Wednesday, July 15, 2009

When I was little, my dad sent me to have one-on-one piano lessons with Yamaha Music. He even bought me a Kawai piano! It was never easy to even pass a grade one practical because it involved so much more than just getting the notes and tempo right. But, I passed! However, I realized it was not my passion and interest so I stopped after the 2nd grade. Oops!

Well, my interest was elsewhere.

"I saw watercolor for the first time and I have to say it was love at first sight" ~Tony Couch

I loved watercolor painting so much! So he sent me to have art lessons with a famous art teacher in Tawau for five years! He has been super supportive of my interest in art and he encouraged me to develop my own style of art. However, I have stopped painting ever since I moved to KL.

Ralph saw my artworks and he hoped I could continue to paint. He even bought me art supplies from an Arts and Crafts store that offers a broad assortment of craft and activity products!



My interest in art continued and I developed a strong interest in batik painting as well!

Below are some of my collections of batik creations painted by myself.







I enjoy what I have done and I remember how I felt looking at my finished art work! *put a chenille floor mat around my work, sit down with a cup of coffee, and look at all the good things I have done* LOL!

100 comments

Mariuca said... @ 15/7/09 11:46 PM

:-[ :-[ :-[

Buzzing J said... @ 15/7/09 11:46 PM

I'm not much of an artist, but I think your works are very impressive.

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Mariuca said... @ 15/7/09 11:48 PM

CHOP!

Mariuca said... @ 15/7/09 11:49 PM

Chop for RM arts and crafts PB hahaha! :-$ :-$

Mariuca said... @ 15/7/09 11:54 PM

Wah Mon got hidden talent it seems! I love the batik prints Mon! Both oso I like! :* :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 15/7/09 11:56 PM

Ooops all three I meant! :-[

Mariuca said... @ 16/7/09 12:01 AM

Hey lost my last comment! I said I am impressed by ur painting sweetie! :* :* :*

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Monica said... @ 16/7/09 1:53 AM

Mariuca! :* :*

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Monica said... @ 16/7/09 1:54 AM

Thanks Buzzing J! hmm..I'm not much of an artist either :) ;)

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Monica said... @ 16/7/09 1:55 AM

:-$ :-$ :-$

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Monica said... @ 16/7/09 2:00 AM

hahaha...my talent is so well hidden that I almost can't find it!
Thanks sweetie :* :*

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Monica said... @ 16/7/09 2:01 AM

:-D :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 16/7/09 2:03 AM

oh thank you Mariuca!! :* :* :*

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Ayie said... @ 16/7/09 6:20 AM

hello ladies! :)

Ayie said... @ 16/7/09 6:24 AM

we had the same path Mon, did piano as a kid but it ended around grade 3 i guess when the teacher stopped the lessons.

After that I pursued arts, joined several competitions and school activities. Nothing big.

Ayie said... @ 16/7/09 6:32 AM

I hope you'll continue painting, you have such a great talent. I love your paintings! So impressive!!

i still paint and render once in a while. I plan to do more when i finally get my materials ready. :) :*

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Ayie said... @ 16/7/09 6:33 AM

not true, you have very impressive works right there >:o

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jodi said... @ 16/7/09 7:57 AM

wow, you have the talent..congrats =-X =-X =-X

Rizal said... @ 16/7/09 8:27 AM

Oh Monica.. today i am learning something new about you.

Tepuk Tangan. Yeah such hidden talents - Double Combo - Paintings and Batik Paintings.

Congrats. You should start doing more paintings on post em here.

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Mariuca said... @ 16/7/09 8:34 AM

Mon is up! Woosh woosh Mon!

Ori said... @ 16/7/09 9:10 AM

Mon, you are an artist!! Watercolour was also love at the first sight for me :)

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levian said... @ 16/7/09 10:11 AM

you are an awesome painter!
wouldn't have know that if you didn't reveal this part of you. =D

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Ane said... @ 16/7/09 12:37 PM

Wow Mon, those are great paintings! I never knew you were such an artist! Cool! 8-) 8-)

Ane said... @ 16/7/09 12:37 PM

As for me, I don't have any creativity whatsoever in me.. I can't even draw stick figures properly! LOL :-D :-D :-D

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Shemah said... @ 16/7/09 12:41 PM

wow mon!!! i'm with ane! i can't draw to save my life!! i'm the worst person to have in your team if you decide to play pictionary or something like that! LOL!

Shemah said... @ 16/7/09 12:42 PM

your creations are spectacular mon!! :) I on the other hand, have this crazy dream of wanting to learn to play the piano since forever.. so i will be taking lessons soon.. :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ don't laugh ah.. LOL!

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Shemah said... @ 16/7/09 12:46 PM

you are an awesome artist and you should have your own gallery by now! :-D :-D despite being a leftie, i feel like don't do justice for all the creative left handers.. LOL!

