Thursday, June 20, 2019

New Store at Kambatik Eco-farm

The new store of which construction took of on 23 July has been completed yesterday ( 15/9). The walls are of 10 mm thick plywood and the roofing sheets of zincalum. From today onwards the concreting of the floor inside started..

Note : This is a re-post from my other blog my Kambatik Eco-farm (2nd Ed) and can be accessed by following this link...>>>.

Creative urges - a categorisation

My creative urges develop early in my life. A few people were convinced of them. They wrote about it in my school leaving certificates and school report cards, indicating there is a future for it. These were important for planting the love of anything creative in later years. It is for these reasons that we need people to inspire us in our lives , even in three little words.

So when I reflect on my encounters with creativity, I like to categorise them in four major periods.

Period Three: The Mature Years

Period Four: Forward -naturally

I will write these periods as they become relevant during the time of writing as and when I encounter the need for blogging them.

Therefore today I will just blog on the 'Rough Pad ' Years. This was a time of intense writing on plain rough pads, which I used in the years 1973-1974. But look there's something extra that I did . I began to do sketches in the rough pads. These were done while observing behaviours of people in classes I attended in the university days. Some were just afterthoughts in sketches of, course.

Here is a pullout collection of a few of those sketches.
The rough pads are an example of the 'Young Man as Artist 'period.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

45th trip to Bintulu - 26 August'13 (52,600 km)

Fospa resting his arm on Mama's back....fantastic therapy

Banana study in crayon

Banana study (Crayon on paper), 30"x20", 1978, Kuching.

Facebook cover design for Birdwatch album - 2013

Cover design - 21 Sept'13

Three Abstracts a day

The above were done in a day 11th January, 2012 in Kuching.  The paintings were done on plywood using left over paint.

The Bintulu sunset in MOOD's photography

The Bintulu beaches are awesome locations for sunset photgraphy.  The Bintulu sunset is a natural resource of great tourism potential for Bintulu.  In the above photos I have tried to capture the beauty of the Bintulu sunset.

Languas galanga ( Langkuas)

The " Langkuas " (Languas galanga ) is a very common plant in Sarawak

Mid Hill surprises

The Traveller's Palm planted at the fringe of the jungle with oil palm trees in the background. From the stout trunk two rows of leaves are arranged in a fan-like shape.

A Myrmecodia epihpyte

A Myrmecodia epiphyte with large tuber housing tiny ants
Location : Licuala Hill

In Rattan territory (Part 1)

The climbing palms of the tropics - rattan or "Rotan" in Malay
Location : Provinsi Rattan, Zone I

A lifer of a blue flycatcher

Eumyias indigo

October brings the Hornbill

Up close and personal with the Black Hornbill
Location: Kambatik Park, Bintulu.

The Supple Rattan

My favourite rattan carrying basket called " Abik" in the local Bintulu Melanau dialect.

Smoking the "Cempedak " fruit

After drying, the aril is smoked and this may take about 4 hours to produce the best result.