January 29, 2009

Januari 2009 - Life Project

Two weeks ago I did Spring cleaning ritual for my home as I usually do before Chinese New Year come. Moving up some furniture, rearrange everything, painting the kitchen, lots and lots cleaning up and stuff. Then I found these package of decoration stickers that I bought from IKEA - Malaysia the week before..and click...I found the right place to put this!

The wall behind our sofa is still empty, so...all I have to do is pull out all the boxs of pictures and sort out our favorites!Just put the adhesive to the pictures, and add the frame stickers. Another thing I need is probably guts. Because it placed at the living room where every activities are centred here, so we will see it everyday..better make it good, mom! Phew...after one whole afternoon...someone seem enjoy it the most....

Audy said I was succesfully scrapbooked the wall indeed! Well, hun, I think you're right! Love this.

Have you find your life project for this month?

January 26, 2009

Life Project


For 2009 I would like to invite you all (and myself) to make Life Project..every month. It can be anything (mini book, frame, decoration for your home, painting, anything...) but as the name said it, it must contain the 'life' that you are in now. It can be in photographs, sketch, drawing, either way you wish to record your life right here right now. Hopefully by the end of the year we all can look proudly to the 12 project of the life we had. I will post mine at the 4th week every month ( Since it supposed to be monthly project, I will do Jan's project in Jan and post it before the month end). If you want to share yours here, kindly put your link-post at the comments below my monthly post so others can enjoy it too.
No pressure.
Just take anything you had now in your desk and make something.
No time?
Let me tell you one secret.
I don't like to watch much TV. Even if I did, I watch it while my hand doing something.
Hope you could share your secret with me....wink...

I'll post my January Life Project tomorrow!

January 19, 2009

A sweet gift

A gift of an award.

The same with I got last month, but this time I got it from my friend from far away, Poland, Aleksandra Chabros, which is also an amazing artist.
This is what she wrote on her blog :

I give awards to (in no order):Hanna - because her blog shows how artistic the life can beAlina Chau - because this amount of works and the inner will of improving oneself everyday deserves an award, a lot of them *nods*Lisa - because I could spend hours on her (quite new!) blog just watching her works and reading her thoughtsEmma - because her use of tools and her imagination is worth a lot bigger attentionRia Nirwana - because it always amazes me how she manages to live her life to the very full. You probably haven't seen anybody living THAT MUCH :)Maryam - because her attitude to life and woks should be the ones we all have sometimes :)Ploop - just see and you'll know why ^^ (shame his blog is in French!)
Have a nice day *hugs*

Thank you, again, Aleksandra, you are such a sweet heart.
Enjoy her blog and others she mentioned.

About art in life

Art should make you interested in life,
not in art.
Art is a by-product of living.
Michael Winters

I found these last night while I cleaning up my table. On the bottom of my pile of books and papers. And make me smile again just like when I received them last month.(At Indonesia we celebrate Mother's Day on Dec 22) And these are not their school's work sheet. They saw it on TV that the day is Mother's Day, and did a quick draw before I got home.

Definitely interested in life.

January 16, 2009

Focus on the story

A story is becoming a story, only if you share it with others.
By telling it.
By writting it.
So if you have a good enough story to tell, even if only a short one, which only your beloved could understand, tell it.
You don't need to add more than what needed.
Happy ending.

January 15, 2009

Hello, Malaysia

Since my kids have a very looong Christmas Holiday, I planned a holiday trip at the end of high season to avoid cranky and stressfull situation (not to mention a much cheaper rate for tickect and else...). We go on Jan 8th and go back on Jan 12th. For the kids, this is the first time they go abroad. Even though they already experienced going by plane to Bali several times, this time is different. First, about the passport. Then, they don't know where is Malaysia. :-) So we pull out the world map.

Look at these happy faces who gets their first stamp on their passport...(Well, yeah..Nadea is still sleepy...)

We go with our family's best friend. Marisa is my best friend. Her husband, Muljadi is my husband's best friend. And our kids are best friends to each others too. How can this be not exciting?

Arriving at Malaysia. Nice airport....

Having much fun at SUNWAY park....

And of course at the AQUARIA

The must have site to be pictured

Oh, tourists....even the monorail is attractive...

We also find this interesting new thing to try...Dr.Fish....

Last but not least, Happy Ox Year, everyone!

