Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Saya mahu tiru Nani Rostam!

I have always wanted a pair of glasses since school,
because I thought,
I'd look cool :)
so when I scored 6/6 for the eye test,
I felt (kind of) dissapointed.
Yes, I've been that STUPID kid,
who purposely read in the dark.

Tapi sekarang saya sudah sedar,
mujurlah penglihatan saya masih okay
(Terima kasih Allah kerana masih melanjutkan nikmat percuma ini..)

I was having difficulties carving the Machester United stamp recently,
my visions was (kind of) blurry, so
I rushed to the nearest optical store

The result

and days after that
while I was still worrying about the blurred-vision-thing,
and how it might affect my carvings,
I found this,

dan sekarang,
*sila baca tajuk entri ini semula.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Tuesday Thoughts

I have few designs in hand,
waiting to be carved into stamps.


I can't believe I have been carving erasers for 3 years!
Learning from scratch, sacrificing my pocket money for materials and tools,
Learning how to design,
And learning to develope my own style of carving.

That time not many people know that we can make our own stamps from erasers
(I mean in Malaysia),
and most stamp carvers I found in the internet, are making stamps for decorations only,
I mean, no one made it into business stamp with logo and tiny details, telephone number, email and website address.

I had many scary attempts,
Eventhough stamp carving is still new,
but funny I have this ambition,
to be a professional eraser stamp carver.


Actually, money is not the motivation for me to keep on carving,
Eventhough nobody order from me, I will still do it.
Because the passion is there.

Sometimes I feel a bit offended,
when people look at what I do as a way of making money,
and they are suggesting me to make a lot and a lot of it,
and sell it in consignment basis,
or make pamphlets, to promote my craft to attract more people.
If you noticed, I never even advertise in my blog
"How to Order Stamps",
(except lately when people start to drop inquiries in chatbox, comments, everywhere,
it makes me miserable trying to reply to everyone ~ so I had to display my email address in this blog),
because it's funny I take it so personal,
every stamp must be made from the heart,
I afraid if I'd be greedy
the passion is no longer there.

But you know in life,
Sometimes the road to success isn't parallel with the time for loved ones,
and sometimes when you stop and look back,
either it's you who have been left out, or it's them who have been left out of your life,
I don't want to miss a thing!

I almost decide,
to stop taking custom orders and shut down this blog,
but then I think it all over again,
I still have a long way to go!
I'm still in the beginning.

Please don't get me wrong,
I'm not miserable at the moment,
just sharing some of thoughts.

My loved one,
eventhough my dream is big,
but I'm willing to trade my dream for your dream if that what it takes,
May our lives will always be
in the blessing of Allah,
and InsyaAllah, I will keep on carving

Thank you to those who have always been supportive to Mangosteenskin!

Monday, 18 October 2010

Wedding Stamps

I am trying my best to cope up
with everyone and everything,
but I am just human,
not machine.

I'm catching up I guess!

But I want to apologize to those,
who still haven't receive my reply,
and especially to those who made order
but I failed to complete their stamps on time.