Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2016 Goal setting : What to feel ?

It's time to prepare for a NEW year. 

Coincidentally, I came across the Marie TV which features the interview section of Danielle Laporte. This coming year, I will learn a new fresh way in goal setting, i.e. to find out and identify your own core feeling.

My core desire feeling : FREEDOM

Travel makes me feel free, I am free to arrange my itinerary, utilise my time, eat only when I feel hungry, stop and rest when my body told me so. In my recent trip to Borobudur, Jogyakarta, I am surrounded by the different culture, the local people are more happy with just a simple life.
I still reminisced about the moment of finishing the final paper in my studies. The feeling of being a free spirit and it leads me to Joy and Abundance.

Everybody has a voice, be courage to what you are going to say within your heart. 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

2015 Christmas Paper Bag Book

The latest Isetan Christmas paper bags for year 2015, Life is A Gift, the design illustration by a Belgium illustrator ~ Isabelle Vandenabeele. 

I modified the Christmas paper and made them into a cover page. 
I upcycling some of the shopping booklet into the journal pages.

Some of my previous Christmas Paper Bag Book, for the year of 20142011 and 2010

Sunday, December 20, 2015

2016 Planner : Star Wars

So far, my best companion that takes me on journey for the years of

2013 ~ Plain Soft Notebook
2014 ~ Minnie Mouse
2015 ~ Evernote

2016 ~ Star Wars

Although I am not fancy about Star Wars, but it was the white printed quote on the cover page that make me excited, "Don't Underestimate the Force" Darth Vader.

The very cool "in case of loss.." page.

The most excited part, a vintage poster of StarWars as part of enclosure.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Palm-Sized Handbound Journal Books

So much fun into book binding. Especially those are palm-sized, there are such cute and easy to hold when bound up.

 Beautiful inserts that made up each and every handbound book.

my long waited project, Palm-Sized Handbound Book, since last year. Few of little books are captured in previous posts:  Hoe Hin White Flower Analgesic Medicated Oil (size XL and S), Hello Kitty perfume sample, Jadore eau de parfume sample,

Friday, November 27, 2015

Imaginative Land of Loka Made

Another inspiring local artist ~ FeiGiap of Loka Made
Love the soft pastel colours which made the illustration looks so soft and  it carries 'light'.  
The artworks featured the Japanese's Shōjo Manga (少女漫画) kinda style. FeiGiap incorporates old building elements of Penang and Malacca (Melaka) into his illustration, if you can catch one :)  

More of his artwork: Fei Giap  and Loka Made

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Look out for our stars

Finally, after six months of hard work, I reach to a final stage of my post-graduate studies.
I am ready to receive new task :)

How about to consider ALEXANDRA TUNELL's Happy Project (item 3 : Use my time in more meaningful ways & item 5: Write down 3 things I grateful for every night before asleep. ) 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Leonard Combier's Artwork

Love at a first sight of his artwork, so detailed and small characters are catching everyone eyes. 
Léonard Combier is a 24 year-old French painter and illustrator living in Berlin. 
"My goal here is to amuse the spectator and to take him into my world. I want to make out of each artwork a maze, in which ones like to wander and discover all the nooks and crannies".

See more of his work here.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Mandala Kolam

In conjunction to Deepavali (or Diwali or Festival of Light) celebration, shopping mall prepared and decorated the floor with the Indian traditional creative artwork "Kolam". The decorative designs of 'kolam' which are decorated out of coloured rice into fascinating patterns of flowers.

Happy Diwali to all Hinduism

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

For the Makers of Tomorrow , an Indoor Mural Wall

I passed by this awesome mural wall at Masjid Jamek LRT Station (underground tunnel between Kelana Jaya Line and Ampang/Sri Petaling Line). The mural wall is 175 feet long. Just can't get my eye off it and it is easy to spot the integration of local elements (National Flower Hibiscus, Lion Dance, Wayang Kulit) in the wall painting.

 #ForTheMakersOfTomorrow is a collaboration project of local artists. It is sponsored by a telco company, Telecom Malaysia (TM).


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Journal system

After few years of exploring in various type of art journaling, I've manage to develop some journaling techniques to my busy daily live (career + study + family). I've create my own version of journal system, that help me to keep sake my monkey thoughts when the time I'm busy with other task. Over the time, I learned that at one time I can only focus in completing one task before the others. Due to this, I recognized the need of having a good system that can steer and direct me to my plan and also not forgetting my goal. 

Those pictures shows the journal books that cater different needs in 2015.

(Top Left - Evernote Moleskine ; Top Right - Muji Monthly Schedule)
(Bottom Left - Camel small notebook ; Bottom Right two are Plain Journal from Inspira)

I keep a monthly planner and to-do-list (bucket list), in writing... Okay, you may laughed at me at these :)   I'm from old school, still loves to pen them down on the piece of paper even there are many high-tech apps out there.  

Monthly Planner (to keep a small goal and doing something small everyday) Muji Monthly Schedule

- for my free time doodling, fruit label sticker, colors etc.
- as a financial monitoring. Expenses tracking (on the monthly utility, credit card payment, car installation)
- as a health log tracking. For instance to keep track the menses timing, exercising / stretching
- as a leave / holiday planning. important for me to put in activities.
- as a reminder (even a countdown) for a special events / occasions / assignment due date / examination date
- to record breakthrough out of the norm activities. For instance, I have 2 and half hours in every Friday, so instead of lunch at the familiar stalls. I do it bit different by having my lunch in different restaurant / stalls.

List Journal (where I 'park' all those monkey thoughts)
-  Handy and compact To-do-list / To-Experience-List that I feel something fun to explore. For e.g. baking / cooking
-  Values of life that I want to bring in (such as decluttering, give back to society)
-  Commitment that I promises for the family
-  Books to read
-  Blogging ideas
-  Lesson learnt (observed that I tends to do one thing (repeatedly) that bring me unpleasant feeling)

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