Saturday, December 22, 2007

Blessed Christmas and First Oil Painting....







my very FIRST oil painting....still very wet...will add more details on the cheongsam later...
......

It's so fast...
time flies
Another Christmas...
Another year...

Have a Blessed Christmas my dear friends
Hugs....


Saturday, December 01, 2007

Excess....



I had a bit of time today to sketch something for a friend...
but as usual, I strayed...
and hence....this piece....

an ex-geisha, with an odd nose....
due to excessive plastic surgery :)




Sunday, November 18, 2007

of Shuku and of my brother...

It's been a little while...it is already November
How have you been? How was your September and October?

I've been tied up with work...unless i resign, i think my posts will be getting more and more irregular....although I have not been visiting my blog friends as often as I used to, they remain still very much in my thoughts....

I had a very memorable end to my September, with my meeting up with another fellow Malaysian blogger - Shuku! :)
Shuku is a member of The Young KL Singers. Click HERE to know more of YKLS.
I went with my friend Jane, to watch the choir's 5th anniversary concert and we were both really impressed! They sang 17 songs selected from their many performances since 2002 and oh my favourite for the evening - Autumn Leaves (Lyrics by Jacques Prevert & Johnny Mercer)! That was really enchanting....And all the others are wonderful!
Shuku is really a very gifted person. An ex-nurse (am I right shuku?), she can draw, create and sew costumes, play the piano, sing - she has a very beautiful voice! And i think she's also looking into getting her first book published! Oh my! I'm sulking now ;) because, whenever I offer to sing to my friends, they will beg very hard that I don't! :D so, all that I am allowed to do is to just shut my mouth and 'wriggle' my ears....

Well, I'm really glad to have finally met Shuku :) and will forgive her for being too gifted!
................

And that was the good part of my September.....
What about October?



My brother Victor released his very first English album - Need U Most...
It is a compilation of some popular English songs from the 70's till the 90's...
I'm really proud of him!

To know more about this album or his other mandarin releases,
do visit Here, Here and Here...

And before I leave again...here's another sketch that I did more than 2 months ago, when I suddenly woke up at 3am....it is a sketch of my cabinet in the hall area...
Can you see Marjorie's print there?
Good night everyone....


Saturday, November 17, 2007

superstition for IF





she blinks and blinks and blinks

her eyes

saying his name with every blink

believing earnestly

he will appear right in front of her

after her hundreth blink

on his knees he will be

proposing with a diamond wedding ring!

...................






Wednesday, October 31, 2007

coming back in a while.....



....coming back in a while.....

(Next: On Shuku and also of Victor Wong, my er ger's latest album, his first English album...)

Saturday, September 08, 2007

....does it really matter?


...that it is unfinished?
...that this is for nothing?
that this if for free?
...that it is out of unexplainable reason
that this is so...
that this is being drawn...
to be shared
just
like
that
and
ends
at
that




Sunday, September 02, 2007

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Friday, August 10, 2007

Till next we meet, my dear friends :)

one night
some months ago
I chanced upon this
and was so touched
by both the beauty of this piece as well as the pianist's expression....

I thought I'd like to share this someday here...
and so, here it is tonight...

.......




Saturday, August 04, 2007

Saturday, July 21, 2007

A poem....


I thank
my God
each time
I think
of
you
and
when I pray
for you
I pray
with joy!

(today, I'd like to share a part of one of my favourite hymn with you...
for,to me, this is a beautiful poem, expressed with melody.....)


and this..this is a little extra....for my dearest friends.....







Thursday, July 12, 2007

flower gazing....a sneak of colours...


as it is now....


....as it was.....

i fear
the last chance-ride is here....i think....
to where i want to be.....i hope...
if i fail again this time
if i miss it again this time.....

i dare not think....oh how my heart will crush!

wish me luck, my dear friends,
pray for me,
that i will be able to meet it
and board it this time..........
the very least,
be on board......
to that one journey
that I hope

exists

for

me
.
.
.
.







Monday, July 09, 2007

Geeky for IF




at a dotcom meet
their eyes met
and
it was love
at first script....





Tuesday, July 03, 2007

A sketch that started with a heavy heart.....



it's been a while...

perhaps the fairy is asking her to leave this place
to another place, somewhere
where wealth may not be attained
but she'll be ensured of happiness.....
happiness within...
that might not be understood by all...







