Friday, January 7, 2011
A friend of a friend ordered this for her 4 year old along with 10 chocolate covered Oreos, each with the kindy's teachers name etched.
These were for the teachers at Tadika Aftal in Ukay Perdana, Selangor.
After giving her a quotation, she placed 20 more orders of chocolate Oreos with 20 names of her family members.
The printing of each name was quite tedious and by the time I finished, my eyes were all blury.
After a year of saving and planning, I finally took up this art of making a handbag cake. Felt a little left behind and much earlier I decided NOT to learn how to make handbag cakes but I just HAD to learn from this Master Sifu whose works simply stood out.
But my timing was really bad. Quiet a bomb I had to invest. After many friendly correspondences via Facebook only I finally got to meet her in the flesh.
I just closed my eyes and paid my fees and hope this will be worth my monies. But I got more than I bargained for. Really didn't expect to learn making hand painted scarf AND the shoe! Another one that i promised NOT to do and look what happened.
But it wasn't just those 3 things that I gained. Learning from the master in her own environment, I got to know not just the teacher. But the mother, the woman, the survivor.
We chit chat like a couple of grandmas from start to finish. So I'm pretty surprised that we did managed to get it all done.
In the end, I see this master is just like one among us. Trying to carve a name in this industry and despite her own adversity, she managed to create such realism in her art. Did not let her adversity stand in her way to achieve her goal. Determination and passion combine that I can emulate. I salute u Sifu.
My gratitude to u and your girls (yep, her daughters helped me with this! and they are better than me!).
A close up of the shoe...I have yet to finish the buckle. God knows when!
I made these for IUGC Retreat in December 2010. A reunion of IUGC girls who haven't met some 15 years.
These are some other designs for the retreat as well.
My friend from Sarawak ordered some chocolate oreos , so I did this just for her.
Varies designs using white, dark , milk and strawberry chocolate.