Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Getting back on the ball of things...

It's been a loooong while since i've posted something on this blog but hopefully, this is a start to getting the marketing side of this business back on track. These few months have been busy busy busy, with trying to get our workshop up and running, fulfilling normal and wholesale orders and with a baby on the way..woohoo!!! It's at times like these, i really appreciate my family helping me keep things together when i go a bit berserk:)

So, a little update...our workshop renovations are complete and the next step would be to move all our stuff there. We've managed to join the Etsy Malaysia Team and want to get more involved with everyone. Am really looking forward to taking part in some art/craft bazaars as this is something i have never done before...awesomeness! All in all, a really exciting time for us!

My fingers are itchy to get some new designs out as well...hopefully, once we've settled down, they can go back to work too:)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Featured in Sage Atelier

Woke up this morning to a lovely email from Nadine informing us that we were featured in her blog! Thank you, Nadine!

Nadine has been in the business of art and design for 15 plus years as an artist, designer, curator, creative director, instructor, editor and art collector. Visit her blog, http://www.sageatelier.com/ from Monday through to Friday to get her take on the latest crazes, trends and deals in interior decor!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

In Progress Shot

Hand-layering the different decal pieces for Peapods. First, the white goes on the forest green and then the forest green dots go on the white. I'm trying my best to make sure that each peapod looks the same:) Next on, transfer taping...

Monday, April 19, 2010

BCD/Karen Steen Collaboration - Spring

Our first collaboration with artist, Karen Steen resulting in a whimsical and playful design:) Spring is currently only available at our Etsy store and comes in over 20 colour choices!

Check out Spring by Karen Steen here.

Artist Biography:

Karen Steen, a native of Southern California, moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 2005. She completed her MFA at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia in May 2007 and has a studio at Bethlehem’s Banana Factory. Steen began her career as a commercial artist, working as an editorial illustrator for magazines such as Modern Maturity, Disney Channel, Westways, and Shape. She has bachelors degrees in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California earned in 1988 and in Business from Colorado College, in Colorado Springs, Colorado earned in 1978.

Karen’s artistic life includes her commitment to art education. She believes there is a freedom in art that doesn’t exist in other endeavors. “If children learn to use and be comfortable with that freedom, we will have a richer, more flexible and creative society. The empowerment that comes with becoming a creative problem-solver will help young people in whatever they choose to pursue in life,” she says. This belief inspired Karen to found a volunteer run art program at her childrens’ elementary school in her hometown, South Pasadena, California. She currently teaches in the B-Smart and Holy Infancy programs at the Banana Factory, and in after school workshops at Saucon Valley Elementary School, in Hellertown, PA.

For more information, check out her website at: http://www.karensteenfineart.com/

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Mini Forest - New Vinyl Decal design

I just finished uploading a new design into the stores.
Mini Forest - RM75.90/USD22.50

An alternative application:)

Decal on glass




Thursday, March 25, 2010

Love is The Greatest - New Typography Design

I had a lot of fun designing this one...just playing around with fonts and sizings. I'll be coming up with more of these, I'm sure:)

Size is 32 x 21 inches and can be custom sized to your wall. Just email us for a quote:)

Here are the links:

on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43509369

on our local website: http://www.blank-canvas-designs.com/proddetail.php?prod=XL036

Friday, February 12, 2010

We'll be away for the Lunar New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year, everyone!! I'm sure everyone's rushing around like little worker ants getting ready for the big New Year's Eve dinners and all the households are noisy with the sound of children...definitely like that in ours:)

Just a little note, we'll be going away for a 2 week break, starting today the 18th of February and will be back on the 27th of February 2010. Any orders received from today till the 27th will be processed when we get back on the 28th of February.

You will still be able to put your orders thru, only we won't be able to process them till we get back. Have a great holiday, y'all and may the year of the Tiger bring loads of health, wealth and happiness!!! Gong Xi Fa Cai!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010

I heart Audrey Kawasaki...but who doesn't??

The most amazing pieces of art are created by Audrey Kawasaki...she never fails to get me drooling and she keeps getting better at it all the time!

My all time favourite (for now, anyways...) is 'Plucked', shown above at a humongous 40.5"x29" is oil and graphite on hand/laser-cut wood with bass strings..ohhh...i need a bucket for all this drool=)

Check out her works at http://www.audrey-kawasaki.com/ ... go on...you know you want to...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Custom Design

One thing I always forget when doing custom installations is my camera so thank goodness for camera phones:) Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Featured in Feng Shui World Magazine

We're on page 70 of their Jan/Feb 2010 issue! Wall decals used as interior decor with a modern feng shui twist:) Bring health, wealth and happiness in style this year of the Tiger - find out how by grabbing yourself a copy of Feng Shui World Magazine; available from news stands and major bookstores now. Happy Chinese New Year!