Thursday, June 21, 2012


I have introduced colouring pages to my shop and these work as digi stamps too if you like! They came about while I was sorting my old personal items and found these really nostalgic 1980s Japanese coloring books (a present from my dad which was rare) and shoujo paper dolls that had accompanied me since childhood. One of my favourite past times was tracing them over and over!

Perhaps I was too inspired by the frills and puffy skirts, so decided to design a series of Gothic Lolitas colouring books. First up are the Sweet Lolitas, I hope these will be fun to colour for both adult and children. The genre and sub-genre of the various Lolitas are a Japanese fashion lifestyle inspired by Rococo, Victorian, Edwardian and gothic elements, usually cute and conservative looking. I think the word 'lolita' was used just because it sounded cute.

There will be more colouring pages coming up. The images are all high res and can be purchased individually if you don't want to buy a set, and will print out nicely on 8.5x11 inches paper or A4.

More details on the Sweet Lolita series one can be viewed here:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


My latest painting which took a while, this is the largest acrylic painting I have done so far, though still a modest 25 x 35cm. I had laid it aside for some time to complete other projects on hand, and decided to place more effort in detailing the background but didn't want to overpower the main character yet have a camouflage theme.

There were several changes on the colours of the dots on the chameleons and as you can see it has quite a buildup of paint. Which is might as well, because you can feel the texture now!

The sides are painted too which features even more details, the right side has the chameleon's body and the left side (not shown) has some plant details.

The original painting is available in my Etsy shop: 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Yesterday I went to the beach in the evening and the weather was urgh. (I know... always complaining about our weather lol) It feels like you could cut the air with a knife and my perspiration came in buckets. There was no breeze. On a lighter side I managed to pick up some beach glass before the sun went down, unfortunately some are still young glass which should go back into the sea but there wasn't enough light to see clearly till I got home. There was much less glass this time, either the sea has not been coughing out litter as usual, or that oil spill cleanup from last year removed most of it. There are some rather large pieces of glass, some bases of bottles, but usually the underside isn't frosted enough. Also I had more greens this time since they are easier to spot. Have you picked up any beach shells or glass lately? I'd love to see it!

At least there were nice pink clouds.