About Asiancloud Vân

Tea drinker born in Southern France, I've always been attracted to paper crafts and began drawing seriously when Sailormoon started airing on TV. While completing my 2 degrees in Accountancy, I got into tabling at conventions and self-publishing. After 11 years of career filled with various and rewarding positions, I decided it was finally time to leave the beautiful world of accounting and join the entrepreneur side, like I've always dreamed of. I quit my day job in early 2016 and registered as a crafter in July.

Occupation

Self-published artist

Arts and crafts

Drawing, painting, origami, kirigami, Latin calligraphy, Modern calligraphy, Card making, Book binding,

Services

Graphic design, DTP (desktop publishing), Art worshops, Writing consultant

Hobbies

Sewing, Wire jewelry, Nail art, Playing the recorder and the ocarina, Learning the cello, Collecting tarots decks, Collecting playing card decks, Cardistry,

Tools

Ballpoint pens, brushpens, coloured pencils, dry pastels, alcohol markers, acrylic paints, watercolours, inks and nibs, mechanical pencils
OS Mageia Linux 5, Wacom Intuos 4 medium, GIMP 2.8, openCanvas 1.0, MyPaint 1.1.0, Krita 2.8.7, Scribus 1.4.4

Other interests

Html and CSS, Esoterism (Western astrology and tarots), Aromatherapy, Homemade cosmetics

Achievements

May 2016 : Honourable mention in the FURET DU NORD bookstore art contest "Rendez-vous des artistes" (3 winners, 12 honourable mentions, consolation prizes for everyone else)

January 2016 : Reached the regional selection of the Timbrés de l'orthographe, a national spelling contest (10,000 among 30,000 entrants)

June 2015 : Placed 4th in the FURET DU NORD bookstore art contest "Rendez-vous des artistes"

April 2015 : Won HEMA FRANCE egg decoration contest (7 winners among 1,100 entrants)

January 2015 : Reached the regional selection of the Timbrés de l'orthographe, a national spelling contest (10,000 among 30,000 entrants)