January 12, 2009

A quick update

Just come back to Indonesia again.
And wake up to a really chilly day. Non-stop raining until now. Due to Chinese New Year soon, I suppose.
Gladly the kids were still full of excitement of having good times at Malaysia, they do not mind the weather, they are happily went to school this morning even though we got home almost midnight yesterday. I think they just can't wait to tell their friends about their holiday.
I now back to work. Mmm.
Will post the pictures soon.


You can see an artikel about me and Scrapking at this mag :

Here what are inside :
(click at the picture for larger view)

January 7, 2009

My daily Journal 2009 - begin

Let me tell you a secret.
Until 2007, I am not a daily journal person. Well, I thought, I am not a high school girl anymore, so I don't need one. Then at the end of 2007, my best friend, Sanny, who made all the effort to drag me to Starbuck every chance she got (hehe,sorry,hun!but, really, I love become a coffee lovers like you by the end of the year!) told me that Starbuck had offered a daily journal with exchange for some stamps, so, look at the cool journal it was, I interested...and together with her, tried to collect all the stamps required.
Yes, of course we got it!
Well, after the journal was in my hand...with all the effort...I thought, will be such a waste if I don't use it. So I tried to filled it in. Day to day. Sometimes daily, sometimes weekly, but basically, it recorded all what happen in my life in simple way. Just write a few lines. Sometimes only pictures will do as well. If I got best quote I will put it there too. Little knick knack, tag, stickers, sign, brochure, anything from my journey will ended here. No wonder it become so bulky at the end of the year!
So, what is the secret, you ask me.
Aside from all the other album and scrapbook I made that also recording my life, I tell you, this is different. You don't have to be perfect, to do the best combination, you just free to record what you thought, what you feel, either you want to show it to other soul or not is up to you, and by doing it for a year and look at back to it again now, I think this is healthy.
Yes, healthy.
Good for your mind.
Good for your soul.
Don't trust me just yet.
Go try it by yourself.
Yes, of course.
I begin another one this year. Still got it from Starbuck.

Here are some pages from my 2008 daily journal :

Here, here, to daily journal!

About me

  • I am a woman who fell in love with papers and words long enough before with boys. Therefore, scrapbooking, writing, reading, and art journaling are just things that complete me. I live happily in Bandung, Indonesia, with my husband, Audy Kusnadjaja, and 2 adorable kids adore me. Isn't life sweet?
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About this home

Be careful while going inside my home here. Your clothes may gets stain if you happen to walk by my still wet canvas, or stumbled upon our piles of books everywhere, and come out with a scrap paper sticking to your shoes. But I promise you, you'll enjoy the time spending here. Tea or coffee?
  • The beginning
  • Last preparation
  • Artsy Girl's scrapper bag
  • Artsy Girl's mini album
  • Back to school
  • You rock!
  • Doilies for memories
  • Becoming an artist
  • Scrap my heart away
  • Too much of good things
  • Yellow sometimes
  • Double pages
  • Some layouts
  • Don't reinvent the wheel
  • Tips for dividing scrap time
  • Back to school album
  • Christmas album 2009
  • A month to play, a month to learn
  • 'Life happens' album
  • My girl's b'day album
  • Recycling the baby book
  • My boy's b'day album
  • About stranger
  • Make something every day
  • 2009 Art journals - bounded
  • Art journals - begin
  • 2009 Daily Journal
  • 2008 Daily Journal
  • Cracked
  • Parade
  • Hierarchy
  • Fleeting
  • Legendary
  • Time
  • Voices
  • Balloon
  • Wise
  • Repair
  • String
  • First painting
  • Life of two girls-treasure box
  • Box of memories
  • Making your own embellishment
  • A month to play and learn
  • Art journal album cover
  • Week in The Life - 2011
  • Week in The Life - 2010
  • Week in The Life - 2009
  • Week in The Life - 2008
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  • My Artist Papers

  • Wings in The Cage - series
  • Where is it ? - click here
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  • Eat&Eat Kelapa Gading
  • Eat&Eat - part 2
  • Kartika Sari-kebon jukut
  • Warung Talaga-PVJ
  • Sagoo restaurant Bogor
  • Eat&Eat 2 - Gandaria City
  • Goela Merah - foodcourt
  • Ba-koel - foodcourt
  • MariSini - food stall
  • Eat&Eat 3 - Surabaya
  • Warung Talaga Ciwalk - new place
  • Wajan restaurant
  • Warung Talaga - Serpong
  • Eat&Eat 4 - Serpong
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