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© 1997 - 2014 by Alina Hiu-Fan Chau



Updated: 2017-08-11T03:11:33.855-07:00

 



New Social Media locations

2015-08-21T14:34:16.825-07:00

Dear friends,

Thank you for supporting my Ice-Cream Monster Blog for many years.

Lately, I start getting storage max out message from Google.  I don't want to delete the content of this blog.  So from now on, I will post all my new blog postings at other social media accounts:

Instagram- https://instagram.com/alinachau/
Tumblr - http://alinachau.tumblr.com
FaceBook - https://www.facebook.com/ainachauart

And there is always my web-site - http://alinachau.com
And my newsletter for regular official shows and events up-date - http://alinachau.com/contact/


Please continue to support us,

Sincerely,

Alina  & Minty, the Ice-cream Cone



Getting ready to head to SDCC!!

2015-07-02T16:09:59.001-07:00

Fine me at SDCC Small Press with lots of SDCC Exclusive Goodies!!  




Invitation to gallery shows and party!

2015-06-08T09:44:30.881-07:00

Dear all,We would love to invite you to a series of up-coming summer gallery events and parties!!1) Book launch party of Acquerello III on June, 20th, Sat, 1pm - 4pm at Center Stage Gallery, 847 Hollywood Way Suite 100 Burbank, CA 91505Event Detail - http://centerstagegallery.com/csg/alina-chau-book-launch-june-20/There will be food and beverages, fun live demo and interview and we will be exhibiting selected original artworks from the book!  2) Greetings From Paradise Gallery Show Open Sat, June 13 at TR!CKSTER2631 Ashby Ave, suite ABerkeley, CA 94705🌴Event detail 🌺http://goo.gl/OTT3dl🌷 Please come and join the fun!! All invited🌺3) Kinoko Okoku: Mushroom Kingdom (Super Mario Bros) Show at Qpop Gallery, 128 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  Opening on June 27. Event Detail - http://qpopshop.com/main/?page_id=17Hope you could join one of these events, Have a lovely day,Alina ^______^[...]



Padme commission

2015-04-28T11:48:13.834-07:00

Padme commission piece, print available at http://goo.gl/7AjXkh

I have a couple fun art events coming up and just update my site with the new events http://goo.gl/f4y0vy All invited!! Hope you can join the fun!!





Double Happiness available for Pre-Order at Amazon

2015-04-20T11:12:25.935-07:00

My new children picture book - Double Happiness is available for Pre-Order from Amazon at:





Acquerello III advance copy

2015-04-16T09:28:40.677-07:00

allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="344" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/meHjE-YC34Q" width="459">Acquerello III advance copy just arrived it's looking good!! The book will be released in July, you can pre-order from http://goo.gl/ZsTx60 ‪#‎alinachau‬‪#‎artbook‬ ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎acquerelloIII‬ ‪#‎kickstarter‬ ‪#‎illustration‬[...]



Examiner Artist Spotlight

2015-04-15T09:04:27.783-07:00

Thank you Examiner for featuring my artwork and story on their site.  You can read the article at:





Pre-Order Acquerello

2015-04-07T16:48:24.473-07:00

Acquerello III is now available for pre-order at http://goo.gl/ZsTx60 The Book will release in July ‪#‎alinachau‬ ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎artbook‬ ‪#‎book‬ ‪#‎watercolor‬[...]



Chronicle Book Cover Reveal!

2015-03-25T16:31:52.274-07:00

My new Chronicle Book cover reveal  This book will be out in July💕Will share more about the book, when I can💕 Thank you Nancy for writing this lovely book and Tamra for having me to illustrate for the book  ‪#‎alinachau‬‪#‎watercolor‬ ‪#‎childrenbook‬ ‪#‎chroniclebook‬[...]



Acquerello III printing up-grade!