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tekkaus said... @ 16/7/09 2:33 PM

Wow! You love arts too Monica? Me too. Too bad the interest has slow down in recent years. :(

tekkaus said... @ 16/7/09 2:33 PM

Anyway your paintings are awesome. Maybe one day you can organise your own art exhibition? Hehe :-D

Mariuca said... @ 16/7/09 10:37 PM

Monica! :)

Mariuca said... @ 16/7/09 10:40 PM

Buzz buzz Monica!

Nick Phillips said... @ 16/7/09 11:07 PM

Wow, you have some talent there Monica. I agree with Ralph, you should continue to paint.

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lubasa said... @ 17/7/09 12:33 AM

beatiful watercolors =]

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Mariuca said... @ 17/7/09 6:12 AM

Early morning woosh woosh! ;)

Cacai M. said... @ 17/7/09 7:49 AM

Those are cool arts Mon.. the two below your posts caught my attention. I love the colors! :*

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Mizé said... @ 17/7/09 9:14 AM

Wow Monica, very beautiful artworks! Really like them.
When I have free time, I like to paint in glass, it relaxes me.
Keep it up!
Good Friday :)

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Monica said... @ 17/7/09 3:59 PM

hello Ayie! :* :*

Monica said... @ 17/7/09 4:01 PM

haha...hugsy Ayie! :*

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Monica said... @ 17/7/09 4:18 PM

oh did u regret wz the decision u made to stop taking piano lessons Ayie?
hehe same here; nothing big! ;) :)

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Monica said... @ 17/7/09 4:27 PM

Thanks Ayie! oh I'd love to see yr artworks too! :) ;)

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Monica said... @ 17/7/09 4:28 PM

Thanks Jodi! :)

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Mariuca said... @ 17/7/09 6:26 PM

Woosh woosh……

Metz said... @ 17/7/09 10:11 PM

Hi Monica,

wow these paintings are way cool. That is something even more amazing bout yah :) they remind me of emila's work hmm maybe you should start selling your work as greeting card designs :)

It is the weekend again and wishing yah a great weekend :) Smile always :) xoxo

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life ramblings said... @ 17/7/09 10:15 PM

i love your artwork Monica. they are stunningly beautiful. 8-)

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life ramblings said... @ 17/7/09 10:16 PM

have a fabulous weekend dear.

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Monica said... @ 18/7/09 12:41 AM

hahaha Rizal! no need to tepuk tangan lah :-D :-D When I decide to have more paintings done I'll be sure to post em here :)

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Monica said... @ 18/7/09 12:48 AM

I am far, very far from being an artist Ori! oh u love watercolour too! 8-)

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Monica said... @ 18/7/09 12:52 AM

I just paint for fun Levian. hehe now you know this part of me! :) ;)

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Monica said... @ 18/7/09 12:54 AM

Thanks Ane! I am still far from being an artist! :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 18/7/09 12:56 AM

hahaha Ane...are u sure that u can't even draw stick figures properly? :-D *DONT_KNOW* :-D

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Monica said... @ 18/7/09 12:58 AM

LOL Shemah! I don't believe u're the worst person to have in my team if I decide to play pictionary or something like that! :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 18/7/09 1:04 AM

Thanks Shemah! oh glad to hear that u want to learn play the piano and u will be taking lessons soon!! eh I won't laugh at u lah.. it's never too late to start!! :* :*

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Monica said... @ 18/7/09 1:07 AM

wahhh I'm still far, very far from being an artist Shemah! :-D :-D
hey, R said lefties are more creative lah!! ;)

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Monica said... @ 18/7/09 1:10 AM

high five Tekkaus! hmmm why the interest has slowed down?

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Monica said... @ 18/7/09 1:14 AM

Thanks Tekkaus! hehe that only happens in my dreams :-D :-P

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Monica said... @ 18/7/09 1:14 AM

Mariuca! :* :*

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Monica said... @ 18/7/09 1:16 AM

Thanks Nick! :) ;)

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Monica said... @ 18/7/09 1:17 AM

Thanks Lubasa :)

Monica said... @ 18/7/09 1:19 AM

Hi Cacai, thanks! :)

Monica said... @ 18/7/09 1:22 AM

Thanks Mize! wow u like to paint in glass =-O I would love to learn that :)
Happy Saturday :*

Monica said... @ 18/7/09 1:22 AM

Thanks LR! :)

Monica said... @ 18/7/09 1:23 AM

same to you too sweetie :* :*

Monica said... @ 18/7/09 1:28 AM

Hi Metz, thanks! oh emila is a professional artist; I'm not :-D :-D
Enjoy yr weekend too :* :*

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helo my friends.....introduce me, i'm harry
is my first time to visiting here, wow ur blog is very nice with good articles, i'm glad to be here and read it....at least i found something in here to be learn

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Ayie said... @ 18/7/09 2:57 AM

it would have been better if i finished a longer grade for the piano, I think with that I still can play and carry it on evevn growing up. I stopped too early. I'm music inclined so I enjoyed it too. ;)

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Ayie said... @ 18/7/09 2:58 AM

but my works were left in the Philippines, had it all well secured in my room! haha! i focus more on crafts now with just teeny weeny paintings =)

Now I know why you love to make your own nail art! ;) :*

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Ayie said... @ 18/7/09 2:59 AM

agree with you tekkaus!

