I was out the other day to Orchard Road and happened to chance upon this exhibition. It was completely random, looking around while waiting for the traffic light and saw the poster for the exhibition on the entrance to the Singapore Visitor Centre. As I had some time to spare, I popped in to take a look! Here’s some photos I took from the exhibition:
That’s all the photos I have. It’s a small exhibition, so it doesn’t take too much time to get through everything. To find out more about the exhibition, you can read this press release here. For information about visiting the exhibition, you can click on this website. The exhibition runs till 21 February 2016, and is located on the 2nd floor of Orchard Singapore Visitor Centre.
I also ventured into the library@Orchard for the first time. This library has a beautiful design and the is focused on art and design. Did not take any photos as I thought it would be rude to the other library users. I borrowed a few magazines from the library and will be reading them through this couple of weeks. If I find something interesting, I will share them on the blog as well.
As you might know, last Saturday was World Card Making Day (WCMD) and I spent the weekends whipping up a couple of cards by joining Studio Calico’s WCMD challenges. Recently I found that I am liking challenges a lot because it provides a guideline for me to start something, and I don’t need to think too much on what I should do or where I should start. This is a prime example of thinking inside the box! It makes things much easier, because you don’t get paralysed from the many ideas that run through your head, and dispels any “What should I do?” wonderings.
So here are the cards I made for the challenge (click on the picture to be read in detail about the cards):
So that’s all for a quick sharing! Hope you enjoy the cards and feel more courageous to partake in challenges!
I’m excited to reveal updates to the blog! Inspired by how some craft bloggers use their own images in their blog design, I have decided to include my own artwork into my blog design too! I have been thinking about this for quite a while but hadn’t had time to do this. And then one fine day as I just sat down at my craft table wondering what to do the designs popped into my head!
The first would of course be the change in the blog logo! It looks a lot bigger than I expected haha. But I think i’ll leave it at that because it’s going to take me a long while to redraw the image, scan it in and colour it again (read: proscratination). The second is of course the “ponderings” title! Since ponderings are a large part of this blog and a permanent feature, I decided to have a title for it! Makes me happy just to look at the logos and the bright colours.
In case you are wondering how I did this, the process is rather simple. Much simpler than I had imagined before I’ve actually done it. First I sketched out my design on a piece of paper, before outlining the final design I want in black marker. Next I scanned it in and edited and coloured the scanned picture in GIMP. GIMP is a programme similar to Photoshop, but it’s a freeware. It is a limited in what it can do compared to Photoshop, but it works fine for my purposes: cropping, stitching photos together, text insertion, digital colouring. I was rather surprised that the digital colouring went on so smoothly, because the programme registered my drawn lines pretty well. I was also able to remove any background colour with a click to make it completely white, since scanning in white paper often result in some tinge of gray.
Now that the process is so clear to me know, I envision myself doing more of this in the future. Perhaps not in the near future, but still, some time in the future.
By pure coincidence I stumbled upon this building and brought home some brochures with the intention of going back again to check out what the place has to offer. So here’s a look at what I saw/what captured my attention in the small exhibition entitled “50 years of Singapore design”.
And that is all for the sneak peak of the exhibition. I quite like the exhibition and I think I might have gotten quite inspired by the exhibition because I can feel creativity wanting to burst out of myself after two months of downtime. Hopefully this means that I can craft freely now and flow with inspiration! Though it doesn’t mean that I might make things that I like or consider good, it still feels much better to be in the “I want to create” mode than “I should create something but I don’t feel like doing anything” mode. Or what I would refer to as the bah mode.
Kicking myself mentally again at the lack of design cells in my body while going through the exhibition. I imagine that is probably something I would love to indulge myself in, if only I know how to do it. But I shall content myself with making the small little things that make me happy but don’t mean anything to other people. For now at least, my crafting is something that I want to do to bring joy for myself. Because it’s the best form of achievement and satisfaction when you are happy with what you do.