Posts Tagged: TAD

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Day 27: Back to watercolor

Yesterday I went for coffee/advice with my friend Caroline who’s a great watercolor painter that inspire me a lot. I really admire her talent and her freestyle-style and figured I could learn a lot from her. And I did. I

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Day 27: Back to watercolor

Yesterday I went for coffee/advice with my friend Caroline who’s a great watercolor painter that inspire me a lot. I really admire her talent and her freestyle-style and figured I could learn a lot from her. And I did. I

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Day 26: More dog doodles

This one started as a total fail… the now-carpet was supposed to be the body but I added the head as it is now… only to realize how bad my proportions were. So I improvised and change the ginormous body

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Day 26: More dog doodles

This one started as a total fail… the now-carpet was supposed to be the body but I added the head as it is now… only to realize how bad my proportions were. So I improvised and change the ginormous body

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Day 25: Dog doodle

I wanted to practice my doodling today, I know it’ll help with my painting. So this is my adorable pup, Nina. I didn’t pick the easiest pose of hers to draw, but it turned out alright, for a first. I

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Day 25: Dog doodle

I wanted to practice my doodling today, I know it’ll help with my painting. So this is my adorable pup, Nina. I didn’t pick the easiest pose of hers to draw, but it turned out alright, for a first. I

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Day 22: some doodles and a tree

Still testing… and while I was playing with greens, I decided to give a shot a painting a tree. I don’t HATE it.

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Day 22: some doodles and a tree

Still testing… and while I was playing with greens, I decided to give a shot a painting a tree. I don’t HATE it.

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Day 21: Ze moon

I’ve been doodling a lot but this is my first real ‘piece’ in a few days. I got inspired by one of Ai WeiWei latest projects: www.moonmoonmoonmoon.com : did you guys add your doodle or thought yet? I made the moon with

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Day 21: Ze moon

I’ve been doodling a lot but this is my first real ‘piece’ in a few days. I got inspired by one of Ai WeiWei latest projects: www.moonmoonmoonmoon.com : did you guys add your doodle or thought yet? I made the moon with

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Day 13: Koi

Pretty happy with the water effect… not so much with the black outlines… Think I liked it better without. Gonna try to catch up with day 14 tonight!  

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Day 13: Koi

Pretty happy with the water effect… not so much with the black outlines… Think I liked it better without. Gonna try to catch up with day 14 tonight!  

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Day 12: late > never

    A bit late, but I should be able to catch up later for Day #13. So this one is a bit better background and shade wise… I still need to work out how to add the details for

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Day 12: late > never

    A bit late, but I should be able to catch up later for Day #13. So this one is a bit better background and shade wise… I still need to work out how to add the details for

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Day 11: the battle against backgrounds

Urrrrrrrgh I don’t understand how to work my backgrounds and shadows in watercolor… the only positive thing in today’s ‘thing’, is that there is a SLIGHT improvement in my shadows…   Oh, and my new ink supplies, that I can’t

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Day 11: the battle against backgrounds

Urrrrrrrgh I don’t understand how to work my backgrounds and shadows in watercolor… the only positive thing in today’s ‘thing’, is that there is a SLIGHT improvement in my shadows…   Oh, and my new ink supplies, that I can’t

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Day 10: Fruit study

Today I worked on fruits! Kindda love that blueberry :)

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Day 10: Fruit study

Today I worked on fruits! Kindda love that blueberry :)

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Day 9: Floral, 1st attempt

Ouchers… this was hard. I tend to be very controlled with my drawings and paintings and I wanted to try something a bit more… freestyle? I think I got it OK for the flowers but the leaves/greens need A LOT

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Day 9: Floral, 1st attempt

Ouchers… this was hard. I tend to be very controlled with my drawings and paintings and I wanted to try something a bit more… freestyle? I think I got it OK for the flowers but the leaves/greens need A LOT

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Day 8: Progress at last!

Far from perfect, but it’s encouraging to know I’m starting to understand how to work this paint! I didn’t dare venture in a background and/or shadow for fear of ruining it. Maybe tomorrow :)

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Day 8: Progress at last!

