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

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

Notebook & Journal

It's the weekend. And it's SHOPPING time! :D

New in store are these super adorable notebook and journals. 

Hardcover Journal Info: 
- 128 pages
- 90gsm paper stock
- Wrap around hardback cover
- Fully printed design on the front and back
- Available in a selection of ruled, graph or blank pages

Spiral Notebook info:
- 120 pages
- Cover 350gsm, paper stock 90gsm
- Front cover print from an independent designer
- Available in a selection of ruled or graph pages
- Handy document pocket inside the back cover

I've also added many new designs to other product range. Click on the link to see more! www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea/shop

Have a fabulous weekend~
❤ Blessings, Rheea

Superhero Adventure (part 6):

OMG, THERE HE IS!!!! My heart was racing and I could hardly breathe when he smiled at me. Oh my irresistibly charming Superhero. He was holding some pretty flowers and balloons which obviously were not for me. He told me he was on his way to Jane's birthday party and those were for her. My heart shattered into a zillion pieces... But it's okay, I'm contented that I got the chance to take a selfie with him. Heh!

*You can follow my Superhero Adventure on FB, www.facebook.com/DollgiftByRheea

Instagram, http://instagram.com/dollgiftbyrheea

Or subscribe to my website RSS, http://www.mydollgift.com/#/characters/ (I'd specially created to document my Superhero Adventure).

Have a super great week ahead!

❤ Blessings, Rheea


Superhero Adventure (part 5)

So I heard they were in town...

I was so lucky to run into not just one but several of them. They looked like a bunch of excited bananas running down the street chasing bubbles. Well, I'm not sure if they can be considered Superheroes but I'd like to think they are? Perhaps their super power is the ability to charm people of all ages with their cuteness and quirkiness. But on another note, I do think they aged quite abit since I saw them last year. What do you think? Anyway I'm trying VERY hard to learn their language so we can communicate better next time.

You can follow my Superhero Adventure on Instagram, http://instagram.com/dollgiftbyrheeaFacebook, www.facebook.com/DollgiftByRheea

Or subscribe to my website RSS, http://www.mydollgift.com/#/characters/. I've specially created a page to document my Superhero Adventure! ;)

Have great day~

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Superhero Adventure (part 4)

It wasn't hard to spot this Superhero from far. The only thing I had to worry about was getting stepped on. Thankfully that didn't happen. He was rushing off to catch the Spiderman II movie when I found him and so he invited me to join him. Of course I said yes! This sweet gentle giant carried me to sit on his shoulder during the show so I could have the best view (we even shared a gigantic box of popcorn!) Needless to say, it was the BEST movie date I ever had. But..... I really hope I'll get to see Thor soon. :p

You can follow my Superhero Adventure on FB, www.facebook.com/DollgiftByRheea Instagram, http://instagram.com/dollgiftbyrheea 
or subscribe to my blog RSS! 

Sorry for neglecting my Etsy store for a while. I've updated more works AND you can now enjoy SPECIAL DISCOUNT when you get more art prints. Yeah!~ 

Visit my shop for alot more other designs! www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift

Happy shopping!~

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Superhero Adventure (part 2)

I'd been searching the whole town before the sun came out today but there was no Superhero in sight. As dark clouds started to gather and rain began to fall, I decided to call it a day. Wait a second... I suddenly felt a shadow over my head. As I glanced up, I couldn't believe my eyes. There he was, the second Superhero of my search, holding his shield over my head to shelter me from the pouring rain. I wished it'd rain forever!

Luckily I collected some raindrops and a handful of clouds in a bottle to keep as souvenir. Don't laugh! It's not everyday we get to run into a Superhero, let alone a sweet encounter like this (happy sigh)...

If you missed my first Superhero post, here's the link >> http://goo.gl/9WgX17

You can also follow me on Facebook or Instagram for my next update!

Have a great weekend~

❤ Blessings, Rheea


New Products - Puppy Love & Chasing Butterfly

This week, new in store are our cute vintage inspired 'Puppy Love' and 'Chasing Butterfly' designs!

Visit our store for other designs and full product range, www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea/shop

Happy shopping!

PS: Have you heard the news? Our second Superhero had been found yesterday! I'll give you the full story in my next post. If you're not able to wait any longer, head over to my Facebook page to read it now, www.facebook.com/DollgiftByRheea

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Superhero Adventure (part 1)

I know you've been waiting for THIS. :D

Well, I spotted the first Superhero at the corner of a street practicing his web spinning skill this morning. I wanted to approach him to teach me to spin some web but.... Judging from the webs he'd spun, I thought maybe he still needs more practice? What do you think? 

