Saturday, January 22, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Yea, i've got my first award.. thank you so much to Mbak Uty Destanto for giving me this award. So, for accepting this award, I have to :
  1. thank and link to the person who awarded me this award.
  2. share 8 things about myself.
  3. pay it forward to 8 bloggers that i have recently discovered.
  4. contact those blogger and tell them about their awards.

So, let's go done this whole things.. First of all, as I said before, thanks to Mbak Uty Destanto (once again) and off course I have linked her here in my blog. Check her lovely artwork at her blog here.

And then, I've got to tell you 8 things about myself.. Hmm, it's kinda hard, though. But, lets try a little..

1. I'm so much obsessive about memories. And adore all the old-school and vintage thingy. (gotta post about it later!)

this is my lovely old typewriter. It was belong to my father.

2. Love paper so much. I know it sounds weird, but I truly fallin' in love with paper since I was child. My father is researcher for wood and rayon fiber. And I remember he has one book full with sample of many kind of paper. And I love to steal it from his drawer, just to smell the scent of paper or to feel its texture.

a little peek of the process

3. I love books. Literally. Books. Not only as literature, but book as it shape. The binding, the cover, and sometimes the smell, if it an old book--well, you know what I mean?

picture from here

4. I'm working as a carpet designer in the suburbs. So, actually, I'm a little 'away' from the civilization by the weekday.

see threads like this every day. weaving and weaving.

5. I'm falling in love with traditional dancing. it's just like my sanctuary on my hectic days.

6. Really loves my mom. And Dad. And my two brother. Family. Can't live without them.

this is my beloved dad

7. I have this writing hobbies. And I have another blog for this stuff. Check here if you wanna read my blabbings. Hehe

8. Last but not least, I'm going to tell you the fact, that it takes time around a month to done one journal that I've made. Since I made it alone by myself. First from the process of cutting and collect the paper. Until it sketches and draw and then I sew the cover. So, you better be patient if you're already order my journal. But I try to make it with all my heart and it's truly special for all this journal that I've done. ;D

another process (gotta share about it later)

Okay, now, I must forward this award to the other 8, here is the blogger that I think deserves for this award:

1. Nyala
2. Sehabis Hujan Ada Pelangi
3. Penulis yang pernah (go) blog!
4. Calm and Go
5. Dreamesh
6. Lia's Crafty Journey
7. Vantiani
8. Design by Vitarlenology

And now, gotta go.. I must tell them about this award that I've gave to them. So, have a nice day all!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Journal : Flowers Edition

This is the book that I've made around November-December 2010 (can't remember), I make this book upon a request from my friend who want to give a special gift for her mother (thanks to Rizky Rahmayanti).

First thing I had in my mind when I remember about Mom, or Mother is one : FLOWER. So, I just get ready to research some flower illustration , and ta-daaa.. thanks to a print a day that have this beautiful illustration of flower, so that gimme an idea to draw some of them.
So, this is what i've draw and sketch.

Watercolor and pen on concorde paper

And maybe you wan't to know what the books like, but unfortunately, I'm kinda forget to capture the book in a proper way, so before I hand over the book to my friend, I've make a quick capture with my phone, that really have a limited quality. So, this is the book (sorry for bad picture) a simple one, with a big lace-ribbon in front of it.

The Journal : Flower Edition
A5 14 x 20.5 cm
80 sheets
Handmade, hard cover wtih cotton case

Friday, January 07, 2011

Aye, Aye Cap'n!

Last weeks, I've made this lovely-cute-sailing book for my friend. (Thanks for Dwie Rahmatanti and Gina Havier for appreciating)
It's quite fun looking for all nautical thingy. And off course, I loved it.
I imagine sitting on the beach and write in the journal. And don't forget to add the sand or any shells that you find there and put them in this book. ;D

Okay, I'll stop blabbing, and show you the book. Enjoy!

The book

Aye, Aye Cap'n!
80 sheets
A6 10.5 x 14 cm
Done handmade, cotton case

Hello, Sailor..! Ready to sail?

all photos done by my great partner and also my favorite photographer, Arief Maulana Fajrin. Thanks to youuu.. ;*