Rainy Day

As i sat in the comfort of my room, my thoughts and heart went out to the victims of hurricane Harvey. I know disasters, natural or man-made, happen across different parts of the world everyday but seeing images of the aftermath of the recent hurricane makes me wish I could do something to help. I wish I could save all the poor animals too. 😔 It is also a reminder of how blessed I am to be living somewhere free from most of these tragedies. My prayers go out to those in the path of hurricane Irma at this moment. I have friends living in Florida, most of whom I've never met in person but care deeply for. 😢

At times like this, i get really frustrated with myself. I have so much things to say, yet i struggle to put them out in words. It doesnt help when my English sucks. 😩 I'll continue to keep all of you in my prayers. Stay strong 💜💜💜 .


At times like this, i get really frustrated with myself. I have so much things to say, yet i struggle to put them out in words. It doesnt help when my English sucks. 😩 I'll continue to keep all of you in my prayers. Stay strong.

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Giveaway! :D

It's been awhile since we last had a giveaway so here we are!

This time round, we’re giving away TWO 5x7’’ custom couple illustration to TWO lucky winners on Instagram (worth US$100 each). Each winner will get to choose any one illustration from our range of designs and have the couple in the illustration customised to your ‘look’ (hairstyles, clothes, names, background colour). You can also choose to gift this to someone if you win. The illustration will be printed on high quality fine art paperstock using fade resistant archival ink (think art museum quality!) We ship internationally so everyone can take part! Okay, now head over to our Instagram here, https://www.instagram.com/dollgift/

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Have fun and good luck! ;)

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Wedding Invites

We are (finally) rolling out our wedding invites designs! Yay!! Printing on brown paper is tricky due to the base colour BUT it’s unique and we love how the finished products look! Of course, printing on white paper or a different dimension is available upon request. ;)

We offer various customisation options and can print as little as 50 cards to suit your needs. Please visit our wedding invites page for more designs - www.mydollgift.com/wedding-invites/ Or contact us for our package details!

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

We're Back!

Can't believe we actually left this blog quiet for a year! We're very sorry for the neglect. However, we still post on instagram and facebook regularly, so please follow us there to ensure you don't miss out on any updates. On a side note, we'd created separate Instagram account for personal stuff so you'll only be seeing work related posts (and occasional pics of sweet Milo) on our Dollgift account.

As of today, we'd closed our Etsy store to fully focus on our main website and Redbubble. You can find lovely wall arts, stationeries, clothing, phone cases and home decors of our artworks on Redbubble such as these:

Like what you're seeing? Head over to our Redbubble store for more - www.redbubble.com/people/dollgift/shop

If you're looking for something unique (think one-of-a-kind!) for yourself or a loved one, we offer customisation/ personalisation services as well. For instance, our couple portrait would make perfect wedding, anniversary or valentine's day gifts. You can choose from a selection of packages we offer to suit your needs. Please visit our newly added page - Shop --> Couple Portrait for full details. In fact, we spent quite an amount of time on re-organising this site so it's easier to navigate around than before. Feel free to drop us an email if you have any question!

Meanwhile we're working on wedding invitation cards series. Do subscribe to our blog or stayed tuned for updates on instagram and facebook.

That's all we have for you today.

Have a beautiful day. Have a cupcake.~

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❤ Blessings, Charllotte

One-Winged Angel

Sometimes I looked through my past works and wondered what inspired me to draw that or favour a certain style during that time. Other times, I have the urge to remove the 'uglier' works from my website but thought a better way would be to leave them as they are and create another version.

Interestingly, when I asked several friends to name their favourite work(s) of mine, ALL of them gave me different answers. Some of them felt a connection to a certain piece and others simply because they like the illustration/ style/ colour. I was actually quite surprised even my least favourite made it to the top of their list! From this experience, I learnt to appreciate all my works including those I find less desirable, because somewhere, somehow, there will be someone who like it. :)

Here's another re-work on my earlier piece titled, 'One-winged angel'. I was torn between keeping it in simple black & white or giving it a full colour since both will have a very different feel. Perhaps I'll try both! Ha.

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''We are all one-winged angels. 
Our task here on earth is to find another one-winged angel who will share his wing with us, to hold us. And together we can fly back to the most high.'' -Unknown

Art print and other merchandise available here >> Shop.

