Jun 22, 2017

Fuchsia Lips

Practicing beauty portrait illustration.....
I like her, she looks like a tough and smart lady, editor-in-chief kind of women.

Nose is always the hardest part to draw! :(

Skills, Dreams, Goals

Real good thoughts by Margaret Zhang I read on Coveteur. I've been following this brilliant young lady since a few years ago, far before she has hundred thousands of followers on Instagram. I think she's really smart, unique, and different. She achieved so much on her age, I envy her a lot for her creative values. Now, as I see her constantly creating and turning everything into her 'world', I know that she's one of the girls we can look up to. From what I read in articles (and last week I bought the ELLE with her on the cover), I think she is really smart. She is much more than a girl with excellent Instagram feed. She knows what she wants and how to achieve her goals. Totally the kind of girl I like and would love to learn from.

Jun 16, 2017

Pretty Girls

The most beautiful girls are the ones who love themselves for who they are. Because instead of changing their appearances, they embrace what they have. And I think that's really beautiful.

Jun 6, 2017

Back to Painting

Currently feel so disconnected to the outside world for everything that happened around the globe lately, bombing, shooting, attacking each others for the sake of politic (covered up under religion issues). I feel so numb and the phase where I just don't care is currently here. I thank God that I'm currently occupied with a lot of deadlines, so I had no time to dig up news about everything. I've been also avoiding driving in Jakarta because hell.. The traffic is insane. Also lucky me for not having many meetings during this Ramadan month, so the travel I had lately is only between my house, my mom's and my mom in law's. Whenever I feel this way, I always remind myself that painting always feel so good and it makes my mood better. So I paint.

May 29, 2017

Ahi Tuna Bowl, Jakarta Bombing and Ramadhan Week #1

*The Mother We Share - CHVRCHS playing in the background*

So many things happened lately. 

In fact, too many emotions crumpled together all at once. Last week I was having one of the best times with my old friends from Soho (Ogilvy). We had dinner at Kashiwa, one of the best Japanese restaurant in Blok M area, in the same square with Daitokyo - but the queue is crazy.  I ordered quite a lot at that time because I was really hungry so I had a cold soba and a lot of grilled skewers. Ugh, so good. I met with my former colleagues, whom I don't really prefer to be called as friends, I think the bond is more like cousins. We rarely meet, I rarely reply their group chats, but once we are together, we couldn't stop laughing. They all are older than me, to call them friends is an understatement. 

While we were having dinner, I received a screenshot text from a friend telling that there was a bomb exploded near to my old house. I was pretty worried at that time and immediately checked my parents, my sister and my closest friends. Last year another bomb exploded at Thamrin area and I wasn't as scared as this time. I don't know, maybe because it exploded at an area that is really familiar to me. It's an area that I used to pass every day to get to my house. It's very close, not even 1 km far. I moved a year ago to a new house with my mom and I really thank God for that. The social atmosphere in Jakarta hasn't got any better, well maybe a tiny bit, after the governor election last month. It feels like everyone has an agenda and everything doesn't feel the same anymore. And this thing happened. It feels so chaos and I choose to stay away from the online world quite a lot and also physically. I chose to stay at home or at my Mom's house, because that's where I feel safe the most.

A scanned tissue paper - 
that pink stain is actually juices from dragon fruit that spilled onto my white desk.

These Instax below features a few different events from my recent daily happenings. Our newly installed floating desk from Ikea, which now is a perfect display for my books. My Alice's book (Yayoi Kusama) that I haven't finished yet. An Instax of my hubby looking messily handsome (I love man with beard and now I married one, ha!). Honu, a newly Pok√© bar in Kemang - an area that I love & hate the most. I tried their Two & Two poke bowl and boy, I have to go back there soon because they're so good. 

Did a few shots wearing a home dress (Daster, in Bahasa Indonesia) 
that I used to wear to the office back in 2012. And an old denim jacket.

Me - Puri - Katherine Karnadi - Kitty Manu at Instax SQ10 launch event at Lucy in The Sky

These squared Instax are dream came truuuu. Fujifilm invited me to their Instax SQ10 event a couple of weeks ago and I ended up wanting their new squared Instax really bad on my way home from the event. The Instax SQ10 camera has a screen on it so we can see the pictures before we decide to print it into a square Instax. Crazy, I know, they're like violating the unwritten rules of Instax - BUT I LOVE IT hahaha. And a squared Instax? Count me in.

I might be sharing more Instax in the next few posts because I have tons of it scattering on my desk. Thanks to Fujifilm for the gold Instax Mini 70 I received a few months ago,