Little Blossom

  
Growing, blossoming, making its way unto this world

Worrying about being accepted and appreciated

Hoping to find its own place, make its own space,

A beauty as delicate as the raindrops

That will wither from the impurities of air

Grow little blossom, grow, and see the light of the day

Shine upon the beauty of your soul. 

– Melonaide

Watercolor Portrait – My Brother Jomer

  
I want to wish my brother a happy birthday!! 

It’s been a while since I last posted but somehow art is calling me yet again. Since it is my brother’s birthday, I grabbed my watercolor set and went for it. Because this is supposed to be a fast art, I didn’t sketch this with a pencil. Instead I directly used the brush. I am quite glad that my first fast watercolor portrait went out alright. This is just a small watercolor drawing , about 3 inches in size. So that’s that. I enjoyed holding the brush again.

Have a colorful day! – Melonaide 

Break Free

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Letting the colors loose,
Allowing each line through,
Let the water flow
And each paint blend.
Can’t do much with my racing thoughts
Nagging me much about my own flaws,
So I’ll just pick up the brush,
Even if my mind and heart’s restricted,
I’ll let my hands break free.

~ Melonaide

In Due Season

Red Rose

“Let us not become weary in doing good,
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Galatians 6:9 (NIV)

Admittedly, I’m a little disoriented this past week…I spent time googling a lot of things for a lot of questions that keep popping on my head. But sometimes, the answer we seek cannot be found anywhere. And the answer could be a stupid one phrase answer that could take you back to your senses. I tend to rush things that it’s so easy to forget to breathe (figuratively speaking :P). It’s so easy to feel frustrated, “why am I still like this?” or something like “when will I ever do some progress?” I guess there’s comfort in believing that there’s a proper time for everything, and that if we keep on keeping on, we’ll eventually be where we wanna be. 🙂

Have a great day!

~Melonaide ☺

Poppies in Bloom

Poppies in Bloom

 

The desert and the parched land will be glad;
the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom;
it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.
The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,
the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;
they will see the glory of the Lord,
the splendor of our God.

Isiah 35:1-2 (NIV)

Right now, we might not be where we wanted to be. We might be experiencing some problems and discomfort in our lives. And everything seems so hard. But with the help of a force far greater than our own strength such that of God’s, combined with our own action with determination to succeed, we’ll eventually get to where we wanted to be. It is because there is a price for success whatever our chosen field might be. It is definitely not easy. I’ll never learn how to ride a bike if all I ever think about is the chances of falling down and the increasing number of bruises. I had to learn it on my own, they all were kind enough to just tease me because I didn’t know something so easy and that they were too busy to teach me. But I can laugh at them now while I’m riding a bike! Woooot! LOL.

The bottom line is, problems are there to teach us, nurture us and strengthen us. It is through problems that we learn to value and appreciate the great things in life that we sometimes take for granted. All we have to do is work on overcoming it. And with your strength, support from love ones, and faith in the Lord, everything can be possible. We can bloom with full glory.

Have a blessed Sunday! 😀

~ Melonaide 

A Journey to my Old Art Sketchbook

This is a continuation of my previous post Looking Back.

These are my art when I was first properly introduced to the drawing and using the watercolor medium. Enjoy. 🙂

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I looked forward for every art lesson during that entire summer vacation after graduating from sixth grade. I know others might be better than me at that age, but hiding my art just because of fear of rejection won’t get me or any artist anywhere.

Looking back made me felt how simple my life used to be before. My mind was 100% dedicated to art at that moment, not worrying any other things a regular adult like me would think of. And that we should learn how to keep our complicated lives simple for us to truly appreciate the wonderful things that we may often take for granted.

May we never lose our boundless enthusiasm for something we truly love. 🙂

~Melonaide

One Stone at a Time


I can’t go to the other side,
The mountain’s just too high.
Maybe all I need is to keep a blind eye,
And try to move the mountain
One stone at a time.
I really should stop looking.
It freaks me out just by staring,
The amount of work that is waiting
It can be done
One step at a time.

~ Melonaide