Saturday, 28 February 2009

Baba Exhibition: Peranakan Surprise as we close

Today marks the last day of the Baba exhibition which has been a resounding success. This afternoon, we had a Peranakan Surprise for our monthly crafting session.

Peranakan Paperdol
Introducing the Pernanakan paperdoll!

Peranakan Paperdol
This is Richard's masterpiece which was definitely an inspiration for all.

Peranakan Paperdol
Everyone's creativity shone through brilliantly.

Ee Wei, who will soon be leaving for Canada, gave us a pizza treat. We wish her the very best always!

Today was certainly a wonderful wrap-up to an unforgettable exhibition.

Friday, 27 February 2009

I Remember

Made me sing along. Bom bom-bom bom-bom-bom bom-bom bom-bom-bom I love you too!

Via swissmiss

Thursday, 26 February 2009

IF - Instinct


Survival instinct.

For this week's Illustration Friday.

Peranakan Kites

It's so exciting to come across the wonderful work of atsi-batsi who was recently commissioned to create these wonderful illustrations of Peranakan life. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Artistic Expression

It is fascinating hearing artist talk about their work as much as enjoying their creation.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Baba Exhibition: Making of a Matriarch

Peranakan Matriarch

Famous actor GT Lye was at the exhibition on Sunday. Richard helped GT with the traditional 3-piece hair pins.

Witnessing the transformation was a treat for those present.

Peranakan Matriarch

See GT in action in this 2007 recording.

Friday, 20 February 2009


Is there a latent graffiti artist in me? Love this idea of a walls notebook.

How about a Singapore version?

And here's a fun use of graffiti to Get London Reading.

Via One Floor Up.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Baba Exhibition: Beading Demo

Beading Demo

We saw fine craftsmanship at work at the beading demonstration this afternoon. Hands were deftly picking up and sewing tiny beads, breathing life into vibrant and intricate patterns. It was such a pleasure to watch.

Beading Demo

Next Sunday, we will get to see a Peranakan cooking demonstration by Mr Philip Chia who was featured in the Sunday Times today.

Update 20 Feb: Chef Philip is unable to make it on Sunday. So, there will be beading demo instead.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Baba Exhibition: Opening

Opening Day

What a lively and warm opening event for "A Baba's Collection and Recollection" that we had today.

There were family, friends and guests enjoying the exhibits and catching up with each other.

Opening Day

Of course, there was wonderful homecooked Peranakan food. A very special treat was the nasi ulam, a fragrant mix of rice with finely chopped herbs, spices and shredded fish. The extra spicy chilli and fried shallot complemented this so much.

Nasi Ulam

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Baba Exhibition: Getting Started

After some intensive preparation, the Baba exhibition started today!

Baba Exhibition starts

Pauseability was filled with some curious visitors, the lively chatter of friends and the wonderful fragrance of Peranakan potpurri.

Baba Exhibition starts

Tonight, we also met for this month's ATC session.

A*Live Feb: Peranakan

There were so many interesting expressions of the Peranakan theme in ATC.

A*Live Feb: Peranakan
A*Live Feb: Peranakan

Do pause by the Baba exhibition between now till 28 Feb.

A*Live Feb: Peranakan

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Paper Art

What can be created from a stack of construction paper often used by school children? In the hands of young artist Jen Stark, they have been transformed into the most amazing artwork.

Monday, 9 February 2009

IF - Time


Have been working on this series of illustrations and this one fits into this week's Illustration Friday theme - Time.

She is late for school and has a hole in her socks.

Friday, 6 February 2009

Baba Exhibition: Getting Ready

In about a week, A Baba's Collection and Recollection will start its run in Pauseability. The show is shaping up with Richard bringing in his treasures.

Here's a sneak peek.

Prep for Baba Show

Prep for Baba Show

Don't forget to come by from 12 to 28 Feb. There will also be a line-up interesting programme too. Check out the details here.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Get Up and Dance

Plant undercover dancers in the midst of unsuspecting passengers at a train station, play some infectious music that gets everyone's feet tapping and watch everyone have a good dance break.

Here's the behind-the-scene for this advert.

Love those songs. Shall we dance?

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

My Own Font

I am so delighted to be able to make my own font almost effortlessly. This wonderful site Your Fonts has made that possible.

Download and print the template, filled it up neatly, scan and then upload. Presto! My very own font MoMo (if you don't mind my handwriting, do ask me for the font *haha*).

Be sure to try your hand(writing) at it too.

Sound Fun

This was drawn by zefrank using sound. You can also try out this little digital toy he created.

You do need a mic plugged into your computer, and a sufficiently quiet room.