|She too was Smiling||I Wrote this short story after I returned home from my second visit to China. When I was there, I met a young, delicate and beautiful girl. Her name in English was "Flower." She became my guide and my translator. We spent many days visiting the city, the porcelain workshops, the restaurants and talking about the porcelain production in Jingdezhen. She is now instructing art at the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute. She has become the main fictional character in my short stories.|
|The Tea Service||I spent a lot of time in the tea houses of Jingdezhen during my visit in 2008. I found the service to be almost like a dance. The service was performed by a young hostes who was very precise in her movements. Her name was Li Hua. Her first name Hua when translated to English becomes Flowe|
|The Fallen Tree||This is a war story. I wrote this when I was in my first year University. It was my creative writing project for English 101. I enjoyed writing it and I hope you enjoy reading it.|
|Life Begins||This is a continuation of my feelings towards China. It is fiction and I think it might be a start for something bigger. All in all, I call it practice. If I write a little every now and then maybe I will be able to put together a story that could go to the novel level|
I have recently started to enjoy making sculpture. My latest project is working with the Serge Bourassa bronze foundry located at St-Robert, Quebec; just out side of Sorel. I am awaiting my latest series of bronze pieces.
The major difficulty working with bronze sculptures is finding a place in the studio where one can use wax and plaster without contaminating the workspace for clay art..
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