Far from perfect, but it’s encouraging to know I’m starting to understand how to work this paint! I didn’t dare venture in a background and/or shadow for fear of ruining it. Maybe tomorrow :)

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Day 7 : Back to watercolor w/ Lumpy Space Princess

Back to watercolor! I’m a huge LSP fan so I decided to give her a go :) Still trying to understand how to work the watercolor, but at least my shadow is better than my first. Improvement = me happy. Oh,

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Day 7 : Back to watercolor w/ Lumpy Space Princess

Back to watercolor! I’m a huge LSP fan so I decided to give her a go :) Still trying to understand how to work the watercolor, but at least my shadow is better than my first. Improvement = me happy. Oh,

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Day 6: Potato Print Painting

Today I took a break from watercolor and did something I haven’t done since I was 5 years old; potato painting! I used sweet potatoes and acrylic paint for this and I love the effect, especially with black paint. I

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Day 6: Potato Print Painting

Today I took a break from watercolor and did something I haven’t done since I was 5 years old; potato painting! I used sweet potatoes and acrylic paint for this and I love the effect, especially with black paint. I

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Day #6 : Ravellenics Shawl N°2

This is my swatch for shawl no.2 :) The yarn is the same kind as the first shawl, only it’s in pale lavender. I used miyuki seed beads in amethyst lined crystal AB. This combination is what usually found on

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Day #6 : Ravellenics Shawl N°2

This is my swatch for shawl no.2 :) The yarn is the same kind as the first shawl, only it’s in pale lavender. I used miyuki seed beads in amethyst lined crystal AB. This combination is what usually found on

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Day Five: “Paper Craft Critters”

One theme I’m trying to stick with during this year’s Thing-A-Day challenge is paper crafts.  Another more unofficial theme is “Pinterest projects I’ve wanted to try a long time, but haven’t yet…until Thing-A-Day!” This time, Macula Art’s downloadable templates.  Find

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Day Five: “Paper Craft Critters”

One theme I’m trying to stick with during this year’s Thing-A-Day challenge is paper crafts.  Another more unofficial theme is “Pinterest projects I’ve wanted to try a long time, but haven’t yet…until Thing-A-Day!” This time, Macula Art’s downloadable templates.  Find

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Day 5: Watercolor Part 2

So here’s take two at attempting a watercolor painting. This time, I tried it with outlines-ish. I didn’t like working with a gel pen for this, but I like the potential of the look so I think I’m gonna get

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Day 5: Watercolor Part 2

So here’s take two at attempting a watercolor painting. This time, I tried it with outlines-ish. I didn’t like working with a gel pen for this, but I like the potential of the look so I think I’m gonna get

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Day #5 : Ravellenics Shawl N°1

This year is the first time i participate in Ravelry’s Ravellenics Games. What is ravellenics games? well, if you want to know a little about it, there’s a short explanation of it on my personal page. I decided to enter

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Day #5 : Ravellenics Shawl N°1

This year is the first time i participate in Ravelry’s Ravellenics Games. What is ravellenics games? well, if you want to know a little about it, there’s a short explanation of it on my personal page. I decided to enter

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Day #4 : and the test knit continue..

this is the progress i got on day #4 not even close to finish the first half…and to think i have another 2 new shawls coming for this year ravelry’s ravellenics games.. what a busy,busy month! (>_<)

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Day #4 : and the test knit continue..

this is the progress i got on day #4 not even close to finish the first half…and to think i have another 2 new shawls coming for this year ravelry’s ravellenics games.. what a busy,busy month! (>_<)

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Day 4: Watermelon vs Watercolor

So I just found out about Thing-a-Day a few days ago and I HAD TO get in on the action. I’m just getting started today and since I’m not sure I can catch up with days 1,2 and 3, I’m

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Day 4: Watermelon vs Watercolor

So I just found out about Thing-a-Day a few days ago and I HAD TO get in on the action. I’m just getting started today and since I’m not sure I can catch up with days 1,2 and 3, I’m

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Day Three: “Book #4 for the Eldest”

A few years ago, I attended an art journal seminar where I learned to make my own art journal from common materials such as cardboard, duct tape, paper, and string—a lesson that has proven to be quite handy. I made

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Day Three: “Book #4 for the Eldest”

A few years ago, I attended an art journal seminar where I learned to make my own art journal from common materials such as cardboard, duct tape, paper, and string—a lesson that has proven to be quite handy. I made

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Day #03 : working on 2nd test-knit project

Here’s the progress of my 2nd test knit today : still long way to go, hopefully i could finish this on time..

