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Malaysian Independence day

Blue and White Chinoiserie jar with Hibiscus

Wishing all my Malaysian friends Selamat Hari Merdeka for tomorrow.
The hibiscus flower or Bunga Raya is our beautiful national flower.

“The word bunga in Malay means “flower”, while raya in Malay means “celebratory” or “grand”. The Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is literally known as the “celebratory flower” in Malay. The red of the petals symbolizes the courage, life, and rapid growth of the Malaysian, and the five petals represent the five Rukun Negara of Malaysia. ” source Wikipedia

The 5 Rukun Malaysia or principles in order to achieve unity, democracy, equality, cultural diversity, and progress are:

Blue and White : Hibiscus
Acrylic on acid free paper
Size A4

Gratitude flowers: orchids. Ramadan Kareem to my Muslim friends.

White orchids

Ramadan kareem my friends.

‘Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love’ ~ Rumi

It’s covid-19 lockdown day no 38/45 in Malaysia.
This week I’m dedicating flowers to the strong women in my life. I don’t thank my friends and family enough or tell them why they are important to me in my life, so I’m taking this opportunity during lockdown to remedy this 

Sketch of the day no 1348 in my moleskine sketchbook : white orchids for my beautiful and talented friend Abby

We became fast friends because i admire your independence, courage and strength right from the start.
I knew we would be great friends when we survived our adventure to Turkey. What an amazing trip!
Thank you for being my friend, art supporter and critic. I cherish our midnight chats about art and life when the world is sleeping. You inspire me to push my boundaries and step out of my comfort zone.  Love you Abby and i will be liquid fasting this ramadan because you asked me to ❤️

Stay home and stay safe xoxo

Baobab botanical drawing

Every flower blooms in its own time ~ Ken Petti
Sketch of the day no 1271 in my moleskine sketchbook is of a baobab flower and seed

Botanical illustration #3 Papaver somniferum

Opium poppy flower. Papaver somniferum

Not as innocent as it looks…

Botanical illustration #3 Papaver somniferum commonly known as opium poppy

Ink on acid free water colour paper
Size 30.5 x 22.9 cm
Price USD 75
To purchase follow the link the my etsy store.

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Botanical illustration #2

Another flower therapy day.

Botanical illustration #2
Ink on acid free water colour paper
Size 30.5 x 22.9 cm

Available to purchase from my Etsy store

Crown imperial flower

Sketch of the day no 1249 in my moleskine sketchbook is of a glorious crown imperial flower

Some days i lose my way home because I’ve gone off on a wondering wander.

Some days i lose my way home because I’ve gone off on a wondering wander.
Sketch of the day no 1159 in my moleskine sketchbook is of a Protea aristata, Ladysmith sugarbush flower

Treasures of a Straits Chinese: Live life to the fullest. 

Live life to the fullest. The chrysanthemum

#14 Live your life to the fullest. The chrysanthemum is the Chinese symbol of Autumn and longevity.

I will be having my first solo exhibition, Treasures of a Straits Chinese G hotel art gallery in Penang from the 1 February – 30 April 2018

Come support me and own your first piece of BulanLifestyle art.

T15 Start booking your flights and your hotel. It’s also Thaipusam the day before, the most sensational festival in the world happening in Penang.


G Hotel Gurney, 168A Gurney Drive, George Town, Penang 10250

Sketch of the day no 1039 in my moleskine art journal : pink flower 

Happy Monday and hello February.

Love blooms in its own time. 

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of a pink flower. 

If you can identify what this plant is please do let me know! I saw it in the garden shop in Malaysia but it didn’t have a label on it and I forgot to ask them.

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