Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My eCard Designs In Foldees's Contest!

I entered 2 designs for ecard contest online @ http://www.foldees.com/. But it's under the name YARTSTIK (yartstik.wordpress.com). 

The cards are going to be rated by viewers... Just go and check it out!

Well, it's fun to give it a try..but that day, I created the cards in a hurry as it was almost dateline. I wish I could change and improve a few things, when I looked back. Ugh! I've always been my worst critique, actually. And so does my bee- he would tell me if it's NOT OK. No sugar coated comments would come out from his mouth, I tell ya. But then, he gives the right compliments when my works deserve it. I have yet to hear his comments on these cards, though. Anyhow, I'd like to thank my bee for his support in my interests. I wish I could do the same but I'm none the wiser even after years looking at those rocks at the foothill of Chendering (he's a geologist, if I haven't mention it before..).

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Blank Card..

I haven't been active blogging because I was quite busy. When I wanted to update my blogs, there was always something else distracting me such as.. the tv, the book, the magazine, the food, the coffee with whipped cream topping, and etc... I guess, after concentrating too much on my paintings and designing works, the next best thing to do is just throwing myself in the comfort of the sofa or bed.. or in the arms of my loved one.. ehem2x!.

A couple of nights before, a close family friend of my parents came to the house and asked me to design a wedding card for their lovely daughter. At first, they didn't really have any idea of how the card would look like. The daughter would like to have caricatures included on the card as she wanted something unique and sweet and not too rigid lookin'. But her mom would like the card to look rustic/ romantic with some flowers decorating the background, perhaps a quite elegant look. Hmm.. I thought this would be quite a challenge yet an interesting job too.

My bee was there ( he rarely was around when I had discussion with clients before).. and it seemed that he was so excited giving his ideas as well. I thought he overshadowed me at some points as my clients looked interested with his suggestions. Huh!. But at the end, all of us were quite happy with where we were going with this card. We did have some basic ideas. Now, it's up to me to make it happen. Duh!

Wish me luck. Hopefully I'll be able to show a draft soon. Gotta doodle the caricatures first so that they can visualize the card better. I'll upload later when I'm done. Right now, it's still a Blank Card and the sofa, the bed..all seemed very inviting too.

P/S: Below is one of my wedding card designs.. Three folds. 6" x 6" Closed.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Art Gallery

I've been thinking of having an online art gallery for sometime. So, for anyone who are dropping by or visiting this blog, feel free to check out my up and coming blog @ yartstik.wordpress.com.

Not only it'll be my online art gallery with personal thoughts, it'll also showcase some art works by selected artists and some art lessons.

What I hope is that with this art blog, I'll be able to share my passion and views on Art and About things in life too. The late Canadian Art Educator, Arthur Lismer used to say, " Art is a way of life. It's not entertainment, nor professionalism, but a necessity." With that note, I can leave you with something to ponder. May the New Year brings Happiness to each and everyone of you.

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