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Craftspace Weekend : Week 35

In case you’re new here, Craftspace Weekend is a blog series I share what I have made on my weekend or how is my creative space. Since I usually work on my creative project on my weekend so I call it “Craftspace Weekend”. I have started Craftspace Weekend since april but I have not updated on English blog much.You can check out the past Craftspace Weekend in Thai here.

This week I’m overwhelmed by works and personal project that I would like to do in little time. I didn’t draw for 3 days but I did some creative work everyday. I learn one thing that making habit to do something everyday need good time & energy management too. If I draw, I’ll go to bed at mid night and wake up at 6 am which is not a good for me. I know my body clock. I know that I need to go to bed at 10pm. And it’s so tried when I’m not. I need to be better on managing my time to create this habit. I don’t know how but I know I can do it. Craftspace Weekend : Week 35 However, I decided to take a rest on this weekend by reading some books and go to bookstore (my fav activity). This time I can’t resist to buy “Think Happy, Be Happy” book. I was not even know what this book is about when I bought it. This book is full of beautiful hand lettering from many artists in very good price 300THB (10$). It’s so pleasure to spend time go through this book. Craftspace Weekend : Week 35 Craftspace Weekend : Week 35 Craftspace Weekend : Week 35 Craftspace Weekend : Week 35 Craftspace Weekend : Week 35 Craftspace Weekend : Week 35

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Craftspace Weekend : Week 34

In case you’re new here, Craftspace Weekend is a blog series I share what I have made on my weekend or how is my creative space. Since I usually work on my creative project on my weekend so I call it “Craftspace Weekend”. I have started Craftspace Weekend since april but I have not updated on English blog much.You can check out the past Craftspace Weekend in Thai here.

This week I got 2 postcards. One from Germany and another one from England. I would love to go there both myself!

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I feel overwhelm by things I would like to do and need to do so I wrote all down no matter how small it is. This way help me focus on what I need to do NOW instead of what I need to do next.

Craftspace Weekend : Week 34

I found that my Kindle got scratch. I think I got it when I put my Kindle on my bag. It’s very small but I’m afraid that I’m going to get more. So I made a cover for it. I still need to attach velcro to keep nicely.

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I also made wire straps from fabric and Washi tape.

Craftspace Weekend : Week 34

This week I started drawing and painting on postcards. I started by painting landscape and then I did some hand lettering since I take hand lettering e-course on Skillshare. It turned out very nice. I love all my works. It’s fun to writing an positive words that I hope whoever see them will be inspiring and feel good with life.

Craftspace Weekend : Week 34

Craftspace Weekend : Week 34

Every week I  share about my creative space I always feel surprise with what I have done each week. I always thought that I did nothing and I should do more. But I can list a lot of things each weeks and it seem to be longer on every time I listed too. So I would like to encourage you all to document what you have done each week. You don’t have to post publicly on blog. You can start by posted on your Facebook or just write them down on your notebook if you don’t want to share. Just start record it.

 

 

 

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Craftspace Weekend : Week 33

In case you’re new here, Craftspace Weekend is a blog series I share what I have made on my weekend or how is my creative space. Since I usually work on my creative project on my weekend so I call it “Craftspace Weekend”. I have started Craftspace Weekend since april but I have not updated on English blog much.You can check out the past Craftspace Weekend in Thai here.

This month I’ve started “Drawing a day” to build habit of drawing everyday. I’m so happy that I can keep doing this project for almost two weeks now. I’ll write more about this project later.

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It’s a long weekend here in Thailand because August 12 is Mother’s day. Most company including my company closed on August 11 too. That made 4-day long for holiday. I didn’t have any plan until Friday night. I draw 4 box on my notebook for each day to list all I have or want to do. It become a long list than I think but I still be able to manage to do most of them.

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At first, my plan on Saturday is to learn how to cook at Dome’s apartment but I have to go to bank and Dome need to buy kitchen ware for his apartment. So we decide to go to department store first then go back to his apartment. And we cook for first time ever. We did cheese toast, chicken steak and chicken fried. Then we watch “The pursuit of happiness” and “The bucket list” while we ate our delicious food. I enjoy today so much although we was so tried  since we need to clean up apartment too!

When I got back home, I found a very happy mail from Elise was arrived. She packed her postcards nicely. Her postcards are so amazing like her. Next time I will order 2 packs so I can keep one for myself and another for sending to my friend.

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On Sunday, I spent most time making Fauxdori, the Midori traveller’s notebook style. It’s fun to design and improve what you actually use. I’ll share you about Fauxdori I made later. You will see changes on every notebook.

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My intention on Monday is to go to a park and spend time on bookstore in the afternoon for my Artist’s date. But I need to see Dome to get new keyboard so I changed plan by spending less time in both place

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I sketched landscape for first time. I drew landscape a lot when I was in art school but I was terrible at it. I always got C from my landscape drawing. I never have confident to draw it again until I finished my sketch this time. I have fun sketching it and want to do more.

So when I met Dome, we went to have a foot massage. I sketched a women do massage for me too.

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I went to bookstore and spent couple of hours. Since I have a rule not to buy any book before I read all books I have, I took photos of them and saved it to my wish list. 1000 Artist Journal Pages is the first book I will buy.

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So how was your weekend?

 

 

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July celebration, August intention

I hope it is not too late for celebrate last month and talking about this month intention.

