Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What Defines Us

#14 Little Julie - A motivational quote from 'Maid in Manhattan', one of my favourite movies where I don't mind JLo's acting hehe, and it struck me strongly. It's not just about picking yourself up from the ground when life trips you over into unexpected tumbles, it's also about taking that first step moving forward and continue doing your best in life with what you still have and make something better out of it.

It makes me happy to think how I'm somewhat doing just that with my life right now, even if there are days where I just don't feel like myself and it's never ending, but I'm getting there. I'm happy with where I am now, with my love for painting and making people smile with my work. Believe you me! This is just the beginning :) 


hehe I thought this was so cute, just had to have it on my blog :P (via tumblr)

A handful of exciting things have been happening lately! (^_^) 

Firstly, I'm a busy bee in my room working on crafty projects at night, and pretty much just experimenting on how I can do things better, and playing with colours and pretty textiles <3 Even constructed a fabric index folder, a collection of all the fabric patterns I owned in the past :) whoop whoop!

Secondly, I got a call from a friend who requested me to paint a gift for her friend! MY FIRST REAL CUSTOMER! :D (Besides Anna, my sister haha) I was so excited and nervous noting down the order and discussing the idea for the painting with her! Super awesome! I'm still feeling all bubbly inside when I think about it! (^_^) Thanks youknowwhoyouare* for the opportunity!! <3 <3

& Thirdly, my family and I went to the new IKEA tonight in Springvale, or wherever, and I walked out with an AS-IS wardrobe and drawer set LOL! :D So cheap! It's about time I replace my collapsing wardrobe.. I swear one of the doors were going to fall on me if I didn't catch it in time (-_-) It's a much smaller space though, so I don't know how I'm going to hang all of my clothes!  Wahh, dilemma, I guess I should start on my spring cleaning. Been meaning to do that anyway, just not so soooooooon! (T_T)

Okay, time for me to get busy again :) lalalala, hope everyone is having a lovely night! <3

Love, from Julie xox

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Saera said...

Haha aww<3 I'm happy for you! I always admired you for your optimism and courageous words/quotes. That's what I love about you Julie ^^
To live happily is to be able to take that first step and see the horizon ^^ it may be hard but, believe in yourself and you can achieve anything !

You know, I was about to ask you for an artwork myself, well to decorate my blog! But I didn't want to trouble you homie! But we shall see ^__^

mwdee said...

Congrats on your first customer! :D your artworks definitely needs to be more known! I'd love to order a painting from you too! maybe sometime at the end of this year!

jujunstoppable said...

OMG BROW! trouble me all you want man if it concerns painting! (^_^) I'll love it!! <3
and thanks for loving me Sarah hehe, I love you too :) and right you are! It's going to be tough, but just gotta keep going through it all, because it's gonna pay off :)

jujunstoppable said...

Thanks lovely!!! :D :D you're so sweet! and I'd love to fill in an order for you (^___^) you'd be my first overseas customer! hehe xoxox

Candypop said...

Congrats on your first customer ! I can imagine it'll be extremely exciting. =DDDD Lol i love Ikea and furniture shopping! My wardrobe is so old im really pushing it to its limits by stuffing all my clothes in there >< Im anticipating your post on those shoessss you got off bad barbie =O

its truccie said...

hey Julie! how's ya? btw, mega congrats on your first artsy job!! so exciting!! i'm really excited for ya! your little julie paintings are very cute btw. inspiring quotes. keep it up Julie!

Alina said...

cute painting.xx

makeitlikemagic said...

you have such a cute blog! your watercolour paintings are adorable too <3


michelle_hendra said...

i love your writing, like so much! ;)
we're in the same city! viva melbourne! woohoo!


jujunstoppable said...

hehe Thanks Michelle! and yes! Melbourne rocks ;)

jujunstoppable said...

Hey there Truc!! :D Thanks for your comment! It really is exciting! >.< I'm still very much a noob at this, but I'm still working on it :) follower of your blog now, and I've always been a big fan of your illustrations, definitely inspired me <3 You keep up the great work too! xoxox

jujunstoppable said...

Hehe!! Thanks Pris! :D it really is exciting man! So far, it's a little challenging as we're still trying to settle on a single concept of her given idea, but I guess I should get used to this (>_<) haha I haven't been to ikea for so so long, but it's the same LOL i can imagine ur wardrobe being overpacked hehe :P mine's just all over the place.. (-_-) and BadBarbie Cindy emailed me last week that my shoes have arrived, but she's taking a little too long to send them to Melb, sad face :( but I don't wanna complain.. pretty sure she's busy with other things, plus, I don't have anywhere to go with them shoes just yet anyway LOL XD but i can't wait no moresssssss man!!! (>________<) rah rah rah! xoxo

ucden said...

I'm your first real customer!! :P

jujunstoppable said...

I told you I don't accept that currency man!!! XD