Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Featured in Venus!!

Yes... beyond Earth is where I've been! Thanks so much to Adline for taking me there!

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Click here to learn more about Venus.

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And please click on the screenshot image to read the article :)


These few days I feel really tired and lack of energy. Most probably PMS. But Venus really make my day! I feel excited and energetic again! Woohooo!!

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Two New Stamps...

...one new set of actoknife, one new desk lamp and a feverish husband.

Aiming to complete all the task...well, at least as much as possible. My carving knife has gone blunt, and I only realize after I tried to make some touching up...it tear up the rubber, instead of slicing through it. Took longer time to finish these two stamps because of the less-sharp knife. Luckily Jingnee and Alia provide me the designs so I can straight away do the carving. The designs, as provided by Alia and Jingnee...I made some adjustment to Jingnee's logo though...and below, are the carved stamp. If you noticed, I made mistake with the A initial on Alia's apron. Aiyooo...yo.




Earlier today I went to buy a new set of knife. Have to buy the whole set eventhough I already got more than 5-6 handles... Why they don't sell blades (only)?

I also bought a desk lamp. I use to do my carving at night, and seeing the details has always been a struggle. The fluorescent lamp in the living room is not bright enough. However, I left the lamp inside the car, I think it has been quite a habit. Everytime I bought something new for myself, I often hid it from my husband maybe a day or two. I'm not sure if he know this, but I think he don't know. Haha.

So that's it. I only have one day left for this weekend. But my husband caught by fever and men, they apparently behave like kids when they fall ill, don't they? I have to take up a new job...

...a nurse.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Irreplaceable

Yes. Sometimes my stamps design randomly featured as wallpaper on my phone...it makes me happy.


Maybe to some my handmade stamps are just stamps. Rubbers. Erasers. But to me they are more than that. Far more than what you can imagine. At one point, I even make a pledge to myself. I will keep creating stamps and I will never going to stop. One day, when I'm gone, I hope my stamps will stay longer. Within each and every stamp that I make, there are pieces of peacefulness, hope and happiness that I felt all throughout the process. Everytime I send a stamp away to their owner, I am sending away a little piece of me. A little piece of love.

My carver has broken!!

Some things are just irreplaceable. We can only try to make them stay with us as long as possible. I bought three new carvers but they are not as good as this one. Luckily I haven't tossed the broken tip away yet. Will ask my hubby if he can help me weld it.

Latest Work

I managed to produce a couple more stamps during the weekend. Enjoy looking at the pictures!




Friday, 17 July 2009

Rosy Stamp


Aaaaahhhh...I'm so happy that it turned out well, because I was carving this around 4-7 am. I got up at 1 am after only 2 hours of sleep. The floor was cold and I was very sleepy! Both my eyes were actually dah start melekat-lekat, pedih-pedih dan kabur-kabur. Kejap-kejap I need to kedip-kedip or buka besar-besar but I was also unable to stop carving!

Do you like the roses? Actually I made few sketches to find the best way to make roses on stamp. Well, nak lukis tiga kuntum ros saja pun perlu bekerja begitu keraskah? I like doing something my own style. They look simple kan...but I really perah otak on it, you know! I really hope kak Fiza will love this stamp, she requested it to be English style (menjadikah?). But to tell you the truth, she actually ordered this since last year! Oh sori kak Fiza...lama sangat nak siap! Kalau tanam padi agaknya dah 3 kali tuai dah!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Facebooking and Stamp-making

Lack of updates lately huh?

Who needs blog when Facebooking is so damn alive and much more fun? ~~~ well, I almost think that way. But no way! I love my blog!

But friends, if you are on Facebook (or not yet)~~Come! Come! Let's get connected! Just look for Mysara Mangosteenskin. We sure gonna have lots of good times there. Come on darling...add me!

I'm trying to upload all photos of my handmade stamps there! You are more than welcomed to view the album.

For the mean time, enjoy some photos of my latest comissioned handmade stamps.







Saturday, 4 July 2009

Tagged

by Veda of Kai Kriye

1. What is your current obsession?
Making stamps.

2. What are you wearing today?
Jeans (I have been wearing jeans almost everyday for the past 9 years!)

3. What’s for dinner?
Something hot and soupy would be nice!

4. What’s the last thing you bought?
Groceries.

5. What are you listening to right now?
Just the blowing fan and my fingers hitting the keyboard.

6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?
Veda: Talented, love decorating and cooking.

7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
Anywhere will do. My husband is where my home is.

8. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Just stay at home.

9. Which language do you want to learn?
Sign Language

10. What’s your favourite quote?
Everything got somewhere to start.

11. Who do you want to meet right now?
Hmm... I just walked him to the door this morning and now I miss him already.

12. What is your favourite colour?
Black and white of coz, but I love all other colors too!

13. What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own closet?
Jeans.

14. What is your dream job?
Succesful dreamer.

15. What’s your favourite magazine?
Digital Photography, Dream Zakka (eventhough I can't read "chinese")...and recipe magazines. Frankly...I seldom buy magazines.

16. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
Magnets and clear varnish.

17. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?
Wearing something that makes you look ugly.

18. Describe your personal style?
Simple.

19. What are you going to do after this?
Chores and prepare some stamp design for carving.

20. What are your favourite movies?
I don't remember titles.

21. What are three cosmetic/makeup/perfume products that you can't live without?
Can't live without? Of coz deodorant, shower gel/soap,facial cleanser, toothbrush...make-ups is not compulsory to me.

22. What inspires you?
Nature and people, but generally it could be anything, even a dream.

23. Give us three styling tips that always work for you
Wear something that looks great on you!

24. What do you do when you “have nothing to wear” (even though your closet’s packed)?
Mix and match.

25. Coffee or tea?
Tea to relax and coffee to wake up.

26. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?
Sleep.

27. What is the meaning of your name?
My Muslim name means kind and rich.

28. Which other blogs you love visiting?
Too many to mention, but I visit Geninne's Art Blog and Emila's Illustrated Blog almost everyday.

29. Food you can't resist?
Masak lemak (cooking with coconut milk broth) and nuts (hoho hantu kacang nih!).

30. Which taste you prefer for snacks. Sweet, sour or salty?
Salty.


**The rules are: Respond and rework – answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, and add one more question of your own. Then tag your friends!

I am tagging Aneesah, Joyce, Ciyou, Fuzzy, Maya, Kak Tina, Rani! Really want to know more about you guys!