Thursday, December 29, 2011

When 2 Hearts Become One...

Congratulations for my loving client, Shahida's parents on their 26th Wedding Anniversary... I think, this will be a very nice surprise gift for them :).




In the meanwhile, another client of mine will have a Wedding, start a new life... in about one month from now. She has asked me to design her Wedding Card with a Flower Theme pen-sketch concept. I think it's a lovely idea :) and will make a beautiful reminder for everyone...

Congratulations, dear Maisilina who is also the lovely owner of blog lurvering.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

An Old Song on A Quiet Day...

The holiday was unusually quiet around the neighborhood...

I guess, most city dwellers were celebrating their holidays somewhere else. Maybe they went back to their kampungs... maybe some traveled overseas- playing in the snow or surfing in the sea... perhaps a few were like me, just quietly spending time at home, counting down the hours to the New Year of 2012.

Whatever it was, most of us were already busy planning ahead or mulling over ideas of embarking yet another new year in our lives. But again, perhaps a few were like me, just taking life as it comes... a day at a time.

And at the time like this, I really am missing my Bee (away...outstation). Too bad you got sick when you're not at home :( Get well soon, dear... and be safe.

Here's one of your favorites which has touched my heart in every single ways ;).




Chris De Burgh - Old Fashioned People



Old-fashioned people, they never know why, 
The world is changing day to day, 
It moves so fast and leaves them in another time; 
An old-fashioned dancer is dancing alone, 
Dreaming of those music halls, 
And with his lady waltzing away until the dawn, 
And I thought I heard him say, 
Please don't take my dreams away; 
They carry me back again, show me that life again, 
Carry me back to the places that I knew, 
Carry me back again, show me that life again, 
Carry me back to the places that I knew...

Old-fashioned lovers, they walk in the park, 
Beside the river hand in hand, 
And hurry home for tea before it gets dark, 
Could be you and me one day, 
Time will come when we will say, 
Carry me back again, show me that life again, 
Carry me back to the places that I knew, 
Carry me back again, show me that life again, 
Carry me back to the places that I knew; 
Carry me back again, show me that life again, 
Carry me back to the places that I knew...




Enjoy.



Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

When my Bee was away, I would spend time at my parents' house and did my works in my sister's bedroom. Yesterday, while busy doing my work, my nephews came flocking by and asking me this and that about what I was doing. To keep them occupied ( and stopped bothering me- ha!)... I gave each of them a drawing paper and paint for me something about the holiday spirit!

Here's what my 7 years old nephew, Amin came up with...





Amin has his own story on the painting. Something about Mr. Santa, his son and an elf brought some gifts into a house near a wishing well... and another elf waiting in the ride up there with a ladder. Yup. Something like that.

Now, let's see what his 5 years old brother, Hakim did...





Hmmm... well, Hakim said these characters of his are HAPPY because of the HOLIDAYS!!!

Way to go, Hakim! :D


Have fun, everyone.


Monday, December 19, 2011

A Precious Wedding Gift!

My loving (...and regular) client, Kak Sheda has decided to give a Caricature to her youngest brother for his wedding day over the recent weekend :). Precious.


Kak Sheda loves it and I hope the sweet couple feel the same too!

Enjoy.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Vintage Attack is POSTPONING the Attack!!!

Better late than never... so... here I am regrettably announcing that the Event is CANCELLED for now and being POSTPONED to a later date.



Well, Happy Sunday, anyway!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Vintage Attack!



Hello!

Just a quick announcement on an upcoming event which has nothing much to do with me (hehe...) but the girls at KALERPALETTE are joining. Again, they've invited me to put my little vintage inspired bookmarks in their stall.



Owh! Another thing I wanted to show here is that I've given a little help to the organizer of the Event to design the gift mugs for their limited GIVEAWAYS!





Let's see what they say about the Event... and how to win the limited designed Mugs!!! :


VINTAGE ATTACK! is here bringing you the true taste and joy of Vintage..!
Many booths with irresistible Vintage item will be joining us in making this experience UNFORGETTABLE..!

