"I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again." ― Ana├»s Nin

Scribble Picnic: Jars

June 21, 2017
'waiting' (click on the image for a larger view)
closeups' (click on the image for a larger view)
This week's Scribble Picnic is jars. As you can see this piece is not finished and I also don't really have a title as 'waiting' is not quite what I like. Visit for more Scribble Picnic over here.

Mystery Blogger Award

June 19, 2017
Tamara at Part-time Working Hockey Mom nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award. According to Okoto Enigma the creator of the award, The Mystery Blogger Award "is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts" which could mean I'm an amazing blogger or not but I'll accept it anyway. Thank you Tamara. Go here to enjoy Tamara's humorous and honest take on being a hockey mom.

The rules from creator Okoto Enigma (check out her blog here) - as the text is protected, I can't copy the text which pretty much defeats rule #2 - am I expected to type it out? not me, so here's a screen capture:
Mystery Blogger Award rules
"I am selfish, private and easily bored. Will this be a problem?" — Neil Gaiman, A Study in Emerald 
I'm suppose to tell you 3 things about me:
(1) I'm slim and tall. No, that's not true. I'm mid-slim and mid-tall.

(2) My favorite color is mint or rather mint blue. It used to be just blue but for some odd reason, I just began to like mint blue.

(3) I work as a graphic designer which pretty much means I do what people tell me even if I have to make something brown when it looks better in every other color. Okay, it's not always that way. I have some control, sort of.

Top Ten Thursday: keep calm & pretend you're on vacation

June 15, 2017
keep calm & pretend you're on vacation
keep calm & pretend you're on vacation
This week's Top Ten Thursday is how to keep calm/cool this summer, so here's my list.

01/ get an air conditioner — I don't like them as people usually turn it down so low, it's like winter but sometimes it really is the best option against the heat

02/ stay indoors — preferably with the curtains closed or if possible in an air-conditioned room

03/ drink a lot of water or liquid — which keeps you sweating but I think that's a good thing

04/ no hot food — well, not necessarily no hot food because I like my food cooked but it certainly helps a bit

05/ go somewhere cool — or pretend to if you can't get away

06/ read books — preferably those set in winter or cold climates

07/ marathon tv shows — I like watching old tv shows, it keeps one's mind on anything but the heat

08/ nap like you're on vacation — summer + napping = perfect day

09/ do less active things — I know people should be moving and exercising and all but during the hot weather, who has the energy?

10/ just be lazy — so maybe #8 & 9 is the same as this but what is summer for but to be lazy?

What's your tip for keeping cool in the summer?

For more Top Ten Thursday, check out Tamara's blog.

Scribble Picnic: Bird

June 14, 2017
'fairy bird healer'
closeup 2
This week's Scribble Picnic is bird. This piece is not quite finish as I think I need to work more on the overall coloring. As I said in the previous post, this piece and the other one here might be part of a alphabet series. For more Scribble Picnic, go here.