Drawings of Sad Children

Hello all! A while ago I decided to draw these, which I like to call Sad Children. They kind of remind me of orphans from the early 1900s, but in my mind they seemed to be too well-kept to be orphans, and I had a vague suspicion that in their own world they had parents… So I settled on them just being sad.

Here they are  (you can click the pictures to make them bigger):

Sad BoySad Girl

I’ve always been fond of the cross-hatching technique with ink pens. It took me a while to get used to, simply because there are times when you have to be content with “imperfect” lines and messy forms that aren’t very precise. I think I’ve gotten the hang of it now, but I still think I have a lot to learn. Hope you like them!

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Food Post!

June has been a great month for food for me, so I decided that I should post about it, especially because I’ve definitely hit a posting slump. So without further ado: food!

We decided to mix a whole bunch of celebration events together into one big celebration, so we ended up going to Sunday brunch at Skamania Lodge, which is usually only reserved for very special occasions. So for my graduation/for my sister’s birthday/as a thank you to a friend, we enjoyed quite a lovely brunch. My favorite part? Congratulations ice cream:

Celabratory Ice Cream

There was also a cool bowl of apples there. Not for eating, but still cool:

Bowl of Apples at Skamania

We also went to McCormick & Schmick’s because someone had given us a gift card. I ordered a very well-presented lobster cobb salad. It’s so prety!

Lobster Cobb Salad

I recently went to a friends house, where her mom was baking some fresh pandesal (a Filipino bread). We helped roll them into balls, and after we baked them we ate them with cocktail weenies (they were cheese-filled cocktail weenies, which we were originally supposed to roast outside in the fire pit, but it rained so we just ate them with bread instead). I encourage you to try some– fresh pandesal is fluffy, warm goodness.

Pandesal

If you’re ever in Astoria, Oregon, check out the Bowpicker. It’s a cute little boat parked comfortably on the side of the road that serves one thing, and one thing only: fish and chips. But these are no ordinary fish and chips, no– they are they best fish and chips I’ve ever had on the face of this earth. Seriously. YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS. Here’s a picture of the boat that my dad took. I ate the fish and chips way before I remembered to take a picture…

The Bowpicker

And lastly, if you’re in the area you might as well go to Tillamook, Oregon. Yes, that is where Tilamook cheese comes  from, but when my family and I go there we usually go to the Blue Heron, which has the best brie cheese I’ve ever had. Usually the grocery store variety tastes something like chlorine to me, but the brie that comes from Blue Heron is fresh and utterly delicious. Here’s a picture that in no way does the actual thing justice:

Brie from Blue Heron

This doesn’t really have to do with food, but they recently remodeled the bathrooms at Blue Heron, and they’re honestly the coolest bathrooms I’ve ever seen. I want a bathroom like that. There are chandeliers in the bathroom (!) and the faucets are really unique. Here:

Bathroom Chandelier at Blue  Heron

Bathroom Sink at Blue Heron

And finally, I just had to mention that I am now very much in love with raw almonds. I mean I really liked them before, but now they’ve become something of a staple for me. Before, I used to eat pistachios all the time, but then the price of pistachios went way, way up, and so I turned to almonds. I’ve never really liked them roasted and salted, and I just think that the subtle flavor in the raw ones is just superior. So… almonds forever!

Almonds

That about wraps it up for food. Enjoy!