It’s Depression Awareness Week~

I’ve been feeling kinda crappy the last few days.. A few problems came up and there’s so much to do.. I’m still annoyed by how limited I am with using wordpress.com for a portfolio website.. I think I might need to spend some money on my portfolio site.. sigh.. There’s still the reminder letter asking me to renew Frozenfa license.. I still wonder if I should keep renewing.. Frozenfa is like my baby, I can’t bear to give up on her..

So I was kinda surprised to find out just an hour ago that it’s Depression Awareness Week~ Read some articles from TheMighty.com and Blurt.. it got me thinking about how just last “night” I was staying up to listen to a friend’s problem.. when I end up being the one who got emotional, but hey, by the time i was listening to my friend it’s already 6.30am, I’m exhausted from working on my portfolio.. but somehow I end up writing about things I’ve always felt, but never mentioned out loud.. It was emotionally exhausting, and 1hr later i went to bed more emotionally exhausted than physically exhausted.. and even after a 7hr of on/off sleep, I still end up feeling exhausted most of today.

Now this really suck. There’s so many shit to do and the last thing I want is to be slowed down.. I’ve been encouraging some of my friends who’ve been feeling down.. and then now when I’m down.. I don’t even know who to help cheer me up~ 😄 Shit thing about surviving multiple breakdowns and receiving almost no help to get back up is that each time shit happens, you don’t know who to get help from. Sure, there have been several friends who’ve kindly offered to listen to me.. But I guess I’m done and tired of trying to tell people my problems, and even more tired of hoping to get some “understanding”~

I created Frozenfa to help me express.. and hopefully help others who can relate to my drawings express themselves too.. but it’s kind of sad how I seem to have lost inspiration to draw more as I see more and more of my friends artworks being stolen and sold as cheap made in china or made in Thailand products.. My friends.. those artists.. they’ve worked so hard to produce their art. to earn a living from it. And yet businesses in Bugis and Somerset and I don’t wanna know where else in Singapore, are selling those stolen designs on tote bags, leather purses and all like it’s nothing! People in the business scene can be so ugly, I lost all mood to make new drawings. I’ve even lost mood to open a pushcart again.

Sure, some may say “it’s not like your artwork is the one getting stolen”~ Easy for them to say so~ For years, ever since I started collaborating with Karin, every few months I’d have a nightmare seeing mine and Karin’s work being sold at cheap prices in shops. Imagine how traumatic is it for me to actually see my own nightmares 1 by 1 turning into reality? I saw Ellen’s works stolen, Toru Sanogawa’s works stolen, and now I saw sweet Karin’s artworks stolen!! The shittiest part is all these businesses CAN and WILL continue to sell stolen designs because not everyone can afford to hire lawyers internationally to start a lawsuit! It’s disgusting!! So much bullshit about IP rights and all, but in the end, unless you can afford a goddamn lawyer, you can’t get these thieves to stop selling your artworks. At most you can ask them to please take it down. They’d take it down for awhile.. and then they’d put it right back up~ I know because that’s what the pushcart at Bugis Junction did! How is a housewife supposed to afford hiring lawyers in multiple countries??? Who can afford that kind of money?! We’re not some superstars. We’re just artists trying to earn what little we can!

In a way I’m glad I never agreed to accept one customer’s offer for some partnership rights. She wanted to partner with me, saying that with her contacts, she can get products featuring TIM in bookshops like Popular etc~ But she kept insisting about how it’s cheaper to print and produce in Thailand, and even cheaper still if done in china. -_- And all the while she produced zero paperwork to show me what is her actual proposed plans. A few meetings was held but everything’s just verbal. And she expects me to agree? When she kept thinking of mass production in Thailand/china? My friends are not even printing anything in those countries and already their artwork is stolen and mass produced from there! Karin once bought me a tshirt from the local art market as a birthday gift, and that lady who wanted to partner with me even commented on how her friend bought the same design I was wearing at Thailand for less than 1/3 the price Karin paid for my prezzie! And we bought it from the original artist’s stall! There they are trying to earn a living in their home country, and in Thailand people are buying the same designs for less than 1/3 the original price and are damn smug about it!