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Day #03 : working on 2nd test-knit project

Here’s the progress of my 2nd test knit today : still long way to go, hopefully i could finish this on time..

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Day Two: “Upcycled TP Rolls = Wall Art”

  So, I must admit this is not my original idea—I only wish to be so creative and original.  (Thankful for Pinterest and the flood of inspiration that comes from it).  Here is the site from which the original idea

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Day Two: “Upcycled TP Rolls = Wall Art”

  So, I must admit this is not my original idea—I only wish to be so creative and original.  (Thankful for Pinterest and the flood of inspiration that comes from it).  Here is the site from which the original idea

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Day #02 : First Test-Knit project, Done!

My first time doing a tes-knit for a knit designer. It’s a crescent-shape lace shawl and on this picture i was just finished the last row of the pattern before bind-off. It’s really fun participating in the test with other

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Day #02 : First Test-Knit project, Done!

My first time doing a tes-knit for a knit designer. It’s a crescent-shape lace shawl and on this picture i was just finished the last row of the pattern before bind-off. It’s really fun participating in the test with other

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Day #01 : Documenting My First Shawl of 2014

This one was knitted late december last year but i could only finished it around mid january this year. Because i’ve been busy with other things and several knitting projects as well, i could only do the blocking process at

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Day #01 : Documenting My First Shawl of 2014

This one was knitted late december last year but i could only finished it around mid january this year. Because i’ve been busy with other things and several knitting projects as well, i could only do the blocking process at

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Preparing for Feb ’14

I’ve been gathering together materials to get going for TAD2014. I have had a stampmaker for a few years now and only attempted to use it once (with a ready prepared template) so I’d like to try and make a

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Preparing for Feb ’14

I’ve been gathering together materials to get going for TAD2014. I have had a stampmaker for a few years now and only attempted to use it once (with a ready prepared template) so I’d like to try and make a

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My T-A-D 2013 :)

  just want to show you a collective images of my 1st ever TAD. can’t believe i finally able to finish this awesome project, though to be honest there were some low and uninspired moments during those days. but doing

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My T-A-D 2013 :)

  just want to show you a collective images of my 1st ever TAD. can’t believe i finally able to finish this awesome project, though to be honest there were some low and uninspired moments during those days. but doing

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Day #28 : Two Tones Slippers, Done!

The slippers is done! so happy with the final result, mom loves it very much. a great day to finished my T-A-D 2013 :)

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Day #28 : Two Tones Slippers, Done!

The slippers is done! so happy with the final result, mom loves it very much. a great day to finished my T-A-D 2013 :)

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Day 28: Montage of Completions, or Not

 For this last day of TAD, I decided to bring together everything I’ve completed this month, and everything I haven’t. The happy news is that I completed 2 crocheted scarves, a needlepoint cell phone case, 2 heart-shaped pom-poms, a Valentine and envelope, a spool-knitted teddy bear,

Montage of Completions

Day 28: Montage of Completions, or Not

 For this last day of TAD, I decided to bring together everything I’ve completed this month, and everything I haven’t. The happy news is that I completed 2 crocheted scarves, a needlepoint cell phone case, 2 heart-shaped pom-poms, a Valentine and envelope, a spool-knitted teddy bear,

two-tones slippers for mom :)

Day #27 : Left Slipper, done!

i’ve done the left one, and it fits mom’s feet perfectly. this will be ‘a prototype’ model for making the Right-slipper, i only need to change the position of the button and its loop.

two-tones slippers for mom :)

Day #27 : Left Slipper, done!

i’ve done the left one, and it fits mom’s feet perfectly. this will be ‘a prototype’ model for making the Right-slipper, i only need to change the position of the button and its loop.