It is held on Sunday, Away from traffic heading to KL, Great Venue, Easy to Park, Amazing Activities, and many more for all of you Vintage lovers out there..!! its FREE admission, and you can even win prizes on the activities..! =)

Among the activities are:

1)how low can you go
- Limbo ROCK!!

2)do the twist!!!
- The Twist was a dance inspired by rock and roll music. It became the first worldwide dance craze in the early 1960s.
be sure to practice your twist at home.Who knows u might just get LUCKY to win our LIMITED EDITION surprise gift.

3) dress to impress
- Impress us with ur best vintage look from head to toe and become our first winner of best dress competition:)

4)the most coolest booth (open to vendors only!!)
- decorate ur booth as creative as possible dear vendors and stand a chance to win our LIMITED EDITION surprise gift.

5) Polaroid photo booth

6)live performance.
- five groups of talented people will be performing live to bring u guys back into those days!! U'll gonna love them.

7)hola hoop.
- the person who can roll their hips longer WINS!!!!

Vendors who are interested are most welcomed..! =)
Any Inquiries about the event email us : vintagetroops@gmail.com



If you're looking for some fun, please contact them for more details :) and you may find page on FB: Vintage Attack.

Already then, have a very nice weekend, everyone.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

For Little An-Nur Insyirah...

Ibu & Papa (adopted parents of...) An-Nur Insyirah gave this wonderful gift for her 1st Birthday...

What a sweet, adorable little girl... :)


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ayu Jamal and her NEW Header!

My sweet and lovely blogger friend, Ayu Jamal from ayujamal.com has requested for a new header for her blog. Two months ago, I created one for her e-shop.


When she wanted a new one with her original picture in it (instead of her caricature), I made something like this:


Then, she got back to me saying she needed something much simpler... without any products like her previous one. But, if I could slot in her dream pink Mini Car like the one featured in July post, she would really love it!


I looked at what she has provided me with- 2 lovely pictures of herself.. :

Hmmm... I was thinking... how to design just a simple header with white background, highlighting her name and incorporating the cute little car...?

I brainstorm with a few compositions... and lastly, I came up with this- which she absolutely approved :)


Now, if you look closely, the one sitting on the car has given me quite a challenge since I have to somehow 'create' her crossing legs because you can't see the rest of the legs in the original photo given (see pic above).

With the magic of Photoshop, I managed to make it. Heheheee... not that easy, I can you tell you that :)


Thank you Ayu.
I'm humbled by the way you appreciate my works and I've had so much fun making them for you.
May Allah bless you, your business and your family... always.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Trading Doodle '4' with Syafiqah!

Owh! This is so lovely...

I just received a cute doodle from Syafiqah (who's a sweet 15 yrs ol' gal, btw...) from ceritahati Nur Syafiqah.

Thank you so much, dear.

I'm a feeling a bit down lately... but your doodle sure brings a cheerful rainbow for me today! Yayy!!!




As with the deal... now here's my Doodle for you, Syafiqah.


Hope it will bring a smile across your face as yours did to mine :).


Enjoy!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Birthday 2 My Lovely Sis!

What?

You're over 30 already... and have 3 kids?

I still remember you- always the cheeky one, loved to pose for the camera and played with Mom's lipsticks!
Now, you have two gals who acted just like you. Hahaaaa.... it's like watching a reruns... 'live' ones :D

No matter what, you'll always be in my heart, sis.

Sorry, I kind of made this Birthday Card/ Tag at the very last minute before your PARTY (delicious cake's', by the way). Hence, the lack of colors. huhuu...


And it was fun celebrating your day with MOM-in-law who has the same exact birthday with you!. Happy Birthday, Mak Saba!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Belated Gift for a Special Boy!

Well, his 1st Birthday fall on the 1st of November 2011- what a nice lookin' date!

Even though it's a bit late, Aunty Ayu has decided to order a Family Caricature for the special Boy as a gift. How wonderful :)


Size A3. Mix Media on Drawing Paper.

Well, thanks for the order, Aunty Ayu :).

I sure hope the family will enjoy it too!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Nice Date.