I wonder which Superhero will I run into next. I'm so excited! You can follow us on Facebook >> www.facebook.com/DollgiftByRheea .Or Instagram >> http://instagram.com/dollgiftbyrheea for firsthand news.

*Update: To read about my Superhero encounter II, click here >> www.mydollgift.com/blog/superhero-ii

Okay, Superheroes aside. If patterns are your thing, I'm sure you'd want to check out our new pattern series! You can find these irresistibly cute products in our Redbubble store.

Pencil Skirt - Available in size XXS to XXL

Pencil Skirt - Available in size XXS to XXL

Studio Pouch -&nbsp;  Available in two different sizes

Studio Pouch - Available in two different sizes

Phone Cases/ Skins - Available for Iphone and Samsung

Phone Cases/ Skins - Available for Iphone and Samsung

Scarf

Scarf

Blanket cover - available in Single, Queen and King size

Blanket cover - available in Single, Queen and King size

Laptop Skin

Laptop Skin

Pencil Skirt - Available in size XXS to XXL

Pencil Skirt - Available in size XXS to XXL

Throw Pillow - Available in three different sizes, without or without insert

Throw Pillow - Available in three different sizes, without or without insert

Ipad Cases/ Skin

Ipad Cases/ Skin

Tote Bag - Available in two different sizes

Tote Bag - Available in two different sizes

Travel Mug - Also available as Mug and Tall&nbsp;Mug

Travel Mug - Also available as Mug and Tall Mug

Throw pillow - Available in three different sizes, without or without insert

Throw pillow - Available in three different sizes, without or without insert

Scarf

Scarf

Pencil Skirt - Available in size XXS to XXL

Pencil Skirt - Available in size XXS to XXL

Studio Pouch -&nbsp;Available in two different sizes

Studio Pouch - Available in two different sizes

Visit our store for full product range and to start your shopping now! >> www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea/shop

PS: Orders from Redbubble will be shipped from USA, AUS or UK depending on your location.

Have a FUNtastic weekend~

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Superheroes Spotted!

EXCITING NEWS: 

Superheroes have been sighted roaming the streets earlier today. Now please contain your excitement. I promise to try my very best to catch hold of them over the next few days and post pictures on my Facebook page and Instagram. Do follow me there if you want those firsthand updates! 

Also, I've added lots of new designs to my Redbubble store. I'm sure you'll find something you like there! Click on this link to find out more, www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea/shop

Have a super great week ahead~

❤ Blessings, Rheea

New Products

Happy Monday!

It's the start of a brand new week. Are you all recharged and ready to reach for the stars? 

I bought a stylus pen recently and have been experimenting it; doodling on my phone with this cool drawing app - Artstudio. It's so fun! My earlier post (on FB) and this were done with the stylus and app. I think I'm getting better already! Heh heh.

On a different note, my illustrations are now available on leggings, scarves and even blanket covers! Yay~~

Wish Upon A Star, scarf

Wish Upon A Star, scarf

Under The Mushroom, scarf

Under The Mushroom, scarf

Don't Compare, leggings

Don't Compare, leggings

Be Daring, leggings

Be Daring, leggings

Be Daring, blanket cover

Be Daring, blanket cover

I've also added new designs to our existing range of pillows, phone cases, laptop skins, pouches etc.

Sweet Adventure (personalised), laptop skin

Sweet Adventure (personalised), laptop skin

One-winged Angels, pillow

One-winged Angels, pillow

Under The Mushroom, pillow

Under The Mushroom, pillow

Visit our Redbubble store for more designs and full details! www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea/shop

Have a wonderful week ahead! Don't forget to reach for the stars. And moon.

❤ Blessings, Rheea

New Products - Pouches & Laptop Skin

Happy Mondayyyy! :D

We've added many new designs to our product range. Please check them out.

Also new in store are our studio pouches, laptop skins and duvet covers.

Studio Pouches Info: 
- Comes in 2 sizes 
(Large - 12.5''x8.5'', Small - 9.5''x6'')
- Made from 100% Polyester
- YKK zip with metal teeth
- Full printed design on both front and back

Don't Compare, Studio pouch - Small

Don't Compare, Studio pouch - Small

Don't Compare, Studio pouch - Small

Don't Compare, Studio pouch - Small

Love For The Rain, Studio pouch - Small

Love For The Rain, Studio pouch - Small

Love For The Rain, Studio pouch - Small

Love For The Rain, Studio pouch - Small

Be Daring, Studio pouch - Large

Be Daring, Studio pouch - Large

Be Daring, Studio pouch - Large

Be Daring, Studio pouch - Large

Today Is A Gift, Studio pouch - Large

Today Is A Gift, Studio pouch - Large

Today Is A Gift, Studio pouch - Large

Today Is A Gift, Studio pouch - Large

Laptop Skins Info: 
- Custom cut to fit your laptop 
- 3M Controltac removable vinyl decal
- Air bubble grooves and a laminate top coat 
- Scratch resistant backing

