Sunday, February 28, 2010


A little lovely project is running between various artists around the blog world. I am happy that I am taking a part too. It's simple and anyone who does any kind of art can participate. 
Are you interested?! You just need to make one item and send it to one random stranger somewhere on this planet! And actually receive 36 hand crafted pieces back in your mail box!  Exciting, right?! 

If you're in, leave your e-mail address here and I will send you more details about the project. 
It's fun!


Saturday, February 27, 2010


Favorite Song : The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson

Favorite Photo : by bradyguido

Favorite blog : Signature Illustration Blog

Favorite nostalgia : My daddy Long Legs

Favorite handmade : Cozy lovely knits by Wayside Violet

Happy Saturday!


Friday, February 26, 2010


Photographs by {fotosbaimercedes}

I am working on two things right now. One is practicing to minimize my expectations from some people around me. Life would be a much better thing if so.
And the other one is making my portfolio! I think I will share some of my works here on the blog with you. 

Oh and I have some thoughts for a new part here I hope to happen in few days, it will be lovely I assure!

Our week starts tomorrow, but I wish you a happy weekend! xo


Thursday, February 25, 2010


Things I am going to do this week :

1. Taking long walks, everyday. ( three days )
2. Lose one kilogram.
3. Make some paper garlands.
4. Post "a piece of art" for Art Exchange project to US.
5. Frame some photos. ( not yet)
6. Meet some friends.
7. Read one book. ( reading ... )

Good Night.



Happy Thursday everyone! 
Today we had a nice turquoise day. The city is full of people buying things for our coming new year. I always like Esfand (the month before Nowruz) though it's so busy out there. This year is even so much better for me and my family because we are preparing ourselves for my darling sister and her family coming from Canada. Eek... so excited I've never been before! 

There were a few questions about photo processing and blog images and their sizes on previous posts. I will answer them soon, I promise! 


Tuesday, February 23, 2010


See the cupcake recipe on the previous post.

Ingredients for icing :
2 cups of milk
1 cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons corn flour
2 egg yolks
50 grams unsalted butter


In a saucepan bring the milk, cinnamon stick, vanilla sugar and one tablespoon of sugar to a boil.  In another bowl whisk the egg yolks, the other spoon of sugar and corn flour together. Pour a little of milk mix to egg yolks mix and then stir all the ingredients back to the saucepan and whisk until  thick. 
Add butter at the end.  Let it cool completely, and ... enjoy!



We celebrated our belated Valentine's day last night. It was lovely, full of kisses and cupcakes! I must admit that the cupcakes turned out really well! :-) Oh and we watched Up. One of the most darling animations I had ever seen. Have you seen it? Did you cry over the first thirty minutes, or it is just me?!

Okay... Here is the recipe for you :

3 eggs
200 grams sugar
300 grams (2 medium) apples
100 grams unsalted butter
50 grams vegetable oil
50 grams hazelnuts (powdered)
15 grams cocoa powder
100 grams plain flour
50 grams rice flour
2 tablespoons baking powder 
And a pinch of salt...

First peel off the apples and mash them. In a medium bowl whisk the eggs for about two minutes, then add the mashed apples, sugar, melted butter and oil, and whisk for two more minutes.

In another bowl mix together the plain flour, rice flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and hazelnuts powder. It's better if you do it by a sifter. 

Mix all the ingredients and whisk until all combine. 
Bake at 350F for about half and hour. 

I will share the upshot photos and icing recipe soon today.
Have a deliciously beautiful day, lovelies!


Sunday, February 21, 2010


There are nights that you feel simply grateful when you're going to sleep. There are times that you feel unreasonably (or maybe by a very simple reason) gallant with yourself. There are times that you find noting for complaining... I think these little simple moments worth living a lifetime. 

Hello to you, my new guests. It's pleasure to have you here!


Saturday, February 20, 2010


A long walk after a beautiful rain. I hoped to find some water drops but there weren't any there for me. It's okay, maybe the next rain.

I am thinking of Julochka's art journal calendar. I believe it's one of the most inspiring things I follow these days. I like to start my own... And our new year is coming in a month. So maybe that will be the best of times for me. :-)
...I want to use my day-hours in a better way. Need to wake up earlier. I don't really like to miss the light!

A link for you : letters to dead people.  Genius.


Friday, February 19, 2010


I truly enjoyed Toast's new collection for Spring 2010. The colors are fabulous and so does the light.

I am a little tired of spring cleaning. So now I am going to make me a big mug of coffee with a little bit of cinnamon stick... Listening to music  and think...
What are you up to now?!

Check this fabulous photographer's Flickr, amazing!


Thursday, February 18, 2010


I always take a lot of photos from our African Violets. I really can't help myself. They are all so pretty and gentle. And always in bloom. I think it's because my mom talks to them everyday.