Monday, March 28, 2011


Bought a whole bunch of cute packaging baggies. Goodness knows I want everything on the rack haha. Perhaps the next time. These are primarily for packing merchandise. Yup short and sweet post this round! If you have any cute packaging lying around, feel free to share your link! =)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


My latest ACEO commission, thanks Jocelyn! This one is based on an early ACEO I made some years back entitled 'Gothic Baubles'. I drew quite a bunch of cemetery scenes back then! Love visiting cemeteries. Recently went to Singapore's largest cemetery (also the only one left that is open for burials and will probably be gone in the future due to land constraints). Here are some photos:

Christian section. There are government plans to exhume the cemetery for redevelopment.

The chrysanthemums I bought from the graveyard stall - christian section. There are 2 tented stalls side by side run by an old gentleman and old lady, they sell cheap bouquets, artificial flowers and windmills for you to place at the graves.

There were many stray dogs in the chinese buddhist/taoist section, I was a little scared that they might attack since they stared for a long time whenever we walked past.

Unmarked graves, only numbers. I'm not sure who or what they were for.

The whole lawn is full of even smaller ones, they could be foetus' graves.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Recently I bought a few cute items while walking around the malls. Below there are some of the Sanrio retro-collections Gashapon toys which are hot right now. Love the old Sanrio from the 1970s and 80s, not so much the recent ones. I am a sucker for the old red & blue Hello Kittys due to nostalgia, the strange thing is I have zero interest in the contemporary pink Hello Kittys. It's just a change in colour but it makes a world of difference!

Anyhow I oooh-ed when I first saw this, didn't buy it the first time though might as well! It is a metal Gloomy Bear lunch box; going to store my vintage jewels in there. I collect metal tins so this is a steal at $10, saw elsewhere for about $20+

Another Gloomy bear item, a notebook by Play Imaginative - perfect size. And a rabbit one from my local stationery store. Needed one with a coil binding on top so I can rip off pages since my current notebook is just full from scribbles!

Gashapon toys, this series is Sanrio's 50th anniversary release, with all the nostalgic retro Sanrio characters - mostly defunct except for Hello Kitty. Maybe I'll share my cute Sanrio trading cards from the 80s if I can find it! Spun for my fave Tuxedo Sam and in the end got 2 Tuxedos - isn't he adorable??

Hangyodon (1984) - green character, Maron Cream (1985) - bunny, Pokopon's Diary (1986) - tanuki, Tuxedo Sam (1978) - penguin, Zashiki Buta (1983) - pig, Ichigo no Ousama (1975) - strawberry, and Hello Kitty (1976).

Another retro-inspired Sanrio Gashapon. Magnets this time. I had that awesome Hello Kitty water bottle featured on the front there, when still in primary school. If I knew it was worth something now, I'd probably stop my mom from giving it away... but then didn't know she was planning to give it away.

Yet another Sanrio retro Gashapon - I spun this last year. So happy I managed to get the pair of Little Twin Stars after 3-4 tries! Will love to get the whole collection but the machines don't carry them anymore.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Went to the beach yesterday evening and picked up a bunch of sea glass for something I haven't found them useful for just yet. Managed to find my first ever pink one, only one blue and one brown.  Unfortunately some of the nice big ones were not thoroughly frosted so back into the sea they go! My knees and thighs are aching like crazy now from too much bending and squatting but I'll be back for more the next time since our seas are full of litter lol.

Monday, March 7, 2011


There are 4 newly released stamp images from the "Melody's World" series available on Crafts and Me online shop, they are perfect for creating paper cards - well wishes, thinking of you, party invitations etc! Lots of space for colour, details for embellishing and clean bold lines for easy stamping. Check them out here: 

I decided to fill my linearts with a quick colour job digitally to show how you can play with them! Melody has more hairstyles this time round, ranging from the prim-pretty to flowerchild natural.

Heart in my Hand (currently available only as a digital stamp) & Petals Melody

Cocktail Melody & Flapper II Melody

I totally enjoyed drawing Flapper Melody, although her series are mainly based on Sixties fashion, we had to add a second flapper style in because art deco rocks.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Yup The Breakfast Club on 938Live =)
I will be talking about art cards, ATCs and ACEOs live at 7.10am, 7 March 2011, Singapore time. Tune in if you are interested to know more about these little works of art. Thank you for the invitation 938Live, hope I don't mess up!

I have just added a bunch of ACEO prints as well (finally), giclee archival prints! The colours are nice and vibrant, on 100% cotton rag paper. Do visit my shop if you have missed my early ACEOs from 2007, they are in very limited runs of 25 to 35 pieces each. Here's the direct link to the prints category in my Etsy shop:

Next, these are my latest original ACEOs:

Dryer Day
Sold to Terry, thanks!
This bunny was fun to make.


Maybe It's Dawn
I wanted a psychedelic quiet atmosphere.


Slice and Dice
This is just wierd.