Little Tiara

I can’t stop thinking

Posted in creaking creativity, moments in life by littletiara on April 12, 2010

let's go out on an adventure!

I have so many things in mind I can’t just stop thinking to a level where it’s getting annoying. I can’t help thinking about my thesis (of course), I’m thinking about my paperwork too… which isn’t fun, and then I’m thinking about the future business I’d love to drown myself to.

Imagining myself spend my days drawing and coloring and cracking my brain for ideas, or maybe owning a little coffeehouse, or cakery (yes, I choose cakery over bakery) where I too display my artworks and (hopefully) published books. Doesn’t that sound really good?

People can enjoy pancakes, ice cream, coffee or their favorite kind of tea while reading my illustrated book (whatever it is, I’ve planned to make something based on my love towards drawing and writing and reading). How does that sound to you? Would you like it?

A future filled with business and art and cute stuffs is my ideal kind of future, I’ve been thinking of moving to the room upstairs, which is far wider than my current room, I’ll paint it white and decorate it as I want (and make my current room a garage for the future car I’ve planned to buy) so I can have more space to work, but as for now the only thing I need to finish is the damned thesis which I’m quite sure you guys are bored to hear about already.

What I plan to do in near future is to print my hard cover notebooks and give it away to my closest friends, this might mean another giveaway who knows? I’ve been testing out looking for the best quality of paper, printing ink and size and all… I hope when the time come you’ll all love it ;)

Oh, another fun plan is to make myself a sketch book so I can force myself to draw something everyday, I know my friends had given one to me but I still can’t bear to draw anything there yet… haha… I love the crisp blank paper.


A Krissy Special

Posted in creaking creativity, girl talk, moments in life by littletiara on April 6, 2010

Krissy is one of the nicest blogger around, I’m so lucky to have met her through Mel‘s christmas gift swap, we became friends instantly after that I believe, it’s not hard to befriend her anyway. WE got even closer by following each other in twitter, I love the fact that internet makes two girls from very different places so close.

And today, she’s officially 20 24 years old! Yay! Happy birthday pretty girl!

I don’t know what else to say, I just hope you like it. Best wishes to you, because you deserve the best in life! :D

I know, it’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY RISSY on my picture, I swear it’s KRISSY!!! Really!

See… Told you so. lol. By the way, do I make a good japanese girl? Haha…


Oh, look what else I got for you!!! :D

Yep, it’s nashe!

Do the Doodle

Posted in creaking creativity, words of the brain by littletiara on March 19, 2010

I’m here to show off! lol.

I found this old doodles, I remember I made it when I came to campus way too early for my class, but I was bored at home, apparently bored at campus too, so I did the doodling.

I love doodling, it release the stress, or the boredom.

img00small1there’s one kind of ‘out of place’ cat, lol, so I deleted it, and colored the rest.

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Looking at this always makes me confused, it feels like I have no specific style *sigh*, you can see how different it is from my previous artworks, like these ones…

sleeptight   hotairballoon

and when people ask me to draw and paint using hands, it’ll turn out even more different. I found this first attempt on using water color (which I’m never good at).

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And today, I found my old oil paint, I never know how to properly use it, so I just put some on my finger and smear it on the paper, lol.

imgs001total first-timer. 

I think I made a punk-ish fairy with red hair, she finally came back to the forest after tanning at the beach during summer. lol, look how tanned she is! (I couldn’t find the yellow/cream paint, that explains it, lol).

I think I’m an artist without direction :|

Artsy much?

Posted in creaking creativity, moments in life, that guy by littletiara on March 5, 2010

Okay, I’ve tried my very best not to talk about him but it just seems like I can’t stop *sigh* yet.

If you haven’t already, I just did a guest blogging for my dear bloggy friend; Nikolett, go check it out :D ah well wait, go check it out if you aren’t bored with my story regarding the new boy, okay?

If there’s one similar thing about me and him, it’s the artsy side. He does draw too, and yesterday, when we chatted, he out of nowhere asked me if I want to help me paint his room. That was random, he just woke up, and stared at his room and ta-daah… he got the idea to re-paint it.

