Mr Minzy...I WANT THIS DROP CLUTCH FOR MY BIRTHDAY :O
February 27, 2010
more than 1 card and a wall full with birthday wishes in FB this year! :)I went to bed rather early last night. Hence, the early morning on Saturday morning. I thought: Why not use this as a huge excuse to hit some keyboards and use up some broadband MB during off peak hour.
I have been blessed this week. I am blessed to have a group of supportive friends who get together to worship HIS goodness every fortnight. I am blessed to have an angel gf (who knew I don't have a car but have been isolated at home and feeling lonely at times) made time and spent the whole afternoon just hanging out with me yesterday. Drove me around and had lunch together...and then we did some window shopping at Westfield right after that. Had KokoBlack with a decent choco-chick-chat. :) It was a dream came true to me honestly!
I just knew I will enjoy my birthday this year very much! :)
February 26, 2010
I have actually counted how many of them are on the tree....41 of them so far
These are the one who woke us up this morning... *yawn yawn* I thought it looks like a christmas tree with the White Cockatoo on it? ;)
Slept better last night..as Peanut did not move around too much. So, it's a good thing! Hrm..I had an interesting day on participating both Design A Sock competition and My Creative Space yesterday. I also spent most my time visiting almost everyone's site yesterday. It can be hard work though honestly! :D
So, I guess I will spend the first half of my Friday continue moving the rest of my things off the ground. So that they will be in order as it is slightly messy at the moment. Heh :P
February 25, 2010
My messy deskI have been occupying my time participating the Design A Sock competition for the last 2 days. I thought why not share with you some of my work-in-progress sketching which I have produced so far. I have not sketch a concept on the layout pad for a very long time. So pardon my rusty sketching strokes ;)
Some of my rusty sketching concept;)
Screenshot of one of the design
Anyways, one can submit 5 designs the maximum. So these are the rusty sketching sketches I have done so far. I noticed my style has changed compared to how I would do it in the past differently. The style is more Missy Minzy's style. So yeah there you go. Some of you might wondering what if anyone steal my idea? Oh well. I believe in karma.
Please head over to the home of My Creative Space to check out what others are up to at their creative space. Thank you for those who stopped by and say hello in my blogland last Thursday! I love reading comments! Those comments have made my Thursday more interesting and fun! I hope you enjoy yours this week too!
February 24, 2010
Wow. Challenge Day 46 now. I did not know I would last in this challenge from the beginning honestly. I tend to be those - give it a go and see how you go sort of person. So to come to this far..it is truly amazing! I do not what drives me. Maybe it's the desire and eager to set up the e-store before Peanut is born. I am struggling with dealing with the details of setting up PayPal on which account. Either personal or business account? And can I update the bank detail much later etc? Am I the only person having all this question? I sometime hope there's someone can guide me what I should do, really.
So my dream to have E-store and 1 or 2 flea market sell before Peanut is born are my main goal. Oh. Design a sock's design is coming good. 2 more days before the dateline. Hope all of you are having a great Wednesday!
February 23, 2010
Original photo of Lazy Bear from hereI had a very relaxing day yesterday. And I thought, why not make it another relaxing day today too. Don't get me wrong. 3 months challenge still going on..so is the Design A Sock competition too...
She is one of my favorite plant
Some of you might know that I have mentioned about setting up my working space/studio from home. Sometime I wonder is it wrong not to reserve this room for Peanut. But I really need my own space where I find my own inspiration time since I spend most of my time at home these day.
I manage to get some addition basic furniture into my creative space. So the raw materials, papers, boxes will be gradually off the ground soon. OH! You got to have some of your favorite things in your everyday inspiring creative space. So these are a few of my favorite plants sharing the same space with me. :)
There are certain things I like which I have not mention in my blog ...yet. I like papercuts design. Click here for the history of Chinese Papercuts.
I found another talent - madebyjulene when I was looking for more papercuts. Holy Moly! Look at all the details! You will love her works!
