Los Angeles-based artist, author and business owner, Real Weng, has released her first book, The Peaceful Protectors: Coloring Collection. Weng is the founder of Lilireal Studio Art, where she handcrafts and designs 100 percent of her work. “I have always wanted to combine my life experiences with art to create a unique collection to share.” Learn about Real Weng…
First job: Waitress of the biggest karaoke chain in Taipei, Taiwan. That experience definitely built up my karaoke hobby.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in CA: I love to take car rides with my dog through the canyon roads or up the coast. Antique hunting and listening to chant music while I’m creating artwork.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Publishing my first book in August 2021, The Peaceful Protectors: Coloring Collection. I was finally able to see my designs and ideas come together.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: Getting my work published for the first time.
Someone who inspires you and why: My mom. She is an incredible woman who always has the strength to overcome obstacles. She never gives up and never complains.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Try your best with your unlimited ideas and remember that no one can define you or your work.
Favorite quote: Enjoy life and knowing who you are while you can.
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I’ve always wanted to prove myself. Never underestimate what you can achieve.
What makes someone fabulous: Taking what you do seriously while enjoying the process and the results.