I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all your kind support this year! Your likes, tweets, reblog, blog posts, emails and any kind words have made my art feel more loved. 2012 was truly another good year for me, I had the opportunity to do crazy shit that I want to do before I die, I also got involved in lots of inspiring projects and travel abroad to few countries. I'm looking forward to achieving more good things in 2013. My new years resolution is to stay longer in this country, get a full time job, involved in more crazy art projects and chase more dreams. I hope everyone has a wonderful New Years Eve and safe holiday season!!! AYEE!!
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January 2012. I did my first tandem parachute jump - 10,000 feet.
February 2012. I've traveled back home to Indonesia to attend my sister's wedding and traveled to Malaysia to visit my talented friend, Yee Von.
March 2012. Self portrait for Nylon Magazine
June 2012. I went to Kyoto, did my second & third tattoo at Van-Tattoo and got my hair cut quite short for the first time in nearly one decade.
June 2012. Bought a domain www.melbartdiary.com, my personal photography project.
August 2012. I decided to stop looking for a full time job as graphic designer and rented my first art studio.
September 2012. Talented Indonesian journalist, Lily Yulianti Farid launched her newest novel, Ayahmu Bulan, Engkau Matahari with my drawing as cover art and other 17 drawings inside the book.
October 2012. I had an opportunity to met up my favourite Indonesian artist, Eko Nugroho in Melbourne. He's having duo solo show at National Gallery Victoria until April next year.
November 2012. I flew to Sydney to do some illegal stuff and got volunteered to throw Blue powder to 12,000 TheColorRunProject participants.
click on the photo to enlarge it[pict 1-2] Botanical Garden, Melbourne [pict 3-4] Two Door Cinema Club Concert, Festival Hall [pict 5] Christmas Tree, Swanston St/ Bourke St [pict 6] St Kilda Beach [pict 7] Docklands, Melbourne [pict 8] Manly Beach, Sydney [pict 9] Art Gallery NSW: Francis Bacon Exhibition [pict 10] Sunny Sydney [pict 11] Lucky Coq Bar, Melbourne [pict 12] Beach Burrito, New Town, Sydney.
Instagram, like so many other people I am addicted to it. I think it's an easy way to capture every-day moments that you might otherwise forget. I'm sharing these images here to add more my daily photographic on this blog. I hope you like them!
This year, we created a fancy BBQ Christmas Dinner in our little bushy backyard. Fairy lights, Windy weather (even-though it's summer here), $2 X-Mas tree, a grilled chicken, cold sangria, childhood movie - Home Alone, a bottle of vodka and 'Love' around us. I had a ton of fun, laughed, joked around and ended up I got a nasty Christmas present from Mr.Parker. Our house filled with diversity people who enjoyed one miracle Christmas on that night. Merry X-Mas!
Nani Puspasari, The Goddess, Acrylic on wood blind, 3 x 1.5 m
I was asked to do a commission work for a new chain of family owned Vietnamese Restaurant, Roll'D. The painting contains many object that symbolizes and represent the Vietnamese way of life. (Objects: Lotus, Prawn, Traditional Vietnamese Hat: Nón Lá, Traditional Vietnamese Dress: Ao Dai, Pho). The background is fill with traditional Vietnamese pattern and flowers. I'm using a vintage color scheme in cooperating pale shade. Roll'D located in QV Food Hall, Melbourne, make sure you come visit and taste their delicious Fresh Vietnamese Food. Design & Brand by Brand-Works.