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Believe

I finally managed to complete a piece I've been working on for weeks. It took me this long not because it's a complicated piece but ever since I took on a part-time job 3 months ago, I'm having trouble finding a balance between my part-time job, rest and Dollgift. I'd promised myself to draw something on my off days, but all I wanted to do after 3 long days at work, is nothing.. I became depressed because of this. As each week passes, my fear of picking up my 'pen' to draw again increases. I was so afraid I'd lost touch with my creative self. But still, no matter how hard it gets, I chose to keep my faith. And one line at a time, I completed this illustration. Coincidentally, this piece is about holding on to our faith - trust every process, even if it means slowing down or taking a break. :)

''Faith is not about everything turning out okay. Faith is about being okay no matter how things turn out.''~

Art print available here.

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Brave Heart

Close your eyes, brave ones... and follow wherever your heart leads you.~

Art print is available in our store. We have also just added the following items to our product range!

If you reside in Singapore, you can also visit this retail shop that carry some of our mugs and cards - Cat Socrates. I love this shop so much! Each time I go there, I will buy something back. :p I'm sure you'll do the same. Have a wonderful week ahead~

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

New In Store~

Sorry I haven't been able to update my blog as much as I wished. Please do follow me on Facebook or Instagram for frequent updates.

The other day I was telling a friend about my feelings of inadequacy and lack of confidence in my work. And he said this to me, ''Dear Charllotte, you are one person doing several people's jobs; the creative aspect, production, sales & marketing, delivery and administrative.. and you expect yourself to excel in every areas. Isn't that a little too much to ask of? His words enlightened me. He was so right, I should be less critical and start giving myself more pats on the shoulder from now on.

Have you been kind to yourself? <3

Our web store has been up and running. All the products on my store are designed by me and printed in Singapore. The best part is, you can personalise them with your name or favourite quote at no extra cost. Here are just some of the many cute items we have:

Visit our Shop page for full product range! By making a purchase, you're helping me to keep my small venture going. Furthermore, 10% of the sale proceeds will go towards helping local animal shelters, so you'll be helping the animals too! We thank you in advance for your kind support.

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Our Web Store is Now Open!

After more than a month of preparation, our web store is finally up! Thank you for your patience. It's certainly not easy to manage Dollgift all by myself BUT it's all happy stress! :)

Anyway, I'd like to introduce you to some of our new products - mugs, thermal bottle and mousepad. All our products are printed in Singapore. My personal favourite is the stainless steel mugs. Not only are our mugs super adorable, you'll get to personalise them with your name or favourite quotes too! I'm sure they'll make great gifts (I heard Valentine's Day is coming?). ;)

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I'll be adding more items as we go along but our pre-order has already started! So hurry over to our shop to take a look now, www.mydollgift.com/shop

If you'd excuse me, my brain cells are dead and I need to go hibernate now. zzZz

❤ Blessings, Charllotte


Merry Christmas & Happy 2016

With Christmas just days away and 2015 almost coming to an end, I would like to sincerely thank each and everyone of you for your love and support over the year. Also because of you, I was able to contribute more to the causes I support compared to past years. I know 2016 is going to be an even more exciting year for me as plans are already underway for Dollgift, and I hope I'll continue to have you with me on this journey.

May the force be with you this Christmas and the new year ahead!!! Wooohoooo~~

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Goodbye, Grandpa

My grandfather passed away last week. In two years, I've lost two close relatives, my dad, Nono and now my grandfather. I've grown stronger mentally and emotionally because of these. Losing a loved one is a great reminder that nothing in life is permanent so cherish your life; be good to yourself, do the things that make you happy, have the courage to pursue your dreams and spend more time with people who matter to you.

Goodbye grandpa. Till we meet again~

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Updates~

Hello! We've added new designs to our existing product line - phone case, pillow, pouches, skirts etc. Also new in store are our t-shirts (for men, women and baby!) AND 2016 Calendar! 

Visit our store to see full product range, www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea/shop

Halloween is just around the corner (although I'm starting to count down to Christmas already. lol), have you decided what you're going to dress up as? Well, this would be us.... so be afraid, be very afraid...... Muahahahahaha!! >:)

Have a fun-filled day~

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Love Is My Religion

“I belong to no religion. My religion is Love.
Every heart is my temple.” -Rumi

Art print available on Etsy, www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift

I did two Night versions earlier, here's a Day version.

Drop me a message or visit my Etsy store to customise an illustration, www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift .

Also, we've added many new designs to our Redbubble store!

Click here to see full product range and start shopping now, www.redbubble.com/people/dollgiftbyrheea/shop 

Have a fabulous week ahead~

❤ Blessings, Charllotte