27th of October

It is Deepavali today but I was busily working on these new ideas.I have just uploaded a lot more in children’s craft and altered art. Please take note that altered art has been mysteriously disappear from the nav bar for quite some time, to access to it, link up to the sitemap. We are looking into this matter and will fix it as soon.

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17th of October

It has been 3 weeks since the launching of my site and the response has been encouraging . One ex- student actually travelled about 2 hours (to and fro) on the following day, just to take a better view of my studio. And yes, she is planning to continue her class with me. Many thanks to all of you out there who has been so kind and supportive .Special thanks to my family for helping me to set up this site. Amanda, who who has sacrificed a huge part of her holidays; a lot of effort have been put in. My husband who has always been so supportive, he has been my chief photographer for many years! Amidst his busy work , service in church, studies and various commitments, he has always helped me in all the technical work and administration.. He even helped me to read emails cos I don’t touch computer prior to this site. ( It took me almost 2 – 3 hours just to type these- whole page.) Not forgetting Char, my younger daughter who has just finished her exams). She is also contributing to this site with her creations! (Amanda has lots of handicrafts from the past, waiting to be featured.) I had learnt a lot these periods, Mandy has taught me Dreamweaver, and I am already uploading these myself. The going is a bit slow but I am happy that I am more independent now. Besides, I have made a lots of friends through this site too. Some of them will be sharing their artistic ideas in this site soon. In fact, you can also check out in my link page.

While researching on glass and fabric painting, I got so excited, when I realised that I can actually use my acrylic paints without investing on other paints. The night itself, I painted on my old jeans. (I got it from the market) I painted some falling autumn leaves on one side of my jeans, it looks GREAT!. Amanda thinks that it is cool and I asked her for her old jeans to be painted on. She actually agree. And while all these were going on, younger daughter was working on her white canvas shoes which I got from the market . She turned it into a cheerful, pretty pair. She is good in this. Anyway, after painting my jeans, I looked around for some more fabric to paint. I saw this old purple silk cushion cover and decided to transform it. Silk is relatively easier to paint on but I guess I was a bit tired and rushed through the painting. It looks pretty but a little rough for my liking.

The next morning, I painted 2 teddy bears on a commercial bag, and (of course) I painted over the logo. I also found a $3 T-shirt and painted strawberries on the bottom corner and I think I like it! In the afternoon, I worked on 4 glass paintings. Thay are so lovely, I will paint more. My friends out there, you will probably receive some of these for Christmas! I was looking for some more glass to paint on but found no suitable piece. I proceeded to stencilling. The wall outside my house was given a new look, I stencilled some leaves motifs beside my potted plants. Next, I attempted on my big mirror. It is very difficult to stencil on because of the smooth surface, need to use spray paint.

For the past few weeks, I have been working very hard to add in more information to my ideas and tips page . While going through my elder daughter’s collection, I found some of her works that were done when she was about 2 or 3. I was so excied to share these with you too, hopefully in another one or two week’s time. There are so much to share, so do come back often for updates as I need to work on the uploading.

I will arrange for the only man at home to take the photos shoot on Saturday.( he is good in this!! ) can’t wait to share all these in my ideas page.

Meanwhile, check out the new Stencilling Ideas, Stencilling tips, Stamping IdeasFabric Painting tips, Glass Painting tips, Parchment Craft, and Children’s craft.