For A Good Cause (Saving Turtles)

Did you know a female sea turtle lays between 50 - 130 eggs (depending on the species) and as many as 7 clutches of eggs each nesting season? Did you also know that the sand temperature will determine the sex of the turtle - cooler sand produces more males, warmer sands produce more females? 

Sadly, only an estimated one in 1,000 to 10,000 will survive to adulthood... natural obstacles and threats caused by humans are driving them to extinction. Therefore it's really important that we make sure the sea turtles don't die out before it's too late!

As mentioned in my earlier posts, the Singapore Scout Association (SSA) partners with World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysia (WWF-Malaysia) annually to raise awareness on the importance of Wildlife Conservation; Project Orion: Rovering with Turtles being the sixth project in the series of annual project this year. You can follow them on FB or Instagram to find out more about this project (details below). If you'd like to make a donation to this meaningful project, you may contact them directly or purchase one of these items I'd created for the fundraising effort:

To buy an Art print, 
http://etsy.me/1QLX4E9
http://etsy.me/1KSZmMB 

To buy other products (notebook, tote bag, phone case, pouch etc).
www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea/shop (any Turtle-themed products under 'For a good cause' category)

100% of the proceeds will go to the funding of Project Orion VI.

Visit my Redbubble store to see more designs and products!

Here's where you can follow Project Orion for updates:

FB page - https://www.facebook.com/ProjectOrionRWT
Instagram - @project_orion
Blog - http://2015.project-orion.org

Please help us to spread the words! Thank you in advance for your love and support~

Have a fabulous weekend!

❤ Blessings, Rheea

All For A Good Cause

As mentioned in my earlier post (one post down), I’m creating a series of turtle-themed illustrations to sell and raise fund for Project Orion VI, Rovering With Turtles.

These adorable products are for sale on my Redbubble store now,  http://www.redbubble.com/…/dollgift…/works/15339457-vacation

100% of the sale proceeds will go to the funding of project.

There are more products in store, do check them out! Thank you in advance for your love and support. ^^

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Rovering With Turtles

Cute news!

I've always love animals and is constantly on the lookout for ways to help any animal support groups/ organisations. This time round, I’m getting myself involved in not just a meaningful but SUPER CUTE collaboration with the Singapore Scout Association (SSA) on their latest project - Project Orion VI. 'Rovering with Turtles' is the sixth project in the series of annual project collaborations between the SSA and World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysia (WWF-Malaysia). 

This project aims to create awareness on the importance of Wildlife Conservation among the participants and Scouting community in Singapore, providing opportunities to Youths to increase their self and global awareness, etc.

Now the cute part.... One of their tasks is to create a safe place for the sea turtles to lay eggs. And when the babies are ready to see the world, to guide them safely into the sea! Protecting baby turtles, how cute! 

So, in support of their fundraising effort, I’ll be creating some turtle-themed illustrations and sell them to raise fund. Here’s the very first piece I did, titled 'Vacation'. You can support the project by purchasing this art print or make a donation to my Paypal account: info@mydollgift.com. Bank transfer option is also available if you have a bank account in Singapore (PM me if you prefer this option).

Here's the link to purchase this art print - http://etsy.me/1QLX4E9

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100% of the proceeds will go to the funding of Project Orion VI. 
Once you’ve made your purchase or donation, please drop me a message. Name of donors/ amount donated will be mentioned so do let me know if you prefer to remain anonymous. 

**As only Scout members are allowed to donate direct to the project account, I'm collecting the funds on behalf of a friend who is a member of the SSA.**

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Photos source: www.facebook.com/ProjectOrionRWT

Photos source: www.facebook.com/ProjectOrionRWT

For full details and updates, please visit:

FB page - https://www.facebook.com/ProjectOrionRWT

Blog - http://2015.project-orion.org

Instagram - https://instagram.com/project_orion

Thank you in advance for your love and support~

❤ Blessings, Rheea

OSCAS & Quote Of The Week

I was very honoured to have the opportunity to donate some of my cards to Oasis Second Chance Animal Shelter – OSCAS , my second beneficiary of the year. I met up with Clara and Mary (co-founder of OSCAS) at Scape last Sunday where they held their 'Oldies Only' Senior Pet Adoption Drive event. This event is actually organised by Old Is Gold, a final year project of a group of undergraduate students from NTU. Do checkout their Facebook page Old Is Gold to show them some support for this amazing initiative!

Behind-the-scene... No Nono now, so I had to prepare these stocks all by myself.

Behind-the-scene... No Nono now, so I had to prepare these stocks all by myself.

Very lovely folks Clara (left) and Mary (right) from  Oasis Second Chance Animal Shelter – OSCAS  

Very lovely folks Clara (left) and Mary (right) from Oasis Second Chance Animal Shelter – OSCAS 

If you know of any animal shelters which might benefit from my contribution, please get in touch. :)

And here's last week's 'Quote of the week' (sorry for the delay. Please do follow my Facebook page to ensure you receive my newest updates >> https://www.facebook.com/DollgiftByRheea)

This week:

Have you done anything courageous today? :) 

Both art prints are available on Etsy, https://www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift

Have a lovely mid week!

