Friday, December 23, 2011


Merry 2011 Christmas. Joy to the world, not because times are good, but because the Lord has come.

Christmas is beautiful, not because the lights and the sounds of Christmas, but because what happened in that silent night two thousand years ago.

Yet Christmas is beautiful. Silent night will not remain silent, for grateful souls can't stop singing about it. Holy night will not remain calm, for joyful souls can't stop celebrating this Holy birth.
Man's fear of punishment is replaced by God's saving grace. Truth never has to be distorted to spare sinners. Love never has to be compromised to uphold justice.

Lives lived in meaninglessness and purposelessness often force honest souls on search journey. Many treasures may be found, but only one rests our soul. The wise men searched near and far, and God directed them to the most beautiful treasure, Immanuel (God with us). Their eyes are opened to divine beauty. Their world is now beautiful in the substance of their hope.

Let's celebrate Christmas with a child like delight. It is not what we eat, but what we know that nurtures us. Not the food but the Good News that satisfies us. We know the author of Christmas; He is Holy. We know the gift of Christmas; He is love. We know the joy of Christmas; our brothers and sisters have received and passed it on, so have we. Celebrate “Christ child born in us” this Christmas. Let His life grow up in us and restore all peace.

Tom and Tehwan Tso

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Joyousbrush Brush Painting demonstration DVD

Math is a beautiful thing.  My daughter needed help in Calculus.  I told her I will look at her text book to see if I still remember them from my college days.  As I was reading derivatives and integration, I was attracted to the beauty of discovery and application of understandings through model and theory building. I was reading her math text book with as much interest as my art books.

Math is like what my art is. I am forever finding the simplest way to paint something from understanding, especially the design in nature.  Instead of painting what I see, I paint what I understand.  I see to understand, not to copy.  That's why I don't use references when I paint.  But I am always collecting references for my understanding as I acquired a lifestyle of observation to satisfy my curiosity.  My painting is a validation of what I understand, not only by my own eyes but also by others.

Why nature?  For one, my bamboo brushes paint shapes besides lines.  They can handle organic shapes better than geometric shapes. For two, I like the validation from people of all nationality and background.  I don't have to explain nature, every one agrees with nature.  More importantly I am learning from the Master designer who created the universe with all the intricate designs.  I am not learning from the objects of nature alone, but the creative mind of the Ultimate Designer through what He created.  

Joyousbrush demonstration DVD captured the process of painting in the most direct way:  from front to back, from topic subjects to decorative objects, emotion supported by logic, disciplined yet free.  It plays out like music recital, the rhythms, the execution of strokes and the composing the parts to make the whole.  It builds like mathematics, theory upon theory.  It entertains like performance, the thoughts behind each stroke and the emotion deliberated.   Hopefully I can take you on a tour through this DVD so you can see what I am talking about.  This 42 minutes DVD is made available for your most creative Christmas present at $19.99. Be joyful always as Joyousbrush documents my personal mission statement to proclaim truth, promote love and pursue beauty.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Road at Glimpses of His Glory

Title: Path of Life

Scripture: “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy” Psalm 16:11

caption: The path of life does not start with my life. It started in the mind and heart of God before the creation of the world. It ends with the glorious work God accomplished in leading me and others to see Him as He is by faith.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ovation Award

Dear Tehwan,

The Cobb Arts Board and the Friends of the Arts would like to thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for the Arts in Cobb County. It is my pleasure, on their behalf, to inform you that you have been nominated for a 2010 Ovation Award and have been selected as a finalist.

There is a letter attached to this email from Yvonne Wason-James, Arts Board Chair, concerning this year’s presentation. The date of the event has been moved. This letter will give you more information. I will follow up within the month and give you more details as well.

Again, congratulations! And don’t stop making art happen in Cobb County.

Elizabeth H. Weaver
Cultural Affairs Division Director
Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department

“After the Dream Only Passion Remains” - Dante

Kincaid Joyousbrush Club

The children did great following my instructions in painting their 1st angel fish.  After that you can see their creative outburst in creating angel fish community and their habitat.  I have attached my sample painting for your reference.  They did not copy mine.  They created their own free hand.  Each person's stroke are unique, their preferences are different, this is only their first experience on the rice paper.  They did great with the line work and the control of the moisture in their brush.  

The students are allowed to take their paintings home.  But they have to remember to bring them back so we will have our portfolio in the end of the school year.  Most students left their paintings in my keeping.  I will request spaces in school to display their paintings down the road.

Thank you for sharing your children with me as we seek to multiply joy together. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Joyoubrush Painting Club

The Joyousbrush Club is now offered at 
Kincaid Elementary School, 
Shallowford Elementary School, 
Taiwanese School of Atlnata,( as well as
School demonstration through Cobb County Artist in School Program and 
Brush Painting Workshops through Young Audiences (

For information, please contact
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