Tuesday, 31 March 2009


This is a fascinating behind the scene look at the beautiful and painstaking work of Patience Brewster. Inspiring craft and art.

Via Jonesie Cake.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Plushies Party

Plushies Party
At our latest KBCC session, we made plushies! What a great way to celebrate crafting together for the past year!

It was wonderful to have such a riot of colours and creativity at this last crafting club session to ever be held at Pauseability.

People at the Plushies Party

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Friday, 27 March 2009

Beauty in Everyday Life

swissmiss presenting at Pecha Kucha NYC | March 2009 from swissmiss on Vimeo.

Love swissmiss - the super duper happy blog and to hear her talk about her inspiration is even more wonderful.

Yeah for beauty in everyday life!

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Keep Calm

Many would be very familiar with this popular poster which has appeared in many design and craft sites and blogs. There is something about the simplicity and directness of the design and words that appeals to many.

It is interesting to read in this BBC article that this was a war poster that was printed but never used. And that there are 2 other similar posters.

Carry on.

Via Delicious Industries

Saturday, 21 March 2009

IF - Subtract

One soon learns that neither taking one foot off nor tiptoeing is going to subtract the reading on the scale.

For Illustration Friday.

Friday, 20 March 2009

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Monster Drawing Rally

Love the idea behind the Monster Drawing Rally.

Artists create originals on-the-spot and sell them to raise funds for arts education.

Via More Ways to Waste Time.

Friday, 13 March 2009

A-Live Mar 09

A*Live 12 Mar 2009

Everyone worked hard creating wonderful Artist Trading Cards for trade when we met on 12 March. We worked from a template for 9 ATCs and look at the great art! Click to enlarge.

A*Live 12 Mar 2009
A*Live 12 Mar 2009
A*Live 12 Mar 2009
A*Live 12 Mar 2009
A*Live 12 Mar 2009
A*Live 12 Mar 2009

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Sunday, 8 March 2009

IF - Intricate

The beading used for those exquisite Peranakan slippers is really intricate handwork.

For this week's Illustration Friday theme.

Here's what the slippers look like.

Stepping out in style

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Paper Silhouette

I was given a big bagful of postcards and been wondering what to do with them. This is one of the latest experiment. As the profile was created on the reverse side, it was a pleasant surprise to see how the original images took on a different meaning when the silhouettes were done. Creativity by accident?

Three Pop Trees
I love trees and often think of them as dancers frozen in their own elegant pose. This love is made into a series of pop-up cards recently.

Owl Are You?
Owl about you?

Thursday, 5 March 2009