1. Life can be amazing when you take risks (so don't let them pass you by <3) - one of my latest Little Julie paintings, I liked it so much, it's one of my framed favourites for my own wall :) 2. origami crane photo #1 for the Red Cross Target: 1,000 Cranes Photo Competition 3. Another beautiful bouquet of yellow friendship roses from my lovely friends for my birthday! (love from Cat, Kim, Juan, Alice, Sarah and Tri! >.<) 4. A birthday present from my best friend back in Adelaide, Steffie, miss her so much >.< It's a Dior charms bracelet, with a little secret lip gloss compartment :) 5. Happy Birthday balloon from Julz, in Adelaide, and it came with a box of yellow flowers too! (>.<) 6. origami crane photo #2 7. My lita replicas purchase from Badbarbie shop from a month ago for $75aud :) I wore them for my birthday night out, and they were comfy for most of the night! :D definitely going to buy some real Jeffrey Campbell ones in the future! 8. A Mimco handbag from my sisters Anna, Jenny and cousin Vinh for my birthday (>___<) omg, you have no idea how shocked I was to open up this present from them... they really did spoil me this year (>_<) Thank you guys!! 9. My love for Mimco started years ago <3 10. origami crane photo #3, i likey the shadows in this one :) 11. my little paintings watermarked with my 'Julie's Little World <3' stamp! hehe, so in love with it~
Less than a week away from my sister's wedding!
Time's just flying by now, and the first wedding in our family is fast approaching. It's this upcoming Saturday for crying out loud! XD I'm excited, and yet all over the place feeling unprepared still i.e. what make up I should do, what earrings to wear, how will I do my hair?!
Maybe you girls can help me out :) My dress for the night will be silver/grey, and it's a longggggg one! My first ever long gown dress (^-^) Here are some photos!
I'm pairing this dress with some black heels that I bought on sale from Forever New a couple of nights ago! :) But really, it doesn't matter what shoes I'll be wearing since they'll be well hidden under all this!! You can tell from my 2nd photo that there's a massive train going on there LOL, looks like I'm the one getting married lmao, but sad story, my mum will be cutting it off when she's altering the dress to be shorter (coz I'm a lil shortie :)) - oh well! it would be majorly difficult to walk around like a normal person with a massive train behind me LOL. My brother didn't want to be the one to follow me all night, and hold it up for me :( no love.
And I guess the wedding prep is finally coming together! Not so much drama anymore for the past week, so it's all good! Anna, Quang and I started putting up decorations around the house for the morning tea ceremony :) Anna found these awesome tissue paper puff balls, that we had to assemble and puff ourselves, to hang around the house! They're actually really easy to make if you've got enough tissue paper! :D Don't you just love them?! They seriously remind me of the scrubbing thing you use to wash your body lmao x) We'll also be sticking on red flowers all over the staircase :) These are all great ideas from Anna, good work man! :D
Hehe, my mum just came into my room asking what shoes should she wear! XD and went through my lil heel collection :P so cute haha XD
On other news! :)
I've recently completed a painting order for one of my good friends, Sarah, to be used for her xdollhouse blog! She asked me to create a little doll character for her blog header as it'd suit her site's name. It was a lot of fun for me since I'm not really accustomed to drawing dolls, but I am with drawing chibi characters! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out after finishing :) hehe, I added Tony Tony Chopper from One Piece because I know she's a fan of One Piece, I mean seriously, check out her car! XD I'm a big fan of Chopper too! So anyway, I thought it was very appropriate to have him as a little toy as part of the painting :) I love adding personal touches to my paintings.
Check out Sarah's blog :D
Thank you again Sarah for this opportunity and for being such an easy going customer (^_^)
It was my pleasure being able to paint for you! Muah xox
I'm actually up to date with my commission orders :) And I'd just love to post up my photos of them, but I won't until their intended purpose (i.e. given to the friend I painted for) is fulfilled! I wouldn't want to be the one to ruin a surprise gift :)
You know what my favourite part is when I do an order? It's the moment when I can place my painting into a frame that just compliments it <3 I feel quite accomplished when I see my paintings in pretty frames :) That's probably why my room is currently filled up with a bajillion photo frames at the moment... (=_=) I might have gone a little overboard with the frame shopping... but it's only because I've got purposes for them now! :D And I'm excited to when I can fill them all up and find them good homes (^____^)
Haha, I make them sound like lost children.. :P
Alrighty then! this was a major update with images galore! Just so much has been happening lately, and it's a little hard to keep up and have energy to blog about it >.< Next 5 days will be working, and then BAM wedding time! :D Can't wait to see my cousins again from Adelaide too!
Hope everyone's having a lovely weekend so far, and got plenty of study done if you're under going exam revision! Make it count and good luck for your exams! :)
Love, from Julie xox
P.S. My 22nd birthday was the best ever because I was just spoilt rotten with love from all my family and friends, from Adelaide and Melbourne (>_<) Definitely felt the love that day and well worth the wait all year long because you're reminded in an overwhelming wave of gratitude on how important you in everyone's lives. Even if it just lasted for a day, how everyone made me felt, I can still feel it now just by thinking about it :) Thank you guys <3
(hehe okay, I'll stop with my essay writing! :D)