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My 2016 Calendar: Classic Cartoons from around the World!

It’s another year gone by! So, a new calendar that i always give as gifts is back! Time does flies… it seems like yesterday i worked on 2015 Calendar. Unlike last year, i used a set of card format instead of the desk calendar format. At first, i ordered 100 sets as usual but the design is quite popular. I had to order additional 50 sets later! 🙂 Like 2014 Calendar, the size is 4 x 6 inches with 1 month printed on each card, 12 cards in total. Each month is designed with one of my 4 cutie kids (Theo, Mushi, Misha, & Myra) and featured one of the classic cartoon characters from around the world. I made them in order to pay tribute to the characters i love as a child. I hope you like them as much as i do! 😀

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January to March: “Cheburashka” from Russia, “The Smurfs” from Belgium, & “Calimero” from Italy

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April to June: “Miffy” from Netherlands, “Barbapapa” from France, & “Die Sendung mit der Maus” from Germany

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July to September: “Hello Kitty” from Japan, “Paddington Bear” from UK, & “Pucca” from South Korea

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October to December: “The Peanuts” from USA, “Pingu” from Switzerland, & “Moomin” from Finland

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(Left) Printed 2016 Calendar with Denver Blue Bear acted as a stand!

(Right) My cutie kids: Myra, Misha, Mushi and Theo (from top to bottom)

Which month is your favourite? Mine is June! I grew up watching this cartoon as my family used to travel to Germany every year when i was a child. Btw, you can check out my previous calendar designs using links below!

2015 Calendar: Under the Big Top!

https://korpannita.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/my-2015-calendar-under-the-big-top/

2014 Calendar: Movie Cosplay Kids!

https://korpannita.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/my-2014-calendar-movie-cosplay-kids/

2013 Calendar!

https://korpannita.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/my-2013-calendar/

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My Zodiac Signs

I guess you all know about 12 signs of Zodiac but may not know about Chinese ones. I was born in March, so my sign is Pisces. A website stated that Pisces secret desire is “To live their dreams and turn fantasies into realities“. So true! I really like how it described Pisceans like me, which are very close to what i am… spend time battling “Confusing” conditions, torn between two pathways in life, have my own form of ‘fantasy land’, and need to take lots of holidays (or time off) to recover from life’s many diverse pressures. Might sounds like a very sensitive sign but i think i’m a practical person. So, i should be fine. 🙂

Like the western ones, there are also 12 signs of Chinese Zodiac. It is a repeating cycle of 12 years, represented by 12 animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. My Chinese Zodiac sign is derived from my birth year, according to the Chinese lunar calendar. I was born in the year of dog, so i’m a doggy with honesty and royalty! 😀

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I hope you like my artworks of Chinese Zodiac signs above, and you can check out yours here:

http://www.horoscope.com/index-chinese.html

Read more about Pisces here:

http://www.psychicguild.com/horoscopes_zodiac.php?sign=Pisces

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I do!

It was my wedding anniversary yesterday (29 March). On this day 2 years ago, i married a man i love or to be precise we signed our marriage certificate. We didn’t have any ceremony or reception. It was just two of us and the magistrate in our first apartment in Denver, USA. The main reasons are that both of our parents and relatives are quite far away, next town over and half way across the earth in Thailand, and we can’t go to church for a proper religious ceremony as I’m a buddhist. So, we decided to do it this way and saved a lot of money as we already paid a lot for my visa and also had to pay for my green card later. (If you interested, read more about it at https://korpannita.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/k-1-visa/) I’ve never wear a wedding dress or get our pre-wedding photos taken but i’m so happy with our life together. 🙂

Anyway, i think a happy marriage doesn’t required pre-wedding photoshoot, expensive dresses, or wedding reception (but a religious ceremony would be nice, if applicable). Although I came from a Thai conservative family, I’m so lucky that my dad understands and lets us do our way. I guess my dad had experiences with my older brothers’ big wedding receptions. He didn’t even ask for a dowry (“Sin Sod” in Thai) which normally required in Thai traditional engagement. I love you, daddy! 😀

After we’ve been married for 2 years, the question we get asked a lot is when will you have a child? I’m not getting any younger and not very healthy to begin with. So, i guess we will see about that in a year or two from now. We want to be more stable and are always open to the idea of childfree by choice. I don’t think we have to follow the pattern… got married, bought a house, have children etc. I believe that we can design our life and be happy! 😉

Happy 2nd Anniversary, my beloved Teddy Bear!

