Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Heart of Art Free E-Course

How often do you hear about freebies?  Not very ....

The generous and talented Tamara of Willowing is offering The Heart of Art free e-course. The course is to start from 18/10 and lasts for 4 weeks.  Everyone is welcomed to join in.  

I haven't made up my mind if I'm to join in or not as my plate is pretty full at this stage. But then, maybe I'll dive in when we're closer to the start date!  :)

You can check out the supply list of the course to know what kind of art making Tamar is offering.  And if you're unable to join in, I encourage you to spread the word.  After all, art is fun and good for the soul!

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Holey Page

The Holey Page as featured on Diary 2011 Project flickr stream

This is nothing other than pure self-indulgent and shameless self-promotion!  Hahaha!

My diary page was featured as one of Lucy's (creator of the Diary 2011 Project) favourite page in the flickr stream.  This is the very first time my artwork got handpicked to showcase outside of my blog.

I know ... I know ... I'm probably making a fool out of myself but hey, I don't care!  More importantly, if I don't mention it, I know I'll never forgive myself.  ;)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Diary 2011 Project

Yippieeeeee ..... I've got an artwork published!!! :D
Blame it to my fowl mood ... I totally forgot about it until I re-read a comment Cam left on my previous post.  (A big THANK YOU to Cam! You're such a sweetie!)

I had submitted a Holey drawing to the Diary 2011 Project back on June.  And now the 2011 Diary is finally printed and available for sale online here.  Check it out and hopefully some of you will purchase one or two or more.  And FYI, Cam also got a page in the Diary 2011!

Watch out for submission deadline for Diary 2012.  All creatives are welcomed to join the project!

(You can view my other Holeys from here.)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Pepper, my doggie prince
Just want to let my fellow creatives and bloggers to know that I'm still here.

I'm a bit deflated (in another word pxxx off) at my inability to improve my painting skill.  So please allow me some time to get over myself and then, maybe, I'll come back with a vengeance or more disappointment ..... hmm .....

P.S.  The photo is of my dog, Pepper, from a few years ago.  But it is the perfect representation of how I feel right now.  ;)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Lisbeth Salander and Mermaid ...

Sorry to have been missing for two weeks.  Blame it on Lisbeth Salander, the heroine of Stieg Larsson's books.

I'm not really a big fan of thriller and crime fictions, but enjoy them in movies!  (Weird right?)

So when "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" movie was released a few weeks ago in Australia, I went for it.  I had no idea I was in for some really disturbing scenes. Probably because of this, I still haven't made up my mind if I like or dislike the film. But one thing for sure, Lisbeth Salander had made a huge impression on me.

A week after the movie, I downloaded the ebook version and started reading it.  I wouldn't say it is well-written and while I still remembered most of the storyline from the movie, the plot remained riveting.  I actually had a hard time to tear myself away from it.

(Mind you that the original version was written in Swedish and the only Swedish word I know is IKEA.  Hmm ... not even sure if IKEA is a Swedish word?  So obviously, the one I read was an English translation from original.)

After the first one, naturally, I had to read the 2nd one - "The Girl Who Played with Fire" and I'm about to finish the 3rd one, "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest".  Unfortunately, due to the untimely death of the author, there won't be any more of Salander's stories.  I can say that I'm already missing Lisbeth.

Aside from this fantastic distraction, I had several "crash and burn" experience with painting my girls.  As disheartened as it was, I accepted it as part of the learning process.  This also made me realize that I need some professional help.  Hence, I have joined Suzi Blu's Mixed Media Mermaids Online Workshop, which was highly recommended by fellow blogger & creative, Lisa.

Though the class is focused on mermaids and my girls are without fish tails ;) , I'm sure the workshop would help me greatly with my own drawing, painting and art making skills.

So hang in there, my fellow bloggers / creatives ... there will be new drawings & painting upload soon.

Til then, have a nice week ahead!