It's a rather emotional day.
I received a message from a follower in Instagram, and this is my FIRST time ever to block a Instagram follower. (Although I know he still can follow me with another account.)
So this is what happened. He asked me if my miniature nasi lemak is available for sale. However it no longer is. Then I noticed he mentioned "sample" this particular word, so I was curious and asked if my miniatures is for any kind of purpose.
This guy, replied me honestly it is for copying and duplication purpose. He only need to buy one piece and he can make bulk production from there.
End of the story.
BUT, SERIOUSLY ?!
Sometimes I wonder if he/she aware that this act is actually infringing artwork copyrights?
I hate complaining, because I think complaining is not a good way to solve the problem. So I have to educate, telling you guys why this is important to an artist.
I make miniatures since I was about 16 ~ 17 y/o. It's been about 8 years from now. Within 8 years, do you know how many days and night I spent to practice making miniatures? Do you know how much of my pocket money were threw into buying tons of new material and tools for experimenting on new techniques? Do you know how many countless errors I had made in order to get a new lesson from there? Do you know how much resources I had ever put in to do research and learn new things?
I'm a self taught artist, it's not only a few hours or a few days matter. I have put my effort wholeheartedly to love my passion, to achieve my dreams.
I had always longed to be a miniature artist, and I'm really glad I've made it! I appreciate everyone who always support and encourage me! It takes so many times, money and effort to attain what I wanted to be, to build up the skill, relationship and trust.
“Talent” doesn't comes easy. You reap what you sow.
Each of the artwork is a baby to me. It's just like how a mother connects with their baby. Artist is the one who nurtured a strong bond with the artwork from the beginning until the end. And we love them more than anyone else. So how can you just simply buy one piece and duplicate my work for your own benefit? To me this is stealing. This is unethical.
No matter how, you can't reproduce artists' work for your own gain!
I'm pretty sure none of the artist can accept that their works are being copied or duplicated without permission. If you're not respecting my work, you're not worth to get even one.
If you wanted to do business, you should find your own vision, and STAY FOCUSED.
做人和做生意都一樣, be yourself, be real, be kind.
In conjunction with the launch of movie Ant-Man and the Wasp, we have the oppotunity to collaborate with SAYS and Disney to shoot a series of photographs of Ant Man in my miniature kitchen and provision shop scenario.
Ant-Man in Nanyang Kitchen
Ant-Man in Ban Fong Provision Shop
Look at how real the Ant-Man figurine is!
Picoworm x Maxis Collaboration
Check out the micro stories behind each of the miniature posts for Maxis!
一直以來我曾參加過的市集都只是一般的art & craft market，這次特別從馬來西亞飛到東京參與了Tokyo Dollhouse & Miniature Show，還適逢Hari Raya旺季的時候花了不少機票錢，只為了想體驗一次純袖珍和展示娃娃屋的市集。
其他還買了一些小物件和材料，像是Atelier Vanilla的超薄皮革、Miniature Sen Hana的stained glass玻璃窗、Diopark的小花瓶等等。因為主要還是來工作，所以很多時候只能趁去洗手間的空擋在場內走馬看花。直到第二天的最後兩個小時我才好好地逛場內的展示品（結果都沒拍照）
另外這次來東京時約了一位在日本唸書的朋友見面，是位很有天分的artist噢！除了給我兩張自己畫的Frida Kahlo和Kiki之外，還偷偷送了我一個自己捏的手作粘土娃娃，超可愛～ 謝謝你！