Insides by Freya Pickard

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Freya, a good friend of mine, launched her first poetry collection called Insides. She is a cancer survivor currently awaiting the final all clear. She wrote Insides as a kind of therapy to help her embrace the terrible things she endured; cancer, surgery and chemotherapy. She wanted to bring comfort to other cancer sufferers as well as enabling people with no experience of cancer at all, to understand a little of what it means to go through such an ordeal. … Read More

Sketch Your Life: Student Project Gallery Part 2 of 4

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These second batch of artists inspire me a lot because they have managed to sketch their lives for a month despite how they feel, no matter how busy their lives were. They never give up and they keep going. Their stories are inspirational and chock full of interesting tidbits about themselves. Their works are unique and personal. Their enthusiasm to learn is contagious. Come and enjoy these sketches!     See part 1 here. Stay tuned for part 3! Come and join us … Read More

Sketches of Da Po Exhibit

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In light with the Singapore Heritage Fest, there is a call for exhibition in collaboration with the National Museum and Urban Sketchers Singapore to feature selected sketches from Urban Sketchers that showcase the contemporary environment, activities and/or unique architectural elements of buildings along Telok Ayer, Kreta Ayer, Bukit Pasoh (Keong Siak) and Tanjong Pagar… Also known colloquially as Da Po, the historic district of Chinatown is more than just a place for food or Chinese New Year shopping. A careful survey … Read More

Oil of Sage

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Oil of Sage (watercolor on paper) Collaborating with writers stimulates my creativity as an artist. And I’m thankful for the open door to work with author Freya Pickard on her Clippings #16. She gave me a snippet of her story titled Oil of Sage… “The aroma of apple wood burning in the grate reminded the elderly man fleetingly of summer. He bent over, lighting the taper in his hand and straightened carefully. The day had been mild, even for this … Read More

Child’s Play

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I am very grateful to contribute for Katha Magazine — an online magazine that celebrates Filipino creatives and their boundless imagination. I wrote Child’s Play (the art of painting like a child) and it’s on pages 52-53. You can download it for free and be inspired by all the creativity here. Thank you Katha Magazine! To God be the glory!

Elfje Inspired

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I often tell Freya how her words evoke a creativity that prompts me to pick up the brush. Her stories elevate my senses like a curious child. I think we all experience that same wonder and marvel of reading a novel, a poem or a short story from a writer whose words affect our lives in a profound way. Wanting to stretch my creativity as well as thank my author friend for her inspirational words, I offered to create an … Read More

Warmth in the Midst

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“Warmth in the Midst” Digital Painting I am so honored to have my work featured in the front cover of Ends of the Earth last issue e-zine. I am very thankful to the editor Anna Brock for choosing me to contribute. The theme is Feathers & Fish-tales. I did not publish any writing related to the artwork. But right now I am inspired to write a short poem that inspires it. Someone must have heard, The crunch and rustle of … Read More

To be Published Work

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I found out about 100 Illusrations through Diana Evans, a proud founder of this awesome project and an active member of Paint Party Friday.100 Illustrations helps to market and get our artworks out in the world by publishing it into a book. In order to achieve this, it requires the participation of 100 illustrators by submitting their works. The current theme for this project is: My Favorite Food. I am thrilled that my work is included in the 100 Illustrations. Aside from … Read More

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