Month: February 2016

From Japan with Love

This is by far one of my most favorite mail from March 2015. It came in while I was offline so I wasn’t able to post it on Instagram and on my blog but I did take the photos and this deserves to be posted even when it is quite late. I truly love everything that she’s put in. Kinda scary that she knows me already and what my likes are. And this is a printed card from her IG showing the 2014 Holiday card and paper cuts that I’ve sent her way. So sweet. Really. Thank you Pinky. ໒( ♥ ◡ ♥ )७.

Happy Mail from Malayisa

One of my Malaysian friends surprised me again with this wonderful mail. She is quite a creative girl in her own way and I always get excited when I receive a mail from her especially when I see so many interesting stamps on the envelope. This set of stamps are just perfect for my topical collections under flowers and post boxes. ​​ On left are postboxes of Melaka Bandaraya Bersejah & Bukit Bendera and on right is of Pulau Pinang Bunga Kertas & Bunga Allamanda. She also sent me postcards since she knows that I collect them. On left is of Chang-er, the goddess of the moon which according to Chinese folk lore became a goddess after drinking the elixir of life. Apparently as she’s written at the back of the card that there’s also a bunny on the moon to keep her company. Oh, I love bunnies. On right is an interesting postcard of a shop house otherwise known in Malaysia as “Georgetown” and is listed as one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. She …

Art Planner-Journal 2016: Week 4 and 5

I haven’t been doing much art since I came back from my retreat. I feel like I was fully saturated after doing that 14 art days. So, I trusted my instinct because there was a point when I just wanted to walk away from everything. I needed to remember that we are here to construct and deconstruct and that everything in the universe needs the balance of its complement. It’s a yin and a yang. When I want to create, I create. When I want to stop, I stop. On one of those days when I was asking a lot of questions, I forced myself anyway into creating these two mini art cards. Here’s a peek and a very quick walk-thru. I created two at a time, both sides which I often do. First, I cut pictures and words form a Buddhism magazine. I cut scrapbook papers to 2.5 x 3.5 inches (standard to artist trading cards). Added some texture by painting them using brayer. I glued on the pictures and words. Added more texture …

Happy Mail Days from My Hollandse Friends

So many things in life can bring me joy, snail mail friends is one of them and happy to be able to connect to these same minded people and because of them, October was a very happy mail month for me. I received so many pretty mails and found in them the most unexpected gifts. Here’s what I am talking about. Two different mails from two of my Holland friends. Dutch people just so you’ll know have a soft spot in my heart and they know why. This first mail is from Chanou in Utrecht. Now, you understand why these things make me so happy. This mail art, as you can see was made with so much care, love and thoughts of me. Just the kind of mail art that I honestly want to get so often and this is one of the few that I happen to just love. The stamps, the colors and the doodles — they are just perfect. Anybody who has been exchanging mails with me for a while now knows that …

Art Planner-Journal 2016

Hello everyone! I am back, well, almost. I am still trying to process everything that I’ve learned from the art retreat and also slowly getting a hold of my normal life. But let me start my first 2016 post here with a few photos of my 2016 art planner-journal and on how I organized it. I decided to use two planners this year. One for my art projects and the other for work/biz related plans and ideas, but for today I will be sharing the art planner where I will also be documenting bits of my 2016. Here, I used a 2 inch kraft binder by Simply Stories and I like how thick it is and it came with pages and clear pockets. I also picked up their 52 weekly pages pack and another pack of their yearly cover and overview pages which also came with thick kraft chipboards and decided I use them as quarterly divider. I love how spacious and pretty the pages are. And everything was on sale from Michaels when the year …