I had a great time last weekend teaching rubber stamp carving at Stickerrific. Out of all the stamp themes I have taught (e.g. cats & dogs, sea animals, fruits, vegetables etc) - peonies was one of the trickier themes. But I need not have worried - the ladies in class absolutely rocked it and everyone managed to complete a peony. One lady even managed two peonies which was seriously impressive!
I recently learnt how to pour paint with Arhnue at Ilham Gallery in KL. Whilst we were taught the basics of paint pouring - the overall process involves many variables (eg what is added to the paint, how fast is the paint poured, how is the paint moved around the canvas). This ultimately means that the final product can never be fully planned for and will be rather unique. I loved seeing all the different pieces of work produced by the class.
Completed SPCA Selangor’s Pet Care Programme which runs through various daily tasks eg grooming, walking, cleaning. The programme took about 4 hours to complete and is mandatory for all volunteers. The best bit was meeting the dogs who were a year and less old! They were very energetic and so adorable. I was warned to hide my shoe laces before going into the pen - and boy did those dogs find my laces and shoe tongues super fast.
I had a great time doing a combined Doodling and Rubber Stamp Carving Workshop with AzreenChan yesterday at Stickerrific. It was a full house and there was great laughter and banter amongst the students. Azreen and I both taught for about 2 hours each, and students came away with double the skills from one class! Luke stayed in his hammock for the whole duration too which was very endearing!
In all the time I've spent in Malaysia, I've somehow managed not to visit the Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur. How appalling! So I finally went on a segway tour of the park and it was amazing! Learning how to use a segway was a little daunting at first, but after a bit of practice it was a lot of fun and addictive too. We covered so much more of the park than if we'd been on foot, and plus as we rode there was a nice breeze to cool us down. Big thanks to Nickki of Eco Ride Malaysia who conducted the 2 hour tour, and I can't wait to come back to the Lake Gardens.