Freedom, Laptop skin

Freedom, Laptop skin

Dancing In The Rain  , Laptop skin

Dancing In The Rain, Laptop skin

Rain Or Shine  , Laptop skin

Rain Or Shine, Laptop skin

Wish Upon A Star  , Laptop skin

Wish Upon A Star, Laptop skin

These are just a small selection of what we have. Please visit our Redbubble store to see full product range, http://www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea/shop

Happy shopping~

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Taiwan Trip & New Products

Hello! Sorry for the lack of update lately. I'd only returned from my short vacation last Friday and having a bit of a mental block. :\

Some of you'd asked about my first Taiwan trip.. Well, unfortunately it wasn't quite as enjoyable as we hoped due to the weather condition. We expected it to be a nice cooling weather of about 23°C during the time of our visit but the cold wave decided to struck there and then, resulting in a sudden temperature drop to around 12°C. It was raining on our 2nd and 3rd day with wind so strong I feared I might be blown away if I hadn't put on nearly all the clothes from my luggage to add a couple more kilograms to my weight. Okay, I exaggerated a little but I certainly looked like a walking dumpling with so many layers of clothes AND still feeling cold (see photo below). We even had to cancel our initial plan to visit Shi Fen for the release of sky lantern. :(

Me looking swollen.. and cold.. and sad.

Me looking swollen.. and cold.. and sad.

Now I have to post a nicer photo to make up for the not so cute one above...

This was not taken in Taiwan but I'm posting coz I thought I looked kind of cute here with my new glasses and fresh haircut. xp

On a nicer note, MOST of the locals were very friendly and warm. I said MOST because we had a really unpleasant incident with the sellers at one of the supposedly famous yam balls stalls at Jiu Fen. I shall not go into details about what happened since I've ranted enough in one post. Nonetheless, I'll definitely visit Taiwan again. If you'd like to see some photos of my Taiwan trip, you can find them on Instagram, http://instagram.com/dollgiftbyrheea.

Okay, back to work related stuff.

I've added some lovely mugs and travel mugs on my Redbubble store. Yay! These mugs are dishwasher safe feature wraparound prints of your favourite artworks, and come in three varieties:
- Standard Mug (11 oz/325ml, Ceramic)
- Tall Mug (12 oz/354ml, Ceramic)
- Travel Mug (15 oz/443ml, Insulated stainless steel with removable lid)

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You can find more designs and other products such as tote bags, pillows, phone cases/skins etc. in store, http://www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea/shop. Meanwhile, I'm also adding laptop skins to the list. Stay tuned for my next update!

You can also follow me on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/DollgiftByRheea

Or Instagram,  http://instagram.com/dollgiftbyrheea for the latest update.

Have a lovely weekend~~

❤ 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&nbsp; Oasis Second Chance Animal Shelter – OSCAS &nbsp;

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

All Dogs Go To Heaven

My heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all your love and words of encouragement over my loss. I know many of you were deeply sadden by the news especially those who have known Nono through my blog and drawings over the years. 

A lovely lady wrote me this:
'I hope you find peace in your heart knowing that I enjoyed seeing him in your art, I hope you don't stop.' 

It means alot to me knowing what I do bring joy to people. Although Nono had left us physically, his spirit remains. So no, I wont stop drawing him. I hope his mischievous antics will continue to bring smiles to your face. :)

Well, I've no doubt my boy is having the time of his life above now. 

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

Have a fun-filled weekend!

❤ 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

More exciting Perks (4 days left)!

Time is running out... We're down to the last 4 days of our campaign but still far from our target. Please continue to donate and help us spread the words! Help us help more animals! 

We've added a few interesting Perks too - You can now have a portrait of your pet or any animal of your choice drawn in my style.

You can also personalised a balloon house art print with your name(s), and add in a significant date

You can frame it up and give it as a wedding/ anniversary gift!

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AND even have your beloved pet drawn in!

The best part is, you can get these while helping other animals!

More images and details can be found here, www.indiegogo.com/projects/dogs-postcard/x/8916509. Hurry, you only have 4 days left!
 

Meanwhile, you can start to pick your choice for your Perk if you've already made your contribution. All the 6 illustrations are in! :)

For those of you who have not and would love to get any of these illustrations or all 6 of them, you can find out how to do so here, www.indiegogo.com/projects/dogs-postcard/x/8916509. But I have to remind you that you only have 4 days left, so hurry!

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

❤ 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 &amp; Seek

Hide & Seek

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Art Print available on Etsy,&nbsp; 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

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