Sunday, June 3, 2012


My scanner just went ahead scanned each bird separately. I had to scan again so that all 3 of 'em appear in the same page.

I've been meaning to paint this for a while, I just never got to it until now. This reminds me of a painting I did back in 2009. It was inspired by the song Put Your Records On by Corinne Bailey Rae. The first line of the song goes.. Three little birds sat on my window, and they told me there's no need to worry.. My work sucked at the time. I never knew how to use paints and colors much. I've been trying to improve ever since.

I think I did ok with this one. The first bird is the prettiest I think. The second one took the longest time, but I had the most fun painting him. I just love the bright blue color. And the third bird took the shortest time. My painting teacher told me that watercolor is the hardest medium to use. Well, it undoubtedly is. But it's the medium that I've had most practice with. I might try oils again sometime. :-)

Friday, June 1, 2012


Just when I thought that we've finally eaten up all the chocolate that my mom brought home from Russia, my dad pulls out a new bar from the cupboard. Exactly how many bars did my mom bring home? I've lost count. We never seem to run out of them!

Dang it. Why do chocolates have to taste so good? Especially these.. Smooth and creamy dark chocolate with bits of dried fruit and almonds, with just the right hint of sweetness.. They're just too good to resist! 

This sweet tooth can be a curse. I'll bet all that chocolate already made their way down the deep and dark crevices of my belly and arms, tucked nice and snug. And I'll be putting on that swim suit in less than 2 months!