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Warmest (literally) Christmas in Thailand

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Warmest thoughts and best wishes on this wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year 2015!

This year, my hubby and i, celebrated in my hometown, Bangkok, with my family which included my older brother and his family. Our family always have dinner together on Christmas Eve (the evening of the 24th), while my hubby’s family in the US are celebrating on the 25th. Anyway, i hope you all have a Happy Holiday! Wish you lots of love, joy and happiness! 😀

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*Related post: [Lifestyle] Let’s Countdown to Christmas!

https://korpannita.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/lets-countdown-to-christmas/

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Self-taught Artist Like Me!

I’ve been drawing since i was a child and never stop. Well… it doesn’t mean that i’m a better artist. There were times that i stopped drawing completely for years. I was trying to find myself but i came back to drawing in the end. I like to paint with copic markers and here is how i do it! 🙂

“Self-taught” step-by-step to colouring with copic markers

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(Left) Skin tone: E11

(Right) Skin tone: E01

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(Left) Skin tone: E0000

(Right) Eyes & lips (

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(Left) Hair: E83

(Right) Hair: E64

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(Left) Hair: E43

(Right) Shirt, hair band

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(Left) Background: BV000

(Right) Finished!

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My 2015 Calendar: Under the Big Top!

Sorry! 😦 I feel really bad that i haven’t post anything for a long time… about a month and a half or 5 expected posts! Anyway, my hubby is here with me in Bangkok. So, we’ve been travelling a lot. I also had been working on my new calendar design for upcoming 2015 and here it is!
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I finished the design yesterday and already submitted to the print shop. For this year, it’s a 6 x 8 inches desk calendar. I ordered 100 sets and they should be done within 7 working days. Can’t wait to see the final product and give them out as gifts for my friends and family! 😀

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PS. I will also put some of them for sale in my online store “Matryoshka Husky by Pannita M.” at http://korpannita.storenvy.com/. Stay tuned!

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Coffee Jelly Recipe for “They Draw & Cook”

After I learnt about “They Draw & Cook” (http://www.theydrawandcook.com/) back in 2011, I decided to submit my first artwork to the website! I would like to share my recipe with you. 🙂

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Feel free to check it out at: http://www.theydrawandcook.com/recipes/coffee-jelly-by-pannita-kor

Coffee Jelly with Vanilla Ice Cream

(2 servings)

Ingredients

1 cup Brewed coffee (250 ml)

3 table spoons Sugar (27 g)

1 packet Gelatine powder (5 g)

(*For vegan or vegetarian, replace gelatine powder with agar-agar or kanten)

2 scoops Vanilla ice cream

Cocoa powder for garnish (Optional)

How-to

1. Make a cup of coffee

2. Pour coffee into a bowl with sugar

3. Add gelatine powder and stir well

4. Pour the mixture into 2 serving glasses

5. Set to cool and then chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours

6. Top with ice cream and garnish with cocoa power

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For those who love those illustrated recipes, i recommended their first publication, “They Draw and Cook: 107 Recipes Illustrated by Artist from Around the World”. I feel like it’s a good inspiration for amateur artists… like me. I really hope that my recipe will get selected for their next book! Wish me luck! 😀

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They Draw and Cook: 107 Recipes Illustrated by Artists from Around the World

Author(s): Nate Padavick & Salli Swindell

Hardcover: 224 pages

Publisher: Weldon Owen (2011)

Language: English

Source: Book cover is from Amazon.com (my physical copy is in Bangkok)