Pretty Petals

Since I’m in the right mind and mood to blog, might as well I posted something here before the feeling pass on to other things like blog hop or streaming bunch of series online. And God knows when I’ll get back to posting anything good in here. Not that this will be amazing but hey…. I’m here, alive and kicking and I’m sharing something. All is good.

I am currently on my replacement leaves after 10 days of working nonstop. Yup. I was working through the last weekend and I dont usually like to take the replacement leaves immediately. I like to keep it for longer holidays because I like my days to be well planned, but I’m too knackered. So here I am at home and contemplating if I should go to Mom’s for a free meal or not.

And before I decide on anything, I’m sharing this. These were done with watercolor pencils and I’ve posted it before. I’ve finally scanned these and made a few enhancement digitally to brighten up the colors. So here are better, clearer pictures of my “Pretty Petals”. (Oh hey… something that’s finished. Good job, girl!) hehe Thanks.

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Pretty Petals – Iris. Watercolor pencils on Glitter Card stock paper and digitally enhanced with Adobe Photoshop CS6

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Pretty Petals – Lily. Watercolor pencils on Glitter Card stock paper digitally enhanced with Adobe Photoshop CS6

Ok decided. I’m heading to Mom’s for the free lunch. I don’t know why I took too long to decide. It’s like the easiest decision y estoy siendo estúpido. Tsk tsk.

Bye, love.

New Prints

Oh wow.. how long was I not here? Too long? Yeah. That seems like the right specific amount of time that I have not been updating anything in here. hehehe

So to commemorate my return to the world’s wonder of blogging (really? no, not really), here are some prints that I’m planning to put it out there. In case whoever is interested to get the prints, email me at bahijah[at]gmail.com. I’ll fill in the details of these prints there.

These are digital illustrations of my ‘skyscrapers and buildings’ series. I do plan to have more towers, building and monuments in this series. Started this series on 2nd April 2014, so this will definitely be a growing series. Why digital illustration? Because I’m still working (yeah……) and having a very limited time and space (yup, still in the same living arrangement since I started this blog) only gives me the option to do elaborate artworks through the digital media. It’s fuss free and still gives me the platform for my creative ideas to flow through.

Cheers. Print Print PrintTill the next update, please don’t hold your breath and drink more water. Lots of love. Me.

Paper 53

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Have you heard about Paper53 app from the apple appstore?

I’ve heard about it long before, but since my 1st gen of iPad cannot support the latest version of the said application, I never really had the chance to fully utilized it. And finally when the husband decided that he wanted an iPad mini for his birthday (from yours truly) and downloaded the app into it,  I’ve been hooked to it ever since. I even managed to persuade the dear darling into buying a stylus just because I wanted it for this app.

Here is  what I have achieved with it.

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I have a few instagram videos of me using the app but I could not figure out how to embed the videos on to this post and (in away) kinda lazy too. So here is the link —- *click*

Happiness is just a one app purchased away (or in this case, a set of brushes/pen and a gradient tool which cost me 9USD) hehehehe

Still Alive and Kicking

I haven’t been abandoning this ship yet. Not that I’m planning to, dont worry. Anyway here are the sketches I did since my last update.

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Told you I haven’t fall off the wagon. I am a firm believer of  “practice makes perfect”.

Ok that’s it. I dont have anything to talk about right now. I’m not really in the mood of sharing lately. I’m partly hormonal and partly emotional most of the time. But that is just me being a girl.

May you have an awesome day. Cheers.

Sketching it up to date

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A Sketch A Day Project: over the long weekend

I picked the pencil and bought a new drawing pad. I think I’m all set to get back on track with my A Sketch A Day project. Nah.. I’m not going to even try to catch up with the number of days I’ve missed out. Too much pressure that will leads to Discouraged Napping. I need to stay positive. Unlucky for the husband, the way of me staying positive is by spending. But heyyyy.. whatever floats my boat. *winks*

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On the greener side of the story, here are my successful little buds of herbs. 2 out of the 4 seed packs I bought finally came to life while the other two… well failed to make any appearance from day 1 . These are the Oregano and Thyme. Planted Thyme 7 days after Oregano hence the difference in the growing process. I got green fingers yaw’ll *shows fingers literally covered in green paints*

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Turning pages.

I have been catching up with my reading. A lot of it. So far, I’ve finish reading “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (I immediately watch the movie too right after reading the book and caught myself listening to the song Hero by The Wallflowers a lot), Life of Pi, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson and currently reading Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. It’s part of my thirty before 30 list and while I’m in the mood of reading, why stop now?

Hence the very little time spent with pencil and papers. That and I am constantly on the move right now. Been packing in and out of my trusty leather brown suitcase for the past 2 weeks both for work and personal. But I did try to squeeze in some sketches whenever I get some time at the office or at home. Here are the “some” sketches.

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No colors. Been planning to though. For the first 2. Planning of doing a sketch up with watercolor on a series of pin up girls. I drew them in a A2 sized 360gsm grained watercolor papers. Oh well. Every great thing starts with a plan, right? The last 2 were quick sketch ups at the office on A4 sized glitter card stock papers. Other than that, here is a peek of what my new project looks like. I’m transferring my doodles on sets of crockery with gold ink.

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1 Set contains 6 of flat plates, smaller flat plates, half bowls and smaller bowls. All will be hand drawn with individual patterns.So no plates is the same. Now all I need to do is to bake these porcelains so the color stays.

I’ll be putting these babies out for auction later.

So till my next entry, I’m sending out millions of X’es and O’es your way. May you have a great day.

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