Friday, April 30, 2010

Shanghai Expo 2010 世博

(photo source here)

From 1 May to 31 October 2010, the mega-city on the banks of the Yangtse River will play host to the next World Fair. So much to excite and overwhelm with the soon opening ceremony of Shanghai Expo 中国2010年上海世界博览会 (live in TV).

More than 190 countries and more than 50 international organizations have registered to participate in the Shanghai World Expo, the largest ever. Whoa ..seems like you are visiting the world in here.

About the Malaysia Pavilion

Malaysia with the theme “One Malaysia — City Harmonious Living” which is in line with the World Expo 2010's theme "Better City, Better Life". Malaysia has 47 ethnic groups, who live comfortably together in urban and rural areas. The Malaysia Pavilion highlights the different facets of Malaysia.

M0re amazing pavilion here.

Shall I go or shall I not ...

April Inspiration Board

mescrap studio

Inspiration Board / Dream Boards

"Nothing happens unless first a dream. "
~ Carl Sandburg

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Those unsought are the most valuable



The Art Journaling lead me to .....

" Write the thought of your moment.
Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
~ Francis Bacon

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Teesha-Inspired Fabric Journal Cover

Inspired by awesome video on Fabric Cover by artist Teesha Moore.
She so kind to share her technique in sewing the pillow-patches-journal cover on her blog.

Let's get start with fabric, needle and threads.......

There is no specified size for my fabric cut (I dun like to measure).


small piece

Look at the modern-batik-liked fabric I had in my collections.

small piece3

I take my own sweet time to enjoy the sewing while watching movie series.
(Have to negotiate/bargain with my children every night , as they want to watch their Barney series as well. LOL)

small pillow
The pillow-patches which was yet to sew them together.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What is inside the mysterious packet ??!

In the ceramic section, we was given a mysterious packet.

OMG !! We been given a task .... TO RESTORE IT ~!!!

What I got was the most difficult one in the class...because of the so many little broken pieces and also the plain colour (without any pattern) .

First, we used the tape to join the broken piece ...
Actually, the process was fun ... sort like figure out the puzzle

restore pc
Then, we used UHU.

restore piece
After that, apply the filler ~ modelling paste to the hairline crack.

Yay !! Mission Complete !!

Monday, April 26, 2010

How to do a simple Book Binding

I make some notes from the book binding section.

Punch Hole
(Punch Hole)

Apply glue
Apply glue. Layer with a piece of Silicon paper (transparent-liked paper which is non-stick).

Books are staging with weight

Trim the edges.

Our facilitator, En Razali (blue shirt) who has 40 years experience in book binding.
He is the Deputy Head in IAMM Conservation Centre.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Zakka style that I loved about

sentimental patchwork
Sentimental Patchwork by Saidos da Concha

Kawaii Handmade Purse Wallet Japanese Fabric YUWA Girly Pink Strawberry Floral Lace Cute Japan
So sweet and pretty kawaii handmade.
Love how she used the laces to makeup the soft pink.

by Kayon

ZAKKA Brag Book Front
ZAKKA Brag Book Front by Pinkpaisley.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sneak Peek on class material

class mat_metal
In one of the session, Metal Conservation ,we are learned how to remove the rust from the metal. In fact in mixed media/altered art, we love those rusty things !!!!

class mat_Textile
The material used to identified the type of textile weaving and fibre identification (cotton, silk, velvet, felt, wool and polyester)

We'll bring our children to attend a craft play this afternoon.

happy Saturday !!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Workshop : Little peek on class material

I've attended a 2-days-workshop in Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM), Kuala Lumpur.
IAMM with its technologically advance and scientifically equipped Conservation Centre (for paper, ceramic, textile and metal) since year 2003.

This is our class.

And the material supplied that we had on the table for the section 1 ~ Introduction to Book Binding Technique.
So excited to have the book binding class (I'll share a little bit more in the next post).

And for the afternoon section ......

The material used for Restoration on Ceramic Objects


Seems like we was in the laboratory...


And a secret bundle is given to every 'student'

Want to know what is inside ?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Street Art ~ Graffiti


Graffiti is one form of the street art.

Scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property.








The below photos was taken in year 2009 in one of car park at Jalan Hishamuddin.

And just notice that the wall been re-painted, all the graffiti image was now breath under the paint. .


Graffiti that incorporated the Malaysian tropical colours and traditional culture .




There are more and more graffiti here.


Knowledge in Arts Tour 2009 organised by the Young Muslim’s Project, in collaboration with the British Council, Malaysia. The focus of the Arts Segment will look at graffiti as a powerful mechanism for empowerment of youth culture.
Wish there will be another 'Knowledge in Arts Tour' for this year.

Some of the Malaysian Graffiti Artist ~ Bibichun, Jeng, They, The Kioue, Tha-B, Damis, Mile09, Poosad, A80S, Snozze, Skore, Spacemaggot, Burp, Vlt, Mistawhy, Germ, Some70, Pelat, Mist149, Suga52, Nas-el, Thespastick and Kangblablaa

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Meetup

Goal for the year !!

Goals that I set for myself (mostly extracted from the 101.1001 list) after 'graduated' from the Indie Biz 2.0.

Liz from Athena Dreams Design have a group called 'The Meetup" which is made up of entrepreneurs • artists • new business owners that gather {electronically} at the beginning of each month to post our goals, our hopes and our dreams for our businesses. The philosophy behind this gathering is that by putting our goals out there for others to see helps keep us accountable, and on our path. Additionally, getting some feedback from the others in the group and some needed "you can do its" can help to push us forward and get the things done that we know we need to do. Yes. Sometimes , I do need positive momentum.

Goal for April
1) Create the blog banner / header (done)
2) Learn & Create blog widget (plan to do more)

3) Brainstorm some ideas for etsy store

4) Editing pictures

5) Sidebar labels and links

6) Blog at rate 1 post per day
7) Make & bind 3 mini books (for swap)