Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Chinese New Year Decorations

I have been busy the last few days painting some Chinese New Year Decorations. Painting small wooden lanterns proves to be a killer (sealing, basecoating, sandpapering, painting the details, varnishing.......20 little items) macam jari-jari sudah nak patah. Took me 3 days to complete the set. And I have yet to start on my Koi fish.

Nevertheless Amcorp Mall management has been good to play the Cheery Chinese New Year Songs through out the day to keep my spirits up ! ....hahaha

Tourist also paints

Last weekend I have the liberty of teaching a tourist from Finland who likes to experience painting on glass. Communicating is a bit of a problem as she knows very little English (she keeps on referring to her thick Dictionary for big words) but mind you, she writes poems and published it in her own language. Nevertheless she enjoys the painting, as she puts it in her own way "art is a therapy" for someone like her who had suffered depression for 12 years and healed herself through the natural way.....an interesting perspective about life which she shared it through her writings.

Newly Painted Birdhouse

Again I was commissioned to paint a group of birdhouses for a boutique. But this time I have used multiple techniques to decorate the Birdhouse. Dry brushing for the roof, Sandstone effect for the walls, and lots of shading and highlighting for the details. The tall birdhouse design look like a haunted house...hahaha.......perhaps Maya Karin lives there....heeheehee.......what an inspiration !!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Painting Rosmaling

Distance is not a problem if you have the interest to learn. Here is a student from Ipoh learning to paint Rosemaling (Norwegian design). One of the few students that actually willing to try out traditinal folk art design.

Brothers in art

Two young guys (brothers....one of them is a medic student) who likes art are trying their hands on folk art and fabric painting. They seemed to be enjoying learning the technique....something that they can do in their spare time.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Painting for Boutique again

These are panels for the cabinet drawers that has been painted with antique roses. More interestingly the combination colours specifically the borders which was requested to be in pink and turqoise.

All in the family

Crafting can be an interesting family activity. Here is a mother and son team learning decoupage at my shop.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

HUKM Environmental carnival

Last saturday, I was involved in the Envioronmental carnival. Although the reponse for Fabric Painting workshop was not up to my expectation but those that participated seems to enjoy it. Those who are interested to do fabric painting can call and make appointment with me. For this workshop you are able to experience doing it for 1 1/2 hours. You are also able to bring home the fabric paint,an Eco-friendly bag and the tools.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Painting Eco-friendly bag

I've been busy at the moment preparing some samples for the Fabric Painting Workshop that will be conducted this coming Saturday. If you are around the HUKM Cheras area, come and join the workshop at 10.30 am. Its the Environmental Carnival.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Folk art is for women and men as well

Learning Folk Art as an activity on a weekend can be fun. Its also a test to see whether you have the ability to paint. Something that both men and and women can enjoy.

Young Talent

If you know that they have the interest and the talent in art irregardless of whether they are young girls or boys, why not give them a chance to experience the beauty of Folk Art techniques. At least they are involved in positive activity which they can use now or in their later part of life.