Friday, February 27, 2009

Working for work

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Have been sketching like mad doing preliminaries for a concept, due very soon =O It would go very much faster if i had a tablet tho, which makes me wish i hadn't spent so much on new clothes at the Jusco member's sale yesterday. today for what you will need more tomorrow. 

Very good advice. 

Take it. 

Trust me.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The next king

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I'm pretty sure the kiddos don't bloghop so here's a sneak peek at our next Sunday school lesson: a lot of fun preparing! Adrian and i have a lot more fun than we'd like to admit, you know the whole going back to your childhood thing, not having to color between the lines, messing around...

The castle falling off a mountain...
King Saul
The sheep is my fave. So cute =P

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

something so old i'd forgotten i'd drawn it

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I have absolutely no recollection of drawing this. Can't be someone else who drew it in my old sketchbook, NOBODY touches my sketchbooks. So it must have been me. Geez. I'm getting old. 

Don't comment on that. 

Monday, February 23, 2009

the beigeness of it all

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She looks mighty tired, yes she does. That's an unfortunate picture.

Friday, February 20, 2009

So much energy for one so small

It takes a lot of energy to kill a cockroach. 

First, you run.

Second, you have to recover from the shock and panic. (Sometimes, you don't get past the second one)

Third, you grab the phone and dial someone's number, ANYONE's number... in hope that they'd come over and kill it for you.

Four, you get smart and do it yourself.

Five, you grab the insect spray AND a big box cover... to hide la, in case it flies. 

Six, you stop hyperventilating. 

Seven, just DO IT already!

Eight, leave its dirty disgusting evil carcass for someone else to clean up. You did most of the hard work killing it already anyway.

Guess what creature won't be under wildlife extinction protection if ever extinction comes looking for it?

edit: shit. i knew leaving the darned carcass would come back and bite me in the a**. It "resurrected", i suspect i only knocked it out with the aerosol thing. It flew and landed on my head. I hate cockroaches, ESPECIALLY the flying ones. So i aerosoled it one more time and hopefully it dies again, for good. Now i have to wash my hair. Bleurgh!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

a belated valentine

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I tried out this lino cutting thing. I wanted to make a print for valentines, but i didn't finish the cutting in time so i didn't do it in the end. I'm guessing i should probably use a thicker, less watery paint next time, cos the print doesn't take so well (pictured here) with watercolors.

I'm so much more relaxed now that i've deferred my semester. I'm glad i don't have to stress over my classes while trying to take care of my health. And it has freed me up to a lot more of the work i owe church. 

Am now in the process of streamlining my portfolio, i have lots of stuff to put in, just not very organised -.- I also have more projects in mind, and one particular project i wanna try is a children's book. Hoping to be able to get a good friend of mine to contribute a short story that i can illustrate =)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The little kiddos

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it's still alive!

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Adrian said he bought two, just in case. So he gave me the nicer one and kept the other. His is now dead and in the dustbin. Here's mine, still alive and bright, although not as fresh =) 

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

blue bird

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There's something about being in relationship with people that makes you wanna tear your hair out, like when they lecture you at the worst times, or when they treat you badly, and it gets unbearable. Then again, there's something about being in relationship with people that warms the heart up, like the process of making up after a fight, loving them and being with them.

My boy & his flower

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Drawn while he was deep in concentration, which explains the silly daft blur look and scrunched eyebrows. Can't seem to get the curly hair right though. 

I wasn't expecting anything for Valentine's day. I haven't celebrated that awfully pink, sappy and expensive day for a long time, the recent years have had me having fun with my single friends on what is known as Single Awareness Day -a day that has a really unfortunate acronym. So when this flower materialized, i don't think i got the expression of gleeful thanks quite right. 
And he got the flower and the color just right =) 
Weirdest thing was i was talking about it right before he gave it to me, obliviously telling him about how much i like orange gerberas. I'm a dingbat.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Finding Joy in Joy's kids

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Given to me by one of my Sunday School kiddos, so sweet. Apparently she really likes making cards and crafts, especially as thank you notes. She's such an adorably grateful kid. I never thought the day would come: the day my hidden or so-i-thought-nonexistent maternal instinct has arrived. Before i took the job as SS teacher, i did panic abit. I thought i wouldn't be able to handle it. I asked God to give me a love for the kids. I can see how God answers my prayers in my two Sundays as "teacher Erin". It's definitely not easy, but i think it'll get much better as time goes by. 

Saturday, February 14, 2009

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its not funny when the sketches look happier than i am.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Purple tinges

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Ladies' first

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Spent a drowsy afternoon with Adrian, talking about nonsensical things. Learning to love my watercolors and markers and myself.

(Loosely based on) Agathe

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Another practice with the markers, not as successful as i'd imagined. Practiced with markers only on the flesh areas, seems abit too dark, perhaps i need a brighter or rosier shade. Still wide awake, wishing for sleep.

Agathe of StyleBytes, i say loosely based on her cos i don't think it resembles her much -.-

Sleep deprived and itchy fingered


Old faces

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Friday, February 06, 2009


Thursday, February 05, 2009


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yes i know her head is too big, but i don't care. 

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

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Inspiration only hits late

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Haha, any guesses who it's "supposed" to be?
Don't worry if you can't figure it out, it doesn't look anything like the actual person.
Hint: She's a model slash actress who slashes.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

my fave photos from the pool party

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What happens at a pool party? Some ppl get dumped in the pool, some willingly jump in, some fight kicking and screaming all the way in. Some get sat on by the ppl who come out of the pool dripping wet,some get hugged by drenched people, some get wet spots on very interesting areas. Then we eat, and eat and play games and don't stop eating til it's time to go home.

Monday, February 02, 2009

One month later

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She has:
  • Been to Elephant and drank out of its watering hole.
  • Remembered what the pain feels like.
  • Tortured someone using Family induced Death.
  • Done the Yee Sang thing.
  • Collected angpaus and filled up bank account tremendously.
  • Song led for the first time since she was (14yrs? 15 yrs?)
  • Finished watching Il Ji Mae in midnight fits of insomnia.
  • Realized she's 22 this year. (and feeling old about it)