Sweetness Overload

I think I may suffer from overdose of love over the week for my birthday. :p

I'm not one who enjoy being the centre of attention so naturally when friends wanted to celebrate my birthday for me, I was stressed out. But knowing how much it would mean to them, I'd agreed to meet up over a simple meal. That was how I'd spent my birthday week.. simple cosy dates with my closest friends. :)

My BFF knows how much I'd missed my Nono and gave me this dachshund balloon! So cuteeee! 

And mini Nono immediately took on the role of a 'big' brother.

You've probably heard about my obsession with Angels by now. So YES, I got these for my birthday. Woohoooo~ my Angels collection is growing! :D

I'm not exaggerating when I say my heart is bursting with love. Just hours ago, I received this sweetest parcel in my mail box. 

Thank you for reminding me that I'm loved. 

My wonderful buddy, Holly from Oklahoma had sent me these sweet little ornaments. I know she made these pretty stars by herself! Her loving words of encouragement brought tears to my eyes. Thank you, buddy. :')

You know what's the most amazing part? Holly and I have never met in person. I got to know this awesome girl back in 2009 when I started Dollgift and worked on my very first blog. So we've actually 'known' each other through blogging! Over the years we'd exchanged several letters, gifts and loads of love.

Angels can appear in many forms, and I've no doubt my lovely buddy is an Earth Angel. 

Do you believe in Angels like we do? If you do, I'd love to hear your stories. :) 

Have a beautiful week ahead.

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Nono's Birthday & Basic Illustration Class - Lesson 6

Lesson 6 was something new and very fun! Haha. You probably heard me say the same thing every week but I really enjoyed every lesson.

For this lesson, we learned how to use references as a base to develop on (paint over). 

I created this from an image reference. Unfortunately I forgot to create a new layer before painting over it, so I don't have the original image now. :/

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Exploration. Alien invasion?

Oh no! More aliens?!

Then I got bored. And changed the colour... I love my new colour!

And added this. A devilish fairy! Things start to get exciting...

Then Jimmy suggested that I put in a frozen villain. So I came out with this!

I'm pretty proud of the outcome. This must be the BEST fantasy art I'd created so far! Heh heh. What do you think? :)

If you liked what I've shared so far, do stay tuned for our lesson 7 recap next week!

Also happening last week, we celebrated Nono's 12th birthday. Since his diagnosed with mast cell tumor nearly 3 months ago, I'm glad he's still active and eating very well. There are around 8 masts all over his body at the moment; some have since reduced in size but the one at his mouth is not looking good.

We're still praying for the best and hope we'll get to celebrate his 13th, 14th, and more birthdays with him. Stay strong my boy!

❤ Blessings, Rheea


Happy birthday to me~

Happy Monday!

On Saturday, I celebrated my 32nd (opps, I mean 23rd birthday! :p). Here's a picture of me looking extremely happy with my birthday gift! :D

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I must say that I have been very fortunate to have my birthday wishes coming true every year. So this year, I had wished for my dad to be well and healthy again.^^

Thank you for all your encouragement and prayers for my dad. He is still under observation in the hospital. Please continue to send him positive healing energy!

Have a beautiful week ahead.

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Teddy

Another design for my gift card collection!  

As I'm working towards the licensing industry, I've been experimenting with more colourful artworks. Some of you may have noticed the gradual change from my black and white style to pastel coloured illustrations over the years. I guess the challenge is in trying to create drawings that more people would buy (I dislike the word 'commercialized') but at the same time not losing my style.

Well, I did a few variations on this piece. Let me know what you think! :)

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If you like 'Teddy' and would like to purchase the art print, please visit my Etsy store HERE

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Oh by the way, if you have subscribed to our RSS feed, you may noticed repeated images for my last few blog posts. I'm so sorry for any confusion. I'd feedback to the Squarespace team and they are addressing the issue now. Hopefully the error will be resolved soon. 

On another note, my 'Rain or Shine' art print was featured in the Etsy treasury by Inkspired. Check out this lovely treasury HERE

Have a beautiful new week ahead!

❤ Xoxo, Rheea & Nono

 

The boy in my drawings

Hellloooooooo!! Hope your weekend was great~

I promised to post photos of my Nono boy in my last post, so here you go!

When he was just a little pup! (Don't worry, he didn't get to eat the snickers)

When he was just a little pup! (Don't worry, he didn't get to eat the snickers)

Falling in love with my blue seal

Falling in love with my blue seal

Enjoying a scrub

Enjoying a scrub

I always enjoy watching him take his shower (sounds pervert huh). He would look so cute like a little otter

I always enjoy watching him take his shower (sounds pervert huh). He would look so cute like a little otter

Waking him up from his nap just so I could snap photos of him :p

Waking him up from his nap just so I could snap photos of him :p

Talk to my hand

Talk to my hand

Sleepyhead

Sleepyhead

Close-up <3

Close-up <3

Couldn't love this face more

Couldn't love this face more

The only photo I have of him looking so mature and smart

The only photo I have of him looking so mature and smart

And finally, a photo of him on his 11th birthday! 

Stay healthy, happy and cute. You'll always be my favourite boy. :)

He looks so small here

He looks so small here

In case you're wondering about the adventure of Nono and Binnie, I have to put that on hold as I'm working on my gift cards series now. But I'll be posting some of the designs here as well, so continue to stay tuned! :)

❤ Xoxo, Rheea & Nono