Thursday, December 31, 2009
This is my first posting on this blog for 2010. So many things has gone through in 2009 and my high points of that year is obviously the birth of my first painting book. Thank you so much to all my students and customers who has bought the book and I promised there will be more to come.....we shall wait and see.
In case you have not noticed, I was in the Dec 2009/Jan 2010 issues of Majalah Keluarga as well as Seni Hias magazines. Also in the planning stage in the very near future is a book with a compilation of all the DIY articles that I have appeared in all of the Karangkraf magazines (Majalah Keluarga, Nona, Impiana, Dapur, Nur, and Rasa) eversince 2002 till now.
Also I will be involved in the Environmental Carnival at HUKM this Jan 9th 2010 and most probably the Karangkraf Carnival which is on the 29th of Jan. 2010.
Meanwhile don't stop learning new tricks in crafting and hope that 2010 is a very crafty year for all of us.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
I had ordered a few eco-friendly bags to promote recycling. This bags are mainly for my regular students to put in their painting materials when they come to class or when they come to shop for materials.
Today it has arrived and the first person to received it is my regular student Aveena Devi.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
A new design of a series of birdhouses was done for a customer. I painted Roses and laces st its motif...a mixed between the english elegance and country colours. Originally the customer was quite skeptical about the concept but finally it turns out quite alright ...well at least the customer is satisfied. Although it looks quite straightfor ward but coming out with the approach was a bit tough
Friday, December 25, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
You can also paint bottles using the enamel paint as what I did for Christmas. Some of the Christmas decorations and items that I put it up at the shop :
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
A student painting hydrangea on an enamel item using the Decoart Ultragloss Enamel Paint. Its the easiest to paint on smooth surface like enamel, tin, glass, candle, etc. You don't need to use a medium to mixed with acrylic paint or varnished when its finished. Just let it dry for 15 minutes and you can washed it after that. To make it last longer baked the item if possible.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sometimes when you come to learn painting you will make new friends with people who have the same passion as you do. Its not only learning painting but exchanging ideas and sometimes updating each other with the latest gossip in town....hehehe.
But most importantly you are able to expand the circles of friends that you have.
Monday, November 2, 2009
With the Christmas season is just around the corner, its time to paint some christmas decorations. Here is a student painting Santa Clause on an oval plaque for decoration. If you are out of ideas for Christmas gifts, then its time for you to learn some painting to create something different for your love ones.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
A student learning the Jo Sonja Painting style. This intricate design requires the usage of layering painting techniques, lots of mediums, lots of colours, lots of time and lots of patience. But you will get lots of knowledge and satisfaction when you are done with it.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Recently I was given the opportunity to write a book on painting in Malay language. Working together with the publisher was a great experience. The team was quite young but they have the energy and creativity that is something to be proud about. Thus my book came out with an excellent outlook. Thanks to the editor, photographer, graphic artist and their manager for making it happen.
I was given the opportunity to paint the signage for a Boutique "Bhaju". It was quite an interesting project to do where the concept is to have a rustic english look - roses and soft colours. This signage is for the Subang Parade Outlet.
Also did the drawers for the cabinet for the Amcorp mall Outlet and drawers for the Ampang point outlet.
If you have the interest plus a bit of talent and creativity, you could actually do some great art work. This boy has shown that he has the the talent and the interest to do a design that is normally done by an adult. It gives great joy for a teacher to see a good attempt by a young student.