2015-03-12T11:02:58.068-07:00

Just receive the color dummy of Acquerello III this morning, the book is looking great Thank you everyone's Kickstarter support, we now have extra budget to upgrade the book cover. Today marks the last 24 hours of the campaign, please continue to support us at - http://goo.gl/noZoIA



Got into Spectrum 22 ^_____^

2015-03-09T18:05:06.905-07:00

   First time submit to Spectrum and get selected 💐 YAY!!😊 http://goo.gl/iLbmUs🌸



Last week of Acquerello III Kickstarter campaign!

2015-03-09T12:18:57.093-07:00

This is the last week of Acquerello III art book Kickstarter campaign!!  Snatch your special Kickstarter edition goodies plus bonus gift before they're gone!!

Please support us at - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/867120167/acquerello-iii-watercolor-and-beyond



Original Gallery Art Give Away!

2015-03-06T10:09:16.808-08:00


Acquerello III Kickstarter up-date:

I can't thank all of you enough to help me reach my campaign goal.  This is the last original art give away.  I will randomly select two luck winners and announce the result on the last day of the campaign, on Friday, March 13, at 9am.  The cityscape painting is a special edition original painting created for Acquerello III.  It's painted in Hong Kong during my travel.  The abstract piece on the left, is a gallery painting, which is first exhibited at Asterisk Gallery, San Francisco at the "Party Mix Tape" show with Beehive Society.  
Please continue to support this campaign.  We are getting very close to the first stretch goal!!  

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/867120167/acquerello-iii-watercolor-and-beyond/posts/1157190



Acquerello III - Kickstarter Extra Rewards!

2015-03-04T09:22:12.665-08:00

Acquerello III Kickstarter Update:
Thank you for your wonderful support, we are getting very close to the goal now!! 
I will be developing a series of watercolor painting and charcoal drawing video demos. In these videos, you will get to see the concept art/reference image of my paintings; learn about my approach and technique in watercolor, and follow my painting process from beginning to finish. I would also share the tools I used and behind-the-scene fun facts.
These are never-before-seen videos and exclusive for Kickstarter backers only. They will not be released in any form beyond this campaign. Learn more about the videos and pledge now:



Coconuts' Kickstarter Up-date:

2015-03-03T15:22:11.323-08:00

Dear friends and backers,

This is Coco posting.  We are getting very closed to our goal ... I want to support Alina with her project, so I make 15 little cards with my paws as special THANK YOU gift to you!!  If you haven't pledged yet, it's not too late to join the fun now!!   If you already pledge and would like to receive my card.  You could chip in a buck or two to have my card adding into your reward package.
I only make 15 of these cards ... so these would be first come first served.  Starting now!!  Woof!!! Woof!!

Join the pledge now at or you can click the link under Alina's profile for quick access:

Thank you!  Woof! Woof!!

Sincerely,

Coconuts





Together Forever Art Give Away!!

2015-03-02T10:11:09.678-08:00

Acquerello III Kickstarter​ up-date:

This week, I am giving away special edition original art from Acquerello III. I will randomly pick two lucky winners and announce the result on March 6nd, Friday morning, Pacific Time.  The campaign only have 10 days left, I will do one more give away this up-coming Friday, and announce the winners on the last day of the campaign.  Join in the fun and pledge now!!





NEW Kickstarter reward for all backers!!

2015-02-28T07:43:59.918-08:00

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Acquerello III Kickstarter just cross the 90% mark and getting closer to the goal.  Thank you everyone for your awesome support!!  This campaign has a little over a week to go.  If you can help to meet the goal by Wednesday, March 4.  I will give all my backers an uncut 30 mins watercolor video demo of “Together Forever” as an additional rewards.
 
Here is the teaser trailer of “Together Forever” painting demo  ^_______^
Join the pledge now at - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/867120167/acquerello-iii-watercolor-and-beyond



Quote Show invitation!

2015-02-26T18:01:09.705-08:00

Dear all,

I would love to invite you to the gallery show opening of the Quote Show at Hero Complex Gallery tomorrow:

“We are the music makers … and we are the dreamers of dreams” - Quote Show
Show from Feb 27 to March 15
Opening reception, Feb 27, 7pm

Hero Complex Gallery
2020 South Robertson, Blvd, Studio B, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Have a lovely evening!



Making of Acquerello III video!

