Welcome to my blog

If you are interested to learn folkart and decorative painting, join my classes every thursdays and sundays 10am till 12.30pm. Fees is RM50 per class. Bring your own painting materials and supplies or you can get me to buy for you, if you haven't any yet.

You can contact me at email
zaitunramli@yahoo.com or call at 0173144532

Also, look out for the workshops which is organised from time to time, here in my studio and also at other towns/states.

Do visit my other blog Ye Oliveblue Shoppe, where I have some painted stuff for sale.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Primula Villosa

Primula Villosa or Blue Primrose design as in the Portmerion stoneware collection, here painted on a kitchen towel holder.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tea, anyone?

Its past tea-time by now though, but I just finished painting cup-cakes and bread on these pieces of cloth to make a curtain.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Decorative painting class continues....

My classes took a break quite sometime, during fasting month, then drag on for the preparations of my daughter's wedding. Just started class 2 wks ago and here are some of the students' projects. Looks like we managed to get more golfers interested in painted clubs!

Decoupaged lazy-susan enhanced with paintings.

An old, tarnished silver tray transformed with Janzen design.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Bengkel Mega Sehari 'Indahnya Folkart' (Asas)

Impiana Group Magazine of Karangkraf will be organising a 1-day Mega Workshop on basic level decorative painting at Kompleks Kumpulan Media Karangkraf, Seksyen 15, Shah Alam on Saturday, 16 April 2011. Grab the latest issues of Impiana, Laman, Dapur or Apartment magazines for registration to the workshop. Aniza, Nora and I will be there to guide you through the painting project. Hurry! Register and we will see you there!

Bengkel Sehari Indahnya Folkart (Lanjutan)

Laman Impiana will be organising a workshop on decorative painting, 'Sehari Indahnya Folkart', this time an intermediate level, a follow-up of the first 7 series of basic workshops conducted in the last 2 years. The 1-day workshop will be held at Kompleks Kumpulan Media Karangkraf, Seksyen 15, Shah Alam on 5th February 2011. Hurry, sign up for the workshop through registration forms in recent Laman Impiana magazine. See you there!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wedding Stuf

This is the best part of my daughter's wedding preparation. I get to paint some things like signage to the wedding place and boxes for wedding favors.
wedding signage

favors for main table


Its not trash I hope though it is a trash bin. This is one of my unfinished projects that has been hanging on for years. Sometimes I just can't get the right mood or design to start. Thank God its completed now.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Little paintings on little things

Serving table

It is always handy to have extra side tables or trolleys especially during festive season when you are entertaining guests and would need additional tables for putting glasses and cups or serving desserts.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Yatie's Kitchen

Yatie's kitchen (Kitchen with a difference February 20th, 2010) was featured in the recent July-September issue Dapur magazine.

Dapur Impiana workshop1

Bengkel Sehari Pesona Folkart organised by Dapur Impiana was held on 3rd July 2010. This is the first of the series that is planned for Dapur workshops. The painting was on chopping board/placemats with fruits design.

Mangkuk Setangan

At home we call it the mangkuk setangan in Malay or more well known as kendi air, maybe a hand bowl in English or wash bowl? These are old style of aluminium ones which are painted with roses design. Definitely suitable for coming Raya with eating of ketupat, rendang and such. Always taste better eating with hands.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Bird Houses and other garden ornaments

Enhance your garden with garden ornaments, especially those that can be painted. Some may be afraid to display things outside in rain and shine, but through my experience these painted items go a long way. This spade and watering can has been in my garden for 5years. The dust and rust makes it even more beautifully antiqued and distressed.
That just proves that the acrylic paint and varnish we use does last. However, you must ensure that the material used are those that can stand some time of rain and shine, like tin, aluminium, certain wood but definitely NEVER MDF. Those are strictly for indoors.
Of course there are certain things that will just wear off and destroyed after couple of years. then, paint yourself a new one!


Beware golfers! We have ventured to the golf course. My sister in law painted this on my brother's golf club. Amazing ideas of painting!

Phnom Pehn Trip

Like the birthday celebration wasn't enough, some of us continued celebrating with a trip to Phnom Pehn! We were there from 19th to 23rd July and had tremendous fun, visiting palace and temples, historical places, took boat ride on Mekong river, savour the food, relaxed with foot n body massage, and best of all SHOPPING. It was more of the companion we had of each other that made the trip an enjoyable one. There were adventures with our ride on the 'tut-tut' that got stuck when we went over a bump which was either too high or we were overweight! haha! We ended having to come down and help push the tut-tut over the bump which made half the town laughing!. We were also caught in their flood after a heavy rain, having to walk back to the hotel when tut-tut couldn't pass through the floody area.

Monday, August 30, 2010

50th Birthday Bash

I had the most enjoyable time with my school friends of Convent Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ), Muar,Class of 77 as we celebrated our 50th birthday together last 10th July at KLGCC, Damansara. We have been friends since Std 1 in 1967 (I joined in Std 2 when I moved from Alor Star) and some of us have been classmates right up to Form5. Among those present were teachers, Headmistress Sister Marie Therese and Assistant Headmistress Mrs D Cruz. Some seniors and juniors joined in too that made the night even more special.

Everyone was busy registering and happy to catch up with old friends and taking pictures together. We started the night with singing our Convent School song. While having the western dinner the game started as we all have to leave by 12 midnight and there were so much in store for the night. There were games, singing our birthday song and blowing the candles as each hold a cup cake. And not forgetting lots of lucky draws.We also made a collection of donation to help a child of one of us.

The highlight of the night was the line up of contestants for the title Miss Fabulous50. Miss Sexy and Miss Congeniality. Judges were 3 people, a teacher, a senior and a guest for the night. Each contestant was required to interestingly answer a question by the DJ to win the title. Finally the titles respectively went to Mary Anne, Lay Hua and surprisingly yours truly!!

Agnes performed solo on a few Chinese numbers

My friends Lay Hua, Kat, Julie, Lee Hoon, Gennie and I performed the Mamma Mia and Dancing Queen dance. We practiced for 2 months at weekends and jam up at Mary Anne's place. My daughters helped choreograph the dance and trained us. The rehearsals and practice were better than this actual one but we still entertained everyone! Guess we got stage fright as the last performance we had was during teachers' day way back in 1977!

Mary Anne performed a solo of Tina Turner. Very entertaining, look at the crowd watching in awe!

Another performance was an impromptu, calling the seniors and juniors for a dance to a Hindustani song Kuch kuch hota hei. My sis is the one in blue/purple attire. Turned out so well and fun, we had so much laughs!

And we, students and teachers dance till midnight. Well, Cinderellas have to go home before midnight!