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

IF: Suspend

July 12th, 2012

I’m trying to be active again with my doodling… when I saw the topic last Friday, I was thinking maybe I’ll start next week and decided to just leave it. But this image of a cow suspending over a field just would not leave my head!

So, as I was logging on to my work computer, I decided to have a quick doodle… and here it is in all it’s glory scanned using work scanner that is only programmed to scan documents.

Illustration Friday Suspend

IF: Boundaries

September 9th, 2011

I’m sure most parents use the naughty step/corner method and I am no different… the only thing is, Little Bee’s naughty step/corner isn’t a step or a corner. It’s just an area outside the kitchen door as I spend most of the time in the kitchen, and when I’m cross with her, I don’t want her to be in my area but still keep an eye on her.

The thing is, Little Bee seem to know that there is an invisible boundary around her naughty area that she would stay there until I go to her. And as she is two, the maximum time for her is two minutes. After the two minutes I’ll go to her, talk things through with her and we hug.

All is then fine until the next time.

Illustration Friday Boundaries

9 September 2011

IF: Mysterious

September 4th, 2011

I was thinking of monsters, mystery novels, halloween and things like that. Mysterious… unexplained things…

Little Bee turned two on Friday… and I can’t explain the love that I feel for her. I guess that is the bond between a mother and child… you just can’t explain how a little person is able to turn your life upside down but yet you would do just anything for that child.

Illustration Friday Mysterious

04 September 2011

Little Bee… Mama loves you sooooooooo much… even though she screams at you on a daily basis.

IF: Obsession

July 29th, 2011

I love writing lists… but whether I actually follow what I’ve written on the list is another matter!

But my real obsession, as my hubby and one of my colleague would agree is Bubba Bee.

IF: Gesture

July 19th, 2011

I used to have this cat called Labu, short for Kelabu… which means grey. He used to bring me all sorts like mice, frogs and snakes. I guess it was his way of saying ‘thank you’

"Illustration Friday: Gesture"