25 November 2014



Recently I've (randomly) started a new personal project -- Girls in Pink Series. Basically, it's a series of portraits of girls and fashion illustrations with splashes of pink hues. And the medium that I'm using for the whole series would be pencil and watercolour ink -- in PINK! Heheh. So here are two of the pieces from this series.

Girls in Pink Series ; One

I would be using liquid watercolour / concentrated watercolour ink from Ecoline, in Light Rose for the illustrations in this series. I've absolutely completely fallen in love with this Ecoline watercolour ink since the moment I first used it -- which was only about a couple of days ago. The outcome of the ink is very vibrant, especially on watercolour paper and it is much much more vibrant than your usual watercolour. It spreads nicely with water and is very easy to work with.

Girls in Pink Series ; Two

These two illustrations are my first attempt of using the watercolour ink from Ecoline. Look at how concentrated and vibrant it is!

Ecoline Set;  from Amazon

I'm planning on saving up some money to splurge on more colours from this brand -- yes it's a bit pricey for me. I bought it in a local art shop that I usually go to, and it sells these Ecoline inks for RM20++ per bottle (or probably more). You can probably buy them at a much cheaper price from Amazon or any other online shops or sites.

That's all for now. See you later on my next post!


13 November 2014


Dreams don't work unless you do

Just another collage / fashion illustration I did using Polyvore. "Dreams don't work unless you do" -- a magical form of words that I would chant to myself, as  a reminder to not give up whenever I feel like quitting my dreams, or when the occasional procrastination strikes. Keep working towards your dreams, warrirors!


28 September 2014



I have this bad habit when it comes to studying, especially when I'm revising and studying for a test or an examination. I've had this habit since I was in primary school, and it carried on all the way through my university days. I guess it's my kind of escapism / coping mechanism / escape mechanism (which ever you'd like to call it). And it is a much milder, safer option than drugs and alcohol. It's my...therapy.

This bad habit of mine is... doodling. 

And here, I have proofs of this habit. They are photos from my Instagram account, where doodles and notes collide. Heheh. I always have a strong urge to draw something whenever I'm in the middle of a stressful situation. And the more stressed out I get, the more I would draw. And I would just keep drawing and drawing until I get it all out of my system, and until my head becomes much clearer. Then I would continue studying again, or whatever it was that I was originally doing.

So what is your kind of escapism?

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By the way, while composing this post, I am listening to a playlist on Youtube with songs / video clips from the era of mid 90s to early 2000s; the songs that I grew up with. No matter how old I am, these songs are always, always close to my heart. As a kid growing up in the 90s, I grew up listening to Westlife, Backstreet Boys, N'Sync, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Spice Girls and the list goes on -- before I started being picky and began to listen to more 'rebellious', songs / bands during my teenage years. Now as a twenty-something adult, I don't really have a genre preference and I would just listen to anything that I think are good.

Here are some of the videos from the playlist! Enjoy! :p


27 September 2014


Lately I've been browsing through the internet and Pinterest for ideas for a workspace. I am currently in the process of revamping my bedroom at home. And my workspace is included in the bedroom. My current workspace is kind of dull-looking and uninspiring. I need something that inspires me and motivates me to work on my craft.

An ideal workspace that I have in mind would be multi-functional and would scream "ME!". Here is a list of the type of tasks I am intending to do on this particular workspace :

  • Working on the computer (desktop / workstation)
  • Working on the laptop
  • Drawing (dry medium)
  • Watercolour painting (wet medium)
  • Reading

And I've decided to make some sets / collages on Polyvore as a mood board on what I would like my workspace to look like. And while I'm at it, I'm going to have some fun exploring the furniture and decor items in Polyvore! 

This is my first Workspace Proposal set, and it has a black-on-black concept going on. Not sure if this screams "ME!", but I sure did have fun creating it!

Black Workspace

That's all for now! I'll post more about this when I'm done creating more mood boards for the workspace. See you on my next post. :)


26 September 2014


I did these digital paintings / illustrations studies about a year ago (October 2013), as a practice and study to further teach myself how to blend and paint digitally. I don't quite like how they turned out, to be honest. Well, I tried. Sigh.

