Sunday, October 26, 2008

The painting after the loooong break.

This has been bought and now resides in Beverly Heights.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Something about not wanting to paint...

Something has happened to me. I have not touched my painting brush for over a month now which is very, very unusual. I simply don't have the urge to. I hardly throw a glance towards my pile of paints and brushes. I don't read about art. I don't discuss art. NIL.

I said I don't have the urge to paint but deep down that is what I am missing so very badly. To paint again. Painting gives me sense of purpose in everyday life. It is an escape route from all the stress that comes with life. Painting tranports me to another element. Element of fantasy where there is no black and white, no hard fast rules.

Here I am trying to analyse the reason for the lack of interest. Is it really because there is lack of interest or is it because I only paint so feverishly and passionately when I am in turmoil? Am I not in turmoil still? I am. But I guess different kind of turmoil results in different outcome as far as my painting's concerned. I wonder, if I forcefully pick up the brush again and just paint now, what will the outcome look like? Still full of reds and oranges or it will be more relaxing, subdued colours? Or will I just abandon the canvas midway and not attempt to finish it at all?

I have not been looking after myself lately. I don't really eat, my sleep pattern is irregular, heck, even my heartbeat is showing funny readings...! What is wrong? Am I not happy? Hmmm....let me deliberate on that...

Yes, right now I am definitely feeling better than couple of months back. Really? ...Yes! Sure?..Yes! Then what the heck is wrong then? Well, I guess it's just me being me. I.Think.A.Lot.

So , back to my lack of interest to paint, maybe I can make the wild assumption that I am the effective and productive painter only when I become the suffering soul...hahhahaa...very romantic! Having said that, I'd rather not paint than suffer! Cheers! :)

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Balinese Dancer

Painting on a whim ...was bored to death!

Saturday, April 26, 2008


I did this tiny painting on canvas using acrylic. It was loads of fun! hehehhe....colourful and cute. I guess after spending one whole day painting at gajah2 gallery, the naive painting style has influenced my style a bit...hehhehe

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Restless World

An acrylic painting done on 36"x36" canvas.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Lily Pod

This did not turn out the way I wanted it but I refused to do anything more with it. Sooo tired already!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Desperate (House)Wives Trip To Jakarta :P

Recently four of us girls made this trip to Jakarta with the intention to have fun with a capital F! And fun we had! Four days of shopping, concerts (the International Java Jazz Festival) and partying. I think we deserved this break (away from the daily routine, hubs, kids, office, bla..bla..bla) and we really packed it all in within those four short days.
Babyface was superb and we enjoyed it to the max. He really brought us down memory lane with all his hits...hehehe...The jakarta malls were irresistable and we spent our millions (rupiahs) in no time at all. Talk about indulgence! And the food.....suffice to say that I put on a pound or two...

All in all the trip is something that will not be easily forgotten.
I say..."let's do this again girls!" :-D

4 "haute" mommas ready to paint Jakarta red!

posing at podjok...while waiting for food to arrive.

our sinful splurge...and this was only on the first day of shopping!

All glam'ed up for Babyface at the Java Jazz Festival.

My Babyface ticket...

The show...giler best!!!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Lily Pods 1 - WIP

first I sketch the the lily pods...

then i paste some ribbon bits and my Reese cup case.. just for little experimentation

then i put my first layer of paint onto the sketch followed by blocking out the surrounding area

then i put more paint on my lily pods...
This is not completed yet though...there's more work to be done. How this will turn out? I'm not sure. I will post the finished painting when it's done. :)

Dancing 3.

A painting I made in acrylic.. I'm training myself to paint in this particular medium. I find it very difficult compared to oil but I think I'm beginning to get the hang of it :)
At first the painting was neat..too neat that i felt i don't have control over it. That's when I started to smudge it a bit...hence the final outcome :)

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Happy Birthday Arif baby...

Baked this cake for my just-turned 9 baby...I must say, although it looked simple enough, the whole process was totally nerve wrecking for me since I'm such a klutz when it comes to being domestic..hehehe..

Anyway, the party was a blast!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Child in Dream

A combination of acrylic and oil.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Bobbing heads...

I just had to post this in my blog...

This hari raya invitation card was created "in-house"...creative aside, pic of my head was illegally acquired! hmm...i wonder who the culprit was...I could have given a better pic..Sooo unglamorous! hahahahaha


My sidekicks - The Indispensables...
Back to front - Hanim, Che Pa, Ash, Siti, Kenkaong, Anuard, Cheese & Aaronbarn

In case u guys read this: despite your blundering ways, I love u all anyways :p

Cuppycakes fever...

Last December's activity - cupcake bakings...just trying out to see whether I'm capable of baking without burning the house down!


I'm leaving this painting alone now as I'm still not satisfied with day I will make it better or even redo it.


(pic not soo good...will replace it with better one next time)

A Painting called Bubbly...

I've been awake for a while now

You've got me feeling like a child now

Cause everytime I see your bubbly face

I get the tinglies in a silly place

It starts in my toes

Makes me crinkle my nose

Where ever it goes I always know

That you make me smile

Please stay for a while now

Just take your time

Where ever you go...

(sung by Colbie Caillat)

That Autumn Feeling...

Sorry for the loooong's a painting i did recently. It's called "That Autumn Feeling" and aptly titled too. It conveys the feeling of melancholy when one goes through a transition period that is beautiful and passionate but with darkness and cold in the horizon. As autumn moves to winter...