Elly Liyana Ruslan

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Painted faces fill the places I can’t reach.

Underpainting layer, black and white tones.

"I put my heart and soul into my work, and I have lost my mind in the process."

- Vincent van Gogh

Burnt umber layer.

I want you to know that we’re all works in progress, but we try our best.

The feel of every line and fold is beautiful. Those messy lines on your palms to your fingertips are yours. Those creases. They are yours and only yours. They come together in a way that separates you from everybody else. There is no other person in the world that has exactly the same. 

That is intriguing to me.

The feel of every line and fold is rather intriguing. 

Hold on

Drawing draft for next painting.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway! It was hard to choose because I like all your replies. Well, here are the winners…

In no particular order:




I will message the winners for full details before the end for this week.

Thanks everyone! There will be more giveaways in the near future!


FREE Shipping and $5 Off Each Item when you order from the store!

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Promotion expires April 13, 2014 at Midnight Pacific Time. *Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases and Throw Pillows with insert.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
hi Elly, I've been following you for a while now, and just wanted to say that you're one of my favorite artists that I follow on tumblr! your work is not only lovely, but it has the ability to punch me in the gut emotionally (in a good way!) You also seem really genuinely nice, it's great that you have sales in your shop and are giving away shirts to your followers. I hope you enjoy your new home in Thailand!
ellyliyana ellyliyana Said:

Your note made my day. I am really touched that my work could stir any sort of emotion for you.

Thank you so much. 

I have been falling in love with my new home. At night, I fall asleep with the city by my side.

I want the whole damn world
to come and dance with me

Come dance with me,
Over heartache and rage
Come set us free,
Over panic and strange

I want to see our bodies burning like the old big sun,
I want to know what we’ve been learning and learning from.

I am happy to say that Art & Meow is finally available as print at the store!

Art Print starts at $20

Art & Meow is also available on other nifty things at the store!

I just moved to Thailand yesterday. I will be based here for awhile. Currently unpacking and settling in. My apartment has a beautiful view.

Thanks for participating in the Art & Meow giveaway. I will announce the winners next week!

It is that time of year again…Record Store Day UK 2014! 

My art can be found on three 7 inch records with Secret 7”. One of a kind designs made especially on vinyl sleeve records for three different musicians.

Head down to the huge event if you are in London.

They will be exhibited Downstairs At Mother in London on April 12th & 13th, then on Record Store Day - April 19th - you can get your hands on one, or more, for £45 a piece.

Open from 10am - 6pm, and it’s free to view.

Downstairs At Mother, 10 Redchurch St, London, E2 7DJ.

It is an annual event that combines music and art for a good cause. Independent record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special releases & products are made exclusively for the day. War Child is the official charity for 2014.

War Child works globally focusing on helping and preventing the most vulnerable children from having their lives torn apart in the cycle of conflict. Their work supports and protects children living and working on the streets, exploited in the worst forms of child labour and child-survivors of kidnapping and sexual violence.

The charity is currently working in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Uganda and Syria, committed to communities for the long term – during the fighting and the aftermath too when communities are coping with the legacy of war, helping them rebuild their lives.

One of my favourite quotes.

I will be busy with moving and setting up my things this week and next. So there will be lack of updates here for a week or so.

I am moving to Thailand. If any of you are from Thailand do leave me a message if you know about the art scene there!

Excuse me for a while 
while I’m wide-eyed
and I’m so damn caught in the middle