Friday, June 30, 2006

Happiness was...

When I was a cute little girl of about 8 or 9, happiness meant "Ting-Ting" candy...
Ting-Ting candy is the chinese name for a type of candy that was very popular in Malaysia and Singapore during my childhood time...The candy is as hard as rock and it needs to be chiselled from a big slab into bite-sized pieces...hence the name "Ting-Ting" - the noise from the chiselling. The steel container containing the slab of candy is usually placed at the back of a bicycle or a motorbike of the seller. Although it's so hard that it needs to be chiselled, Ting-Ting candy will melt slowly once you've put it in your mouth...it's very sweet and sticks to your teeth when it's melting...mmmmm.....
To me, that, was happiness...a sticky kind of happiness....
I wonder if people are still selling it here....It's been a long long time....

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

I'm Old! I'm an Antique!



I think, I'm an antique :)
I've always liked old things, old clocks, old tins....I'm really fascinated by all these. One of the many things that I collect are adverstisement posters from China/Shanghai, showing the beautiful women from those days...I love the mood of these posters.
The poster that you see on the RIGHT, is one of the many posters that I have....I really like this one, but I have another favourite that I might show later in this art blog....
So, why is there a duplicate with another face that you see on the LEFT? Tada! That's a challenge I set for myself...to blend in real photo into an illustrated image....especially on antique ones! To make the photo looks like part of the original. This is my first attempt actually...so here goes....that's me, the antique me....
Off course, nothing compares to the original! And who would in their right mind want somebody with my kind of look to appear in their advertisements! Ha! Ha!

Monday, June 26, 2006

Another drop of rain for Illustration Friday


Vincent was painted sometime ago...when it was snowing...but he asked me to take out the snow...he'll now wait for the rain...just for Illustration Friday....and for you....
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I painted this sometime ago, and the original painting was with falling snow (one of my postcards). I really wanted to paint something new for IF...but for some reasons, I'm afraid I won't be able to do so...and since Vincent has been bugging me...so, here he is....

Friday, June 23, 2006

Rain...


...rain was my best friend...I was the moon...
but that friendship ended as soon as the sun casts its glaring rays....
rain...
you bring back a lot of memories....

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

...Light...



the sun will rise...in a few minutes...it's been doing it - regularly - for as long as I can remember....maybe I should pin my hopes on important but oten unnoticed certainties like that....and not on such relatively trivial matters as whether you will ever love me or not.....

(from How to Survive the Loss of a Love)

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Dance2 - for Illustration Friday


She walks home...with little greeny...
nobody wants to dance with me....she said....
not even when I have my best red dancing shoes on....
little greeny...let's go home and dance on our own....
just you and I....
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I know I've just posted dance last night...but I woke up this morning and this little girl and her green bear just
appeared in my mind...I can't let go of this image...so here....
....and I think I'm gonna be late for work this morning!

Friday, June 16, 2006

Dancing with Love

My heart - it's dancing again! It's dancing to the tune of love....

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Short Hair


Just thinking....
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I've just cut my hair
short...
it means something...
whenever I keep them long,
you never come...
but always,
always,
after I've cut them short...
I'll soon hear from you...
...but this time...
will this time...
still
be
the
same
?
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Monday, June 12, 2006

MY POSTCARDS!


My postcards are out! Finally....it's on 'trial sale' now in Kinokuniya's Page One in KLCC, Malaysia. Also you'll find them
in a galleriiizu, a gallery nearby
There are 4 designs, featuring my watercolour works....
I'm happy that I've finally taken this step. I don't know how will it be, but like what they say,
never try, never know...

Friday, June 09, 2006

going home...


Yes! I'm going home to my parents tonight!
That's my little Oxford, a poodle, when he was younger.
I'm sure he and Skinny will be at the front gate waiting to play with me!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Potrait in a newspaper...

...while we dress up for our potraits to be taken in the studios or a paid-painter...
this is what's happening elsewhere...and this is her only potrait...that she'll never get to see...
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(inspired by Irwin Borjas's (ranchoypapagayo.blogspot.com) illustration on the same topic)
this is for the earthquake victims in Yogyakarta, Indonesia...

Friday, June 02, 2006

Potrait for Illustration Friday....

A potrait of ......
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I know it was time
for us to part....
but today?....
I know I had much pain
to go through...
but tonight?.....
(extracted from the book: How To Survive The Loss Of A Love)
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This illo was done some time ago (I'm back to my 'corporate' life today, you see...)
...hope you'll like this....
I like the poems from this book...hope I'll be able to share some of
my favourite ones through illustrations....
Note: See also my previous post...for one more potrait...of me!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Me - Please view my previous post for Illustration Friday - Cake...


...this is me. (Hope I didn't scare anybody)

but this is what came out from me...
instead of what I ought to have done...
I've wasted my 4 days of leave...

I wonder what else will I come up with
if my leave were longer.....

...at least, this is a smiling me...

when will i get there....

when....