Thursday, 31 March 2011

Booking Through Thursday

What’s the oddest thing you’ve ever read? (You know, something NOT a book, magazine, short story, poem or article.)

The oddest thing I've ever read are the walls of my highschool's bathroom stalls....
They are absolutely littered with hate notes, relationship statuses, hearts, and swear words.  You're given a whole window into the minds of peeing students...
Going to the bathroom is always full of new surprises and snippets of literature :P

Book Jewellry

I found these on DeviantArt and thought they were the most adorable necklaces of LIFE!
I can't even express how badly I want one O__O
I love "Sweet Innocence" and "Golden Prose"...I'm putting imaginary dibs on them :P
Check out the link:

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Homemade Bookmark

A bookmark I made for my friend's birthday. :)
Watercolour on watercolour paper.
(sorry for the bad quality)

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

The Art of Doing Nothing

The art of doing nothing is actually harder than it looks.  I have mastered the ability of reading a textbook when, in reality, I have fallen into a deep state of REM sleep.  I can make it look like I am taking notes when I am actually in a fantastical daydream land of cotton candy and rainbows.  I can actually sit on my couch and stare at the wall while being happy.  I can stand in my shower for twenty minutes and just stare at the grout between the tiles.  You think this is easy?  I don’t think so.

Now, the average person may think that doing nothing is a waste of precious time.  However, for those of us who succeed in doing nothing, this practice is a time for deep meditation and complete peace.  Sometimes it’s a good thing to let the mind wander into the unknown realms of oblivion.

Try staring at your reflection in the mirror.  After a good five minutes of staring, your features will start to become nonsensical.  You’ll start to see each piece of the human face individually and in complete focus.  Then your eyes will start to glaze over and your face will become a mere blob of peach and brown.  Congratulations!  You just succeeded in spending ten minutes of your life doing absolutely nothing!
But isn’t that what meditation is?  I mean, all of those wise monks in Tibet that sit on those bamboo mats for hours with their eyes closed are doing absolutely zilch! Is it beneficial?  Yes it is.

Thus, for those who continue to slander those who spend their time staring at the ceiling, or lazing on the couch, I hope you know that you are also taking a stab at the religious icons that spend hours kneeling on a stool with their hands clasped together.  In the end, we’re all doing the same thing.  We’re contemplating, thinking, looking for peace, and trying to understand the ebb and flow of this confusing life we call reality.

Monday, 28 March 2011


This made me happy! ^___^
Check out Clara C and Joseph Vincent...Love them ;)

Stutter Insanity

I sat in English class today and wanted to RIP my hair out!
I mean, Hamlet is bearable...
...until it is read out loud by one of my fellow classmates...-__-
It's just one particular person...
His voice grinds on my nerves!  He stutters and mispronounces every second word with a nasally and saliva-like (is that a word?) voice! Gahhhhh!
I'm not saying he's not a nice guy.  He's actually verrry nice.
...It's just that he volunteers to read EVERY darned day for the lead roles!  Poor Shakespeare's play is being butchered by an incompetent reader!
Perhaps I'm being too harsh, but if you can't read, you shouldn't subject the rest of your classmates to torture!
...rant over...

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Plagued by Crappy Bookmarks

As an artist, I spend quite a bit of time working on fancy bookmarks...I use watercolour, specialty paper, and coloured pencils.
But for some reason, I always lose them!  I only get one freaking week of using my adorable bookmark and then it falls out, is lost, or disappears into thin air! -__-...
It is then that I grab a piece of toilet paper, a sticky note, or an old receipt...
These are the bookmarks that I NEVER lose! 
That one square of toilet paper never falls out, is lost, or disappears into thin air!  NEVER!
Right now I'm using a beautiful piece of lace as my bookmark...
I sincerely hope that it breaks my curse of crappy bookmarks!

Just Bought

Woohoo!  Just bought a new book for 25% off! (I consider myself to be quite the bargain hunter).
I LOVE the cover of this book.  Unfortunately, because I'm such as sucker for pretty covers, I sometimes get disappointed when the actual plot isn't that great.
I haven't read any reviews on this book yet, but I heard the movie was absolutely terrible...Unfortunately, that tends to be the case with most movies based on books :S
This will probably be my next read so I'm crossing my fingers in the hope that it will be as lovely as its cover :)

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Spine Cracking

Crack, crack, crack...
The lovely sound of the spine of a book cracking! 
Some people have a fear of damaging their book in any way.
...That's not me.
I mean, I keep it in good shape in every single way.
...Except when it comes to the spine.
I love to watch the little white lines appear on my books as I fold it in half. 
If there ever comes a time where we have to exclusively read off computers or kindles, I will be extremely pissed.
I like to touch the pages,
Smell the mould,
And crack the spine!

Friday, 25 March 2011


Do NOT, under any circumstances, eat a MR.NOODLE while reading a book!
...Which is what I did five minutes ago -__-...
If you want a lovely spattering of yellow stains over your beloved pages, go ahead! Eat this delightful snack!
But if not...curb your appetite for noodles AND reading, and enjoy them separately!

...Knowing me, I probably won't heed my own advice...


The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd
4/5 stars

This is the first book in a long time that has made me both laugh out loud and cry my eyes out. It is a beautifully written coming-of-age story where the metaphors drawn between the life of the main character and lives of the bees build a foundation for powerful life lessons. It is a sweet rollercoaster ride of loss, forgiveness, faith, and love.

The novel's main characters are developed gradually, yet carefully. As a reader, I came to love and really feel for Lilly, Rosalee, and the Boatwright sisters. In addition, the setting was clearly illustrated in my mind in shades of gold and yellow; the heartfelt descriptions drew me in and never let go.

I recommend this book for anyone looking for a well written, moving read. It left me with a fresh feeling, as well as a lasting warmth in my heart.

Thursday, 24 March 2011


Superman by Joe Brooks is my new musical discovery!  Absolutely love this video and song <3

Currently Reading

After reading two very serious novels (An Equal Music by Vikram Seth and The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk  Kidd), I was definitely in the mood for something light, romantic...and a little bit steamy ;)
Thus, I have just started Ransom My Heart by Meg Cabot; a historical romance that promises to be filled with all the ingredients of a light, enjoyable, and...ahem* ;)

First Post!

Very first post...hmmmm...
What to say?
Here I am sitting in my grey sweatpants trying to think of something witty to say...
Evidently, I have not been successful -__-
I hope to share a bit of myself in this little corner of cyber space.  For all the book lovers, painters, and music makers out there...These thoughts are for you!