Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Light and Littles on Tea Tuesday

It's yummy home style cooking with ice cold lemon grass tea

at the country side...

and I couldn't help but to

"follow the light" and to check out on my "littles"

A painter works with color as the medium, 
a photographer works with light. 
Carlotta Capron

So, come along and follow me to Kimmie's  for A WONDERFUL  Tea Tuesday!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Serenity Prayer...

God grant me the serenity
to accept things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time.......

Abstract collage on 6" x 8" cover of a book bound with coptic stitch.
(My apologies for the poor lighting on this photograph...
it was getting pretty late when I completed this. 
I like the original much better :)) ) .

Have a good week!


Thursday, November 25, 2010


"Courage to the fearful,
freedom to the enslaved,
strength to the weak, mutual affection to all sentient beings."


Thankful for you!!!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

T at a Turkish countryside....

We were on a working trip to Turkey last month and after the conference,
we spent some time in Datca,

a beautiful and tranquil little town,
about 1 hour by ferry from the city of  Bodrum,  Turkey.

We had turkish tea by the beach side cafe...

and stayed in one of the most beautifully restored stone house
with a lush garden, called the
Mehmet Ali Aga Konagi Mansion
(built in 1809)

there was also a "secret" garden

where fruits, vegetables and herbs

are grown and freshly picked each morning;

where fresh olives are pressed in the traditional way,
 and delicious food made from farm fresh milk and cheese
and other natural produce from the village near by,
where we took early morning walks,
and amidst the tranquility of the countryside...
it is so therapeutic and calming
to listen to the call for prayer from the village mosque....

We visited the ancient Greek city of  Knidos

which reminded me of a busy port city during the ancient times...

and as we left Datca , we stopped by an old flour mill

and with much thankfulness in our hearts to our gracious hosts
who gave us the most precious gift of friendship.

Happy Tea Tuesday everyone!!!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Seeing macro....

I didn't want to miss out on the "littles"  :))


Have been busy....

Be back soon....


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Bitter, sweet and spicy tea in Yunnan

I had tea at the the Bai minority village in Yunnan recently,
and it was such a wonderful experience.
I was surrounded by:

and an interesting tea drinking experience.

we were served 3 types of tea, and  in order of sequence,
first a bowl of preserved fruits (sweetened)
then the first tea is bitter tea
followed by sweet tea
and then a spicy concoction with a particular spice which temporarily numbed my palate.

well, the overall experience was "refreshing", though ;)

and then i "snooped" around the area with my camera

walking through different corners of the village
and finding an artisan or two busy at work
with their hand embroidery

so come along and visit Kimmie and the other Tea Tuesday clan and let them infuse your senses
with good tea and creative art!
Happy Tea Tuesday!!


Monday, November 8, 2010

A collage a day in Kunming, Yunnan....

"We are awakened to the profound realization that
the true path to liberation is to let go of everything"

Jack Kornfield

Thank You! everyone for your well wishes...
I'll be blog hopping again soon....
Miss you all :))
catch up at tea tomorrow!!

stay happy!!!