Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Watercolour Portrait of My Little Girl

I did watercolour portraits of my son & daughter in 1999 & 2001 respectively, when both were 2 years old. The portraits were framed next to photos taken by their daddy (really have to thank my dear hubby for capturing countless beautiful moments throughout the years). 



Allocated a space for my youngest daughter's portrait but it is still empty

My elder kids' friends noticed the portraits on the wall. Some even asked them: "Why there's no portrait of your little sister?"

Well...I was really guilty as I kept telling my little girl that I would do one for her too. But the longer I delayed, the less confident I became since I hardly paint nowadays. 

However, last weekend I decided to pick up my paintbrush again for this long overdue project...

 It took me 3 days to work on it...including tracing & sketching to study her features

And I am truly glad that I have finally fulfilled my promise to my little girl!!! 

My hubby bought me this Rowney watercolour set from UK before we got married. Unbelievable that it is still in such a good condition!

Can't believe 12 years have passed since I last painted my children's portrait! How time flies and my 3 kids are growing up right before my eyes!!!

These portraits will be given to them on their wedding days.
It is a gift of love for them to treasure & cherish for a long long time.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Friends Forever

During our CNY 2013 old friends gathering, these 3 cool boys were game enough to retake a childhood photo (maybe after seeing their daddies and mommies crazily happy retaking some old photos too)

Too bad we couldn't find the same brand of packet drink, if not we parents may be able to make a small fortune by selling the images to that beverage company with a tagline "Smart kids grow up with (brand name)"

Hey, or perhaps we can sell it to its competitors with another tagline "Smart (& rebellious) teenagers know what is best for themselves"

How time flies! Glad to see these boys growing into fine young men. Very soon they will be in college. As they're growing up, we're growing old. Nothing is more important than to treasure the time together.

My BFF since primary school. It sure takes a long time to grow an old friend who knows the song in my heart and sings back to me when i have forgotten the words.

We share the same wish ... we hope that our precious friendship will carry on to the next generation...and the next...and the next...

That's our definition of FRIENDS FOREVER.