It’s been a while…

Hope you’re having a good week…heck a great year!! I’m getting over a cold, but I did manage to venture towards some water this weekend. While it was sunny…it’s so rare in Seattle 🙂 It’s February 29th…a leap day…what are you planing today? Hope it’s fun:)  

  Such an ‘authentic’ photo 😄



Snail mail from Bobbin: Birthday goods:) 

Hello! Hello Bobbin!❤️

Tempus Fugit!! It’s already, the end of June and almost July! Summer has started with a bang! There’s been a heat wave here in Seattle and I’m currently in a torrid relationship with my fan. The nights have been sweltering but…I love warm weather so I’m dealing…sorta

Two and a half weeks ago, was my birthday …🎉

and three days later I receive a gift from you Bobbin! 🎁

And three days ago I finally opened it…I’m a bit slow…😝

I went to the cafe, and slowly opened The ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ themed envelope you sent and discovered the most adorable ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ puzzle enclosed.

I was at the cafe, brainstorming my final illustration (in a series of illustrations for the novel I wrote)

And was presently faced with a little ‘mental block’ and the puzzle was a perfect diversion from my slump!

It took only a minute to complete, but it left me with a lasting feeling of satisfaction and relaxation that I carried over to my sketch pad! Thank you again my friend and I LOVED looking at the post about your Birthday adventures in Hong Kong!

Expect some snail mail from me shortly 😉




Bisous Birthday Photos pt 1

The sun was shining… My heart was beaming. 

Hello Bobbin!

Sunday June 7th was my Birthday ! And it was a beautiful day indeed. 🙂 I wanted a relaxing day and I’d planned to do the usual ‘get together with friends’ this upcoming weekend, so Sunday was just for chillaxing  …  I ventured to the park to do some reading, sun basking and general photography. I received a text from a friend who wanted to meet up with me at the park with her lovely, rambunctious puppy Oliver. We wandered around and got ice cream ( it was vanilla bean with the happiest most colorful sprinkles known to man)  then tea. We then decided to do some painting. The sun warmly kissed my skin, accompanied by a gentle breeze, as I calmly painted …It was so charmingly simplistic that I’m still relaxed three days later! Refreshed, I’m ready for a new year:) So here’s to another year of goals being accomplished and artwork being enjoyed and completed !



A fun Saturday in 静岡市 Japan

Hello Bisous and friends!

How is your weekend going? Although, I really missed being at home and Art-ing, I had a fun day with a girlfriend and thought I’d share my day with some photos and what not with you.

It was Saturday and I was determined to have really good ice cream. I like ice cream that is really rich, and natural. Since I was a kid I liked the dark chocolate, the rummy mousse, the coffee and tea flavored ice creams. I was determined to satisfy my ice cream craving TODAY.

I needed to dress for the occasion so I picked out something brand new in my wardrobe. This sassy little top was purchased the other day at a thrift store for the equivalent of about 10 USD! I appreciate the good condition of the second-hand clothes and their fair prices.

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After arriving to Shizuoka City, which is an hour train ride away, we came upon the Golden Week sales. A vendor was selling hats for a reasonable price so my girlfriend and I snagged the deal.

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Hats for 700 yen! Wow!

Yep! We watched the less-cheesy-than-expected, quite-elegantly-done adaptation of Disney’s Cinderella. She’s my favorite Disney Princess and I thought Lily James and the crew captured the pure spirit of Cinderella which I’ve always admired.

(source: Pinterest)

After attending the royal wedding of Kit and Ella, we were off to do the ice cream thing.

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I got macha (green tea) level 7, which contains the highest portion of macha available. Rich, natural, bitter? Check, check, check! Yum!

TIL: It’s good to get out and do things once in a while :0)

Other rad photos from our day: