Friday, 25 December 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Above drawing is actually something I proposed to Yani for her wedding stamp, but I failed to meet the deadline. With her wedding approaching the corner, she requested me just the scanned image of it. Maybe she can use it for something, she said. Apart from hers, I know I've missed few other orders too.
As a wife, daughter, sister and in-law I got to figure out how to be efficiently productive in everything I do. A friend said, what I do is multitasking, but what I discover is I CAN ONLY DO ONE THING AT A TIME.
Monday, 16 November 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Made of shell and some buttons from last year's Christmas gift from my brother. The letters are made using this alphabet stamp set.
It suppose to be a keychain, but I never use it as keychain. I used it once as pincushion.
This is my current notebook where I jot down my to-do-list. I stamped my husband's name on it(hm...perhaps should add R and S behind the M, so it would become Mrs. Khairuldin kan? Hihi). He suggest that I color the background of a mounting, so I experiment using a stamp I made for him recently.
Saturday, 7 November 2009
Just a little mishap while cutting the wood :)
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
1. Anasfadillah - Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat; kucing sepet yang melambai2) -Malaysia
2. Trisya - Rafflesia, Sompoton or Mt. Kinabalu - Malaysia
3. Cabbiena - Two sisters - Malaysia
4. Veda - Kai Kriye, Orchid or Easel - India
5. Jiji - Her Nite wish Umbrella - Malaysia
6. Ayu - Pincushion and Needle - Malaysia
7. Sweetwannur - Lips yang mungil or Rose - Malaysia
8. Iefa - Heartshape or Buttons - Malaysia
9. Diya - Chandelier, Swirls or Damask - Malaysia
10. Nurain - Sewing Machine - Malaysia
11. Beldandy - Cake or Cupcake - Malaysia
12. Rozela - Giraffe and Elephant - Malaysia
13. Miyyah - رِحْلِة الأَلْف مِيل تَبْدَأ بِخَطْوَة - Malaysia
14. Syairazali - Frog or Lollipop - Malaysia
15. Cik Zizee - Hello Kitty!!! - Malaysia
16. Pianina - Roses! - Malaysia
17. Jom Makan - Tuck & Power of Juju or Barbie - Malaysia
18. Ciketon Fazya - Her Orange Kitty or Cocoa Tree - Malaysia
19. Elizabeth Kuang - Couple Holding Hands - Malaysia
20. Fawa - A house with Boy and Girl - Malaysia
21. Wanjah - 1Malaysia or KLCC - Malaysia
22. Wan Anis Sorfina - Moshi Moshi Mushroom - Malaysia
23. Zai Kulim - Upin & Ipin or Hello Kitty - Malaysia
24. My Rayyan - Yarn & Needle (cop mohor dia, hihi) - Malaysia
25. Msdaisy - Rainbow and Butterflies - Malaysia
26. Mimie Azim - Keta pon ponn dia...hahaha - Malaysia
27. Sikurus - Her WBL logo - Malaysia
28. Atiqah - Graduation Mortar Board or Bee - Malaysia
29. Asmieyra - Mickey Mouse or Winnie the Pooh - Malaysia
30. Anin - Papa Mama & Baby Boy or baby Boy only - Malaysia
31. Ciyou - Eiffel Tower or Mirror with Handle - Malaysia
32. Redcomel - Pout of Lips - Malaysia
33. Rai - Rose (blog header) - Malaysia
34. Faraisha - Story of heart or Flowery Garden - Malaysia
35. Me, Myself & I - Cute Little Crab, Sun & a slice of lemon - Malaysia
36. Dizzee - Tulips & Buttons - Malaysia
37. Juniza - Teddy Bear - Malaysia
38. Shakeymirza - Bear hadiah ex-bf dia...hik hik... - Malaysia
39. Em's Family - Pregnant woman - Malaysia
40. Mijiworkshop - er...er...
41. Sweetcraft store - Sakura & simple butterfly or cupcake - Malaysia
42. Segalanyer kuterima - Winnie the Pooh & Cupcake - Malaysia
43. Bethany - Guinea Pig - USA
44. Puantanah - xbox360 console - Malaysia
45. Inasepi - Cat & Rabbit - Malaysia
46. Syakila - Rose - Malaysia
47. Inahasan - Love (heartshape) - Malaysia
48. Izue - Elephant - Malaysia
49. Agnes Sim - Malaysia
How are you guys doing? Having fun? We'll keep spinning until one LUCKY person fall off into the slit ya.
Monday, 2 November 2009
Apart from carving the tricolor stamp yesterday, I manage to mount a couple of my recent works. Actually I got my wood supply on Friday and went back to my hometown on Saturday. The cutting job was done on the deck by the river. So what I did yesterday was just glueing the stamps to their mountings.
