Chinese textbook illustrations

A selection of some paintings made for a Chinese language textbook “Kiinaa Kivasti”-《开心学中文》. The book is edited and made by Rita Wen-chin Jäske, who is teaching Chinese language at school in Helsinki. It is special book, because appears to be the first local Chinese language teaching book for primary school students in Finland, based on author’s experience in teaching Chinese to local kids.

For me illustration work was lasting for a few months, starting from last October. Happy that the book is now ready!

A photo together: me(left) and Rita (right), representing Chinese culture at the Helsinki ASEAN culture days 2019
Our new books covers
And the workbook covers

And a look inside:

A Story about the Flower

I want to share here a story about my flower. I am keeping it for more than a month by now. It inspired me to paint a portrait of it and a short inscription in Chinese characters, which says: “Mary started to keep a flower at her home. In two weeks’ time it had more and more blossoms. Mary was so happy about it. But her thoughts weren’t peaceful. – “My dear flower… How long can you keep me company?” – Flower’s life is short. “Can’t do anything, stay as long as you wish.””