Monday, January 30, 2012


1 > baskets of quartz spheres  2 > candy-colored tiles  3 > the sweetest garage

Suuuper girly color time over here. Not sure what's going on, but I can't get enough of these sugary shades right now. Maybe all of those desserts are just getting to me... Well, I found a good art supply shop here in Singapore. And it's called Art Friend! How cute is that? I rushed over there this evening (remember, it's Monday night here,  American friends) to grab some more paint, good paper, and colored pencils. Got home and realized that in my hurry I ended up with watercolor pencils. Whups! Anyone out there use them? Could be fun. I'm going to let these colors inspire me, and see what happens. 

Have a good week!

Friday, January 27, 2012


Wow. Okay, no, I didn't get to eat all that. But in my dreams, I gobble down every last bit of those bursting tarts and cute, poofy creme puffs. In real life I just lurked around the display, drooling, and taking these pictures while the cafe employees pretended not to think I was strange. I ended up ordering a chocolate, praline, hazelnut, something-or-other-deliciousness creme puff that plopped it's contents mostly all over my face. It was incredible.

I'm happy to discover that the dessert in Singapore is so fantastic! And everywhere. And even though I want to try it all, I think I'll just try to make my rounds to a few of these top ten.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Last week I had one of those head-in-the-clouds days where everywhere I looked, ordinary things amazed me. You know those days where the world just seems more beautiful than it had the day before?  It's so nice to be inspired by the seemingly common. Even if you end up with a camera full of alleyway walls. ;)

Monday, January 23, 2012


After a hiatus in posting, I'm back.

Thought I should keep friends and family in the loop on my life since I'm so far from home. And, man, one blog post is so much easier to get out than a heap of emails. So, here we go! But this time, from Singapore. Yep, Singapore! The Lion City. Stuart and I moved here one month ago. He'll be finishing up his law degree (yahoo!) and in the meantime I'll get to work on some art and we'll both explore, travel and enjoy some time just living. I feel pretty stinkin lucky.

So, without further ado, a little something to read on your Monday morning.

I already had my Monday morning and it was lovely! It's Chinese New Year, which is a big ole deal here. Shops close, families gather together and everyone has the day off (some even get to take the whole week! C'mon America... Hint, wink, nudge). Last night we headed over to The Float at Marina Bay for some New Year's Eve festivities.  Food, dancing, costumes, so many lanterns, a carnival and a load of rain. Right at midnight! The nerve! But, a little rain couldn't keep Singapore from setting off an intense fireworks show. It was pretty great to see in the midst of a downpour. Afterward we took our rain-soaked-selves over to a 24-hour Indian food place and had some delicious masala dosai. Yummm.

Today, we spent our morning much like the other expats here: swimming and reading by the pool... Workin on mah tan... You know, tough stuff. Don't visit, you'll have a terrible time. ;) But with everything closed, we were forced to be pretty lazy. I'll take it! We rounded out the day with a trip to deserted Chinatown where we found the rest of the expats and had a little Thai food for dinner.

So, that's what I've been up to. Mostly eating. No, seriously. That's what the local pastime is here, kid you not. Eating and shopping. And lord knows I can't go on any shopping sprees... Girl quit her job to travel the SE Asian seas!

Since it's after midnight here and the food coma is trying to drag me down, I'll leave you with a few pictures and say, Gong Xi Fa Choi, to you! Happy Chinese New Year!

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