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Drawing on pebbles for my girls Lily and Katrin. Dragonfly and rose designs

Dragonfly and rose pebble art
Dragonfly and rose pebble art

Drawing on pebbles for my girls Lily and Katrin in Penang. Dragonfly for Lily and and rose design for Katrin. Presents made from my heart. They have been with me through thick and thin. I love you both. Thank you for being great friends xoxo

Sketch of the day no 479 in my art journal: Upcycled decorations on the beach hut

Recycled decoration

The Thais are so creative. Everywhere I go, there are decorations and objects made from found and discarded rubbish.  Who would have thought that old lighters and old plastic buoys could make such pretty decorations.
If I lived here, I wouldn’t run out of things to sketch.

Roses. Art chair by Ling #4

painted roses
painted roses

Another addition to the Art Chair series by my mum. This is a pretty painting of bunch of roses. I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am 🙂

Butterfly and hydrangea flowers. Art Chair by Ling #3


More painted chairs from my mum’s art collection. Have a great week!

Painted flower chair. Art by Ling #2 #FF

painted chair
painted chair

Another one of my mum’s paintings. She painted a lot of wooden stools. This one is of flowers.

Have a great weekend xoxo

Sketch of the day 254: Duck


I made this papier mache duck for my friend’s birthday. He’s someone who has everything but he also loves ducks, so I made him one ;p

1. Duck process 2. Duck papier maches

An afternoon at #Guardiancoffee thanx to Guardian @Lifeandstyle @Etsy UK + @joojonnie

Etsy Guardian Craft day
Etsy Guardian Craft day
BulanLifestyle Design
BulanLifestyle Design

I just spent the afternoon at The Guardian Coffee Shop at Box Park, Shoreditch attending the Etsy and Guardian reader craft event. Jonna Saarinen, the talented designer led the workshop.

It was a very relaxed informal, friendly and fun event. When we arrived, we check in and were sent to the bar round the other side of the room to grab a complimentary drink. After everyone arrived, Jonna, gave us a little talk on how to block print on tea towels and shortly after, we set off to make our own. She brought her own block prints and paints which we could use.

There were about 10 other people. I only managed to speak to the few next to me. Everyone had their own stories and came from different backgrounds. Most were artistic and craft related. Sabina and Victoria both have their own successful Etsy stores. Another lady who worked on computer graphics was about to embark on the Etsy journey

A big thank you for the event. I not only took away my first hand block print linen tea towel but also met some really interesting and talented people.

About the event:

Etsy & Guardian Reader Craft Event

Etsy and The Guardian have partnered up to offer an afternoon of craft workshops for 30 lucky Guardian readers on Wednesday 17th July.

The workshops will be held at The Guardian Coffee Shop in BoxPark and will be hosted by Etsy seller Jonna Saarinen (

In the hour and a half sessions Jonna and the Etsy team will be on hand to help you block print a tea towel in any design you choose! 

Jonna Saarinen is a Central St Martin’s graduate and set up her Etsy shop in 2011 as an outlet to sell her printed homewares.

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