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August 2014

A whole month of sketches completed for #Spoonchallenge by Spoonflower in my #Moleskine

 

I feel a sense of accomplishment. I just completed a whole month of sketches for #Spoonchallenge by Spoonflower in my #Moleskine notebook. It has been fun drawing with other spoonchallengers on this, seeing how others have interpreted the daily word prompts. Everyone is different and unique and we all see the world in our own way.

#Spoonchallenge 20 Portrait. Daily sketch challenge for Spoonflower in my #moleskine

#spoonchallenge 20 portrait daily sketch challenge for spoonflower
#spoonchallenge 20 portrait daily sketch challenge for spoonflower

This is the final one for Spoonchallenge Daily sketch challenge for Spoonflower in my #moleskine. The Prompt is Portrait. I’m not a fan of drawing people because I’m really not great at it. This does not look anything like me but what the heck, at least I tried and I have now completed this challenge!! ­čÖé

Happy weekend to you all xx

#Spoonchallenge 19 Landmark daily sketch challenge for Spoonflower. Our own iconic Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas twin towers
#Spoonchallenge Landmark. Petronas twin towers

#Spoonchallenge 19 Landmark daily sketch challenge for Spoonflower. My Sketch is of our very own iconic Petronas Twin Towers in KL, Malaysia

Have an awesome weekend everyone. I have lots to go see this weekend at the closing weekend of George Town Festival. It will be a busy one, in a good way!

#Spoonchallenge 18 daily sketch challenge for Spoonflower Prompt Map Legend

#spoonchallenge daily sketch challenge for Spoonflower Prompt Map Legend
#spoonchallenge 18 daily sketch challenge for Spoonflower Prompt Map Legend

Spoonchallenge daily sketch challenge for Spoonflower Prompt Map Legend. I decided to draw the map of my world. I’m not sure what it is, but I did it quite spontaneously. I guess it’s how I felt as I drew it.

#Spoonchallenge for Spoonflower daily sketch challenge. Prompt: Taxi. London Calling…

London Taxi Cab
London Taxi Cab

Today’s Spoonchallenge daily sketch challenge for Spoonflower is Taxi.When I think Taxi, what comes to mind is the London black cabs.

I love the iconic London cabs. The are so distinctive and spacious and I think the London cabbies are really polite and informative. I can’t afford taking them too often though. They are really expensive but good to have. Luckily London public transport is so well planned and connected that you can pretty much avoid taking one. In my country, not so sure..

Happy Mid Autumn and Moon festival 2014

Happy Mid Autumn and Moon Festival.  The Bulan Lifestyle  supports this festival to worship the moon and to pray for harmony and unity. To give thanx for a prosperous year.

Hope this moon festival brings the best out of you xx

Photo: Happy Mid Autumn and Moon Festival. I have an incredible urge to burn something, says one witch to the others Lily Aziz Constance Ching.<br />
The BulanLifestyle.com supports the burning witch festival to pray for harmony and unity :)

 

Ten Principles of Burning Man and their mission statement.

Theme and text by Larry Harvey and Stuart Mangrum with acknowledgments to David Normal, illustration by DA of Black Rock (aka Dominic Tinio), model/photo: Stardust Magick
Theme and text by Larry Harvey and Stuart Mangrum with acknowledgments to David Normal,
illustration by DA of Black Rock (aka Dominic Tinio), model/photo: Stardust Magick

Burning man is somewhere I’ve really wanted to experience. Ive seen the annual footage that comes out of it and heard people talk about it but I have never investigated further beyond the videos to really read up on it until today. I’m happy to find the mission statement and the ten principles of Burning Man.

If it’s good enough for the Burning Man, it’s good enough for me as well. Great principles to live by and not just for the week long duration.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to produce the annual event known as “Burning Man” and to guide, nurture and protect the more permanent community created by its culture. Our intention is to generate society that connects each individual to his or her creative powers, to participation in community, to the larger realm of civic life, and to the even greater world of nature that exists beyond society. We believe that the experience of Burning Man can produce positive spiritual change in the world. To this end, it is equally important that we communicate with one another, with the citizens of Black Rock City and with the community of Burning Man wherever it may arise. Burning Man is radically inclusive, and its meaning is potentially accessible to anyone. The touchstone of value in our culture will always be immediacy: experience before theory, moral relationships before politics, survival before services, roles before jobs, embodied ritual before symbolism, work before vested interest, participant support before sponsorship. Finally, in order to accomplish these ends, Burning Man must endure as a self-supporting enterprise that is capable of sustaining the lives of those who dedicate themselves to its work. From this devotion spring those duties that we owe to one another. We will always burn the Man.

Ten Principles

Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey wrote the Ten Principles in 2004 as guidelines for the newly-formed Regionals Network. They were crafted not as a dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception.

Radical Inclusion

Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.

Gifting

Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.

Decommodification

In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.

Radical Self-reliance

Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.

Radical Self-expression

Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.

Communal Effort

Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.

Civic Responsibility

We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.

Leaving No Trace

Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.

Participation

Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.

Immediacy

Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.

Design by Larry Harvey and Don Clarke, illustration by Andrew Johnstone and Jim Pire
Design by Larry Harvey and Don Clarke, illustration by Andrew Johnstone and Jim Pire

One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you for the nomination, Steven Craig Hickman, poet and philosopher from Dark Ecologies

One Lovely Blog Award.

Artwork by my friend Ruwan Hevawitharane

Drawing by Ruwan Hevawitharane
Drawing by Ruwan Hevawitharane

This was an art challenge I posed to my friend who was visiting me a few months back. I completely forgot. Sorry. This is to prove that everyone can draw regardless of their background. Ruwan’s background is in Finance but one day I gave him a pen and a piece of paper to draw instead of just looking at me draw my sketch of the day, after a few days, he finally joined in and this is the result. Pretty awesome don’t you think?

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