So of course I said yes, I didn’t even know if that was a right thing to do, I mean, that’d be awkward if one of our friends found me and him in his room painting. Right?

But I did it anyway.

We made the color ourselves (well, more likely, he made them himself), we got the green from blue+yellow, orange from yellow and red and baby blue from blue and white. That was really creative, I think because we only had yellow , white, blue and red and we could make so many colors out of them, not to mention shades.

The first wall done, it was just so random, I mean, he’s a guy on his 2o++ and what is it? A sunny day as his room’s background? And you no doubt, notice the oh so flowery field too.

Wait, before you accused me of doing something I didn’t do, the flowers was his idea. He draw the green field yesterday when he woke up and in his text message he wrote to me, “would you want to draw the flowers?”. See… He even painted some of the flowers too.

The sun was my doing, that’s why it’s not so circle, lololol.

Originally I thought we were just going to paint one side of the wall, but… seeing so many paints and colors available, I we just couldn’t help ourselves. This starry wall was my idea, because his original color was dark blue. I really like this one, simple but yeah, nice :)

This is just so… random I guess, we were running out of ideas already, lol. In the end we just used our palm to make some fun palm-painted wall. lol

My favorite, too bad I couldn’t take a full view of it, it’s a tree in the middle of the wall. And all those green leaves were made using our fingers, so we dipped our fingers on to the paint and had (too much) fun of it :D you all should try it too. lol. And the originally dark blue room was specially painted yellow for this side. Just because. lololol.

The image quality aren’t so good, huh? Let me explain, lol. It was night already, not much lightning and taken by his phone. Maybe later I should visit him again and take a better picture, lol. I just want to show them off. I’m pretty proud of what I’ve made today :D

We started at about five and when we finished, oh! It was nine already! Time flies really fast when we have fun, eh?

Now, if only writing thesis is as easy and fun.

So little time so much to do

Posted in creaking creativity, moments in life by littletiara on January 22, 2010

I am home now, grasping the idea of the sentence “so little time so much to do”. It feels good using my laptop to write a post again, instead of pressing the little cell phone keypad :D I don’t think I can leave any comment to any of your post, though. I know I’ve been disappearing from the commenting world but I do read them, really. It’s juts that I turned off the visualization and too lazy to turn it on again, thus I can’t comment because there’s a ‘word verification’ thing =_=”

I have twenty four hours time to enjoy the city lights, technologies and family warmth (my favorite!) and after that I’ll have to go back to the village, teaching the little girls math and drawing, playing with some babies, stalking the eye candies (lol) and of course eat the traditional yumm-o foods, oh and help the house owner cooking too.

I went back home with heaps of dirty clothes, the first thing I did when I entered the house was do the laundry but now, few hours later, is raining! And I forgot to take them off, so now I’m thinking if I should put them in the microwave to have them dried… do you think it will work? Don’t ask me where the hell did I get the obviously crazy idea, lol.

ANd I finally meet my dearest little brother! He’s studying abroad, and last week he came back home, I was slightly annoyed to the fact that (I though) I wouldn’t be able to see him, but here I am now! Having a good crazy chat with him! Yay yay yay!

In another notes, I’m trying out, a friend told me to use it, well… so from march on, I’ll upload the monthly wallpaper through, and honestly things will get more complicated but I hope it’s worth it, for every single download I’ll get paid, how much you ask? $o,oo1, which means it’ll take me a long long way to go to reach even $10. I know it’s a really small amount but at least I earn something :) and no worry, you won’t have to pay at all.

Now I’m thinking if I should do the subscribing? So every month I can just send the link to your email, what do you think? Will anyone be interested? Maybe once in a while I can also send you a random artwork :) how does it sound? Yay or nay?

There are heaps I have in my mind right now, like my thesis and its freaking theories I have to read, all boring college-related stuff and plans, the exciting new world of business… I can’t seem to pinpoint which one I want to do first, the stress is somewhat excites me :D weird? I know.

So it’s official

Posted in creaking creativity, moments in life, words of the brain by littletiara on January 13, 2010

In few minutes, I’ll be off to sleep.

