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Sketch of the day no 1005 in my moleskine art journal: Stewart the seagull hand carved marble stamp and ink pad from Penang.

1005 Chinese ink pad and stamp
Follow your dreams. Stewart the seagull hand carved marble stamp and ink pad.

Follow your dreams.

Sketch of the day no 1005 in my moleskine art journal is of my customised Stewart the seagull hand carved marble stamp seal and ink pad.

Get one made at 371 beach Street Penang, Malaysia.

Sketch of the day no 530 in my moleskine art journal: vintage wooden badminton rackets. Penang since 1809

Vintage badminton racket

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal: vintage wooden badminton rackets. Penang since 1809. This is dedicated to my dad who followed his dreams and became a badminton player. He paved the way for all of us to follow our own dreams.
Thank you Dad for being the best dad in the world. I love you always and you are always in my heart and thoughts. 

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Found this in my mailbox. Thank you Dan Brinsmead for this book! How did you know I’ve been looking for it!

Dan is an artist friend of mine. He’s seen me paint stewART the seagull and I’ve told him the story of stewART. I guess stewART also reminds him of Jonathan.

I’m just a little interested in seagulls. I am not obsessed. Really.

I have never read  Jonathan Livingston Seagull until today. I started hearing about him when I posted up stewART the seagull a few years back. It is uncanny that stewART and Jonathan are so alike! I am so happy to have discovered Jonathan. I love love this story.

The book is describes as “The most celebrated inspirational fable of our time” Jonathan Livingston Seagull shows us that we can soar if we follow our dreams!

Stewart the seagull mural at Gusto cafe
Penang street art: Stewart the seagull bird mural at Gusto cafe. Start your journey…
Stewart the seagull
Penang Street art: Stewart the seagull bird at Reggae bar, Chulia street
StewART the seagull loves to surf
Penang street/beach art: StewART the seagull bird loves to surf
StewART the Seagull
Penang street art: StewART the Seagull bird. Live your dream
Stewart the seagull Beach art in Penang
Penang street/beach art: Stewart the seagull bird Beach art in Penang
stewart the seagull street art penang
Sometimes I still dream…Penang street art: stewART inspirational seagull bird. 75 Stewart Lane, George Town Unesco, Penang



Sketch of the day no 308: Simple things make me happy

Simple things make me happy
Simple things make me happy

Out of the jungle and straight back at the office. I love my work. I can set up shop anywhere. To people who don’t know what I do, I seem to be always travelling. Yes I do. I love to travel, but I do work as well. I choose to follow my dream. I can choose where I want my office to be. The rest of my life I cannot control, but this I can and it makes me happy đŸ™‚

Happy weekend everyone xx

I love my work
I love my work

Sketch of the day no 272: Elsa the espadrilles “Follow you dreams”

Elsa the espadrilles
Elsa the espadrilles

I love to travel and I believe in following my dreams rather than living someone else’s. I found this article a few days ago on huffington post and it scarily sounds like me. The photo even looks like me from the back. Spooky. Click here for the article

Don’t date a girl who travels

“She’s the one with the messy, unkempt hair colored by the sun. Her skin is now far from fair like it once was. Not even sun kissed. It’s burnt with multiple tan lines, wounds and bites here and there. But for every flaw on her skin, she has an interesting story to tell.

Don’t date a girl who travels. She is hard to please. The usual dinner-movie date at the mall will suck the life out of her. Her soul craves for new experiences and adventures. She will be unimpressed with your new car and your expensive watch. She would rather climb a rock or jump out of an airplane than hear you brag about it.

Don’t date a girl who travels because she will bug you to book a flight every time there’s an airline seat sale. She won’t party at Republiq. And she will never pay over $100 for Avicii because she knows that one weekend of clubbing is equivalent to one week somewhere far more exciting.

Chances are, she can’t hold a steady job. Or she’s probably daydreaming about quitting. She doesn’t want to keep working her ass off for someone else’s dream. She has her own and is working towards it. She is a freelancer. She makes money from designing, writing, photography or something that requires creativity and imagination. Don’t waste her time complaining about your boring job.

Don’t date a girl who travels. She might have wasted her college degree and switched careers entirely. She is now a dive instructor or a yoga teacher. She’s not sure when the next paycheck is coming. But she doesn’t work like a robot all day, she goes out and takes what life has to offer and challenges you to do the same.

Don’t date a girl who travels for she has chosen a life of uncertainty. She doesn’t have a plan or a permanent address. She goes with the flow and follows her heart. She dances to the beat of her own drum. She doesn’t wear a watch. Her days are ruled by the sun and the moon. When the waves are calling, life stops and she will be oblivious to everything else for a moment. But she has learned that the most important thing in life isn’t surfing.

Don’t date a girl who travels as she tends to speak her mind.
She will never try to impress your parents or friends. She knows respect, but isn’t afraid to hold a debate about global issues or social responsibility.

She will never need you. She knows how to pitch a tent and screw her own fins without your help. She cooks well and doesn’t need you to pay for her meals. She is too independent and wont care whether you travel with her or not. She will forget to check in with you when she arrives at her destination. She’s busy living in the present. She talks to strangers. She will meet many interesting, like-minded people from around the world who share her passion and dreams. She will be bored with you.

So never date a girl who travels unless you can keep up with her. And if you unintentionally fall in love with one, don’t you dare keep her. Let her go.”

Visit Adi’s blog for over 20 translated versions of this post, and more writing like this.

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P.S thank you Dr Linda from Better endings for sharing my artwork on your blog post!

Sketch of the day no 241: Lola inspirational message “Follow your dreams”

Follow your dreams
Follow your dreams

It’s the time to start thinking of New Year’s resolutions. I am continuing with this theme, which I have been doing. Follow your dreams.

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