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Figure Drawing Reprise, Feel The Form.

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The world is round or rather the world is flat as coined by Thomas Friedman. I got to know about White Canvas Gallery from an acquaintance that I met in 2003. This gallery engages in various different kinds of art exhibits and activities. The recent Tiong Bahru sketching activity was refreshing and intriguing way to know about our historical estate.

For those keen on life drawing, there’s 2 sessions coming up! Local artist Tung Yue Nang will be leading two sessions on nude figure drawing. You can sign up here.

Or you can have some fun at  Dr Sketchy’s sessions too!  As I was writing this, Audran Guerad (the chief organiser) just fired a Facebook update that he is heading for greener pastures in Shanghai! Shocking news. A new coordinator is now  wanted! Any interested parties??

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September 30, 2010 at 9:16 pm

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Seize The Day, Had You?

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This canvas painting caught my eye.  The subjects and painting techniques. That’s where I discover Space Encounter. Mid-century Scandinavian furniture meets with Pop Asia. Reminds me of Shanghai Tang’s boutique shop thou. Folks keen for unique blend of cultures, take a peep into their website or join their facebook.

Spring is in the season, as Kikki.K spotted. This Australian store is quick to open another store at Tampines Mall, Singapore after it’s flagship store at Ion Orchard, Singapore. I am simply mesmerized by the  beautiful pieces where it made stationery pretty and functional. I marveled at their thought processes. Especially their 3am book. Awesome thoughts behind it.

Stepping into their new store, brings a forsaken dream alive. I received a beautiful illustrated bookmark when I was 15.  It was themed around friendships. Later I discovered they had a whole series of stationery line. I remembered having a shared dream of starting a stationery business. Creating quality products with meaningful pretty illustrations. Back then, such concept niche shops are a rare.

I’m happy to be owning another piece of notebook (yet to buy, but possibility is high!), and it shall be a constant reminder to quickly seize the many dreams I weaved. Carpe diem!

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September 28, 2010 at 10:14 pm

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DSLR Wannabes, Oh Please!

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Either the DSLRs are getting real cheap in Singapore or the propensity of consumerism had simply shifted our utility curve. I get easily disgusted with folks treating DSLRs like a Point-and-Shoot camera.  I once saw a young lady using her DSLR to take a self shot (like how we would do it with our mobile phones). I wonder, how does a DSLR fits the needs of the many cam whores out there?

Each wedding I attended, there bound to be at least 3-5 DSLR hovering around. That excludes the engaged professional bridal photographer, mind you. Last Saturday, I saw 3 sets at my friend’s wedding.  I took this shot with Canon G11, a pro-consumer camera. Decent machine. Love it’s compactness and yet  meeting my demands. Shutter speed wise, I shall not ask for too much.

Oh yah, I forgot to add. Doesn’t my friend look super sweet here? She’s such a gorgeous pretty bride!

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September 27, 2010 at 10:44 pm

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Timberland Earth Keeper 2010 Tee-Shirt Design

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Saw this in today’s dailies. Timberland seeking entries for Tee-Shirt design. Thou I am not a fan of Hong Kong artiste Wong Leehom, something fun that you can participate to support the green initiative.

Visit event website here.

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September 27, 2010 at 10:30 pm

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Overly Photoshop Image Makes You Wonder

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When I first look at it, wow, one of the amazing Asian people going about their daily routines. Then I paused again.

Either the pictures were badly exposed, photoshop or something. It just looks unnatural.

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September 13, 2010 at 9:05 pm

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Meet the Pretty Wooden Laptop Case, Just For Mac.

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Pretty isn’t it? Lined with leather finishing and definitely much nicer/sturdier than those neoprene lappy sleeves. Get yours here.

I wonder what’s the weight of the box plus our lovely Mac thou. This reminds me of my oil painting box.  Defying gravity pulls can be quite a chore for a little petite woman. Men too, I guess.

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September 12, 2010 at 7:56 pm

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I Love Notebooks. Paper and Pencils Works Better for me.

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I love pretty notebooks that either have good finishing or unique designs. I have plenty of such stashed at home.  Ah. I am just one sucker for notebooks.  This series is under PageOne with 4 different expressions. I bought the version of “Humdrum Today, Witty Tomorrow” on Friday.

I also accidentally stumbled upon this pugilist’s look alike kungfu manual notebook that the Chinese readers of Jin Yong will be familiar with. Thou pricey at SGD6.50, I decided to get one for myself! A quick google search- wow, they have an amazing 33 titles to choose from!


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September 12, 2010 at 7:34 pm

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