Tuesday, 31 August 2010

jaka tarub

Jaka Tarub is a character of Indonesian Folklore from Mid Java. The story tells about how Jaka Tarub meets his beautiful wife, Dewi Nawangwulan. There're a lot of version actually. But this is one is the famous one. So, one day, Jaka Tarub go to a forbidden lake. The lake is a place for seven fairies to bath. He didn't mean to peep on them, but he's so amazed with the beauty of the fairies. Then, he took one of the fairies's shawl. When twilight comes, the fairies should fly back to heaven. Everyone has their own shawl except one, but they can't keep waiting for Dewi Nawangwulan, so they fly away and leave her alone on earth.

Dewi Nawangwulan cry, she's so upset. Jaka Tarub comes out and pretend to be the hunter and help Dewi Nawangwulan. He took her home and they married soon after they met. When they married, Dewi Nawangwulan makes Jaka Tarub promise to not open the bakul when she cook the rice. It is because she use her power to cook to keep the rice full on the barn. But one day, Jaka Tarub forgot and he open up the bakul. He's so surprised 'cause there's only a grain of rice in it. Dewi Nawangwulan knew it and so upset  on his husband. It makes Dewi Nawangwulan lost her power and become an ordinary woman. A human who needs to make it all alone with no magic. Slowly but sure, they running out of rice. One day, Dewi Nawangwulan finaly found her shawl on the barn, beneath the rice. Once again she's so upset on her husband and leave him forever. She decided to go back to heaven and going home just to feed her baby.  

Monday, 30 August 2010


Thursday, 26 August 2010

another mission! woohoo!!

A few months ago, my friend, Ruben, asked me to draw each of characters in Perahu Kertas novel. Since I am a huge fan of that novel, of course I say 'YES, I'LL DO IT!'. Unfortunately, this thesis things drives me crazy and I have no time to make it true. And a few hours ago, he reminds me about it... he asked me, once more, to make it true! And yes my dearest friend... I'll do it for you! I'll do it for me!! hahahha....xD

Oke.. I know it is too much!:p

Talking about Perahu Kertas, it's a novel from our favourite writer Dewi Dee Lestari. It has a beautiful story about love and friendship. About the process for teenager to be mature. About how we manage jealousy and how to forgive mistakes on our past. Once you read it, you just can't stop!:)

Ah.. here's the cover of the book. Entertaining, right?;)

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

mission to accomplished

I'm sorry for not making any post recently. Not too busy actually. It's just, I'm lacking of motivation. So, to get my motivations back, I have to make something to lure it, right?! That is why I made this mission. Hm... Ok.. The mission is, I'm going to make a serial illustrations of folklore, one per week. If you guys remember, I ever made an illustration about Keong Mas once ago, now, for this week, I'd like to illustrate Joko Tarub!

I hope, by making goals per week, at least I have something usefull to do... . :)

So, wait for the post, guys! And... wish me luck!^_^

Sunday, 8 August 2010

the lady

Monday, 2 August 2010


ehm.... for all the girls out there,, I guess this is our natural habit that last forever... hahahaha...

an ordinary girl

yeah... I love short and curly hair 'cause I think it's pretty!:)

javanese brides

For me, the style of Javanese brides always looks good. It makes a woman looks pretty, graceful, and honorable.

When I was a child, I've dreamed about my wedding and I want to be exactly like this. Well, it's impossible for now, but... whatever... I love the way I am and still, I'd be the prettiest woman on my wedding day someday! With or without this Javanese brides looks.. hehehe..:)

Sunday, 1 August 2010

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Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
an ordinary girl who's in love with fashion, graphic design, and illustration