So far I’ve only managed to photograph 1 of the pushcart at Bugis Junction as part of evidence. I’ll confirm with Karin for permission first before sharing the shop’s name with everyone. I sincerely hope then, that people will support by not buying their products. Original artists gets nothing from stolen artworks, damn it. How will you like it if you finished your job and someone else submits it to your boss and gets your salary instead?

Some said it’s silly of me to let go of such opportunities.. But Frozenfa is my life.. T.I.M. is basically me. I don’t want people stealing him. Which is probably why I’ve stopped uploading new designs online, though I have a whole bunch scanned etc.. He’s a monster. But he’s my monster. If I can feel so pissed and upset looking at all my beloved friends’ artworks stolen, I can’t imagine how I’d feel if Tim gets stolen as well~

I think I’ve been ranting far too much.. If you’re still reading this, thank you for hearing me out.. ^^” Sorry about the long ranting.. just need to get some frustration out somewhere.. and since it happens to be Depression Awareness Week, I think no better time to do some much needed venting hey? ^^” I better logoff and head to sleep.. Gotta company mum to polyclinic to get dental referral in… shoot.. 4hrs time.. argh! need to get new inhaler and prednisolone too since there’s been so much burning every day this Hungry Ghost Month and darn neighbor next door won’t quit smoking at our shared corridor.. >_<

New batch of Keds shoes!!! XD

Hey Everyone!! Just got a few new Keds Shoes up for sale at Zazzle!! Do check them out!

WHAT?! NOOO!!! Keds Shoe kedsshoe
WHAT?! NOOO!!! Mens Keds Shoe by frozenfa
PRO-Keds Royal Hi
The classic PRO-Keds Royal Hi sneakers show off your unique style. You’re an original and your shoes should be, too. PRO-Keds lets you customize the entire shoe.

Frankenstein Keds Shoe kedsshoe
Frankenstein Mens Keds Shoe by frozenfa
PRO-Keds Royal Lo
The iconic PRO-Keds Royal Lo sneakers show off your unique style. You’re an original and your shoes should be, too. PRO-Keds lets you customize the entire shoe.

Holy Cow! Kids Keds Shoe kedsshoe
Holy Cow! Kids Keds Shoe by frozenfa
Kids’ Champion Slip On
Get your kids a pair of one-of-a-kind Champion slip-on sneakers. These Keds shoes take your kids from the classroom to the playground in comfort and style.

Love Angel, Emily Keds Shoe kedsshoe
Love Angel, Emily Keds Shoe by frozenfa
Women’s Champion Slip On
The original Keds Champion slip-on sneakers provide the perfect blank canvas to express your unique style. Cute and comfortable, these shoes are a true wardrobe essential.

Peace & Happiness Ladies Keds Shoe kedsshoe
Peace & Happiness Ladies Keds Shoe by frozenfa
Women’s Champion Mini Slip On
The original Keds Champion mini slip-on sneakers provide the perfect blank canvas to express your style. Cute and comfortable, these shoes are a true wardrobe essential.

Frozenfa International Sales! Thank you, Buyers!

Hi Everyone!! Here’s another entry to thank all the buyers that purchase  from my store over at Zazzle.com!! From my Frozenfa store…

Thank you Emily from Newton, MA, for purchasing (schm-kc01) Schmoo Keychain

(schm-kc01) Schmoo Keychain keychain
(schm-kc01) Schmoo Keychain by frozenfa

Thank you Betsy from Santa Ana, CA, for purchasing (mewr-t03) Mewr.. T-Shirt

(mewr-t03) Mewr.. T-Shirt shirt
(mewr-t03) Mewr.. T-Shirt by frozenfa

Thank you Beverly from Fairfield, CT, for purchasing (julianp-mg1) Julian the Hermit Crab Mug

(julianp-mg1) Julian the Hermit Crab Mug mug
(julianp-mg1) Julian the Hermit Crab Mug by frozenfa

