Thursday, 24 December 2009

Blessed Christmas

Blessed Christmas to all!!!

May we all have an enjoyable time, stuffing our stomachs, dieting and getting ready for the new year!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Scrap Inspire Create December Challenge


For My Children

For my children,
Whose hands are still so small,
They fit into mine to rely, and to hold so tight.

One day, you both will grow so tall,
And I will wonder if my job has been done right?
You will eventually reach out for the sky,
May you shine like the stars in the night.

Soon you will hold another hand,
Then embark on your new lives.
Soon you will also have small fingers to guide,
You will then realise what it's like.
The happiness and discouragement,
That comes with undconditional love;
Because of these blessings from above.

Will you then be back,
To clasp the wrinkled hands,
Filled with lines and crease
But once held yours with ease?

Written by Me (AAMummy), for the two children who have put me through so much tests, self examination and self doubt, yet there's no way my love for them will waver; and perhaps that's why there is also so much hurt and disappointment somtimes.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Canvas Art

What have I been up to recently??? Rushing, rushing, rushing through the christmas pressies that I am supposed to make for family and friends before we leave for Singapore next Sunday morning. That is a total of 11 altered frames for the children's teachers and friends, 23 altered albums and 2 canvases. Then, there's the family gifts which I have yet to start on...sighs...I'm in trouble. Looks like there's no way I might be able to complete everything on time unless there are 48 hours in a day. And I think I have rushed through the pieces that I think I might just puke if there's another frame in sight for alteration! Has anyone felt that way before? Morale of the story: Might as well just start your hand made christmas pressies from the beginning of the year! 2 a month will be just nice in timing...Lols.

First Canvas I ever done. It's for LF. Our friendship goes back 19 years. OMG! It's been that long??? Well, the pics show her baby girl on her first year old birthday. I had to get a 40x30 cm canvas to accomodate so many photos. Hope she likes it. I like that rich pink color. I mixed that from poster paint. Only problem is I didn't seal the paint in, so there had better be no spills on the canvas.

Celebrate ONE
Celebrate One

Second canvas for a girlfriend I met in Shanghai. She is also Singaporean and turned out to be the hubster's ex- uni classmate! What a small world? Anyway, I called it 'Ladies of the House' cos her mum is living with her to help take care of her 2 little gals. I like this canvas better though it turned out quite differently from the original concept I had in mind. I mixed the blue from poster paint but added gesso to seal in the colors. I like how 'arty' the gesso made the canvas background look. Wat a saver!

Ladies of the House
Ladies of the House