Weekly news: May 12, 2022

weekly news

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I hope you are all doing well!

I heard through the grapevine that May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada and in other parts of the world. So, as I have been fiddling with the idea of making another tiger painting for a while, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to work on it. I’m enjoying the process a lot, and researching reference pictures was particularly fun. For this painting, I’m celebrating my Vietnamese heritage and am working on a market scene. I had planned to finish the painting in time for today so that I could share it with you, but well, next week probably! No peaking, it’s a surprise!

Outside of the atelier, we are having our first heat wave of the year. It is the earliest heat wave we have had in my memory, and it is quite astonishing to see all the leaves come out of the trees all at once, almost quickly enough for us to see them grow with our naked eyes. Stella has also transitioned from happy kitty to sluggish potato… but she does have a lot of fur! I’ve been feeling weird about this and the world lately and this comic (by the incredible Sarah Andersen) perfectly illustrates my inner monologue.

So, to take my mind off of things, I’ve been researching website options. It’s been interesting to look at the different platforms and to test out different themes and styles. I’m looking into a new website because since I’m making a creativity class, I want to have access to a learning/teaching platform for it. There are so many options! Let me know if you have a favourite or a recommendation. Your input is always very much appreciated.

That’s it!
Until next week,

Take care 🧡🧡🧡



A very cute and enchanting middle grade book illustrated by Charles Vess!

Over here for a full review!

A small treat…

I discovered this channel this week, and it is so inspiring! Johanna has such a tiny garden, but it is filled to the brim with beautiful flowers all year round. She gives a ton of tips on container and succession gardening and it is truly inspiring. Here’s a short video of her garden in Spring: lots of flowers, soft music and cats! What’s not to love?


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