Friday, September 28, 2012

Giveaway! - Ends On Oct. 12, 2012

Anybody liked my arts? Well, I am happy to announce a giveaway opportunity!

I joined a giveaway campaign run by a popular blog, "Top Shops of Etsy".
One lucky person will get a chance to receive ANY one of the items sold on my Etsy shop. If you are interested, please visit the following for participation:

Top Shops of Etsy: Share the Love Etsy Giveaway  (find me at number 2.)

The contest is ending on Oct. 12, 2012.

Have fun!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Work In Progress - Sketching

"Japanese Bobtail" 

 Almost two weeks ago a fellow Etsy seller sent me a message after seeing my "Japanese Bobtail" art. She told me the way the cat looks is exactly what her rescued 5 months old Japanese bobtail does. She shared with me her YouTube records and some photos of the beautiful cat. One of the cat's legs had to be removed at 12 weeks because of her birth time severe trauma. Although I felt very sorry about what happened to the cat, I am very happy to know that the cat is happily living with the loving owner now. The cat's name is "Keiki"...., hey, my name is "Keiko"! It is such an amazing coincidence that she found my art under a search and we had the similar names.

It made me want to create a collage of Keiki so I asked her permission to refer the photos she sent me.

Here is my work in progress for today: Sketching

Sketch of Keiki 

Photos and YouTube link of Keiki :)

She is such an adorable kitty<3

Friday, September 21, 2012

Very First Sales On My Zazzle Shop!

A piece of t-shirt with my puffy fish design on it was sold today. I am very stoked right now, and very thankful to whom have chosen my design. Thank you very much!

Press Release Today on :)

Bless Hue's press release is posted on today. The details of my artwork is introduced in the article here -> Introducing Recycled Newspaper Art with a Touch of Japanese Taste by Bless Hue - All Colors Are from Recycled Newspapers 

Please visit when you got a spare time :)

Thank you and have a nice weekend!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Autumn DIY - Twig Vase Making

 I just want to share this easily doable and eco-friendly DIY project that is fun to do in the new season.  I found the DIY tutorial on Martha Stewart's Blog and I made three of them last year. They nicely blend into my nature-themed decor.

What you need are a bunch of small twigs, an empty can (like for veggies, beans etc.), a  glue gun (or a very strong glue),  a set of scissors (something to cut twigs),  a ruler, and  a rubber band.
The tutorial I referred can be found here.

Instead of using as vase I use them as hair brush holder, potpourri holder, and make-up items holder.

Here are what I made. I tied up some shells I had with jute twines around the twig vases.

Fossil blog shows  a similar tutorial with twigs but they made candle holders, that are also very cute.

So next time when you go to a park, maybe you can gather twigs for this fun DIY:)

Have  a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Bless Hue Facebook Page Opened...

Since I am not born to be a "tech" girl, it takes a bunch of work when I try to use new website services.  While I finally started to get a hang of Blogger and Google+ tools, I worked on my Bless Hue Facebook page set-up today.

Here is how it turned out.

For those of who have an Etsy shop and its Facebook page, I would recommend this useful free app called "Static HTML" from Woobox. You can directly bring customers to your Etsy shop from your Facebook page with one click by utilizing this app, unlike the other apps that creates another shop page.

I learned something new again.

It is still under construction, but please drop by Bless Hue's facebook page ( when you have time :)

I love the interior decors shown here: Ideas for Sea Inspired Living | Beach & Nautical Decor, Seashell Decor, Crafts & more.: Palm Leaves & Fronds -Simple Decor Ideas for Addin...

September has arrived! The sun has still been out shining almost all days - the summer has not gone yet :-) I found some beautiful decor ideas using palm leaves and fronds on one of my favorite blogs, "Completely Coastal".  I love the nature-inspired decors.

Happy September!

Click here to see the photos:
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