Category: Projects

14 Jan

A Beautiful Side Table Reborn

I thrifted this side table all the way back in June 2012 from an interesting furniture store no longer in business on The Drive. I was walking past the shop and the table was sitting outside with a note on it asking who would be the one to make it beautiful again. At a $15 […]

28 Nov

30 Days of Handmade Comes to An End

As I wrap up a month of sharing handmade items from my personal collection on Instagram, I thought I’d share a few more of these on my blog. It’s been challenging to keep up with this every day, and also take good photos of the pieces I’ve shared without going into an elaborate photo shoot. […]

19 Nov

Progress On The Pattern Project – Part 2

I’ve been steadily working away on pieces for the pattern design project, and finished these two a few weeks ago. Each design seems to present new learning experiences with interesting surprises along the way. Before I started, I assumed each of these would be relatively simple to cut, and maybe a little boring. But studying […]

29 Oct

Progress on the Pattern Project

It’s a good thing I keep an on-going record of what I am working on with Instagram and my blog because it helps me realize how productive I have been lately. I’d been feeling unproductive, but looking back at my previous entry earlier in October about the pattern project I’d revived, I realized I’d done […]

10 Oct

Restarting An Old Project Exploring Patterns

I recently decided to restart an old project I’d left unfinished from an artist residency at The Leeway Studio a few years back. I created a series of paper cut pieces exploring pattern design which focused on Japanese textiles and Islamic geometric designs. I’ve been thinking about this project for ages and wanted to do […]

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