Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Don't judge a gorilla by his looks

My grandma always finds it funny that despite my size, I have one of the most sensitive tummies.

The gf has taken to calling me her delicate flower because of the delicate state of my stomach. So I've become known as the delicate gorilla-flower. 

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Custom orders for Christmas ornaments

I felt a sense of Deja Vu. This time last year, I remember thinking to myself that I should put up listings for custom orders for Christmas ornaments. And now it's a little too late for that since it takes me at least 4 days to fulfil one order and it seems to take longer than the instructions said it would to dry. It must be the humidity in Singapore, it's monsoon season now too.

The good news though, is that the one custom order that I did manage to do turned out pretty nicely despite it being my first time using dough. I had no idea how it would turn out but I had a vague idea of how I wanted it to look and tried to manipulate the dough as best as I could.

Looks a little bug-eyed but exotic short hairs (or as I like to call them affectionately, pancake-faced cats) tend to look that way anyhow. Still need to refine my technique and the finish but I like the overall look of it.

If you'd like a custom order for a Christmas ornament of your cat or almost any animal, feel free to send me a convo with a picture. Of course, this means it will have to wait till next year... by which time, I hope, barring early onset dementia, I will remember to have custom listings up for people to order from.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Dream Big Little One

Today, I finally got the stamp that I ordered and had so much fun trying it out stamping it everywhere on a piece of paper. I got so much joy out of it.

When I was young, I thought cashiers had so much fun pressing the register buttons. I also thought the guy at the supermarket that used that hand-held machine where you press a lever and you stick a price tag onto an item had the most fun job ever. I guess I still find the act of stamping/sticking labels fun.

The waitress that came around with our food chuckled a little to herself when she saw me stamping away so happily. I must have looked all of 4. Quite a sight if you imagine an overgrown gorilla stamping away with glee.

Can't wait to use it for the first time tonight when I prepare an order to send out!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Calendar 2014?

Last year, I kicked myself for not making a calendar in time for 2013.

This year, I kicked myself for not thinking of it sooner and for not remembering.

Thinking about a theme to draw for 2014. Recently all I seem to get inspiration from are cats.

The girlfriend used to tease me about turning into the Crazy Cat Lady's boyfriend. I think I've surpassed that and escalated into the Crazy Cat Man.