Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Self Portrait: Luphia Loves



We have another incredible artist and writer for our Self Portrait Project today! The beautiful Tina from Luphia Loves has put together her favorite and most special items for us. Thank you, darling, this is such a wonderful portrait! By the way, have you guys checked out her prints over here lately?

1. The letters from my best friend "Jason" in China, where I lived till 13. After that we kept in contact through writing for 3 year until moving to e-mails. I have to say I prefer the letters :) (I gave him the English name Jason & he was also kinda my childhood sweetheart)

2. From my 1st year at University, my friend painted these amazing Chinese landscape scenes on this plain fan for fun (she's so talented!) and I asked if I could have it. It reminds me of my first year which is my best year at Uni.

3. My early year book from Year 8, since I was leaving the country I asked my classmates to do my year book early, I also use it to store photos, notes etc. from that time too.

4. A empty biscuit tin from Prague, where I went on holiday with my boyfriend for my 21st Birthday, I had an amazing time. Prague is such a beautiful city and the weather was glorious!

5. A gold necklace of my chinese name in Arabic, from the brief time (4 months) I lived in Saudi Arabia with my mum & step-dad before coming to the UK. It was such an amazing experience & it was nothing like I imagined. I absolutely loved every minute there, even though I was totally shy as I didn't speak much English.

6. My only Tiffany jewelry from my lovely boyfriend J for our 2nd "anniversary".

7. A jade pendant with the Chinese character "happiness/blessing" in the middle, this is actually my grandma's but I loved it so much she gave it to me :)

8. A pin with "Tina" on it, I bought it from Disneyland Paris on my Paris trip 8 years ago, I felt like a true princess while I was there :)

It was really hard to choose these items as I keep anything with memories attached to it, so I'm sure my pile will just keep grow and grow!

Thanks Julia for having me today! xx

34 comments:

paula said...

What a sweet post. She is a doll. I have yet to receive anything from Tiffany's though.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

thanks for having me today Julia :D it was so fun to do this post, will mention it on my blog too :)

xxxxxxxxxxxxx

PS~Erin said...

Loved reading this... Such special things!

littlebyrd said...

Really wonderful self portrait! The hand painted fan is very beautiful.

anonymously chic said...

what a great idea...this is a very sweet self portrait

Dionne said...

This is so lovely. What beautiful items!

Karen said...

Beautiful self portrait :)

kellyssima said...

Beautiful portrait and items! I love the biscuit tin from Prague!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I love all of these things--everything is lovely and sweet, just like Tina! What a wonderful post!

xo Mary Jo

Chessa! said...

I cannot tell you enough how much I love this series.

hmstrjam said...

love the tiffany!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Beautiful post, Tina is so lovely.

Luv your blog too.

tanya said...

what a great idea for a post! I love Tina, she's so adorable :-)

erin said...

so sweet. i especially love the little letters!

pve design said...

Oh Luphia, I love all your things that you love, that you took the time to share and tell the story behind each one is lovely. Your cards and your work is so wonderful. Hope this post makes you feel special.

jae said...

Yay...another wonderfully interesting self portrait.

please sir said...

Love her blog and seeing all these wonders!

drollgirl said...

oooooh! this is fabulous. just fabulous!

Jules said...

great post! i loved reading about all of her treasured things!

Blair said...

Oh, I love this! Such cute a pretty items she chose.

Lizzy said...

I just adore these!

katelynjane said...

Great post! I love how all the items were presented, they look so dainty and lovely.

Laura Trevey said...

Just found your great blog!!
Will visit often :)
xo Laura

Rachel said...

This is a gorgeous self portrait! I love the colors.

Gabbi said...

Great portrait and post! Such pretty and personal things. Thank you for sharing... really wish I could visit Disneyland Paris (heehe)

Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

Sweet, adorable, lovely post! I enjoyed each story. Thanks for sharing Tina! Thanks for posting Julia!
xoxo

from the right bank said...

I love these self-portraits. It's so creative - a really wonderful idea.

blazedanielle said...

Hello my dear friend!
I am back from my extended blog absence! :) Come by the blog to see my newest artwork!

xo!

Hello Lindello said...

Sweet lady! Love her picks too.

Joyce said...

A very nice post! I enjoyed it. xoxo

cindy : quaint said...

so special. i loved reading about and looking at these wonderful treasures.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

How beautiful & sweet. Makes me realize I have no idea where many of my cherished items are?

Very, very fun post!

Callie Grayson said...

very sweet. Tina is amazing! it's great to read and learn more about her.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

That's awesome! Love this idea.