Monthly Archives: October 2014

Five Random Things About Me

I must say this required some thinking. Here goes!

1. Please don’t call me Becky. There’s nothing wrong with the name but I am so not a Becky. And also because if you say Beck.., Beck.., Becky out loud you sound like a clucking chicken.

2. I love cooking soup. As soon as the mercury drops to 50 degrees we are having soup.

3. I love paper. I enjoy looking at cool notebooks, journals, cards, postcards, pens etc. Basically, just point me to the stationery store and I’m a happy woman. Didn’t you ever smell and stare at your new notebooks happily when you were a kid? No? Just me? Ok then.

4. I am slightly OCD when it comes to turning off my stove and closing the garage door. That’s all you need to know.

5. I hate watching senior citizens lose on game shows. It makes me sad.

Thanks Kari for tagging me!

PS Don’t you just love my shellacked hair?

Impromptu Dessert

So if you’re feeling snacky and you just happen to have a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips and a bag of butterscotch morsels, do yourself a big favor and eat them together. That’s right, not bake them but eat them straight up. Yummy!!


Drawing Outdoors

The idea of drawing outside my home scares me a little. People have eyes so they can see and potentially judge! Well, I’m still the same insecure student artist so I ventured outside, on my patio, and drew a pumpkin and a couple of Million Bells blooms. It was such a fun experience. First of all, the weather was perfect, there were no bugs, and the breeze was blowing ever so slightly every now and then. The colors were more vivid and more complex. For example, the flowers were light purple, slightly darker purple, pink, a little bit white and yellow. Pictures are great but they’re flat so drawing real objects is a whole different experience. The pumpkin is a little iffy particularly the shape. It took me about an hour to complete my work but it was very enjoyable. I probably won’t be drawing out in public anytime soon because you know, teeny, tiny baby steps.


View from My Window

Monday was a little weird, temperature-wise. The day started out nice and warm and then suddenly, at around 5:30 in the afternoon, the wind started to pick up and the temperature dropped. My outfit went from t-shirt and shorts to jeans and sweater. And I was inspired to draw a little.