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Quote Of The Week

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Sorry for missing on quite abit of updates. I've been busy with reconstructing my website. Just a little more to go! 

Alternatively, you can always follow me on Facebook to receive all the lastest news >> https://www.facebook.com/DollgiftByRheea 

I'll be sharing a weekly quote on Facebook from now on. Just in case you missed the one last week, here's it:

'Don't compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to the person you were yesterday.' 

How often do you catch yourself comparing your looks, ability, skills, status, etc. to someone else's? I'm guilty of that; feeling demoralised when I see other artists/ illustrators doing 'better' - their talent, skills, success, to the number of Likes on their posts. Yes, I know HOW absurd it sounds. I've been learning to use that as a form of motivation or I'll simply have to learn to love myself more.

(Art print is available on Etsy >> https://www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift)

Last week, I'd also made a visit to SPCA - our first beneficiary of the year! Come to think of it, the last time I'd been there was probably more than 10 years ago? Yeah, I was still a teenage girl back then. Time flies! Now it's so much easier to get around SPCA with the MRT Circle Line (Bartley Station) located just beside the rescue centre. 

 The adoption area is open to public for viewing at the following time slot: Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Sunday and Public Holidays: 11.00am to 4.00pm. Of course there is a long list of rescue centres other than the SPCA. So the next time you plan to get a pet, please please please seriously consider adopting one instead of buying.

You can purchase my cards and many other products at their merchandise section or online store here >> http://www.spca.org.sg/onlineshop.asp
Shop for a good cause today!

Before I go, I'm going to leave you the quote for this week: 

'Today is a gift. Don’t forget to enjoy and bask in every moment you are in.'

''If you ever think you have almost nothing, remember to be thankful for the sun, the water, the earth, and all of the love in your life. You will soon realise that you actually have everything.''

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Have a mindful week ahead!

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Updates And Result For Giveaway

A few things to update today.

Over the weekend, we had two events going at the same time. Both of these shelters, Gentle Paws and Causes For Animals Singapore (CAS) are one of our beneficiaries. Thank you for those who were there to show them your support. If you know of other animal shelters who might benefit from our merchandise donation, do drop me a message and I'll be in touch. :)

Our DOGs campaign perks...

The parcels were finally packed and delivered to our beloved funders! Yay~ You could be receiving them this week if you reside in Singapore. In fact, some of them told me they'd received it. International shipping usually takes about 2 weeks but since it's the festive period, it could be longer. I hope you'll like your items! :)

Now, the result for our giveaway! Woohooo~~

It was nap time and my boy was reluctant to help, so I had to do the pick myself. Congratulations to Christina Siew, the lucky winner of our giveaway! I'll get in touch with you soon.

Thanks to everyone who took part. I hope you had fun like I did. I'm hoping to do a giveaway every month. Do like (and 'follow') our Facebook page or subscribe to our mailing list to ensure you don't miss our next giveaway.

Have a great week ahead!~

❤ Blessings, Rheea

DOGs 6th Illustration

Completing the 6th illustration of my DOGs series with a night mood. I hope you like it!

Thank you for all the new shares and funders for our campaign over the past week. If you'd like to show your support but haven't done so, you only have 6 days left to do so. Every little support will mean alot to us and the dogs we're helping. Here's all the detail on how you can get our merchandise while supporting a good cause, https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dogs-postcard

Please continue to help us spread the message!

Thank you and have a wonderful week. 

❤ Blessings, Rheea

DOGs 5th Illustration and Updates

FINALLY, here comes our 5th DOGs illustration! I'm really sorry for the delay. It took me quite some time to come out with the desired 'look' for this piece. I hope you like it! 

Hide & Seek

Hide & Seek

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Art Print available on Etsy,  https://www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift

Art Print available on Etsy, https://www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift

Thank you to all my new funders and your sharing on social media about this campaign! I can't tell you just how much I appreciate the constant encouragement and support I'm getting right from the start of this campaign - people I know and people I've not even met before. Thank you for putting your trust in my works and for your love for the dogs.

I'd spent my Sunday at a local dog shelter Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD)'s flag day event. Seeing soooo many adorable dogs make me wish I can bring them all home! Unfortunately I'm not able to do that. But what I CAN do is help in small little ways such as promoting the welfare of animals through my drawings and donating a portion of my earnings to aid them in running the shelter. I hope I'll be able to do more as time goes by. 

We're down to 12 days before the end of our campaign. Have you already made your contribution? You can donate as little as a dollar or more to receive one of our Perks. Half of the sale proceeds from this campaign will go to a local dog shelter. Every dollar counts!

Find out how you can get one of our adorable DOGs illustrations while supporting a good cause here, https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dogs-postcard

Please continue to help us spread the message too! Thank you~

❤ Blessings, Rheea

It's that time of the month

HELLO~

It's that time of the month again! That's right, we'll be at MAAD again this coming Friday, 7 Nov. Our DOGs art prints will be ready for sale too. Do come by for some shopping and to say hi!