It takes about 45mins-1hour. Argh.. got to find a more productive solutions.
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Yesterday, I went to a frame shop because my hubby asked me to send a poster to be framed. While there, I took out this miniature stamped-art from my purse and asked the tauke to help me frame it. Another customer came in.
Tak kisahlah lah. Hihi.
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Wahahahahahahahahaha....I feel so inspired!! Ting! Ting! Ting! Ting! Ting!!! From artwork, to stamp, and back to artwork again!
Sunday, 25 October 2009
BIG BIG thanks to Haslina. She's the only person who answer the call and I love her translated version of the page. As promised, she will be getting a personalized stamp from me. Hehe, still owing another stamp for Miyyah, she helped me to translate this last time. Thanks so much for the time and effort guys! I really appreciate it!
Here's the translation done by Haslina! Enjoy reading to those who can't read the original version in Malay!
Generating Income from the Art of Eraser-carving
The eraser, which is synonymous with a student’s life, comes in various shapes and appearances. It sole function, at least traditionally, was to erase mistakes made in writing but over time it has acquired roles and usage that far exceed its original purpose and function. The humble eraser has become a collectible item and in the case of one creative soul, the item is used to generate income. In this edition’s Kerjaya Pilihan (Career of Choice), e@siswa features an individual who is involved in the art of eraser-carving. Our writer takes a peek at the path taken by Melannie Khairunnisa Maisarah Mujip, more popularly known as Mango in the cyber world.
How long have you been involved in this field?
I first started carving erasers to be made into stamps in February 2008 after accidentally coming across a tutorial on the Internet. I then displayed the results of my attempts at eraser-carving on my blog and before I knew it, I began receiving orders from online acquaintances.
Is this a part-time career?
For me, eraser-carving started out as a hobby. I am still in the process of learning, but because I am constantly getting orders from customers, I can say that it has gradually turned into a part-time career.
How would you describe the returns from such an effort?
Because almost all the orders I receive involve the process of creating the pattern and the design, the work is definitely time-consuming. As for the income that I get from my effort, I can say that it is rather irregular as it depends largely on the amount of time that can be used to produce the stamp. The process of carving an eraser that is to be made into a stamp takes about one to three hours, and this does not include the process of sketching, discussion with the customer, the process of tracing, cutting the wood block and so on.
Where do the ideas for the design come from?
I play around a lot with the ideas that I have in mind but of course imagination alone is never enough. I also do a bit of research on the Internet and I also refer to books. I believe that if we are keen observers, anything aound us can be used as a source of inspiration.
What are the advantages of the eraser-based stamp?
The hand-made eraser-based stamp that I produce is a unique or one-of-a-kind product. Its uniqueness also lies in the fact that I produce specific designs according to the needs of my customers. Another advantage of the hand-carved stamp is that it has deeper grooves, thus making it suitable for claywork. With hand-carved stamps, we are also able to produce different stamping effects. They are definitely not the same as machine-made stamps but they are unique.
What are the challenges you face in this field?
One of the challenges is finding erasers in large sizes. However, this problem can be solved as we can also use other medium/materials, known as Linoleum. It is available in the form of blocks or sheets. I am actually more comfortable with erasers. Admittedly, some Linoleum blocks do have the texture and surface that really resemble those of erasers but unfortunately they are not sold in Malaysia. Of course, they can be bought online but the cost is rather prohibitive as the transaction involves US dollars. Linoleum sheets can sometimes be obtained from shops selling craft equipment but the textured surface makes it rather difficult for me to make pencil markings as a guide for carving. It also has a different stamping effect compared to the use of erasers but it has its own advantages, especially in terms of size and durability.
Small fonts still make me nervous. Before I start carving these kind of stamps, I usually take time to get physically, and mentally prepared.
Friday, 23 October 2009
I am featured in Kerjaya Pilihan (Carier of Choice) column. Click on the photo to read it. To those who is unable to read the original version in Malay, please read the translated version done by Haslina.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
But here's the truth. The mini mini mini stamp set was an express carving, done playfully and the workmanship is abit rough. No sketching or tracing process involved as I draw directly on the eraser surface.
1. Make a post and name an object/animal/plant etc that you want to see in a form of stamp. As an addition, if you win, I will make a handcarved stamp of your selected item, with your initial. The design, is a suprise and you will only see it when it arrive at your door. You can use it to chop the back of your handmade cards, letters, thank you tag, etc.
2. You may take any of these 3 photos to come along with your post, and don't forget, link your post to this Giveaway entry so other people can join the fun too.
3. Finally, after everything's done, leave a comment here to eligible you to enter the prize draw. Updated!!*Contest will be closed at 12 noon, Tuesday 3rd November 2009.
4. That's all. Good Luck!!
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Sometimes When I'm Dreaming
My Colouring Book
Past, Present and Future