Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cobalt blue pebbles

Cobalt blue pebbles

My new set of painted pebbles; for the love of cobalt blue.
I've used : Acrylic paints + Sakura micron pen 005

♥ Which one is your favorite?

Painted stone

In my hand

They are tiny!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Pressed leaves

Pressed leaves collection

A few leaves from my big collection of pressed leaves.
Some of these are from 10 years ago.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Super moist Banana Bread

Banana Bread

I made this yummy Banana Bread this morning.

It's been over a month that I try to eat "Clean". At first it may seem like a real challenge. But it gets easier and easier as you find new alternatives. This is a great recipe for anyone who is interested in "Clean eating".
* I used milk instead of oil and used whole eggs, not just egg whites. It turned out great!*

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy Persian New Year!

Happy Persian New Year

Another year has passed and again another Nowruz is here.

 Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Iranian calendar. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical Northward equinox, which usually occurs on March 21 or the previous/following day depending on where it is observed.

I would like to wish you a wonderful Persian New Year (Nowruz). Hope this new year brings you joy, health and prosperity ♥
! نوروز مبارک

My little Haft Sīn

This is my little Haft Sīn! Probably you remember the ones from the previous years.

Haft Sîn (Persian: هفت سین‎) or the seven 'S's is a major traditional table setting of Nowruz, the traditional Iranian spring celebration. The haft sin table includes seven items starting with the letter 'S' or Sīn (س) in the Persian alphabet.
The Haft Sīn items are:
Sabzeh – wheat, barley or lentil sprouts growing in a dish – symbolizing rebirth
✿ Samanu – a sweet pudding made from wheat germ – symbolizing affluence
✿ Senjed – the dried fruit of the oleaster tree – symbolizing love
✿ Sīr – garlic – symbolizing medicine
✿ Sīb – apples – symbolizing beauty and health
✿ Somaq – sumac berries – symbolizing (the color of) sunrise
✿ Serkeh – vinegar – symbolizing age and patience.

The seven 'S's
Persian New Year
Holly books and books of poetry

This pretty container is a gift from my lovely sis. It's a handmade Persian antique piece.

Traditional Persian sweets

Those sweets on top are handmade by me. In Iran we call them "Tout" which means "Berry". They are very easy to make. I will write a post on how to make them, hopefully very soon :o)

Persian New Year

That little tile is handmade in "Isfahan", a city of Iran that is famous for its legendary tile works. It's a gift from my lovely friend Raheleh! xo

نوروز مبارک

Tuesday, March 5, 2013



Toronto is a cold city with long winters. But it has many sunny days with beautiful blue sky in wintertime. You can lie on the bed, look at the blue sky and imagine that you are in a tropical
island far away.

For these sketchbook pages, I've used:
- Micron pen 005
- Watercolors
- Colored pencils
- Stamps

Tropical Breeze
Sketch book pages
Tropical greens