Always with me; my mind, body and soul,
On this earth, in my heart, where love grows.


Self-portrait with an apple sliced to reveal a heart shape. Taken with a Canon PowerShot ELPH 300HS on July 20, 2012 and enhanced in Photoshop. (I generally try to avoid editing, but there were a lot of challenges to this as I mention in reply to the second comment)

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  • Vesna *
    Vesna *over 2 years ago

    such a beautiful idea and subtle tones
    love it
    wonderful work Mui-Ling

  • You are very sweet dearest Vesna, thank you so much xx

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 2 years ago

    this is so beautiful Mui-Ling….it’s so crazy, that today I had thought of cutting a heart shape from an apple too, would you believe it! I decided not to but there you go…..your concept is so heartfelt and lovely…beautiful big heart! ….I love in the original too, how I can see your hair strands are very defined against your the skin around your jawline and cheek x

  • Wow Karin, we must really be on the same wavelengths then! Although truth told I came up with this concept long ago – maybe since January even – the idea came as I was eating an apple and noticed a heart shape forming from my bites :P. After that I bought apples thinking I would take the pic, but I never had time and ended up eating the apples instead; haha!

    One day I finally decided to get to it; this time take the pictures before all the apples get eaten. I took the picture in June. Prior to slicing the apple I was just trying some poses with the apple unsliced (didn’t want to slice it ahead since I didn’t want the apple flesh to go brown while trying out shot) – decided I’d only cut the apple once I have a good sense of the pose I wanted. However the apple I was working with at the time didn’t give me that nice heart shape. I realized then not every apple would work. I realized then, more than ever, that I should get that shot done, using the right apple, as soon as possible before it gets eaten! So I surveyed every apple in the bag I had at the time and found one that gave me the perfect profile. Too bad my face itself was not looking so great. I wouldn’t have minded trying the shot again if not for the fact that it depended on food that needed the RIGHT shape – it is one thing to find that right shape, another to cut it correctly, and another to take the picture soon enough before it goes bad – that is why in the end I had to so dome editing :( Sure I could just keep trying again and again, but I don’t have THAT much time!

    Very glad you like this though; thank you so much Karin!

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Valerie Rosen
    Valerie Rosenover 2 years ago


  • Thank you Val :)

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Mui-Ling x

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 2 years ago

    Thanks everyone! I also have this on clothing , stickers, and iphone/ipod cases as well, although those only feature the apple.

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    beautiful work
    love the softness

    BLYTHARTover 2 years ago

    I’m glad you managed to finish this before you ate the apple :-)

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 2 years ago

    This is a brilliant idea to use the right shape apple mui-Ling it had worked out so very well

  • ShadowDancer
    ShadowDancerover 2 years ago

    beautiful mui-ling… as you are.. soft and supple and wholesome.. gives me a good feeling when i view this

  • Same to you my dear, thank you.

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Ingz
    Ingzover 2 years ago

    so tender and beautiful Mui-Ling xxx

  • Thank you very much Ingz xxx

    – Mui-Ling Teh

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