Saturday, December 31, 2011


Just a few photos showing the beach and it's wonders. These pics were taken on our trip to the Sorrento beaches in Victoria. Within the photos, the waves and the beach looks extremely calm, serene and enjoyable because the coldness of the winds, unfortunately doesn't translate effectively through the photos! It may not look like it, but the beaches were freezing! Despite the cold winds we still enjoyed ourselves playing around with the seaweed, rockpools and trying to tan! 

 Unfortunately, after venturing through NSW, I have to say that, Victorian beaches really can't compare to the beaches in NSW! (sorry Vic tourism!) I came to this conclusion after we drove along the coast of NSW today, exploring the many different and beautiful beaches.

 What I personally found quite wonderful was that despite each beach possessing the core characteristics of a beach (sand, water, waves, rocks etc.) each beach that we went to, had their own special characteristics and unique qualities. One beach would have beautiful white sand, while another had massive waves, another had developed a blow hole and one had beautiful rock surfaces. 

Made me think a little bit about ourselves, how as humans and God's children, we may go through similar circumstances or possess similar qualities (eyes, ears, family etc.) but we never come out of each experience exactly the same. We are all moulded and created differently to serve different purposes and to be God's light in this world. 

btw, forgot to ask you guys what you think of our new layout? 
would love your feedback lovely ones! :)

-keep exploring-


Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Hello friends! 

As we mentioned in the previous post, we are currently holidaying in beautiful NSW! We haven't made a trip up here before, so it's been absolutely lovely enjoying the sunshine and the beaches.
We also made a journey to a berry farm! After a long and precarious drive around a really large mountain we managed to finally to reach this berry farm full of strawberries, blueberries, boysenberries and tayberries! And they also had ice cream!

Lots of beautiful purple hues in this post. Was extremely lovely up there, definitely recommend it if you are making a trip up this way! 
Hope that you are all enjoying the last few days of the month! Soon will be the new year. Got any special things planned? :)

Take care and go ahead, eat some ice-cream.

-keep smiling  hungry-



Wow, well, this holidays, we have ventured to the wonders of the beach a number of times. Currently we're now in NSW enjoying the sun, beach, clear skies and fine weather while escaping the Boxing Day rush. (How are the sales in Melb btw?) Sadly we're not staying in Sydney, but are residing in a beach town called; Mollymook (and you say 'where's that) a surfing town situated three hours drive from Sydney! It's been really nice, relaxing, enjoying family time, watching shows on sbs and watching 'wipeout' on channel nine. 

These shots were taken at Anglesea at the end of our trip, on a very windy December afternoon. Featured in this post is Vess’ mustard top, new opshopped pleated skirt and new circular $1 sunnies.
 Vess has this extreme love/passion for anything mustard. She has bought 2 mustard tops, 1 mustard blazer and she seems to just gravitate towards anything mustardy when we go shopping. She also quite enjoys the occassional mustard on her steak or hotdog.

Also need to mention that the photos in the previous post were taken by our wonderful friend Em, on our Sorrento trip. Featured in our Nomnom baker post, she's such a beautiful supportive friend and collaborator in our Big Picture Stuff adventures! 

-keep stylish-


Thursday, December 22, 2011


It's summer and Christmas is just around the corner! A couple of days and the Christmas season will be over! It felt like not too long ago when the Christmas decorations were put up, in and around the city. Wowee, and New Years is less than a week away! 

These pictures were taken in our recent trip to Sorrento. Thought we should try to make the most of the incoming Summer weather, but it actually rained quite a bit over our week long stay! But we had some bursts of sun light, in which tried to get a healthy tan happening! 

Wish I could have a beach backdrop for all our photos, the colours are so; vibrant, clear and super pretty!  This dress was bought from Valleygirl and it has so many lovely qualities about it. The collar, the buttons, the orange and blue contrast! The material is also very nice and flowey, perfect for summer days. 

More pictures coming your way! 

-keep stylish-


Friday, December 16, 2011


A while ago myself (vess) and our awesome friend Danica, made a pact to draw ALL the food that we ate for a week.
It was quite fun. But challenging on the day that we went to eat yum cha! Lovely readers, please don't hesitate to draw conclusions on my eating habits. One friend made the comment that I ate a lot of bread.
I had to agree.
And on the page that holds only a lone sandwich, don't worry, I ate more than a sandwich that day. I just forgot to draw the rest of what I ate.

And some of Dani's drawings!

Hope you enjoy them, and please check out the rest of  lovely Danica's drawings over on her tumblr, which is choc-a-block full of inspiring imagery and thoughts:

keep hungy

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Hello readers!

Today it is raining buckets in Melbourne and I thought that it would be an ideal time to rain some delightful inspiration onto you!

I have a special appreciation for the Keane family. Glen Keane was the head animator and responsible for bringing some of the most loved and recognisable characters to life. Tarzan, Pochantas, Ariel and Rapunzel (to name a few). His style of drawing and his overall heart is simply incredible. He's one of the people that I would love to meet and just talk to, he's one of those people who went through the stage of hand drawn animation through to computer animation and is still doing what he loves. Some links to set you on your way to enjoy his beautiful style and skill:

But the Keane family awesomeness doesn't stop there!

