Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It's an OJ Tuesday!!

The weather was scorching hot in

Santorini, Greece

and we decided on orange juice (instead of tea)
with chocolate cake... ( what a combo!!)
but we were reeeally dehydrated from the heat..
and the chocolate cake was tempting... :))

so, what are you having this Tea Tuesday?
Visit the flock at Kimmie's and you'll be in for a real treat!!

 I'll leave you with some photos...

Santorini continues to inspire me....

happy Tuesday everyone!!


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Art Journaling

I was just poring through my art journals this morning
and these are some pages which I've not posted so far..

some at different stages....
using different mediums..

some has yet to be written on....

and a faithful travel journal I lug with me
on my travels...

recording live experiences...

Happy weekend everyone!!!


Monday, May 23, 2011

Tea along the ancient tea- horse road...

The Ancient Tea horse Route was a network of mule caravan paths winding through the mountains of Yunnan Province in Southwest China. Also known as the Southern Silk Road, it  was a trade link from Yunnan, one of the first tea-producing regions: to India via Burma; to Tibet; and to Central China via Sichuan ( source: wikipedia).
It is believed that it was through this trading network that tea (typically tea bricks) first spread across China and Asia from its origins in Pu'er county.

Lijiang,  was one of the many stops where ancient tea traders stopped by to trade.

They traveled across mountains...

and rivers....

into the old town market square..

where you will find locals singing and dancing as a community..

the Naxi ethnic minority group, which used to be a matriach society, meets at the square
each afternoon for singing, dancing and well, a game of cards.... 

and when evening comes, they return to their homes by the river which runs through the old town..

walking up little cobbled streets...

to join their families.

We also had the opportunity to watch the spectacular show "Impressions of Lijiang"

held within an open air stage at an elevation of 3100m above sea level..

and after which winding down with a cup of tea by the river....

life was good and restful.....

Have you rested?

...go put the kettle on and join Kimmie and the Tea Tuesday Bloggers for tea this Tuesday!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

seeking peace...

"Happiness is the main object of our aspirations,
whatever name we give it: 
fulfillment, deep satisfaction, serenity, accomplishment,
wisdom, fortune, joy or inner peace, and however we try to seek it:
creativity, justice, altruism, striving, completion of a plan or a piece of work."

Matthieu Ricard


Friday, May 6, 2011

Playing with scraps...

Hii everyone!!!

Life has been very hectic since our return and yet I have soo much to share...
the photos are pretty much ready...just that I have soo much to do at work, 
and we'll be traveling again next week...
(so bear with me dear ones...:))  )

Did you have a good week?
I tried to sneak in some time to visit when I can...and realized I do need to catch up eh... :))

anyways, here are some collage pieces straight out from my scrapbox...
(all within reach at the living room which is my makeshift "art studio" :)) )

Happy weekend!!!