Thank you, Angie from Austin, Texas, for purchasing (ken-t02) Kenny by the Beach T-Shirt

(ken-t02) Kenny by the Beach T-Shirt shirt
(ken-t02) Kenny by the Beach T-Shirt by frozenfa

Thank you Mike from Bournemouth, United Kingdom, for purchasing (tim-k01) S.T.F.U Keychain

(tim-k01) S.T.F.U Keychain keychain
(tim-k01) S.T.F.U Keychain by frozenfa

Thank you Johanna from Conestoga, PA, for purchasing (ken-t02) Kenny by the Beach T-Shirt

(ken-t02) Kenny by the Beach T-Shirt shirt
(ken-t02) Kenny by the Beach T-Shirt by frozenfa

Thank you Tom from Kent, Connecticut, for purchasing (tim-t02) Show The Attitude T-Shirt

(tim-t02) Show The Attitude T-Shirt shirt
(tim-t02) Show The Attitude T-Shirt by frozenfa

Thank you Robert from Los Angeles, CA, for purchasing customized (tim-mg12) Paint Yourself! Mug

(tim-mg12) Paint Yourself! Mug mug
(tim-mg12) Paint Yourself! Mug by frozenfa

Thank you Christina from Pleasanton, Texas, for purchasing (mewr-t) Mewr… Shirt

(mewr-t) Mewr... shirt
(mewr-t) Mewr… by frozenfa

Thank you Joseph from Orleans, MA, for purchasing 2 pieces of (julianp-ts1) Julian the Hermit Crab T-Shirt

(julianp-ts1) Julian the Hermit Crab T-Shirt shirt
(julianp-ts1) Julian the Hermit Crab T-Shirt by frozenfa

Thank you David from Ilchester, United Kingdom, for purchasing (SF-03) Summer Fun T-Shirt

(SF-03) Summer Fun T-Shirt shirt
(SF-03) Summer Fun T-Shirt by frozenfa

Thank you Erika from Chandler, AZ, for purchasing a customized (tim-t47) Paint Yourself T-Shirt

(tim-t47) Paint Yourself T-Shirt shirt
(tim-t47) Paint Yourself T-Shirt by frozenfa

Thank you Kristin from Sylvania, Georgia, for purchasing a customized I Love You~ Card

I Love You~ Card card
I Love You~ Card by frozenfa

Thank you Brenna from Provo, Utah, for purchasing a customized (bdayC-02) Happy Birthday! Card

(bdayC-02) Happy Birthday! Card card
(bdayC-02) Happy Birthday! Card by frozenfa

Thank you Robin from Blairs Mills, PA, for purchasing Julian – the rasta crab tee shirts

Julian - the rasta crab shirt
Julian – the rasta crab by frozenfa

Thank you Tianbo from Santa Cruz, CA, for purchasing a customized (tim-t46) Tim in Red Kids T-Shirt

(tim-t46) Tim in Red Kids T-Shirt shirt
(tim-t46) Tim in Red Kids T-Shirt by frozenfa

Thank you Sally from North York, Canada, for purchasing a customized (bdayC-02) Happy Birthday! Card

(bdayC-02) Happy Birthday! Card card
(bdayC-02) Happy Birthday! Card by frozenfa

Thank you Frank from Winter Haven, FL, for purchasing (hmd-02) To My Hot Mama… Happy Mother’s Day Card
(hmd-02) To My Hot Mama... Happy Mother's Day Card card
(hmd-02) To My Hot Mama… Happy Mother’s Day Card by frozenfa

Thank you Bridie from Isleworth, United Kingdom, for purchasing a customized (hmd-02) To My Hot Mama… Happy Mother’s Day Card
(hmd-02) To My Hot Mama... Happy Mother's Day Card card
(hmd-02) To My Hot Mama… Happy Mother’s Day Card by frozenfa

Thank you Mrs from Woking, United Kingdom, for purchasing a customized (bdayC-02) Happy Birthday! Card

(bdayC-02) Happy Birthday! Card card
(bdayC-02) Happy Birthday! Card by frozenfa

Thank you Dik from San Francisco, CA, for purchasing a customized (tim-t40) ARGH!!! T-Shirt

