Something About Owls.

It’s like some weird addiction, I can’t stop drawing and making owls. There are just so many ways to characterize them, you can give them so many different expressions, eyes, colors, shapes; I like endless possibilities. You know how they say you are only limited by your imagination? Well it’s true, and when you let your imagination take you on an adventure…

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Drew this on the Samsung S3 with the “Drawing Pad” application. Not bad for a lazy bed doodle, but I still hate that you can’t choose the thickness of the “pencils”, it’s really annoying when you want to do proper detailing. Minus points there, but then again, it probably wasn’t made for serious doodling.

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Owls on a branch. Took me half a day to make this for my grand niece the other day. Well, let’s just say I’m trying to bring my ideas to life, I really want to kick start a “line” of products for kids. With that in mind, I think 2013 could turn out to be pretty wicked, in a good way, of course. But there’s still so much to be done before I even get close to where I want to be.

Now, back to where most, if not all of the doodling begins, in my moleskine, which reminds me.. I really need one for 2013 already! For some reason after using moleskines for two years, all other diaries/schedule books really infuriate me, especially those with chinese characters in them! I know I’m chinese myself but it’s just a thing, I can’t even explain why. :/

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See what I mean? They’re all owls, but they’re all so different in their own way. Pssstttt the first one got tipsy on Merlot!

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And that rounds up my current obsession with owls, for now that is.

Good night! Hoot hoot!

What are your dreams made of?

My latest drawing, that of a dreamcatcher.

A dreamcatcher may filter out bad dreams for us, but our mind absorbs everything that it’s fed. The positive, the negative, the in-betweens, everything; unless.. You let only the good thoughts pass. Everyday, we’re surrounded by all sorts of negativity, whether we let it shape who we are is what’s important. People can feed you all sorts of negative energy, BUT it’s your choice whether you let it get to you.

Just like how you are what you eat, you also become what you think about.

On a lighter note, some new pieces that will be added to the store this week. I have handmade these mini dreamcatchers from sratch, down to the hoops. Feathers are hand-cut from cow leather so Muslims, you can rock these too.

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more updates, @jeaninegabrielle

Have an awesome Sunday! ♥

mobile doodles!

I usually pull out my moleskine and start doodling on long train or bus rides. Last week I downloaded a new android app called “Drawing Pad”. It’s not bad, but not great either. While it does offer a relatively wide range of colors, as well as the option of changing your “paper” color, you can’t adjust the pen thickness, so all outlines and details are a little too thick for my liking. With some modifications, it might move up my list, but here are some doodles I did with the paid version of Drawing Pad.

It’s looking like a wet weekend, but have a good one anyway! :) xx

ART ATTACK.

Some days I feel overwhelmed by all these ideas going through my head, some days I take my creations out, some days I create while I am out.

My DIY-ed Charlotte Olympia-inspired cat flats. these get quite a bit of attention, what can I say, it’s a wild world. Kitty on a budget, these cost so little to do it yourself, not too shabby if you consider it’s only a teeny tiny fraction of what the original would cost you.

Meet The Misfits. I wanted to call this “Teatime Mayhem”, but somehow my mind and hand coordination messed up and I wrote Th….. instead of Tea.

THIS! This is my pride and joy. This was originally a cream colored floral shoulder bag from Topshop that I got off ebay a couple of years back, but it came stained and I didn’t see anyway I was going to use it but was too lazy to send it back to the seller. I painted it black and made tons of fabric flowers and faux pearl rondelles..

One of a kind indeed, definitely showing this off soon!

Do you girls have old bags and clothes that you don’t wear/can’t match/just don’t fit? I’m considering offering an “upcycling” service whereby I help you turn your old stuff into pretty amazing stuff! (Like my clutch) I am not sure if that is a feasible idea but if anyone has suggestions/requests, please do drop me a comment or email : jeanine@jeaninegabrielle.com

One day to Friday! xx

Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” — Andy Warhol

Still got the rush when I'm alone

I’m mad addicted to this track!

i made a small boo boo on the lyrics tho, it should be “still got a rush” and not “feel”. anyhooooos! expect me to make rings inspired by the lyrics of this song very soon. totally feeling it!

have a great week ahead everyone. it’s only monday and my week is already almost fully packed :)

I Heart My Monsters…

it’s 2am, i’m sleepy, i should be sleeping, but ben’s still working. how many people have their boyfriends still working at 2am in the morning? well i do, and that’s how it’s been for the past (almost) two years. well 22 months tomorrow to be more precise. i used to follow him to almost every gig he played at, but gosh, i’m turning 25 TOMORROW, and i just can’t quite keep up with the hectic night life…

decided to give China One a miss cos i’ve got tons to do. or maybe it’s just cos i’m still refusing to accept the fact that i’m turning 25…

at least i finished my flats tho…

they’re so cute that i don’t know if i can bear to wear them… i love the colors! i’m so tempted to grab a few more pairs and just paint them all day…

i also made another customised ring!

this is a gift from a guy to a girl… SWEEET! keep it up boys! :)

i added lots of stuff to the website earlier… bracelets, necklaces, rings… so go see! i’ll try to update again later in the day cos right now i’m totally struggling to keep my eyes open… ben’s gonna nag if he knows i’m still up.

byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee