This. I'm extremely proud of! It's something that I started a fortnight ago. Inspiration derived from the great Christine Middlecamp. Instead of doing a 12 x 12, this is a smaller version of 9 x 9. I think this is the most elaborate piece of work I've ever done! :)
A closer look.
It's a birthday gift for one of my dearest, closest gal friend / godsister of more than 10 years! Wow! 10 years... a decade. I never had a friend this long. We've gone through thick and thin, saw each other mature into a young woman. Probably spent the best part of my life with her and another dearie. Although I don't get to see her often these days, she's not far from my thoughts. I mean it's kinda difficult not to think about her, since we're on MSN and though we are too busy to private message each other, she's there! :) And that is comforting.
I can't get enough of this!
I didn't think I was going to make this pressie in time for her party. But I'm immensely proud of myself that I did! After countless late nights. I almost didn't wanna hand it to her haha! It's too precious. And then I realize. Disaster will descend the day where all my friends will say, "Stop making me anymore stuff... I'm running out of space!" Oh oh. It then dawned on me, I hardly keep any of the things I make. Who needs 5 frames when I'm a nomad in my own country. Having moved 6 times in the last 10 years... nomad! And no, I'm a Singapore citizen. I just happened to be one of those few who don't live with the parents and rent my own.
I have this problem with "stuff". I don't like things that collect dust. As much as I like to display photo frames, artwork, paintings, boxes, etc. It's a nightmare when dusting and moving home! I have 1 canvas frame made by a friend when we first met. 1. It's very pretty, and I love it very much coz it's my first canvas. But there is this imminent fear that after a few years, it will get dusty blah blah blah. So I keep it in a box. And display it when I have guests. So can you imagine if I have photo frames, I'll be so busy the night before my guests arrive! So Sometimes I find the layouts I do kinda redundant after a while. I wonder what will happen 2/3 years down the road when I've a shelf full of layouts... Haha. I'm most motivated when making gifts for friends. Somehow, I don't like the stuff I kept for myself much. What an irony.
Just for laughs! :) Disco Diva at the Parrrtyyy!