Cake

218 Cake

Weddings, weddings… They’re the flavour of the season! ;-) Don’t know if this cake is a traditional version, but I think not. I rather like it, it’s Belgian chocolate (that means it’s dark, no? – because I like it bittersweet) and French vanilla; and there are hues of salmon pink in the background of this illustration to offset the cake beautifully. (I am only rambling!) Congratulations to all those of you who are getting married, have already gotten married, celebrating anniversaries or setting dates, etc.-etc. I wish you love, light, magic and sweetness; and make sure you are marrying an equal, a friend, one who will LOVE and TREAT you right… (Whom you will want to do the same for, D-UH!) ♥

Okay, so Sugar is playing in the background right now, by Maroon 5; I LOVE THAT TRACK! The video is even better. Toodles friends, I’m off to watch Cake now. I’ve been watching a lot of movies this past week, and now I’m catching up on all the nominated ones. Oh, and hey – I’ll be uploading some things on my Tumblr shop, soon – so please follow me over there? (Click, click, click, click.)

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

The Notebook

217 The Notebook

As is tradition, every January (feels special when it’s a new year) – I have to buy myself a pretty, new journal or notebook… Because it feels like a fresh start, and I love doodling and writing down things – so it just feels much nicer when you have a lovely book to jot down what you’re thinking – in. This year, I haven’t picked up any books yet because I haven’t found any in the city that have struck my fancy except for this beautiful set online by Rifle Paper Co., aptly titled Vintage Blossoms – ooh, how I lovelovelovelove Anna’s works!

This is what they say about the notebooks on the Rifle Paper Co. website that mildly excited me, “The notebooks feature lay-flat binding, a high quality binding process that allows the pages to stay flat while you’re writing or sketching.” Coveting these books for now because they might be slightly expensive to order (with shipping, etc.) but um, you never know… I might just cave in and order them a little before my birthday. (Okay, fairly certain that I’m gonna do that. I’m an idiot! Where do you usually buy your colourful/pretty notebooks and journals from?)

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

Bonne Année

216 Bonne Année

For all of my dearest readers, good year and a sweet kiss to you, you, you and you for sticking around! (Hahaha, yes, *BORROWED FROM THAT TWEETER* – and joke intended, LOL.) I, for one, am very happy that the new year is here. I feel blessed to be here, more so because the year that went by wasn’t my best. There was good but so much bad, too. MEH.

These are a few honesties about me (or rather those that I’m thinking of, right now):

1. I work from home. (There are drawbacks.)
2. I am ordering my drawing tablet, in a few days from now. (OMGGGG! Thanks UNIVERSE.)
3. I’m 27 years old. (I actually still feel like I’m a cool, grown-up child or something! Ack.)
4. I’m not very good with people. Except for a being called Minila Louisa (eh, perhaps Valya Kristie – too).
5. Books are my friends.
6. I really like blogging.
7. Elastic Heart is the voice inside my head.
8. My parents are good people; I need to appreciate them more! ♥

P.S. I wish all of you a very happy new year… One filled with the good vibes I’m feeling, too. :-*

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

Poulet aux Prunes

215 Poulet aux Prunes

Thankful for the coming year, and all that has happened this year! 2014 has proven to be a bit of a rough spell (with magical goodness interlaced between) – truth be told, but I know some of this is only momentary, nothing too earth-shattering (and all in my head). I’m anticipating all that the coming year will bring… And I am determined to take better steps toward improving myself and surroundings. “I solemnly swear that I am up to good, good and only good!” SIRIUS-LY.

P.S. Chicken with Plums is one graphic novel that I have been itching to read for ever, now; I want to get my grubby paws on a copy! Also, doesn’t my chicken look delicious? A very, merry Christmas to the lot of you, you and yes, you.

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes