We're Back!

Can't believe we actually left this blog quiet for a year! We're very sorry for the neglect. However, we still post on instagram and facebook regularly, so please follow us there to ensure you don't miss out on any updates. On a side note, we'd created separate Instagram account for personal stuff so you'll only be seeing work related posts (and occasional pics of sweet Milo) on our Dollgift account.

As of today, we'd closed our Etsy store to fully focus on our main website and Redbubble. You can find lovely wall arts, stationeries, clothing, phone cases and home decors of our artworks on Redbubble such as these:

Like what you're seeing? Head over to our Redbubble store for more - www.redbubble.com/people/dollgift/shop

If you're looking for something unique (think one-of-a-kind!) for yourself or a loved one, we offer customisation/ personalisation services as well. For instance, our couple portrait would make perfect wedding, anniversary or valentine's day gifts. You can choose from a selection of packages we offer to suit your needs. Please visit our newly added page - Shop --> Couple Portrait for full details. In fact, we spent quite an amount of time on re-organising this site so it's easier to navigate around than before. Feel free to drop us an email if you have any question!

Meanwhile we're working on wedding invitation cards series. Do subscribe to our blog or stayed tuned for updates on instagram and facebook.

That's all we have for you today.

Have a beautiful day. Have a cupcake.~

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❤ Blessings, Charllotte

One-Winged Angel

Sometimes I looked through my past works and wondered what inspired me to draw that or favour a certain style during that time. Other times, I have the urge to remove the 'uglier' works from my website but thought a better way would be to leave them as they are and create another version.

Interestingly, when I asked several friends to name their favourite work(s) of mine, ALL of them gave me different answers. Some of them felt a connection to a certain piece and others simply because they like the illustration/ style/ colour. I was actually quite surprised even my least favourite made it to the top of their list! From this experience, I learnt to appreciate all my works including those I find less desirable, because somewhere, somehow, there will be someone who like it. :)

Here's another re-work on my earlier piece titled, 'One-winged angel'. I was torn between keeping it in simple black & white or giving it a full colour since both will have a very different feel. Perhaps I'll try both! Ha.

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''We are all one-winged angels. 
Our task here on earth is to find another one-winged angel who will share his wing with us, to hold us. And together we can fly back to the most high.'' -Unknown

Art print and other merchandise available here >> Shop.

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Believe

I finally managed to complete a piece I've been working on for weeks. It took me this long not because it's a complicated piece but ever since I took on a part-time job 3 months ago, I'm having trouble finding a balance between my part-time job, rest and Dollgift. I'd promised myself to draw something on my off days, but all I wanted to do after 3 long days at work, is nothing.. I became depressed because of this. As each week passes, my fear of picking up my 'pen' to draw again increases. I was so afraid I'd lost touch with my creative self. But still, no matter how hard it gets, I chose to keep my faith. And one line at a time, I completed this illustration. Coincidentally, this piece is about holding on to our faith - trust every process, even if it means slowing down or taking a break. :)

''Faith is not about everything turning out okay. Faith is about being okay no matter how things turn out.''~

Art print available here.

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Brave Heart

Close your eyes, brave ones... and follow wherever your heart leads you.~

Art print is available in our store. We have also just added the following items to our product range!

If you reside in Singapore, you can also visit this retail shop that carry some of our mugs and cards - Cat Socrates. I love this shop so much! Each time I go there, I will buy something back. :p I'm sure you'll do the same. Have a wonderful week ahead~

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

New In Store~

Sorry I haven't been able to update my blog as much as I wished. Please do follow me on Facebook or Instagram for frequent updates.

The other day I was telling a friend about my feelings of inadequacy and lack of confidence in my work. And he said this to me, ''Dear Charllotte, you are one person doing several people's jobs; the creative aspect, production, sales & marketing, delivery and administrative.. and you expect yourself to excel in every areas. Isn't that a little too much to ask of? His words enlightened me. He was so right, I should be less critical and start giving myself more pats on the shoulder from now on.

Have you been kind to yourself? <3

Our web store has been up and running. All the products on my store are designed by me and printed in Singapore. The best part is, you can personalise them with your name or favourite quote at no extra cost. Here are just some of the many cute items we have:

Visit our Shop page for full product range! By making a purchase, you're helping me to keep my small venture going. Furthermore, 10% of the sale proceeds will go towards helping local animal shelters, so you'll be helping the animals too! We thank you in advance for your kind support.

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Our Web Store is Now Open!

After more than a month of preparation, our web store is finally up! Thank you for your patience. It's certainly not easy to manage Dollgift all by myself BUT it's all happy stress! :)

Anyway, I'd like to introduce you to some of our new products - mugs, thermal bottle and mousepad. All our products are printed in Singapore. My personal favourite is the stainless steel mugs. Not only are our mugs super adorable, you'll get to personalise them with your name or favourite quotes too! I'm sure they'll make great gifts (I heard Valentine's Day is coming?). ;)

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I'll be adding more items as we go along but our pre-order has already started! So hurry over to our shop to take a look now, www.mydollgift.com/shop

If you'd excuse me, my brain cells are dead and I need to go hibernate now. zzZz

❤ Blessings, Charllotte


Merry Christmas & Happy 2016

With Christmas just days away and 2015 almost coming to an end, I would like to sincerely thank each and everyone of you for your love and support over the year. Also because of you, I was able to contribute more to the causes I support compared to past years. I know 2016 is going to be an even more exciting year for me as plans are already underway for Dollgift, and I hope I'll continue to have you with me on this journey.

May the force be with you this Christmas and the new year ahead!!! Wooohoooo~~

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Goodbye, Grandpa

My grandfather passed away last week. In two years, I've lost two close relatives, my dad, Nono and now my grandfather. I've grown stronger mentally and emotionally because of these. Losing a loved one is a great reminder that nothing in life is permanent so cherish your life; be good to yourself, do the things that make you happy, have the courage to pursue your dreams and spend more time with people who matter to you.

Goodbye grandpa. Till we meet again~

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Updates~

Hello! We've added new designs to our existing product line - phone case, pillow, pouches, skirts etc. Also new in store are our t-shirts (for men, women and baby!) AND 2016 Calendar! 

Visit our store to see full product range, www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea/shop

Halloween is just around the corner (although I'm starting to count down to Christmas already. lol), have you decided what you're going to dress up as? Well, this would be us.... so be afraid, be very afraid...... Muahahahahaha!! >:)

Have a fun-filled day~

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Love Is My Religion

“I belong to no religion. My religion is Love.
Every heart is my temple.” -Rumi

Art print available on Etsy, www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift

I did two Night versions earlier, here's a Day version.

Drop me a message or visit my Etsy store to customise an illustration, www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift .

Also, we've added many new designs to our Redbubble store!

Click here to see full product range and start shopping now, www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea/shop 

Have a fabulous week ahead~

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

New works

''When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.'' -Wayne Dyer

Take time to relax, and enjoy a cup of tea. ~ <3

Art prints available on Etsy, www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift

Now I'm going to introduce the cutest Weenicorn to you. Meet Little Evans (L.E)!!! Isn't she the cutest?

You can follow @krisegirl on Instagram for more photos of L.E and her siblings. Let me tell you, they're all SO cute it's impossible to favour one over the other. In fact I had a hard time deciding which photo to work on.

If you'd like to win a free portrait of your pet as well, simply follow me on Instagram @dollgift. It doesn't matter if your furkid is here or in heaven, I'll pick a random photo from my follower list to work on next. Alternatively, you can also DM me photos of your beloved pet. If your submission is picked, I'll send you a high res digital copy of the portrait for FREE. You may keep the file, print it out to have it framed and hang on your wall or even print it onto merchandise. If you'd like for me to print it out and send to your home, printing and postage fee apply. If your submission is not selected, you can still customise a portrait of your pet. More information here, www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift

Enjoy your weekend!~

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Important Announcement

Hellooo everyone!

I've recently changed my name for good. From now on, my name would be Charllotte (pronounced as 'Sharlet'). Charllotte Ashlie in full. Boy, I LOVE MY NEW NAME! 

I'll also be changing my Chinese name (update coming up in my next post). I'm really excited about the change. It felt as though I was given a new lease of life. :p

More exciting news by Charllotte coming soon, I hope! :D

Stay safe and have a fabulous week ahead~

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Our Story & Free Pet Portrait

Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favourite. ~ <3

Customise this unique and thoughtful gift for wedding, anniversary, Valentines' day, housewarming or any other day. You don't need a special occasion to send a gift anyway. :)

You can also choose to customise a new design. More designs and full details here, 

This week's Free Pet Portrait is dedicated to an adventurous dog named, Poh! 
Poh is a 15 years young rescued dog. When his human parents found out that he has only limited time left on earth, they decided to bring him on a bucket list road trip. Poh's story went viral and has 121k followers on his Instagram cheering him on till date. The love of his parents touched me deeply. So here's a portrait of Poh, the amazing adventurer! You can show them some love and support by following them on Instagram @pohthedogsbigadventure.

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Now you can DM me photos of your beloved pet on Instagram or Facebook (whether they are here or in heaven) for next week's Free Pet Portrait. If your submission is picked, I'll send you a high res digital copy of the portrait for FREE. You may keep the file, print it out to have it framed and hang on your wall or even print it onto merchandise. If you'd like for me to print it out and send to your home, printing and postage fee apply. 

