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Sketch of the day no 545: botanical illustration of bunga tanjong. Do not be robbed of your dreams.

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Bungah tanjong

Sketch of the day no 545: botanical illustration of bunga tanjong.
Do not be robbed of your dreams.

sketch of the day no 537 in my #moleskine #artjournal: morning glory blue wild flower. A pretty tropical flower from Penang hill.

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Morning glory, blue wild flower

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is a watercolour of a Morning glory blue wild flower. A pretty tropical flower i found up on Penang hill. The climate there is cooler so there are different plants that grow which I dont see on the rest of the island.

#sketch of the day no 536 in my #moleskine #artjournal: straits rhododendron flower. A pretty tropical wild flower from #penang hill

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Straits rhododendron flower. Sendudok

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is a Straits Rhododendron flower, a pretty tropical wild flower from Penang hill to kickstart the week.
I’m trying out using watercolour in my sketchbook to see if it works as well as marker pens. I’m still debating if I want to carry on using faber castell ink pens or switch to watercolour. I have already started to switch from sharpie pens to faber castell because the sharpie pens bleed through the paper but the faber castell pens do not.  I learnt that better quality pens do not have alcohol content that makes the ink bleed through the paper. I guess that’s why there is a price difference. I learnt something new.

HAPPY MONDAY xx

#sketch of the day no 414: Sunflower ‘choose to shine’

Sunflower botanical illustration
Sunflower botanical illustration

Today I decided to sketch the sunflower. I love these flowers as they make me happy. They look so positively happy and radiant.

I sketched this on a lose piece of paper just in case I didnt go buy myself a moleskine sketchbook, but I did this afternoon. Tomorrow I will sketch in it.

Today, I choose to shine 🙂

Sketch of the day no 385: Tiger Lily Flower Lilium Auratum

Tiger Lily Flower
Tiger Lily Flower

I wished I was as fresh as a Lily today but I feel more like a wilted flower. A friends wedding and a birthday party all in one night has zapped me of whatever life I had left! This is what happens when you hit your 40s. My mind thinks I can party but my body outright refuses. It tells me to crawl back into my cave where I belong…

Hope your Sunday will be more delightful than mine xx

Sketch of the day no 363: Pink striped trumpet Lily from my mum’s garden

Pink trumpet lily
Pink trumpet lily

There are many beautiful flowers in the garden. My mum loved her flowers. This is for my mum. Her favourite Lilies.

Sketch of the day no 337: Cannonball tree in Botanical Gardens #Penang

8. Cannonball tree

The cannon ball tree  Couroupita guianensis is really interesting.  It has a round fruit, a bit like old rusty cannon balls and beautiful red flowers like a lotus. The monkeys love to eat the fruits. The tree and the fruit is believed to have medicinal properties for curing many diseases. It has antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic and analgesic properties. Quite amazing!

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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 🙂

Happy weekend everyone xx

I love my work
I love my work

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