Hours after that, I’ll wake up, take a bath, and go to uni

Then the research/project will start.



I’m feeling soooo much better now :) thanks to your comments, heaps of sugar and some cute new songs, ah… I’ve prepared myself now. I’ve even asked my friend to bring as many entertainment as possible. And he answered, “no worries, I have 20 films ready to watch in my laptop”, that is my friend! Hahaha…

Only one thing missing, though. CAMERA! My mom is going to use mine so she snatched it away from me –and because I’ll be away for a month, apparently my mom is a cam whore, I am nothing compared to her, really. And my friend’s was kidnapped by his brother, and so we left with no camera.

That won’t do, though. I’ve borrowed from my friend.

There is no way I can spend a month without camera to memorize everything that happened.

And by the way, I’m feeling quite productive today, I finished reading some “stories” for my thesis and also managed to make the February wallpaper. To answer Sarah’s question, yes, I’ll make them monthly, and because I won’t be able to post it by February, I’m doing it now, hehe.

Here comes the February wallpaper made out of the (up to now) your most favorite artwork :)


Well I know I’ve been showing the same artworks over and over again, but I promise later on you’ll see some more new ones, haha… it’s just that I used my favorites in the first months… hehe… :d and of course February has to be all pink and dreamy! Right?

No, not really. lol.

and in a whole different notes:

I hope you all have watched UP! The best Disney-pixar movie to my opinion, ended with a very unique happily ever after and dreams come true, a touching, sweet, romantic, you name it, film. Which actually brought me to tears (uh-oh), it’s quite an old film after all, but hey, that’s not what I’m gonna talk about, I found this picture few days ago.

Cuteness overload!


insecurities and happiness

Posted in creaking creativity, girl talk, moments in life, words of the brain by littletiara on January 12, 2010

Ah. I have like heaps to say, from my insecurities to happiness to wild imagination to confession, but I know clearly I can’t really write about ‘em all in one post. So I’ll choose to talk about the first two.



Being a big daydreamer as I am, the biggest fear I have is for not having my dreams come true. You know how hopelessly romantic I am, how excited I can be talking about marriage and relationships, how I am a truly believer of happy endings.

There’s one very bad thing, though. When I’m not in the right mood, I tend to think of the worst possibility; what if all those only dreams that would never come true? What if I stay single forever? What if I can’t get my own happy ending?

I can never stop daydreaming, though. I just feel that sometimes it’s unhealthy.

In a whole different notes, I’m so happy that people seem to like my artwork, so glad to see the enthusiasm! I can’t open any store yet for I have this upcoming culture project where I have to leave you all, but as soon as the project finished, I’m determined, by then I’ll have my thesis (at least) started and discussed with my professor and a shop will be on the way.

And by the way, I managed to make a desktop wallpaper out of my artwork, so you can use it (oh well, as if you would, lol) they’re available in four different sizes, choose yours, lol.

the original artwork is this one:
red copy




1280*800 (wide screen)

I hope you like them :)

One thing though, I still don’t know how much should I sell my artworks for? lol. Really, selling things is my specialty, but deciding the price? Uh-oh *scratches head*.

So tell me, how much would you pay for a calendar set sized A6 (about 15×10,5 cm)? It’s small I know, but I love small things, I still need to learn to make something bigger, haha, I think I’m too consistent for the word “little” haha.

Just give me a clue of a reasonable prize range, it’s not like I’m Picasso whatsoever, lol. Thank you so much for the help, in advance :)

I’m ready, are you?

Posted in creaking creativity, giveaway, moments in life by littletiara on January 9, 2010

I’m so happy and relieved that you guys/girls like my artwork, honestly, this is my first time doing something like this, I mean, showing it off and then giving it away, and plan to sell it, sure I’ve joined like heaps of drawing competition but that was all, and not to mention that happened long long time ago, I already forgot how good it feels like when someone actually appreciates what you make. :)

And apparently tonight I found out that I’m not really meant to be with scissors, and lines, and some sort of those things, lol. however I’m pretty proud of what I’ve made :)

Fourteen (including covers) A6 sized artwork printed in a thick 260 gr ivory paper, each has different paintings on it, all handmade with the help of wacom bamboo, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe photoshop and Corel Painter.

