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Pen drawing of Bush Rose

Bush rose drawing

It’s so easy to give up when the going gets tough. I’ve wanted to give up so many times. Sometimes It’s hard work to keep going but I can’t imagine doing anything else.

Water lily pastel art

Water lily pastel art

Water lily in dry pastels on paper. I’ve abandoned oil pastels. I prefer dry pastels. This is a quick sketch because I realised I have not been drawing much.

Chrysanthemum flower in oil pastels

Chrysanthemum flower in oil pastels

Chrysanthemum flower in oil pastels on paper. In chinese culture the chrysanthemum flower is a symbol of longevity and is the flower of the 9th lunar month. During Chong yang Festival which falls on the 9th day of the ninth lunar month, chrysanthemum wine is drunk in celebration of long life.
Photo reference Wikipedia.
OK this is the absolute final one in this medium. I’ve given it a few attempts and I really can’t get my head around it.

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
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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

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