This blog and website is about my journey navigating through life as an artist.
Join me on my meandering adventure, and look through my eyes to see what inspires me as I rediscover, recreate and rebuild my identity since the loss of my parents.
I started this art project as a challenge proposed to me by my mentor FloatingLemons in 2013, to do a sketch a day.
I have since completed 1000 sketches and today, I still sketch often but no longer on a daily basis.
- Website: http://www.BulanLifestyle.com
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Born on the historical spice trade island of Penang, with wings of a free spirit, my wanderlust cravings and curiosity for new experiences lured me to different parts of the world. I have studied and worked in the UK, France, Tanzania and Singapore.
I have many stories to tell and my art journal, also my trusted travelling companion, is the platform I have chosen to use to share my stories. You can follow my sketches here and on my social media feeds.
My sketches capture what I feel and see, be it from my travels or sitting still. The process is in itself a journey, from sight, to mind, to heart, to paper.
Being rather nomadic, this blog has connected me to the world. It has inspired many people to start their own creative journeys and in turn, it has fueled my own journey.
I have learnt a lot about myself and by retrospectively looking back at my huge collection of sketches and illustrations, I have discovered what is important to me, how I view the world but most importantly, I have discovered who I am.
Please feel free to leave me comments.
Set your spirit free,
Tiffany Choong xoxo
2014 May “Chairity” group exhibition organized by National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) at The Edge Gallery, KL
2015 Mar “Femmes Plurielles” all women group exhibition organized by Alliance Francaise at The Star Pitt, Penang
2015 Aug “MyDesign” Group product exhibition in conjunction with George Town Festival (GTF)
2017 Nov “8” All women group exhibition at China House Gallery
2018 Feb “Treasures of a Straits Chinese” Solo Exhibition G Hotel Gurney
2018 Aug “Window Display” Group exhibition by George Town Festival
2020 Mar “Belang” Group art exhibition at Penang State Gallery
2020 Dec “Boxed in (one foot at a time)” at Hin Bus Depot Gallery
2021 Apr “Kecik Kecik” Group exhibition. Penang art district x Hin Bus Depot Gallery
2021 Aug “Langur” Group exhibition. Penang State Gallery
COLLABORATIONS AND CLIENTS
2014/5 My Webroom.com
2014 Aug Illustration for E+O Hotel
2014 Dec Art design for Bintang the Starwood Hotel and resorts bear for Christmas, KL
2015 Sep Wildlife illustrations for The HABITAT Penang Hill
2015 Aug Penang colouring book by We are artists for George Town Festival
2016 Jan Wildlife and flower illustrations for Batu Batu resort, Malaysia
2017 Dec Chinese Zodiac illustrations for Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia
2018 Sep Malaysian Wildlife Illustrations for Female Magazine, Malaysia
2018 Sep Illustrations for Fear Not by Irish Poet Stephen James Smith, Dublin
2019 Aug Illustrations for The weather in my heart by Victor Ross, LA
2020 Artwork for Umamu Estate, Australia
2020 Mar Artwork for Honey Grove, Australia
2020 Aug Artwork for DeWan x Hugo Boss, Malaysia
2020 Oct Bat illustrations for Rimba Research, Malaysia
WHAT DOES BULAN MEAN?
I wanted a name that embodies all things beautiful, good and spiritual. I toyed with a few names but decided on the word “moon”. Furthermore, this has been my dream project, so for me, the moon symbolizes this. Bulan means moon in Malay and Indonesian.
My logo started off as just a ring representing the moon but soon evolved to include a dream catcher within it and eventually sprouting wings. The entire evolution reflects how this project has grown.
Live by the Sun, Love by the Moon