500 Colored Pencils: Fun

Last week, I received a surprise present in the mail. It was a set of the Felissimo coloured pencils, more specifically the FUN set. Oh boy! I was giddy and excited to try these out. I actually knew of these Felissimo coloured pencils years and years ago when I walked into the shop in Beijing….

DIY + Recycled Watercolour Set Tutorial

These days my head is filled with wanting to get more watercolours as part of my EDC (everyday carry) but haven’t been able to find the ‘right’ one apart from the Peerless watercolors I already have in my Traveler’s Notebook. Until I found these small clear containers on Taobao, but the coordinating case for it was still…

Art Journal | Get Messy Season 8: Messy Lists Part 4

Sharing my pages for the GetMessy Messy List part 4. Somehow this set of prompts got me quite inspired to do quickly (unfortunately it took me a while to get this post out). I think it is also to do with having a smaller area to play with and getting most background done before putting…

Art Journal | Get Messy Season 8: Messy Lists Part 3

This blogpost is way way way overdue. My pages for the Get Messy Messy Lists #3 and #4 were done some time ago but somehow time went in a blur and kept forgetting to take photos of them for this post. So finally, I’m sharing my Messy List #3 here below. Thank you for looking.

Art Journal | Get Messy Season 8: Messy Lists Part 2

So far so good with keeping up with the Get Messy art journal Messy Lists challenge. I’m enjoying the time spent in the evenings to make my pages. One thing I have noticed though is that I realised I spent more time than needed on these pages… I seem to have reverted back into “over…

#foxandwatercolour Watercolour Challenge: April (Part 1)

When I saw this challenge on Instagram, I immediately jumped at the chance to get my watercolours out and try the challenge. I was also quite ecstatic to hear the positive ‘yes!’ I got from my colleagues when I brought up the subject with them joining this challenge. All hands on deck! Just amazing and…

Art Journal | Get Messy Season 8: Messy Lists Part 1

It’s Season 8 of the Get Messy art journal challenge. Last year I ended up only getting up to Season 2 and 3 because my full-time work got too hectic. And I also realise that I seem to overthink my pages and spent too much time visualising how it will look which in the end,…

Rediscovering my love for watercolours

Back in college, I used watercolour a lot and used it solely on the advertisement artworks we had to submit for our thesis. This was the time when no one owned computers let alone learned to use one. I love the washes and layers I can do with it. Then I went to Nankai University…

Pocket Letters

Have you heard about latest ‘craze’ with Pocket Letters, started by Janette Lane? There is a lot of posts on IG about this. I’ve only stumbled upon this a couple months ago and have had the pleasure of swapping with a couple partners on the Pocket Letter Pals site. Unfortunately I was too excited to…

Art Journaling | Get Messy Season of Brave

For some strange reason, I was stuck on the Season of Brave of the Get Messy Art Journal prompts. I think a lot to do with  having too many ideas and not knowing how to start. Starting late, I ended up doing was doing the prompts in random order, whichever prompt was easy for me to…

Art Journaling | Get Messy Season of Love [Prompts 4, 5 and 6]

The last in the series for the Season of Love from the Get Messy Art Journal project , I finally managed to finish these pages. Always I end up starting and walking away from these unfinished because I get stuck about how to go about it. Not to mention some of the prompts brings out…

Art Journaling | Get Messy Season of Love [Prompts 2 and 3]

Another set of pages from my Get Messy Art Journal prompts which revolves on the topic: Season of Love. Prompt set #2 This spread is a several layers of paint and elements adhered, stapled or sewn down to the page. I initially thought of filling the entire page with names only to find out that I had already…