Hello! Welcome to Gaa Wai.

Here, you can follow my personal journey as an amateur artist and my thoughts on the visual world.

I’ve had small creative bursts ever since I was a wee thing, and then I had a continuous flow of creativity from 2008-2010. Between 2010 and 2017, I sadly drew very little and eventually stopped altogether. No reason in particular. I just gave myself some “me” time… and I’m a little scatter-brained.

But I’m back now and with a vengeance… maybe.

I was born and raised in California, USA, and I currently reside in the Central Valley, and I’m using my Chinese name because I think it sounds pretty and I’m being sentimental. Nonetheless, I think it suits this blog and its purpose.

 or “Gaa” means “family” 

瑋 or “Wai” is a word for a particular kind of jade; metaphorically, it can mean “valuable.” 

I hope you enjoy your stay here, and feel free to leave a comment or to send me an email.