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
    -  Design services
    -  Interior illustrations / 3D renderings
    -  Drawings

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