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!!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Vicki's workshops

Below are details of the workshop as provided by Craft Haven, One-Utama... have a look-see, give it no 2nd thoughts...come join us la. Need more info... call Craft Haven at 03-77273541 ok?

Workshop 1 : Textured Rose on Canvas
Date : 28th June 2008
Time : 10am-5pm
Venue : Dataran Prima, PJ
Cost : RM450

This design has a textured background incorporating texture paste used through a stencil. The background is then scumbled with tone on tone colours. A final wash of gold over the canvas before we settle into painting this achievable design. The rose is painted step by step, using colour layering with a wet-on-wet blending method. In this lesson we will cover designing, colour theory and painting skills.

There will be 2 patterns to choose from. Students may bring their own favourite stencil if they would like to, however Craft Haven will have enough for the students to use in class. Students will be supplied with an informative workshop pattern booklet of the design.

Workshop 2 : Rose Tray (Choice of metal or wooden tray)
Date : 29th and 30th June 2008
Time : 10.30am-5.30pm
Venue: Da Vincci, Ikano

Cost : RM750

This tray is painted in romantic toned colours. Students will have a chance to create their own colour scheme while painting these lovely roses. There will be a choice of 2 patterns, however we will also go over the principles of design, giving students a chance to design their own pattern. In this lesson, students, will discover how to mix colour values and how their background colours will relate to the foreground colours to create a look of harmony. The roses are painted in a refined blending method with over layers of glazes. Students will be supplied with an informative workshop pattern booklet of the design.

Vicki is coming to town...

Who's she? She's the Senior Support Artist for Jo Sonja products. Vicki is an Australian teacher who is also the Decorative Art Ambassador for the development of Teaching and Techniques in decorative painting. She has over 24 years of experience....ooohhh a very experienced lady:)

Besides regular teaching in Australia, Vicki teaches internationally where her enthusiasm has reached and inspired many who wish to acquire and further their own skills (...people like you and I la...) Vicki’s expertise is somewhat unique. Apart from a complete knowledge and control of the craft and all its applications; she has a well-constructed and applied philosophy of teaching her subject. She has extended the education programme to include support for professionals and offers courses in practical training and colour and design. Her lessons take you on a creative journey, encouraging all students to reach their potential and achieve excellent results. Vicki has been rewarded in seeing many of her students open businesses and become leading teachers and artists in their field.

When not travelling, Vicki loves painting the many aspects of her artistic repertoire. Her art work is featured on calendars and in magazines both nationally and internationally and offers a range of versatile pattern packs.... and now she's coming to town, offering 2 workshops with Craft Haven this end of June. Soooo...don't miss this opportunity...come join us la...

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Haih...what a week...

This has been a very busy week. Apart from painting trying to complete the orders...I'd been in the hospital for a couple of days....nay...not me...but my manja one. When my kids are am I. I'd be there for them from beginning to the matter how old they are. How is she now?...she's good, thank you. Why was she in?...gosh... we don't know... honestly...she got better before the docs could put in another needle into her for more tests hahaha.. anyway that's my Syakirah :)

Anyway... I need to tell you this. Vicki Nicholson is coming to town. She'll be here end of June to run 2 workshops organised by Craft Haven. Anybody with the love of decorative painting would not want to miss this. It's an opportunity not to be missed!!!! Will tell you more about Vicki and her workshops later ya... need to prepare for my classes now ;) Pls do drop by again soon k...

Sunday, June 8, 2008

More on Furniture

Been very busy lately. Apart from painting on small decorative items for the home, I'd also been painting on huge furniture... cupboards, sideboards, hutch cabinets. Thank you Zaitun for recommending me to Jun.... and thank you Jun for accepting my style of painting :) Fyi... Jun supplies the furniture... Zaitun and I and a few others paints 'em for her...

It's an entirely different kind of satisfaction here once the project is done.... to know that one's painting adorns another's home is really satisfying. However... eventhough I'd always yearn to paint on my own furniture...(1 of the reasons why I learned this form of art anyway.... hahahaha yup!yup!yup!) I never really got down to do it for myself... and now my decorated furniture lies in other people's homes *sigh* ... oh wellllll... 1 fine day...yup!yup!yup! ... 1 fine day I'll get mine done muahahaha...yeah right... only God knows when :(

Anyway... my favourite so far is this scenery I'd done on a 2-door cupboard. The pic is not too clear as I'd to take it with my phone-camera.... my digital cam went bonkers and has been sent for repairs. I also painted roses on another 2-door cupboard... now... that was a wee bit of a challenge... hehe it wasn't easy to paint roses facing downwards!!! It's easy to paint roses facing any direction on a small item...but on a huge heavy standing cupboard ???? Anyway... at the end of the day... I went back a very satisfied lady who has accomplished what she'd always wanted to do... eventho' there's none in the house that says....hey I've done that... heyyyy... hehehe now that reminds me... I must finish the painting I started on the door of my fridge about 8 mths ago.... hmmmm muahahaha ... (laughing my guts out...yeah right...when will I ever finish that??? )
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