Birthday Paintings

For those who follow me on instagram/twitter, you would know that Ash’s birthday just passed ♥
As I am a crazy girlfriend that loves spoiling her loved ones, I kind of went all out for Ashley’s birthday this year. To make me seem less insane, his presents were a combination of his birthday, valentines and our one year anniversary which is next month ♥ ! So, last year when it was his birthday, we weren’t dating but he was a bffl, I drew these two very small pictures for him. And whilst I’m quite happy with how the batman turned out, I was incredibly disappointed with the deadpool (mainly because I didn’t know anything about him) ..and they were both just laminated paper.

Please ignore his dishelved look as this was 12.30am in the morning after a long day!

This year, I really really wanted to give him better artworks of his favourite comic characters that he could display.
So, I became super ambitious and decided to buy canvas to paint on for the first time(!) And painting isn’t something I actually do, I’m more used to pencils and paper. In fact, the last time I properly painted a picture would be …the drawings I gave him last year (and that was also the first time I did that …) SO, SECOND TIME PAINTING EVER AND FIRST TIME EVER USING CANVAS. I totally should have practised much earlier on, yeah?

Nup. I started these paintings 2 weeks prior and only bought the materials for exactly 3 paintings lol ;A;
Anyway, here are my progress photos that I took of each of the three paintings. You can scroll over each image to see a more detailed explanation of my actual progress of each of these paintings.

And ta~da! The wonderful, completed trio sitting side by side that I am so proud of.
There are of course plenty of things that I would’ve done differently if I had the time, but I was so happy to be finished on time and to have them turn out better than I expected it would!! *Collapse in a puddle of goo

So, when he was opening his presents, I made him open up the paintings last.
The look on his face when he realised there was three paintings was absolutely priceless ♥

You can not believe me enough when I say that I’m glad that his birthday is done and dusted.
I was so exhausted from planning his presents, organizing dinner, and cooking/preparing for his party that I actually got a bit sick the day after his party woops. But that’s a blog post for another day!  Now I can just sit back, relax and enjoy whatever he’s got planned for the upcoming Valentines and our One Year Anniversary ! ♥ Woohoo!

I’m a little bit too red ..

Hello hello ♥ So about a month ago I was invited to model for the Monash Photography Club by my awesome friend, Nico! And whilst I was incredibly nervous and contemplated backing out very much .. I rocked up anyway ;A;

I was determined to wear my red velvet dress despite ..my hair being red too lol!!

Mainly because I reallllllly like this dress and the only other photo I have of me wearing it isn’t that awesome/my hair turned orange (lol stupid red hair is so hard to maintain) .. so what better to get it photographed than to get it taken by a group of student photographers well actually, these are all taken by Nico/on his camera haha.

Red velvet dress (Market), Heart suspender stockings (Topshop), Lita (Jeffrey Campbell), Black bead necklace (Asos), Rose ring (Diva) and Spiked Headband (borrowed)

The above is my favourite shot of my entire outfit, and Nico so kindly helped edit it for me too :D
There were a few other models that day too, including another one of my pretty friends, Charleen ♥ As you can seeeee, we are spikey headband twinns!!! (we kept accidentally hurting each other by coming too close ;A; /lovehurts)

Apart from smiling and trying to look pretty in front of the camera, I also was assigned to a challenging mission ..which was to make Nico look like a girl ! AHA. Charleen and I spent about an hour playing with make up and the wig ..and voilà, here you have fem!Nico in all hisher glory! (He looks better as a female than I do >:U totes not fair)

Seriously though. Just look at his luscious blonde locks … wahaaha

I definitely had lots of fun doing this and am quite happy with how these photos turned out.
Feel free to ignore that out of numerous of photos, these are the only ones that are acceptable enough to be seen by the general public looll! (Why do I always look so derpy when people take photos of me ;^;)

In other news, I shall be at PAX this Saturday so please do say hello if you see me!!!

♥ ♥ ♥

Asian Impressions Photoshoot

Hello everyone!! I apologize for my sudden absence from social media :(
University has just started again so I’m trying to get back in to this whole groove again!

Anyway, about a month ago, I had the opportunity to meet the man behind Asian Impressions and organise a quick photoshoot whilst he was in Melbourne. Now, I’ve never done any sort of fashion photoshoot before (all my photos are taken by Vu or myself :/) so I was …very nervous!  So, this was definitely out of my comfort zone. But, I knew that I would regret it if I turned down the offer ..so I decided to go for it despite all of my uncertainties and doubts *_* !

Asos Woodland Print Dress, Top Shop Tights, Cape, Jay Jay Hat, Collete Jewellery

Whilst I’m sure that I could’ve been a much better model, I’m quite happy with how some of the photos turned out! There are a lot more than the ones posted here, but they’re not all edited and I feel like my own edits wouldn’t live up to these!!

But yes, apart from confirming that I’m a pretty socially awkward penguin, I learnt that it’s good to take a hold of opportunities when you can. Sometimes you only get one chance to do something, so don’t hold back! There’s nothing wrong with being afraid of the unknown, but we shouldn’t let our fear dictate and restrict the way we want to lives.

What’s out of your comfort zone?