BlytheCon Singapore 2017 Logo

I’m really excited to announce that the official BlytheconSG imagery for 2017 is ready! I would say it’s 99% done though I might make more changes or add more elements to her but we’ll see. For now, I think I’m good. This is really an exciting collab because I get to work with the super talented Peithedragon. We see a cute baby face of a Blythe doll here interpreted and painted by Pei. I just can’t get over how adorable that face is! She had to paint the mascot bald so that I could add in flowers and greenery elements with a dash of candy in it later. There is a little pathway right above the BlytheCon text leading to a door shining with light, like a magical doorway to our beautiful garden city. You could see a bit of the Singapore skyline consisting of Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Art Science Museum and the Singapore Flyer beyond that door.

The theme is “City in a Garden”. Singapore, known as a garden city, was meant to provide comfortable, clean and green environment to Singaporeans and tourist. Our gardens were planned so that our city’s temperature could be kept as low as possible from the tropical heat as we are basically sitting on the equator. These gardens are now almost inter connected and creates an attractions not only for Singaporeans but also impresses the tourist.This is a joint achievement by the Singapore government and her people. We are therefore proud to announce that we have green spots in our little red dot.


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Organized Chaos of Cute

Before I dive into the endless imagery of rainbow, sugary goodnes, just wanted to share a little story on how it all happened. How I decided to drop everything and re-arrange the clutter in my life.

Its been quite a strange few months. Having left my work place which I’ve grown so accustomed to has left a quite an emotional hole in me. I wouldn’t say that its sad but it definitely felt weird.  I was a little lost for the first time in a long, long time. Working in the day has left me little time in the evenings to work on candy-art and dolls. I too, know that I’ve not been producing enough candy art which Caramelaw is known for. It felt like I’ve lost touch with the art/design scene a little.

And yes, I am ashamed.

I looked at my studio and felt…empty. It is so cluttered, filled with evidence of my hoarding nature. I have things everywhere and I barely have space to walk. Boxes of toys chucked in a corner collection fluffy layers of dust. Empty sketch pads. Dried up markers. It didn’t feel like an inspiring place at all. Was this where I made my colourful candy art? Seriously?

I cannot work in here. I didn’t feel inspired at all.

Which was why I decided that I need a change of my environment. And what better way to do this, than to give my room an over-haul. I put my paws down and got to work. It took about a week to get most of the stuff settled in and cleaned. Here I am, with a clean and fresh studio! It felt REALLY good. De-cluttering really lifted my spirits up. I felt comfortable and relaxed, I wanted to do work, I wanted to start making things! Its amazing how a change of environment could do you so much good.
So, let me show you guys what candy land looks right now. 🙂

img_7328Work Station#01 :
Where all the craft, painting, toy and doll customizing magic happens. It does look a little over-whelming but its nice and comfy. I am totally surrounded by all the things I love. Everything I need for crafting is also within reach. I sit at my desk and watch Adventure Time or Adventures of Gumball on my ipad while sawing away on dolls or project.
Cozy as f***.

img_7331Where the Magic Happens :
On this tiny desk, you will see many decapitated doll heads and bodies lying around.  This is what I see and how it feels to be seated in this tiny space. On the left I have tiny drawers filled with craft materials consisting of beads, ribbons, hair clips, felt cut outs, doll eye chips and decora items. There are more tiny drawers behind the dolls if you could spot it. I store flower hair clips, more ribbons and beads there.

img_7341Sucker for Drawer Units :
I love craft shopping as well. I would usually buy nonsense even when I don’t particularly need them. I figured I’ll use them somehow in my future craft projects.

img_7332 img_7330Surrounded by Endless Rainbows :
Some close-ups on what all that colourful chaos is. I have my awesome Autumn Stag by Pobber toys. Woodland dolls, Kobito Dukan coin banks painted by SuperBonBon. Some Twiggy heads and vintage paper dolls which I framed up behind. These rainbow horses are called Rody. I have tons of Rody stuff.

img_7329 img_7337A Rainbow at Every Corner :
I absolutely love vintage items. I had 2 licca playsets, vintage rubber figurines and lots of rements. Pictured here is the super-market set I believe. The other set is a salon which I didn’t have space to display it out. Bummer.
You can see Tiina Technicolour, a blythe yarnhead by Dr. Blythenstein. A Kittytoes Calavera and a cute pink custom given to me from a dear dolly friend. I named her Nutella.

