Today has been productive. I finally completed this Pet portrait commission of 6 lovebirds. I needed this to motivate myself to start painting.
It’s been such a struggle to stay in the right mindset to create. The most important lesson for me is to not slide too far down into the abyss. Everyday I catch myself from falling by adding and allowing activities that bring me joy.
Stay safe and stay sane my friends 💚
I love the natural world and going for hikes in our tropical rainforest.
As an artist, I find much of my inspiration from nature.
Our rainforests are one of the oldest in the world and it is home to many species of plants, birds, insects and wildlife.
This trail is a city green lung which is such a gem and is something I am grateful to have as our rainforests are fast disappearing.
Follow me into the forest and fall in love with our jungle with me 💚
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Please stay home or wear a face mask when you leave the house. 😷
Stay safe and stay alert.
Argggh, what do you mean we are still in lockdown and can’t fly?
Sketch of the day no 1374 in my moleskine sketchbook is of i think is an Anhinga
Who would travel if lockdown is over and travel restrictions are lifted and where would you go?
Hello June! Is it time to emerge from my cosy cave? Am I the only person who is suffering anxiety from going out? I’m going to meditate on it 🤔
Sketch of the day no 1373 in my moleskine sketchbook : Tree swallow 💙
When you grow your wings, you can learn to fly and touch the sky.
Happy Sunday my friends and stay safe 🌹
Sketch of the day no 1368 in my moleskine sketchbook is of a pair of dragonflies
Wishing all my Muslim friends Selamat Hari Raya and Eid Mubarak ✨🌙
This is a drawing I did recently on IG live with my beautiful friend singer songwriter Chelsia Ng. She is the sunflower and I am the moon. There is a traditional ketupat, rice wrapped in palm leaf in the background which is a typical dish served in Malaysia during this celebration. 🌻🌙
This year, out of solidarity, I have followed the Ramadan fasting with my friends, except I allowed myself water as is my first time. The fasting is similar to intermittent fasting. You can eat between 720pm and 540am, when the sun sets. I think if I didn’t have the water, it would have been more of a challenge. Exercising was not easy either, I timed it so that I would exercise just before breaking fast and incorporating a 20 mins meditation session at 7pm.
Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion and worship. I took this on in a non religious way because i believe it has much to teach. I focused on self growth and gratitude. I enjoyed the experience so much that I think I will make this a yearly practice. It was indeed rewarding and I found a sense of belonging ✨🌙
We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side ~ Khalil Gibran.
This drawing is in honour of ourselves on the super flower full moon.
For 50 days, we have been under lockdown in Malaysia. It has been a valuable time of self reflection, time spent in my head looking inwards, not always happy moments, not always easy moments, but one thing is certain is that I have made it through feeling stronger, grateful and blessed for the life that I have.
Sketch of the day no 1360 in my moleskine sketchbook : Giant Amazon water lily. Waterlilies are symbols of rebirth and transformation.
I wish and hope that we have all grown from the world’s darkest 50 days.
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Some days I just need to perch and observe.
Sketch of the day no 1280 in my moleskine sketchbook : violet crowned woodnymph.