(tim-t40) ARGH!!! T-Shirt shirt
(tim-t40) ARGH!!! T-Shirt by frozenfa

Thank you Tom from Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom for purchasing (hmd-01) Happy Mothers’ Day Card
(hmd-01) Happy Mothers' Day Card card
(hmd-01) Happy Mothers’ Day Card by frozenfa

Thank you Derek from San Antonio, TX, for purchasing (hmd-02) To My Hot Mama… Happy Mother’s Day Card
(hmd-02) To My Hot Mama... Happy Mother's Day Card card
(hmd-02) To My Hot Mama… Happy Mother’s Day Card by frozenfa

Thank you Christina from Ladue, MO, for purchasing (mewr-s1) Love You! Sticker

(mewr-s1) Love You! Sticker sticker
(mewr-s1) Love You! Sticker by frozenfa

Thank you Obaid from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for purchasing (schm-ks01) Schmoo Kids Keds Shoe
(schm-ks01) Schmoo Kids Keds Shoe kedsshoe
(schm-ks01) Schmoo Kids Keds Shoe by frozenfa

Thank you Scott from Spring Lake, NJ, for purchasing a customized (tim-t13) Summer Fun T-Shirt

(tim-t13) Summer Fun T-Shirt shirt
(tim-t13) Summer Fun T-Shirt by frozenfa

Thank you Janelle from Novato, CA for purchasing (julian-k2) Julian, Rasta Crab Keychain
(julian-k2) Julian, Rasta Crab Keychain keychain

Thank you Louise from Hauppauge, New York, for purchasing (mewr-s1) Love You! Sticker and (frothie-s01) Missing You Sticker
(mewr-s1) Love You! Sticker sticker
(mewr-s1) Love You! Sticker by frozenfa

(frothie-s01) Missing You Sticker sticker
(frothie-s01) Missing You Sticker by frozenfa

Thank you Maxine from Bronx, NY, for purchasing I Love Sushi! Button and (tim-b12) Paint Yourself Button – V.02
I Love Sushi! Button button
I Love Sushi! Button by frozenfa

(tim-b12) Paint Yourself Button - V.02 button
(tim-b12) Paint Yourself Button – V.02 by frozenfa

Thank you Billy from Saint Petersburg, Florida, for purchasing Julian – the rasta crab tee shirts

Julian - the rasta crab shirt
Julian – the rasta crab by frozenfa

Thank you Carol from Higganum, CT, for purchasing (fraz-k1) Frazzle the Cat Keychain
(fraz-k1) Frazzle the Cat Keychain keychain
(fraz-k1) Frazzle the Cat Keychain by frozenfa

Thank you Julie from El Paso, TX, for purchasing (tim-s04) ARGH!!! Sticker
(tim-s04) ARGH!!! Sticker sticker
(tim-s04) ARGH!!! Sticker by frozenfa

Thank you Rose from London, United Kingdom, for purchasing I Love You~ Card

I Love You~ Card card
I Love You~ Card by frozenfa

Thank you Jeremy from New Harmony, IN, for purchasing (tim-t48) When I Fart, I Blush~ T-Shirt
(tim-t48) When I Fart, I Blush~ T-Shirt shirt
(tim-t48) When I Fart, I Blush~ T-Shirt by frozenfa

Thank you Kim from Heerlen, Netherlands, for purchasing (julian-k2) Julian, Rasta Crab Keychain

(julian-k2) Julian, Rasta Crab Keychain keychain
(julian-k2) Julian, Rasta Crab Keychain by frozenfa

Thank you Paloma from Pasadena, CA, for purchasing (tim-m10) Summer Fun Magnet

(tim-m10) Summer Fun Magnet magnet
(tim-m10) Summer Fun Magnet by frozenfa

Thank you Marcus from Mainz, Germany, for purchasing a customized I Love Sushi! T-Shirt

I Love Sushi! T-Shirt shirt
I Love Sushi! T-Shirt by frozenfa

Thank you Gail from Sevenoaks, United Kingdom, for purchasing (cfraz-t02) Chibi Frazzle T-Shirt

