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!!!


Friday, January 20, 2012

Being human....Rumi

the mini sketchbook is filling up fast and I'm left with the last 3 pages.
each sketch and painting came with an experience I would not trade for anything....

and at the end of each,

a renewed spirit..
and an insightful exploration of this
wonderful medium of making art....

 I am loving every bit of it.......

“This being human is a guest house. 
Every morning is a new arrival. 
A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor...
Welcome and entertain them all. 
Treat each guest honorably. 
The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. 
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” 
― Rumi

Happy Friday!!!


Friday, January 13, 2012


"You cannot be truthful if you are not courageous.

You cannot be loving if you are not courageous.

You cannot be trusting if you are not courageous.

You cannot enter into reality if you are not courageous.

Hence courage comes first... and everything else follows.”

Osho, 1931-1990


Friday, January 6, 2012

Plein air sketching....

Happy friday everyone!!

here's a couple of sketches done onsite.....

Have a good weekend!!!