Category Archives: Ben Kwok

Senior Center Art Exhibit

The walls on the entry hall at the Senior Center looked so bare after the Silver Arts exhibits were removed, so our mixed media group that meets on Mondays was asked to put up an exhibit of our art work.   Here are a few of mine. IMG_0229_2 IMG_0229_2_3 IMG_0229_3_2 IMG_0238 The color does not show very well in the first one, but it is a print of an abstract painting in various shades of blue, and then I did Zentangles® on top of it.  Looks much better than the picture.  The two stained glass images are done on canvas with acrylic paints (not framed). The last one is a watercolor on paper that is framed. We have 25 paintings hanging, but I was unable to get good pictures due to the reflections on the glass from the windows.   If I can get some better pictures next week, I will show you some of the others. Here is one done by Hazel LeBlanc (better know as “Z”). IMG_0229_3  She used the butterfly template from Ben Kwok, zentangled it and glued to painted canvas on which she also did some Zentangle designs.  Very pretty, I think!   We have a small, but very talented, group that meets weekly to exchange ideas and show what we have done that week.  FUN!!


More BEN KWOK drawings

It’s been quite a while since I showed you any of my drawings made from Ben Kwok’s templates, which he is so kind to publish weekly.   The last few weeks have not been animals, and I have tried my hand at a few of them. Two of the recent ones have been an automobile and a crown.   Here is my black and white version, and I may do a colored one later: Ben Kwok 1 Ben Kwok I really love doing mandalas, and have done this one in black and white.  I have scanned it, and plan to do a colored version soon. Ben Kwok_2 Hope you like this.   I certainly enjoyed doing them.   See you again soon.

A rose is a rose, is a rose…………

Last week on Ben Kwok’s Ornation Creations site on You Tube, he announced that he and his wife had a beautiful baby girl on November 6, and they had named her “Rose.”

As a tribute to her, his pattern of the week was two roses.  This is my rendition of that template, drawn in honor of Baby Rose Kwok.   Enjoy.


I liked this without any coloring, and let the black and white speak for itself.

Thanks for stopping by.


It’s Football Season!

The first game in the UNC football season is today.  No matter what the outcome, all the fans would be interested in the “rams head” template that appeared on the Ben Kwok site on Facebook last week.  I did one, but have already given it away to my granddaughter for her birthday this week.  This is not a very good picture, but will give you an idea of what it looks like.background

I am getting ready to do another one, and hopefully will get a good picture or scan before it’s gone.   I did one in blue ink, but had a disaster when I put it on the canvas.   The blue ink I used  WAS NOT PERMANENT, as I thought, and when I applied a coat of glaze, the colors ran and bled, so I will have to find a substitute for that pen.  Here is a picture of it before the catastrophe!

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I think it would look great done in blue ink and colored blue, but if it doesn’t work I will use black ink and color a “Carolina Blue!”