Clair de Lune

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I made a logo for my brother’s violin ensemble in the school where he teaches – Clair de Lune. It’s his birthday today and this is his special request from me. I exceeded 10 more minutes just to make some extra touch-ups.  I love the moon so I truly enjoyed drawing this.

Happy birthday to my bro Edmond. 🙂

Melonaide

Let’s Fly Together!

She’s Got You High

Mumm-Ra

She’s got you high and you don’t even know yet
She’s got you high and you don’t even know yet
The sun’s in the sky, its warming up your bare legs
You can’t deny your looking for the sunset

She’s got you high and you don’t even know yet
She’s got you high and you don’t even know yet
It’s the search for the time before it leaves without you
Have you lost your mind or has she taken all of yours too?
Whats this about? I figured love would shine through
We’ve lost romance this world has turned so see through
Open your mind, believe it’s going to come to
Romance alive and hope she’s going to tell you

She’s got you high and you don’t even know yet
She’s got you high and you don’t even know yet
The sun’s in the sky, its warming up your bare legs
You can’t deny your looking for the sunset

Whats this about? I figured love would shine through
We’ve lost romance this world has turned so see through
Open your mind, believe it’s going to come to
Romance alive and hope she’s going to tell you

She’s got you high
She’s got you high
She’s got you high

She’s got you high
She’s got you high
She’s got you high

Whats this about? I figured love would shine through
We’ve lost romance this world has turned so see through
Open your mind, believe it’s going to come to
Romance alive and hope she’s going to tell you

Whats this about? I figured love would shine through
We’ve lost romance this world has turned so see through
Open your mind, believe it’s going to come to
Romance alive and hope

She’s got you high!


Indie Saturday features today one of the movie soundtrack of 500 Days of Summer – She’s Got You High by Mumm-Ra. I love this song the first time I hear it, and the movie is great too! 🙂

Have a great day! 🙂

~ Melonaide

With Every Breath

With Every Breath

by Sixpence None the Richer and Jars of Clay

Hallelujah from the heavens
Hallelujah in the heights above the earth
Hallelujah all His angels
Hallelujah for the last will be first
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord

Hallelujah in the morning
Hallelujah for the beauty of His scars
Hallelujah in the twilight
Hallelujah sun and moon and shining stars
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord

When the night seems so long (throw your hands to the sky)
You can sing a new song (wipe the tears from your eyes)
When you’re weak, He is strong
He can heal your wounded soul
And calm the storm inside

For all your times of laughter
In every hopeful prayer
When the world weighs on your shoulders
Through sorrow and your despair
With everything, with every breath, praise the Lord
Let everything, let every breath praise the Lord
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord
Let everything, let every breath praise the Lord

When the night seems so long (throw your hands to the sky)
You can sing a new song (wipe the tears from your eyes)
When you’re weak, He is strong
He can heal your wounded soul
And calm the storm inside


Indie Saturday features the song “With Every Breath” this Black Saturday. It is a beautiful and soulful song worth listening to on this Lenten season.

Aside from that, this song is important for me because it helped me in one of my darkest moments. I have written in my description the sentence “Music is my medicine, art is my life.” And this particular song has become my medicine on one of my toughest time. And singing and playing this on guitar had calmed my troubled self. So today, I just wish to share this song to you. 🙂

Have a blessed Black Saturday. 🙂

~ Melonaide

Vivid Youth

Vivid youth from the early evening sky
Watching flames looking up
And I’m warming to your side.


Indie Saturday!

30 Minute Art now features the song “Vivid Youth” by The Pastels and Tenniscoats from the album Two Sunsets.

The song gives you a warm feeling of travelling with your friends or someone special.

It’s a lovely song to listen to during road trips.

Happy listening!

~ Melonaide

My Life’s Arithmetic Means

My Life’s Arithmetic Means
Words and Music by Clementine
The Camerawalls

Anytime you need someone to hold on
Even though it’s only words of comfort
Whatever you are doing
You can always count on me

Chemically induced hallucinations
Do you want to heal or push the knife on
I can be the only drug that you will ever need

I’ll be your North, your South
Your East and West
Your pillow, your wine
And your Sunday’s rest
When the twilight sets in
I’ll pin your curtains with stars

Laughter always forgives and forgets
Oh, like a bubble at a touch
I won’t let you break
I won’t even pretend
Cause you’re the value of my life’s arithmetic means

Trouble’s that you share are troubles halved
I’ll carry all the weight oh, turnaround
I’ll even share these dreams to last
For fifteen thousand nights

I’ll be your North, your South
Your East and West
Your pillow, your wine
And your Sunday’s rest
When the twilight sets in
I’ll pin your curtains with stars

Laughter always forgives and forgets
Oh, like a bubble at a touch
I won’t let you break
I won’t even pretend
Cause you’re the value of my life’s arithmetic means
Cause you’re the value of my life’s arithmetic means

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If you like what you heard, you can support the artist by buying their album.
(itunes, amazon, shop) 🙂

I think the song is really good I don’t know if I put justice on it. There are so many things or images that can go well with that song but since the title is math-related, I thought of drawing a graph with a heart on it. And the pocket clock is added in to stand for a love that can stand the test of time. ♥

So, there goes my Indie Saturday post. I hope you like it.  Have a great day! 😀

~ Melonaide

I’ll Pocket You a Rainbow

I’ll Pocket You a Rainbow
by The Gentle Isolation

I’ll pocket you a rainbow
I’ll pocket you the sun
Can someone tell me where did you go
I don’t care if you’re gone
I know it’s late
Run and hide from the sun’s rays
We could stop for a cool shade
On a tree beside the lake
I’m having all these thoughts
I’ll write them in a card
And send it through a common friend
For you on a weekend
I know it’s late
Please tell me my love how to break
I’m strumming mellow in my tune
Can I buy a smile

Hello everyone! I decided to add music on my blog. So, every Saturday I’ll be making a 30 minute artwork inspired by my favorite indie artists and songs I love. I’ll call every Saturdays now as “Indie Saturday.”  And what’s more is that I’ll go video the process how I did it no matter how simple the art is and then I’ll try to upload it on Youtube together with my featured song. It is time consuming so I will only do this once a week.  (the video may take a long while before I include it in today’s post.) Enjoy! 😀

~ Melonaide 

Solitary North Star

Today, I draw something from one of my favorite songs composed by my brother. Do check them out! I hope you enjoy the song as much as I do. 🙂

Solitary North Star
The Camerawalls
Words & Music by Clementine

The sun rises and sets without saying goodbye
Only leaves spectacular rays before it sleeps right before our eyes.
Silently being covered by night’s naked blanket of mystery
For sometimes only in darkness can we realize depth and significance
Of movement and time,
Of people and purpose,
And of infinity, Yes, Infinity

As we gaze at the vast space above us
Beyond the clouds; fabled stars will appear
Do you count or look intently for brief moments of wonder?

There is beauty in darkness.
There is beauty in darkness.
There is beauty in darkness
There is beauty in darkness.

For during times my life is covered with shadows
My road hardly visible with devious fog
And storms chasing my strength and bleeding me dry
I close my eyes and think of you – my solitary North Star.

As we ease the vast space between us
Beneath our eyes; twinkle of tears will appear
Do we kiss or look intently for endless moments in wonder?

There is beauty in absence
There is beauty in absence
There is beauty in absence
There is beauty in absence.