Saturday, June 25, 2011

Snow White's apple.

Everytime I see a splash of red in a sea of monochrony, something in me screams 'Snow White!'. Of course when the red in question comes from an apple, there is almost no doubt what comes to mind.

If you think about it, there are many fairytales that are a lot darker than they appear. Much so like that famous lullaby 'Rockabye Baby', I've never liked how it ended. :(

 On to happier colors.

When you can't choose, don't. At least that saying applies here, those apples are well bitten into. These are miniature apples in 1/3 and 1/6 scale.

Blue eyes, blue skies.

Ai's doing a good job of balancing that apple, now just for someone to shoot an arrow right through it (the fruit!!). :)

I'll be listing the miniature apples on etsy and the independent store soon! Now it's time for a good Saturday dinner. :) Hope your weekend's going well!

P.S I know I've been working on large scales recently, due to TDA and post-TDA commisions. I'm not forsaking 1/12th though, it's just enriching to learn to sculpt in all scales. :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Doll Affair 2011

By 5pm on 18th June Saturday, I was a happy, overwhelmed and extremely sleepy woman.

Throughout the last three days leading up to TDA 2011, I was running very low on sleep, maximising my waking hours by sleeping late after midnight and waking up around 7am. However, I still did not have much stock to display at the event itself, but I blame that all on my crappy organising skills. :( 

I have loads to learn from my mom in that area, she was amazing when coordinating her biscuits sales during the crazy Chinese New Year period. But that's a different story for another time. :)

I didn't sleep a wink on Friday night, it felt surreal and slightly scary to be sculpting and see the sun fall and rise in a period of hours.
This was the set up of my booth at the event. I had to photoshop the sky backdrop to be wider to hide the event chairs and bags that were strewn about at the back. Whoops.

I felt the turnout at the event was pretty good, although it did start to dwindle down around midday. Especially when people were settling down with their buys and having little photoshoots around the event hall. :)

Sadly I only had photos of my own booth as I didn't get a chance to walk around much at the other stalls. :( So much for lugging that heavy canon 550 to the event.

Due to the little stock I had, I decided to conduct my sales in a preorder fashion instead and use the booth display as a showcase instead. To encourage intererested buyers to confirm their orders with me at the event, I gave them a 10% discount and free shipping. :) 

Thank you for all the support, you should be receiving all the confirmation mails in your mailboxes by now! :)


That's JY at the back, he was sporting an eyepatch from an eye operation just a week before. Thanks for accompanying me. :) And thank you my dearest babu, for heading down to help and bringing me gongcha, which was a lifesaver during those hungry last hours. :)


Whims, I don't know if you're reading this but here's your lovely dollhouse! It fits perfectly as a dollhouse for Ai. :) 

And it's amazing how things fall into place sometimes in life. I bought this cute bicycle from overseas a few years back as a surprise gift for JY, never knowing it'll come into use as a booth prop one day. :) 

There were so many people asking me where I bought it, and I was struggling to remember the country. It's Kuching, Malaysia!

The last TDA was 2 years ago, and I must say it just keeps getting better. I had a lot of fun chatting with the lovely people who dropped by my booth (some of whom I've not gotten their names, please leave a note here if you see this!), somehow TDA just attracts the nicest people. Some of the things they said about my works made me blush furiously, and I could only thank them profusely for their kindness. :)

Also, to all those who were photographing the booth and Ai, thank you. It put a smile to my face, knowing my efforts would be preserved in frozen digital memory. :)

Thank you to the organisers, read from Cindy's blog that it's a 2-women team this year, wow! Kudos, Jamie (thank you for coming back for those chips too), and Sharon! :))

Hope to see you at the next TDA, and I'm glad to be able to wind down and get my life back on track for now. :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

I'm toast.

Sometimes I get so carried away, I forget to stop and think about what I'm doing.

This time, it was toast. I started making a loaf of toast (toasts?), and by the end of the day I had a whole basketful of them.


Just don't ask me what I'm going to do with them. I was going to leave half of them as white bread but I was on an unstoppable roll with my dark brown pastels.

I know I can spread jam or butter on them, but I'm hoping to leave them less covered so that I don't waste my efforts in texturing and shading. Suggestions? :)