always be inspired by this memory with him.

    17 Notes
    #art
    #my art
    #artists on tumblr
    #papervixen
    #expression
    #self expression
    #fireworks
    #emotions
    #moments
    #live in the moment
    #inspiration
    #oil on canvas
    #painting
    #hello and goodbye
    #letting go
    #return
    #memories remain
    #memory
    #colours
    #bubble
    #touch the sky
    #story
    #traveller
    #song
    #Singer
    #songwriter
    #music
    #life
  • "Nine Lives"

    I was always warned, that curiosity killed the cat. 

    But a cat has nine lives, so it’s ok to die a few times, no? As long as you don’t die in the same place.

    …I think I have still about 5 or 6 lives left :)

    9 Notes
    #art
    #artists on tumblr
    #my art
    #papervixen
    #cat
    #nine lives
    #curiosity
    #adventure
    #brave
    #illustration
    #ink illustration
    #nine cats
    #keep trying
    #be open minded
    #stay strong
    #stay curious
    #positive
  • Which dream is yours?

    97 Notes
    #balloons
    #art
    #my art
    #artists on tumblr
    #papervixen
    #watercolour
    #illustration
    #dream
    #clouds
    #Floating
    #imagination
    #light
    #Sky High
    #vibrant