Sunday, 27 December 2009

IF - Pioneer

Royal Bird
Maybe this is a little of force-fitting into this week's Illustration Friday.

I had a number of things on my mind as I was doing this. An ATC in pen and ink.

Friday, 25 December 2009

Three Fav Combi

I clapped out loud after watching this - one of my fav singer, with a fav song and accompanied on a fav instrument played by a very talented musician.

Hope you like too.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

When It is Too Good

An honest spam, an apparent oxymoron, that is most exciting to know about.

Yes, giving is glorious indeed.

Christmas Greetings

Christmas 2009
My Christmas eCard for this year.

Wishing all who pauses by this blog a very blessed and meaningful Christmas and also a wondeful year ahead!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Best Newcomer

What a very pleasant surprise to be given this year's Best Newcomer Award from Emergenetics Asia.

I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to share with many this wonderful tool for personal and organisational development, and getting this recognition is truly an added bonus to the joy.

Deeply thankful.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

IF - Undone


Some things in life are hard to get undone - like a tangled mess of thread .. and failing eyesight.

For Illustration Friday.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Post-It Singapore

Post-it notes left to their fate in public places (mostly in Singapore). Wonderful stuff from Thingsweforget.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

A*Live Dec 09

Wow! What a nice round-up ATC session for the year - a record number of 21 participants!
A*Live Dec 09

We tried out this twirly ruler together.
A*Live Dec 09

As always, we had a display of astounding creativity from everyone.
A*Live Dec 09

More photos on Flickr.

We meet again next month on 14 Jan. The theme will be Fabric.

Shall We Dance?

These dancers are so much fun. These are Kate's wonderful illo.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

KBCC Nov 09

Matchbook Notes at KBCC
It was fun sharing with this crafting group KBCC how to make my version of a hand-stitched matchbook notebook. As always, the set of creations is impressively colourful and personalised.

And my modest samples were really rather plain.
Handstitched Matchbook Notebook

Most importantly, we had a great Saturday afternoon together. (And the kueh pie tee for teabreak was yummy!)
Matchbook Note at KBCC

Monday, 23 November 2009

Common Tote

Delighted to share about this Singapore-based design site for tote bags called Common Tote. It's a cool thing.

And this robot design here is done by Sai Hoo from Singapore.

Here's to Design Singapore!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

IF - Music

He wondered where he was suppose to plug into to hear the music of the sea.

For Illustration Friday.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

IF - Unbalanced


No matter how many times he folded and refolded his sleeves, they just don't look balanced to him.

For Illustration Friday.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Southern Ridges Stroll

Nature Trail - Southern Ridges
We made an early start on a cloudy morning from Harbourfront MRT station for our walk on the Southern Ridges.

There were lovely flora and fauna as well as architectural beauty to take in along the way.
Nature Trail - Southern Ridges

The two-hour walk ended with a hearty breakfast at nearby Alexnadra Village.
Nature Trail - Southern Ridges

Fresh air, great sights and wonderful company - what a delightful way to spend the Saturday morning.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Awesome Dreams

Awesome Book Tour from Dallas Clayton on Vimeo.

Dallas Clayton is living his awesome dream having written an inspiring book and now making it possible for a child to get a book for every book he sells.

This reminds me of Toms Shoes' shoe for shoe.

What's your awesome dream?

Friday, 13 November 2009

Nature Trail

Care to go for a morning stroll at the Southern Ridges?

We are doing just that this Saturday, 14 Nov, starting from Harbourfront MRT station at 7 am and walking to HortPark. It is expected to take between 1.5 to 2 hours.

Join us at Exit B at 7 am.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

A*Live Nov 09

A*Live Nov 09
We loved working with the textured base created with gesso and created quite a riot of colours and styles. This month, Peiling showed us how she works with gesso and very kindly prepared the base cards for us to work on.

A*Live Nov 09

There were some interesting ATCs and as always, we enjoy catching with each other and meeting new friends.

A*Live Nov 09

Next month, we meet on 10 Dec and the theme is "My Friend" for which we would use symbols and objects to represent our friends.

More photos on our flickr.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Simply Licensed

Feels great to be featured as a new member at Simply Licensed. Here's hoping that a licensee would find my artwork suitable. Now, wouldn't that be so exciting!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Gleesomely Green

Mini Cookie Note

Just listed for sale on etsy some of my handmade journals, notes and tags made from recycled and repurposed paper.

Hope they brighten someone's day and bring big broad smiles.

Go gleesomely green!

More variations can be seen on flickr.

Monday, 19 October 2009

IF - Frozen

Forgetful Felix would tell himself to leave the drink in the freezer for just a while so he gets a cold drink but he would forget.

For Illustration Friday.

Friday, 9 October 2009

IF - Flying


Flying - how do you see this? Flying free? A narrow escape? Blissfully oblivious of impending danger? Or ...

For Illustration Friday.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

A*Live Oct 09

It is always such a joy to meet again to share our ATCs in our little "underground art get-together".

A*Live Oct 09 - Tatting Giveaway
Ellen, who has created some fabulous ATCs that had her tatted work, presented a wonderful demo on tatting. And she generously made a bookmark as a giveaway for one lucky person.

A*Live Oct 09 - Self-portrait
Even though most of us thought that this month's theme, Self Portrait, might be a little challenging, we did see some very unique and pieces. And they each gave a glimpse into the creator too.

A*Live Oct 09
Here are some that I managed to receive, and these are the ATCs I made.

A*Live Oct 09

Join us at Bishan Library on 12 Nov. The theme - We are going to the movies!

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Pauseability Peranakan Press

Pauseability Peranakan Press
Pauseability was mentioned in 2 printed materials recently.

One for our work with the seniors for the peranakan paper doll.
Pauseability Peranakan Press

And another features our photo of GT Lye for the Sun Festival brochure.
Pauseability Peranakan Press

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

One Man's Trash

Tim Noble and Sue Webster created this wonderful piece of art. A beautiful play on shadows and looking at and beyond what is right before your eyes (did you notice the seagulls?).

Via Junk Mail Gem.

Monday, 28 September 2009

IF - Pattern


Drew this today.

Pattern making with potato printing - would most of us have tried that at some point in our childhood?

For Illustration Friday.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Pop Up Card at KBCC

It was fun sharing with the group at KBCC how to make this pop-up card.

A little complicated but we persevered. And our creativity shone through.

Pop-Up Card

Look at the riot of colours!

Pop-Up Card

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Tuesday, 15 September 2009


On Saturday, I tried my hands at balloon sculpting for the first time. Made a yellow sausage dog.

Then I came across this video about the awesome work of Jason Hackenwerth on SwissMiss.

Were you blown away?

Friday, 11 September 2009

A*Live Sep 09

It is wonderful meeting everyone again for this month's ATC live trade session at Bishan Library.

Our theme was "A Way with Words" and there were very creative pieces.

A Way with Words
These were created by Terence and inspired by Teochew and Indian sayings. Click on the photo to find out more.

Liquid Embossing at Work
We also had the pleasure of being guided by Jasper in trying out paper glazing.

Look at the gorgeous gleaming pieces we made.
Glazed ATCs

Join us for the next ATC session on 8 Oct, 6.30 to 8.30 pm, Bishan Library. The theme is "Self Portrait".

Thursday, 10 September 2009

No Kidding

It is so cool an idea to be inspired by the spontaneous creativity of children. See the many wonderful work at Chicken Nugget Lemon Tooty.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Tuesday, 1 September 2009