No wonder I heard so many people choose to have their wedding today. The date is very nice, huh?


But I think, my wedding anniversary date next year will be even more be more beautiful... 121212!!! Yay!

Talking about anniversary, I have just finished two pieces of Couple Caricatures that are meant as belated gifts from a loving sister, Ella... to two of her older sisters' anniversary this year. Thanks for your order Ella dearie!







I'm pretty sure they'll treasure these gifts in their house of love.

Have a good one, everyone :)
Enjoy!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

An Anniversary Wish!

I would like to share here... a 'quick' digital sketch that I did to wish a Happy 19th Anniversary to a loving couple, using the pen tablet.



Have a good one, everybody.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Funny Ol' Bee!

"Happy Birthday, dearest Bee!"

Forty four years ago, my hubby was born into this world. He sure has tasted salt so much earlier than me. Ha!


How can you not tolerate and love a man who could laugh at himself and appreciate the simple things in life...?

For that, I made a fun, simple and special Birthday Card just for him :) ...


Pencil Colors & Ink on Art Card.

... in case you're wondering- that's a BAG hanging around his neck.
A new travelling bag he just bought  for more of his adventures (...and misadventures!) into this wondrous world.




The Card reaaaally made his day even more Special. He loves it so much!

And that makes me very happy :).

Saturday, November 12, 2011

IF: Silent


There was a girl with a silent smile...
she has ears but cannot hear...
she has beautiful lips but cannot talk.
But she understands a smile...
that could melt a world of worry...
that could brighten the gloomy deep sea.



Hi...

I'm still playing around with my toy- wacom Bamboo. It's really fun to just draw freely with the pen tablet directly into Photoshop and do all the digital coloring. Saved me the time to scan and color :).

The artwork above was one of my many drawing practices using the Bamboo Fun. I love how I could almost get the pencil strokes just like it's on a piece of paper! 

When I saw the Illustration Friday's theme this week. I thought of this particular sketch.
And I'm thinking of submitting it to Diana's Sweet Saturday too because the character is a sweet looking girl :).

There's something about her smile that speaks a thousand words... yet all you can hear is... silence.

Have a Nice weekend, everyone... wherever you are.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Have a Blessed Aidil Adha...



The weather was beautiful and just nice for us to celebrate Hari Raya AildilAdha, yesterday morning. I'm so happy to be given the chance to take a little part in the korban/'sacrifice' this year.



So, I went to the surau nearby to watch one of Aidil Adha's main highlights... done since centuries ago to commemorate the willingness of prophet Abraham (Nabi Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to God... before His Almighty replaced the sacrifice with a sheep instead.

By the end of the day, the generous people helping in the surau Nur Hidayah, USJ 9 also cooked a huge pot of delicious beef soup for the neighborhood to enjoy. Alhamdulillah... what a blessing to experience this even though we are living in the city.

I hope you had a good one too :).

"...copied from ZazaKz's FB status... from... Wardina Safiyyah OfficialPage:

Many years ago, our father Ibrahim (AS) made a choice. He loved his son. But He loved God more. The commandment came to sacrifice his son. But it wasn't his son that was slaughtered. It was his attachment. It was his attachment to anything that could compete with his love for God. And the beauty of such a sacrifice is this: Once you let go of your attachment, what you love is given back to you--now in a purer, better form. So let us ask ourselves in these beautiful days of sacrifice, which attachments do we need to slaughter? - Yasmin Mogahed "

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sweet & Happy Couple!

I know...
it's been quite a while.
But I know from time to time, some people still drop by and leave their marks as "followers"... if not leaving some comments to cheer up my days... which I can't thank you enough.



Just need a lot of rest due to this pregnancy (Thanks to my baby :).
- almost 4 months now. Phew!

But I really, really want to thank this client of mine too- for patiently waiting for her order (it took me quite a while to do it ). May Allah bless.. BOTH of you... with happiness in life and beyond, June.



Take care.

Enjoy!




Friday, October 21, 2011

The Architects... of Love ;)

I received an order from a talented and friendly girl who's currently pursuing her Master in Architecture and whose boyfriend is a blossomed architect already.

