Wednesday, September 6, 2017

RAW's RADIANT Showcase

Hi guys!
I am SO excited to announce I will be exhibiting on 21st September at Orion Centre with RAW Sydney. It is is going to be a wonderful event with lots of artists showcasing their work. And it will be my first time exhibiting my art in Sydney. I am super excited, nervous, anxious and excited again all at the same time..hehe

I only have a few tickets left so get one for yourself and your mate and do something fun with your Thursday night :) You can purchase your ticket here and be sure to select my profile, The Blooming Orchids, when you make the purchase. Please come along and say hello!

These past few weeks I have been so busy preparing for it and can't wait to share some sneak peeks with you! And guess what, you will also have an opportunity to purchase original, The Blooming Orchids artwork! How exciting!

Come support me and be part of this super cool night!


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Mother's Day Gifts

With Mother's Day just around the corner I have been busy creating lots of original artworks for my online shop. I worked with both hot presssed and cold pressed watercolor paper to paint beautiful florals and cacti. What mother wouldn't love an original painting? So why not surprise her with one this year!

She is definitely going to think about YOU every time she sees the painting hanging on her wall.

Celebrate Mom with one of a kind paintings! For a mom that is always in the kitchen, these vegetable illustrations will add a fresh pop of color to her surroundings.

Watercolor Beetroot


For the mom who loves plants, she'll appreciate receiving original cactus paintings.


Green Cactus

Pink Cactus

If your Mom is a floral lover, then these ever lasting florals are sure to blow her mind! ;)

Floral Bouquet 


And if she is artistic, she will surely love you for gifting her an original watercolor painting!


If you would love to check out my shop, I would be thrilled! Just click here.

Cheers until next time :)

Monday, February 27, 2017

DIY Magnetic Picture Hanger

Ever since I got back to painting, I have been looking for exciting and inexpensive ways to hang my art. I first saw these wood frames on Pinterest and instantly fell in love. I just had to make one for myself but without breaking the bank! 

I am so stoked at how these turned out and I love how easy it is to change my artwork whenever I want without the hassle that comes with boxed frames. So if you are like me and love switching artwork then read on to learn how to make these for yourself. The best part, you can create this in whatever size you want!  

Four pieces of Balsa wood
Magnetic strip
2 Eye Screws

Begin by cutting and sanding your balsa strip to the size you want. You will need four strips.

Next,  grab a cloth and stain the wood in your choice of color. I went with "coffee bean" by Pascol.

Allow the stain to dry then cut and glue magnetic strip on one side of the wood. Repeat with the remaining three strips.

Then take one of the wood strip and measure half inch in from either ends and mark. Twist eye screws into the points you just marked until fully in. 

Thread your string through the eye screws and tie a knot. Optional- you can add beads or any other ornament before you tie the knot.

Now lay the piece with the eye screws down so that the side with the magnetic strip is facing up. Lay your artwork on top, straight and centered. Then place another strip on top so that the two magnets are facing each other. Do the same for the bottom of your artwork. And that's it: your beautiful wall art is all set to hang.


I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. If you love the Wisteria painting above, you might enjoy looking at more in my previous post

Have a lovely week! xx

P.S: If you followed this tutorial to create your very own picture hanger, then please do share. I would love to see it! :)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Wisteria Watercolor Paintings

Guys, I am so thrilled to finally finish my wisteria paintings, a sneak peek of which I shared in my last post. The paintings are now available on my Etsy store. They make perfect accent pieces to get your room out of a rut and infuse it with warmth and color. And together they make for a stunning wisteria gallery wall! 

If you'd like to purchase original paintings, click here. And if you simply wish to see how the finished paintings look, then scroll down :) 

This wooden frame is love! I have a tutorial on it coming soon. To stay in the loop with my latest posts, be sure to enter your email address in "Follow by email" and press "Submit" (it's right there on the left hand side bar!)

Have a nice day you all! xx 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Watercolor Wisterias Work In Progress

I hope everyone is having a fabulous month.
It is whizzing by so quickly! Or is it just me who thinks so?!

I am busy working on a little collection for my Etsy shop and really excited with how it is coming along. Here is a sneak peek and work in progress photos of my new collection. It will be available in my shop soon. I hope you like it!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Watercolor Heart Paintings For Valentine's Day

It is that time of the year already!

And if you are still struggling and looking for last minute inspiration or diy, worry not because I have you covered! Just click on the link to be taken to the relevant project post with easy, step by step instructions.

Watercolor Valentine Hearts - Wet on wet, Ombré and Striped

Leafy Watercolor Valentine Heart

Watercolor Floral Heart

Have fun painting for your loved ones.

Happy Valentine's Day to all!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Nature Inspired Summer Tablescape

Hi friends!

Get excited because I have a really fun summer tablescape post for you. And you can easily pull it off without spending a dime! Believe me. All you need to do is look around the house for can-be-turned-into-decorations treasures. Because that's exactly what I did.

I was recently inspired by Arhaus to share post-holiday tablescape ideas, and I had the perfect excuse to do some decorating but without spending any dollar. (Btw you should check them out. They have some amazing, swoon-worthy pieces. Oh boy, I would love to have one of these!!!)

I decided to go for a colourful nature inspired theme and built the whole tablescape around it. Summers is, after all, all about sunshine and dining alfresco. And colorful butterflies. 

I decided to use bright summery colors like yellow and pink. I looked through my stash of craft fabric for a piece that could be turned into a runner and found one that went perfectly with my summer theme! To make the print pop, I decided to layer it - so out came my white quilt cover, a perfect backdrop to what I had in mind!

Next, I surrounded the runner with faux leaves garland and painted yellow and pink butterflies and added them to the garland. If you don't have artificial leaves garland, you can easily make one with green paper cut in the shape of leaves and stitched together. You can also add fairy lights to the garland for that extra oomph for when the sun goes down.

For napkins, I simply wrapped left over crepe paper from Inaya's Little Birdie themed first birthday party, added twigs, leaves and a yellow butterfly to complete the look.

Common household items like sauce jars, tins and bottles made perfect vases for leaves, flowers and um some fabric flowers. And when placed inside a basket they made a perfect centerpiece, ideal for any table.

I again used a jar to act as a cutlery holder and added some grey stones.

Lastly, I hung lanterns and added candles for a magical evening. And that is it, you are done with summery bright tablescape setting. Was't it easy?  I just love how it all came together from things already in my home.

Since I love you guys so much for following my little blog, here are some more ways to go about setting a fresh summer table.

Simply add some paint to water to achieve this look. 

You can create this with scattered stones, fresh flowers in a bottle, tea light candles, and leaves inside a jar. You can also add some twinkle lights along with leaves for a magical effect. 

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I had fun creating it for you guys. I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave some love by commenting below.

Cheers until next time! xx