Claire Keane is the Glen Keane's daughter and they worked together on the disney movie Tangled. She was artist for the concept of Rapunzel and she also created all of the Rapunzel's artwork makes the mural that are on the walls of her tower. The picture below is the result of her painting the same imagery in halls of Disney Animation Studio!!

Isn't she amazing? Check out her own personal tumblr here:

Finally, Andreas Deja is an amazing Disney Animator who has worked notably on Disney Villans! He has his own blog that is a treasure trove of reasources and imagery from previous disney animators archives. Such as Milt Kahl and Marc Davis (Two of the...12 old men?) He still posses a wonderment for animation and he really celebrates the work of early disney animation: 

And lets finish off with some sketches of my favourite guy.

Flynn Rider:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Hello dear ones! Within the gift wrapped packages, lay these amazing stamp sets from Kikki K! It felt like an early Christmas, opening these gifts from Jon and Steph. I love the delicate feel of the stamp sets and how the font is so quirky, so fun and  just so perfect! 

I am greatly anticipating future card making project with these lovelies, especially since Christmas is just around the corner!

Really can not believe a year has gone by already, Vess says it feels like two has gone by, considering the about of work and learning she's done at uni. For me, it feels like a year, a very short year, of finding my feet in my studies and my own focus in life. 

We're hoping to alter our blog header and layout soon, so stay tuned for some changes! Which hopefully with manifest itself soon. 

Thankyou to Jon and Steph for being such a wonderful inspiration and such a joy in our lives!!

And also for blessing us with these Stamp Set.

And thankyou to you lovely readers for being interested in what little adventures we get up to!

-keep smiling-

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Hello to fellower travellers of Big Picture Stuff, or to explorers new our little universe.

Remember the ridicously good looking couple whose engagement photos we shot? Well, lovely Jon and Steph didn't stop with just a Thank you, they gave us gifts!

We thought they had given us enough by blessing with us the opportunity to document such a special occasion, but they just continued to be so kind! And how gorgeous is the wrapping of our delightful presents? It felt like Christmas had come early.

You know the best part? The Card.

Awesome Jon had address our card to us with what we use to sign off! That was so sweet and just made it a billion times more special!

And what exactly was wrapped up so beautifully in shades of pastel?

Well! They gave us.....
you'll have to wait till our next post.

keep smiling

Monday, November 7, 2011



Hello there darling readers

Despite the appearance that we have been lacking a consistency in our posts, it should be noted that we have been collecting some imagery to share with you lovely lot! And Val has been refining her photography skills to create more and more beautiful imagery to share with you!

So this post is fairly special because it features/highlights the talents of our gorgeous mum. The beautiful top of a celebration of pattern and colour, was made by our extremely talented mum! I had gone fabric shopping with her and we picked up this beautiful silkily fabric that has a wonderful breatability (if that's a word-just spell checked my post. it's not a word) to it. Within a day, I had a new breezy light piece to add to my summer wardrobe. Mum's are great aren't they? If your mum's around you at the moment, take this as a hint to shower praise on your mum while holding her in a warm embrace. Why? Because you may find yourself with new clothes....

Oh, and the trippy little piece of a collage/photo manip/edit, up the top there was a result from Val asking me to "quickly edit" the photos. Symmetry and trippy hipster shapes are so much fun. Feel free to use that image any way you like. Tumblr it, We Heart it, Facebook it, Twitter it, Desktop background it....

So that's all for today my dearly beloved readers. Keep coming back for more images, more inspiration, and more photos of me awkwardly jumping in heels.

Have an absolutely stunning day.

keep stylish

Saturday, November 5, 2011


While I was walking around the other day, I came across these signs, made me smile so much.
I know they sort of look normal and regular, but I loved how they're so simple and exist to communicate a message.

Thought they were very quirky as well! 

Wow, today the weather was so warm in Melbourne, it made me think of the beach and eating fish and chips (which is what you do at the beach!! Among other things of course!)  

If you can see above the second picture the 'mummy' has a little love heart. Don't know how it got there, or who did it, but, I enjoy it nevertheless. 

Thanks for taking a look wonderful, beautiful people!

-keep smiling-


Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Yes, well, in the middle of all our exam studying, I decided to take a break and pratice my photography.  During procrastinating an endless amount  as I was simply avoiding my essay writing (which I am doing now) I was inspired by Nirrimi's blog We Live Young. My goodness, this girl is sooooooo impressive, she's, I think, 18 or 19 years old and she's done campaigns for billabong, diesel and has so much more work up her sleeve. 

I love seeing inspiring people achieve and go after what they love. I think that's why we find those movie stars, singers, athletes, entrepreneurs and anyone who passionately and tirelessly follow their dreams and aspirations so intriguing. We're drawn to those who are not phased by the daunting task before them, but they strive so hard to achive it, and when they reach success, it's just so magical.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. "
Walt Disney 

A little note about this dress, it use to belong to our Aunty from Malaysia. I love the lace detail so much and Vess looks slimply gorgeous in this dress!

-keep stylish-