weekend reflections

Weekend Reflections: Artsy Challenge

My painting

Art is not one of my strong subjects.  If I get to choose between art and music I would certainly chose music as it was what I am more inclined to. However this week I decided to join in with some friends of mine to try out a 3 hour painting session at  Arteastiq. I felt that it was time for some me time without the kids and have a girls outing. The last outing that I had without the kids was went I attended the bread making course two months ago.

It was the first time that I tried painting on canvas with acrylic paints and it was really fun. I initially chose a picture from the files which they had on the counter for customers to browse. However after partially drawing the picture on the canvas I decided to make my own alteration to the picture and add in a pair of cats instead.  Painting on canvas wasn’t as easy as I expected and it was not easy to blend the colors as compared to painting on drawing paper.

I found it really relaxing being at the painting session as I could clear my mind and just focus on painting. The kids were not around to distract me and it will really great having the bonding session with the ladies.

Did you take up any challenges this week?

new button

Want to join us for Weekend Reflections this week? You can grab the button from the side bar.

Just leave your link in the linky below.


Saturday Meme and weekend thoughts

SOOC Saturday
Earlier this week when we were at the River HongBao display  one one of the highlights were the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac and how they will be faring this 2012. It’s interesting to read about the predictions for the year and whether there is good luck and fortune in store for one.

I tried to take a photo of each kid next to the display of the animal year they were born in. Doggie boy stood beside the dog while Monkey boy pose beside the Monkey. When it came to Tiger girl to post beside the Tiger she was getting very restless and it wouldn’t be easy to catch a shot of her and the statue given her current height so I gave it a miss. I just snapped a picture of the Tiger instead.


1. How did you cope with your biggest heartache?

I pray to GOD for his guidance and it takes time for it to go away.

2. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital?

My friend who just gave birth to her fourth child.She finally had a prince after three girls.

3. How many jobs have you held in your life? How many of those were part of your chosen career field?

I had one main job as a teacher for the past 12 years.

4. How did you discover Saturday 9?

I found this meme from a meme list which I saw on another blogger’s site

5. If you could take the train from anywhere to anywhere, where would ‘anywhere’ be?
It would be the bullet train and I would travel from Tokyo to Mt Fuji.
6. When was the first time you cooked for someone else?
I can’t really remember but I think it would be when I was in the University and staying outside.
7. What is the worst beverage you’ve ever tasted?
Beer. I still can’t get use to the taste.
8. Is there anything in life you are “certain” about? Firm in your beliefs? Strong in your convictions?
Yes. I’m certain that there is a GOD who is looking over us and watching out for us.
9. Do you know anyone who has as very unusual pet?
Yes. A friend of mine keeps shrimps.