Monday, June 11, 2007

suit II for IF



Oh dear....
I hope they won't mind my wearing a dress instead of a suit....
(before I go back to work again tomorrow....)

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Suit....for an artist......





the best suit an artist will ever need.....would be his/her hands and passion.....
take that away, is akin to taking his or her soul away....

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

A little Modern Day Paradise....for IF



a little modern day 'paradise' for me:
a glass of red wine,
in a beautiful crystal wine glass,
by the window
facing the sea....

and a lovely message
from a dear dear friend....


(I was in Singapore for the weekend and had a lovely time with my cousin and her family. This sketch started with the girl, on my way to Singapore on Saturday morning, and was resumed Monday evening on the way back to Kuala Lumpur.....Arrived KL with a black index finger!)

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Finally, a breather...

a sketch for you
to let you know I remember....
(I could finally breathe in the office yesterday, after a long rush to meet deadlines since mid April.....thank you so much for the thoughts and care...hugs to all! I really hope, that I'll be able to paint again soon....)


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

longing for a break.....


this was roughly/loosely sketched sometime ago....
very tired and in need of a break from the office.....
but couldn't


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Neighbour Aida II for IF


here's issabelle
years later
a grown up
having tea
at her neighbour Aida's house
issabelle is now beautiful
not because she has grown to be like Aida
but for her inner beauty
that shines even more
that stays
and that lasts....


Saturday, May 05, 2007

Neighbour Aida...for IF

here's issabelle
secretly wishing
that she'll grow up someday
to be just like her neighbour Aida....

............

(sketched mostly while waiting for my mac in the office to finish printing some stuff this morning.....)


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Saturday, April 28, 2007

My Hands remembered...for IF



somehow, my hands remembered....
what my heart is yearning for
and revealed to me
what I should be reminded of...
...........

This is the same sketch I posted just a few days ago....
a little break or rather, stray, from the office life....
for a while....
here to share with you all in IF....



Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A short little break from work last night...



....it's obvious,
where my heart lies...
....




Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Evergreen friendship...(Green for IF)


I should sleep
but I couldn't
for this piece
kept tugging at my sleeve
wanting to be released....


This is not only for IF - green,
but also especially for my wonderful friends....hugssss!!!!



Saturday, April 07, 2007

Friday, March 30, 2007

Because of you....



.......

for you, for being there....thank you, xie-xie, gracias.....

.............




Monday, March 19, 2007

Unfiltered thoughts....

The thought of giving up trying passed through my mind many times since mid last year....after which, I picked myself up again and with clenched fist, forced the thought out again
by thinking positive thoughts...and with the help of my precious friends' supportive comments, I continued my search....till my next slump, when no words of encouragement could get through to me.....this can't go on...

There's something that I cannot clearly define....this unsatisfied feeling.....discontentment....(how true is the phrase: Happiness is Simplicity...).....I'm in search of my direction...in art....if I cannot find that, how on earth am I going to even take the first step to my dream???

And what is my dream???? To become a children's storybook illustrator....or so I thought.....but somehow, to be really really honest with myself and a rather painful realization....at my most positive, I feel that there seemed to be something else.....at my very worst, well, you won't want to know.....

The struggle within...they are becoming unbearable...what is holding me back from releasing all that's supposed to be released? Have I become too 'politically correct', even through paintbrushes and mouse?????

It is as if my brain is purging....through my hands...the never ending strokes, lines, curves and shapes....but when will 'the one' appear? When will my latest work, looked back after a few days not emit the pungent smell that always makes me want to run away and throw away my brushes and pencils?......

I have searched, but my positive mind is telling me: Maybe I've not searched or tried hard enough or this is not the right way...etc...

but how long do I need to do this? my energy is leaving me.....I'm slowly giving up......a gradual death...though I know, the cue should have been:"but I must go on, I must not give up, wake up"......but this is the actual thought that came to my mind.....and I shall let it out of my system without filtering them this time......

I might regret writing when I'm in the midst of this turmoil the next day, but I must say that this is my most honest, unfiltered thoughts of my art directions that I've ever typed down.....

Friday, March 16, 2007

Wednesday, March 07, 2007