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Did a mural for Webdoo Studio in April and am only able to process this now! Hope you enjoy the pictures and video!

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Hi guys! Yes, I haven’t updated since February, but I’m not gone! I’ve just had SO MUCH GOING ON. Apart from trying to keep up my weekly YouTube videos (check them out here: Youtube.com/daphnesiaw), I’ve also been working on portraits, more murals, while working with The Filmmakers Company! :O So yes, packed packed packed!

But do follow me on my Instagram accounts: @daphnesiaw and @artsydaphy for more pictures and behind the scenes! And subscribe to my YouTube Channel (I try very hard to upload weekly)!!! Oh, and check out the blog DaphneSiaw.com once in a while for longer stories and feeelsssss.

Ok, in a rush, thanks and see ya!! More updates soon!

xmas 2015
Season’s Greetings everyone!!!!!!!!
I do realise I have been severely behind on updating. There are so many completed and upcoming projects that I really want to share with you guys! But editing pictures, videos and just thinking of content to write for a full proper post just takes up a hell lot of time which I haven’t seem to be able to find yet.  So here’s a small collage of some of this year’s work, some commissioned and some personal projects. May 2016 be much more awesome!
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“As a child, I’d hide my papers under my homework and draw when mummy wasn’t watching”
My late mother was a very strict person. She was a lecturer. She made me believe till this day that any parent who is an educator is the strictest sort of parents ever! She’d make us (me and my siblings) do our homework after lunch from 2-5pm, then let us have a break and dinner, and at night, she’d send us for tuition, if not, it’s 8-10pm at the study table to revise all our school lessons. We had fixed TV time on weekends and some weekday nights. I totally thank her for my academic success and many other disciplinary traits she drilled into us kids that made me the person I am today. 
In art, she did get me into art class during my kindergarten years. She also sent me for lots of coloring and drawing contests in town. It’s through these contests I believe, that developed most of my skills as I’d learn from better participants and try out new things for each new contest’s theme. But before all that, it really all began just from the love of filling up empty spaces: all my text books were doodled, all my papers were scribbled on, the pages I wrote in in my friends’ autograph books were the messiest with silly quotes written in all the pen colors I could find, plus random drawings that don’t go with everything else on the page (not pretty at all); and of course, the tons of practice from doodling under homework instead of concentrating on them. I have to admit, I still carry that habit till this day. Even at my work desk, I’ll be randomly inspired, and doodle all over my notebooks and rough paper on the table. heh… These habits don’t die. 
So when people ask me when did I learn to do these artsy stuff? I’d say, all my life.

“Want to stand out? Quit lying around!” – Paper Shirt
Don’t limit yourself.
Laziness does that!
3rd picture! This is what I have to say about my photography: Things NEVER turn out the way I planned. Never! I have an idea, I do it, the outcome is different from the initial imagined image. This is so strange. Not saying it’s bad, but, it’s just a strange feeling. Just like how I always imagine things I want to draw first, that never turns out the same as I thought they would! Except realistic drawings/portraits of course… I think I actually prefer being surprised! :p

“I want to be a carrot.” – Tack 

Don’t limit yourself.

Excited to show you guys the first part of a new experimental photo series! #dontlimityourself

Doing this piece made me think: I’ve always wondered what my “art style” is. It’s pretty obvious that I do a jumble of everything from mural painting to graphic design as seen here on Artsy Daphy. And everytime I think I finally realized what it is,  I start doing something completely different.  Perhaps I’m like the blu-tack in the picture, just a soft flexible piece of something that wants to become everything. Might not be perfect in any (yet),  but happy to be able to attempt to be anything I want! Happy being the Jack or even just a Pawn of all trades. 
Tell me if you can summarise my style. (It’s ok,  I can take constructive criticism, just say it politely. >.<)
“it takes strength to admit weakness”
A personal sketch done out of a burst of emotions. Admit it, it is not easy to share your weaknesses. There’s a lot to think about especially when you grow up. You are more worried about what people might think of you, especially in the professional field. You want to appear tough and strong and that there is nothing difficult enough to put you down, and yet you cry in the washroom because you had to put everything that bothered you aside. But my friends, admitting you have a weakness doesn’t mean it’ll get in the way of you achieving what you set out to do. We learn and get tougher everyday. As long as we keep fighting and trying, we’ll get to where we want to be. It’s okay to cry, we are only human.

Janani and I bring to you the first and most important step to painting!

Our team has been mad busy with this installation piece putting every single day’s free time to cutting a ton of reusable plastic bottles and painting them. We can’t wait to share with you the reason why we slave away everyday to bring you this very meaningful piece! Stay tuned!