Sunday, June 26, 2011

Green Gold..

Thank you everyone for your well wishes..
MIL has been discharged from the hospital and is recuperating at home. 

Today...I experimented with the color
green gold..

this is still a WIP and a color study on painting layered flowers
using water color...

and I've learnt to mix green gold with:

Phthalo green and blue
Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold (QNAC)
Burnt Sienna

to achieve different shades...
discovering how the colors "behave"....
and created form..

it was hard work....
looking for light and shade...

but I'm pressing on..
and will be doing a few more.. 
and documenting my journey.....

happy sunday!!!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Iced lemon tea on the go....

oooh I'm late I'm late for tea....
we had to make a trip down to the hospital last evening to visit my mother in law

and so I managed to grab an iced lemon tea..

had it after lunch at the office....

yup the background is my office....
and you can probably guess that I work with children  :))

well have a happy week to all and if you happen to be here and looking for more 
links to my art-tea friends..go to Kimmie's 


Monday, June 20, 2011

what if...

"......your fears and dreams exist in the same
place, would you still go there?"


Happy Monday!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Art Journal page

....." is not what happens to you it's 
what you do with what happens to you"


Happy Weekend!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Joyful colors

It's been some weeks since Mr Sun came and stayed a while longer..
and so last Sunday was a day of painting and art making....
I painted some papers for collage
and I've been connected to these colors..

pages from my watercolor sketchbook 

and a page from my other art journal 

stay happy...


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Friendship tea on Tuesday

Haba was our trusted guide in Lijiang
and he invited us to tea..

Haba chose one of the finest Pu-erh (red tea) for us...

and it's always a blessing to be drinking tea with a new found friend....

Happy Tea Tuesday!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

"Right now.... this very moment, we have a mind,
which is all the basic equipment we need to achieve complete happiness"

the 14th Dalai Lama

happy weekend!!

Friday, June 10, 2011


and more practice....

overcoming "hesitation"

and gathering "courage" along the way..

sketching, painting and more experimenting...

just do it....

live artfully...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

White House on Tuesday..

A dear friend and I finally made it for tea
at the 
TWG cafe last Saturday..

and this was one of 2 menus for our perusal...

I ordered a blend called the "white house" :
a white tea base with flowers and berries
and Catherine had a breakfast tea..

and lunch was lobster tamale with a tea infused vinaigrette,
even the warmed rolls were made with tea leaves...

Happy Tea Tuesday!!

 do hop over to Kimmie's for more tea stories....


Saturday, June 4, 2011


I'm in the mood for colors!!!

and these are postcard sized art created on watercolor paper...

it's always an experiment....

with various techniques and playing with different mediums... 

Happy weekend!!