img_7360The Merry-Go-Round Dolly Clothes Rack :
I used to keep them in plastic boxes but I end up buying extra dresses because I forgot that I have the exact same dress. So I figured I needed something which I can allow me to view what I have at ease. I DIYed this myself from an old jewelry rack. Attached metal rings which I purchased from Spotlight and added paper clips with binder clips attached to its ends. The rack spins so it worked well for me. The OCD in me is happy.

img_7358Magic Chest of Awesome Shit :
I also love collecting random, small toys which I use for my custom dolls sometimes. I keep them all in this large chest of drawers from Ikea. Every drawer contains cute stuffed toys, ribbons and small figurines. EVERY. DRAWER. Took me awhile to get these small thingies sorted out.

img_7347Work Station #02 :
This is where my 2nd iMac for video editing sits. I use Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Flash to work my shit. Its a different kind of work done at this desk so you don’t see craft items lying around. Just my iMac, dolls, toys and me. On the left of the table is where I stack the stock Blythe and Pullip dolls I have which I can use for customizing. It makes it easier to see what I have in my inventory. On the right, you’ll see my Instinct Toys collection. I try to keep my toys in acrylic boxes to keep them away from corrosive dust and moist air. But of course, I don’t have enough space for more acrylic boxes.

img_7349The Shelf of Stars :
I keep all my beloved custom dolls here from different artists. I have customs from IMREAL, Dr. Blythenstein and Sirenita. Those Kobito figurines are from my shopping trip to Japan 3 years ago. I love em’ grotesque toys! They have so much character.

img_7348Tiny Shelf, Tiny Beings :
I just started collecting PlayMobils. Its a small and humble collection for now but I’m pretty sure it won’t stay small for long… Those rabbit figurines at the background are Lapin & Me lamps!

img_7351Calavera Fever :
Calavera Blythe customs by KittyToes and Artemis.

img_7350Somewhere Over the Rainbow :
So here sums up how I manage to get everything into place and work within a small space. I hope this entry will inspire some of you out there who’s feeling a little lost yourselves, to start de-cluttering your life, your environment and yourself. I always believe in making changes, even if its a small one. The universe works in strange and mysterious ways. Somehow, the energy just picks up and soon you’ll start to see improvements in your life. I started my first step by cleaning up my room. I felt better and happier. That’s an important step for anything good to happen. Staying and being positive.

Its time to let those “good joobies” in
as Finn (Adventure Time) would have said.

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Games of Thrones : Mother of Candy

My piece submitted for the “Where the Wildlings At” Exhibition on 19th June at Glitch Singapore. Somewhere in another universe, Daenerys Targarean is seen here with her precious dragons on the candy throne. Her dragons hatched from chocolate eggs and they come in different flavours : Marzipan, Mint and Bubblegum.
Her magnificent candy throne never runs out of sugary goodness.. for everypiece that is broken off for chewing/consumption/gnawing grows back on its own. Be it pocky sticks with rainbow sprinkles or pepperminty lollis, she has endless supply to this sugary heaven.
Each artwork tells an individual story, maybe to inspire, maybe to deceive. You’ll never know what to expect, so watch your back, because Sweetness is Coming. So sweet that everyone dies. Eventually.

40+ artists from Indonesia and Singapore have come together to showcase their unique renditions of Game of Thrones. Original artworks and prints are available for sale and pre-orders.
For inquiries please contact:

For project work-in-progress images, please visit my Behance site.

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What’s Your Adventure?

The debut piece of the Adventures of Pwin and Bliinks! Having a candy mascot for Caramelaw has always been at the back of my mind. This piece clearly shows how life is going to be for her in the Candyland of noms, floating around on Bliinks, meeting new beings and creatures, making friends, exploring unchartered territories and learning about life,love and the art of irritaing the crap out of people.
I’ve managed to capture some work-in-progress images when I was working on this piece. I thought it would be fun to share how this was done! There wasn’t much sketching materials, she really just popped up in my mind and I just had to do it.
I also had plans to customize her using a Blythe doll, with cute mohair reroot, angel curls and that awesome clown-ish outfit she’s wearing. Will post the work-in-progress of how she’s made here on Behance as well! Exciting times!

More info and work-in-progress steps published on my Behance.