I guess you noticed that I changed the design a little, the previous is just too messy, I guess. More so, I’ve always loved dash line, hehe…

Looking at them several times, I got an idea to make it an agenda instead of solely a calendar by putting some blank paper in between the months , what do you think about it? It’ll be more useful, I think.

And this experience also give me more ideas of what I possibly make next, maybe I should start make my artwork a postcard, that’ll be cute to send a friend with my very own personalized postcard, haha :D

Or maybe I should make some of them a downloadable wallpaper? I mean, for free of course! Guess it’s my narcissist side talking, wouldn’t it feel good to know lots of people use your artwork as their desktop background? I bet it almost feels like a singer hearing their own song on the radio.

I have heaps of creative idea running in my little head, and I can smell the dollars already (lol, what a materialistic girl…)

So I’m ready!

What am I ready for? Well, to announce the winner of my giveaway of course! :D

Anyone here getting thrilled? Heheh… Drum roll, please?

Dun Dun Dun… and the winner is…

Mariella of A girl like moi!

Congratulation girl!

I hope I can give every one of you a prize but I know that’s not possible, yet. Just wait, hold on a little longer and later I’ll do it, really. :)

So don’t feel bad for those who doesn’t win, alright? There’ll be next time in the future, I am sure of it :)

ps. My mom woke me up this morning with the “insult of the year”, guess what she said? “Look at you, always sleep, wake up late and when you’re awake you never do anything or create something useful,”

It’s not my fault she’s sleeping while I’m actually create something until 3 AM, and she woke me up at 6?.


Lol. this is stupid, I forgot to ask Mariella to send me her address to my email, gah. lol.

Artsy Pantsy Tiara

Posted in creaking creativity, girl talk, the best friend by littletiara on January 6, 2010

To say that I started 2010 with a hit is almost an understatement, everything seems so dreamy and whimsical to me, I mean… every single thing! Not only that confession day but the whole six days I’ve been through.

I gotta say that I never actually spend my New Year’s Eve outside the house, frankly, I spent my last three NYE in bed, it was whether I fell sick, raining hard outside or I was just simply too lazy. But this year started differently, I got out of the bed, leaving the comfort zone to a more fun place, with friends and lots of fireworks.

Me confessing my feeling to the best friend was indeed one of the hugest step, bravest act I’ve ever encountered. Even until now I still can’t believe I really did it. Every morning when I wake up I ponder that it’s another new day, and I wasn’t just dreaming or being delusional, all really happened.

Another huge step is this giveaway thing, my artwork finally being undiscovered, little by little.

So today I’ve decided to answer some questions about my artwork:

What inspires you when you make those drawings/paintings?

Organised Chaos:
What kind of things inspire your artwork ?

They kind of ask me a same question, right? Great minds think alike? ;)

My artwork is purely an imagination doing which most of all based on my feelings. When I’m feeling blue I’ll draw something kind of gloomy with gray colors and darker tone, and when I’m madly in love, you know how it’ll turns out to be, pink and all. lol.

My friends inspire me too, real things that happened in real life, and my thoughts about it. Basically it’s a brain and heart work, hehe.

Rika Safrina:
how long have you been drawing, and how did it start?

How long have you been an artist? Do you remember the first thing you created?

I learned drawing years ago when I was in the 5th grade, my friend taught me. She was such a blessing to me, she helped me find my artistic way, I wouldn’t be the same without her. She was an artist herself, and I think she saw the talent(?) in me, so she taught me, how to make nice line, curves, colors, gradations and all. Whenever she knew a drawing competition she signed me up, so I got used to it; that was how.

The first thing I created?
I don’t really remember, honest. It was almost more than ten years ago I believe. lol. I think it’s something about plane, because well… the first drawing competition I participated in was held by Garuda Indonesia, Indonesian national airlines.


– What are some of your favorite artworks that youv’e made?

My favorites? I love all my artworks, but I love it more when I can make what I have in mind into a real piece, here are some:

get together2
I believe some of you had seen it before. It was made when I missed someone (Geez, and you should also know who he is), I felt him getting distant and I couldn’t help but missing him.

