Friday, September 27, 2013

New smaller art journal

This art journal is by Dylusions. I have a bigger version, still have empty pages to work on. This smaller version is easier to carry with me when I'm travelling. The title of this one is " Lookis & Toolis" and what it means is Write and Draw. It's not quite properly spelled....hehee... ( Lukis & Tulis, it should be..)

I started off this journal while I was in Pangkor island recently. ( see my previous post) . Lovely place.


(The front cover. Quite not there yet.)

( the first journalling...I like it that an not really THE END)
( our view from the room)
( ramblings...!)

All using watercolours and a water brush.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pangkor Island

Pangkor Island.

An island on the west coast of Malaysia. Never thought I would like this place. I've always been fond of the islands on the east coast. Lovely place to relax and unwind.

Below, the view fronting our room.

Quite windy when we arrived.
Big palm trees(?) at the back.
Lovely colours.
Me and my DS.
Bright pink.
Hornbill flyby.
Breakfast time for the hornbills.
Posing for the camera.
Hungry bird.
Lovely details.
The whole leaves on the trees are infested with holes.... Disease?
Well, money does grow on trees, ya' know..
Feel the coolness...
Candid by DS
Candid by me.
Candid by DS..again...

Come visit Pangkor. You won't regret it!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Art Journal on Yuna's interactive music video!

Yayy! Finally I have found Yuna's music video that has my art journal in it. Thanks to a cousin of mine, Ana, for spotting this.

I think it happened more than a year ago when I was told that Yuna's production or management group wanted to borrow some craft items from the Papier store and this art journal was one of them. I even got paid for this! Lol!

Months passed by and though I was quite curious if they did really use my art journal, I didn't really look for it. I have watched this video a couple of times but I didn't notice it at all!

One day, my cousin wanted to have a look at some of my art journals and I told her about this one. I flipped through the pages to show her and whoaa!...there was a photo of a man ( Yuna's ex-boyfriend ) on one of the page! I never realized it when I took back the art journal home with me after having displayed at Papier for a while.

So, here it is, a snapshot of the moments in the video where you can see my art journal on the table...hehehe..... So funny actually....

Later, I met Yuna personally at her concert in Istana Budaya and brought that page to be exclusively autographed by her! What fun!

Yup, that's the art journal on her right!

See, that's the photo of her ex! I still keep it as it is.

The front cover of the art journal.

Below is the page autographed by her!

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Watercolour painting (WIP) of Pangkor Island

A drawing ( still in progress back then)
I did during a family trip to Pangkor Island. I was surprised that our
West coast still have good beaches..  My favourites have always been Redang, Perhentian, Sipadan, Mabul, ... Etcs. 

Definitely will be coming again. 

The watercolour drawing I did below was done while sitting on the balcony after a good swim in the pool and kayaking with my son. Bliss. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Leave A Note Board - painted & decorated canvas board

When a cousin asked me to do a "leave-a-message" board for his son's cukur jambul and aqiqah, I just couldn't say no. I've seen this before somewhere but I just can't remember. Thought i had something similar pinned to my Pinterest. Anyways, I took up the challenge and just went along with it. I'm posting this too to Our Beautiful World since this how my September started and the event day was on the 1st.! Except for the one above, the rest were taken using my Canon 60D with Tamron Macro Lens and kit lens.

The colour theme was "Tiffany Blue". Heck, never heard of that before. I only knew the colours they put on MS, DR, Jo Sonja' there a Tiffany Blue somewhere? Then I found out that its not far off from Turquoise or a combination of "bluish green", which then was..owhhh...ok! So let's get things started.

The stretched canvas ( slightly bigger than A1 ) was painted with MS Glossy Surf - the closest I could get to Tiffany Blue. Hehe... Once dried, put on the houndstooth and black lacey washi tapes. Bought packs of screw hook from a hardware shop and screwed them on the inside of the wooden panel. This is to tie the twine later. Embellishments like flowers, wooden die cuts, pearls, bird nest etc were added at the corners of the canvas. I have also painted black the wooden alphabets and rest them onto a cream coloured lace ribbon at the centre of the panel, just to match the invitation e-card made by my cousin.

What I've used here:

1) Kaisercraft's wooden die-cuts

2) Prima flowers and embellishments

3) MS sticker butterfly, which was then inked with distress paint

4) blue and white twine

5) MT washi tape - houndstooth

6) Lacey washi tape - dunno what brand this is....

7) Phoenix stretched canvas

8) Pearls - Kaisercraft

9) Distress Inks - Ranger

10) Stencil - The Crafters's Workshop

11) Lace Ribbon and wooden alphas ( painted black with distress paint)

A friend of mine has somehow noticed that this pastel / shabby chic look is not my usual theme. Quite right there. I've always been more comfortable with grungy colours and this is a bit out of my comfort zone. Hehe... But I guess it turned out quite alright...I like it too.

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