Sunday, April 21, 2013

Birthday Wishlist

So for this post, I thought it would be fun to do this "birthday wishlist" thingy eventhough I am 100% sure that I won't be getting any of these things down below but I will do it anyway..so...yeah...hehe.

1) Pets. Gosh! I would always wanted a pet as it is has been my dream since I was a child because my mom wouldn't let me have one :(

Ragdoll cat. Aww look how fluffy she is..I can't even... /passes out/

Savannah cat. I love the fact that she resembles leopard.

I couldn't resist ferret either...

2)  Faber Castell. Well I am pretty much into drawing so I definitely need this set.


Isn't she a beauty? 
 But sad enough, I don't think they have 
this set available in store as it is a limited edition :(

3) A Trip to Africa. Wild life of african animals really attracts my attention.


How can you not love this?


/speechless/


So....that's pretty much it. I am not sure whether it is okay to call it as a birthday wishlist or not because to me, it sounds hella more like desperate wishlist. But oh well...

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Money money money

It is the end of March, which means it has been a week of my semester break. I pretty much have another two months here, in Kuantan which is great but still, clueless as always, I don't have any idea what to do for this looooonngggg semester break. Well, some say I should just enjoy myself to the fullest on this long holiday. Maybe go on a vacation or something. And some say I should get a job, just to earn some pocket money which is probably the best idea so far as I am hopelessly broke right now. Yup, ya heard me, I am broke. Having no savings at all in my bank account is just like rubbing salt into the wound  T.T

"I knew this would happen! UGH! I should have spent my money wisely! Bottled water?? A couple of shirts?? Novels?? Expensive, luxurious food?? Why...why on earth did I spent all my money on things that I don't need?" yup..it keeps going on and on in my mind, left me nothing but horrible, horrible feelings of regret. And no one is to be blamed except for me, myself. /sigh/. But hell I am not gonna fall once more, gonna spend my money on unnecessary things no more. What I did back then was a foolish act, carried by greediness and unstable thinking.

And to be really honest, I cried when I was in the university for being broke. Never in my life, I repeat, NEVER in my life I cried so hard just because I don't have any money left. It is not like I can't call my mom asking her to bank in the notes. She would definitely straight away bank in some money for her reckless daughter, but it is about me, it is about how stupid I was, not even have the slightest sense of guilt for myself for spending the money vigorously. Sobbed, I vowed under the moonlight that I should take a good care of my expenses from now on.

And THANK GOD my dark days were over now. The experience that I had was a major turning point for myself. It somehow taught me to be a little bit more responsible on whatever I do in life especially regarding on how I spend my money.

p/s : Just realize that this is my very first post of 2013. Hehe. Cheers to the first post!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Totoro and Chibi (paper clay sculpture)

Hello guiseee, how are you all doing? So recently I have been working on Totoro and Chibi's sculptures and it was pretty tough I tell you! For this project, I use paper clay that I bought from the bookstore. You can make the clay by yourself tho. It's easy. Few ingredients need to be mixed together and there you have it, your very own clay. But since I am a lazy kind of person, so I just bought it. And as you can see down below, those are the pictures of Totoro and Chibi that I made using paper clay.

It was hard to sculpt these two adorable creatures at first. It became a little bit too droopy and it looks hideous. But after a few tryouts, I somehow managed to get the perfect shape for these two (that's what I thought, at least). And the second hard part was to find the right colour of Totoro. For the darker part, I mix these three colours (black, white and a little bit of chocolate). Hence for the belly, I use flesh tint, yellow and white colour. This time, use acrylic paint so that you will get a nice shiny effect. So yeah...I think that's pretty much it. So what are you waiting for? Go and make one! :)




Paper Mache Sculpture

Well, hello there blog world. It has been nearly two months since I last updated my blog. I was really busy getting all the courseworks and presentations done and of course, adapting myself to this new whole environment in the university. I must say that I do have free time to do things that I like but I always prefer to stay in bed sleeping or maybe read some books that I can get online. But oh well.

Since I will be spending another three weeks at home for this one month semester break, I think I might need something to keep myself busy or I will be spending most of my time being a couch potato. I told myself that "hey, maybe I should start doing art". So this is where this whole paper mache idea came popping up in my head like popcorn. I googled up every single idea on how to make this paper mache thing. Speaking of which, has any of you remember 'Art Attack' where Neil Buchanan was the host for the show? Anyone? Because I would have not known about this paper mache thingy if it was not because of him :)

So here I want to present you my very first masterpiece using paper mache *drum rolls*. Japanese kimono doll. I know it is not perfect, but I am satisfied with my project :) oh and I also put some information on how to do this Japanese kimono doll. Hope you like it! xx

























To make this doll, all you need is :

  • Some newspaper
  • Masking tape
  • Pva glue (any glue will do)
  • A little bit of water
  • Strips of kitchen towel
  • Acrylic paint (I use poster colour since I do not have any of acrylic paint on hand)

Method :
  • First you need to make two rounded balls and tape 'em together. One is for the head, another one is for the body.
  • For the hair : I make two small balls (hair buns) and attach 'em to the head. 
  • As you can see in the picture, I also add some details to the kimono (optional).
  • Next you have to cover the doll with kitchen towel strips using some glue and a little bit of water (it should be mixed together). But do not make it too runny. 
  • Let it dry completely.
  • Next step (the part that you've been waiting for), COLOUR! 
  • To make it shiny, you can cover it with pva glue. But do not add water this time! 
  • And there you have it, a masterpiece :)