June 30, 2009

For only a week

For only a week, these pics are my favorite treasures to be put in the project.
Everyday living at home and office :

Holiday time at Bali :

Keep taking pictures!
Now, I'll be back to my table and sticking these pics to the papers. I'll share the album next week! See you!

June 19, 2009

Little notes from my packed desk

We cannot give what we do not have.
We cannot bring peace to the world if we ourselves are not peaceful.
We cannot bring love to the world if we ourselves are not loving.
Our true gift to ourselves and others lies not in what we have
but in who we are.

Marianne Williamson

Another productive (and packed) day for me, my friends.
Hope I can finish sorting all the pictures I made
for a week in the life project
and our Bali holiday's pictures, on this weekend.
And be able to post some favorite of mine.
(which I really treasured)
Uh huh.
Yes, they are a loooooot.
Have a nice weekend, everyone!

June 17, 2009

What I found last night

"Adam, what are you doing there?"
"Eating, mom"
"Adam, you can't use real coco crunch to feed the doggie!"

"No, mom...it's for me. See? I'm eating it!"

"Uh huh. I see." Of course I never win this kind of battle with the kids.

Just enjoy it while it last, shall we?

June 10, 2009

Documenting a week in a life - begin

Just a quick update.
Phew. Busy. Busy. Busy.:)
Documenting life turn out to be involved 100% in the present. In the now. Which is good. And leaving not much time to chit chat or blogging.:)
Little time left every night been used to prepare for the album.
And my husband got the tickets for us to Bali for the kids holiday, this Friday!
That means the holiday will be include in the documenting. Yay!
Hope you too will prepare something very interesting this weekend.....

June 6, 2009

Getting ready

Today I happen to open again The Guerilla Art Kit - by Keri Smith and find this :

I think it's cool for any title. Handmade title. So when the kids are playing play dough just now, (Again. For the third time this week) I sneak off to my table and make these for the daily titles of 'Documenting a week in life' project next week.

I am planning to do more handmade things and drawings for this year album.Hmm.


My children are calling.

Have I told you that they already got their report cards and officially started their holiday yesterday?
And that they will be able to sleep late EVERY night, not just at weekends?

Yup.It will be twice harder for me to sneak out and do my art. Oh,man.

They are calling again.

June 4, 2009

'A week in the life' project - remembered.

I am always excited whenever I plan for a fascinating project.
And this is one of that kind of project.
'Documenting a week in the life'
I did it last year for the first time following Ali Edwards's invitation to join in this project of hers. And, gee, I can't tell you enough how grateful I am that I took some extra time to do it.
For this year, she hasn't start it yet (although she is sure that it'll be once in a year project), but then when my scrapgathering's buddies discussed what to do for next month's project, this idea came up.

And I can't be more excited.

We all nine ladies will be side by side doing it next week, from 8th-14th June 2009...encouraging each others and sharing the ideas every day. Until we put it on an album.

I welcome you all to join along.

Last night, I pulled out my last year album and enjoyed it with the kids :

For you who haven't known me back then, you can take a peek of my 2008-A week in the life-album here.
And this is what I wrote on the last page of the album (which I skip when I posted it last year on the blog)

Well, you think this was treasured too?
Couldn't agree more.
Be back soon.

You have to operate
from the sense of everything is new
and you are starting again.
Nicole Kidman

June 1, 2009

May Scrapgathering - Canvas Swatches

For this month scrapgathering....we have the privilege from our dear friend Alice Wahyuni who attended Donna Downey's class at Singapore last month....to share the method with us! Yay! This is the finished piece of mine. Did it on 30x30cm canvas.
The details are here :

My second piece:
Slightly different from what I imagine would be, but get inspired by the words in book text that I glue on.....ta daaaa......embrace change in life, ladies......
More details:

And the gathering?
Ooooh.....yes.....of course you want to take a peek on what we were doing........

Alice in action :

Here is Patricia :

Is this me? Oh yes, me! Yay!

Dhani in progress......

Last but not least....Tiara....

We paint and paint and paint....
We chat and chat and chat...
Such a good time!
Till it's time to tidy up and go home... (with all the unfinished pieces...LOL)
If you wonder (maybe you notice it....or not.....) why we all wear white shirt and blue jeans...it's because we want to do this:

Talk about scrappers dreams : having a match outfit in the pictures....hahaha.
Tell me what I didn't know.LOL.

Still take several hours for me to reach my home at Bandung...
Then, at night, when Nadea see the canvas, which is still not finished, she says,
"Wow, it's cool, Mom!" she point to the pink one.
"You like it?"
"Oh, yes!"
"Would you like to have it in your new bedroom?"
Her eyes go bigger.
"Wow....can I?"
"Sure....but you have to finish it with your handwriting, to make it originally yours."
"Oh, I would love to!"

That's my girl.
And then we have fun doing this till almost midnight :

One proud girl :

Really good day indeed.
Thank you, ladies, for the good time...see you next month.
Thank you, my girl, for your spark.

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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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
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  • Week in The Life - 2010
  • Week in The Life - 2009
  • Week in The Life - 2008
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