Monday, March 23, 2015

A belated birthday, and thank you Mr Lee.

The past weekend, was happily spent with family and friends celebrating my birthday.

Blew out a lot of birthday candles, not unlike the miniature ones I'm showing here. This is an old work (kudos to you if you recognise it!) that I've hand sculpted. And they are TINY.

Let me show you.

Making the wick was crazy, lol.

However, when I woke up this morning (Monday), I saw that my Facebook feed (and every other social media) was flooded with tributes and teary messages to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who had passed on earlier at 3.18am.


It was not a surprise, as he had been seriously ill for some time. But still, the air of grief is present definitely in our country. Below is what I wrote in my Instagram.

This morning, our nation's founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, passed on. 

I will not pretend to be any less uninformed of politics that I honestly am, and I don't think I can even confidently state the many political achievements of Mr Lee.

This however, does not undermine the immense respect I have for this great man, for his legendary contributions to the beautiful country I have grown up in. 
The current comforts I enjoy (safety, hygiene, education), and the possibility of being able to thrive as a full time miniature food sculptor, all of these have to be attributed to Mr Lee Kuan Yew's lifelong work in politics.

Thank you Mr Lee, and I will continue learning from your extraordinary strengths, and do my part, in his son's words, "to build on his foundations, strive for his ideals and keep Singapore exceptional and successful for many years to come." 


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Surprise Workshop Mission!

Some day last year, I received an email from Junda who wanted a private craft party for his fiance Bellina. Bellina is in love with miniatures, specifically food miniatures, so it was perfect that he found me and AiClay! :D

A few emails later, we had a surprise party all ready on 8 Nov 2014, for the beautiful lady.

She was all smiles during the workshop, actually they both were. :) The hours sped by, and here are some shots of her doing the necessary photoshoot of their completed works after every AiClay workshop.

Junda also joined in during the workshop, and he actually made that miniature double deck sandwich! While Bellina went super creative and made two adorable cupcakes.

All of them were made into necklaces for the lady. ;)

Thank you for coming for the workshop, you two! I really enjoyed hanging out with you guys, and I really hope that you two will remember that day crafting together for a long time to come. :)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A small frappucinno to go. Tiny please, thank you.

I'm baaaaaacckkkk. 

After some persuasion from my partner JY who has had enough of looking at cafe cakes and waffles whenever he pops into the blog, I have decided. That I will restart my engine for blogging.

Vroooommmm. Hehe.

Okay here goes. It will be crazy for me to put up all the backdated photos, so I'm going to start with the newest miniature work.

It's a tiny frappucinno! It's also available in the store.

Or iced blended coffee, just to avoid any copyright situations ahem.

I made this using a photo of a Starbucks drinks as reference, but after much research I still can't figure out what is the exact name of this drink. 

The closest I have so far is the Zebra drink in Starbucks' secret menu? Any help here, guys?

I made the straw (yes it's hollow!) and the cup as well. And also designed the logo for AiClay Coffee.

Posted a photo of the WIP process on Instagram when I was designing it in Photoshop, and someone commented 'AiClaybucks'. Teeheehee.

Alright, an unzoomed photo now! 

I'll be back with more photos and stories of my works, catch up with you all later.