I have a major respect for digital artists, painters and illustrators everywhere -- because to be honest, for me, drawing and painting with a tablet is very hard! (Okay maybe I wasn't supposed to let the cat out of the bag) It takes hours and hours and maybe years of practice to get used to it. Maybe someday I might be much better at it. Okay let's keep practicing! 

I can't decide which hair colour and skin tone I like best, so here are two of them! hehe. Okay see you again on my next post!

Tools : PaintTool SAI, Wacom Intuos4


25 September 2014


Hello! I am Myesarah Halim, an interior design / interior styling enthusiast based in Malaysia, who is also in love with art,  design, fashion and illustration. I'm still learning and working my way towards my dreams and goals --- and to be honest, I haven't had any achievement yet, at least nothing that I can be proud of, yet.

Growing up, I've had various random ambitions (comic artist, artist, fashion designer, architect -- and the list goes on), and my idea of an ideal dream job had always revolved around the creative, artsy world. Then, a few years later, I decided Interior Design was what I wanted to major in.

Despite my chosen course of studies, I still love various other forms of creative outlets; hence the existence of this blog, a space where I humbly share and further explore my multi-interests. I mean, why limit yourself to only doing one thing, right? :p

Drawing girls and pretty clothes is my kind of therapy. Whenever I have some time to spare, you would find me doing commissions and custom orders for illustration and graphic design. My portfolio includes wedding and engagement illustrations, fashion illustrations, sketch requests, as well as logo and t-shirt designs. Feel free to drop me an e-mail at myesarahhalim(at)gmail(dot)com, or you can checkout my CONTACT page for more info if you have something for me to work on!

Watch this space for more of my artworks. :)


23 September 2014

How-to-Style : Kimono Cardigan


A kimono cardigan should be a staple item in one's wardrobe, as it is versatile (and it screams comfort as well). You can dress it up, you can dress it down. You can wear it as a work attire or dress it down a little for a casual lunch with your girl friends. You can even kick it up a notch for a formal event by adding a pair of killer stilettos, some fancy jewelry and the right make up.

Here are my takes on four kimono cardigans and how to style them up. 

Four Kimono Cardigan Styles

Thanks for reading! :)


08 September 2014

Zara Home Favourites

Zara Home Favourites

I am just so so in love with these home decor items from Zara Home. Aren't they just amazing?! Accessories like these can spice up your home in an instant and they add a little personality to a space.

This combination of various shades of purple, touches of gold and earth tones is somehow very inspiring to me! And now I just can't help but think I'm in a serious need of some purple tones in my bedroom! Lavenders, lilacs, thistles, mauves -- hmmm.  They just have this feminine, calming aura to it; exactly what I need in my bedroom.

Products information:

1. Zara Home's decorative cement tray. {here}
2. Zara Home's frame with a raised plant pattern. {here}
3. Zara Home's wide-base vase. {here}
4. Zara Home's openwork wooden pedestal table. {here}
5. Zara Home's artichoke-shaped tealight holder. {here}
6. Zara Home's claws napkin ring. {here}
7. Zara Home's pineapple lamp. {here}
8. Zara Home's terra-cotta design vase. {here}
9. Zara Home's round glass and metal tealight holder. {here}
10. Zara Home's decorated corners frame. {here}
11. Zara Home's mirror nest of tables (set of 2). {here}
12. Zara Home's fuchsia leather notebook. {here}

But too bad Zara Home isn't available in Malaysia yet. :/



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I accept commissions / custom orders for :

1. Illustrations {Digital & Manual}
     - Weddings
     -  Fashion
     -  Portraits

2. Sketches {Digital & Manual}

3. Graphic Design
     -  Logo
     -  T-shirt
     -  Name card / Business card
     -  Invitation cards for weddings / engagement day / any events

4. Banner / header design (for blog)

5. Interior Design
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    -  Interior illustrations / 3D renderings
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31 August 2014

Merdeka Tribute

Merdeka Tribute

My attempt of a Merdeka-day tribute; in my favourite shades of blue, red and gold.

Happy 57th Merdeka Day everyone! I'm so grateful and thankful to Him for everything that we have and what we have achieved today. Can't be thankful enough.

Imaginary Outfit 1 : 5 a.m Chat

Fantasy Outfit 1


It's 5.30 in the morning, and I am actually in the middle of proofreading a thesis (not mine) -- not that I'm any good at it, but I'm trying my best. And right now I'm taking a little break; drank some coffee, browsing through a blog; and BAM, the next thing you know, I ended up writing a post. 