July celebration

  1. Finished Life in Pocket spread for May
  2. Got a lot of new craft supplies
  3. Finished reading Show Your Work
  4. Do Morning pages everyday for a month. Someday I wrote only one page but I counted it anyway!
  5. 3 Artist’s dates. First time I went to coffee shop near my house . The second time I planned to go to park near my house but I ended up at another coffee shop because it’s rain when I arrived the park. The third date is my favourite, I went to JJ market, a big weekend market in Bangkok and I met an artist that inspire me to draw a lot and taught me to redraw when I made mistake.
  6. Painted Bravebot on my bag
  7. Do at least 10 art journal pages
  8. Decorate my notebook with DIY stamp
  9. Make notebook to use in August
  10. Started writing on this blog again since haven’t update for months

August intention

  1. Draw something everyday
  2. Get a new desk
  3. Update new product for my Society6 shop
  4. Update my portfolio
  5. Write postcard to my friend (at least one person)
  6. Create facebook page for Catisfy
  7. Make another Fauxdori
  8. Preparing for Phuket trips next month (Hotel needed!)
  9. Workout at least 2 days a week
  10. Read Effective Escape I bought long time ago
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Craftspace Weekend : Week 32

Every monday I will share what I have made on my weekend or how is my creative space. Since I usually work on my creative project on my weekend, I think it would be nice to document it. I started Craftspace Weekend since april but I never updated on English blog.You can check out the past Craftspace Weekend in Thai here

On Saturday, I went to Ikea to buy a new desk. We got a lot of inspiration to decorate his apartment that he just bought. On Sunday I clean my space to preparing for desk to deliver on Monday. I decided to do art journal that use only water colour and pen instead of mess up my space with craft supplies.

Here is how it turn out. I like them all! I plan to use some art here for my Society6 shop.

Craftspace Weekend : Week 32

Craftspace Weekend : Week 32

Craftspace Weekend : Week 32

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Around here

Currently on February

Skyline from Phra Nakhon Kiri, Petchburi

Currently on February

Happy time

Currently on FebruaryCurrently on February

Back from Petchburi trip with my girls

Currently on February

Add “BUILD Life I Want” into my Project Life album, then realised I spell ‘Build’ incorrectly!! But I doesn’t have ‘D’ anyway 🙁

Currently on FebruaryCurrently on February

Spend a day in hospital and another 4 days at home do nothing after got Influenza A.

D.I.Y, My Life

Valentine Cards for him

He always complain that I interested in cat more than him so I created this card for him. And he really love it! 😀

I painted water colour as based paper and attach white thick alphabet stickers. Then I painted alphabet sticker with water color. I draw cat instead of using word to make it cute and easier to understand.

Valentine card for him

Inside of card, I filled it with Washi tape. I draw heart balloon on paper and cut it and put it on card. On the right side of card, I  wrote message to him and cut it each row then put them together on card.

Valentine card for him

Photo by him
Life in Pocket, My Life

Review year 2014 with Project Life

At the end of year, I always review my year to see what happen with me and what I should do better. This year I created Project Life album so I think it would be good if I review my year with Project Life as last page of Project Life.

So I created Best moments Journal Cards to write what’s happen in each month last year. You can check out the “Best Moments Journal cards” here.
Year in review with Best Memories journal card from Catisfy

 

 

Jobs

I changed job this year to smaller but happier company. I still work as User Experience Designer but the client and working style from both company is very different. I need to improve a lot of soft skills and also English skill since we work with foreigners.

However, I stop taking freelance jobs because I want to concentrate on project I want to do.

 

Projects

On 2013, I have “Just Do It” as one of my theme. I created a lot of new projects. Here’s some of them:

  • Project Life. It’s the project that I enjoy the most. Project Life help me record my life in creative way and allow me to stay away from computer.
  • Catisfy is digital files shop. I created printable sets of Journal cards for pocket scrapbooking and Project Life. Now I have only 15 sets but I plan to create more products for next year. You can check out here and sign up for newsletter to get FREE journal cards here.
  • Handmade Biz Blog and Community in Thai. I started writing about selling on Etsy since my friend asked me a lot of question and found that a lot of friends would like to sell on Etsy but never did because they think it’s hard and not much information in Thai. In one year, I helped many sell and set up their shop. I glad I started writing. I’m so happy when I see they happy when they got sell.

Financial

Not really good. I can save only 20% of all income because I spend a lot of money on camera, Macbook Pro and also 9 trips around Thailand. It’s so hard to say NO to travel!

Health

I’m getting worse from office syndrome because I haven’t workout much. I guess I sit incorrectly, so when most of works and project required me to spend time in front of computer, I will get back and arm pain. However, I’m working on practicing how to sit correctly.

Self Improvement

I think I keep doing  better. I’m more confident and be myself. I also know better what I like, what I want to do and what kind of person I be. I do a lot of research about myself. I take a lot of personality test. I learnt to responsible for my own life which I just realised it’s so important thing to know that I’m only one who have ownership of my life

Travel

I travelled 9 times on 2013 in 8 different places included Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Nakhon Rachasima, Chiangmai, Chiangrai, Koh Kood, Pattaya, Huahin, Koh Payam. I wish I could travel a lot like this every year. However, I think I need to slow down my trips on 2014 to save more money for bigger trip and also my retirement fund.

This is all about my life in 2013. Hope to get better on next year.

 

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New Website Maintenance

Finally, my new website design is done!

It’s not 100% done but it looks good now. I need to work more blog post translation from Thai to English.

I want to add English section on my website so I re-design and rearrange content structure. I want my website to be clean and brighter. I use “Keilir” wordpress theme to create new website. This theme is beautiful, I don’t have to do much on this theme. Anyway, thanks @dominixz to help me edit some code 🙂

How do you think with my new website design?

 

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Sell Used Books Online

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“Whenever you read a good book,
somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light”

 

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Lately, I own too many books. I like reading but I usually read only once time and move on to next book. I try to get rid of books but it’s really hard, I want my books to be with people who really want to read. So I open a online shop on tueymeaw.lnwshop.com. I sell them around 50% off.  There are about 10 books including Novel, personal financial books, how-to books. But sorry, it’s all in Thai.

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