Wednesday, January 01, 2020

January 2020 ~ Happy New Year !

~ January 1st, 2020 ~

Happy New Year To All !

First of all, I would like to greet you all with a smile on this 1st day of the year 2020 before I start to make you cry later on ( keep reading and you will know why )
 I need to start the day happy no matter what , forget the blues and heartaches which actually greeted me today the moment I woke up and opened my eyes. Nah...Life goes on for me anyways.... bad things will pass ... better ones will come later ... hopefully. 
Just like there were so many bad events happening all over the world these days and people just keep moving on  . There were so many reasons why our tears were constantly flowing on our face , one after the other - Hurricane Dorian, California Fires, Bush fires In Australia,  flash floods in Indonesia, escalating war in Iraq and Shooting down of passenger planes , volcanic eruption in New Zealand, Earthquakes in Philippines , Violent Rallies in Hongkong and the list goes on and continues even until now while I write this down. I felt sad deeply but I have no reason to be down, I need to move on . I need to look at the brighter side of life and keep on moving forward. Even with all these disasters in my mind constantly reminding me that I must never loose hope as long as I live. My heart goes to all the people and animals affected during and after these horrific events. So heart breaking to see their sufferings as recorded and shown via social media. Just  the photos alone already painted a million words to everyone out there infront of their tv, laptops and phones.  Distressing . horrifying ... sickening... and scary! The world is falling apart ! And we must take action ...not just cry our hearts out.

Bushfires are a common and deadly threat in Australia's dry summers

Port Macquarie Koala Hospital launched a GoFundMe last October 2019 for wildlife drinking stations in burnt out areas.

Volcanic Eruption off New Zealand  where 13 people are feared dead.
( Dec. 8, 2019 )

Despite of the fact that Mother Nature had unleashed considerable fury in 2019 leaving the biggest natural disasters of the year we should all still be happy and thankful that we are here, alive and kicking to help and make a change for the better We are the lucky survivors of 2019 and ready to continue our journey to 2020 and beyond.

For the time being, what I do to lessen the distress and heartaches from what I see nowadays on social media is actually isolating myself  in a room surrounded by my paints, tools., brushes and canvasses.

Liquitex Basics  Acrylic Paints

Mont Marte Canvas / Ikea Frames

Yes, I had decided to paint again after converting 1 of our storage rooms into a painting room since last October 2019. 

 During that time last year, I had cleared and  cleaned this room thoroughly.  This room had been neglected over the last 6 yrs. And now ? not anymore.
We normally  just dump our broken pc, monitors, printers, bike pipes, old clothes and broken suitcases in there. Anything we just wanna dispose later , we all put in there. So, I had given away all the old clothes to charity and had thrown away the unusable stuffs. Now its a very neat , tidy and bright art space where I can do my acrylic paintings until the wee hours of the night. I am a typical night owl ... Lol ! 

Photo A . = My 1st Dutch Pour Painting 

But of course, I still do my beading aside from my acrylic painting.  And I could now even combine these 2 forms of art into one. So cool isn't it ?

Charm Bracelet with my painted self made clay beads.

Clay beads dipped on the left over paints of my dutch pour painting pictured previously Refer to Photo A above..

My own air dried painted clay beads.
Aren't these beads so unique and beautiful ?
Although I am now beading in a much lesser pace than before.  I  now only do some beading if I have an upcoming tutorial for the next month, then I would create the jewellery samples for the class  to be displayed at KME Academy I do my practical beading workshops at least twice a mobth during Saturdays. 

Please do check for my upcoming tutorials here

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See you again soon !