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Day #26 : Making A Two-Tones Slippers

i’m starting to crochet a two-tone slippers for my mom. i’m using one of her favorite color scheme, which is purple. for this project i used dark purple and a light lavender. i also use a different type of yarn,

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Day #26 : Making A Two-Tones Slippers

i’m starting to crochet a two-tone slippers for my mom. i’m using one of her favorite color scheme, which is purple. for this project i used dark purple and a light lavender. i also use a different type of yarn,

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Day #25 : Designing a Birthday Tag Card

this actually a favor project from a friend of my sis-in-law. she asked me to design a tag card that will be attached to the birthday’s goodie bag and asked specifically i use these two ‘lala loopsy’ characters. i’m still

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Day #25 : Designing a Birthday Tag Card

this actually a favor project from a friend of my sis-in-law. she asked me to design a tag card that will be attached to the birthday’s goodie bag and asked specifically i use these two ‘lala loopsy’ characters. i’m still

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Day #23 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #4

I’m making the handles for the bag; i need two of this and it starting to feel like a neverending process *aarggh!* well, this definitely one of the most boring process in making a crochet bag IMO :-/

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Day #23 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #4

I’m making the handles for the bag; i need two of this and it starting to feel like a neverending process *aarggh!* well, this definitely one of the most boring process in making a crochet bag IMO :-/

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Day #22 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #3

Now all granny squares have been assembled. i also made the button hole all in-one-go along with the edging. next is to make the handles :)

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Day #22 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #3

Now all granny squares have been assembled. i also made the button hole all in-one-go along with the edging. next is to make the handles :)

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Day #21 : Doing some design for my nephew

I was asked by my sister in-law to do a design on my nephew’s birthday celebration that include card, sticker label, and some sort of thank you note that will be put on the goodie bag. i did 2 almost

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Day #21 : Doing some design for my nephew

I was asked by my sister in-law to do a design on my nephew’s birthday celebration that include card, sticker label, and some sort of thank you note that will be put on the goodie bag. i did 2 almost

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Day #20 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #2

The 2nd day, still a work-in-progress. the body start to shaped up now; just a little bit more of work and then i can continue with the handles :)

2nd day!

Day #20 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #2

The 2nd day, still a work-in-progress. the body start to shaped up now; just a little bit more of work and then i can continue with the handles :)

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Day #19 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #1

The 1st day assembling these granny squares. i’ve managed to sew about half of those, i’ll be continuing with the rest tomorrow (i hope..).

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Day #19 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #1

The 1st day assembling these granny squares. i’ve managed to sew about half of those, i’ll be continuing with the rest tomorrow (i hope..).

the motif start to look more clearly

Day #18 : Progress on Lace Scarf

My lace knitting scarf progression after 3 days. the zigzag shape starting to look more defined, and i could really see the motif of the pattern clearly now compare to 3 days ago. i was a bit slower on working

the motif start to look more clearly

Day #18 : Progress on Lace Scarf

My lace knitting scarf progression after 3 days. the zigzag shape starting to look more defined, and i could really see the motif of the pattern clearly now compare to 3 days ago. i was a bit slower on working

candle in the dark ;)

Day #17: When The Light Goes Off

not much to do during power outage last night. to kill time, i did some photography experiments by taking several shots of candle light on my coffee table. luv the result, though it turns out a bit ‘grainy’  due to

candle in the dark ;)

Day #17: When The Light Goes Off

not much to do during power outage last night. to kill time, i did some photography experiments by taking several shots of candle light on my coffee table. luv the result, though it turns out a bit ‘grainy’  due to

i 'heart' bookmarks ;)

Day #16 : Heart Origami Bookmark

Still in the spirit of Valentine’s day and my love for books+crafts :) i’ve made this heart origami bookmarks with papers from old magazine+local market’s pamphlet; it’s very easy to make yet very useful. a good way to re-use old

i 'heart' bookmarks ;)

Day #16 : Heart Origami Bookmark

Still in the spirit of Valentine’s day and my love for books+crafts :) i’ve made this heart origami bookmarks with papers from old magazine+local market’s pamphlet; it’s very easy to make yet very useful. a good way to re-use old