Posted by Meilina Utomo | Sunday, June 28, 2015
The May's bonus but uploaded on June! LOL. Oh me...
Anyway=D just had my birthday couple days ago and I think I'll just make this as a May bonus I prmised.Rather simple, but who knows, might be inspiration on your grow checklist too. Hihihi XD
You can see the making of the illustration here:
Gonna make the chitchat vlog for this one, so do subcribe on my youtube channel 'SingingThumbelina Diary' for realtime update yaa:)
Yosh. Better to keep moving. See you on the next post~
Posted by Meilina Utomo | Monday, June 1, 2015
Posted by Meilina Utomo | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Hopefully I can manage to upload twice next month : )
Posted by Meilina Utomo | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Posted by Meilina Utomo | Friday, February 6, 2015
Happy new year people =D how was your 2014? Mine was like a flash light. I kinda abit shock it was over, it's like I just started it and it's over already. At some rate, at some age we'll go into that phase where life feels like it slipping away and you try to hold as long as possible.
Posted by Meilina Utomo | Sunday, January 11, 2015
Shud be sleeping coz I dun feel well since I couldnt sleep until 3 oclock in the morning last 'night'. I feel abit dizzy but my eyes feel like they had been hit by caffeine so I cant shut it close. So I decided to make a quick catarsyst writing that I havent done in years here. Btw, yes that's my old illustration, but I reedited it and endep up loving it, and I think it deserves to be blogged.
Despite how 'love'ly the illustration, I feel like this post is gonna be a gloomy one. You know, sometimes I contradict myself in my way of thinking. I try not to ask WHY in life, but I do always try to look the brightside reason about the facts. For me, asking WHY about your life, sounds abit whiny. So dun know since when, I stopped to ask WHY, I just pray for strength and wisdom to through it. Whatever life has for me. But sometimes, I couldnt helped it. I want to ask WHY. I want to whine even if I know no human could answer the Why question. But most of the time lately, I ended up just pray for the strength and wisdom. And let the WHY burried down under.
Beside the "unable-to-be-answered whys", there're other WHY that human COULD answer. They could answer with their reason, or I might say, their excuses. Which in some level, I dun want to hear that. Either it would hurt me so or, it would full of blaffing and justification. Both I dun want to hear. I dun know why I ended up growing up that way. Left things unsaid, accept things unsaid. I just accept that it did happened and I need to figure out how to survive, to be okay about it. I dont know whether this is good or not.
Then I ended up practicing my own reasoning skills. Try my best to get it on the positive thinking area. Try very hard not to get the imagination too drama. Try not to give people justification they dont deserve (unless they deserve it). So. yeah it feels too heavy and confusing sometimes. I kinda wished I can just whine it out. But. I just cant, even inside my diary. I cant write the full WHY question.
for now, I just wish more wisdom to understand things out, and maybe a bit bravery and patience to hear other excuses..
Oh well, I guess Welcome to the growing up madness, Mey:)
Posted by Meilina Utomo | Tuesday, December 30, 2014
It’s been couple months since I restart SingingThumbelina and it feels so good, alhamdulillah:) I cant be more thankful that I have the balls to do things I want to do x’D It’s not easy, but I thank God, I have the strength and patience to do it. Alhamdulillah. I hope it’ll grow bigger in time soon. Aamiin.
So as you all know from my last post, SingingThumbelina is doing customize illustration now, the hing I doubted before. I refused to do customize illustration when I launched SingingThumbelina on 2012, coz I probably never draw anyone but myself:| but then for those who has been reading this blog, probably remember my posting on 2013 about My Commuter Crush, which I draw a cute guy I saw almost every morning on the Patas84 bus? Yeah I like to draw him coz he’s so cute! LOL. Well to make the story short, I finally say hi to him (colson if you read this, you mustve been so proud of me. As well as my facebook friends who read the journey through my statuses). And by coincidence (cyber-stalking ofcourse), I found out his birthday. And I gave him a present, which is a mug with his illustration on it. Owh yeah! Hail agresive woman stranger! LOL. I never saw him again coz I quit my job so I never get on the bus again after nov 2013. I had his contact, and we’d been chatting once, or twice, but then no story after. It’s such a shame. I found that cute guy after years being stuck in my previous love story, and now, no, no story developed after:( Anyway, I made two mugs of him. One for him and one for me, so I have the inventory of my artwork, and every time I eat breakfast sipping my milktea with the mug, I thought, “Hey, I’m not bad on customize illustration”. I mean, the illustration was not extremely like him, but, I think I somehow draw him in the right feel. So then I practice myself on drawing my friends, and got pretty excited on how it goes. And I decided, I think I’m comfortable enough to do customize illustration now. So Ndy, if you read this, you’re my business turning point. Hadn’t I met you, I wouldn’t have the bravery to do customize works. Hihihi
I did several customize by now, and I also do an STInspirationalPeople giveaway, which I give my works to those who inspire me throughout these years building SingingThumbelina. The first one I made was for Diela Maharanie. If you’re a fan of illustration artworks, you mustve known her. She is a maestro of pop illustration here in Indonesia (or probably worldwide). Although our art genre is nothing similar, but I learn a lot about signature from her. She also the illustrator who manage to get her artwork in hautecouture dress. One of my wildest dream! So I tag her on instagram and she’s being sweet about me giving her the totebag of her wearing her MelAhyar dress design (she’s design the fabric pattern). And sent the tote to her. I’m still preparing some others STInspirationalPeople, who knows you’ll be the one I sent too;)
Okaay! So that’s my post for now. Keep update yours too J
Anyway if you happen have an instagram acc, please let me know, so we can stay in touch in instagram ya=D See you:-*
Posted by Meilina Utomo | Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Posted by Meilina Utomo | Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Posted by Meilina Utomo | Thursday, July 10, 2014
Happy Birthday, Me!!=D
Today I'm gonna give myself a present!! x3 SingingThumbelina 2014 collection soft launching! Bismillah! =D
I'll be launching the new insta-store at the instagram, aside the facebook that I already have. I'll tell you the new instagram-id on the next post--which is about,, *drumroll* another launching giveaways!! =D I'll giving away totes and blouse for SingingThumbelina lover=D so wait the fun!
Been working on this like beaver this past weeks. Preparing the design, the production, while doing my other-work's deadline, tell you the truth right now I'm so tired I don't know what else to write. Anyway, I'll be also posting SRT newsletter later=D here, facebook, and instagram. I'm planning to make a SRT compact version for instagram :)
As you can see I'm using the manequin doll digital editing concept :D I think I might use it as my trademark, hehe..
Feels so good to be back on the track. So many things to plan, so many things to do, so many things to learn, so many things to share. And of course,so many things to be grateful, alhamdulillah…
You all too! Gambatte ne!
Anywayyyyyy I really have to sleep noww, See you in the next fun-giveaway post!
Posted by Meilina Utomo | Monday, May 26, 2014
So after the renovation finished and after I got used to the translation project Ive been working on, I finally got the chance to focused on 2014 SingingThumbelina collection design:) I decided to make more alternatives design and color scheme:) and here's the sneakpeek. I'm in the production stage right now. Hihi. wait for the fun ya:D
Posted by Meilina Utomo | Sunday, May 4, 2014