The fundraiser project is now, well, finished(I can't find the right word for this honestly)
The total amount raised is 538USD!!
And it's all thanks to all you incredibly lovely, generous and awesome people.
Below are lousy screen captures of when I did the donations.
I donated to 3 different projects by World Vision Singapore , all projects providing aid for children In Cambodia, China and Ethiopia since my goal for the fundraiser is to help the less fortunate children.
And also donated to The Rainbow Centre(Sri Lanka) whereby they provide education, welfare & support for children living in extreme poverty in Southern Sri Lanka.
I donated an extra 100sgd myself to The Rainbow Centre so yeah, just sayin' in case the math is wrong or something.
You guys should all throw a little party because you've helped made this project, if I may say, SUCCESSFUL!
All the funds were raised in a week so that's really awesome. Seriously.
The whole project has been really amazing for me because of the amount of support I got from all of you, man I'm horrible with words as usual but can't emphasise enough that, I appreciate everything you guys have done!
I don't know all of you well even though I'd love to, so to actually receive such 'response' for a project that I just told you guys out of the blue is flippin' mind blowing for me.
It was a pretty crazy one month for me and I've never worked this hard for my birthday before (haha. If only you guys can see how much of a zombie I am at work) but it is definitely worth it. The paintings sold out really quickly, receive lots of lovely comments, told other people about this project, I really wish I can do something more than just saying a BIG BIG THANK YOU.
(Why am I not better with words, darn)
My birthday this year is without a doubt an incredibly meaningful one and one of my best birthdays ever.
I got to, in a way, celebrate it not only with my family, but with so many of you from different parts of the world through the amazing thing called the internet!
be santa clauses. :B
So go buy some cookies, ice cream, cake, whichever you prefer, play some christmas music maybe and celebrate because you all deserve it!
Thanks again. c':
P.S I'll probably update again with scans of the paintings and upload them on my tumblr. Till then.
It has been really awesome so far, there's still 3 more days to go before the end of this project and already so many paintings have been sold! I didn't expect them to sell that fast and couldn't be happier they did.
To santas who have bought a painting/paintings, I can't say thank you enough and how much I appreciate it. To all the other santas, I can't thank you guys enough as well for supporting the project, sharing this with other people, couldn't have done this project without all of you, honestly!♥
There's still a few more days to go, hopefully the last painting will get a new home.
the postcard sets & sticker pack are now up on the etsy store!
You guys probably know from twitter and Instagram that
I've finished all 20 paintings.
I really enjoyed painting these even though it's lots of late nights, tea and racing against time.
You guys have been giving very kind comments and shown lots of support so thank you so much again!
It seriously keeps me going even when my eyes are protesting at 3am. Silly weak eyes, losing stamina, haha
Here's a re-introduction of this project because I finally decided on names for them (with the help of my sister) so it felt like something I should do.
Bad title though so, erm, pardon me.
"The Simple Adventures of Milton & Stella"
A series of 20 postcard sized paintings done as a personal a project to help raise funds to help provide education, food, healthcare,etc to children, funds raise through this project will be donated to The Rainbow Centre(Sri Lanka) & World Vision Singapore. And also because I made a promise to myself at the beginning of 2013 to do something meaningful on my birthday.
The paintings as the 'project title' states, shows the friendship between Milton (The fox) & Stella (The lil' monster). They don't go on epic heroic treasure finding adventures, simple activities and using tons of imagination makes an epic enough adventure for them.
The paintings are numbered as well! Every illustration has a number in it to show the order of which idea I thought of first.
And a fun little challenge for me to incorporate in the illustration.
So if all the paintings are sold, a total of 500USD will be raised!
I'll only be putting the paintings up for purchase until
I've yet to decide on a time to end the sale of anything but the plan is to do the donation of money on 1st September because, well, that's the day of my birthday.
As much as I'd love to keep all of the paintings (I become very attached to my paintings very quickly), I really hope all 20 of them will be sold because the total amount raised will be able to provide a lot of help for children in a few countries & I know the paintings will be going to good homes!
So, purchasing one, telling people about this, any way to help would be all sorts of awesome.
