Wishing all my Hindu friends Happy Diwali. May the light shine on you xx

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali Wishing my Hindu Friends a happy Diwali.  May the light shine on you always.

Wishing my Hindu Friends a happy Diwali. In Malaysia it is a public holiday tomorrow so I am currently sitting on the beach relaxing, maybe sketching, maybe surfing. I need the break. Sorry if I do not reply until next week.

May the light shine on you always xoxo


Diwali also known as Deepavali and the “festival of lights“, is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika.

Before Diwali night, people clean, renovate and decorate their homes. On Diwali night, Hindus dress up in new clothes or their best outfit, light up diyas (lamps and candles) inside and outside their home, participate in family puja typically to Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth and prosperity. After puja (prayers), fireworks follow , then a family feast including mithai (sweets), and an exchange of gifts between family members and close friends. Diwali also marks a major shopping period in nations where it is celebrated ~ Wikipedia


Art in the Park and Art for Grabs, Lake Gardens, KL


sculpture in Lake Gardens

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Art for grabs includes a Doodle group

Art in the Park is an event that brings contemporary art into KL green spaces for public enjoyment. This one is in Lake Gardens. Many activities will be going on from Fri 17 Oct to Sun 2 Nov including art for grabs, a craft corner for artists, sculpture installation in the park and traditional weaving.

#sketch of the day no 420 in my moleksine: Oud by Josh Lee Fragrances eau de parfum

Sketch of OUD eau de toilette by Josh lee

Sketch of OUD eau de Parfum by Josh lee

Today’s sketch in my moleskine is Oud by Josh Lee Fragrances eau de parfum. I was helping my talented friend Josh Lee at Matrade today. He had an exhibtion booth to promote his brand of Malaysian Fragrances. Matrade is a Malaysian lifestyle trade show in conjunction with Stylo KL Fashion week.

Matrade 2014

Matrade 2014

Do you want to see what’s in my Moleskine art journal?

Do you want to see what’s in my Moleskine art journal. If you have been following me regularly on my blog,  you would have seen my daily sketches but here it is for those who have just joined. I hope it inspires you to do something creative everyday :)


#sketch of the day no 419 in my Moleskine: banana flower genus Musa

banana musa drawing

banana musa drawing

Happy Monday. Today’s sketch in my moleskine is a banana flower and some bananas which is dedicated to colour pencil artist Sharon Siew who believes that we should fill facebook with flowers and positivity.

I learnt from wikipedia that a banana is a berry and it is native to tropical countries. Who knew my sketches would teach me new things!

Have a positive week ahead xx


Sketch of the day no 418 in my moleskine: Stuff on my table

Stuff on my table. Ring, hairclip, notebook and ornament

Stuff on my table. Ring, hairclip, notebook and ornament

I woke up, walked over to my table, opened my moleskine and sketched what was in front of me. Stuff on my table. A smokey quartz cocktail ring, a feather hairclip, a personalised notebook and an ornament. It’s not quite done but it’s Sunday. There are a lot of things on my table. I filtered them out ;p

Happy SUNDAY xoxo

Bloggers, Awards, and Excuse My Dust


Thank you Angie for the award! xoxo

Originally posted on Family Life Is More:

My windows are flung open to allow fresh autumn air into our no-longer-hot-as-Hades desert home.  I’m refreshing my blog, too, with The Collections Theme, updating pages, and posting a variety of media.  I’m having fun, enjoying the ride of the early learning curve.

When I realized that this theme didn’t allow for a widget to show my blogging community on the home page as before, I was disappointed, but decided to gather links to bloggers I’ve engaged with via my previous awards page as well as comments and likes on my posts.  These are active bloggers who encourage and engage.  Nice.


Then yesterday, Aquileana at La Audacia de Aquiles  nominated me for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award so I thought this was a good opportunity to thank her, thank you Aquileana!, and let you all know that I’m in the process of updating my Bloggers ❤ Awards page.

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