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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!!!!

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 ;)

5 comments:

Decorative Craft Delights by Zahirah Zaharuddin said...

Kak, nak belajar painting macam ni dengan akak... boleh? focus on still life lah pulak... cuti sekolah akhir tahun nanti....

Nora's Touch said...

can...just make the appointments when u r ready :)

Decorative Craft Delights by Zahirah Zaharuddin said...

kak, where to find books on pen and wash paintings macam akak? berkenan...:p

Nora's Touch said...

ummm actually those that I did didn't come from books... it's a little bit from here there and everywhere... ideas from calenders, magazines etc. Priscilla Hauser has a book on pen and wash... but not the kind yg I do la...

Jennifer Atkinson's Folkart Affair said...

I just love your beautiful paintings Nora.

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