Sunday, February 23, 2014

私を見て〜

XD It was the song I was listening to, plus late night conversations last night with friends about how people drop hints to people they like and how the latter give (or not give) a positive response. In any case, mine is a sort of hopeless case, an almost Bingley, but I am not the Jane D: Well. What is a woman to do but just drink more coffee, read more books, and watercolour away :D A Bingley that is not mine is not my Bingley unless of course… no, I do not think it is likely. (Right?) 

(Hahahahaha. Omg that is SO not funny.)

ANYWAY, I have decided to Draw another Letter recently, pretty much like what I did before with an M for my sister, and I think I am going to do the whole lot of A to Z :D Well, eventually. The whole alphabet. And so there was A. (Loadedarentwe)


This is all I have for now though :D (Or is this all I can have??? D:)

Alright, enough :D Two of the artwork pieces I sold in my I-Heart-Art art sale were finally picked up last Friday. The buyer requested for certificates of authenticity so I made one for each piece, and I used a template that included a tiny sample of the original artwork and the sample is so tiny and so cute and I wanted to eat them but of course I did not. 


And then I had been having PORK BUN FIXATIONS (like really who has those) so after buying a ton of natural lavender soaps I went to get me a PORK FLOSS BUN which I NEVER EVER EVER ate before because I just did not like them but somehow now I just Suddenly Love them. (Really, it was sudden :D)


Saturday, I did not go to kendo because I had work to do, but I had to drop off a watermelon carving done by Elven, a classmate of ours. He said he just got inspired and did the carving especially for the club members who are going to Hong Kong this year for their dan exams and for the tournament. It was his way of sending them off with good luck and well wishes. 


The carving here though was still wrapped in plastic as it could only be unwrapped when it is put out on display. He just dropped it off at my house for me to bring to kendo class, and I said okay because I thought I would attend XD However, I did not, so I just hitched with my friend Knightley (whom I used to call PW every now and then here in my blog, but now he is Knightley) to get to the dojo, so I could bring the carving and put it on display and leave a sign about whom its for, who made it, among other short messages. After that I had a pleasant time taking a leisurely walk back home because the weather was so great and I realized it was the first time I am taking a nice walk on a Saturday afternoon instead of practising kendo. 

The carving had details of dragonflies and kanji. I heard that everyone in the dojo checked it out so that was great. 

Elven also came by to give us a sample of his latest crafted dessert, a quarter of a mocha cake. 


Last year, he started selling his homemade chocolates and flan which are made mostly of natural, organic ingredients, with dried fruits instead of sugar for sweeteners. My sister and I and another kendo classmate bought from him, and my favorite from those batches was the dark chocolate coated with matcha. So this time he made cake and is selling more. He designs each cake differently, and this particular sample he gave me had a Chocolate Sword (in which case the sword went INSIDE my own dou and I brought it upon myself) and nutty dragonflies, and I absolutely loved how everything tasted. I did not realize that swords and dragonflies would taste so great. The red things are dried fruit, and my sister especially loved those, so now She Likes Eating Sword Display Stands. The cake itself was LOVELY, and I personally find it quite addictive. 


If anyone wants to check out his products you can go to his Facebook page; he is selling locally. I would recommend the dark chocolates coated with matcha, and the mocha cake. Just send him a PM for anything :3 

Last night, or rather, this morning, I slept at like, FIVE A.M. because I had to finish some work. It was not like I worked straight since yesterday afternoon, of course I had long breaks, but last night entailed one of those long conversations with my sister (after the long conversation with our friend - omg that was like a Jane Austen character-carriage come to think of it) so I ended up doing the last part of my work from three AM to a few minutes before five. Now I know what it feels like to write drunk. 

Today I was planning to visit my old hometown because the weather is so lovely and I would like the walk in an old place. My mind and heart are aflutter right now from a myriad of reasons, some of which I am not sure what, and I believe a nice long walk on a sunny afternoon would ground me just right. I am supposed to bring my sister though, but she is now fast asleep again, and I hope she wakes up soon so we can go. I also intend to take some pictures (like some kind of tourist though I grew up there XD). 

HAPPY SUNDAY!!!! (^_______^)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Birthday!

It is my sister's birthday today :3


So earlier today, there was a family lunch, and then I bought her a book as a present. Right now as I toil and write for work, she is reading the new book alongside other books and the cat sleeps. Anyway I am just taking a quick break now, then shall get back to writing. It is quite a long assignment and my arms and hands and brains are tired, but I intend to finish the chapter and write at least half of the next. So, I curtsy and leave, my long dress trailing behind me, my bare feet making sounds against the old wooden floors. 

