Friday, December 26, 2008

Chinese Paper Cutting

Time flies as arrow, after 25th Dec Christmas Day, I believe many shopping centre and the related media and the related mass communication parties will be rushing to change the decorations and related stuffs into Chinese New Year theme.

Due so some Chinese New year theme booking, other than fortune telling I was busying preparing the traditional Chinese Paper Cutting for the Chinese New Year events.

Chinese Paper Cutting is an unique art during Chinese new year just like the Chinese calligraphy, lion dance and etc to represent the happiness and prosperities and lucks of the coming new years.

As what we know, to produce a Chinese paper cut, after drafted out the design, it should be purely only using scissors top cut it out, but in my experiences and researches, most of the detail portion of the cutting should be produced by the cutting instead of using scissors; especially those small pieces of paper cutting. Because those tiny portions were not possible to provide enough spaced for the scissors itself to poke in the paper to cut it out!
Of course, that should be some expert in China still can be purely using scissors to produce the traditional Chinese paper cutting.

If you take a look of the Chinese paper cutting whose selling in the shop or exhibition, you will realized that almost all of them was produced in a 100% perfect cut, please look carefully, such 100% perfect cutting Chinese paper cutting was produced by machine!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Interesting ads in Clarke Quay

Passing Clarke Quay for an event, just saw these interesting Heineken ads and took some photos.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Singapore Casino

Took this photo at one of the building’s high floor while I waiting my event session to be start on Friday 5 dec afternoon. This scene was very and other than seeing the place for the Formula One Car race during Sep, you can see the building of the Singapore Casino -- Marina Bay Sand building in progress. According the news, although the economy will be growing slow down, but the related organization had promised this project to be complete within end of 2009; at least part of them. I believe by that time that will be more and more tourist coming to Singapore and will be adding much more interesting lifestyle in Singapore.

Event at Chijmes Singapore

Chijmes was a nice place and the Chijmes Hall was one of the historical building in Singapore!Very nice interior of the building!Mr Lee Boon Chye was doing Chinese fan calligraphy in the event.One of the guests in cute costume!One of the guests’ in Trojan costume!
Another in special hats made by many fake fruits!Show time!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd’s Dinner and dance


I received a call at 5.45pm to look for a silhouette cutting artist urgently which have to start at 6.15pm at Orchid Country Club! This is not my first time having such urgent booking for event artist. So I quickly get my stuffs ready and rush down for a cap, luckily almost immediately get a cap and reach Orchid Country Club at 6.09pm!There was new and young caricaturist in the event!And wire crafts artist as well.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Silhouette Cutting at Trader Hotel Singapore

That was great to do silhouette cutting in the dinner and dance for IFF Annual Dinner and dance. In this event, almost all the guest was dressed I different costume; I like to do such event because usually you can see lots surprise dressed guests and they are usually in the high morale and happy mood, you will feel like you really join them in the event as well, haahaa!Beautiful guests sure will come to me! Heehee!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Caricature on Silhouette Cutting?

That should be fun to do Silhouette Cutting in caricature way which exaggerating the feature of the side profile.
Now the problem came:
1. to do a nice exaggerated profile, the guest must be having strong features, because in the details within a human face’s silhouette there are limited portions of the face can be play around, there are only: the neck, the jaws, the mouth, the nose, the forehead and the hair style. Not like caricature drawing, you can play around the color, the shadings and etc.

2. Not much people know their own side profile well, just a normal portrait silhouette of the guest, they usually need their friends to confirm the silhouette cutting whether looks like them or not; if you wanted to do an exaggerated silhouette, you have to ensure your guests having the artistic eyes and feels as yours.

Colorful Silhouette Cutting

I just tried out silhouette cutting in colorful paper, seems it looks good. To produce a nice looking color contrast, need to use a high quality paper else the quality will be bad; of course the higher quality of the paper the higher cost is necessary, haahaa!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Silhouette Cutting At Zoological Singapore and Singapore Flyer

Did silhouette cutting for McConnell’s Family Day at Zoological Singapore; although there was a worm day, but I was happily to meet the friendly and nice guests. Other thatn that, met some old friends in this event as well liken popcorn provider May, airbrush tattoo and face painting Sheila and her team.Look! This is the white tiger which in the news recently!Basically, due to school holiday, many companies will pick almost the same day to do their family day, hence certain Saturday or Sunday became hot day for entertainer’s booking, and meanwhile we might be booked 2 or more shows within such hot days.

Usually, year end like November and December was peak period for lots commercial promotion activities, hence we could be having 2 or more bookings during week end. As an entertainer, you have to be compromised that your week end burned; because we belonging to the servicing group in the society as well, haahaa!

I was luckily that having 2nd booking at Singapore Flyer!