Monday, 28 October 2013

Sunday, 6 October 2013

IF - Underwater

Underwater
I spent the Saturday at a storytelling competition where many kids chose the story of how the bear got its short and stubby tail.
For Illustration Friday.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

IF - Hybrid

Hybrid For Illustration Friday. It has been a while since I have posted any doodle. Here is one while I am back home for a holiday.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

IF - Equality

kitty pod
Have been a little busy with travelling and getting myself ready to move overseas to work and have not been able to respond to the IF themes until now.
Two kitties in a pod - that makes them equal?
Illustration Friday.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Plasticine Artist

I was so excited by the vibrant and colourful ATCs we made using plasticine at last night's ATC session that I decided to send photos of them to Barbara Reid who inspired us in the first place.
She replied.

Yes, the ATC group is a talented lot indeed. Thanks Barbara.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

ATC @ Bishan Library June 2013

ATC at Bishan June 2013
This was a somewhat special ATC session - for one, it was held a week earlier than the usual, everyone produced the most delightful and colourful ATCs and it was the last ATC session that I am hosting for now.
ATC at Bishan June 2013
I will be headed overseas to work from July onwards, and I have to be away next week, so everyone was lovely in agreeing to move this month's session forward by a week.
For the crafting session, we were inspired by Barbara Reid's illustration and so got to trying using plasticine to create ATCs.
ATC at Bishan June 2013
We have grown into a wonderful and supportive community. Many has stepped forward to help continue to make the ATC sessions happen. Join them on 11 July at 6.30 pm, Bishan Library.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Artsy Send Off

Over this long weekend, it was heartwarming spending time with friends who have so kindly met up to give me their best wishes before I head off to Bandung.
Send off gifts
Besides the wonderful company, there was good food, unique gifts and heartfelt words.
Send off gifts
Send off gifts
Thank you my friends from SF and ATC, you have been a blessing to me in more ways than I might have been able to say.

Friday, 17 May 2013

InterWEave


Happy to be featured in Emergenetics International-Asia's InterWEave newsletter for this month. It's about my work with schools using the Student-Teacher Emergenetics Profile (STEP).

Friday, 10 May 2013

Thursday, 9 May 2013

A*Live @ Bishan Library May 2013

It was punches and stamps at tonight's ATC meet - nothing violent of course. ATC at Bishan May 13
ATC at Bishan May 13
While most of us were just amassing stuff to be used in the future, Ellen did make an instant winner on the spot.
ATC at Bishan May 13
And Vicki shared her handmade stamps and also ATCs she made with them.
ATC at Bishan May 13
Of course, there were also new ATCs, including those on the theme of "Yesterday".
ATC at Bishan May 13
Notice Melissa's series of ATCs tracing all the different techniques we have tried out in the recent months?
This has been a simple and exciting session.

Next month, we will meet on 6 June which is a week sooner than usual. Do note the change of date. As for theme: "Whatever makes you happy".
See you!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Letterpress in Action

This video featuring the person behind the Letterpress Workshop I recently attended just came freshly off the press.

Michelle Yu, The Gentlemen's Press from anotherbeautifulstory on Vimeo.


And there is this other cool video that I saw at the workshop.

Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film from Danny Cooke on Vimeo.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

A Little Letterpress Pleasure

I have been hoping to be able to try out letterpress printing and today at a workshop by The Gentlemen's Press I did.
A little letterpress pleasure
It was great fun going through the drawers of types and composing something witty and worthy of print. It was also backbreaking work doing the layout (filling gaps with "furniture") and operating the press required some elbow grease too.
A little letterpress pleasure
Seeing and touching (the oh-so-retro debossed feel!) the final print makes it all worthwhile.
A little letterpress pleasure

Monday, 22 April 2013

IF - Train

Train
Inspired by a song from my childhood ...
小板凳,摆一排,
小朋友们坐上来。
这是火车跑得快,
我当司机把车开。
轰隆隆
轰隆隆
呜 呜

Loosely translated ...
Wooden stools, all in a row,
Friends on board, ready to go
It will go fast, this I know
Off we go! Off we go!
Choo! Choo!

For Illustration Friday.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

A*Live @ Bishan Library Apr 2013

ATC @ Bishan Library Apr 2013
This was yet another fun session together. We tried our hands at this tracing-staining-transfer method for creating colourful art pieces. ATC @ Bishan Library Apr 2013
There were also some interesting ATCs for this month, including those for this month's theme "My Everyday".
ATC @ Bishan Library Apr 2013
We will meet again on 9 May and the theme is "Yesterday".
Tonight, we also decided to move the June session to 6 June (instead of 13 Jun).

Saturday, 6 April 2013

IF - Urban

Urban 02
Just played around with this method, not sure what it is called. This is the more abstract take. Urban 01
This was my initial attempt. For Illustration Friday.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Art with Seniors

Artmaking with Seniors
It was a lovely Saturday morning spent with a group of super cool seniors exploring and making art while also deepening our understanding of resilience. Artmaking with Seniors

Monday, 18 March 2013

IF - Eye Glasses

Glasses
I am so badly myopic that at the optician when I am trying on new glasses, I really can't see very well what I look like in them. For Illustration Friday.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

ATC@Bishan Library Mar 2013

ATC at Bishan Library Mar 2013
There were lotsa bling bling ATCs this month - sparkling, glittering, shiny works of art. ATC at Bishan Library Mar 2013
We meet again on 11 Apr. The theme: My Everyday.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Bandung

Bandung Was away in Indonesia for a week, first at Jakarta and then Bandung. Sketched while waiting for my flight home from Bandung.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

A*Live @ Bishan Library Feb 2013

ATC @ Bishan Library Feb 2013 This month, we had a creative time forming Abundance Hens with the guidance of Rita. This is a rather complex origami. ATC @ Bishan Library Feb 2013 And here are some of the ATCs for this month. ATC @ Bishan Library Feb 2013 We meet again on 14 March. Theme: Bling! Bling!