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Sketch of the day no 681 in my moleskine art journal: May the magic of the Blue Moon cast a dream spell on you… ~ The BulanLifestyle

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blue moon with quote

Bulan means moon and today is a special day filled with magic and love!

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal: May the magic of the Blue Mooncast a dream spell on you… ~ The BulanLifestyle

Wishing all my Muslim friends Selamat Hari Raya and Eid Mubarak. Sketch of the day no 667 in my moleskine art journal: ketupat raya

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Wishing my friends Selamat Hari Raya. Eid Mubarak.

Wishing all my Muslim friends Selamat Hari Raya and Eid Mubarak. Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of the traditional woven ketupat. Ketupat is made with rice or glutinous and woven with palm leaf and eaten as a side dish. It is also used as raya decorations in malaysia. Mohon maaf bantin dan zahir. Forgive my physical and emotional wrongdoings. Eid Mubarak.

Thank you for dropping by to the Femmes Plurielles exhibition last night. You are my angels

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A prayer: wings of love featuring the united colours of penang

Thank you to all my friends for your support by dropping by to the Femmes Plurielles exhibition last night. You are my angels.
My painting has been sold to a beautiful angel. I am blessed and grateful. Thank you xx

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A Prayer: Wings of Love by Bulanlifestyle. This painting is dedicated to my mother in heaven
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Femmes plurielles at the star pitt art gallery Penang
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A Prayer: Wings of Love by Bulanlifestyle for Femmes Plurielles

The exhibition will be on until 21st March 2015. All proceeds will benefit Women’s centre for Change Penang in conjunction with international women’s day.
Address: the Star Pitt art gallery
Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling
Penang
Opening hours 9am – 6pm

Femmes plurielles all artists work
Femmes plurielles all artists work

Femmes Plurielles: An all women’s group art exhibition organised by Alliance Francaise de #Penang at the Star Pitt art gallery

My Heaven by Ling
My Heaven by Ling. Acrylic on wood
Wings of Love by Tiffany Choong
A prayer: Wings of Love by Tiffany Choong. Acrylic on canvas

I am proud to be part of this all women’s group exhibition organised by Alliance Francaise de Penang in conjunction with International Women’s Day. All proceeds from the art sales will go to Women Centre for Change.

FEMMES PLURIELLES: ALL WOMEN’S GROUP ART EXHIBITION BY ALLIANCE
FRANCAISE DE PENANG 13th – 21ST MARCH 2015 AT THE STAR PITT

The work. A prayer: Wings of Love
Losing her mother last year, Tiffany recognized the struggle in coming to terms with her identity,
and relationship with the world without the mother/daughter dynamic. Her work is an exploration
of this concept.
She presents two paintings. One by her mother, and one in response to her mother’s work. The two
paintings present an almost telepathic and spiritual conversation of a bond between mother and
child. The art embodies the emotions and feelings of the artist. She expresses her secret desire to
travel to heaven to communicate her feelings to her beloved mother, transcending physical space
and time.
This is the internal dialogue between them.

Artist Profile
Tiffany Choong grew up in Penang, London and spent time in France. Her wanderlust nature began
at an early age as her mother was in the travel industry, and her exposure and introduction to art
was part and parcel of that free spirit lifestyle. Her style reflects her quirky and curious personality.
The subject matter is drawn from her love for nature and her surroundings.
For Tiffany, her art is a snapshot which captures a temporal moment of her life, her thoughts, her
experiences and emotions. She paints and draws what she feels in her heart. She keeps an art
journal which can be seen on her website.
Her personal journey as an artist has been a spiritual one and has been a journey of self discovery.
Her art has become her companion and her religion.

delivering my art work to Aliiance Francaise de Penang
delivering my art work to Aliiance Francaise de Penang

 

Femmes Plurielles

Click here for ARTIST PROFILE PDF

I am grateful for my safety. Thank you team Firefly ♡

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The crew of Firefly

Yesterday I flew  FIREFLY from Penang to Subang but the plane could not land due to bad weather. The plane circled Subang airport for 20 mins. Captain Zainal decided that we had to fly back to Penang before we ran out of fuel. We arrived back to where we started. Refueled. Tried again and finally 3 hours later, arrived at Subang, safe and sound. I am grateful. Thank you to the Firefly team
Coincidentally I took these photos of the Firefley crew before the incident. I woke up in the morning and some higher powers compelled me to do this. Now it makes sense… or does it?

Visiting relatives on Chinese New Year

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Chinese new year is spent with loved ones and visiting relatives. I celebrated my own way. I went to visit my parents at the Catholic cemetary. The gates were locked so I watched pathetically from outside. Then I went to the Thai Buddhist temple Wat Chayamangkalaran to visit my grandparents and great grandparents. It’s been a tradition for as long as I can remember. My mum used to tell me to go visit them during CNY. I carried on the tradition.

A spiritual journey. Thaipusam 2015 in Penang

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Thaipusam festival Penang 2015

Yesterday my friends Lily, Katrin and I embarked on a spiritual journey for Thaipusam. We joined the devotees with our offerings of Paal Kudam (pots of milk) Kavadi for Lord Muruga, dancing up the steps to Nattukkottai Chettiar Temple, botanical gardens, Penang

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Hindu Devotees, old and young, celebrating in Thaipusam
2. lily
Devotees celebrating Thaipusam, our own spiritual journey
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Devotees celebrating Thaipusam, our own spiritual journey

 

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Thaipusam festival. A vegetarian affair
5. Temples
Thaipusam journey. The many temples in Penang
6. Kavadi
Body piercing. Only for the true devotees who have made a vow to Lord Murugam.

Thaipusam is a hindu festival celebrated on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai when the star Pusam is at it’s highest point. The festival commemorates the ocassion when the Goddess of Love Parvati gave Lord Murugam, god of war, a divine Vel Spear to vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman.

The Hindu believers on this day carry offerings called Kavadi in different forms. Some women carry big Pots of milk on top of their heads, but mostly the men spear themselves all over their body and hook offerings on their body such as coconuts, some pull charriots, walk on sharp needle shoes. It is an amazing sight to see and intensely spiritual. The pilgrimage starts from one temple to another on top of a small hill.

The celebrations in Penang is the largest outside of India. If you ever travel here, you have to go and experience this.

Thaipusam Penang 2015
Thaipusam Penang 2015

To learn more about Thaipusam click the link below

https://www.facebook.com/PenangThaipusam

Sketch of the day no 508: Happy Thaipusam to all my Hindu friends

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Sketch of the day is to celebrate the Hindu festival of Thaipusam. Excuse all my spelling mistakes on this sketch. It was a hungover day…..

Thaipusam is a hindu festival celebrated on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai when the star Pusam is at it’s highest point. The festival commemorates the ocassion when the Goddess of Love Parvati gave Lord Murugam, god of war, a divine Vel Spear to vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman.

The Hindu believers on this day carry offerings called Kavadi in different forms. Some women carry big Pots of milk on top of their heads, but mostly the men spear themselves all over their body and hook offerings on their body such as coconuts, some pull charriots, walk on sharp needle shoes. It is an amazing sight to see and intensely spiritual. The pilgrimage starts from one temple to another on top of a small hill.

The celebrations in Penang is the largest outside of India. If you ever travel here, you have to go and experience this.

#sketch of the day no 455 in my moleskine art journal. Start your day with a big smile.

start your day with a smile
start your day with a big smile

Today’s sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal using my sharpie pens is a positive statement: Start your day with a big smile. When you wake up feeling positive, the rest of your day will be better too. Try it 🙂

Happy Sunday xoxo

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