Thursday, 17 February 2011

Sold!

I consider my first ATC auction
as a huge success.

17 February 2011;
I make my first artwork sale.

Thank you to all bidders
and congratulations to Feltralicious,
the winner :)

The Best Inspiration

Ting!

The safest way to copy
is to copy God's design.
Because God will never claim for copyright
and you will never get legal sue
for stealing people's idea.

The nature is the best source of inspiration!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Talent

Ting!

Everybody's got talent.
But most people do not know how to use their talents
until they saw what others do with theirs.
That is why God creates leaders and followers.
To make this world works for everybody.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Out of Supply

The customer sent the headless couple as in above photo, but I afraid my stamp would look awkward if I continue carving as per requested. So I draw the head and add some simple details on the girl's dress. Glad she liked it.

These were the last stamps that I manage to complete before I realized that I am out of erasers!

Yeah,
you hear me right.

I don't have anymore erasers to carve! Since last January!

Ibarat penoreh getah yang kehabisan pokok getah untuk ditoreh.

Begitulah.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Tiny Details

Living in an apartment, we share the same stairs and walkway with many other families.

Few steps away from the main entrance to the stairs, there's a concrete slab covering the drain and it makes a "dong!" sound everytime someone steps on it. Funny, I can distinguish the "dong!" created by my husband's feet and his familiar footsteps. Sometimes I am quick enough to open the door before he knocks.

We, actually without realizing it sometimes, knows the people that close to us, close to all the tiny details.

I still remember my late grandfather, his distinct way of calling my little sister, and asking her if she wants anything every time he's going to the town . The last time I heard it was before he went to the hospital, about 23-24 years ago.

***

TING!

Appreciate the tiny details,
it's a blessing but we don't know when it will be taken from us.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Rescued


This morning,
I was positive that this ATC is going into the dustbin.
I crumpled it up, to avoid second thought.
Main reason, I was unsatisfied with the composition.

Hm,
but I like to give a last chance.

Unplanned

I think we are lucky,
if we can still throw away things
that didn't go as planned,
and the action will not ruin anything
or anybody in our lives.

Ok now I feel a bit guilty,
I think the card deserves a chance
to be completed before being judged.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Who Wants to Bid

SERIOUS BIDDER ONLY.
LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS ARE WELCOMED.

Mixed media;
Handcarved stamp with Versamagic Chalk Ink (tsukineko),
Colorbox Chalk ink,
StazOn Pigment Ink,
Stabilo Ink Pen,
Zebra Marker,
Faber-Castell Classic Color Pencils,
on 300gsm watercolor paper.


I can't sleep last night,
but my eyes are too tired for any stamp carving.

So I make an ATC.

TING!

I got an idea.

I want to auction this card,
just for fun.
So I don't care how much it gonna worth at the end of the auction.
I just want to give it away,
in a fun way.

Bidding start at RM1 or USD 0.29.
Closing at 12.00pm, 17th February 2011.

Update: The increment boleh buat sukahati...main sen-sen pun boleh. Hehehehe.

Highest bid now is RM18.50... can you believe that?

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

A Perfect Birthday


A poem and digital card by a talented crafter, Mizam, using my old drawing of Mangosteen Fairy. Oww...this is beyond sweetness!

Because you know what,
yesterday was my birthday.

I received nothing materialistic,
and expect none of these either,
because all I wish from God is
to have all the precious people in my life,
especially my Numero Uno.
I don't even expect to receive
so many wishes especially in Facebook.

My online acquaintances,
ex-customers, artist friends, teachers, lecturer,
relatives and long-silenced old friends,
suddenly re-appear to wish me all the good wishes.

Knowing that everybody
is still within my reach,
anytime I need them.
That is the greatest gift of all,
nothing can beat a gift from God.
Alhamdulillah.

Can you imagine,
all those pleasant surprises?

I'm taking this chance,
to wish everybody happiness and health,
love and success.

and

Here's a big bunch of THANK YOU,
hugs and kisses,
for you.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

G-Dragon - Butterfly



Here's another Butterfly song.

I love the video clip very very much!

So inspiring!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Butterfly -Jason Mraz



I heard this song first time in my husband's player,
Ohyeah I love it!

Ironically,
Our Butterfly ATC swap is currently happening.
It really got me into
butterfly mood!

If you're asking why I finish my first
Butterfly ATC
so early,
hehe,
this is it.

Current Status

My camera is not available at the moment, but i think my handphone is doing the job just great.

