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

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

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

Wedding Invites & Quote Of The Week

Lovely wedding invitation cards customised for a German couple! <3

‘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.’

We can print as little as 10 cards. No minimum quantity is required. To customise yours, please get in touchMore details can be found here >> http://www.mydollgift.com/customised/#/custom-invitation-cards/

And here's the quote of the week:

That's right. When life knocks you down, you have two choices; you either get up or you roll over and look at the stars. :)

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

Have a wonderful week ahead~

❤ 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

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


Happy Customer!

Happy customers make me happy! 

This sweet guy told me that his girlfriend is a fan of my works and so he'd decided to get her one of my illustrations as her birthday gift. How thoughtful! I feel really honoured and touched. Thank you Mark and Mindy. May the both of you stay blissful~ 

This was the illustration he'd chosen for Mindy!

Love Tree

Love Tree

You too, can get one of my works on my Etsy store here, www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift! Have a sweet day~ :)

❤ Blessings, Rheea


Lighthouse

As promised, part III of my Sea Houses Collection is here! 

Lighthouse

Lighthouse

I had also created two patterns for this series.

Oh by the way, if you are looking for tutorials to learn how to create patterns such as these, you wouldn't want to miss the one by Andy Mathis, HERE. I did quite abit of research and this is still my best recommended tutorial. Don't worry, Andy explained everything in a very clear and easy to understand way. Seriously, I never thought creating patterns can be so easy and fun until now!

Pattern 1

Pattern 1

Pattern 2

Pattern 2

Finally, I did a product mock-up with the complete collection. 

Product mock-up

Product mock-up

These lovely art prints are now available on Etsy, HERE.

Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Freedom

Freedom

Swimming With Fishes

Swimming With Fishes

That's all I have for you today.

Take care and have a beautiful day! :)

❤ Xoxo, Rheea

freedom

I have lost count on the number of times I have to 'explain' to people why I refuse to find a full time job over the years. My answer is simple. I hate being controlled by any corporate employment system. And I love my freedom too much. Of course this comes with a price; inconsistent paychecks, being judged by people as 'lazy' and 'unrealistic' etc.

It doesn't help growing up with critical parents. Although they have pretty much given up on me finding a job, my mom still enjoys throwing in negative remarks when the mood strikes her. Just the other day when I was working on this drawing below, she glanced over and commented, 'Why are you drawing these houses? There's nothing special about them.'. Sigh. And I remember vividly the day when I made my very first sale on Etsy a few years back. I was eager to share the news with her. However what seemed to be a casual joke immediately felt like a thousand knives stabbing right into the middle my heart, 'Oh? Which silly customers would want to spend their money on your drawings?'. :(

Honestly, I don't blame my mom for behaving this way because deep down I know she is a very loving and caring lady. Perhaps she was brought up by parents who showed their love in the same manner. Undoubtedly her remarks still affect me a little sometimes, but I have learn to take them with a pinch of salt.

On the other hand, I am very thankful to have a bunch of really encouraging friends and fans. Yes, if you are reading this right now. Thank you!

Well, I have chosen this less travelled path and I have never been happier. :)

Coincidentally, I have named this piece 'Freedom'. The two pieces can be put together to form a larger drawing.

If you like this, stay tuned for part III of my Sea Houses Collection!

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'Don't give up too soon. Not even when well-meaning parents, relatives, friends and colleagues tell you to get 'a real job.' Your dreams are your real job.' - Joyce Spizer

Have a beautiful day~

❤ Xoxo, Rheea

Swimming With Fish

HelloOoooo~

Apology for neglecting my blog for a while; I've been really tied up with my freelance and paperwork.

Anyway, here's the latest piece of work I'd completed and posted on my Facebook Page some time ago. So remember to 'like' my page for any first-hand updates in future - www.facebook.com/DollgiftByRheea! :D

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Swimming WIth Fishes

Swimming WIth Fishes

The weather has turned so warm these days that Nono decided to take a dip in the sea with the fishes! Well, I really like the colour of this one. It must be one of the most colourful works I'd done so far. What do you think? :)

As I won't be listing it on Etsy till I complete the full series, do let me know if you're keen to purchase this as art print.

Meanwhile, stay tuned for the next piece which is coming up REAL soon! 

❤ Xoxo, Rheea

Wonderland

Happy Sunday!

As promised, here is the complete collection of my Sunflower theme (scroll one post down if you missed my previous introduction).