We're left with 19 days to the ending of our campaign and still very far from our target. :( Please continue to help us spread the words. Every little contribution will go a long way in helping our fur-kids.

Here's a snippet of what you'll get for our 5th DOGs illustration. 

By the count of 10. 9, 8, 7, 6..........

By the count of 10. 9, 8, 7, 6..........

Oh and did I mention there's a new Perk added to our list just today? I'm sure you wouldn't want to miss our special *1 for 1 Perk* - 14 postcards, 2 signed art prints and 2 greeting cards. All for the price of 1!

Find out how you can get this amazing reward while supporting a good cause here, https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dogs-postcard

Thank you very much in advance!

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Dogs Onboard & Basic Illustration Class - Lesson 8

It's sci fi time again! In lesson 8, we'd to create a stylized/realistic character for the media/gaming industry.

Besides looking a little stiff, I think she looks pretty cool (and hot?). What do you think? :p

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Moving on to a totally different style... 

Tiny little things are spotted on a boat carrying huge lollipops! Direction of where they're heading is still unclear.

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I've always feel a strong connection with dogs and I really hope to do more for our fur buddies, be it raising awareness for adoption or understanding the importance of giving them a 'forever' home. I'll be creating a series of illustrations with dogs (lots and lots of them!) and having the illustrations printed on tote bags, postcards, calendar or t-shirts. Half of the sale proceeds from this project will be donated to a local dog shelter. 

At this moment, I do not have alot of fund to start with so I'll have to look to collaboration or platforms like Kickstarter and Threadless for help. If you've any other suggestion, I'd love to hear them.

Thank you in advance for your support and your love for our fur buddies!

Meanwhile, art print for this piece is available on Etsy

Have a lovely week!

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Updates and Some Desserts

Happy Monday again! 

I know I'm supposed to be posting updates on my 3rd illustration lesson today... BUT I've actually DELETED the files from my thumb drive over the weekend thinking that I'd transferred them to my computer. OMG! Please pray that I'll still be able to retrieve the files on our shared desktop in school this Saturday. -____-'''

Okay, enough nightmare for today. Here's a latest piece I did. Anyone would like some desserts? ^^ 

I'm giving myself a pat on the shoulder for completing this entire piece with a tablet. All thanks for the practice during my illustration class! Heh.

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If you've LIKED our Facebook page, do remember to hit on the 'Get Notification' button to ensure all our updates appear on your newsfeed. If you haven't, you may do so here, www.facebook.com/DollgiftByRheea

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Also, I've added more designs to my Redbubble store. Do check it out! :) www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea

Have a great new week ahead~

❤ Blessings, Rheea


pet adoption awareness event

In support of raising awareness for pet adoption, BEKO Smart Nation together with SOSD (Save Our Street Dogs) will be organising a movie screening of Twelve Nights [十二夜] at the Marina Barrage this Saturday, 5 Jul. HOPE Dog Rescue and Noah's Ark will be there too.

We'll be donating some items for their charity drive. Please come and show them your support! Admission is FREE.

More information can be found on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/DollgiftByRheea

PS: Be sure to bring plenty of tissue papers for the movie.

See you there!

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Dollgift @ Maad (Market for Artists & Designers)

Yes, it's happening again this Friday, 13th Dec at Red Dot Museum!

Come support us and do your Christmas shopping there. I promise you'll find something cool and unique for your loved ones. 

Furthermore, 10% of our sale proceeds will go to a local non-profitable dog shelter. 

Help us help our dogs too!

We'll be there from 5pm all the way till midnight.

AND, admission is absolutely FREE !

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More details can be found on our Facebook page, http://on.fb.me/18ju8O9

Please help us spread the words. We'll see you there! :D

❤ Xoxo, Rheea & Nono

Calling All Dog (animal) Lovers!

This video which I'm about to share with you is going to break your heart, especially if you're a dog lover.. I cried watching Mami suffered and died. But I'm sure she is in a happy place with the Angels now.

If you're reading this, I'm pleading with you to please help save the remaining dogs and cats. I do not have the heart to see another one being put to sleep.

Every little effort counts.

Simply by saying a prayer for them or sharing this video could help save another life.

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''Saving one dog won't change the world,

But surely it will change the world for that one dog.''

❤ Xoxo, Rheea.

Support For Our Furry Buddies

***ANNOUNCEMENT***

Dollgift Christmas postcard and some other lovely cards will be on sale at SCAPE this coming Sunday 16 Dec, 12-9pm. This is a fund raising event for our adorable furry friends at the Mdm Wong's Shelter and Friends.

ALL proceeds from the sale will go to them. If you're in Singapore, please pop by to show them your support! (and help to share this message around!)

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In advance, my boy would like to say a BIG 'thank you' on behalf of his brothers and sisters at the shelter!

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❤ Xoxo, Rheea.