The Calm Before The (Usagi) Storm

As we celebrated Mid-Autumn with our lanterns night before last post, the air was deathly still and very hot. Locals have told me in the past that blazing heat often precedes a typhoon, and so I'm not initially surprised when Kings mentions there will be one soon after.  I don't realize til later that it's going to be a super typhoon though...

Anyway yesterday Rockstar went artjamming with one of his favorite friends, and had a smashing good time. This is his friend's piece:

pic from vincentvangogh.name

pic from vincentvangogh.name

Oh sorry fine the credit probably gave it away, but my point was painting done by 30-something super famous impressionist, painting done by Rockstar's 6 year old friend, Same Difference. This is his favorite friend's piece:

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Sooooo nice right??? She even used texturizer and everything, and a little magic dust (glitter) to finish with.

I was actually secretly thinking "even can tie up hair so nicely...." And.... yup.

I was actually secretly thinking "Even can tie her hair up so "professionally", paint so nicely...." And.... yup. That's Rockstar's painting next to hers.

I would've loved to have Rockstar paint a sunflower for my living room, but....

Sigh.

Sigh.

He had loads of fun and provided a lot of amusement to other art jammers, but there are going to be freaking Ninja Turtles in our living room!! In the canvas. They've even got their "full power" on. Rockstar was very careful to make sure he put that in the painting. And then he added the glitter "To show how powerful they get! This is soooo awesommmme!"

I mean, I knew beforehand he was going to do that:

I had some warning...

I had some warning (note delighted face behind sketching)...

Before he added Superpowers (??!!) and facial expressions to suit a storyline.... (As in "Mike-y's always the 'silly' one)...

He even added Superpowers (??!!) and facial expressions and he was busy telling other Artjammers but I kinda zoned out staring at the thing...

Uh.......... you can tell I was never a fan. I don't know why that happens to their heads when they "power on" though Rockstar did manage to explain fairly patiently that the things sticking out on either side of their heads are the tail ends of their ninja masks to show they are in action fighting, not just talking (because then their ninja mask tails would not be flying around, you understand) and.... damn, I'm starting to get really annoyed with whoever created TMNT. This is all their fault, we have this thing in our living room.

ANYWAY.....

At least he agreed to recycle this one.

At least he agreed to recycle this one for the baby.

Remember this one?

Remember this one?

It's the Tractor Tipping scene from Cars - where Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater go scaring tractors in the night and then unwittingly wake Frank The Giant Threshing Machine. YES this used to grace our living room right where TMNT is about to take over. I actually quickly took this canvas away and saved it before Rockstar could keep going at it last time he was artjamming with another friend.

And so we are almost ready for the storm.

And so we are almost ready for the storm.

That's the newly recycled canvas for Little Miss, a relatively cheap basic set, and yes we really brought home The Ninja Turtles All Glittery With Their Full Superpowers On. We'll be artjammming indoors while the storm is going on; I'm hoping to make a final trip nearby for a bit more paint in case I'm lucky enough to talk Rockstar into also recycling The Ninja Turtles All Glittery With Their Full Superpowers On or doing a major overhaul on them, but if not we've got the hooks ready to put it up in its place of honor in our living room too. <cringe>

And so the storm..... is coming.

From our bedroom window, where Little Miss has a hoop, it's getting really quiet outside as the ships move in...

From our bedroom window, where Little Miss has a hoop, it's getting really quiet, even as the ships move in...

A tiny lone cyclist getting a final bike ride in on the road Rockstar's school bus uses just before turning in to our development... (We've missed the bus 3, 4 times btw, we've got like, the longest walk each morning because we are the furthest tower in... It's not much when you are NOT rushing, but if you perpetually are, like us, it makes a huge diff)

A tiny lone cyclist getting a final bike ride in on the road Rockstar's school bus uses just before turning in to our development... (We've missed the bus 3, 4 times btw, we've got like, the longest walk each morning because we are the furthest tower in... It's not THAT much I guess when you are NOT rushing, but if you perpetually are, like us, with a child who is about the same size as his school bag, it makes a huge diff :P)

O....kay. I might have called that one a bit early. Sunday morning and all that. Couple hours after I took the photo there's actually a lot more traffic outside in the T3 and I guess people are all getting final things done before the city shuts down. We received notification that the morning church services will still run but not the 5pm...

O....kay. I might have called that one a bit early. Sunday morning and all that. Couple hours after I took the photo there's actually a lot more traffic outside in the T3 and I guess people are all getting final things done before the city shuts down. We received notification that the morning church services will still run but not the 5pm...

  Thank you for the Facebook messages. Have to go clear the balcony. See you after the storm, dears.  

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I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.
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  • mun

    Stay safe! Hope the storm won’t be too bad.

    I like Rockstar’s Ninja Turtles because each of them have a different expression on their face in the sketch. The last one even stuck out his tongue. (I have not watched a single TMNT movie before though when young I have watched the cartoon).

    I think Rockstar can draw a pretty sunflower too if he wants to but he is into Ninja Turtles now (I guess) and fighting turtles are more interesting than pretty sun flowers.

    Can wait to see the work of Miss Rockstar. WIll she love to paint on canvas?

    • http://raisingrockstar.com Aileen

      Sorry I took so long to comment… Rockstar not in school for 4 whole days, Little Miss getting a little sick… I’ve never watched TMNT too though they really sound like teenagers with attitude problem sometimes (Rockstar has been warned not to pick up too much of it or he will not b allowed to watch)…

      She doesn’t particularly like painting or coloring but she does seem to like music and dancing, so when she’s a little older……….