Day 52 – Just Another Day

Guess I’m not going back to work next month since my industry lies in the second of the three phases Singapore government has set up to safely reopen back to “normal”. Thing is we don’t know when is Phase 2 exactly since decisions will be made by monitoring the situation, which potentially means at least […]

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Day 51 – Comfortable Engraving

Another day of engraving, except it’s all done under the microscope. I’m not sure which is more convenient/ efficient for me, engraving with my glasses on without the eye piece rubber guards or engrave without my glasses using the rubber guards. I feel it’s a bit more comfortable to do it without my glasses, but […]

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Day 50 – Major Upgrades!

Finished shading the previous design. Not too bad. I felt that I’ve done a decent enough job, so I’m giving myself a pat on my shoulder. Well done me! For the next design, I wanted something that is more free flowing and asymmetrical, so I chose this one from the book. Don’t really know how […]

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Day 49 – Even More Engraving

I’ve shaded the practice design I was working with yesterday. Went a bit experimental with the lotus flower at the bottom and more conservative with the wings of leaves at the top. It was alright I guess. Next design was a wave inspired crest. A lot of parallel lines involved; very good practice. I took […]

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Day 48 – More Engraving

I shaded yesterday’s ring of leaves. It was alright I guess. Still couldn’t figure out how to take a nice picture of my engraving. Probably need a ring of light or something to properly illuminate the work. Next, I worked on another leafy design which is basically a motif repeating itself 3 times in a […]

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Day 47 – Engraving Straight from Book!

I’ve finished stippling the background on the scroll I was working on yesterday. After that, I’ve decided to not waste time designing, but spend more time engraving to hone the skill. For that, I dug out an old book about Japanese family crests and started using the designs within to practice my engraving. Found a […]

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Day 46 – Scroll Practice

Thought I should practice a bit more on designing and engraving scrolls. So I did. I did a better job removing background this time round; it’s mostly even and flat. Haven’t finish with the stippling though.

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03rd September 2019 – An Update

Just like that, the Lunar 7th Month aka “The Month of the Hungry Ghosts” is over. As I get older, like every almost every other festivals, a lot of its significance have been lost on me. The concerns that come with being a responsible and, hopefully, functional adult pretty much dulled everything out. I have […]

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01st August 2019 – An Update

Oh hello! Sorry I haven’t been writing lately. Been too engaged working on trying to get my online shop up and running. As I have so many designs each belonging to a different line/ collection and there are future addition to existing collections, things can get extremely messy. It’s been an exciting afternoon today because […]

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19th June 2019 – An Update

Just received my largest parcel from the workshop yet. Not too shabby. I am happy to say that the “Dou” Collection is ready to be launched. That would only mean I can look forward to even more work. The only thing different would be I am going to be working on the next couple of […]

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