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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!!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

A Blessed Day....

Yesterday was a good fruitful day. It was a day when I finished 5 items... albeit small items no doubt... but I did them :) It was also a day where friends long lost got to meet... more about that later ya... now to start the day off with a feast on my paintings hahaha...


This rope plaque with hydrangeas is not new. Had it posted a few weeks ago... only difference now is that it's completed and varnished... and is now ready for sale hehe. Will have that posted on my sales blog later along with other items.... once I finished them ... muahahahahaha



I painted 2 more plaques with hydrangeas... but with a slightly different technique... the difference is not that obvious though. Instead of using Glaze Medium on the hydrangeas... I used Magic Mix as the medium. I think I prefer the Glaze Medium... it gives a shine to my flowers hehe... anyway, the plaque on the far right is sold :) and the other one is for sale... off to the sales blog later....


These two plaques with roses differs from my normal roses. I was trying to make the painting look washy and soft like as if I'm using watercolours instead of acrylics. That's the beauty of acrylics... it's so versatile that the painting may be made to look like an oil or watercolour painting just by using different mediums to create the look. anyway... I have Susan Scheewe Brown to inspire me here. Susan paints with watercolours... but I love her style yup!yup!yup! I may have to master the technique but for now I'm pleased with the effect on these two plaques. I have yet to finish them... need to refine a bit more here and there.. then off to sales blog haha


Anyway, back to my story. I had a visit from Roslan and his charming 2-year old baby yesterday at 11am. Roslan is a house husband who paints in his spare time. It has been a long time since I last met him. It's always good when friends of the same passion come to visit. I first met Roslan when he joined us for a painting workshop way back in 2000. His passion was recently rekindled since he became a house husband... and his biggest achievement to date, I must add, is to paint on his dining set!!! Hats off to you sir....

Datin Ros and Zaiyan came about half hour later. They are my painting buddies. We have been so busy lately that our normal meets on Thursdays was put on hold. I was supposed to join them for brunch... but unfortunately circumstances were against me to meet up with them. However, after brunch... they dropped by. I'm glad they did for Marina came shortly after that to collect her stuffs. Marina was a customer but is now a friend. And hey... it's a small world! I thought I was introducing her to my painting buddies... but it seems that she and Datin Ros were already buddies way back in the 70's during their college days! My my my.... the unplanned visits became a reunion for them hahaha... yup!yup!yup!

It was a busy morning for me... but it made my day. I love you guys... so till our next meet... cheerio. Oh btw... today is Friday... I'm meeting my schoolmates for lunch :)... friends for life... :))

6 comments:

umi_e said...

hi, do you know where i can learn to paint like you did and what type of paint did you use to paint it?

Do you hold any painting classes?

Thanks

Nora's Touch said...

hello umi... i go to many teachers and art conventions and seminars. my teacher has migrated to australia... but i am now a teacher myself

i teach from my home in sg penchala. if u r anywhere nearby ...do drop in to view my work :)

Umisma said...

kakNora!This is soooo preetttyyy!!!!I love yr water color version!

Nora's Touch said...

Umi... thank you so much... it's always a great feeling to know that my work is admired. Give yourself a pat too... you do excellent RE !!!

Umisma said...

ooo, thanks for saying that.I'm nowhere compared to U n yr work,sis!

kakNora, is this the same Roslan who contacted me about the pouches baru2 ni?He said he's yr student and is a househusband.I think he's doing freelancing for an advertising company.

Nora's Touch said...

yup... same Roslan. Theoretically not really my student... tapi dia banyak la ask for consultations and opinions on his paintings and techniques. He pernah join us for a workshop way back when we first started... that's how I met him haha

Umi, takyah la modest sangat... our crafts are in a field of their own... and u are a master of yours :)

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