Firstly, let me introduce myself. I'm Clare, from Devon in England and I am an art and craft addict! I love any form of creating things from paper maché to knitting, from drawing and painting to sewing. In my opinion the best feeling in the world is that of finishing a project and being pleased with the end result. For that reason I have decided to set up this blog as a sort of diary for you all to follow my creative (and not so creative!) endeavors.
I would love to read your comments and suggestions for future projects.
So, I'll start with a few pics of what I've been up to over the last few days. My boyfriend Sam and I are in Borneo at the moment, after travelling around a lot of Asia. I've started a comic strip 'diary' to document each day (although how long I'll keep it up is anyone's guess!)
One day in Kuala Lumpur
I saw a lady on a bus reading a comic book and thought it would be a great, creative way to keep a journal and nice to look back on in future. Let me know your thoughts!
|Our last day in peninsula Malaysia|
Off to Sarawak, Borneo
We took a short flight to Kuching in the region of Sarawak in Borneo.
|We flew from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching in Sarawak, Borneo|
A meeting with primates
After reading many positive reviews online about the Semenggoh Nature Reserve we decided to pay it a visit. It's home to many rehabilitated Orangutans which were great fun to watch, despite the park being very touristy!
|Afternoon in Semenggoh Nature Reserve watching orangutans|
followed by a huge seafood feast at Top Spot food court.
A very cultural day
This morning we had every intention on going on a strenuous jungle hike, but our plans were scuppered when we missed the bus while buying water for the walk. Instead, we visited some museums and an art gallery in Kuching, which proved to be a very pleasant way of spending the afternoon. As always happens when looking at other peoples art, it got my creative juices flowing and I just regret having nothing but a pencil and ink pen with me!
|Kuching Art Museum|
There was also a small aquarium with some very pretty fish! We particularly liked some orange specimens which appeared to have no tails!
|Heart shaped fish with no tails!|
|Pretty silver fish with deep black eyes.|
I have an addiction to Pinterest. There, I said it. I can't help myself; I sit for hours browsing other peoples amazing creations when really I should be making my own! Anyway, it's also a great source of inspiration and there are SO many ideas that I want to try when I'm back home and have all my craft bits and bobs around me.
I came across the idea of art journaling so thought I'd give it a go. Having a bit of a stationary obsession as well, I resisted the urge to use a beautiful notebook given to me by a friend until this trip so I'd have some lovely memories to fill it with. Here's a quick peek inside...
So, that concludes my first post. I hope you enjoyed it, I'm off to get some drawing in before dinner! Don't forget to leave me your comments and ideas! Ciao for now.