After discovering the really amazing Nana's Green Tea (it's a cafe!) from Sherrilynn, a good mate of mine, I've been popping over there whenever I'm free. Absolutely loving their Green Tea desserts and drinks. And because the place is so relaxing and comfortable, I bring out my sketchbook to draw there.
Here's some shots from my phone! I've been hanging out there and also visited Dr. Cafe Coffee for a doodle day once. (:
I'll scan and update more sketches/doodles when I have the time.
To doodles and beyond!
P.S Did you see my new sketchbook from deviantart? :D I ordered it a while back when it was on some big sale and it was recently delivered to me. It's mighty fine as a doodle book. It's from the Leuchtturm 1917 series of notebooks. I personally find Moleskin's paper to be better if you would like to paint watercolors/Indian Ink often but although the Leuchtturm 1917's paper is slightly thinner than Moleskin's paper, it feels more worthwhile and it held up my inks, markers, pens, copics and other miscellaneous drawing materials surprisingly well. Pitting the both together, I prefer the Leuchtturm. But this will probably a one-time purchase and splurge on a sketchbook. Though the paper is fantastic, I prefer my cheaper and equally awesome Daler Rowney Ivory Sketchbook.
Haha! I'm on an art student budget after all. :D
Attended the annual St Jerome's Laneway Festival on Saturday with my favourite musical amigos. It was all the more exciting and fantastic with the two of them. Introducing, my handsome man, Ryan and my stunning diva, Charlotte. We brought a nice picnic mat and sunnies and plonked ourselves on the hill and had a good time chilling out to good music. The sun was pretty unforgiving and I am as fried as fried chicken can be. My sunburns still burn like fire. Well, that's the punishment for forgetting to slop on good ol' sunscreen.
We initially went for the festival because of Of Monsters and Men, Kimbra, Bat for Lashes and Gotye live, but after sitting through the performances, we had found new love for Kings of Convenience, Real Estate, Yeasayer and The Lumineers. The Lumineers didn't perform, but the organisers were playing Stubborn Love from their album while they set up the next stage, so the songs were stuck in my head. Musical festivals are really cool. I saw so many different kinds of fans, differently decked out in band tees, hipster styles, whatever was comfortable for them and all. But everybody with their varying personalities merged together as one when their favourite bands appeared on stage. Music brings people together.
Almost done editing my photos from the Kimbra and Bat for Lashes set. I slightly regret not going nearer to the stage when Of Monsters and Men were playing. But ohwell, all in all, it was a fantastic day!
January 22nd; adventures for two. :D
For the wondering viewer, it's Broccoli and Cheddar soup!
Got my hands on fantastic new albums as well! (: Good music soothes yet helps the doodle beast inside. Looking forward to playing the tracks.
A couple of mates passed out from their Basic Military Training last saturday. A real prideful time for them, I believe. Some friends and I went to support them down at the Floating Platform, and it was a real interesting ceremony. Personally, I don't have a brother so it was the only time I could witness such a thing. We were all really proud of the guys who went in as boys and left as real men. The pride on their faces were unbelievably stunning and it made us spectators well up with joy and satisfaction for them.
Cheers to all the strength and discipline they showed throughout the grueling months of training. And, I am glad, it's not compulsory for females to go through training as well. Phew, real glad about that!
a fine adventurous hot chocolate to end the day.