Saturday, December 13, 2008

holiday cards

this year i decided to make my own holiday cards to send out to all my friends and families. i had in mind to do gocco print of my own design, which would be my first time trying it out. unfortunately, it didn't come out the way i envisioned it :P the light blue is too light and you can't read the text. also, i can't seem to get a smooth color print. i can't figure out what i did wrong yet, but maybe i put too much ink on the screen? another big problem is i can't get a clean image. there are tiny dots around the image.... can't figure out why either. anybody knows?

so i went with my second plan, which is the same design but printed out from my own ink-jet printer. even though it's not a gocco print, i still like how it came out a lot. it still has the same block-print feel.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

IF: similar

another submission for illustration friday. new work for holiday cards this year :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

gift for ashley

personalized notecard set done with gocco print. i also made hand-lined envelopes.

can't get enough Jamie stuff...

beautiful cookbook... i want one of my own :D

doll & salsa

handmade doll from scrap fabrics...

pomegranate salsa...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

homemade chocolate almond biscotti

i love biscotti. it was really easy to make too!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

favorite juicing recipe

this is my favorite juicing recipe at the moment. i love the color from the beets :)

IF: late

i always wake up late lately...

and appropriately called "late" as i submitted pretty late this week... but better late than never :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

sweet & light little soufflé

i used low-fat greek yogurt to make these sweet little soufflé so they're really light and fluffy.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

thrift finds...

got couple of things from thrift store the other day. i've always wanted to make this similar wine cork bulletin board but haven't saved enough corks to make one this big :) i repainted and distressed the square mirror frame and put a chair motif on it with wood block print i made.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

IF: sugary

this week's topic is "sugary." i love cupcakes :) the frosting and decorations are always so sugary.

Monday, September 29, 2008

sunny sunny monday in kirkland...

it was such a beautiful day today. i happened to be in kirkland in the afternoon. it was so beautiful by the waterfront. i hope the parents don't mind that i took pictures of their kids :P but they're so cute playing with the ducks!

IF: packed

this week's illustration friday word is "packed." here's my first participation :)

Sunday, September 28, 2008


i am making a corset for the first time! :) eventually this (along with the skirt i will make later) will by my halloween costume this year! dorothy of course :P

i created the pattern on newsprint...

cut out the fabric. make two pieces.

sew them together...

the ribbon would go in the middle


Monday, September 8, 2008

vintage book

i got this wonderful vintage book from a thrift store. the silhouette illustrations are charming.


Wednesday, September 3, 2008


i just made a 'no expiration date' calendar!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

new painting

i just finished a painting. it has a lot of meaning to me as it reflects my emotions right now.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


just trying to move on...

"almost lover" song

"I cannot go to the ocean
I cannot drive the streets at night
I cannot wake up in the morning
Without you on my mind
So you're gone and I'm haunted
And I bet you are just fine

Did I make it that easy
To walk right in and out of my life?"

what can you do when someone you really care for can't give you 100% ... and probably never will. the hardest thing is trying to let go.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

summer drink

orange juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice and ginger ale. refreshing!


i'm lost for words...

Monday, July 7, 2008


i'm feeling optimistic today. it was a good day :)

a little tired and upset

today i went for a walk to the beach park at around 9pm and coming back home a little after 10. it was a good walk. i guess i just needed to clear my head. it's been a rough day and i'm just upset ... about things. i feel like i'm the only one trying and i feel exhausted after a while. some things are just not meant to be. i don't like this feeling.

i make art when i feel upset. this artwork first was a painting but i traced over it and color it digitally with photoshop.

4th of july

BBQ at edmonds beach park

4x4 painting

cooking and baking

i've been cooking and baking a lot lately.