Thursday, December 31, 2009

What do you wish for 2010?

On Wishcasting Wednesday, Jamie asked what do you wish for 2010?

I wish to:

Through my Art and Photography


that You will stay happy, healthy and have a fulfilling year ahead.

Well, we're all set to take a little holiday break. This is where we will be in the next 4 days. I look forward to be inspired by the beautiful landscape in this region and be totally immersed in the culture and lifestyle of these individuals.

Be joyful

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


The spirit of giving continues and I've been busy altering envelopes with paper collage. And here are some of them...

More to come in the next post and as I'll be away for the New Year hols, I'd like to wish everyone a
Blissful and Fulfilling New Year!!!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Artful and heartfelt gifts.....

My little studio has never been busier....glue and all sorts of medium, paper and embellishments everywhere and an "artfully occupied" steph....but I simply loved it....kept me creating......

I organised a lunch time craft session about 2 weeks ago at work with some of the ladies, well it was actually my New Year's present for them :), but they had to choose their background from scrapbooking papers etc.....and I supplied the stuff... we had fun at lunch and afterwhich brought the frames home and worked around their choices of styles......what an enriching experience it was....and there was a "little" teeny bit of me in some of them....but it was good to know their styles and preference........

And this was how it looked like at the studio........

and some sneak peeks......

More to come once I get to photograph the rest......

Happy post boxing day....

Wishcasting Wednesday

Jamie Ridler on wishcasting wednesday, asked what would you wish for this holiday season? I wish for love, joy, peace, safe travels for all and an artful holiday weekend......


Friday, December 25, 2009


Here's wishing one and all a  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

Here are some postcards of old Singapore for your personal artwork only.

And over here are some vintage chinese advertisements. Enjoy and happy creating!!!

Aren't they pretty? I sincerely hope you like them and create beautiful art for your personal collection only. And I am looking forward to see those completed art pieces posted on your blogs. :)

It's been a wonderful 10 days of creating and I have enjoyed every bit of it!!! By putting myself up to the challenge of posting my art muse each day, I've learnt to set my "creative timer" to spontaneous mode....and my oh my, it was one big learning journey and personal growth for me...

It's a tropical Christmas for those of us in Singapore, the weather is perfect with a cool breeze in the evenings which makes it pleasantly cool and nice at the outdoors......and this calls for some painting at the garden.....My wonderful husband bought me a standing easel for Christmas and I can't wait to use it.....well, I'm off to more creating....till the next post.....  :)

Live Life
Love Live
All the way.....

Joy and Peace...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

1 day to Christmas....

Be thou my vision

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise,
Thou mine inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

                                            High King of heaven, my victory won,
                                               May I reach heaven's joys, O bright heav'ns Son!
                                              Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
                                  Still be my vision, O ruler of all.

Irish Hymn

I heard this hymn being sung for the first time many years ago on a Christmas Eve....brings back fond memories. This hymn always gives me strength, courage and perseverance......

Blessed Christmas Eve........

xo steph xo

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2 days to Christmas...

"Let us reflect on what is truly of value in life,
what gives meaning to our lives, and set our priorities on the basis of that"

The 14th Dalai Lama

xo steph xo

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

3 days to Christmas

"The real world is beyond our thoughts and ideas; we see it through the net of our desires,
divided into pleasure and pain, right and wrong, inner and outer.
To see the universe as it is, you must step beyond the net...."

Jack Kornfield

xo steph xo

Monday, December 21, 2009

4 days to Christmas

"Terrible or not, difficult or not, the only thing that is beautiful, noble, religious
and mystical is to be happy"

Arnaud Desjardins

xo steph xo

Sunday, December 20, 2009

5 days to Christmas.....

" Awareness of impermanence is encouraged, so that when it is coupled
with our appreciation of the enormous potential of our human existence, it will give us a sense
of urgency that I must use every precious moment"

The 14th Dalai Lama

love life
live life
xo steph xo

Saturday, December 19, 2009

6 days to Christmas.....

altered photograph on acrylic background

"The art of happiness begins with developing an understanding
of what the truest sources of happiness, and setting our priorities
in life based on the cultivation of those sources"

The 14th Dalai Lama

xo steph xo

Friday, December 18, 2009

7 days to Christmas...

"Compassion can be roughly defined in terms of a state of mind
that is non-violent, non-harming and non-aggressive.
It is a mental attitude based on the wish for others to be free of their suffering and is
associated with a sense of commitment, responsibility and respect for others"

The 14th Dalai Lama

xo steph xo

Thursday, December 17, 2009

8 days to Christmas...

Acrylic on cold press paper.

" We must understand each other and work in harmony with one another, because
it is our responsibility to develop in human beings their natural disposition for peace"

The 14th Dalai Lama

xo steph xo

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

9 days to Christmas...

Acrylic on collaged background.
Textures created with molding paste and embossing technique.

"Listening itself is an art. When we listen with a still and concentrated mind, 
it's possible to actually be responsive to what the words are saying."

Joseph Goldstein

xo steph xo

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

10 days to Christmas....

Altered photo on acrylic background

It's the mad rush to Christmas!! And as we busy ourselves planning for all the social gatherings and the shopping and the gifting... there's always comfort and solace in our quiet time for ourselves.......
For me, I'll make it a point to post a journal page a day till christmas eve........and a little something for all on Christmas day.... ;)

A heartfelt thank you to those who visited this blog and left comments on my art, I appreciate them and it means a lot to me even as I continue to explore my passion in art.

And as always, a quote for the post:

"The mind in its natural state can be compared to the sky, 
covered by layers of cloud which hide its true nature"

Kalu Rinpoche

xo steph xo