Saturday, January 27, 2007

Painting - The Sleeper

The Sleeper

acrylic on canvas
60 x 55 cm

I was sleeping when the sun rose, and set
in the waking hour
to ignorance
- not knowing anymore than that

it took losing myself
in order to find the waking hour
to free the sleeper
from its delusion

It was light
that shattered the delusion
and horrified the sleeper
falling into darkness
before arising
into clear light once more

In sorrow and in joy, the clear light now shines
no longer blind in darkness or in light
the day and night is clear
to that who is


Minky the guinea PIG

Munch Munch MUNCH... Minky going spastic over green grass... lol Minky cow... mooo

if you do have a similar pet... maybe a bunny, this cage is just great. it's bottomless, so they can munch on grass and play. Has a shade cloth too to prevent sunburn and over friendly cats.

Plus you will never need to mow your lawn again. it's amazing how much grass they eat.

Not Just Any Ordinary Choc Chip Recipe AWESOME COOKIES

i made these tonight and all i can say is..... you just got to try making these.
i thought it would be a nice idea to make them as a gift for a friend's bday.
They just don't sell cookies like these.... Guaranteed to tame the cookie monster in you.. you got to try it!!! :oD The recipe makes more cookies than is in the jar.

Island Cookies

1 2/3 cups plain flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
187 g butter/margarine (i mixed half half)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup white granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 large egg
1 3/4 cups Nestle milk choc chips
1 cup dessicated coconut
3/4 cup chopped walnuts

1) Preheat oven to 190 degrees celcius.

2) Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.

3) In a separate bowl, beat butter/margarine, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla essence iin large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture.

4) Stir in choc chips, coconut and walnuts.

5) Drop slightly rounded tsps of dough onto trays with baking paper on it.

6) Bake in batches for about 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Do not overbake. Cool cookies completely. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

At Dawn

Hello there.. whoever you are out there...
So is it really 2007.. yes a little late but at least i made it. i'm giggling here at the fact that it's almost the end of January and i've finally come to terms with the fact that we will never see 2006 ever again. Daylight savings however is another matter.... let's not go there lol.

It's been over and around 38 degrees celcius in Perth over the last couple of days. It was still incredibly hot at 9 last night on Australia Day. While everyone else was probably watching the Australia Day fireworks, me and Steve were watching a different kind of fireworks. We sat on the beach at Fremantle and watched an amazing display of lightning over the ocean horizon. No rain ever came.. it felt like we were in the sweltering desert with warm wind blowing sand at our feet. Beautifully surreal .

i've been in my "what's the point of anything" mood lately. Can't seem to get going into anything. Starting but not being able to relax into it, let alone finishing it. Perhaps creativity will come soon.. it's been a good month and half now..

in the meantime, here is something i did a while ago that i haven't shown before. I was thinking about what my dad said to me once.. about the name my grandfather gave me. My name comes in 2 parts, Su and Lea. In chinese, the Lea means the first (inkling) of light at dawn... and Su means delicate or dainty. I'm not too sure i like the dainty bit... and unluckily for all my other female cousins, they too have Su in their names. Unfortunately my brother also started teasing me with Dainty Dawn for a few days after LOL.... but ...... it is really nice to know that in my darkest hour, my grandfather gave me a little torchlight to light me up once again. :o)