Later during the day, I'll try my best to get a set of the postcards printed and maybe a pair of badges made. If they turn out alright, I'll put it up for pre-order.
I know I said I'll put up more photos but I haven't finish editing them yet so well, lots to do and upload later after work.
Hope you guys will forgive me for all the delays!
Here's another photo I took of my small messy table in the meantime to end the post.
Hello! Little serious blabber to start off the post. 20 paintings isn't a lot and I would really love to paint as many as I could so more funds can be raised but I started too late (guilty) and that is as many as I can finish. I'm actually a little behind schedule with the paintings but I'm determined to finish by the dateline I gave myself. Here's to more cups of tea! SOOOOO..I'm thinking of ways to raise more funds & it would all sorts of awesome if more people could contribute to this. What I have in mind: 1. A set of postcards Thought it'd be nice if you lovely people can get a set of prints of all the paintings. Kinda like getting a set of postcards :B 2. Badges & Stickers Because I love making badges and stickers! And also because it wouldn't take long for them to be made.
It's only two ideas but I really would like to have them made even though I don't exactly have a lot of time.
Please leave a comment below or tell me on whichever social platform you prefer telling me whether you would like me to get the postcards printed, badges & stickers made! I would really appreciate it!
That way I can estimated how many of them I should print & also to check out printings costs, etc & tell you guys the estimated cost because sadly I can't afford to cover the printing costs though I'd love to, hope you guys understand! Hence they will be priced so that the profits will be donated. And if I do make them, they will probably be available for order until the end of this month or September depending on when I put them up for order.
On to less serious stuff.. Here are 4 new ones I completed this weekend! Pardon me for the crappy photo, I forgot to take a photo during the afternoon today.
two photos I took for fun
I still have yet to decide on names for them so don't feel shy to suggest names!
Hope to hear from you guys soon!
I'd really like more people to be involved in this even if it is leaving comments, feedback, buying a painting etc, because they would really help me a whole lot and it'll feel kinda like a small collaboration thing with many awesome santa clauses(can I call you guys that just for this project? :B)
I'd really appreciate it if you would take the time to read this, I'm horrible with words but I do hope you'll bear with me.
••• BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER YOU SAY?
I'm celebrating my 20th birthday next month
nothing special about it,
but at the start of the year, I told myself I wanted to do something meaningful for my birthday this year, no idea how that came about but I'm glad I decided to. I didn't know what it was I wanted to do that but I knew I want to help kids somehow.My amazing friend, Karen, did a fundraiser in May & I thought the idea is really awesome hence, was inspired to do a fundraiser as well.
ON TO WHAT I'M GOING TO DO
I'll be painting 20 A6 watercolour postcards & hopefully have them up for sale on the 25th which is about a week before my birthday.
I only sorta planned/started on this last week so I apologise I don't have more to show you guys but below are 2 that I've done. The paintings are kinda' themed around 'frienship' and will be of these two characters.
I'm still thinking of names for them but suggestions for names are more than welcomed and very much appreciated because I'm bad at picking/coming up with names! Leave your suggestions in a comment & I'll pick the one I like!
Each painting will be numbered, thought it'll make it a fun challenge for me to incorporate that in besides trying to finish the paintings.
Paintings are 25usd each, shipping fee isn't included but I promise it will be a fixed shipping fee that will be kept to the minimum.
All the money will be donated (on the day of my birthday) to World Vision Sinagpore & The Rainbow Centre Sri Lanka. I'll make another post soon with details on how the money will be divided as I really want to help out both organizations and World Vision Singapore has a few projects/centre that we can help.
••• I'll update this blog as much as I can with more finished postcards, work in progress or with any details I need to tell you guys. ••• To you guys from twitter & instagram who are here to see the 'big reveal', I'm sorry this is actually a pretty badly planned out reveal but thank you so much for taking the time to read the chunk of words above. BIG thank you (though I can never thank all of you enough) who've like the stuff I've drawn etc, you guys have been a really great support and a MASSIVE thank you if you will help to make my birthday this year a very meaningful one.
I really hope you guys will join me to be santa clauses (hence the bad blog title), even telling people about this would mean a lot to me, before and on my birthday because the help the children will receive will kinda be like a present to them.