Kuretake Watercolor Set and Knitting

A couple of exciting things I’ve been up to.  I like my old watercolor sets but wanted to try something a little more pricey to compare.  I bought this Kuretake watercolor set and I’m really excited to get started on it.  I’ll share swatches once I find the courage to actually use it.  It’s so pretty, I’m nervous.

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While I’m trying to build up courage to use the watercolor I decided to learn how to knit.  I’m taking the class through Skillshare but I also found some really awesome tutorials on Youtube.  I find that sometimes I have to combine different platforms of learning to get to my goal.  The resources I will use are: Youtube, online paid classes, books, and magazines.

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Book Reviews: Charlotte’s Web and In Order to Live

Title: Charlotte’s Web
Author: E. B. White
Genre: Children, Fiction, Classic

CharlottesWebThis classic is about a pig who’s life gets saved by a spider.

I’ve read this book to my oldest when she was younger and now have also read with my youngest.  After we read the book we watched the movie.  I also watched the movie with my oldest when we finished the book.  At the time, when I watched it with my oldest, my youngest was too young to enjoy the movie so when the camera zoomed in on the spider’s face, she got scared and couldn’t watch it.  This time of course she was fascinated by the spider.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom
Author: Yeonmi Park
Genre: Memoir, Non-fiction

IOTLThis is a memoir about the author’s life in North Korea and her escape across China, Mongolia, and eventually to South Korea, and then to the United States.

This memoir was an eye-opener about North Korea. I enjoyed it, although I found the usage of, “we Koreans….” this and that, annoying. I’m glad that the author found her way to freedom. The world we live in is strange. Some of us have freedom and some of us don’t even know and will never know what freedom feels like.

Shaman Bells Water Color and Ink Pen

These Shaman bells are used in Hmong spiritual rituals.  I am not Shaman so I am not familiar with the rituals.  I only know that they are used but I have no idea how and what for.  Another term for the spirit calling is “jingle bells,” or in Hmong, Hu Plig (pronounced, who-plee).

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Arno Dorian Watercolor and Ink Pen

I had wanted to paint Arno Dorian from Assassin’s Creed because I loved his outfit, so I gave it a go.

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