Saturday, October 15, 2011

Just Be Happy

#15 Little Julie - One of my favourite songs from Leona Lewis, 'Happy'

Life's about taking risks, and taking chances, even if it might mean you go down burning in flames. But it could also mean you discover happiness that you've never known before, and your life is changed forever. Whatever the outcome, at least you gave it a shot. I know I sound like a dork trying to explain how I interpret this song, and yes, I know it's about her getting her heart broken and is doing her best to move on, but underlining of it all is that she just wants to be happy despite of it - basically what I'm saying is that I know most of my choices can be seen as mistakes or stupid, but at one stage, it was what I wanted and it makes me happy, even if I know everything can just flip back to being crappy again very soon. It's all about saying 'So what if it's going to hurt me? I'm just trying to be happy'. 

(lol, I don't think that made any sense, but oh wells!)

Now and then it's good to pause in
our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.


1. My family's cafe with the front counter and kitchen in sight :) Doesn't it look like a little comfy cafe for you to just chill in?  2. TIMES sign above the coffee machine - these photos were taken for The Good Food Guide 2012!  3. Our display coffee cups are the best of friends! :) props to Nicole hehe!  4. The finished painting for Anna, for her friend Roxanne's birthday! I sure hope her friend likes it >.< My sister couldn't wait to show it to her friends, so sweet!  5. Anna specified that she wanted Adidas winged shoes to be part of the painting, so here they are :)   6. Couple of old photos that I dug up from my old hard drive, taken back in late 2009 - where I was just practicing my face decor for Cat's 21st birthday! I really liked wearing those feather lashes! :D Everyone looked great that night <3


So far all I know that this weekend is gonna be 
chock-a-block with things to do! 

On my agenda so far is working Saturday morning, cleaning out my closet so I can make room for my new one in my room, work on my commission paintings for Anna and my friend, continue working on setting up my small online shop... (>_<) wow! Life sure does get busy when you least expect it! I guess that's what happens when you start doing more things beyond your normal routine. :) It's good! 

Also, can't wait for this Sunday! :D Catching up with a couple of the girls, so I hope it'll be super nice weather, like it was today! Well, it was actually boiling hot in the cafe but it looked beautiful outside :) Spring is definitely in the air <3

Anyway, time for bed! Early wake up again tomorrow (>.<) Goodnight! 

Love, from Julie xox

P.S. Just want to say thank you, thank you, a thousand times thank you for everyone who has liked my Facebook page for my work, and showing their support! I really do appreciate it! <3 And bonjour to my new followers (^_^) xoxo

P.P.S. You should definitely check out one of my friend's artwork via her Facebook page (here). Her name is Truccie, and she's a wonderful illustrator, working with digital media and with paints too! :D Such an inspiration, keep it up Truccie!! 

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Willabelle Ong said...

Once again, beautiful illustration.
You're the cutest hehe :3

princezzzz said...

aww i love ur drawings. they are so original (: cute :3


Cathy said...

An inspiring opening for the post ! Your artwork is adorable :)

miss tea said...

ooh your family cafe looks really snazzy! gorgeous pics as usual, keep being happy :D

its truccie said...

aww julie! thanks heaps for the shout out! *hugs*

you are right. life is about getting out there and doing what will make you happy. it doesnt matter whatever choice you make, as long as you will have no regrets and that you give it your all to be happy.

and your cafe looks so awesosme! where is it located??

jujunstoppable said...

hehe! Thanks Willabelle! :D I believe you're the cuter one here! xox

jujunstoppable said...

Thanks dear! :D There's more to come with my drawings! xoxo

jujunstoppable said...

Thanks Cathy! :) I'm glad it somewhat made sense to someone! XD haha xox

jujunstoppable said...

Yes! The cafe does look pretty snazzy huh! :D Miss Tea, you should come visit since you're a melbournian like myself! (^_^) I'll give you a free hot choc! hehe xox

jujunstoppable said...

hehe You're very welcome Truccie! :D you deserve to be known more man! and I'm glad we're on the same page with taking risks/chances in life :) that's what life's all about in our pursuit for happiness, no need for regrets! and my cafe's along (566) St. Kilda Road, near Wesley College! ^-^ come visit! We'll give you free coffee! hehe :P xoxo

jessieirwanto said...

your optimism and enthusiasm makes me want to be motivated and excited about all the work i have to do :D
thanks so much julie, you the sweetest!
your friend is so lucky to have one of your illustrations! =o
i'm jealous haha <3
hope you're weekends going well lovely !
jessie x
the weekend project.

Spencer. said...

Oh I totally agree with what you said in the top paragraph, gota live in the moment and embrace all that's here, good and bad cuz you never know when things might change.
Love your paintings / illustrations btw. you have such an adorable blog!

Joyce said...

good luck with your art! i hope to see more of it your site :) keep in touch <3


Saera said...

Awww julie!
I always enjoy seeing your gorgeous artwork even more when I see your inspiring and optimistic words!
It was great to see you today XD

jujunstoppable said...

nawww Jessie! You're adorable! I'm glad I can excite you into doing your homework haha! ^-^ how's that going btw? What do you study dear? good luck with everything! and my weekend went by pretty nicely! Except for the fact that I'd just have black hole naps LOL i.e. just knock out for like 4-5 hours and wake up at odd hours (-_-) neh! hope you were productive with your weekend :) xoxo

jujunstoppable said...

That's exactly what I was aiming to deliver with my painting explanation ^-^ glad it got through to you! and I liked how you phrased it too, you really do have to live in the moment - coz life's too short! and thanks for liking my painting and blogs! ^-^ just visited yours, you're adorable! so young @_@; makes me feel old! hahaha! xox

jujunstoppable said...

Thanks Joyce for visiting! :D dw, there'll be more to come with my work! ^-^ stay tuned! xox

jujunstoppable said...

hehe!! I'm glad I can make you smile dear brow of mine :) that's what it's all about! and it was super duper awesome to see you again today too! LOVE YOU FOREVERS! xoxoxox

jessieirwanto said...

awh why thank you! :D
homework is going slowlyyyyy but i'm getting through it, revision is whats killing me at the moment. i'm studying engineering and commerce at uni at the moment.
i miss having naps in the middle of the day! haha they're the best after school lol
i was being productive until i got asked to work...and i always feel bad saying no :(
jessie x
the weekend project.