The story begins on a creatively inspired summer afternoon when I, along with my family, sat in my father's study. My father, Jun Qiu, is an artist with a deep passion for calligraphy and Chinese brush painting. That day, he eagerly shared his Asian brush painting artworks with me and a few American friends.
As my father spoke about the joy and techniques of painting, my American friends, Sarah and Jessica, were captivated by his artworks. Amidst laughter and lively conversation, they exchanged painting tips and cooking recipes. It was a delightful time, filled with laughter and creativity.
Over time, Sarah and Jessica became close friends, and we often exchanged parcels filled with thoughtful gifts. In their letters, they shared the difficulties they faced in finding high-quality Asian brush painting supplies in the West. Inspired by their struggles, a brilliant idea struck my father.
"Why not start an online shop and provide premium Asian brush painting supplies to art enthusiasts worldwide?" My father proposed excitedly.
With that idea, my father dedicated a considerable amount of time and effort. However, as he delved into the complexities of running an online shop, he realized that his true passion lay in sharing the joy of painting and calligraphy, rather than dealing with web design, databases, shipping regulations, and daily emails. Consequently, he decided to pass the baton to me and refocus on his art by moving back to our hometown in Hunan to live with my aunt.
That's when I stepped into the spotlight. While I have a deep love for various forms of Chinese art, I don't possess the same level of talent as my father and cousins. However, I'm an English major and have wonderful friends who assisted me with wording and translation. Today, our team continues to grow, all thanks to the tremendous support from our cherished customers.
Among our team members, Lily specializes in product design and manages IT, Olivia is a business major, though her true passion lies in photography and underground art, and Emma is one of my closest friends from university.
Together, we all decided to join forces to transform this site into a remarkable place to visit.
We are proud to have customers from numerous countries around the world.
Our entire family and friends rally behind this project, offering creative ideas, suggesting useful new products, and allowing me to capture their painting experiences through photos and videos, which I then share with new friends from all corners of the globe.
Please feel free to let me know what you love about it and how we can further improve our site.
Lulu Qiu & Team