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STGCC 2014

All the rushing, planning, logistics, sleepless nights trying to churn out art and cute stuff  to sell at STGCC 2014, seems all too familiar. Once again, Caramelaw was back at STGCC 2014 show casing my art dolls, custom toys and new merchandises. It was really fun returning back to STGCC after being under the radar for 4 years. Seeing artist friends and happy fans gather at the one event that makes all of us unite is simply delightful.

stgcc2014_01Set up was relatively easy, all the candy elements were up and busking in their rainbow glory in no time. The crowds gathered and marveled at the custom Caramelpops dolls and custom Kobito Dukan Rainbow Buddies customs. There were also new merchandises, including canvas prints, bag charms, key chains, new poster and postcard designs and a new paper puppet. Click for art also sent us some merchandise all the way from UK, including cushion covers, sweat shirts, pouches and eye mask. Lots to see and time to spend some money!

stgcc2014_02I’ve got wonderful help once again from Agent Cuddlesome, a.k.a the manager of Candy land and my loving candy man to mend the booth with me. There were many exhibtiors this year and I was particularly excited about Instinct Toys. Managed to grab a hold of the new Jack O Latern in Glitter pink and silver, all thanks to the loving boyfriend. What a sweet surprise. Swoon!

stgcc2014_03There were some familiar faces – Gold Zinyin here was at my booth 4 years ago and she was back again for more candy art. So sweet of her! Many friends and family dropped by to show their support. I also did some doodling at the doodle wall sponsored by Sharpie, rocking the black ink with the Band of Doodlers. Lots of fun interacting with people and curious minds who wanted to know more about me and my candy art. It was such a pleasure speaking to everyone who came to the convention. It was a blast having to experience all the buzz and cosplayers and I’ll certainly be back soon!

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The 80s kid and her candies

I enjoyed making candy art and illustrations. After being on my ass for a LONG time and not updating my website (and boy that was a whole load of zzzzz work) and all, it’s time I do something about that. A brand new year, a brand new look and hopefully, that will start off a brand new year of the pony!

I missed the good old days when I was just a little candy monster. (No, not candy art creator, yet.) Growing up in the 80’s was fun and carefree. I ran about the neighbourhood playing hide and seek, police and thief and fire sparklers, catch guppies from the canel and spiders from the neighbouring wooded areas. Occasionally getting into trouble and getting a few whips from my mom. But as kids, a candy from the local mama-shop (convenient store) was always a treat and there were always many different types of candies to choose from. I grew up with these and the sudden gush of nostalgic memories lead me to creating a wallpaper that reflects a big part of my childhood. I guess, who I am today, has got to do with these 80s treasures that I hold so dearly in my heart.

Then again, I never really grew up. 🙂

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Strawberry Flossface – On a Cone

She’s nearing her completion stage so thought I’ll just fool around a little and did this little picture of her. So here…I give you… Strawberry FlossFace!
(You can see completed pictures of her on Flickr.)
Berry flavored hair floss topped with some Sweet Mischiefs and a little dash of sparkles.

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May the mushroom be with you…

A psychedelic and absolutely trippy piece of A3 artwork made specially for Shayana Shop. It was a really interesting project because Ricky basically said he doesn’t have any restrcitions. He just wanted me to create something out of this world and something which would suit their brand name. The only thing he requested for, was it has to be whimsical, colourful and filled with mushrooms. I was in the Goldcoast for a break when I got the brief but that didn’t stop me from sketching and starting work right away.

The mushroom(s) is strong in this one…
Check out the Shayana website for more details.

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CaramelPOPS Custom Bunny Pop For China-lilly

A candy coated bunny faced cutie! I’ve tried to keep her main colour as purple,as requested by China-lilly herself. That crimson yellow thermal reroot looks absolutely wonderful on her, in contrast to the purples. I’m pretty happy how she turned out to be and I hope to send her off to meet her mommy!

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“Life’s a journey, make it a sweet one.”

These 3 pieces of candyart are made around the theme “Life’s a journey, make it a sweet one.”

I didn’t know what to work on in the very beginning, had zero ideas. But then I thought of how these artworks will be travelling across the globe to reach the other side of the world and that hit me.

Here we see the 3 forms of travelling : LAND, AIR and SEA. I’m sure if they were could talk, it would’ve been quite a journey for them. I packed them into a huge box, kissed them goodbye and sent them off. Life is indeed a journey, up and downs are part of growing up so let us all follow our dreams and hopefully, make it a sweet one.

Made specially for the Sweet Hot Mess exhibition happening at Cult Status Gallery Minneapolis!

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