Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

This time my sketchbook is inspired by the Christmas season.
Wishing all of you a very joyous Christmas!!
Big hugs!

Friday, December 23, 2011


Sweet Bianca from Brazil has tattooed my "Invisible Crown" illustration.
Isn't it cute?
I also wanted to thank you for all the lovely comments that you've left
for the two previous posts.
I really enjoyed reading about your favorite
and I'm going to find the recommended ones,
of course if I can find them in Toronto :D

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Heart shaped fruit

A few days ago I found this cute heart shaped fruit that I had never seen before!
I fell in love with its cuteness and unique texture.
It's called "Cherimoya".
It has a velvety and very delicate flesh inside with big and hard seeds
and so sweet and yummy!
I want to grow the seeds, but the seeds may not like the cold weather of Canada,
But it's worth trying!
What are your favorite fruits?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Kiss me goodnight

A watercolor illustration that I did yesterday.
These days I'm very busy with Holiday orders and don't have
enough time for creating/painting...but soon everything will be
back to normal again :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

2012 Calendars

I finally finished the watercolor version of "Love the body you're in"
and the exciting news is that I created a wall calendar with it!

This wall calendar measures 11" x 17" and is gorgeous in person!

This calendar is also available in two more designs.

You can find them all 3 of these calendars in my print shop, under calendars category.
All the other details about the paper and shipping are mentioned in the listings :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Windowsill garden

More than 2 years ago I posted the photos of my little garden here on my blog.
Sad news: Since then two cacti died (from pests)
Good news: Two joined the garden and
some grew taller and bigger!
My Jade bonsai is not as cute as before and I have no idea how to prune it.
Any ideas?
I bought this hairy succulent this Wednesday. Isn't it cute!

Monday, November 14, 2011


New pages of my sketckbook.
{ Micro Pen + colored pencils + stamps + transparent stickers }
Many of you have asked me what brand of sketchbook I use.
I got my sketchbook from a Canadian store called "DeSerre".
If you're in Canada you can order it online.
I using metallic guache for details.
You can click on the images to see them bigger.
Hope you have a wonderful week friends! xo

Friday, November 11, 2011

French Macarons

Hello friends! Hope everything is going well with you :)
The last few days I've been making French Macarons.
I ruined a few batches and finally I found a wonderful and very detailed recipe
by Stella of BraveTart. And now I'm oh so happy! La la la!!!
Thanks a lot Stella! xo
These babies are really delicious and look cute too!
I'm not really a kind of girl who bakes but I really wanted to make these, because
they look and taste great!
OK, no more of foodie talk! I'll be back with some exciting art related posts ;)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Early November

I try to walk fast at least half an hour everyday.
I usually visit a library near our place and come back with some children books.
This is a school near our building. I love how these bushes turn fuchsia in autumn.
Leaves in this post are from these guys :)
A few days ago sun showed up between clouds for less than a minute.
It was early morning... I was amazed by its deep red color.

Friday, October 28, 2011

One night in lemon garden

Hope you have a lovely weekend friends :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Work in progress

I'm working on a watercolor painting right now.
It's called "One night in Lemon Garden"
It's going to have a dark background :)
I use Fabriano blocks for most of my watercolor paintings.
They are available in a few types. Mine is 5" x 7"
"extra white", "hot pressed" and 300gr which has a
very smooth surface.

Come back soon for the update!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tattooed bird

A watercolor painting that I did yesterday.
This time it's not a tattooed snail! ;)
5 x 7 Fabriano paper
Have a great Friday and weekend friends :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Autumn from my window

First of all I would like to thank you for all the heartwarming comments
that you left for the previous post! You guys are so sweet! Hugs! xoxo
As you can see autumn is here in Toronto and it's one of my favorite seasons.
It's kind of mysterious and romantic at the same time.
What is your favorite season?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hello friends!

Hello friends! Long time no see!
I've had difficult times in the past few months dealing with medical issues,
I really didn't have the time or concentration to blog but now I'm back and
feeling much better. I'm sorry that I worried you and thanks a lot to those
of you who sent me e-mails during this time and asked about how I'm doing.
Big big hugs!!!
Here are a few pages of my sketchbook.
Hope you have a wonderful day xoxo

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hot Toronto nights

These days the weather is so Hot and humid in Toronto.
I love the time of the day that sun starts to disappear and orange street lights glow.

Friday, July 8, 2011


More pages from my sketchbook.

{ Micro pen . pencil . colored pencils . watercolor . stamps . transparent stickers }

I draw the angel (left page) from one of my great grandfather's paintings,
Hadi Tajvidi (1892-1940)
He was a master of Persian Miniature Painting.
Have a wonderful weekend friends!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


From my sketchbook.
{ Micro pen . Watercolor . Colored pencils . Gouache . stickers . Washi tape . Stamp }

I have used some fun transparent stickers in this one, the balloons on top and
the leaves of the tree on the bottom of the right page. You can find them in
many Etsy shops.
I love using metallic gouache! I took the photo in an angel that they shine :)
Some pressed leaves and flowers that I've collected over the years and new
Canadian stamps.

Friday, June 10, 2011


I'm sure that many of you already know about this wonderful website
called "Pinterest". It's a virtual pinboard and lets you organize and share
all the beautiful things you find on the web. This is my favorite website
these days...a great way to feed your creativity.

Enjoy and have a restful weekend :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Illustration Friday - Shadows

An inspiring self esteem quote that I found yesterday,
and I think it worked well with the subject of this week's
Illustration Friday: Shadows

Watercolor on 8.5" x 11" paper
Its archival print is available in JooJoo shop.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Story of a seed

A little watercolor illustration I did for the story of an adventurous seed called "Sea Heart",
a seed that travels in rivers and oceans to find a perfect home.
A few years ago when I was in Mexico for vacation, I found a heart shaped object on the beach and I had no idea what it was, maybe a wired sea creature or a shell?
Just recently my friend Sarah Melling told me about a beautiful illustrated book called
"A seed in sleepy" and when I got the book from our local library I found a picture of the
heart shaped object in it! WOW! It was a seed! A big and cute one!
Here are some more pages of the same book. I really enjoyed reading about seeds
and looking at the gorgeous illustrations.
Thank you Sarah!

Hope you have a wonderful Monday friends!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Illustration Friday - Soaked

A colored pencil drawing that I did for this week's Illustration Friday.
I am doing a watercolor version of it right now, so stay tuned :)