Friday, December 30, 2011

Being You....

You suppose you are the trouble

But you are the cure

You suppose that you are the lock on the door

But you are the key that opens it

It's too bad that you want to be someone else

You don't see your own face, your own beauty

Yet, no face is more beautiful than yours.


Happy PPF and a Happy 2012!!!


Friday, December 23, 2011

Love without limits...

The garden of


is green without


and yields many


other than sorrow

and joy.

Love is beyond either


without spring,

without autumn,

it is always fresh.

-- Jelaluddin Rumi


Friday, December 16, 2011

mini sketchbook completed...

and here's the cover..

and some unposted pages...

some were sketches from  photos..

and some were onsite sketches..

have a wonderful weekend!!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Eat, Pray, Love

I've not read the book
neither have I seen the movie...

but we had a slice of our little paradise
when we visited the island of Bali again....

so, here's our little adventure....

Balinese fried noodles

Fried rice

Pancakes made with local produce

 breakfast with a view of the hills and the river right below

spicy dips , sauces and fresh vegetables..
deep fried crispy duck...a specialty in Bali...

and onwards to a spiritual journey.....

 Prayers offered at the century old temple
at Gunung Kawi

a ceremony or upacara (in Indonesian language)
as it was the eclipse of the moon..

Locals taking a bath in a pool with
continuos flow of mountain spring water said to be holy water...

Love the arts, the craft...

Beautiful and hospitable local Balinese..

these moments are so precious..

..... at peace with myself and the beautiful countryside..

sunset from our room..
we were awaken by the sounds of birds, crickets and
livestock from the farms right below the hills.....

So, in the true spirit of 
Eat, Pray and Love...

"We must make good use of this life for the time
that we have left, This brief flash of light,
like the sun appearing through the clouds"

Kalu Rinpoche

Happy T Tuesday!!

Love always...


Friday, December 2, 2011


here's a couple of sketches done...
I'm loving the lessons learnt from using watercolor as a medium..

The dragon kiln at the pottery jungle

sketched done at a cafe outside the Central Library

have a good weekend!!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Breakfast on the "flip" side on Tuesday

Ask any Singaporean or Malaysian about roti pratha and
they'll agree with you that it's one favourite
food taken either at breakfast or lunch..

this crispy pancake is made by flipping it and thinning out the pastry
( go to the You Tube link below to watch how it's being made)

and grilled on a flat pan..
it can be eaten either with hot curry or just sugar..
we love ours with spicy curry,

and eating pratha is not the same without teh tarik (in Malay) which means
"pulled tea".
watch how pulled tea is made in this video...

what are you having for tea today?


Friday, November 25, 2011

and I thank you!!!

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit."

Albert Schweitzer, 1875 - 1965

Happy PPF and have a lovely weekend!!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The gentle art of...

the Korean tea ceremony.

the demonstration....

the experience.....

rice cakes with edible flowers and
red dates or jujube.
a dear friend made one especially for me....

the rice cakes were grilled on a non stick pan.

these rice cakes were steamed...

lotus tea

happy Tea Tuesday!!!


Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy PPF!!!

I've been away for the past week and I will share more about it later..
But today is Friday and I'm sharing this painting...completed a while back

with Acrylics, watercolor inks, transfers and collage on canvas

I've always had a challenge with tranfers but this turned out right... :))
I used Caulk for this transfer..

I'll leave you with a quote from Rumi...
“Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

happy Friday!!


Friday, October 21, 2011

It's Paint Party Friday!!

“When you feel a peaceful joy, that's when you are near truth.”

― Rumi

Happy PPF!!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

a WIP..

Here's a background I did with collage, acrylics and watercolor inks...

Happy PPF!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

go through life...


Be grateful for whoever comes, 

because each has been sent 

as a guide from beyond.” 


stay happy


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Happy Tea Tuesday!!

I've been so busy with so many things....
thanks for your well wishes...on the computer glitch..
I've got some of it looked into and I'll just need to reload the other information

As for today, I had prepared this post sometime back and
I'll share this with you...
yes, I do have yummy food to show each time :)

Lemonade and English breakfast tea


Pear salad

spicy fish paste on toasted bruchetta

and a delicous and crispy waffles with ice cream and raspberry sauce....
I wonder what Kimmie and the Tea gang are having this Tuesday.....