I just love how magical this picture can be, all the fireflies glow and the colors captured what I wanted to make perfectly. Before I made this I’ve been planning and plotting for days in my head, once I got my hands on my wacom bamboo and started drawing I just felt absorbed to it, once finished I felt so… accomplished.

Second question from her…

Do you find it easier to express yourself in words, in artworks, or by speaking your thoughts out loud?

in artworks I must say, everything can be so ambiguous here, and yet hold a lot of meaning. Not forgetting how heart and brain work so in-sync when I’m drawing, actually I often surprised myself at how my artworks turn out.

Though, not all people understand language of painting, and how a drawing can be so multi-interpreted.

Ceecile – Priscilla Clara

If you can describe yourself in a fantasy way, what will you draw to define who you are??? ^^

A princess of course! Haha, one who loves to runaway from the palace and walks in the crowd. One who is well-known amongst her people and is loved :P. And of course one who is hopelessly romantic and enjoys the palace ball like shopping :) who waits patiently for her prince charming to come.


Honestly dear, I wanted to keep this picture a secret. Other than the fireflies this is my other favorite. Just look at how romantic and whimsical the colors are. Not to mention how hard it was to imagine how is actually a dancing position is. Haha… So this can be counted as an answer to Nikolett’s question as well.

I hope you all enjoy this post :)

Happy Occasions

Posted in creaking creativity, giveaway, moments in life by littletiara on January 2, 2010
Welcome 2010 and happy birthday my dear littletiara blog! ;D

So I managed to get out of the bed and went to the most crowded place in Yogyakarta yesterday to celebrate the coming of this New year. Malioboro street that is. I believe it’s one of my most favorite spot in the city, too much memorable occasions happened there ;)

So here are some pictures from yesterday:

In other news, not lacking the happiness…

I can’t believe it’s been a year since the first time I posted something here, and believe it or not, ever since I started it, I’ve already stated how much of a daydreamer and romance sucker I am…

… Although there are lot of ways, I still can’t quite figure out about what kind of proposal would melt my heart, maybe because any kind of it would. Whether it is the super romantic one, with bunch of red roses and a ring, and him kneeling in front of me, or the childish one, when we play at the fun park in one of our dates and he out of the blue buys me an ice cream with a ring in it (I hope he wouldn’t use this one, other than quite usual, there is like hundred possibilities that i will just eat that ring up! Later on I would have to get a surgery because of it…)


Through blogging I found joy, friends, many of them, supports, shoulders to cry on, a place where I can rant as I wish, a place where I can be who I truly am.

So to celebrate this little escaping corner, I’ll have my very first own little giveaway (say YAY, please?). As you al may have noticed, I’ve been busying myself digging my creative side lately, and here’s the very first artwork I proudly give to you away, drumroll please?:

a 2010 calendar a la little tiara
(well, sorry that it’s not some Mac lisptick or Gucci handbag or anything that expensive, I don’t even know how much this thing worth, yet…)

I don’t know how to write a specification here but basically it’s a 2010 calendar, consists of 12 printed images, the date and artworks are all handmade (well… Wacom bamboo – made), made with heart and love, fully. (lol)

ah, sorry I haven’t taken the pictures of it being printed out, once it done I will sure blog about it :)

How to join?

Easy-peasy, you don’t even have to be a follower, but if you do find my little blog worth following then it’s my pleasure to have some more new friends :)

1. Leave a comment in the comment section below, give me one question about anything (be it about me, my trivial matters, my artwork, my life, or just some random questions, it’s really up to you)

2. Have FUN! That’s crucial, so please do have a lot of it ;)

3. Well that’s all.

One (lucky, I hope) winner will be announced by 9th January 2010, which means a week from now ;)

I really hope you all will join, it’s more like giving myself a self-assure as an artist with her artworks than giving the calendar away. So Go-Go-Go! Help me by joining the giveaway! :)

ps: And I love questions, makes me feel like I’m a celeb being interviewed, lmfao, what the hell…

all pictures credit to ronest