Sunday, July 22, 2012

A quote from Rumi....

"be like the sun for grace and mercy
be like the night to cover other's faults
be like running water for generosity
be like death for rage and anger
belike the earth for modesty
appear as you are
be as you appear......"

Happy Sunday!!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tea related art on Tuesday!

I've been wanting to post these for a while now...
Thank you all who stopped by and for your warm wishes..
I am well but a little too busy at work and  squeezing in time being a "weekend artist".....

I've been lurking in blogland (too) :)) once in a while
and I know I have missed much creativity and art and yes your tea stories...

so I have been sketching and painting and collaging away...

and here'a a few to share and they are tea related of course.....

collage and  watercolor

Tulsi or the holy basil is one of my favourite teas...
I had this at work and managed to sketch it during lunch....

these sketches are done with reference to an existing illustration relating to 
tea producing villages (in China) and their livelihood...

so if you are a tea aficionado like Kimmie and friends, you will love their tea stories for sure...

Happy Tuesday!!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

do the impossible.....

"go confidently in the direction of your dreams.....
do the impossible.....
set your course...
do what you love.. 
courage is the only magic worth having....."

hope you are having a good week!


Monday, June 18, 2012

This is where I am.....

be still and pray...

happy weekend


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tea with a vew of .....

the lonesome fisherman.....

who lived in a house on stilts..
between modern civilization and tradition..

and when evening comes....
the fisherman returns....

and before you know it..
 he is out at sea again the next morning...

and as for me,
I simply soaked in this moment....
of peaceful surroundings...
appreciating the quietness..

as I sipped my English breakfast tea...

at the Eastern and Oriental Hotel , Penang

a lovely weekend indeed....

follow Kimmie for more tea stories and have a Happy Tuesday!!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tea story on the ancient tea horse road.....

I couldn't help but sketch this from an existing  picture....
they say in learning to sketch or draw, practice is a good mantra... :))

the scene is a group of villagers transporting tea through the mountains in China..

this is a 8 x 16 inches ink sketch and watercolor wash..

and since it's Tea Tuesday  hop over to Kimmie's and find other
tea enthusiasts and their wonderful tea stories....
while I get my cup of chinese white tea and do my share of blog hopping....

Happy Tuesday!!


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Peace of mind....

"Peace of mind is rooted in affection and compassion"

Dalai Lama

happy weekend

Sunday, April 1, 2012

in search of self.....

Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle 

The Ion Orchard

I've been:
renewing my spirit
meeting people
I am blessed


Friday, March 23, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"would you buy some tea from me?......."

said the little boy...
as we walked up the slope towards the village....

"these tea are fresh.... and my parents 
just made them today"... ;)
insisted the little boy who was determined to 
make his first sale of the day....

and that was it..
I bought 3 bags of tea from these kids of the
Wa ethnic minority village

in Yunnan, China.

I've selected the following photos for this post as I know my blog friends 
who have a special interest in fabric art will be delighted.
we were gifted with their unique and beautiful fabric weaved by these women.... ;)

( here's a glimpse of the beautiful embroidery (the bag) and weaving style
of the Wa ethnic group.)

and after a week of volunteer work in Yunnan, we returned with
fond memories and a thankful heart...

Happy T Tuesday!!


Friday, February 3, 2012

Practice Compassion....

“If you want others to be happy,

practice compassion.

If you want to be happy,

practice compassion.”

The Dalai Lama


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday on Dempsey..

I found this post in my "draft" section
and it seemed I had it prepared for T Tuesday
but got busy
with work and etc.....

so here it is a belated post on Dempsey Hill

a tranquil enclave during the day...

with restaurants and little shops selling unique gifts..
from art galleries to furniture shops....

we finally settled for lunch at one of our favourite Indian restaurant 

we had lunch on banana leaf..

with lovely grilled tandoori and vegetables...
and an iced cold lime juice.

Happy T Tuesday!!


Friday, January 27, 2012

shine through.....

It brings me much joy when I 
sketch and paint one of my favorite flowers:
the Lotus..

and here's another piece with
mixed media...

"Reality, enlightenment or the divine must shine
through every moment or it is not genuine"
Jack Kornfield

Have a wonderful weekend and a happy PPF everyone!!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tea Tuesday

It's been a while since I last posted on  T Tuesday
where Kimmie and other Tea friends
gather to share their tea adventures...

I've been going on my little "sketchcrawls" lately
and here are some photos taken along the way.....

First stop: Clarke Quay

then off to lunch at the Empress Place.
Lunch was lettuce wrap with grilled meat, Indo Chinese style...
and in tropical Singapore, a glass of cold iced tea..

and here's a little greeting to usher in
the Chinese Lunar New Year of the dragon....

Happy Tea Tuesday!!!