(cfraz-t02) Chibi Frazzle T-Shirt shirt
(cfraz-t02) Chibi Frazzle T-Shirt by frozenfa

Thank you Fernanda from Brooklyn, New York, for purchasing (frothie-t) Frothie T-Shirt

(frothie-t) Frothie T-Shirt shirt
(frothie-t) Frothie T-Shirt by frozenfa

Thank you Sammy from San Leandro, CA, for purchasing a customized (tim-a4) Love The Cook Apron

(tim-a4) Love The Cook Apron apron
(tim-a4) Love The Cook Apron by frozenfa

Thank you Dawn from Lynnwood, WA, for purchasing a customized (fb-k1) Friends 4ever~ Keychain

(fb-k1) Friends 4ever~ Keychain keychain
(fb-k1) Friends 4ever~ Keychain by frozenfa

Thank you Jody from Superstition Mountain, AZ, for purchasing (mewr-t02) Mewr… T-Shirt

(mewr-t02) Mewr... T-Shirt shirt
(mewr-t02) Mewr… T-Shirt by frozenfa

Thank you Sandy from San Francisco, CA, for purchasing (mewr-b) Mewr… Button
(mewr-b) Mewr... button
(mewr-b) Mewr… by frozenfa

Thank you Doreen from Schweina, Germany, for purchasing (schm-st01) Schmoo Sticker
(schm-st01) Schmoo Sticker sticker
(schm-st01) Schmoo Sticker by frozenfa

Thank you Frank from Scranton, PA, for purchasing Julian – the rasta crab tee shirts

Julian - the rasta crab shirt
Julian – the rasta crab by frozenfa

Thank you Cat from Darwen, United Kingdom, for purchasing (hmd-03) Happy Mothers’ Day Card
(hmd-03) Happy Mothers' Day Card card
(hmd-03) Happy Mothers’ Day Card by frozenfa

Thank you Alyson from Bradford, United Kingdom, for purchasing (hmd-03) Happy Mothers’ Day Card
(hmd-03) Happy Mothers' Day Card card
(hmd-03) Happy Mothers’ Day Card by frozenfa

Thank you Anthony from Oak Harbor, WA, for purchasing a customized (ken-t02) Kenny by the Beach T-Shirt

(ken-t02) Kenny by the Beach T-Shirt shirt
(ken-t02) Kenny by the Beach T-Shirt by frozenfa

Thank you Sharon from State College, PA, for purchasing (tim-k07) Spare My Ears! Keychain
(tim-k07) Spare My Ears! Keychain keychain
(tim-k07) Spare My Ears! Keychain by frozenfa

Thank you Marlea from Meppel, Netherlands, for purchasing (tim-k04) Support Bacteria! Keychain
(tim-k04) Support Bacteria! Keychain keychain
(tim-k04) Support Bacteria! Keychain by frozenfa

Thank you Fritz from North Hollywood, CA, for purchasing a customized Julian – the rasta crab tee shirts

Julian - the rasta crab shirt
Julian – the rasta crab by frozenfa

Thank you Roberta from Mansfield, MA, for purchasing a customized (hmd-02) To My Hot Mama… Happy Mother’s Day Card
(hmd-02) To My Hot Mama... Happy Mother's Day Card card
(hmd-02) To My Hot Mama… Happy Mother’s Day Card by frozenfa

Thank you Merkara from Lowell, MA, for purchasing Love You! Ladies Shirt

Love You! Ladies Shirt shirt
Love You! Ladies Shirt by frozenfa

Thank you Patrick from Centerville, OH, for purchasing Julian – the rasta crab tee shirts

Julian - the rasta crab shirt
Julian – the rasta crab by frozenfa

Once again, a big big Thank You to all who have purchased from Frozenfa’s Zazzle Store!! i’m very thankful and appreciative! Thank you so so much!! And you too, Zazzle!! Thank you for providing such a wonderful platform for selling online!!

Frank
Scranton, PA