Saturday, June 23, 2018

Ink in Motion

LOOOOOOOVE this video.

Thursday, June 21, 2018


Vernon gave us a homework project, and he was a bit vague about it. He said to draw something from home. And so I did Big Hero 6.

Back in the old days of school I was never, ever this prompt about homework. I was totally an 11th-hour homework doer. And that was if I even bothered to do the homework. I often wonder how I managed to graduate.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

After and Before

Wendell invited some friends over for lunch the other day so I had to clean up the counter so they'd have someplace to sit and eat. 


This is what it normally looks like. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Drawing Class

Drawing class started yesterday! Our instructor is Vernon Rieta, and I really like how he teaches. He seems to be into teaching the human form and that's great for me because that's what I'm interested in.

Our project yesterday was to draw a wooden model thing that was displayed on the table. We were given a certain amount of time, and then Vernon would reposition the model. We were supposed to draw three different positions. I only managed to do two. I got stumped on getting the right perspective on a sticking out leg and ran out of time. 

Vernon went over each of our drawings and scribbled in his corrections (identified by me in red). I loved his scribbles so much that I asked him to sign the drawing. 


One of the best things about yesterday was that I met blog reader Cleta for the first time. She gave me these adorable greeting cards which are copies of watercolor paintings that she had previously done.

So cute, yah!! Thank you Cleta! And thank you for the cookies too!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Kuretake Gem Watercolor Set

You know how I'm a sucker for good deals. So when I saw this watercolor set on Amazon priced at a 62% savings I jumped on it. It's selling for only $8.60.


I like it. It's sparkly. There're 13 left in stock right now. Go buy!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Guava Smoked

About a week ago Landon went to Guava Smoked in Kalihi just before closing time and found the guy there already packing up. The guy apologized profusely about the premature closing and gave Lan some chicken and a bag of fried rice . . . for free! 

Although Landon had actually gone there in hopes of picking up some smoked fish he gave the guy $20 anyway.

I tasted a bit of the fried rice and it was very flavorful . . . really smoky. Lan shared the food with a bunch of people. I'm sure they enjoyed it.





Saturday, June 16, 2018

Los Chaparros

Wendell felt like eating Mexican food last week Friday so we ended at at Los Chaparros on Beretania. 

Here is my Fajita Salad with Shrimp ($15.50). It had grilled vegetables in it and was so ono that next time I won't add on the shrimp. Neva need. I didn't even use the Ranch dressing that came with it. And it was so huge that I ate only half and had the rest for lunch the next day.

This is Wendell's Chicken Chimichanga with Rice and Beans ($11.75). He said that it was good and ate all but about a fourth of it.

It got really busy at around 7:00 pm, but our server BJ was calm and cordial and very attentive. Wendell left a good tip. If you go, maybe go early, especially since parking pretty much sucks there.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Jane-Inspired Drawing

I did this drawing last night. It's colored with colored pencil.


Inspiration came from this book by Jane Davenport. It's a workbook art journal that you're supposed to color and draw in. You can also rip out pages to use in your own art journals. 

Only thing . . . the book is so awesome and pretty and so full of wonderful Jane ideas that I can't bring myself to deface it. Maybe in time. But for now I'll just use the book as a reference.

You can check out the insides here.

Thursday, June 14, 2018


It must be lychee season because the swap meet is loaded with them.

Most come from Waipahu. I think. Or Wahiawa. I always get the two mixed up.

There are always samples to taste, and depending on the seller will go for either $4/pound or $5/pound.

My sisters had already bought a couple bags each from two different sellers when we came upon . . . 

this seller.

Their lychee came from the Big Island, and according to my sister Geri, this lychee is a different kind of sweet . . . a more ono kind of sweet. 

So if you're into lychee, now is the time to go swap meet! No forget . . . go early before get HOT.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

How To Train Your Dragon 3!!!

Whaaaaat??? Coming Spring 2019! I haven't been to a movie theater in years, but I will next year!