“We don’t realise we are making memories. We’re just having fun. – OurMindfulLife.com
I met Sadia, a Malaysian- Singaporean friendly lady at my work place years and years ago. I got another job and lost contact with her. Then one day while shopping at Westfield Fountain Gate, I saw here again and from then on, we had catch ups, especially now that we are both retired. We go to the market together, have coffee at cafes, have lunch even in faraway places.
But now with lockdown, this is the best we can do… have coffee and cake at the park bench within 5km from where we live.
“Life is tough my darling, but so are you.” – Stephanie Bennet Henry
Today is the 14th of September and I had a nice walk in my local area. It was a pleasant sunny day to do some sketching under the shade of some trees in the wetlands.
I tried to find out how Patricia was doing because it was just her second Monday at her new work. And she replied with one word…”Stressed”. So to make her day a little bit brighter, I sent her 2 almond croissants from Laurent in Ivanhoe through Ubereats.
“You can journey to the ends of the earth in search of success, but if you’re lucky, you will discover happiness in your own backyard.” – Rissell Conwell
I had a busy morning that I didn’t have the time to do my daily walk. I started my day with making the dough for my pork bun. I had to knead it and let it rise and make the filling. Then I had my Zumba Step Zoom class, continued on with steaming my pork buns, then had lunch and did some sketching. Before I realised it was already afternoon. So there went my morning.
Here is my Steamed pork Bun which may not look good but I assure you that it’s yum cause I tasted one. I made 12 of these yummy Filipino pork buns.
It was so windy so I was afraid to get hay fever, so I just stayed in my backyard. Excuses…excuses
This is my second Urban Sketching class. We just have a lesson every first Friday of the month but we are looking at having another one in between just to have a bit of a catch up session, especially now that we are still in lockdown here in Melbourne … another class will keep us more motivated!
So, today’s topic is Trees. We were given some photos to interpret in our own way. Some did pen drawing and some used watercolour. Here is how I did mine.