Wednesday 17 July 2019

being brave

  Let's start this blog post off with a Travelling Tangles Project tile from ├ůsa Vading. She used Reticula RA-I and Fragment T5, from the Zentangle Primer 1 book.

  I added Ando and a variation of Flukes. Shading was done with Polychromos coloured pencils and a bit of graphite pencil.

  I teach weekly classes at Toa Payoh Central Community Club. Today will be the second class of this month. Here's what we created last week!

  We've also had many classes at the 7F5R studio... Here are some of my favourites...

  Embedded Letters! This student spoke Mandarin, so I chose to use Chinese characters on our large tiles instead of a single letter.

  During the class, we also got onto the topic of what it means to be brave. I told her that a lot of people think that bravery means being fearless... When, in fact, being brave means being scared but still going forth and doing the thing that scares you. There's also this other saying that goes,
"If your dreams don't scare you, then they're not big enough."
  What's something that scared you, but you still did anyways?

  Having the studio has also given me the freedom to teach classes in full colours. Here's a peacock class that we did..

  The 7F5R studio is located at 33A Hong Kong Street. It is very close to Clarke Quay and Chinatown MRT. You can also see a list of all the classes we are teaching in the studio via this link.

  Lastly, I wanted to show you this work in progress that I have... The background was created by Debbie and I've slowly been adding tangles to it as the days go by. She has been in Scotland for two weeks already, and I do miss her... Thankfully, she will be back real soon. :)

  And that's all I have for you this week. I hope to see you again soon. Until then, keep tangling!

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Charlotte turns one!

  Little Charlotte recently turned one!

  She now knows how to shake her head "no"... Although she does it sometimes even though she doesn't mean it. (Like that one time when my mum asked if the food was nice, and Charlotte shook her head no but still continued happily eating.)

  She's still very smile-y, and now consistently knows how to high-5.

  She has really cute expressions and is really funny.

  She now enjoys watching what other children do. She also loves birds. We intend on bringing her to a bird park soon.

  She's learning to grasp pens and pencils... and makeup brushes...

  She's a charmer and will wave at random strangers to make friends with them.

  She's an adventurous eater. In this photo, she has a milk biscuit in her mouth. Although the expression she's making makes it seem like she's very pleased with herself for no reason at all.

  She can sit on the swings and see-saw by herself now!

  Her favourite words are "wow" and "ba-doo". She dislikes hugs and kisses, but will tolerate them just because she loves you. hahaha. And she got nice, new, little shoes because she's now learning to walk. She's still very cautious and won't walk unless she's holding someone's hand...

  Our little bitty bub is growing fast.