February 21, 2010
No, this is not my design ;)Marie from Print & Pattern has always been one of my inspirer. Her style gave me the confidence (cuz her style and design are so different than the others imo). It also put my new love for textile on track. Yes, I am very new when comes to fabrics. I attended a short course on textile design at CAE some time ago. And I fell in love by playing with the duplicating & the layouting patterns and designs.. like instantly! It is indeed an art to put all the elements/designs together while you still managing to play with the space.
Participating various competition to get some sort of recognition is part of being a graphic designer/illustrator in the creative field. I have to say the original information of the design a sock competition is actually a teamed up between Print & Pattern and "sock it to me". Go on and click on the link for the templates. Also check it out their blog for more information if you have any question.
Well, Yeah! You guess right! I have decided to give that a go and will see if they select my work or not. Doesn't really matter if I get the prize or not but the main thing is I get the chance and challenge (maybe you too?) to have a bit of fun and gain some experience. That's what life is all about.
February 20, 2010
It has always been a bit hard for me to come on here during the weekend. It's either we go baby shopping (uhm, just starting like yesterday ;) or grocery shopping for the week. I have been doing some reading for the last few days while juggling my time to fulfill the 3 months challenge - An art a day multiply my day.
Something funny happened when I was doing my 2nd piece sketching on the couch today. I was observing my bump moving from left to right and from right to left for at least a good old 10-15 minutes (first time experienced the long movement). I guess my lovely Peanut was doing a lot of dancing in there... :*~ It was an amazing feeling. I tend to give Peanut a warm hand cup on my bump where I felt the movement was..just to show that "I am here for you!" or "I knew you are waving saying hello!" Oh. I think I could also feel where the head was...I was like...awwww *cuddle and cuddle*. God is amazing! :)
February 19, 2010
Believe it or not. I have similar shape of that aqua blue stool stand but it was originally from an unwanted lamp shade which I picked it up from the street.. :D~
Love the lines!!
See...aren't they colorful??
I am a shy person to admit what am good at. It is not my culture or more likely my home bringing to accept compliment as well as criticism. It is true.
So I like my dessert. I enjoy baking and making dessert cuz I believe am good at it. I couldn't find any of my family member to share my result of 'love' cuz it's either they don't like too sweet (it's dessert!) or too cheesy (it's cheesecake my dear!). Once again, am serious. I am good at making all types cheesecake. But NO, I do not eat them on daily basis. So it came bit surprised for me when the hospital called and informing me the result from the GTT test (apparently am consider borderline GD) I had early this week. I wasn't very happy about that. But after some thought..I thought I should be a good girl..for the sake of Peanut and myself.
Anyways...so I mentioned I was bored awhile ago and I dunno what to do to myself. So I ended up looking at some houses & furniture since we are considering playing house for abit and floating floorboard hunting....and I ended up looking at Macarons!!! Don't you just love all those colorful thing? I had one of those from Laurent few weeks ago. They selling one for almost AUD3 each!! Man...but they are so yummy though! Well, I believe you can find somewhere who sells a lot better than Laurent's eh?
I spent some time moving some furniture around the pad today. It would be nice to have some helps from some strong man now. ;)
Pardon the bad shot for my post today. I am feeling my life is as if filling up the gap at the moment. It's Friday evening and am sitting in front of the computer again..Mr Minzy had a tired day/week hence he's in bed so early tonight. Oh well.... How do you spend your time when you are in similar situation like me right now?
February 18, 2010
Sketches for the day
I have been looking forward Thursday to come since early of this week. Cuz am excited about Kirsty from Kootoyoo's every Thursday fun! :)
Thank you to those who stopped by and left a comment or 2 in my blog last week. It was fun and I thought hey this is one of the way to connect and make new friends since am 'working' from home! And you will definitely see me hanging around at My Creative Space more often! :)
Some of my tools
A glimpse at one of the Lino Print
Another glimpse at Lino Print 2
The Aftermath..might have to give them another wash later..
