|original watercolor painting by Bre|
Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
while in Cebu, i was able to grab a vintage copy of Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak's A Kiss for Little Bear and a very good copy at that! just in time for the commemorating the death of the illustrator, and what an astounding illustrator he is! i love the way Sendak puts subtle color on his pen&ink drawings.
|all illustrations by Maurice Sendak, captured through photos by Bre|
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
trust the Japanese to make the preparation of lunch boxes an art. of course, the west has already embraced this art and here are some astounding examples.
are you ready for mine? please don't judge me!
i know... mine doesn't even come close to ones at the top. but hey, i had less than 15mins to prepare my lunch (without cooking time), and the container's cute enough (got it from Robinsons Dept Store). i enjoyed it though, and i'm thinking one of these days i might do the same with my son's lunch for school. :) what do you think?
|my favorite, Where the Wild Things Are bento. photo from fantastic-dl.blogspot.com|
|these cuties are featured on womansday.com|
|photo from luckysundae's flickr photostream|
|let's get physical!|
Friday, May 18, 2012
we were in Cebu last weekend for my son's birthday and my sis-in-law planned a surprise Mother's Day day tour resort package for us as well! here's a glance at our beach getaway at Maribago Bluewater.
|having fun at the beach with my sis-in-law|
|the outdoor spa setting exclusively for moms!|
|enjoying my head massage|
|with my two boys|
|with my mother-in-law|
|Happy Birthday, Aoi!|
Thursday, May 17, 2012
sharing with you some of the new items in my Etsy shop.
|Parent and child Pheasant|
|Mother and Child Shishigami|
i particularly enjoyed painting the Shaman Cat.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
|photo from highsnobiety.com|
a few hours ago, i was dumbfounded to discover from Whorange that the very imaginative Maurice Sendak, award winning author/illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are has already died last May 8. of course everyone has their time, but knowing that someone you admire has passed away is rather heartbreaking.
for this, i will always cherish the copy of his works that i have, and probably get a copy of the Little Bear cartoons which i watched when i was younger. to Maurice Sendak, you have done great contributions to literature that no one could ever have imagined, we'll eat you up, we love you so.
here's a sketch of one of the items in my shop, from the parent-child series. bunnies are such adorable creatures, but I don't see myself enjoying them as pets (I find them boring). below is the fully rendered version of the sketch with some minor changes.
i wish i had a nursery to put this painting in. it would've been perfect!
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Finally, after a long break PopkinGarb is back. I have made changes to my Etsy shop however, it's now entitled La Mer de Reve. there are also revisions in the product line up, and I think it's best if you check it out yourselves. just a sneak peak...
|Shishigami version2 by Bre|