This other blog (see link below) was created to display my decorative items for sale. However as time passes by, the time to paint for sale just eluded me

No special reason as to why I still have this blog... maybe it's just to remind me..... that's where and how I started to be where I am now :)

All items shown are hand-painted personally by yours truly... but now I focus on commissioned jobs. So, I do take orders... but the queue is long... sorry :( .... but if you are willing to wait in the queue... I'm more than obliged to paint for you..... It would be an honour!!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

YES... more to show off.... muahahaha

Yup!Yup!Yup! Been busy again this week.... painted on cutlery and tea-boxes with roses and intarsian designs. I am very happy with my accomplishments...*blush*blush* tq tq tq.... I know they do look good, don't they??? muahahahahaha.... (how thick-skinned can one get huh????) anyway have a look-see ya... *blush* again.... :D

For those who are not familiar with intarsian.... let me briefly explain here. It is a painting technique that incorporates the beauty of inlay work and marquetry combined with faux finish effects using water-based paints and kleister medium and low tack-film (or frisk film). It emulates the art of 'painting' with wood on furniture. Nothing sounds familiar??? ... hehehe.... nvm.... just enjoy the looks and join my class ;)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bear-bears on cabinet

Today I completed bears on a cabinet for Jun. Had not painted bears for a very long time but inspite of lack of practise... I'm rather happy and contented with the bears I painted on the doors of the cabinet at Jun's. Have a look-see ya...

Would love to show-off the rest of the bears on the drawers (ahem... that's of course just me.... need to show-off muahahaha.... hey... I'm a true hot-blooded Leo!!!) but unfortunately.... the camera gave way!!! Why? ...because I forgot to get new batteries ( what else is new... blame on the age... !!!) Anyway.... have no fear... will go to Jun's tomorrow to snap the baby bears again ... muahahaha... in the meantime... need to get back to the studio... have more to paint :) ... catch-up with you all later ya... muah muah muah


I have been busy these past two weeks ... completed 120 pieces of hydrangeas on mengkuang hamper boxes for raya for Yati. It was an easy job... but something I don't quite enjoy as I hate repetitive work...thus it became a monotonous chore. It was a HUGE sigh of relieve when the last piece was finally done.... *SIGH*

Before these mengkuang boxes, I finished a couple more boxes and lazy susans for Zurina. They were also meant for raya hampers. How lucky can the recipients be? I remember those days when hampers came in plastics baskets or plain rattan ones!!! Gift hampers now come in fancy creative containers... more often the containers costing more then the contents itself.... yup!yup!yup! Prior to Zurina's jobs ...I'd painted 2 stools (painted geraniums on 1 and violets on the other), another lazy susan and a tea box for Kak Nomi ... yup! I have been very very busy ;) What you see below are what I'd painted in the past 2 weeks.... I'm happy...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

There's always a reason....

This was a pen-n-wash I did many many many moons ago....something like 24 moons or so.... Left it undone because there was that lilttle centre plate on the top shelf that I didn't quite like... thus left it as it was until....God-knows-when-la... hahaha. Well anyway.... the 'when' came recently due to a miscommunication I had with Lizana. The plaque I made for her initially was sold to Jelina because I thought Lizana decided not to take it (NB : never close a deal via sms... always call to confirm!!!!) After 2 weeks of silence, she came to collect.... o-oh... o-oh....o-oh...waaaaaa!!!! It was a gift for a friend's cafe... and her friend is already going back to Jakarta the next day... she'd told her friend that she'd got somthing special for her... and I have no time to paint another!!!! Oh dear!Oh dear!Oh dear!!! To cut short the story... I completed the pen-n-wash within the day.... and now it hangs
proudly in Lizana's friend's cafe ... in Jakarta ;)

The fruit tray is a duplicate I made for another customer. She wanted my sample but I wasn't willing to depart with it... so I made her another one... only to discover that she'd changed her mind. So it stood on the shelf for 5 long years.... until one day... Zaiyan took it with her as a gift for Ashraf's engagement ceremony in Jakarta..... hmm Jakarta again eh?

The 2 events jolted my memory to a quote by a famous artist (trust my memory... I can't recall his name *sigh*...) He said that one must never devalue one's art pieces just because it doesn't get sold. Leave it be... it's actually waiting for the right owner to claim it... and I now believe that!!!! These 2 items hold testimony to the truth ;)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

We did a demo ;)

Last Saturday, Aug 30... we... Zaitun and I ... did a 1-hour demonstration of our craft at the "Galeria Fair 2008" at Amcorp Mall, PJ. It was a programme organised by The Ministry of Entrepreneur and Co-operative Development, introducing and promoting the various local crafts and products held from 22 - 31 Aug. Unfortunately, Aniza couldn't make it as she had prior engagements... so it was just the 2 of us doing our stuff :)

We were apprehensive at first as we had no experience doing a demo... but us being us la *ahem* *cough*cough* ... hehe ... we made it. It went well... but the crowd was small.... small but enthusiastic... so that made our day... yup!yup!yup! .... but it could have been better had it been on a Sunday between 2-3.00pm, as we were told the crowd in Amcorp Mall is usually bigger on a Sunday. We were there on a Saturday, 11.30am-12.30pm.... not the best of time for anything.... nevermind... it was an experience....

OMG.... how time flies... :(

T'was a busy Saturday for me. Had the demo at Amcorp Mall earlier in the day... then later in the evening had a small 'reunion' with my past.... met up with our students....

Datin Zainab (centre), Muli and I were teachers in SMK Dato' Harun some 20 years ago. Received an sms from Muli saying that Datin Zainab wishes to meet up with us... teachers and students alike. God... 'lil ole me became excited and readily agreed to meet up hehehe.... Hey... I just met up with my school chums batch '75 last July ... this definitely is another opportunity I'd not miss!!!!

Well... Muli...bless her ... made the necessary calls and managed to gather 7 of us.... 4 students and 3 teachers. We met at Secret Recipe TTDI at around 4.00pm... and when the boys came in ... I couldn't recognise any of them!!!! They couldn't recognise me either because they said I've changed... but they do remember me upon introduction. Hahaha... apparently I made an impact on them... as I was one of the very garang cikgu!!!! I sure hope it was a good impact tho'... muahahaha.... but I am embarassed since my memory failed me...I just couldn't recall my past with them. *Sigh* very sad.... old age IS catching up with me!!!! *sob*... but it was a good feeling.... to be remembered after all these years. Thank you boys.... you made me feel special...
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