Monday, October 29, 2012

30 Sketches - Malaysian birds

Sweet friends,
I had a cold and sore throat yesterday. Still don't feel right but better :). I've been away a while, so I thought of a quick post today. Sharing with you my sketches for the last week or so. This is a continuing project, inspired by my friend Dawn. You could read about how the challenge starts here, and my previous sketches here :).

I drew from photos of Malaysian birds I saw online. But of course, I added some whimsy touches to them :).

Have a great day. Hugs.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

inspiration : glitter & gold

Sweet friends,
Muslims in Malaysia are celebrating Eid-el Adha tomorrow. Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha to all Muslim friends!!!.

I thought of posting gold & glitter inspiration this week [not necessarily related to the festivity] for some cheer. Enjoy the long weekend!.

Gold Glitter envelope liners

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

wish upon a rainbow?

Dear friends,
I watched the sunset by the window a moment ago, with my cat Sir Paws on my lap. The sun still shines in the west but on the east side, rain clouds looming. Then it started to rain. And we saw a rainbow!. Very special. Rainbow greet us while it rains, and not after. 

And, it came down right in our backyard!. In the woods. 

I haven't seen rainbow for a long time, so I made a wish :). Heal Mother Earth, and love for all.

What a special day. 
I hope your day will be special too :). 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

small wonder

A little wonder I learned from Pinterest today :). 
To draw my own hand. LOL. You heard it. Simplest thing ever!. Meet my left hand :).

Place your hand on a piece of paper. Draw lines across your hand to fill up the paper. Move hand and start to connect these lines. The more curvy your connecting lines are, the more 3D your hand will be on the paper:). I used mainly sharpies & color markers for the lines. Then added tissue papers, masking tapes and stamping here and there.

The squiggly lines make my left hand looked weird.

Why haven't I knew this before??. Did I not learn this in kindy?. I remembered a friend said, all we need to know in life are learned in kindy!!. She is definitely right. For example, we need to amuse ourselves more often :).

Hope I made you smile today :). Take care.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

30 Sketches - botanical study

Sweet friends,
I had made some botanical sketches for this week. Things that I saw and found during my walk at the Botanical Lake Garden. If you are new to my blog, earlier this month I had started a little challenge inspired by my blog friend, Dawn. You can read about it here and here

Sharing here a week's worth of sketches;

Hope you'd be inspired to try little sketches everyday. A little observation and practice will go a long way!. Have fun :).

Friday, October 19, 2012

the last Bohemian

Dear ones, 
I can't help myself. I do PROMISE this is the last boho page :). What I take away from this exercise is, that I must unleash my inner free spirit, let it unbound by the norms. Feel what is right and just go with it. AND, believe it will work :). Here is what I made;

Texture paste, blue acrylic paint and ink for the background. 

Journaling with white gel pen. 

Decoupaged tissue paper rose, photo frame, gold paper doily and red velvet ribbon seemed perfect for the theme :). I wrote 'Boho LOVE' in black india ink.

That's a rap up. Have a great Friday!.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

never too busy

Sweet friends,
What defines Bohemian?. I thought I'd create a spread on the very definition of it :). Found them on Thesaurus. I also added a sweet quote from Djuna Barnes. I like to be in this dreamy, creative state of mind :).

For the background, I chose contrasting blue, pink and gold acrylic paint. Splashed and dripped some too.

I don't mind the busy-ness at all :). This is the only time I could use too many buttons, blinkies and tissue paper flowers. 

Ever long list, meaning of the word Bohemian. I'm certain we   all own at least one of them :). 

Bouquet of tissue paper flowers :).

That's it. One of many ways you could add bohemian feel to your journal pages. If you're feeling a little adventurous, you may add small mirrors or shiny gypsy things.

And speaking of mirrors, I'm inviting you to play along with us at LESSology's Mirror Mirror On The Wall Challenge and recycle/upcycle something :). Have a great day!.

P/S: I'm linking up this to Art Journal Everyday :).

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

just drop some paint

Hi there,
I saw Donna Downey happily dropping colorful paint in her journal at Collage Monday this week. That'd be fun. So I tried :). Only thing, I made my pages looked more bohemian. Ever so inspired by my post here. Especially that pretty cake!. Did I get it?. I sure hope so.

I wiped off most of the paint blops, worried my pages would looked too bright or too graffiti-ish. I did glue down old alpha thickers (which no longer sticking), just like Donna. 

And dabbed gold ink all over these alphas to make them shiny and 'boho' looking. Lots of gesso, strips of pages from old book, paper doilies, stamping and doodling for the background.

Doilies, peeking. They take paint well, especially ink :). LOVE.

It's cool to work on a favorite theme once in a while. I play hard in my journal. Happy times!. I'll share a couple more bohemian journal spreads soon. Hugs.

P/S: I'm linking this to Art Journal Everyday :)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

inspiration : bohemian

Sweet friends,
Let us indulge in all things Bohemian this week :). I had the sweetest time visiting the links too. Enjoy the weekend!.

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