We got this Tefal steamer a few months ago and it has made our cooking easier without the effort of having to do stir fry and wash the huge wok. I am not sure which of us have thought it first but husband and I wanted to try make some steamed cake. He searched a simple recipe and we tweaked the ingredients based from our preference and what we have on hand. We are not bakers so it’s our first time to handle … Read More
I prefer the act of doing quick sketches. Just a waterproof pen and a sketchbook is enough to draw the lines and follow the contours of the object. Head up and down as I see and notice the curves and the object gather. Lines often crooked and wobbly and personal. I paint my sketches mostly at home with a reference photo just so I can remember the colors (but I don’t follow them mostly!) Often I will shade the sketch on the … Read More
I heard the beautiful music played by Uncle across the room and I went out to sketch him. He turned around and asked me what am I doing to which I simply replied, “Sketching you.” I suddenly had this thought that how many of us would like our lives to be interrupted for someone else? We are all busy creatures rarely pausing to rest and even more so to listen to that beautiful melody being played by the old lady at the corner of the street. … Read More
I admit that I am not often the first to initiate conversations and meet ups. The introvert in me prefers to work alone or be with someone whom I know for a long time. But I know that as an artist, I should get out and connect personally with other creatives. But all that has changed when Momi Airees messaged me. We “met” through Instagram and she was also the one whom I commissioned last year to print our wedding invitations using her unique handmade papers. … Read More
Have you tried mangosteen? It is almost the size of a golf ball. It has thick brownish maroon skin with a broad green brown blemished top. The quick and easy way to eat it is to hold it between your fingers, pinch gently until the outer flesh opens. Inside you can see the white pulp (with occasional seeds) which is the edible part. Simply scoop the fruit using your fingers and savor the delicious tangy taste of this healthy fruit. Yum!
People at Food Master, pen and color pencil A friend of mine told me how one of my previous sketches is a bit out of proportion. Before answering, I paused and thought of the many reasons why artists or anyone cannot seem to begin something because they want to reach that state where they can tell themselves, “This is perfect! I am ready.” But in reality is we can never be ready unless we start at some point and learn from … Read More
Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:19) my first painting for 2015 was dated April and the title was Newness. this month’s painting, unaware of the previous almost similar note, I typed New Thing. what’s with being new? or renewed? what is God doing in our lives that is new? how is mercy new? how is grace … Read More
There are moments when I need to stop and reflect the reason behind what I do. When I stumbled upon causes like the Literacy Challenge, I know for sure that art will always serve its purpose and that is to create a change in someone else’s life. So for the Students Rebuild Literacy Challenge, we’re asking young people to make and mail in bookmarks to Students Rebuild. The Bezos Family Foundation will match each bookmark with $1—up to $300,000—to support … Read More