Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Madagascar Periwinkles

At one glance, these plants look quite ordinary.

To me, they are extraordinary because they were cultivated with my bare hands, starting as tiny seeds that popped out from their moms. It took me about 4 continuous months of watering, pruning, cutting and repotting before they finally bloom.

If you look very carefully, there are actually about 3 to 4 different colors. There is one local breed, easily identifiable with the absence of any white spots in the centre.

Tiny Shirts From Suan Lum Night Bazaar, Bangkok

Aren't they lovely, fit for my nieces and nephews.

My Baby Elephant Walk

Baby elephants from Chatuchak Market, Bangkok, marching proudly under the shelter of my bedside lamp.

My Own Glass Collections

This one gave me a migraine for the rest of the afternoon due to reflection of light... It took me about 8 to 10 hours over a course of 2 lessons/weekends to complete, which was my 2nd project for the Basic Program.

Assorted remaining simple glass paintings... done over the next few months.

Is it not obvious that I love to paint dragonflies? Tho they all look amateurish, for a beginner like me, it took a lot of effort and sweat, enduring weeks of back ache and neck pain. Perhaps it is really time to sign up for my advanced program.