Wednesday, September 28, 2011
At last, my second book "Dekorasi Seni Lukis - Mesra Alam" is finally out of the printing press and I managed to collect some stock this morning. I really feel so excited to be able to hold the real book at last after so many months of working effort and waiting time. The book is in bahasa melayu consist of 15 projects using recycle items with a step-by-step instructions, diagrams, patterns and colourful pictures. Love all the pictures in it....so ceria and meriah....just wondering if I am actually over doing it. You get to learn to paint daisies, roses, tulips, morning glory, hydrangeas, pansies, cherry blossom, frangipani, lilac, sunflower on various surfaces such as diskette, CD, jar, tin, cardboard, slipper, eco-friendly bag, etc. It's only RM 45 (inclusive of postage) for a well-worth 160 pages book.
If you are interested to purchase the book online, you can fill up the feed back form in the Creative Cottage Online web site and i will inform you on the payment procedures. Make sure you give the correct details of mailing address, phone no. e-mail address and the number of copies you like to buy. http://www.creativecottageonline.com/feedback.php
Support recycling and support Malaysian product!!!...hehehe
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Quite a number of people was interested with the Russian Folk Art design. Among those who took the challenge to learn this type of painting is Aveena. She loves the design and enjoy learning the technique which is totally different from what she had done previously.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Yesterday I attended an event in Putrajaya to received an award "Anugerah Kedai Harga Patut 2011 dalam kategori kraftangan" for Creative Cottage. This award was given by Kementrian Perdagangan dalam negeri koperasi dan kepenggunaan and was presented by the minister YB. Dato' Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
Monday, September 19, 2011
This wooden box has been refurbished with Zhostovo design which is a Russian Folk Art design. Because of the shape of the wood item, I thought it would be more appropriate to have a classic design on it. Anyway I was inspired to paint this box after teaching a student this Russian Folk Art technique. A good exercise for me after so long not doing anything with this regard. It took me three days to complete it although I had improvised to make it more simpler.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Those who are unable to buy this book by Priscilla Hauser previously, now you can order again this book in limited copies . The price is RM 50 for peninsular malaysia (price already include postage) and RM 55 for Sabah & Sarawak (inclusive postage). Please use the feedback form on the front page of my website www.creativecottageonline.com to order and I will let you know the details to make the payment. No reserving please, it's first come first serve basis.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
This ceramic kitchen sign was given to me as a blank shapely thing. I've put a layer of all-purpose-sealer and basecoat each section with the colour accordingly. Then just shading and dry drybrushing to highlight certain area. I just varnish one layer to protect the paint.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
The title of my new book is Dekorasi Seni Lukis - Mesra Alam. It's all about painting flower design on recycle items. You will be guided in detail on how to paint on various surfaces that is tin, wood, plastic, rubber, glass, terracotta, tiles, cardboard, etc. Among the flowers that is covered in this book are pansy, tulip, roses, morning glory, hydrangea, sunflower, lilac and a lot more. The book has 160 pages written in Bahasa Melayu and covers 15 projects with numerous colourful pictures. This book is targeted for readers who are interested to learn folk art painting and as well as a reference book for those who have already delved with it. More importantly, this book contains lots of creative ideas that promotes 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle). The retail price of the book is RM 35. Currently the printing of the book has been delayed due to the Hari Raya Holidays. Nevertheless should you be interested to buy the book when it is published, please fill up the form in the following link and I will get back to you as soon as it is out. http://www.creativecottageonline.com/feedback.php
Saturday, September 3, 2011
I've decided not to paint a background colour on this wooden pot holder. Instead, after brushing a layer of all-purpose-sealer I straight away paint a scenery using acrylic paint. Thus I have made it look more country and natural. After painting the design I apply a coating of gloss varnish throughout the surface.