If your submission is not selected, you can still customise a portrait of your pet at a special price of US$68 (smaller dimension available at lower price). More information here, https://goo.gl/sGw2hR

Have a fabulous week ahead~

❤ Blessings, Rheea

*Photos of Poh are taken from their Instagram*

Meet Sully!

It's Free Pet Portrait post!

Last week I mentioned that I'd pick a random pet from my Instagram follower list to work with each week, but then I thought of my dear Nono in heaven and decided I want to give a chance to pet owners who'd lost their beloved pet as well. So, to all the pet owners (whether your pet is here or in heaven), feel free to send me a clear photo of your pet. If your submission is picked, I'll send you a high res digital copy of the portrait for FREE. You may keep the file, print it out to have it framed and hang on your wall or even print it onto merchandise. If you'd like me to print it out and send to your home, printing and postage fee apply.

Today, I've chosen this super tiny and adorable kitty, Sully, to work with. Sully was born with cleft nose/lip/palate. I think that's what made him more special! Anyway, the wonderful people at Utah Animal Advocacy Foundation (UAAF) took him in to give him all the love and medical care he needed, but unfortunately he passed away too soon. Even with his brief time here, Sully's beautiful story touches the lives of many, some who'd known him merely through FB, myself included. They even have a ‪#‎smilesfromsully‬ 's day on every Thursday where a random act of kindness is carry out in honour of little Sully! You definitely want to follow their page for more amazing rescue stories and cuteness overloaded photo/video updates of the animals >> For the Love of Ruby

Photo of Sully I used. Isn't he the cutest?

Photo of Sully I used. Isn't he the cutest?

Now you can start sending in photo of your beloved pet for next week's Free Pet Portrait (leave me a message on Facebook or DM me on Instagram). If your submission is not selected, you can still customise a portrait of your pet on Etsy.

Good luck! 

PS: I've added new designs to my Redbubble store, do check them out, www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea/shop :*

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Superhero Adventure (part 8)

I've decided to expand my search for superheroes to non-superheroes as well since many interesting characters I spotted can hardly be classified as a superhero. This was one of them.

I found this cute little fellow as I went hiking in the forest over the weekend. He was watering some mushrooms.. many mushrooms actually.. like literally over hundreds or even thousands of them? He told me he lives there with his brother and they both have a thing for mushrooms.. not sure why. I think he mentioned something about it making them grow taller and stronger? Hmmm...

Which character(s) would you like me to search for next? Share your thoughts and fantasy with me! If your idea get selected, not only will you be able to see your favourite character posted here, you'll also receive a print of the drawing which you can hang on your wall and see everyday! ;)

I don't post my Superhero/Character Adventure here all the time, so if you don't want to miss it, follow me on Instagram, http://instagram.com/dollgiftbyrheea
Or FB page for firsthand updates, www.facebook.com/DollgiftByRheea .You can also subscribe to my website; I'd specially created a gallery page for my adventure!

Also, I've uploaded new designs to my Redbubble store, don't forget to check them out!

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Now head over to my store to see MORE, www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea/shop

Have magical week ahead~

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Sweet Friend & Bella

We all have that one friend who will always be there for us in good times or bad. You know you can be your completely weird, goofy self around them (sometimes they may even be weirder or crazier than you!). I'm blessed to have a few such friends in my life (you know who you are). Thank you for loving me for who I am. I love you! <3

Art print is available on Etsy

Also today, I want to introduce you to SWEET Bella, the miniature dachshund (surprise, Rachel!! :D) Rachel is a follower of mine on Instagram for quite a while now.

Starting this week, I'll be picking a random (pet) follower on my Instagram to customise a portrait weekly. If your pet is picked by me, you can contact me and I'll be glad to send you a high res digital copy of the drawing so you can print it out if you like. Best part is, it'll be FREE of charge for you. ;D

Photo of Bella I took reference from

Photo of Bella I took reference from

Join in the fun by following me on Instagram @dollgiftbyrheea now, your pet might be the next lucky one to be chosen! Alternatively you can customise a similar portrait as this one of your pet at US$68. Dimension of this drawing is 14''x11'' (I can do other dimension as well). If you prefer the portrait to be printed out and send to your house, cost for printing and postage apply. Feel free to drop me a message to inquire!

Don't forget to follow me on Instagram! You can also follow Bella here @rachel_am_i

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Happy 50th, Singapore!

One of my favourite childhood memories was spending time at the iconic Dragon-shaped playground with my brother and cousins. We enjoyed playing 'catching' (police and thief), 'one leg' (hopping around with one leg) and lighting up the whole playground with candles and lanterns during Mid-Autumn Festival. Haha! Oh... those were the days! 

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Singapore has come a long way and I'm truly blessed to be a part of the country. I wish for Singapore's peace, harmony and prosperity always.

Have a wonderful long weekend, fellow Singaporeans!~

❤ Blessings, Rheea