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 8, 2009

Zie's mum's antiques

Zie had these kendi and colander cleaned for her mom... but somehow somewhere it didn't turn out as clean as expected ... so that's how they came to me... for a makeover ;)

The kendi has a beautifully curved metallic handle and an elegant body to match. I felt that it would not do the piece any justice if I were to just paint roses on it. So after 3 days of pondering, mulling and fretting over it, I finally gave Zie a call to inform her of my decision to make it look rustic and classic. Alhamdulillah she agreed. I'm happy with the outcome... I hope she is too ....

I painted the surface in a rustic manner ... and had gold trimmings with gold strokes and dots to complement. It is actually a very simple design but it adds elegance to this classic piece.

The colander was another story altogether. I didn't make it pastel as I wanted the fruits to stand out. It would look just as good on a pastel background with some effect work around it ... but I had to consider that the colander is very "holey" ... hehe... the holes make it difficult to paint on, as paint keeps on seeping out on the other side!!! It wasn't easy but it was fun ... and again... I'm happy with it.

These 2 will be handed over to Zie this Sunday... and as usual ... I'm apprehensive as to how my work is accepted ... *sigh* when will I ever get rid of this feeling huh? Anyway .. I'm starting on Noorazma's bread bin and picnic hamper soon ... but in between sessions .. I see progress on my shoe cabinet :))

Have a great day ya....

Monday, September 7, 2009

Meet Teddy :)

The past week has been for my other customers ... on items other than huge furniture. It's a good break since I do need to allow my creative juices to flow. It sets my brain on a thinking mode when I have to paint other than roses! I do enjoy the challenge :) ...painting just roses makes me dull and go on auto mode hahaha ...

Anyway... I painted teddy bears on a storage bin for Mala ... finished it last week but kept it on hold until 3 days ago. I felt that there was no zest in the painting ... so I put it aside, stared at it daily for 4 days, cracked my brain ... and still saw no solution to it. Finally ... took it to Aniza and had a sort of brainstorming session with her .... and the outcome is what you see here. All it needed was more highlights on the fur and dashes of red here and there to give it some zest. Thank you Aniza, the bin is now with Mala :)

This magazine rack was also painted for Mala. As much as I love to paint hydrangeas ... like roses, I will go on auto mode again. No challenge here ...

I finished painting for Roziah too ... but I will show that later in my next post. In between sessions of painting for Mala and Roziah ... in those moments when I got stuck due to lack of ideas ... I continued with my shoe cabinet. Now that's another story altogether... so till my next post ... goodnight y'all
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