Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year 2012

1.  It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop - a painting that I'll be donating to the STAGE FRIGHT hamper basket raffle :)  2.  My wedding gift for Noy & Pascal, for their wedding in Laos next year on Jan 3rd (^__^)   3. Part two of Cat's birthday present (^_^) I can't wait to see it hanging on your wall, so happy you love it man! :D don't miss my essay on the back! haha  4. A birthday gift for Aaron's little cousin Natalie's birthday <3 Can't wait for her to see it :)  


Just a quick blog to say ...


This year has passed so quickly and a lot has happened, but I'm happy where I am today :) I can't wait for the future, especially for Julie's Little World and for Stage Fright!! I'll definitely be graduating next year, one way or another, and I'll be striving to make things happen for myself! Aja aja fighting yo!! 

I wish everyone the best new year's eve, and I hope your 2012 will start with a bang bang! :D Thank you to all of my loved ones for your support for the past year, and for all you fellow bloggers for supporting my work and my blog :) It truly encourages me to keep going! 

Life's short so smile while you still have teeth =D

Love, from Julie xox

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

In my little world lately...

1.  I Am Courageous - a Little Julie commission painting for one of Zoe's friends :)  2. Graduation gifts that I made for my friends, where they can slip in an instax photo in (kind of like a mini memory board ^_^)  3. Love doesn't make the world go round .. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile - a couple of A3 sized commission paintings for Lilah's friend for Christmas :) I hope her friend will like it!! The first one is the two of them relaxing on a beach, and the second one is the two of them enjoying a roller coaster ride (^__^)  4. Sometimes I just wanna touch the stars - a Little Julie commission painting for Zoe's sister :)  5. This is my favourite one out of all of my commission paintings lately <3  


So these paintings are my latest accomplishments for my little painting business :) These are made as Christmas orders for the girls at work! So I was on a tight schedule to make sure they're all finished and framed up by last Tuesday night (>_<) because the cafe closes for the holidays on Wednesday! And it didn't really help that I was sick hahaha! Oh well, the girls were so happy with their paintings :) And I have my fingers crossed that the recipients of these paintings will be too! 

Even though these are done, I still have a list of paintings I must finish before 2011 ends (>_<) So I best get right on it! It's Christmas day at the moment, and so far I've just been at home, and watched some Bob the Builder Christmas special on TV while eating my brunch hahaha :P how exciting! 

I hope everyone's having 
a lovely Christmas Day so far! 
Let's hope it won't be major storms in Melbourne tonight.. though the skies do look grey and cloudy (-_-) stupid melbourne weather! *shakes fists*  

Love, from Julie xox

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

My Family Christmas 2011

1. Santa and I with all of my presents from family this year!! (^-^) so spoilt!!  2. My gorgeous family, minus my dad who had to work late (sadface) but I still love this photo :)  3. Vinh hogging all of the yummy roast Chicken! haha yup, he's just wearing a headband :P  4. Presents galore!!!  5. My presents from Anna (pretty bracelet) and Vinh (pretty Karen Miller watch) <3 <3  6. Cute and delicious xmas cake from Breadtop!! (^__^)  7. Jenny, Santa and Vicky! <3  8. Cute lil cupcakes provided by Thao and Loi :)  9. A massive memory board that I made for Jenny and Benny's new house :) so happy they loved it!! 


My family and I celebrated our Christmas early this year, like every other year (>.<), but this time we celebrated it at Jenny and Benny's new house in Ringwood! :D And I must say, it's a beautiful and cute little house, perfect for two people (^___^) I loved how they furnished everything, classy! They're lucky too that it's a brand new house that they bought off the market :) everything's so new!! I made a big deal at of how pretty and clean the light switches were LOL, everyone just kind of shook their heads...

Moving along haha! Dinner was so yummy! Roast chicken, pork belly, fried rice and duck/jellyfish salad, an Asian Christmas dinner and I was so satisfied after finishing a big plate of everything (^__^) after cleaning up, it was PRESENT TIME!! I can't believe how many presents there were under the tree this year, everyone in the family really went all out, even with the wrapping! LOL Seemed like we were all trying to top everyone else with our beautiful wrapping skills :P Ben was the Santa this year, and he definitely fit the part, and he made it more Aussie by holding a beer stubby in the other hand while handing out gifts! LOL XD *shakes head* 

All in all, it was such a nice relaxing night after such a hectic week and day!! Every year I'm always thinking the same, at how time is flying by so fast, and how quickly everyone is growing up and getting on with their adult lives. Two of my sisters have moved out now, and I'll be graduating next year *fingers crossed*, and my little brother is not so little anymore (@___@) far out! 

