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Midnight madness : Hot sake on a wintery night

Hot sake on a wintery night by Mt Fuji

It’s good to dream…

Midnight madness: Hot sake on a wintery evening at Mt Fuji
Acrylic on canvas.
Size: 300 x 230 mm
Price : GBP 180

I call this collection midnight madness because I started painting these at midnight. This is no 2 in a series of 6 which I did during lockdown.

For me, its always hot sake on a wintery night to keep me warm and cheery. We can’t travel for probably a while, but we all have good travel memories of far away places we can tap into. Cheers. Kampai. Have a happy weekend 🍢

Wonderfruit festival 2019 in Pattaya, Thailand

I haven’t been posting much here cos I’ve taken the month off from my art.

I just spent almost a week in Thailand visiting friends and to attend Wonderfruit festival, an art, music, wellness and ideas festival with a focus on sustainability and building a global community.

Watch my Wonderfruit festival 2019 highlights.
It was a fun filled memorable and magical 4 days of partying, dancing, wondering through the fields of Thailand from sunset to sunrise πŸŒ…

About Wonderfruit festival

Over the past five years, we’ve built a celebration of sustainability on six pillars: Art & Architecture, Farm to Feasts, Music, Family, Talks & Workshops and Wellness. This year, we continue to curate experiences that bring our global community together.

Website

https://wonderfruit.co/

Tengah Island conservation

Tengah Island conservation

The new Tengah Island conservation tee featuring turtle design by BulanLifestyle πŸ’πŸ’šπŸ’
I love it when my artwork is used for a positive mission. It’s what I always hope to achieve with all my works πŸ’š

About Tengah Island conservation

Tengah Island Conservation (TIC) is a non-profit biodiversity management initiative located on Pulau Tengah, an island within the Johor Marine Park, Malaysia. TIC is dedicated to the research, rehabilitation and regeneration of our natural environment. Our systemic and community-driven approach is to conserve and protect flora, fauna and marine ecosystems by informing, inspiring and involving relevant stakeholders, government, biodiversity specialists, the tourism industry, and local community.

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Kek lok si pagoda

Kek lok si pagoda, Penang

The only failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows ~ Buddha
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Sketch of the day no 1285 in my moleskine sketchbook: kek lok si pagoda. This heavenly 7 tier pagoda is built in the Burmese, Thai and Chinese architectural styles and was completed in 1930

Thai Pagoda from Wat Chaiya mangkalaran in Penang

Chedi Chaiya mangkalaram in Penang

Yesterday was a good visit to the temple to say a prayer and to pay respect to my ancestors. Some days I go in feeling unsettled but I always come out feeling at peace and blessed.

This trip I also want to say a big thank you to the temple for giving me a very special gift which I have been searching for a while now. I am thankful πŸ™
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Your work is to discover yours, and then with all your heart to give yourself to it ~ Buddha.

Sketch of the day no 1284 in my moleskine sketchbook is of the chedi Chaiya mangkalaram in Penang. It is part of the oldest Thai temple in Penang.

Chinese Pagoda

Chinese Pagoda in Kek lok si temple in Penang

Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still ~ Chinese Proverb

Sketch of the day no 1283 in my moleskine sketchbook : small pagoda pavilion at kek lok si temple in my hometown of Penang.

Happy Chap Goh Mei. Last day of Chinese new year.

Chinese New year with lion troupe

Happy Chap Goh Mei. Today is the 15th and final day of Chinese new year celebrations. It falls on the snow moon and this auspicious day is also our Chinese Valentine’s day.

Today was such a joyful day chasing lions and dragons with Chelsia Ng πŸ€—

I’m so sad that the lunar new year celebrations have come to an end, but I do hope the year of the pig will be a whole year of celebrating happiness, success and love for us all.

And yes, we believe in magic and unicorns πŸŠπŸŒ•πŸ’›πŸŽ‘πŸ’šπŸ™

Watch the Chinese New Year performance here:

What do you do when you have the travel bug?

Red vintage VW beetle

What do you do when you have the travel bug?
Sketch of the day no 1184 in my moleskine sketchbook is of a retro red VW beetle ❀️
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Sketch of the day no 1241 in my moleskine sketchbook : stag head from Pensao Amor in Lisbon.

Pensao Amor Lisbon

I’ve got my eye on you.
Today I’m happily sitting down and sketching.
Sketch of the day in my moleskine sketchbook is of a stag head from Pensao Amor in Lisbon.

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