Cats Have Whiskers

July 4th, 2013

Over the weekend, I was in the kitchen and Little Bee was in her room until I heard her scream ‘Mama! Come here! Mama! Come here!’

When I got to her room, she presented me with this masterpiece:

cats drawing


I told her that the left one was a cute cat and asked her what was the one on the right. She said it was another cat of course. I said that I wasn’t sure as I couldn’t see it’s cats ears and she looked at me with her ‘teacher look’ and told me that ‘Cats have whiskers’.

Well… now I know.

Winter Already?

May 15th, 2013

Just a quick doodle of how I should have dressed to work today! It is the middle of May and I am FREEZING and envying my colleague who is wearing a jumper! Even Little Bee had a winter coat today… but I didn’t put gloves on her and her hands were so cold when we got to nursery :(

Seriously… I don’t think I can take the cold much longer :(


Screaming Lisa

May 7th, 2013

It was 19 years ago, the stolen painting of The Scream by Edvard Munch was returned.

Almost 10 years ago I met my hubby. Almost 10 years ago, I copy painted Screaming Lisa.

Screaming Lisa

Happy Birthday Scott!

April 22nd, 2013


It was Scott’s birthday on Saturday and Little Bee drew a portrait of Scott for his birthday present.

Spotty Gingerbread Man

April 18th, 2013

Spotty Gingerbread Man

When I went to pick Little Bee up from nursery on Monday, I had a look in her tray as she was still busy painting and found this drawing. She came over to me and told me that the drawing is for my birthday (which is at the end of the month) and that it is a gingerbread man.

She drew spots on the gingerbread man as I am still spotty from chickenpox.

Errm… Thanks?

IF: Teacher

August 17th, 2012

I never understood the significance of giving an apple to a teacher but after Googling about it these are some of the theories:

  • Apple is a symbol of knowledge, as in the fruit from the tree of knowledge in the Adam and Eve story.
  • Apple starts with A, which is the best grade one could get.
  • Teachers were poorly paid and fresh apples were expensive and was thought to be the best gift to give a teacher.
  • Parents of poor students who were farmers gave teachers apples as payments.

What ever the reason is, the apple was the first thought that came to my head when I saw the topic. OK. I lied. First I had a scramble of thoughts, from my mom (who was a teacher), teachers at school, a hen showing its chicks the ropes… then the apple.

Illustration Friday Teacher

IF: Freeze

August 14th, 2012

A late submission to Illustration Friday. When I received the topic on Friday, my brain just froze! I couldn’t think of anything. After a few days I decided to just forget about it. There will be a new topic next Friday.

However, today as I was sitting down and looking at other submission, my mind wandered to one of my favourite story when I was a child. I read it over and over again. A book by Hans Christian Andersen. The Little Match Girl. A sad story. Would I have wanted the ending to be different? No, as I always thought she was at a better place in the end.

Illustration Friday Freeze

IF: Bounce

August 3rd, 2012

When the sun is shining and flowers blooming, bees bounce from bloom to bloom… and that makes me happy :)

Illustration Friday Bounce

IF: Lonely

July 27th, 2012

Lonesome George used to cut a very lonely figure…. but heck some guy (Bob Marley if you must know) sang ‘no woman, no cry’ ;)

Illustration Friday Lonely

IF: Carry

July 20th, 2012

Seeing little ones being carried like this always amazes me. I used to carry Little Bee with a batik cloth on my front… never did try to carry her on my back. Wasn’t confident enough in my ability I guess.

Illustration Friday Carry