Monday, October 26, 2009


Angie's Suds 'N' Such & recently, Blossoming Tree Bodycare have tagged me with the above lovely award. Many thanks! Oh boy so long ago too I do have a tendency to lose links stored among on my desktop clutter!

I'm going to skip the rules & tagging part since so many bloggers have already passed this on =P


Instead here is another one from PilarCat who tagged me ever so long ago in July!

The rules:
-answer the questions
-replace a question that you don't like, with one by your choice
-add one more question
-tag 8 people to continue the game of tagging

What is the thing that makes you happy?


Coffee or tea?

Tea only

What’s for dinner?

Outside food.

What was the last thing you bought?

Herbal drink

What are you listening to right now?
8-bit music from Rockman 2

What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?

T-shirt & jeans

What is your favourite ice cream flavour?

Green tea, green pistachio or rainbow sherbet

What do you think of the person(s) who tagged you?

Oh very nice! I love to read of other artists' thought processes. Her art is super cute too!

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?

Those places with the rolling hills and flowers stretched till the horizons (travel magazine type places).

Which language do you want to learn?

Japanese. I'm still learning it for fun for some years already.

What is your favourite colour?

Evening sky colours.

If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on?


How much do you rate your creativeness?

5 out of 10

Describe your personal style?

Does this mean lifestyle or artworks style? Or how I dress? I guess it all works lol. Natural.

What are you going to do after this?

Upload a whole bunch of cuff links to LemonKitscharms

What are your favourite movies?
The Shining (the Stanley Kubrick one). Horror movies mostly. Lord of the Rings, Akira Kurosawa's samurai movies and Studio Ghibli's animations.

What inspires you?
Other artists, music, quotations, dreams.

What is your favourite fruit?

Mangosteen, guava, lemons, strawberries, blueberries and lychee.

Do you collect something?
Art books, manga, random gashapon toys and vintage brooches. I can go otaku-ish if I had to finanaces to do so lol.

If you could change your name to anything, what would you call yourself?

(I'll change this question to this:)
How many hours do you sleep a day?
Usually 8 hours but 10 hours easily. I think this is accumulated from my years of inadequate sleep when I was studying and working - those years I could only afford 3-4 hours of sleep...

How many times do you press the snooze button before you get up?

Twice or none. If none it means I'm late.

What is your favourite smell?

Cold fresh wind when it's gonna pour. And museums.

What is your biggest regret?

That I had high fever on the day of major GCE 'O' levels and bulldozed my English papers in 20 minutes (it was a 3.5 hour paper) so I could snooze on my desk.

What are you most proud of?

it's a secret

Cats or dogs?

What’s your biggest fashion mistake?

Everything I wore in the 90s and school like 3 inch platforms.

What is your guilty TV pleasure?

Cartoons that I watch as a child. Doraemon, Candy Candy, Creamy Mami, Wind in the Willows... also old tv drama shows.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Archaeologist, astronomer, veterinarian, then fashion designer.

If you could meet any person dead or alive who would it be?


What is your biggest dream?

Not living in reality. I dream of living in very beautiful scenic places and to quit worrying about finances doing what I like. Ooh and a treehouse a treehouse!

What is your favorite book when you were a child?
Archie comics and a fairy tale compilation book my dad bought for me.

The last one is my added question:
If today was your last day on earth what would you be doing?

These are the 8 folks I'd like to tag with the Q & A :

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Not good stuff. I have that infamous pink line vertically across my imac screen. Needless to say I'm not in the best of moods now - reason being I saved up long enough to splurge on an Apple computer because I thought it was supposed to last 5 years without glitching - like the cute emacs. Guess not. No, NOT going to spend a cent on repairing a problem that wasn't my fault (I treat my computers with care and even clean my keyboards regularly). Apparently this is a widespread problem on the imac lcds (a manufacturing defective batch made in a particular Shanghai factory was the speculation). Major disappointment. My specs are: Early-2006 Imac4,1,Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz, serial number starting with W863.

I'm gonna call them on Monday and my chances are probably bad for a free fix. Repairs may cost couple hundreds I might as well get a new computer but since it's just a line it's not worth it. Here in Singapore, we aren't particularly great on customer service (refunds are unheard of, exchanges reluctant) so keeping my fingers crossed. Also I'm running the smcFanControl to up the fan speed because it could be the problem of the graphics card overheating due to the low rpm imac fans were defaulted to run. It's currently lowered from 62 degrees to 42 degrees celcius now... we'll see I'll post an update if things go well!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Something psychedelic in a muted way. First drew the border with the grass and leaves not knowing what the main subject was to be! I'm haphazard like that lol - just wanted to try out elements of shadowed folia. This piece is made with markers, and again there were some problems with colouring the sky. Hope your guys like it!

Took about 3 hours to colour the sky, excluding hours of hesitating time... border about 3 hours of inking, 1 hour of sketching and mountain about 5 hours on-off. Over a period of 2 weeks.

"Looking back on the good old days
I cried till my eyes dried
I am going to miss you."
- 'Good bye and Good luck' by The Brilliant Green

Monday, October 12, 2009


I've got nothing going on in my life for blog topics so here's are 2 little gifts I made for friends recently:
This one below is a birthday gift for my best friend of 17 years, a necklace & earrings set handmade with Swarovski crystals. Nothing out of the ordinary design but it'll stay in fashion for the next few decades... quite confident of that!

This second necklace was created some time back and was collecting dust on my desk because I was too lazy to mail it. It's for a pen-pal hopefully she doesn't read this post before she receives it. It's made of shells, pearls and quartz. I hope it survives Italian customs! Nothing better than handmade gifts =) I urge you to create your own birthday cards if you want people to keep your mementos!

I'm currently doing some illustrations for no reason, my next post will be my latest artworks! Also I am always open for commissions for ACEOs and small sized artwork... just ask!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Just finished a new ACEO (art cards, editions & originals) yesterday! Entitled 'Strawberry Festival', made with pen and markers. The scan's a little faded for some reason. The artwork was inspired by the Sarah Coventry vintage brooch of the same name. I bought one last week because I wanted it for so long and finally saw one with the right price!! Now to get the matching pair of earrings lol.

Mmm so pretty. I love Czech glass fruities. It's the first fruit-related in my brooch collection lol (I collect flower power brooches maybe one day I'll show them all lol)

The ACEO is available in my Etsy shop here: Strawberry Festival - Original art ACEO