My Friends and I decided to get a stall At Little Penang Street Market yesterday. We shared 2 tables between the 3 of us. It made it more fun as a group activity and less like a chore. It was the first time I was showcasing my new trishaw totes and the handmade cards.
Little Penang Street Market is a showcase of arts, crafts and live performances held every last Sunday of the month at Upper Penang Road.
Little Penang Street Market is a non-profit making community venture, organised by a small volunteer committee. It is organised under the umbrella of Penang Arts Council, a registered society founded in 1954.
The Little Penang Street Market was founded in July 2006 with a grant from the Institute for Cultural Enterprise, New York. Its establishment in the first year was spearheaded by Lestari Heritage Network. From the beginning it has been our philosophy to establish a “market place” for cultural entrepreneurs. Artists, musicians and entrepreneurs need access to their audience and customers, while the public wants to discover a diversity of talent and products.
By providing a “market place”, we thereby create a space for cultural incubation and creative evolution – entrepreneurs can meet their public and get real feedback on what they have to offer.
Today I finally got to see my chair fully upholstered as a finished product. I went to the National Cancer society office to check out my Chair for Chairity, a cancer awareness campaign organised by National Cancer Society Malaysia. My chair and the other 14 fabulous chairs by Malaysia’s top artists will be auctioned off on Thursday 15th May at the Edge Gallerie at Publika to raise money for the cancer charity.
I’m so happy with the end result. I was a bit scared in anticipation but I was so relieved when I saw it.
12 chairs have been designed by Malaysia’s top artists and 2 chairs are by invitation, one of them is mine 🙂
You can read about how I came up with the chair design in my previous post. Click here
I didnt have a personalised utilatarian bag for my Earth hour walk last night so I decided to paint on this old messenger bag that I had. Now that I’ve given it a new lease of life, I’m going to use it more often!
I chose this Pink Ginger plant because it is native to Malaysia and it’s an idea of mine to start a range of drawings of Malaysian wildlife and plants. Another new project, I have to remember this one.
This is the second Papier-mâché animal that I made. This was a collaboration with my friend Sue Tan. If you remembered I made the duck earlier and now this is the horse. These were made for our good friend’s birthday.
Step one: Outline the shape of the horse on cardboard with a market pen
Step two: Cut out the shape of the horse and glue on some sticks to support the legs, making sure you leave an extra inch at the end of the legs.
Step three: Make the glue. We used flour and warm water mix in a bowl.
Step four: Cut out strips of newspaper. Dip the newspaper in the glue and wrap around the cardboard horse until it takes shape. This part is quite tedious but worth the patience as the form is build up.
Step five: Cut out wrapping paper or whatever you want as the final layer. We used Chinese New Year packets.
Step six: Let the horse papier mache dry completely
Step seven: Use lacquer or varnish to seal the horse. You may need a few coats.
Step eight: Make a stand out of styrofoam and cardboard. The internal sturcture is a piece of styrofoam I found from my old computer box. I then covered it with cardboard. Punctured holes in the top of the cardboard stand and slot the horse sticks in it. Use glue to secure.
Et Voila! The final product ;p
I had to redo yesterday’s horse sketch because my friend didn’t like it. So here it is version 2 just for you SUE TAN ;p
I’ve been working on this little project over the month of December. It’s a project for Charity. The image above was the concept I came up with and then I started to paint. The photos below is what I did with the fabric. Halfway through I came up with the design for the back of the chair.
Last weekend my friend threw a themed birthday party. “Roaring Shanghai” Obviously I had nothing to wear. I searched my wardrobe and found this old Cheong Sam I bought a long time ago for a wedding. Never wore it again. It made me look like a Chinese waitress. Since I am a poor artist, I refused to shop for something new. I took out my scissors and sewing kit. Chopped off the formal dress and made it into a short outfit. I paired it with a pink belt and a found an old fluffy turquoise fan to complete the look. Et Voila, perfect outfit for the party. Money spent $0.