Saturday, 29 March 2008
Friday, 28 March 2008
I am preparing myself to produce Monday Artday ATC sized (2.5 x 3.5) artwork at the moment. ATC stands for Artist Trading Card, there are generally handmade and used for trading with fellow artist through the mail. This is fun, no need to spend much time for a drawing. Like this one, I made it last night, while watching TV. But not ready for trading yet. I experiment with different scanner setting few times but still difficult to get the original quality image. Without tweaking, I think the original still looks better. Below is the comparison between image produced with scanner and camera. Give me your opinion, or advice, please. But I always prefer to use camera than scanner. Glad to have apron in my drawing at last! I loooove aprons. If I can have many of them, I would be happy changing aprons everyday! I love sewing aprons and the chef hat...still learning how to sew that one. I even dream of selling mangosteenskin-branded aprons one day!
p/s: She does look a bit fat (maybe 5-10% fatter) in the camera photo, right? Or is it just my eyes?
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Aku sudah nekad. Biarlah amoi itu bercakap puas2. Berapa lama pun aku sanggup tunggu. Aku cuma mahu tanya sedikit hal. Aku tidak mahu pulang dan berfikir2 hal itu lagi.
"Sekalang tiada stok, kalau mau cuba cari di Bollywood lah, Kalamunsing sana".
"Iyaa..cali saja kedai komputer Bollywood. Kami cuma diaolang punya dealer. Diaolang kami punya supplier". Amoi pakai eyeshadow coklat kelabu.
"Ko rasa tadi tu dia maksudkan Bollywood ka, Boulevard?".
Fresh prints of "Heavy", Rescued Sistahs & Lotus Leap
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Hahahahahahahahahaha. Macam berucap atas pentas sambil pegang award lah pulak. Hihihihi.
Thank you emila from Emila's Illustrated Blog for the "award fiesta!". There are 13 awards all together, but too heavy to carry. So I just leave'em there for emila to take care.
Rizal from Rest n Rileks awarded me with this beautiful Inspire Me Award. Thank you rizal!
If you like the background, you can download it (or other downloadable digital freebies) from scrapbooketc. If you love scrapbooking (or photography, or art!) , you may find this site very useful and fun. Enjoy!
Monday, 24 March 2008
Included in the illustration are my pets; Mr. Kontot and Mr. Noko...and yes one unlucky birdy, rapunzel, the prince and his runaway horse. Haha.
Sunday, 23 March 2008
Saturday, 22 March 2008
Oh I thought yesterday was Saturday! (Just realize when I'm typing title for today's post. Will continue posting the sketch coz it's already done anyway.
Since it's a holiday, I planned to look for blue fabric to make apron for my sister in-law, and maybe some buttons, brown thread and smaller needle for my sewing machine (actually I'm still not familiar with this sewing thing so I planned to ask the lady at the store). I also planned to drop by at my frequently visited bookstore and perhaps buy some iron-on print paper for a personal project. The drizzle started getting heavier but luckily I have an umbrella!
Guess what, all the shop that I wanted to go were closed. It's Good Friday lah. How could I forgot that? Actually I don't know that shops might be closed on Good Friday. Not even the slightest of such idea came to my mind.
So I wander around the complex, until I started feeling hungry. Very hungry.
Ok. Saturday story. Weather; cloudy.
I wake up a bit earlier today, thinking about doing the laundry, the apron, illustration friday, who's going to send my mom home in the evening, what's for breakfast, and feed our pets. If you still don't know them;
Mr. Noko is nocturnal. He's very lazy and such a sleepyhead during the day. He's cute but NOT friendly especially to stranger. I think he don't like Mr. Kontot as he will get anxious and angry if he sees Mr. Kontot around. Mr. Kontot is a very naughty and hyperactive squirrel. He chewed the curtain, neighbour's astro cable and broom stick and bit my thumb a couple of days ago. He eat almost everything. So if you want to make friend with him, just share your potato chips, chocolate, cookies, crackers, peanut, pistachio, banana, apple, waterchesnut, sunflower seed (or fried fish and chicken wing?), etc. He escaped from his cage twice but return before dark.
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
This is the easy way and the fastest way to :
1. Make your Authority Technorati explode 2. Increase your Google Page Rank. 3. Get more traffic to your blog. 4. Make more new friends.
Rules : 1. Start copy from “Begin Copy” until “End Copy” to your blog. 2. Put your own blog name and link. 3. Tag your friends as much as you can.
1. Picturing of Life 2. Juliana’s Site 3. Shower Your Children With Love - The Right Way 4. Life’s a journey, not a destination 5. Simple Life 6. Life is beautiful; Life is love 7. Lovely Mummy 8. Lemonjude 9. Faith,Hope,Love 10. Newife Blog 11. Good things in life… 12. …the Guru-Guru life… 13. Ezooone 14. mangosteenskin
~~ End Copy ~~
Ehem...i'm tagging those who inspired me:
abgjas, allyson, blucrystaldude, coralie, emila, gennine, heilly, helmi, janeapron, jiwasintetik, leanne, mika, mr.naga, baizurah, pupu, rasso, rizal, sahar, saharil, senta, tafteh , teh aida and lastly tokrimau. As usual, this is not compulsory ok.
Monday, 17 March 2008
Friday, 14 March 2008
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
Batik is among the most prominent expressions of the cultural identity of the Malay world. Not only it is the most popular traditional type of textile in this region, but the various decorative styles used bear testimony to a cultural history that spans at least two thousand years.The historical centre of batik making is in Java, and naturally much attention is given to the designs originating from there. However, batik is extensively used in other parts of the region, and also made in Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula. Nowadays, there are many choices of modern batik, with more bright colors and contemporary patterns. Batik is not only worn for clothing purpose, but the function has evolved to wider variety such as for making handbags, purse, shoes, or even decorative painting on the wall, etc. Thanks to the late Datin Paduka Seri Endon who had refreshed and brought new life to the batik world.
While waiting to be picked up, I sat at McDonald and made the above doodle yesterday. Below is what inspired me (taken from the book "Batik Design-Traditional Textile of the Malay World published by The Pepin Press, 1993):
Monday, 10 March 2008
Thursday, 6 March 2008
I don't think my blog deserve this award of excellence (like yours).
But this will certainly encourage me to work harder!