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Ayie said... @ 18/7/09 3:00 AM

hi Ramblings! to everybody...have a pleasant weekend!!! :*

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Mariuca said... @ 18/7/09 3:48 AM

Hahahahha I oso wan to tepuk tangan with Rizal!

Monica said... @ 18/7/09 4:03 AM

Mariuca! hahahahahhhah.....

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Mariuca said... @ 18/7/09 4:10 AM

Watching DH now Mon, S5!

Monica said... @ 18/7/09 4:12 AM

oh S5 edi! me still at S3 :-D :-D

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Mariuca said... @ 18/7/09 4:17 AM

Yeah watching ep 19 now he he, almost finished! Few more eps left. :)

Monica said... @ 18/7/09 4:26 AM

woo-hoo enjoy yah sweetie~ ;)

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Monica said... @ 18/7/09 4:56 AM

Hello Harry. Welcome to my blog and thanks for your compliments! :) hope to see you here again ;)

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TH said... @ 18/7/09 9:06 AM

wow so fun! love the colors

verabear said... @ 18/7/09 9:37 AM

Wow, you do batik art? that is so wonderful! and it's a nice way to pass on heritage and culture

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Metz said... @ 18/7/09 5:05 PM

Hi Monica,

aww you are being too modest heheh :) I have a special award for yah over at empty streets :) hope you like it :) Have a great weekend ahead dear :) xoxo

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Mariuca said... @ 18/7/09 6:00 PM

Monica! Just sent u 2000 ECs! Woo hoo OKB!
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foongpc said... @ 19/7/09 1:54 AM

I think your art is good! you should continue doing what you love!

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foongpc said... @ 19/7/09 1:54 AM

For me, I love playing the piano! So I play on it day and night! Haha! Juz kidding!

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foongpc said... @ 19/7/09 1:55 AM

Learn in Yamaha but buy a Kawai piano? Haha! Should buy Yamaha piano right?

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Sannydrops said... @ 19/7/09 3:34 AM

I love your art work!

I have nominated you for two awards. Please drop by my blog to grab them.

Congrats!

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Mariuca said... @ 19/7/09 4:36 PM

Meow meow…. :)

Nessa said... @ 20/7/09 1:48 PM

Wow!! Monica, your Batik creations are awesome... just like at the shops la. You should pursue your passion :) :)

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 3:49 PM

=-O =-O thanks so much for the 2000 ECs Mariuca!! :* :* :*

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 3:52 PM

oh I'll be there to grab the special award Metz! thank you :* :* :*

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 3:55 PM

glad u love it TH! :)

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 4:11 PM

Hi Verabear, I just paint for fun! ;) :)

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 4:12 PM

Thanks Foong! :) ;)

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 4:28 PM

hahaha I won't be surprised! :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 4:33 PM

LOL! I oso dont know why lah Foong...At that time, I was still young to make decisions! :-D :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 4:35 PM

Thanks Sannydrops! :)
=-O =-O two awards for me? wow thanks so much! I'll check it out ;)

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 4:37 PM

Thanks for your compliment Nessa! :* :* :*

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Ane said... @ 31/7/09 4:53 PM

What?? Are you kidding Mon?? These artworks are awesome!! You ARE already an
artist! :-D

Ane said... @ 31/7/09 4:56 PM

at least you have some kind of creativity Shem.. I have 0% creativity.. LOL
I think when God gave creativity for all humans to catch I was asleep and
didn't get any!! LOL

Jackie said... @ 18/9/09 10:02 AM

Monica these are fabulous!! You really should pursue this!! you could sale these so very easily!! They're awesome!! :) :)

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Jackie said... @ 18/9/09 10:03 AM

Sorry I am so late getting over. We have had an incredibly busy day!!

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Jackie said... @ 18/9/09 10:05 AM

Walter is set to leave tomorrow and we just got a call concerning his sister while out to dinner. She is going into her final stages and has begun Agonal (SO) breathing. Gagay will know what it means. So now we are sort of stuck and don;t know what to do. At first they said 2 days and then 2 months and now this!!

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Jackie said... @ 18/9/09 10:09 AM

oh dear I lost you. I am off to try to put together a post!! hugs!! :* :* :* :*

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