Tuesday, February 26, 2013

M.I.C.K.E.Y - M.O.U.S.E!!!

There has been a lot of Mickey and Minnie Mouse cookie orders lately, there must be Disney fever going on !

Here are some of the custom cookies of Minnie Mouse and Mickey mouse.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Oh! I found Little Leila's photo!

Gorgeous isn't she?

Portrait Custom Cookies

Last year, when someone called me and said, "can you please make a cookie of my daughter?", I shivered in my boots. 
I used to paint and sketch portraits of people during my artistic younger days, and the responses always varied. Portraits are a sensitive topic. Regardless of one's quality of artistic skills, a portrait is really about how an artist see you. Drawing from just a photo, usually ends up with a portrait that lacks emotion and character. Unless you know the person or sketch them with them sitting in front of you, you lose a lot of realism, even if its just a cartoon of the person.
However, its never a win win situation. If you personally know subject, they might not like what you see in them, or what they see in themselves through your work. Many great artists had famous and great powered people ripped up their work as they cannot face what stares back at them in their own portrait, ... or maybe its just a really ugly portrait LOL!!!!
So you see my dilemma?  
But! I do love a challenge. I love cookie projects that is fun and challenging. A cookie that stresses me out, and makes me wonder before, during and after completion.

Little Leila's photo had her sitting in a bath tub with bubbles. (Sorry, it has taken me so long to update my blog due to a very heart breaking year which rendered me 'speechless' for a while and was so empty I had nothing to share; I had accidentally deleted Leila's photo from my files)
She is CUTE as a button. With the cool hair do and engaging big bright happy eyes, her character jumped out of the photo. I had her mum tell me more about Leila so that I can do justice to her portrait. The option of painting a realistic picture of her was, well, not a very realistic option. It would have taken me literally forever with the number of cookies she required. So I concentrated on the 2 features that popped off the photo, her eyes and her trendy little hair do :0) and made a cartoon version of little Leila.
Her mum also told me that she loved making the "LOVE" sign (how adorable is she right???)
So here they are, custom cookies of gorgeous little Leila. 
Leila and her mum were very happy with it, so I shall mark this portrait as a success!

 Little Leila
PS: found Leila's photo!!!!! view here :O)

Here's a recent portrait of little Rachel <3 with a photo of her attached.
What do you think???
Shivering in ma' boots....

Little Rachel

Friday, October 7, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving by Cookievonster
Happy Thanksgiving, a photo by Cookievonster on Flickr.

Hi everyone. here's wishing you all a happy thanksgiving weekend.
May you have great company, scrumptious food, lots of laughter
and joyous memorable moments with your family and friends.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Teachers need to feel the love sometimes too

A new year of school begins this week, but in BC, Canada, 
teachers are starting the new year by going on strike.
To be honest, I have no children, so I haven't really paid much attention to what all the hoopla's about.
I believe teachers are beacons to children's future and they hold the key to tomorrow's state of humanity.  I hold teachers in the highest regard and feel that their contribution to our children and society is of the utmost importance.
But! Seriously.
Teachers need to be more appreciated. 
An appreciated teacher is a happy teacher. 
A happy teacher will genuinely love their job, and if they love their job, they will give their very best at all times to every single child.
A teacher gives knowledge, shares their experiences, guides and disciplines.
A good teacher inspires, encourages, and will have a profound effect on a child's life forever.

I'd also like to thank my high school teachers from Mowbray College, Australia
who inspired me, guided me and positively influenced me.
Mr. O'Shea for being my rock when I began a new life in Australia as a scared little girl.
Mr. Winder who taught me individuality and that it was ok to simply be me.
And most importantly, Mr. Graham Vohmann, if by change you ever read this, I never had the chance to tell you this personally, but you were my father figure, whom I will respect and remember with fond and grateful memories, forever.
Thank you all.

Give your teachers the recognition, honor and respect they deserve.

Give your teachers the recognition, honor and respect they deserve.

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