2015-02-25T13:08:55.949-08:00

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Acquerello III Kickstarter Up-date:

Today is the third week of my Kickstarter campaign.  I would like to share some behind-the-scene making-of story and my thoughts in idea development.  I hope you will enjoy the video.
For full video, please visit - http://goo.gl/NxFsjp

Direct link to my Kickstarter site or you can click my link under my profile for quick access:
http://goo.gl/FgbDpA



Original Concept Art Give Away!

2015-02-23T10:55:35.405-08:00


Kickstarter​ up-date:
This week, I am giving away some never before seen original concept art.  I will randomly pick two lucky winners and announce the result on March 2nd, Monday morning, Pacific Time. Join in the fun and pledge now!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/867120167/acquerello-iii-watercolor-and-beyond

At the end of the campaign, I will put together a special edition E-book in pdf format with all these extra give away artworks plus more.  ALL my backers will receive a copy of this E-book as a bonus gift!!  ^______^



HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Goodies Give Away!!

2015-02-19T09:20:45.752-08:00

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!
Celebrating the Year of the Sheep, I am giving away this set of 3 screen wallpapers (1920 x 1080 pixels) to all my backers!!  These illustrations are from my latest children picture book - The Year of the Sheep, written by Oliver Chin, published by Immedium.  Anyone who join in and pledge during the New Year celebration from Feb 19 - Feb 28 will get this set of wallpapers too!!

Acquerello III Kickstarter​ link:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/867120167/acquerello-iii-watercolor-and-beyond/posts

Wish you all an AWESOME Year of the Sheep!!  ^______^




Original Art Gift Away!

2015-02-17T12:35:08.207-08:00

This week is the Lunar New year!!  To celebrate one of my favorite Chinese holidays, I am doing a give away of two lovely watercolor original arts to backers. who pledges $25 or above.  I will randomly pick two lucky winners and announce the result on Feb 23Monday morning, Pacific Time.  Join in the fun and pledge now!!  

Direct link to my Kickstarter site or you can click my link under my profile for quick access:
http://goo.gl/FgbDpA





Valentine's Give Away!!

2015-02-14T07:43:48.960-08:00

Celebrating the day of LOVE!!  I am giving out a Valentine's E-card to all the backers.  Top is the idea sketch of the card.  Join the pledge now, you can still receive a Valentine E-card for FREE!!
Next holiday give away will be Chinese New Year!!  Stay Tune ^_____^  Please let me know, if you like me to add the original painting of 2015 holiday special as a new reward.   
Direct Link: http://goo.gl/zmD3Xb
Thank you for your support!  Have a beautiful day!  




Update on Acquerello III Kickstarter Campaign

2015-02-13T16:39:40.888-08:00

Dear friends,I just make an up-date on my Acquerello III Kickstarter Campaign with a behind-the-scene Asia Travel Video Journal:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/867120167/acquerello-iii-watercolor-and-beyond/posts/1135395I start planning putting together, Acquerello III towards the end of last year.  I go home to Hong Kong for Christmas and New Year.  While I was there, I spent a week in China touring along Yangtze River.  I drew, painted, photoed and filmed some of the people and scenery during my travel.  These artwork are specially made of Acquerello III.  If you like the my video and enjoy my stories, please support my project or share my Kickstarter project with your friends and networks.  This is an independent art project, any form of support would mean a lot to the success of this campaign.  ^_____^  Thank you very much, and have a wonderful Valentine's and President Day weekend!! Best wishes,Alina[...]



Kickstarter - Acquerello III

2015-02-11T09:37:17.540-08:00

I just launch my first Kickstarter campaign for my new art book - Acquerello III!
Please visit my Kickstarter page.  Appreciate your support!!


About my project:
Acquerello III showcases paintings collection from my gallery exhibitions.  The book also features exclusive paintings and concept sketches from my private library.  

I will share my creative process from idea development to concept sketch and my approach to watercolor illustration.  The readers get to follow my painting process from beginning to completion.  The book will be printed on high quality paper with a hard cover.  With my stretch goal, I hope to incorporate a few video demos.