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Wishing you a happy new year!

Bestnine 2018

As the last day of 2018 draws to a close, I take time to reflect on what I have achieved this year.
I have been guilty of forgetting successes and focusing on failures so when people ask me I would tell them my year was OK when in reality there is no shame in failure if you can overcome it or learn from it.
This year has been incredible, amazing, not just OK. It has been a turning point in my outlook in life. It’s not that this year is better than last year but the difference is that I have learnt to appreciate myself and finally acknowledged how much I have achieved and grown.
My art journey dragged me out of the doldrums and I have learnt a lot about myself and what I can achieve since I started my sketchbook in 2013.
I sincerely wish everyone one of you a happy new year and may the new year bring us love, peace and joy ❤️

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I’m not a good hunter… I stand around and graze all day.

Tapir

I’m not a good hunter… I stand around and graze all day.
Sketch of the day no 1170 in moleskine sketchbook: tapir skeleton.

Please check out my Etsy shop.

Etsy.com/shop/BulanLifestyle

It’s taken a while but I’ve finally uploaded some of my new paintings onto my Etsy shop.

My new year’s resolution is to start being more organised and focused with my art and to start selling works.

Otherwise how am I to survive as an artist?

I don’t have a gallery yet to sell my art for me. (someone jump in here!) Selling and marketing has never been my strong point, which is why I’m an artist. Ironically, without the sales skill, I will not survive doing what I do. Maybe this is the reason artists have part time jobs.

If you have been following my blog for a while you probably have realised that I do have part time jobs. Visit PenangLocal.com where my friend and I blog about our hometown, manage airbnbs and offer guided food tours.

Now go check out my shop, create some traffic and help to share the news. 🌹

Thank you for your support. I appreciate it 🙏

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The pink tiffin carrier

Pink tiffin carrier

The pink tiffin carrier.
Yes or no? Food is best shared with the people you love. 🌹

Mixed media on acid free paper
Size 410 x 295 mm

Available from my Etsy shop.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BulanLifestyle .

The purple tiffin carrier.

Purple tiffin carrier

Happy Monday.
Now that I have painted these nostalgic traditional lunch boxes from my childhood, it’s time to learn to cook the food that goes inside.

The purple tiffin carrier .

Mixed media on acid free paper
Size 410 x 295 mm

Price RM 600

The red tiffin carrier.

Red tiffin carrier

The red tiffin carrier. These remind me of my childhood when they were used to bring food from my grandma’s house to our house for lunch in Penang. It’s our local version of a traditional lunch box.

Mixed media on acid free paper
Size 410 x 295 mm

Time is ticking…

Time is ticking

When I was younger time and energy was abundant, it was never something I thought about. Now time feels limited and energy is on reserve. It’s made me revalue my life and prioritise better how I want to spend the rest of my time on Earth 🌍

Time is ticking.
Mixed media on paper.

Size 305 x 230 mm

Goat Skull

Goat skull

This is another piece of artwork from my London trip. I was definitely more productive then I remembered.

You can escape from living your life but you cannot escape death.

Mixed media on paper.
Size 305 x 230 mm.

Life is short.

Golden skull

I forgot I had done this in London whilst I was going through my skull phase. I often think of death and my time left on earth. Sometimes I get depressed, sometimes it spurs me to get on with living my life to the fullest ☠️💀

Mixed media on paper.

Size 305 x 230 mm

Price USD 200

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