Saturday, July 31, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Its been quite awhile that I had painted designs from Gail Anderson's Tolehaven series. Since I have got the wooden clock that fit this design, I thought it would be a good idea to do it. I like the colour combination but painting it is another matter altogether. Very tedious technique which took me a few days to complete. Basecoating, shading and highlighting with many shades of colour. I have yet to put the clock mechanism and a mounting hook for it. Its not going to be a cheap item.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
This is an old fashioned lamp that has been modifed to use the light bulb rather than the kerosene oil. After I had painted it with an english-style design it looks really chic especially when you light it up. I am selling these painted items. Those who is interested to buy can call me at 03-79555909.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
I will be conducting again Folk Art Workshop in Ipoh for the 4th time at the Hill City Hotel, Ipoh on Sunday 1st of August, 2010. This time I will be teaching participants how to paint Cottage and Garden Scenery on a Biscuit Tin. You will learn how to prepare the surface in order to paint the background. The technique covered will be shading and a lot of stippling. The workshop will start at 10.00 a.m. and ends at 4.30 p.m. Lunch is included.
If you are interested to attend, please call me at 03-79555909 for details.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Just to inform you again that the e-shop on my website is already fully operational. You can actually buy online most of the Jo Sonja products and Decoart Products here. Tools such as brushes, stylus, sponges,etc can also be purchased online. Soon there will be more DIY sets added. Please help yourself browsing the e-shop by clicking on the "Buy Online" button at www.creativecottageonline.com.
Last Saturday I did a craft workshop with the Kementrian Pelancongan at the Saloma Bistro in KL. About 40+ people attended this workshop i.e. painting the eco-friendly bag and the decoupage. Quite a large crowd to teach but fortunately everyone is able to follow and enjoy the painting.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
A customer had asked me to repaint some parts of this canvas mainly because some of the paints has chipped off. One of the challenges of doing repair work like this is trying to get the original colour in place again. I presumed you just need to use your colour sense...your best guessed and creativity in blending the new colour with old one. In some places I need to use the texture paste to smooth up the surface.
Another refurbishing project that I had done is to repaint an old wooden first aid box. I decided to paint a layer of black gesso to get rid of the old design and then sandpaper it. Using dark background colour does help.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Today is not a good day for me, feeling a bit sleepy after staying up late watching my favourite team got thrashed in World Cup football final match. Anyway, I had a pleasant surprised today when I received an e-mail from a former student of mine from Finland. Apparently she had submitted an article and a picture of her learning at my shop in her local newspaper. So this is the picture that her husband took and it has appeared in the Finland newspaper.
Don't know why I'm dreaming of Paul the Octopus swimming in my Steamboat....hahaha!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
This is to inform you that I would be conducting a workshop on Painting Eco-friendly bag and Decoupage on tin at the Saloma Theatre Restaurant in Ampang on the 17th July, 2010. This workshop is organised by Puspanita Kementerian Pelancongan in conjunction with the Floral Festival. The time will be between 8.30 am - 6.00 pm. This workshop is also open to non-members of Puspanita.
The fee will include the materials that you can take it home and a buffet lunch at the restaurant. Please call me if you need further details or interested to register for it.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Last Sunday, I had conducted a folk art workshop for the third time in Ipoh. This time the attendees got to learn the Ros Singleton's technique of painting roses. Although the method of painting is a bit complicated but everyone seems to be pleased with the opportunity to learn this technique. Hope everyone will get to apply it to their own project at home.
A student of mine came to learn painting garden scenery recently and she had brought along her boyfriend from China. It seems that they have common interest and i.e. art. So she had encouraged the boyfriend to paint as well and obviously he had enjoyed doing it.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Just like to inform you that now you can do online shopping at our website www.creativecottageonline.com. Clicked on the "Buy Online" button on the front page to go to the e-shop which is open 24 hours. Currently, we are offering DIY products in which we have re-packed Jo Sonja materials into an affordable price. This product comes in sets and caters directly to those who has bought my book and wants to try out the projects there.
The rest of the standard Jo Sonja and Decoart products will be available for orders at a later stage.
By the way our e-shop is run by our Logistic Team and should you require further information on managing your online shopping you can enquire directly to this team.
Thank you and enjoy your shopping.