Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My New Website / Blog

I have moved to a new website / blog -!

Feel free to drop by.  I'd love to see you there! THANK YOU! :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Creative Life & Peony Rose Papercut

The fun part of being a self-employed creative is that I got to be my own boss! I could choose to work in the morning, late at night or not at all!  Sounds great!  Hmmm .... yes and no.

Yes - I have all the freedom and free time to do anything.

No - I have to be freaking good at self-motivation or I won't get anything done.

Right now, I have managed to maintain a daily schedule to work on my papercuts. But a lot of the time, I feel like I'm only going through the motion!

And I also thought my life would be filled with all sorts of interesting creative activities, like beach combing to get inspiration etc.  Nope! I spent most of my time at home in front of the cutting table or the TV. (God bless * Game of Thrones *!) Honestly, I go out because I need food or have to visit the doctors!  And I live only a stone throw away to the beach!!!

This is getting on my nerve big time!

Well I think I need to stop here otherwise this will turn into a self-obssessed rant.  But then it might not be a bad idea! ;)

Anyway, here is something that I've been working on in the last few weeks.

Peony Rose (30cm H x 21cm W of the image) (11 3/4" H x 8 1/4" W of the image)

CU - Peony Rose

CU - Peony Rose

Hope you enjoy the cut!

P.S. Apologize of the greyish tone of the photos.  I'm yet to get used to the day of the time to take good photos

P.P.S. If you're interested to see my daily progress with my work, please visit my instagram (@hybridj).  I post almost daily.  Thank You! :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New Life

Somewhere in Queensland

This is where I call home since last September.  I'm still trying hard to follow my new life direction.

My Beach

What new direction?  From being a full time worker to become a self-employed creative.  Very scary and I'm not sure if this is right for me.  But if I don't do it while I still can, should I wait til I retired.

Somewhere there's an old saying:  The best time to start is 20 years ago.  Next best time is NOW!  So here I am.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

To Emerge or Not

As I'm more settled in The Change,  I have been thinking about blogging.

For months, I hesitate to enter blogland, because:

Where - (The gut feeling is to start afresh) ... so do I continue with blogger or migrate to other hosting source?

When - Blog now while I'm still in the mist of The Change or wait til when I'm more of MYSELF?

Why - Why do I want to blog?

How - How to blog so it matches up to where I am now?

What - What do I want to blog about?

Sunday, February 3, 2013


To all my lovely fellow creatives and fellow bloggers,

Sorry that I've been missing for some time ...

I'm in the process of creating major CHANGE in my life.  It will be quite a while before I could come back to blogland.  But rest be assured that during this period, I'll continue to visit you lovely people.

I hope to see you all when I come back.

Cheers and stay creative,

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry X'mas

Wishing you all a Very Merry X'mas and A Happy 2013!

Also THANK YOU for all the wonderful comments you left through out the year.  You all made this venture possible & wonderful!  THANK YOU again!

2012 X'mas B

Stay joyful and creative! xxxooo

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Cutting Board

The MOs (short for Microscopic Organisms) continues their grab on my mind.  I imagine them slowly coming together to become something.  Perhaps a new kind of evolution ...

20121215 MOs 2
MOs 2 (Microscopic Organism) (52cm/19" x 30cm/12")

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20121215 MOs 2 CU 2

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20121215 MOs 2 CU 5

Hope all these MOs are not boring your viewing (yet) as more are coming .... :)

On the side:

After 6 months' of intense cutting work every night and most weekends, my natural heavy handed cutting style finally caught up on me.  My right wrist aches all the time.  I'm now wearing a wrist guard whenever I work on my cuts.  And I'll taking some days off from cutting to give my wrist some TLC.

20121216 My Cutting Hand
My (wounded?) Cutting Hand

Hence a word of warning to all Cutters:  Protect Your Working Hand before you are forced to stop!

Cheers and Stay Creative!