I will include the above ATC in my Butterfly set for the next swap.
If you're interested to join the swap, please read here.

Those who are not familiar with ATC might wonder,
how big an ATC can be?
Well,
the above photo shows the actual size of it.
remember it's strictly 2.5 x 3.5 inch.

I am currently working on
a video for our previous swap.
but it's taking so much time,
everytime I want to edit the text, the window always crash.
I have all the photos ready,
so if anyone care enough to lend a helping hand,
I would be most delighted,
you can put the credit to yourself at the end of the video.
I'm planning to upload it to youtube,
so anyone can get back to that little online exhibition,
anytime.

trying to complete commissioned jobs.
trying to recover some lost documents due to computer problem early this year.
i need to chase the deadline,
Ooops, the deadline is chasing me actually.

I'm also in the middle of considering one very important thing,
I am still undecided
but I must say, it's the core of the existence of this blog.

Urm, that's all I can tell,
at the moment.

I'd like to wish all my chinese friends,
GONG XI FA CAI,
I'm planning to draw something for you on CNY actually,
but time does not permit.

And to everybody else,
I hope your CNY holiday had been great!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Butterfly ATC Swap

Okay, It's official. Our theme for the first ATC swap in 2011 is Butterfly!!
Thank you very much to everyone who voted.

We are calling for entries now, so wait no more, get your creative juice flowing!!

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Theme : Butterfly (preferably hand-painted/ hand-drawn).

Host: Mangosteenskin @Melannie Clarice Mujip

Duration: 3rd February - 30th April 2011
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CLOSING DATE: 1st April 2011 (postponed to 1st May 2011)

Number of ATC to be Submitted: 3

Participation : All Artists, Art Enthusiasts and anyone keen enough to showcase their artistic talents are welcome.

Delivery :

By Mail or By Hand to :

Melannie Clarice Mujip,
P.O Box 16883, 88872, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

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Objectives

1. To share knowledge and showcase talent.

2. To swap original miniature arts.

3. To exchange ideas; to inspire each other; to appreciate and respect each other’s arts while at the same time building a social network of art enthusiasts both locally and internationally.

4. For FUN!

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Rules and Regulations (MUST READ);

1. The measurement of each card MUST BE 2.5 x 3.5 inches. It is advisable that the paper used for drawing / painting the ATC must be of high quality card stock that is neither to thin or easily damaged.

2. Participant may use any technique or medium to draw / paint.

3. Leave your name in the comment area for this entry and I will update the list of participants from time to time.

4. All ATCs must reach the host before the closing date.

5. Please include these particulars behind your cards;

Title, Artist Name, Date, Location. You can even write your address and phone number just consider your ATC as your artistic business card and lastly don’t forget to sign your card.

6. After the closing date, you will receive 3 cards from 3 different artists. No one will receive their own cards.

7. The Swap Event will be done in the manner described below.
• Every card received will be given a number (to identify the artist).
• After the closing date, three cards will be drawn from the pile of ATCs received for this swap.
• Should an artist accidentally get their own ATC, a re-draw will be held untill they get a card that did not belong to them.

8. Eventhough the ATCs are meant to be swapped for free, but it is hoped that we will try our best to make it worth to be treasured.

9. Important!! All artworks are copyright to their respective artists. Even though the cards are swapped, the current holder of the card does not have the copyright to sell or use the card for commercial purposes.
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LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
1. Mangosteenskin
2. Myrisstyca
3. Edina
4. Your name

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Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Pembiayaan Ujrah

Have you ever heard of Pembiayaan Ujrah?

Well, thank you very much to an old friend for mentioning it.
I'm unable to receive any written notification or letters
from PTPTN because I still haven't notified them about my new address.
Usually I just pay via online banking,
and seldom visit the site.

Under Pembiayaan Ujrah, the interest of our total balance of PTPTN loan,
as on 1 JUN 2008 will be reduced from 3% to 1% only.

Upon completion of the registration, we will be asked to update our particulars.
Then, a new agreement will be emailed to us and we will need to print and sign it.
They will calculate our balance and prepare a new payment schedule for us.

Most people have been notified personally by PTPTN regarding this,
but if you haven't heard of it (like my case),
I hope this post gonna be useful in spreading the information.
Just click Pembiayaan Ujrah FAQ to learn more.

Be quick, as the offer is ending on 28th February 2011.

Click above photo to visit PTPTN main site.