what's inspires me? {assignment week 1 - Raining Umbrella}

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

This post is my week 1 assignment for Raining Umbrella by Simply Hue. The topic is about a life story collage - a factor that played a large part in who am I as an artist today.

I am not an artist (yet, may be someday :p) but I am a mom, and my family played a big role to be what I am today. I love my hubby very much, but today collage is pretty much inspired by my only daughter, Dania. Since she was born, she adds color in our life. I am such a proud mom to watch her grows and learns. It is an amazing journey to be a mom, I never stop worried (sometime paranoid), it makes me hurt to only think about what if I cant provide the best, but I never regret to have this journey.

It is funny though that because of her, I indulged my inner talent, I always have a daily job, a corporate career, a busy bee. But since having her, I started to get creative, making things, writing blog (again...the last one is not so inspiring), connect with other creative fun fearless females around the world and someday I would and will have my own small business that I love.
She teaches me life, she makes me to be a better me....

And when I wrote this post, I listened the song from Bruno Mars - just the way you are, It is just a prefect song to describe the way how I feel about her (if the words just ain't enough to explain).

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

The collage details:
1. Dania picture at her 1st Birthday party, I edit to be a Polaroid using Picnic picture editing.
2. The button, ribbon and embellishment are the simple craft project that I made with my girl friends for our friend wedding car plate - it represent my collage about the color of life.
3. The mini scallop I downloaded here for free digital scrap booking.
4. The color palate I use the simple color generator program here.
5. The overall digital collage I use Notebook software (my software when I conducted the training at work).

I prefer working with real objects and photograph it than using digital collage, event my skill is still poor but I will try to make it for my other creative exercise, the theme is 'Serendipity', and I am instantly get the idea of it :). be right back!



  1. This is so precious, Fenny! I love what you wrote about your daughter and your future goals/dreams. You did an amazing job!!! And, btw, you ARE an artist. :)

  2. Awww... what a wonderful collage of your daughter! I love the song you said describes her. Pretty perfect!! <3 She is a very worthy subject for your collage. Cute and dear!

  3. Gorgeous, I wished to learn computer scrapbooking. that will be my next adventure. your baby is gorgeous and she be proud of being the inspiration of this magnifecent collage.

    Cant wait to work on mine, yours is truly and inspiration.


  4. Hi Fenny, beautiful collage. This is so creative and pretty colorful. Youre little daughter is sweet!

  5. I love the colour in your project! It's happy and fluid and really stands out. Your little girl is adorable and ever so photogenic :) I think it's brilliant how the colours in her dress match the overall colours in the collage!

  6. Adorable! Great job, I love all the colors!

  7. Hi,
    Bz bee. I like ur blog, just be what u want to be.. I am 100% sure that ur a good, awesome, geogeous mother n wife. Sized ur day and enjoy ur day with open heart :)
    As for me i just want to be a better person each day :)

    Take care

  8. Fenny - I think you are an artist...your daughter is beautiful. Your collage really shows that she is a major part of you being an artist today and she is a great inspiration to you! Love it!!


  9. Thank you for all the comment ladies, I will drop by to each of you too. :)

  10. What a pretty collage! So colorful... and your little girl is adorable!!

  11. Hello Fenny, it' sreally great to meet another Indonesian blogger in Vicki's course (I'm an Indonesia too ^^ )
    You have a great collage and I really agree about how our children add so much colors into my life

    Salam kenal, Citra

  12. Fenny, I can see why you are inspired. Children do bring out the art in us don't they?

  13. Children are great subjects for inspiration, creativity and photographing. If you are interested in photographing your child, you might want to check ou the following artists who really use photography in a unique way to tell a story:

    Adele Enersen
    Julie Blackmon
    Jocelyn Lee

  14. This is a gorgeous collage!! Thank you for listing how you made the collage because it is very helpful for me!! Notebook software? I would love to be able to make a collage like you did, but I didn't know where to start, so your post gave me a lesson! :) Your girl, Dania is a darling! Very sweet! Kaho

  15. Looking at your collage instantly makes me happy. Children are very inspiring and I think we can learn a lot of them, on the creative and artistic level. It's also lovely to work on projects together with them. Thanks for sharing and thanks for bringing some colour into my day.

  16. Hi Fenny- thank you for posting about how you did your really sweet and very colour, yet subtle collage. I'm definitely inspired to try what you've done with the scrapbooking bits and bobs.
    keep on it! Mel x