Happy 7th Birthday to Xavier!

My little boy boy turns 7 today. Happy Birthday to Xavier. Wishing him good health and happiness. Stay cheerful and remember to smile more often.

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Happy 9th Birthday to Shermayne.

My little princess is 9 this year. Happy Birthday to her and wishing her good health and happiness. May all her dreams come true and stay cheerful and lovely always.

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DIY Minion Lantern.

Mid-autumn Festival is coming soon and one of Shermayne’s school project is to create a handmade lantern using recycled materials particularly empty milk carton. She asked me for opinion and help. So we started to discuss and brainstormed on it. She suggested house, boat and I suggested animals like elephant, cow, rabbit, etc. Nothing really special or unusual strike us. After further discussion and study on the shape of the milk carton, I finally suggested making a Minion. Yes. The Minion from the famous “Despicable Me”. We are all excited and agreeable on this idea and I began to sketch out the idea.

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After sketching out the idea, we began to discuss on the materials and equipments needed. We then gathered all the items needed for this project.

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Things needed :

  • Empty milk carton
  • Glue
  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Ice-cream sticks
  • Acrylic paint (White,Blue and Yellow)
  • Paint brushes
  • Double-sided tape
  • Markers
  • Crayon (white or light gray)
  • String or thread
  • Pen knife and scissors

We are now ready to start:)

Using the marker, we first drew the mouth and cut it out using the pen knife or scissor. Do not throw the ‘cut out’ portion of the mouth, we need that for the ‘hands’ later.

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Cutting and preparing for the goggles and eyes.

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Cutting and preparing for the ‘teeth’ and ‘hands’.

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Once everything is done, we are now ready to start painting:)

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Painting of ‘hands’ and assemble the goggles using glue or double-sided tape.

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Once done, we can now assemble all parts together using glue or double-sided tape. I personally prefer double-sided tape as it is less messy.

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Now we are left with some very minor details to add on. Using the black marker, we can add some ‘hair’ on it and using the light color crayon, we can add some ‘dashed line’ on their overalls. Then we are all done!

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Taadaaa… Our DIY Minion lantern!

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This is definitely a fun and exciting family activity. Do try it out:)

Year of The Snake.

I have been really busy with work recently that I almost do not have the time to complete this Chinese New Year Greeting illustration. Finally managed to get it done just before the CNY.

Wishing everyone prosperous, healthy and wealthy year of The Snake.  恭喜发财!万事如意!

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Did a simple CNY greeting for my company as well.

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Bearded Dragon Tattoo.

Did my first project for the year 2012. And yes, it has to do with dragon. Was required to design a tattoo sticker base on Bearded Dragon that should appeal to kids from 3 – 12 years and of course, adults who are young at heart.  I proposed 2 designs for them to choose and below is the one they selected.

…and the proposed but not selected one…

It’s Party Time!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a blessed 2012 ahead. This year Shermayne and Xavier are also inviting their friends to our house for a mini X’mas party. So as usual, I will have to do the invitation card for them. Before I even started doing this invitation, Shermayne has already done hers and she showed it to me and said she wants her ‘invitation card’ to ‘appear’ in my illustration, just like last year. I’m so happy to know that she actually enjoy doing the artwork with me:)

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Below is a close-up on Shermayne’s ‘invitation card’.