And because that is all imaginary (at least from the curtsying part), I shall really just be minimizing my Safari window and typing away in my Pages file, on the same chair I was on since earlier this afternoon. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

-12,000+

Finally. I have done it. Deleted over 12,000 message exchanges in my Facebook inbox. It is futile, SO FUTILE, no, it's FUTILE, to hold on to them, or even to just keep them there. Might as well let a Disappearing Person completely disappear. Besides, I've put it off for over a month, and this time I did not have to think anymore and just, you know, Deleted. It is such a relief, although I must admit I became a bit woozy from All That Weight suddenly being lifted off my back. 

And so, I have gotten rid of a quarter's worth of words that did not really serve me. It is about time. 



*curtsies and leaves*

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

These Lovelies, Sold














And then, there was one. 




This excitement I cannot contain XD She was not part of the I-Heart-Art art sale, but she was noticed from my art page (must be those fangs XD) and is now taken :3 

Today It Is :)

It's my I-Heart-Art Sale today! 

The pieces included in this particular sale :3 

A few pieces have been sold already, and I hope to be able to sell more today :3 Wish me luck! Purchases and support are Greatly appreciated! (◡‿◡✿)

Friday, February 7, 2014

♡ Heart Art ♡

Valentinesy, aren't we. 

Coffee (2013)

Valentine's Day is exactly a week away, and I am having my first art sale with its appropriate wibbly wobbly  lovey dobby dovey every timey theme. 

Fishing for Mr. Smith (2013) 

It is indeed a sale hence the prices are to love (although they have yet to be finalized :3)

Late Night Conversations (2013)

Only 20 pieces of Heart Art on sale, and right now I can only do this locally, via one-time scheduled meet-up sometime before Valentine's Day. Still fixing and finalizing things for now but I made myself blog about it now so it's going to be like, No Turning Back :)) 

Royal Tea (2013)

And I also think it is about time I ignore that fear of coming out and trying to sell. I have sold artwork before and am currently working on a commission, but have never tried Coming Out And Selling this way. *wibbly wobbly* 

Walrus Boy and Walrus Girl (2013)

All the pieces in this post are among those in my Heart Art sale :)

Support is very much welcome and appreciated! :) 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Random Art Slices

A few days ago, some random paintings on my little sketchbook.

What Vengeful Can Sometimes Look Like (2014)

Listening (2014)

Afternoon Death (2014)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

January… Okay, That's Done

I had decided to take note of the frequency of some of my activities, mostly my favorite ones. 

How most of my favorite activities compare against one another; it is NOT how my entire January pie was divided :D
Just to clarify, these are not the only ingredients of my January pie :D This just basically shows how some of my favorite activities compare to one another in terms of frequency. Oh, and writing the English book is not exactly a favorite activity, but I guess I was trying to track my progress and obviously, I have not not been doing so well. 

The percentages look fairly big but then again, this circusy pie does not include chores and work and other daily routines. Perhaps next month I shall include other daily things, not just those I particularly like :D 

Why am I doing this - it was born from an occasional feeling of Not Being Quite Sure Where Days Went. I mean I know what I did each day because my planner tells me all about it but each day has tiny steps in it and I guess I wanted to see what a set of several steps looks like. And of course I like the colors and seeing how much time each item is given compared to others. 

Next month I shall include other things. Perhaps I can use it to gauge if I am spending way too much time in something and if that something is even crucial, so that I can adjust time allocation as needed. Moreover I think I can use it as a reference when I revise my daily schedule yet again, which I need to do every now and then when things become kind of dead. 

Last night I had a very very bad case of insomnia. And I have not had one in a very long time so I kind of feel floaty right now. I still got up early because my sister and I had made plans to have breakfast at a nearby cafe at six AM. Perhaps later I shall take a nice nap. She IS already taking a nap now, along with the cat. 

January has gone by and I guess I did fairly well on the first month of this new year. I am still working on some things though, like last night I realized there are patterns I need to break hence I have been coming to some decisions about certain things. I guess it is part of what caused my insomnia because I was a bit apprehensive and excited at the same time. It's like, things may be difficult, but it also means there IS a way to move forward and out of some patterns and I am starting to find it. Maybe that is also why I have been constantly revising my dailies and evaluating or reviewing my connections and relationships, because there is a point somewhere that causes some kind of loop, and I keep finding myself in the same kind of situation, hence I would be needing to change something about what I do and what I keep. It can sometimes be a bit tricky, even tiresome, but it is always a fascinating find when a road out of the loop suddenly shimmers because it is Time To Find It. I guess while working on finding that path out, it is also a matter of working With whatever is present so that one notices when something that is not always there suddenly turns up or chooses to show itself. 

I am starting to get sleepy. I cannot believe I have yawned about a month's worth of yawns, and it is only the first day of the month. 

Oh hello, February. Bison plushies are nice. 
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