And I might have also created a Polyvore collage. I think sometimes, frequent breaks and a little procrastination here and there are what we need to recharge our batteries.

By the way, in one of my recent previous posts, I might have mentioned that I wanted to become active in blogging. And to be honest, I obviously haven't been actively blogging at all. It has been about a month since that particular post. In my defense, I haven't quite figured out what I want to blog about. And I have been asking myself questions pertaining to this matter. What type of blog do I want this to be? What do I blog about? What is my blogging style? What is this blog's style going to be like? Do I want it to be casual? Or formal? Or what? 

And the most dreadful question of all is : "Would anyone even read my blog?"

But then, as I'm writing this, I remembered a powerful quote by Marie Forleo (she's a fantastic life and business coach. You can check out her Youtube channel here. I am so thankful to my friend Mary for introducing me to her channel). 

She said "the key to success is to start BEFORE you're ready". 

Yes, starting something before you're actually ready can be really nerve-wrecking, terrifying, stressful. However, if you don't take a leap of faith; that very leap that you so desperately need; how are you going to get to the other side and find out what's waiting for you there? Life is too short for not trying. And life is indeed too short for regrets. 

Just do it.

26 July 2014

Pink & Pre-Raya

I don't have my laptop with me right now, so I can't really post anything from there yet. But this will do for now. Have a great day and to those who will be celebrating Eid this Monday, have fun preparing for Eid with your loved ones. And please always, always remember those who are less fortunate. and let's not forget to pray for them too. Selamat Hari Raya!

25 July 2014

Let's Call This A Comeback

Hello my dear beloved blog (can I call you BB? No? Okay). I've missed you so much. Gosh I haven't uploaded anything here for two years! That is wayyy too long and trust me, I feel so awful about it. But fret not, I'm currently working on a new design for this blog's template. And insya Allah I'm planning to blog again, and this time I want to start being active in blogging. But let's not make any big promises yet! I'm currently practising the principle of "actions speak louder than words" in my life insya Allah; so I'm being careful not to talk too much about something before I actually do it.

So anyway, I had written something in my mockup blog (a blog where I test templates and designs before applying them here). This will do for now. See you again later insya Allah! So happy to be back! Gosh I've missed writing so muchhhhh. I've realized lately that I actually love writing. I need to start writing a new novel. Okay maybe not, I take that back. See ya later alligator! 

As copied from my mockup blog:

Hello hello testing one, two, three. Currently I'm using a template bought from Etsy (actually my sister bought it hehe). I love the design of this template so much, it's elegant, minimalistic and simple. So let's see how it works. I'm thinking of making some changes here and there, just to personalize it a little -- to make it more me. I have some things in mind, just need to do some designs on Photoshop first, anddddd this template will be done. 

But of course, not tonight though. Eid (a.k.a Hari Raya Aidilifitri a.k.a Hari Raya Puasa) is on Monday (gasp, 2 more days!), so I still have a lotttt of things to prepare for it. And tonight my to-do list includes doing laundry (some of them require hand-washing *cries a little inside*), grooming, packing clothes for balik kampung, andddd what else? Oh yeah, not to forget, mixing and matching clothes, tudungs and jewelry -- for Raya day one and Raya day two. 

You see, I don't have a proper baju raya this year (as in a complete set of baju kurung) because I think they're a complete waste of money -- at least for me. Because I don't wear baju kurungs that much, especially if they are fancy. You know how fancy baju kurungs for raya can be right? What's with the beadings and everything. And the only place / event that I would wear those baju kurungs again after raya would be wedding ceremonies; which don't happen everyday. That's why I decided that blouses matched with long skirts are the best option as baju raya for me. If Nurita Harith can do it elegantly, why can't I? :p

So anyway, before I forget, this is only a mockup blog -- where I test my HTML codes and template before I apply them onto my real blog. My real blog is www.myesarahhalim.blogspot.com . I've had that blog for years, since 2009 I think. But I haven't uploaded anything there since 2012. God. Two solid years. However, lately I've been thinking that I should be blogging again, and this time I want to be active at it. Insya Allah. Let's see how it goes.

Have a great few last days of Ramadan to you, and Selamat Hari Raya! 


Okay that's all for now. Panjangnya post omg.