Wonderland~

Wonderland~

Pattern I

Pattern I

Pattern II

Pattern II

Product Mock-up

Product Mock-up

I hope you like them! :)

If you would like to purchase my Wonderland art print, you may do so on Etsy, www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift

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For licensing enquiry, please contact my agent, Hannah (from The Bright Agency), hannah@brightartlicensing.com

Have a beautiful next week ahead!~

❤ Xoxo, Rheea

Don't forget to play

Hello! I have created these two drawings for my portfolio and they are from my Sunflower Series (more pieces for this series coming up soon!). Well, I hope you like them. :)

I will work on creating 'collections' of art instead of individual pieces from now on, as I learned that this is preferrable for licensing.

Don't Forget To Play

Don't Forget To Play

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Field Of Gold

Field Of Gold

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If you would like to purchase any of these art prints, you may do so at my Etsy store, www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift

For licensing enquiry, please contact my agent, Hannah (from The Bright Agency), hannah@brightartlicensing.com

Have a beautiful weekend~

❤ Xoxo, Rheea

Going Up (story continues...)

Nono and Binnie quickly became inseparable after they met.

Day and night, night and day.

When you see Nono, you see Binnie. When you see Binnie, you see Nono.

So close are the pair that Nono wouldn't want to go anywhere without his dear little friend...

Not even on the magic umbrella adventure.  

What is going to happen to them?

Where is the magic umbrella bringing them to?

Stay tuned for the answer. 

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

Thank you for reading!  

❤ Xoxo, Rheea

 

When Nono Meets Binnie (the adventure of nono and binnie)

My boy is so happy today.

For almost half his life, Nono has been a very shy boy. I'm glad things changed when he met Binnie today.

He even offered her his favorite balloon.

They got along pretty well probably because they are both equally shy.

I can tell these two are going to be friends for life.

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

Thank you for reading!  

❤ Xoxo, Rheea

F.A.I.T.H

It's the Friday again. Where has all the time gone?! 

Gosh. Before we know, it's Christmas again. I LOVE Christmas, but please don't come so fast.. I have tons of to-dos on my list that I've yet to cross off. :(

It's been awhile since I drew a tree (even though these are just part of a tree. lol)! I've decided. I shall include trees in my drawings more often from now on. Afterall they are beautiful and so fun to work with! 

I believe we need a little faith in everything we do in life. This is the message I want to remind everyone, including myself, to keep that faith even when life gets tough.

 

If you like F.A.I.T.H and would like to purchase an art print, please visit my Etsy store HERE

Thank you for reading! Have a fabulous weekend~

❤ Xoxo, Rheea

Picking A Falling Star

Done with my latest work!

I did it a little differently this time round. What do you think of my dotted dash strokes? :)

Took me quite a while to finish this piece since the strokes are much harder to control and I had to do a fair bit of editing in Photoshop. Nevertheless, I'm pretty satisfied with how it turned out.

If you like Picking A Fallen Star and would like to purchase an art print, please visit my Etsy store HERE

Thank you for reading!  

❤ Xoxo, Rheea

Bliss~

Done with my latest work!

The challenge of this piece? I nearly went cross-eyed doing the flowers. @_@ 

I'd started out with more clouds/swings on my sketch but felt the composition makes my drawing looked more like a nursery art after filling in the colors. Ha. I think it looks better now. Oh, I added more flowers too.

If you like Bliss and would like to purchase an art print, please visit my Etsy store HERE

Some product mock-ups I did for this collection.

If you're an art licensing company or agent and is keen to license my works, drop me an email: info@mydollgift.com!

Thank you for reading!  

❤ Xoxo, Rheea

Fly Me To The Moon

If you've been following my works, you may notice a little more details in my recent drawings compared to my past works. I'll let you in on a little secret.. I'd discovered the pleasure of seeing my plain white paper covered with little pen strokes.. the more the better. I know what you're thinking; my boyfriend and friend think I'm a pervert too. Lol.

The challenges I faced on this particular piece were the cloud's shading and funnily, the moon! I had to google on the color of the moon and got confused further since it's color tone varies on different days. After finally deciding on an orange-yellow tone and happily filled up the moon, I realized it was looking more like a sun. -.- I was on the verge of changing the concept to a sun instead but decided to give it one last shot. This time, I added in more shades of yellow and some chickenpox-like detail (what a nice description). Honestly, I'm still not very satisfied with the result but that should be the best for now. 

To purchase this print, please visit our Etsy store HERE.

❤ Xoxo, Rheea.