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March 2015

Sketch of the day no 560: Happy Easter Bunny Greeting Card

Happy Easter Bunny
Happy Easter Bunny

Easter is just around the corner, so I thought I’d make an Easter Greeting Card for my readers.

Wishing you a Happy Easter!

May the weather improve and the sun come out to play xoxo

Uniqlo Jump for Joy xoxo

Uniqlo Malaysia Yin and Yang photo

My friend Chelsia Ng and I choreographed this ‘Jump for joy’ photo for Uniqlo Malaysia.  She is wearing blue demim shorts from Uniqlo and I am wearing Uniqlo Heat tech and Charcoal denim skinny Jeans. She is on the beach in Penang and I am at Aiguille du midi, Altitude 3000m in Chamonix, France.
You can see the photos on our instagram accounts. @ChelsiaAng @BulanLifestyle_art or #uniqlomy

Thank you to Uniqlo Malaysia for our denim outfits.

Have a joyful week xx

#sketch of the day no 559 in my #moleskine #artjournal: #Addicted to #life or slave to #technology? I can’t live without my #ipod #samsungphone #sketchbook and #fabercastell pens

Addicted to life

Monday sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal: Am I addicted to life or slave to technology? I can’t live without my ipod samsung phone sketchbook and fabercastell pens.
What can’t you live without?

Sketch of the day no 558 in my #moleskine art journal:Vive le Fromage ♡♡

Vive le fromage

Sketch of the day no in my moleskine art journal is inspired by all the French cheese I’ve been eating! Vive le Fromage ♡♡

Sketch of the day no 557 in my moleskine art journal: Chamonix Aiguille du midi Mont Blanc

Chamonix mont blanc

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is inspired by my trip up to Chamonix Aiguille du midi.

Sketch of the day no 556 in my #moleskine art journal: Montenvers rack railway cogs from my trip to La mer de Glace, Chamonix, France.

Rack railway parts Montenvers Chamonix

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal are Montenvers rack railway cogs from my trip to La mer de Glace, Chamonix, France. Engineering parts are beautiful. This is where science and art is combined to create something functional yet beautiful.

Day 5 A visit to the Musee Alpin, Chamonix

Musee Alpin, Chamonix

Today the weather wasn’t great for me. Visibilty looked bad so I decided not to go skiing. Instead, I went to visit the Alpine Museum in Chamonix town.  The museum is in a beautiful palace like building.  It displays the history of the valley including print making, alpinism, skiing and tourism.

Print making and cartography

I particularly enjoyed learning about printmaking and why it was useful in the 18th century. Printmaking made reproduction possible. It appealed and was accessible to the masses. Tourists who started to arrive en masse to Chamonix during the golden age of alpinism created demand for souvenirs that they could take home. These prints were mainly made by engraving on metal plates. Cartography and landscape prints were popular.
As techniques improved, artists were able to become more creative with their designs.
Printmaking is a skill I really want to explore. I love the retro stylised Chamonix posters. They capture the glamourous golden age of skiing.

Chamonix retro vintage poster

Sketch of the day no 555 in my moleskine art journal: My Oakley goggles and wooly headband

Oakely goggles and wooly headband

I love to travel and draw. Today’s sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal: My Oakley goggles and wooly headband. Essential ski accessories for a gloomy day in the mountains. Even if the weather’s bad, it just means less skiing, more drawing and possibly eating. I am in France after all 🙂

Day 4 Mer de Glace, Montenvers, Chamomix, France

Montenvers, la mer de glace

La mer de glace (sea of ice) is France’s largest glacier measuring 7km in length and 200m in depth.
Our journey starts in Chamonix town where we took a 20 mins train ride up to Montenvers Alt 1913m. Then it’s a 2 min cable car ride down to a platform where we have to walk 420 steps down into an ice grotto. It’s not a long tour. The ice grotto is about a 50m loop. It’s quite spectacular to walk through the glacier. I thought people used to live in there but my brother just laughed at me. I failed to read the info. Lol
Back at the top, if the weather is good there are great views but it was snowing. The whole trip took us 2h 30 and it was free with our ski pass.

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