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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.

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!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tiffin carriers

Finally this is done! So sorry Liza, it took me so long to complete this. If you are following this, hope you are happy with the tiffins, though you have not seen the real one yet.

And thanks to Aniza for the scenery design.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Blue Rose

I have never actually seen one real blue rose, at least not in Malaysia. Have you? Let me know if you have. Would be interesting to know. So this one is created for a client who wanted blue coloured roses.

Back To Roses

The love for roses never die, be it for customers or yours truly. It is always nice feeling painting roses. And the satisfaction when it turns out beautiful, enhancing plain furniture and simple plaques.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fit for the Queen?

Guess this. Will show more after Raya.

Green is the colour

Nothing new, the same teapots and teacups. but since I like these green coloured ones that was requested by a friend, I still like to share them with you.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

More Blue and White chinaware

For orders contact JUNE at 0192126756

There is another source of obtaining Blue and White china. Those interested can contact JUNE at 0192126756. She supplies Spode with 'willow' and 'churchill- the blue room collection' designs. Hurry, you may be just in time to serve the Hari Raya feasts in these beautiful blue and white china!

In addition, she also has a set of 4 decorative plates also by Spode with Thomas Kincade, a famous artist, design. These 4 designs are familiar to me and has inspired decorative artists to paint the scenery design.

Hurry, pick up the phone, the blue and white collection is just a call away!

Wedding Favours

It was a great honour when someone has commissioned my friend and I to paint butterfly fridge magnets as wedding favours for her son's wedding last July.
We had to paint altogether over 500 pieces and was given ample time ie about 6 months prior to the wedding. We were also given a free hand on the design and colour choices which makes work a lot easier. Here are some of the pieces of multi-coloured and different floral designs.

And for the main table, she requested for painted teapot coasters with coordinated napkins as in the pictures below.

We went to the wedding and was happy to see guests happy with the favours. And the beaming us too when we were praised for the well done job by host and guests. Whoohoo!