I have the feeling that this active girl is very very good at what she does :)  She has two great websites showcasing her passions in Life... do check them out, I'm sure you'll enjoy what you see and read...  :)

My Scrapbook of Life

My Perfumes & Art

A5 Watercolor & Ink on 250Ib Acid Free Watercolor Paper.


10cm (H) Black & White on Art Card to be kept in the Wallet or turned into a Book Mark!

Thank you Farah...

All the Best to you in Life and Beyond :)




Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hot Air Balloon of Love :)

My lovely client has asked me to make a painted 2nd Anniversary Card... that will feature her lovely self and hubby... with lots of love surrounding them.

So, I came up with the idea of them riding on a Hot Air Balloon... with some Love shape balloons flying and scattering in the background. Hmmm... that reminds me, isn't this week's theme at the Illustration Friday Blog  is SCATTERED?

NOTE: The wordings inside of the Card- given by Client.


Anyway, I'm so glad she loved the idea and the result! :))

Thank you Selina... for giving me the chance to create another Card for you and for reminding me how beautiful a love can be.

Monday, October 17, 2011

A Caricature Book Mark for Nana's Friend

Nana is my friend's daughter. She's sixteen years old.

She asked me to create one Birthday Book Mark Caricature for her good friend.

So here it is I'm sharing the creation with you :).

Watercolor & Ink on 300Ib Watercolor Paper.

Enjoy!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Day to Remember...

Last Saturday, I really had a HAPPY Birthday :).

Thank you for each and everyone who took time to wish me... especially @ my FB.

My Bee and I went to the CITTA Mall , Ara Damansara, for the first time and celebrated my day with a delicious lunch at Chili's. The friendly staff at Chili's presented me with a sweet little ice cream cake (after my Bee informed one of them about my B-Day... and it's Freeeee!) and they were thoughtful enough to take our pics with their instant camera too!


Both of us feel that CITTA Mall is very nice and has that 'airy' outdoor feeling that most Malls don't have. My Bee said the Mall was made for smokers like him because he could just smoke outdoor at anytime, anywhere. Hmmm :/. It has so many F&B outlets you can choose from and the parking space is quite spacious and the entry is still FREE as of right now :). 

Later in the evening, my sister treated us at Tutti Frutti, Taipan USJ. Yummy yummy yummy!!! I LOVE it!



And then Mom told me to drop by her house because 'someone' from far came to the house... and would really like to meet me. So, my Bee and I went inside... and suddenly, everybody yelled, " SURPRIIISEEE! Happy Birthdaaaaay!". 

Awwhhh... I was really a nice surprise :). Really. Thanks to all of you. Even though the cake was very small and everything was so simple... I just couldn't ask for more. 

My Bee gave me something so precious. Something that I've planned to buy for a long time and saved my money for it. A graphic pen tablet...


WoW! Now I can draw straight into my computer! Thank you so much, Bee.

All I've been doing these past few days was playing and getting familiar with this new gadget. I'm literally having so much FUN! Of course, I would still be doing original artworks on paper but this is something additional to my digital skill that I'd like to acquire... which, in some circumstances could help save paper usage and time too.

Already I've tried to make a small little character and it almost looked like I was drawing on a piece of paper... except it took me a little longer to create it because I felt awkward holding a pen but my eyes had to stare at the screen. Not as easy to coordinate like I first thought. Only time and practice will give me chance to improve. But here's the result:


And then, Ayu Jamal at ayujamal.com, at the same time, would like to have a little character like this for herself. So, I changed the outfit to her request :)...


I was glad she loved it and felt more determined now to explore more with this new toy of mine :).

In the meanwhile, at my parents' house... the engagement event is just around the corner. My younger sis is getting a little anxious but excited. Most of the gifts to the Guy's side have been prepared. My Mom and Auntie  did most of the craft work which I think looked simple, sweet and beautiful...


Well, I hope you will have a Nice weekend ahead.

Again, from the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank especially to my lovin' Bee, family and friends for your kind wishes and love to me.

Enjoy!







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