Sunday, 14 December 2014

 1980s Vintage Plastic beaded Coin Purse. I am weak for purses especially bead purses, they bring back a lot of memories of my grandma.. Got these gems from a local flea market and they have great graphics.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Stuttgart-based designer Wolfram Kampffmeyer creates DIY geometric paper sculpture kits under the name Paperwolf. The designs range from taxidermy trophies to standalone animals that come flat packed with detailed instructions on how to fold and assemble yourself. See tons of additional designs in his Etsy shop. (via Endless Geyser of AwesomeBored Panda)

 All of J's creations, all about robots and monster! Kids do amaze when they are left to do their own thing:) 

What a wonderful delight to find Timmy and Tammy series made it to a page of the Straits Times Singapore on 25 Nov:) 

Sunday, 23 November 2014

The eight items of the SG50 Baby Jubilee Gift comprise a special medallion, multi-functional shawl, baby sling, a set of baby clothes, a diaper bag, scrapbook, family photo frame and a set of baby books. The books were written by Ruth wan and illustrated by me, eliz ong. It was a great honour to be one of the chosen eight:) Thanks to Armour Publishing, Ruth wan, and her team to make this happened!:)

Sunday, 16 November 2014

A  interview from the magazine "little", it was fun and great project to work on:)

Sunday, 21 September 2014

J's second drawing:)

This is J's first attempt on Sketchbook program. He has been going fishing trips with his dad and hence he is drawing squid...

Saturday, 13 September 2014

An illustration of the solar system, the planets always appeal to me, it is so mysterious and unexplored, that's where the magic begins:) find this entry at

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

love patterns and nature, this is a great way of combining them both into one! i have a love for fungus and i always stop to look at them whenever i chance into them and take a couple of shots. :)

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Thursday, 24 July 2014

MAIN JETTY (2nd Local)

The main jetty on Pulau Ubin was first built by the Japanese between 1942 and 1943, and rebuilt in 1965. In 1978, a new jetty was built which was upgraded in 1994 to include a shelter and a seating area. Ferry services between Pulau Ubin and Singapore are provided by licensed bumboat operators.

CHEK JAWA (S$0.65)
Chek Jawa, located at the eastern tip of Pulau Ubin, is a natural beach that is teeming with marine wildlife. It is also one of Singapore’s richest ecosystems with six distinct habitats including mud and sandflats, mangrove, coastal forest, lagoon, coral rubble and a small island called Pulau Sekudu. The beauty of Chek Jawa lies in the fact that several different ecosystems exist in a small area. These ecosystems, the plants and animals found there, are no longer common in mainland Singapore. It is a popular natural heritage destination and boasts a visitor centre, over 1 kilometre of boardwalk and the Jejawi Tower.

The Wayang Stage on Pulau Ubin is located at the centre of Ubin village. The stage was originally a simple wooden structure with an attap roof but was rebuilt in 1939 and 1971. It was once a classroom for the children during the 1960s as well as election rallies. Today, it is still used for performances three times a year namely, during the fourth month of the lunar calendar, Vesak Day and Hungry Ghost Festival.

A QUARRY (S$1.10)
Pulau Ubin was one of two main granite quarrying sites in Singapore and accounted then for approximately 25% of the granite reserves in Singapore. The mining of granite on the island started in mid 1840s and by the 1850s, government quarries were established and convicts were deployed to mine granite for the construction of historically important structures including Horsburgh Lighthouse on Pedra Branca (1851), Fort Canning (1858), Raffles Lighthouse (1855), Singapore Harbour (1913), the Causeway (1923), and Fort Canning Reservoir (1926). By 1934, there were at least ten operating quarries on Pulau Ubin. The mining of granite ceased in the 1960s with the last quarry on Pulau Ubin closed in 1999. Since then, all defunct quarries have become scenic lakes.
images and text from here.


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

A chicken manure label done for a friend, Grant. He is the most passionate person I have seen towards our environment and our green spaces.. Though in his sixties, he is always working in the gardens, helping schools grow their gardens and lots of activities around the Asia region... A great guru, please visit the blog, the green volunteers, and start making a difference:)

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Wow! Lego like this beauty washed up on the beach!!! Wished we could picked one of these... read the articles here:) This would definitely make beach trips especially wonderful for kids...

Friday, 30 May 2014

A sneak peek of a series of children books that i have been working on for quite a while. it is a fun and all things Singapore! Some of common Singapore landmarks are featured!:) Check it out here!

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

J's latest drawing craze... Skylander.. started when his friend loan him the book to read in school and since then he keeps drawing skylander characters. When i was young, i did a lot of animals and birds, copying them from the library books that I borrowed from the library. They were done in a hard cover bound book with lines, and that was how i learnt drawing and nature at the same time:)

Thursday, 22 May 2014

a magnetic book mark design done for the Ministry of Education, for World Book Day 2014!
It is a small and fun project.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Spring is here... time to get out and walk! walking in the green are especially therapeutic for me and hopefully to get more time to do it with my family in June. And you can find this vector for download here.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Thursday, 6 March 2014

No. 13- cover done in acrylic. Vintage cigars labels, and valentines cards are all time fav:)
Beautiful bead purse from my late grandma, she had just recently passed. And this reminds me of her as we got it together, she had this and i got a blue identical purse. 

A project for Marra Park (US) , did a while back:)

Monday, 3 March 2014

Brothers Grimm (Back Cover) Illustrations by Karl Fischer

Bear in the Woods - illustration by Frida Clemens.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

a huge huge fan of snail mails and stamps!!! 
find this here!

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

No 12. - cover is actually a polka dots plastic bag! Not easy to find good old vintage papers in fleas here. As the fleas here mostly sells old clothings and cds, etc. Even my fav thieves market here are fading away due to land development. why the name? "thieves brought their stolen goods to sell" or so goes the story, the rag-and-bone man now brings his collection to sell to make a few extra dollars. 
they have everything under the sun, and fun!

photo credit here.