Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tekko Loves Biko

This was one of the photos I submitted for the cutest animal contest. Although Biko did not win, I still think he (we think it’s a he) is the cutest pet. Biko passed away a couple months from an unknown cause. It was happily playing in the garden following Tekko and all of a sudden it started limping and gasping for air. I had no idea how to save it – I could only hold him until he stopped breathing. I wish I were able to revive him... I still think of him until this day.

In memory of sweet Biko.

But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end.

~William Shakespeare

Monday, July 27, 2009

Just Chalkin’

For those who follow my blog, I am very sorry for not having frequent updates. I can’t get away from the garden especially when hummingbirds visit incessantly. Their presence is keeping me away from coming inside. I wish I could capture them on camera but they are too quick. I don’t have any paintings or photos of hummingbirds but I started working on boards again. I forgotten how much fun it was drawing on boards. I used chalk ink on all of them. I am very fortunate to be working with the WFM artists – they are some of the most talented people I know. Please check out their some of their work.

By the way, if you want hummingbirds in your garden, you can make homemade nectar. It’s a very simple recipe and I assure you, they will be visiting your garden everyday. Don’t forget the hummingbird feeder though. You can find them easily at any pet stores or wild bird centers. Here’s the recipe.

1 cup of white sugar
4 cups for water

Mix them until the sugar dissolves and voila!

Some people boil the water but I use filtered tap water.