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Saturday, March 1, 2014

More experiments with the folksy graphicalicious!

Hola! Yes! I love love looove my current creative experiments - 'translating' my sketches into digital printables with Illustrator and Photoshop. A week has passed and I had been creating folksy prints like crazy. Here are some of them. It seems like my graphic shop will be up soon *fingers crossed* :D

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Thank you! And a folksy poster for you!


Thank you for all the kind words that I received after publishing my first try creating an artwork with Illustrator + Photoshop mix yesterday :-) See I feel encouraged now and I’ve spent this morning experimenting with creating another one!

It’s raining very heavily outside, and I’m enjoying a big mug of javanese tea. I had my mother on the phone, still talking about the ash from Mount Kelud’s eruption which covered our house and the whole town of Yogyakarta, 800km away from where I am now in the capital city of Jakarta. A lot of work during this past week, obviously vulcanic ash is not something easy to clean. A week has passed but she still has to wear mask and hat even at home!

But anyway, I’d like to share my 2nd ‘experimental’ artwork (well that’s funny because all my graphics were experimental :o)). This one was the Illustrator+Photoshop mix version of one of my ‘folksy’ sketches, and I turned it into a A4 size poster. You can download it as PDF file by clicking on this link:

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 And by the way, this picture below is how I imagine the poster to look like when framed :o)


Enjoy! :o)

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Friday, February 21, 2014

I'm just afraid of not trying. Graphicalicious Little Reminder Day 6


I'm not afraid of failure, I'm  not afraid of falling. I'm not even afraid of success or shining. I'm just afraid of not trying.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Graphicalicious Little Reminder Day 5


“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. it will never fail you.”  – Frank Lloyd Wright 

So today I feel like wanting to post a love note to nature. Nature is my source of positive energy. Being in nature restores my energy. It’s just sooo right. Nature never fails me.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Graphicalicious Little Reminder Day 4


“Live like a mud fish: its skin is bright and shiny even though it lived in mud.” - Ramakrishna

Simply true.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Graphicalicious Little Reminder Day 3


“Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing” 
- Leo Babauta

Don’t you agree?

Read more here: http://amretasidik.com/2014/02/11/graphicalicious-little-reminder-day-3/

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Graphicalicious Little Reminder Day 2


“The most creative act you can undertake is the act of creating yourself.” - Deepak Chopra 

 I love it when synchronicity flows. An email from The Chopra Center came to my inbox right after I published my first Graphicalicious Little Reminder post yesterday, introducing their upcoming programs. Sure, I clicked on the link, and I landed on a page where the above quote by Deepak Chopra was written on the heading banner...

View the original post here:
http://amretasidik.com/2014/02/10/graphicalicious-little-reminder-day-2/

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Graphicalicious Little Reminder Day 1



"People who do a job that claims to be creative have to be alone to recharge their batteries. You can't live 24 hours a day in the spotlight and remain creative. For people like me, solitude is a victory."
- Karl Lagerfeld

Read the original post here:
http://amretasidik.com/2014/02/09/my-own-happy-horse-challenge/

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

High res images are coming!



Oh no! I had been gone for quite sometime. But hey! I'm back!

The fact is, I've been looking for ways to turn my little tiny low-res graphics into high resolution images... and drum roll please... above is the first result of my endeavor! ;D

Now, one challenge is over and next...I will be creating more! Woohoo!

Also posted on http://amretasidik.com/2013/09/22/new-high-res-amretasgraphics-images-are-coming/

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Pssst....


Peeps, I'm slowly rebranding my site into something more graphicalicious ;-)

Amretasgraphics will still be there, no worry. But I feel it's time to grow and move on.

Read about it here, a sneak peak.. www.amretasidik.com

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Mollyism - is probably the word!



Seriously, I LOVE Molly of Stratejoy and her savvy-sassy-inspiring work. Just brilliant. I came to the point where I think I must have been converted to Mollyism!

What more can I say if her work really and literally changed the way I look at my life and how I treat myself. Because all this started with her e-course THE JOY EQUATION.

And WOW, I still keep the journal from the 30 days I religiously took the course. It was one of the first online courses I purchased, I was super excited and I 'forced' myself to write, which somehow became an addiction.

Here's what I wrote on the first day of journaling - in response to the first journal prompt, no secret ;-) This journaling process has helped transform my life to the GRAPHICALICIOUS!



23.06.2011.

All right, this is my Joy Equation journal. I welcome myself to these 30 days of exciting and empowering self exploration to authentic joy! Yuhuu!

I am a gutsy girl. In fact, who am I to take this challenge to write a journal - in English. It's already a gutsy decision, isn't it?

(of course I will certainly say "YES")

This will be the definition of success on my own term. Accomplishing 30 days of "organized" journaling (and again - in English - which is not my own language) to a more authentic, better, joyful me, unleashing my hidden love of writing in color to my heart's delights, adding sparkles to my already joy-filled life.

Confession - I am a startup junkie who sometimes doesn't have the idea on how to accomplish things. So, with this course I challenge myself and I want to see myself fully committed to something (something fun and worthwhile), "install" the habits to my daily life, incorporate it to my "branding", and gracefully accomplish it when it's time, according to the schedule set. Oh, I'd LOVE to be that girl!

When I stumbled upon the Joy Equation course page - I instantly felt that this course had everything and offered the joyful guidance to what I was looking forward to doing. I was hesitant as I looked at what I had in my PayPal account so I felt another jolt of joy when I found that Molly had set a "Pay what you can afford" price for this course! Is it a coincidence? It was a sign that I had to invest in this course and started my exploration right away. Here I am. THANKS MOLLY!

Specific feelings: GUTSY, CONFIDENT, FREE, ORGANIZED, JOYFUL, HAPPY, ON TOP OF THE WORLD!

Don't kid me. How can't you be addicted to such amazing feelings??


After finishing this course, I went on with Stratejoy's other delicious programs: CREATE YOUR MAGICAL YEAR, THE FIERCE LOVE COURSE, and JOY JUICE - a year of journaling prompts. Real addiction, huh? And HELLO! I'm a graphicaliciously happy girl today, YES. Not always euphoria-kind-of happy but I'm happy because I know that I'm equipped with such wonderful tools for the rain and shine and I know for sure that I'm worthy and deserve it *SMILE* EXACTLY just like what Molly said on her course page:



AWESOME. Clearly my Dala horse's got an affair with happiness. Bliss.

Duh, I want another ticket to Bali soon.

   
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Today's Kindwords: Julia Child's secret of enjoying life


A passionate interest in what you do is the secret of enjoying life - whether it is helping old people or children, or making cheese or growing earthworms.
~ Julia Child, Chef

All right, friends, I can not decide which one should be the background pattern, the aqua one or the yellow-with-dots one. I love them both. So I just publish them both, so you too can choose one you like best!


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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Today's Kindwords: if you want to build a ship


If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Today's Kindwords: all good things will be yours


Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, hate less, love more, and all good things will be yours.
~ Swedish Proverb

Oh yes, I believe in this saying! :-)

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