I really do love my family <3 We've had rough patches here and there during this year, but it was obvious that everyone made a great effort this year for Christmas, and it was just wonderful to have everyone having such a fun night giving out presents and enjoying each other's company <3 


It's Christmas Eve tonight, so I sure do hope everyone'll make it home in time to spend a wonderful night with their family or friends :) I'll be spending it with family watching Kung Fu Panda, and eating chocolate ice-cream with lychee! (^__^) <3 

* Merry Christmas Everyone *
Let your loved ones know you love them tonight :)

Love, from Julie xox

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Merry Christmas @ Times!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Love, from Times Cafe xox

This was just a little Julie that I painted for my family cafe - as part of our signs announcing our holiday dates! (21st Dec 2011 - 9th Jan 2012! Just one more week!!!!)


1. The Times Cafe Family! (missing Marco & Jennie >.<) after Korean BBQ Xmas Dinner a couple of weeks back :)  2. A couple of memory boards that I made especially for the cafe to be part of the decor for the back dining table (^-^)  3. Yummy and pretty desserts from dinner! Yummy green tea ice-cream!  4. A growing collection of good times @ Times Cafe ;)  5. Nom nom nom! 


Hey there everyone >.< 

 It's been a while since I've updated my blog *sadface* - it has just been hectic with Christmas fast approaching!! I feel like most nights I'm never home, and I'm constantly skipping meals because of my afternoon naps. Generally super sleepy at work because of my silly sleeping pattern (>_<) how did I get myself to be so freaking busy?! 

At the moment I'm juggling work, along with unavoidable last minute Christmas shopping, finishing off  paintings and being part of the creative time for Stage Fright! I'm pretty sure I was hyperventilating silently last night at our latest meeting (>____<) There is so much to do before February 25th is at our doorstep! But...we can do this ;) I'm so happy we've got such a great team to work with :) As much as it stresses me out with all this extra work on the side, I'm truly excited for the actual day!!!

At the moment I am in charge of the arty prize hampers to both help fundraise for the event, and for the charity we are raising money for - Able Australia <3 Hence I'm selling raffle tickets for $2! Message me if you're interested ;) 

Here are a list of the featured artists who are all donating their own arty goodies :D

You won't be disappointed with what's in store for these hampers!! 


Treat yourself to some sizzle this Saturday! 

This weekend will be our first fundraising event - a BBQ @ Alexandra Gardens on Saturday from 11:30am- 2:30pm! If you're a Melbournian, and you're free for the day, please do come on over and treat yourself to a sausage sizzle or some cupcakes to help us raise funds for our anticipated event! :) *fingers crossed the weather will be kind to us!*


There is still so much to say, but so little time but so much to doooooo! (>___<)" But I'm glad I was able to commit some time to update, because I'm still alive, a survivor if you will, so far >:)  hahaha I'm so lame.. 

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a nice week so far and have completed all their xmas shopping unlike yours truly :) Only 10 more days till Christmas people! 

Love, from Julie xox

P.S. Hello hello to my new followers (^_^) you've brightened up my day, thank you <3 

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Suzuki Night Market

Suzuki Night Market @ Queen Victorian Markets / Every Wednesday Night :) 

I went to the night markets last night with a couple of my friends and it was so much fun! There were mass lines for food stalls everywhere, people who had just finished work enjoying a good time and so many cute little stalls full of random things for sale :) I spoiled myself with a few more  pairs of rose earrings (love them!!) and a cute owl necklace from Mecino! I even got myself a temporary tattoo (how hardcore am I? HAHA) I was really proud of it last night, but when I got to work today, I got all self conscious exposing my right wrist while serving customers hahaha, such a dork (=_=)" But I kind of like it there for now :) love the colour <3


Hello December! Christmas is nearly at our doorsteps already (>.<) I can't wait to deck the christmas tree for our living room, and give it some life with coloured fairy lights during night time :) 

I'll be heading out to the city for a work christmas dinner tomorrow! I'm excited! It'll be the first time all the new staff workers will be gathered together as a massive group! :D And it'll be korean BBQ dinner too, so this will be interesting lmao! (^-^) 

Anyway, hope everyone has a lovely weekend a head of them :) 

Love, from Julie xox

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