Seattle weekend getaway

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A Basic Guide to Growing Succulents

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Growing succulents is a fun hobby that was introduced to me by Jennifer, my BFF and a succulent addict. They don’t require a lot of space, which is great for an apartment dweller like myself. There’s so many varieties to collect and trade or share with friends. Here is a quick intro to caring for indoor succulents and tips and tricks from Jennifer to get you started. Continue reading

Sketch Saturday #2

Last weekend we watched a musical production of The Little Mermaid in San Jose. It was my favorite Disney movie as a child (until Beauty and the Beast came out two years later) and I’ve always been a little obsessed with mermaids. The singing and acting were superb, but I was underwhelmed by the set design, costumes, and dance numbers. In particular, ‘Under the Sea’ could have been a LOT more extravagant and lavish. Ursula as a pun-dropping wannabe-comedian was pretty amusing, as were the eels Flotsam and Jetsam on roller-skates and with blindingly bright light flashing from their bodies. And most astonishingly, the lead Bety Le is Asian! Hooray for diversity!

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The Figurehead, ink and colored pencil

A figurehead is a decorative carving, usually of a female figure, on the prow of a ship.