My husband celebrated his birthday this past weekend. For his birthday, I booked us a night at the Park Hyatt Melbourne so we could have a lovely relaxing day away from home and in wonderful cosy luxury. I even booked us a table at the Radii Restaurant at the hotel so that we could be super lazy and not bother leaving the hotel.
Every time I stay at a hotel, I like to do a quick drawing on the hotel stationary on the morning of check out and leave it for the house-keeping staff. I like to think that it might brighten up the day for the house-keeping staff cleaning up our room after we leave. Though they're probably too busy to notice and just chuck it into the bin straight away. :)
Here's the sketch I did this time around for the house-keeping staff at the Park Hyatt Melbourne:
My thought for this drawing was me and hubby setting off on adventures, preferably ones filled with funny, cute animals. :) Unfortunately because I'm such a non-morning person, I had to rush a fair bit through this one. I would've liked to have inked it up better and add way more funny creatures. Stupid comfy hotel bed with their billions of pillows, making it hard for me to wake up! :p
Anyway, that's my little hotel ritual. :) Do you have any rituals that you do when staying at a hotel or anywhere away from home?
Happy Chinese New Year! Hope you're all having a wonderful Chinese New Year. I'll be spending this weekend with family, food and friends. :)
Oooh, I really feel like watching The Karate Kid right now! What a classic. :)
I've neglected my Daily Sketches for far too long so I'm officially changing the name of the series to Random Doodles. With the work that I'm doing for Games for Gummie, all my time at home these days have been sapped up with creating art assets for our latest game. My Daily Sketch book has slowly disappeared under a pile of stuff next to me on my desk.
But I haven't given up drawing or more accurately, doodling. I've just found a new time and place for it. I spend several evenings a week at the Wing Chun Bing Fa Kung Fu Academy in Melbourne CBD. I've been learning Wing Chun Kung Fu for quite a few years now and the academy has become almost like a second home to me. On some nights, my husband and I will lock up the academy for our Si-fu and so I've taken the opportunity to use this time to doodle in the book that Sifu Julian (founder and instructor of our school) uses to keep track of the list of students in each class.
Here's a recent one:
I've been keeping to the theme of martial arts for these Kung Fu doodles (Kung Foodles? :p) and usually the inspiration for them comes directly from what I'd just been doing in class. They're all pretty silly and random but it entertains Sifu Julian and his family when they open up the school the next morning and so that makes me pretty happy! :)
"There's nothing healthy about a tan" tagline by the Cancer Institute of NSW. I'm a fan of being proud of the complexion that you're born with and I think there's nothing more beautiful than people rocking their natural skin tone.
And on a lighter note, how awesome is toast in winter? :) I <3 toast!
My cardio of choice is skipping and while doing said skipping, it got me thinking about which demographics seem to be most known to do skipping: little girls and big tough boxers! :D I can't think of any other demographics that are more different than that!
That realisation amused me a fair bit and so that's what influenced my sketch for today:
Going back to skipping, if you're looking for a good cardio workout, I can't recommend skipping enough! It's a good workout, all you need is a skipping rope and a bit of space. Best thing for me is that I can do it indoors, which is super useful now that Melbourne has decided to give us a very wet and cold winter. In your face, Running! :p