The other day I had this strange philosophical moment. I had a thought, a cluttered room is a cluttered mind. Haha, I don’t know why all of a sudden this came to my head, not sure if distracted… or genuinely want to clear out the space, but regardless, I decided to do a major cleanup of my cave.
While I was cleaning my place, I stumbled across a bunch of random things that were quite delightful. I’ve done the bathroom and kitchen, and have progressed to the bedroom… part 1. So far I have found:
- Random piece of hot pressed watercolour paper.
- 1 Free cookie coupon from Cookies by George
- Hand sanitizer.
I also came across some old sketchbooks from last year when I was really into buildings and stuff, (I drew a bunch of buildings in the inner Georgetown heritage sites and made friends with cats) and also some drawings I made while I was on vacation in Bali, Indonesia.
Tanah Lot! It’s a really pretty place. People flock here to be a tourist, watch the sun rise/set. You know, standard tourist things.
Some lady on Jimbaran Beach, also in Bali.
Me… drawing limau kasturi and some flowers. I do not recall where the plants came from. Tropical plants right? They just sprout up all over the place.
A block of pre-war houses on Armenian Street, Penang. It was over here that I made friends with a calico cat.
Cheah Kongsi inner courtyard. I sat here to hide from the sun… Penang humidity levels are pretty intense.
Nagore Shrine. I really enjoyed drawing this one. I got to drink ginger milk tea.
The view of some houses from St George’s Church, also Penang.
Some ah pek having his lunch in a coffee shop.
After I stopped working, I also did some paintings of a coffee shop on Stewart Lane as well as the infamous Lorong Selamat Char Koay Teow auntie.
Stewart Lane! I think the pigeons are the best part of the painting.
I sold this painting at Tesoro. *v* THANK YOU PERSON WHO BOUGHT THIS. Even though I didn’t really get any money out of it , but at least I was able to sell for a good price. All proceeds were donated to our Grad Show fund!
For those who are new to the Penang street food scene, Char Koay Teow is a kind of fried flat rice noodle dish which is really popular here, Lorong Selamat (literally means… Selamat Lane) is where of the most famous CKT stalls are. The old lady who makes this is quite notorious for… her temper, she has gotten onto Internet flame wars before, lol. but dayuuummm she makes a fine CKT. *v*
I also got chased out of her shop because there were customers from Singapore coming over and I was “taking up space” by sitting there and drawing her. Even though I bought her crazy expensive char koay teow every time I visited.
That’s it for now! I might find more gems as I continue on my room cleaning adventures.