Sunday, December 9, 2012



New from my sketchbook. All things Japanese inspired.

I've used:
 Sakura Micron pen 005 in black and brown 
 Colored pencils 
 Gold gouache 
 Black pencil

Metallic details

I love to use gold gouache here and there


Many people asked me before about the type of brushes that I use for tiny details.
I use 6/0 and 15/0 brushes.
I think you can find these in any brand :o)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Try to be like the turtle

Try to be like the turtle, at ease in your own shell On the kitchen counter In progress Something I've been working on the last few days. 
A self esteem quote that was suggested by one of my lovely customers. 
Watercolor on 8.5" x 11" paper
Available in my print shop.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Early bird

Beautiful morning One of the good things about being an early bird is that you get to see the beautiful sunrise.
 It especially feels good after a whole week of rainy/cloudy days!

Have a lovely weekend friends! 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mint tea

Mint tea 
My favorite hot drink for the cold season, Mint Tea. 
It's very easy to make: Hot water + Fresh mint leaves.
 I love it because:
 - it's hot in temperature but leaves a cool sensation in the mouth. *cool* 
- It's healthy and caffeine-free

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sunset rainbow

From my window

This evening at sunset a huge rainbow appeared in the sky.
The sky was almost dark and the last rays of light were about to disappear.
 I knew this beautiful scene is not going to last long, 
but I was lucky enough to take a few photos.

Rainbow at sunset Golden 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sketchbook, September 2012

Sketchbook September 2012 My sketchbook was looking at me with sad eyes lately, so I spent some time
this weekend doing a few new pages.

I've used:
- Colored pencils 
- Gold gouache 
- A vintage French stamp 
- Pieces of magazine pages for the girls' dresses. 
- Sequins that my mom and sister got me from Iran. New pages of my sketchbook Floral Details Skechbook September 2012 My Sketchbook

Monday, July 16, 2012

How to hang plates without plate hangers

Plate wall display Hello everyone! I was very quiet lately, because we were doing some home renovation and I was very busy with moving, cleaning, dusting, it! But meanwhile I found some time to decorate an empty living room wall with some plates, saucers and little dishes. You can even see a small vintage frame in there!
Some of these dishes are gifts from my mom, sister and my lovely friend Christel 
 Without plate hangers In order to hang the plates without plate hangers (I just don't like them!) I used framing wire and
hot glue gun. To make them even stronger I used several layers of duct tape.
The back of plates is very ugly now, but who cares as long as they don't fall down and break! :o)
In the end I scanned the bottom of each piece and made a template. This way I could see where exactly each plate is going to be and where I should hammer a nail. This step takes some time and is boring, but it's totally worth it.  

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Saucer Bird

flickr Hello friends! The last few days I was working on a few projects and
one of them was to decorate an empty living room's wall with
some plates and saucers. So I created this little plate with one of
 doodles and decal paper.
You can download the vector version of this birdie here
 and make your own plate/saucer in any size.

You need:

- A saucer (Mine is from Ikea)
- A printer (Inkjet or Laser)
- Clear waterslide Decal paper (You can find them on Ebay)
** Make sure to get the campatible paper for your printer (Inkjet or Laser)

Friday, June 8, 2012

More pebbles

More painted pebbles In my hand Here I painted more pebbles.
I'm planning on gluing a magnet on their back for the magnet board or fridge.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Painted pebble

birdie Last weekend I found a few smooth, round and flat pebbles by the beach.
 I painted my signature birdie on one of them. I'll show more of them soon.
 * I've used:
- Acrylic colors
- Micron 005 pen
- Clear nail polish for sealing
 Have a wonderful Friday and weekend friends xo

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Home sweet home

Home Sweet Home Home Sweet Home

My new watercolor painting. I especially painted this as a house warming gift.
You can buy the print of this illustration in my Etsy shop here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Illustration Friday: Heights

Dream big Dream big Original and print My Entry for this week's Illustration Friday challenge: "Heights".
 I did this painting with watercolors on white paper and added
 the dark blue sky digitally in Photoshop for the art print.
*This print is now available in my Etsy shop.

Monday, April 16, 2012


Sketchbook . April 2012 Sketchbook . April 2012 Sketchbook . April 2012 

Sketchbook time! Here are some new pages from my sketchbook, inspired by childhood nostalgia:
 The cat on top is the character of a cartoon called "Flower Stories" that we used to watch when
we were kids. (Thanks to my lovely sis Azadeh for the link )
 The stamp on top right corner is the cover of a TinTin book in Japanese! How cute is that!
Although we used to read them in Persian ;) I was in love with all of TinTin stories.
They still bring back sweet childhood memories.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Two new prints in the shop

One night in lemon garden Tattooed bird

I finally added the print of these two watercolor birdies to my Etsy shop.
I used a piece of fabric for the mat of the tattooed bird.
Love the texture and delicate contrast with the white paper.
Hope you have a lovely weekend 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My ceramic collection

My ceramic collection My ceramic collection My ceramic collection All in one place
I have collected a lot of small ceramic dishes during years.
 Many of them were gifts and some I bought myself.
 I use them for storing small objects and for taking my jewelry photos.
 Some of these are made in Japan, some made in China
 and a few are from Iran.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

You are my sunshine

You are my sunshine

Here is the finished painting. I did this illustration on white watercolor paper and added the
 grey background digitally in Photoshop.
   {    8.5x11"   }
Archival print of this illustration is available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Work in progress

Work in progress

A new watercolor painting that I'm working on today. 
Hope you're having a lovely Easter weekend  

Thursday, April 5, 2012

How to hollow out eggs

Quail eggs

I always hollow out my eggs so I can treasure them for many years.
There is a very good tutorial here in eHow website that you can refer to.
How to Hollow Out an Egg

I prefer to insert in the needle just about 5mm in the shell and not more to
prevent the shell from cracking. I make a few more holes very close to the
first one to create a larger hole and I repeat the process for the other end of the egg.
How to Hollow Out an Egg

Blow the egg out as this tutorial says.
Or if you have a rubber ear syringe just do as Martha Stewart.

Preparing the colors

Make some colorful water with food coloring and a bit of vinegar.
Submerging the eggs in water

for a perfect submerge and to prevent your eggs from floating on the surface you need to
fill them with water. I used a medical syringe myself.
The best way to dry the eggs is to make a drying rack like this.
<span class=

VoilĂ ! Now you have perfectly dyed eggs!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Quail eggs

Quail eggs

Yesterday I dyed some little quail eggs.
The eggs are tiny and cute and fit perfectly in my little bird nest.
Here they usually sell these eggs in Asian supermarkets.
*The big feather was sent by my lovely friend Montse, from Mexico! xo

Quail eggs

I'll show you some photos from the dying process in the next post, so...stay tuned!

Friday, March 23, 2012

My precious grandma

Happy Persian New Year everyone.
I'm a bit late because my precious grandma passed away a few hours before the new year.
I miss her so much but I'm sure she's in a better place now.
Spring is now here and I get to meet my old friends again.
They all sing very cute songs and I can't tell which one sings better!