Anyhoo, it is day 40 of my 3 months challenge today. The goal is to create an art a day multiply my day. That explains why you have been looking at quite a few or whole lots of black and white drawing/sketching in my blog. So there you go...these are just some of the things am producing to sell in the near future.
Just been having difficulty coming up with a proper name for the E-store and wasn't sure what to do with PayPal since am a very newbie. Or am I thinking too much?
Please make sure you head onto My Creative Space for other creative talented people out there. Am not sure about you but I tend to get all goose bump when I read some of the amazing blogs and admiring their amazing works they have done. Teehee! :)
February 17, 2010
Was having a ball enjoying my day earlier today. Wanted to do a lot of work but because of a phone call from the hospital this arvo. Just destroyed my afternoon's plan. Anyhoo...I still manage to sketch a few concept drawings for my 3 months challenge. I also get the chance to draw bit more of Minzy girl too. Won't be able to share how she looks like at this stage but hopefully on the day when is ready to be launched. I hope everyone is having a better time enjoying their Wednesday. Cheers to all!
February 16, 2010
Went for 28 week's GTT test this morning. I completed my daily art challenge during the GTT test at the clinic today. Just realized I am actually coping well with the test better than the other woman cuz she was vomiting last week and had to do it all over again this week. The nurse freaked me out by proposing me an idea there will be someone contacting me to talk to me about my feeling low emotion next few days/ weeks. Not sure do I like the whole idea actually.
Peanut been rather active late at night of late. It can be quite difficult to sleep whenever that happens.
February 15, 2010
February 14, 2010
Our First Reunion Dinner in Melbourne (one of the food shot)
It has been a hectic weekend so far! Mr Minzy & I had an invitation to Vans' mum place for reunion dinner last night. The food was divine and sensational! We had a great time having the Chinese New Year (CNY) atmosphere with some really good company last night. These were something I thought I would be missing if wasn't the invitation this year..in terms of the fun interaction with numerous people, the home food, the food preparation at Kathy's kitchen. It was all good! :)
Look at the crowd of people gathering at the car park lot
At the front of ChinaTown's Gate
Touching the Lion for good luck
Thought this was quite a funny scene! :)
Mr Minzy, Helen & myself met up in Melbourne's CBD today. Our plan was to catch a glimpse at some lion dancing and fire crackers in town. The fire crackers' noise were very loud. I was holding my baby bump (some time) when the fire crackers went off. Hopefully it will give Peanut a sign that it is ok. "Mummy is with you..and there's nothing to be afraid of those noises." :*~
I had this huge craving for some coffee and some sweet on our way to get our car after lunch at Chinatown. Man..tell you what. That "death by Chocolate" and Mocha Cino were bloody full. We almost death by eating that bloody cake. LOL!
February 12, 2010
I have to post this early as I will be having a hectic weekend this week. So this is the secret design which I have been saving until now (late Friday)..so that Mr Minzy will not see it before he receiving this. :D~
Minzy's Ducky in love was designed to be launched in line with the launch of my e-store with Etsy this week. But I was too stress out with the initial problem with my computer... until a good mate of mine came to the rescue this arvo. So, hopefully all be sweet and sound by early next week. Watch out this space for the launching! :)
I had a huge mission on celebrating Chinese New Year in Melbourne this year. But I was all stress out and ended have little time baking any CNY cookies (eg: Pineapple Tart). Bummer! And now, I would rather buy the Pineapple Tart from the shop instead. :D~
So I have decided to bake something basic. You are looking at one of the batch from the oven. I will have to get more empty jars for the rest of the cookies tomorrow. So that I can gift them away to friends am meeting up this weekend. :)
So it was my first time participate Kootoyoo's every Thursday Fun yesterday. I had a ball hanging out at so many talented blogs. I hope to get to know more like minded people...or even being a friend at some stage. That would be awesome! :) I think I will participate the Thursday Fun from now on. It makes my Thursday so meaningful! :)
Teehee! Mr Minzy did read my blog yesterday. He is all new to Blogland. So he was like "where are those people coming from?" Me "They are just as talented as your wifey;) They are nice and lovely..most of all, they won't bite."