Sunday, 18 November 2012

Selfish

I discovered that doing something artsy and crafty -- is very personal. They say that if you do things yourself [read: DIY projects], you can save a lot, especially if you re-purpose or upscale or up-cycle or renovate. But i have found out that it is way more beyond that. After you have done DIY projects, you get this weird feeling.  There is this fulfilling feeling inside and then you smile [like crazy, like you know something others don't - that kind of smile].

Anyway, i think it is selfish. I mean yeah... don't get me wrong.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Memories of a Farm

I remember growing up in a farm near a river. Eating more than 2 viands in every meal (all vegetables, sometimes fish from the river), playing in the small trees, waiting for the strong wind to blow away the ripe mangoes, pick lanzones from the backyard, hunt for my favorite passion fruit from one tree to another, eat uncooked peanuts, the joy of summer harvest and playing in rice paddies, the planting and harvesting of corn, cultivating my own garden - it reminds me the kind of life i want to live. Suburban.

Yes I learned to live with internet, facebook, twitter, smartphones, computers, iPads etcetera. The consumerist world have carefully designed to carve our needs. The truth is, the consumers have no chance to give feedback about what they really need and want in the gadgets and electronics. Before the consumers discover the functions of their gadgets, the newer, more powerful technologies are launched. The business geniuses have designed many things and make you think you need them, not just want them. How did that happen? The internet has been a platform for advertisement and shaped how you think. You think, therefore you buy. :D

Sometimes you wish life is simpler again. Like i do now. But yeah, I have to go back to work.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Feeling Crafty

I'm guilty for always lurking at design blogs and memorizing tutorials on crafts and anything. Deep inside me is an art patron and maybe an artist wanting to be free. :D Ahem. Honestly i did some of the tutorials - hair clips for my daughter, padded organizer for my SLR (so i can carry it in my purse), 3 christmas wreaths (aha!), refrigerator bags for vegetables, crib mat for my daughter's playpen, re-purposed by daughter's long sleeved shirt into a cute blouse and the list goes on.

I want to do many things. It makes me very happy to do crafty things i dont know why. I thank God for this kind of opportunity.

Lord please bless the works of my hands and let all my creations be a proclamation of your glory. Thank you for those bloggers who served as my inspiration. I hope one day i will be able to share and be an inspiration to others too.

Love,
xxxx