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Snapshots from Instagram

Photo Caption from @katrinaalana: This piece by artist Keng Lye called Kopi-O-ctopi (available at $9,416) is made from acrylic and resin painted layer by layer to look hyper realistic and appear 3D. If you’re in Orchard, drop by at the @keeperssg pop up store in front of H&M to see his work. A must-see for art lovers!

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Snapshots from Instagram

Photo Caption from @katrinaalana: This is just the water well at the Peranakan Mansion. Imagine what the rest of the house looks like. This place is a must see in Georgetown.

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Snapshots from Instagram

Photo Caption from @katrinaalana: Would you like to join the second leg of the Yellowren Arts Festival in Singapore as an artist or crafter who will exhibit, sell and conduct a workshop and bring arts to the Seletar community? Contact jeremy@yellowren.com to sign-up.

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Animals and Cheesy Puns Exhibit

I’m so excited to join my first exhibit in Tokyo next month. This is a big milestone for me as an artist. I’ve been busy thinking of concepts and drafting illustrations for the past few weeks. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the exhibit in person due to some pressing commitments here in Singapore. This whole situation is just so heart-wrenching for me.

Drawing the design drafts

“Between Us” is organized by the brilliant people at Yellowren Productions. The theme focuses on showcasing connections not just with people but also with our environment. We met Joyce, Jeremy and Allan and we got to know more about their work and initiatives. I encourage to visit their website and Facebook page to get to know more about the wonderful work that they do.

Working on a piece featuring a cheesy bear

I wanted my work to communicate a few things. My pieces for this exhibit had to showcase something personal to me, something that at first glance could immediately show the theme “Between Us”, something that spoke about our relationship to our environment. 

Working on the lettering

My collection is called “Animals and Cheesy Puns” since it is dedicated to my ultra-supportive husband, Lex, who loves animals and lettering. Without him I would not be the creative person I am today. I’ve come to appreciate cheesy jokes and puns only because of him.

A finished piece called "My Deer"

My deer

The cheesy puns add a humorous spin to the anthropomorphism of the animals. The choice of using pyrography on wood was made to remind us of how we are affecting the environment. We are quickly burning through the resources of this planet. We need to make a more conscious effort to adapt more environment friendly practices in our lives.

My finished pieces

My finished pieces

I’m very grateful for the opportunity of display my work together with other amazing artists. To learn more about the exhibit and other artists showing their work for “Between Us” go to Yellowren’s website.

Yellowren Productions

  • Website: www.yellowren.com
  • Address: 577 Yishun Ring Road, Singapore 768693
  • Email: info@yellowren.com

Yellowren Arts Festival 2014 (Tokyo & Singapore) – Between Us

  • Location: Design Festa Gallery
  • Date: May 2-7, 2014 (Friday – Wednesday)
  • Address: East Building, 150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingu-Mae 3-20-2
  • Telephone: 03-3479-1442
  • Email: info@designfestagallery.com

Overjoyed Store

We were in the Bugis area yesterday and we decided to drop by at Overjoyed Store to buy some art supplies. I bought my Rhodia notebooks here the last time and I needed to get a sketchbook since I want to take up urban sketching with watercolor.

Head to the basement for the entrance to the shop

This art supply shop is about 10-15 minutes away from Bugis MRT and it is located at Golden Wall Centre, which is after the La Salle campus, if you’re walking from Bugis.

Art workshop in progress at the first level of the shop

It’s a bit out of the way to get there but it is definitely worth it since they do sell some specialty products that can only be found in their shop.

Rhodia notebooks are great for practicing calligraphy

You can get calligraphy supplies here. I like how you’re welcome to ask questions and how friendly the staff are.

Overjoyed Store

  • Operating hours: Mondays to Fridays 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM and Saturdays 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM
  • Website: http://www.overjoyed.com.sg/
  • Address: 89 Short Street, #B1-08 Golden Wall Centre, Singapore 188216
  • Telephone: +65 6333 9776
  • Email: sales@overjoyed.com.sg

Guest Post: Valentine’s Gift Guide by Heidi

As Valentine’s Day is approaching it can be difficult to come up with gift ideas for your loved one or friends. And there is no better place to look for gifts than from the handmade community on Etsy. Here are some fabulous Valentine’s Etsy finds for all different types of Valentines.

Cards for your secret or not so secret Valentine.

via elSage

via elSage

via Letter Happy

via The Wallaroo

Fun Valentine’s for school.

via Jojo Bean Designs

via Write With Moxie

via kraze4paper

You can’t forget about jewelry for your Valentine, and there’s plenty of it!

via All Beta

via Dianth USA

via Glorious Girl Jewelry

Personalized gifts are a fabulous way of showing that you’ve really thought about your Valentine.

via Merriweather Council

via Lulu and Jayne

via One Reverie

via Oh Louise Designs

And if you still haven’t found the right gift for your valentine, hopefully this will give you a starting point! Happy Valentine’s Day to all!