It’s Winter in Minnesota. . . Again.

The snow has hit the Twin Cities in Minnesota!!
YAY! (kind of)
There are some good and bad in the winter of Minnesota.
The good thing is that, when it snows, they gently float around and go where ever the wind may take them. But, if you were from the countryside, like where I was from, Holy Smokes, it was CRAZY!
We had snow banks blowing crazily and up to the roof of the chicken coop!
Well. . . maybe not that high but you get the point.
Winter, where I came from three years ago was 10x worse then it is in the cities.
When I was in high school, some students, including me, even got stuck at school for a night because JACK FROST decided to throw a blizzard at the last minute.
No biggie though, it was pretty exciting. All the students did their homework’s, played games, chit chat, and slept in the big gym TOGETHER!!
You dirty mind, hahaha, boys slept on one side and girls slept on the other.
It was like a big slumber party. LOL!
Every winter time though, for me, always brings back horrible memories as well.
Where there is good, there is bad I guess.
So cliche.
Lightbulb Moment: Perhaps create a piece soon from the feeling I’m getting from this weather! >.<
So, my fellow Minnesotans, PLEASE STAY WARM and STAY SAFE out there on the roads.
This winter is only beginning!

That Feeling I Can’t Quite Express

Black, Brown, Yellow, Blue, RAINBOW?!
Oh! The thought of it makes me feel crazy happy and FREE that’s why!
It’s just something I can’t explain. . . .you know?

imageimageIt doesn’t matter if your hair is black, blue, purple, or RAINBOW! 
If that makes you feel who you are, my advice is GO FOR IT!
I often find myself wanting brown or colorfulPASTEL colored hair believe it or not.
It’s just so awesome thinking about it don’t you think?!
Then, when you go out on a walk by the river, downtown, or in a meadow full of yellow prairie flowers, the soft breeze blows through your hair and your hair is flowing freely in the air.
It’s like you’re in your own korean drama!! ^o^
Except, I almost always see myself in a scene of a k-drama being the “nas-ej” with the wind making me feel so free and happy.
LOL!!
But yes, even thought my hair is just BROWN now, I still feel like a “nas-ej” in my own korean hmong drama. HAHA!
HEY THERE, DON’T JUDGE ME! ^^

Do you often catch yourself looking up to the sky with the sunlight beaming upon your face and making you feel free and happy?
Which illustration one do you like? 

A Pink Leafy Mermaid

Have I mentioned enough yet that I LOVE mermaids?!
That’s right I love them.
In fact, I love the sea life. BUT, there’s always another side to it.
I am DEATHLYafraid of being surrounded by waters or driving next through lakes,etc.
I know, it doesn’t make sense, you’re right.
But hey, no matter what, I still love sea creatures.
Including the itsy teeny weeny amoebas and every little living thing in the water. ^^
Sometimes it makes me wonder why I didn’t become a MARINE BIOLOGIST!
*gasp*
OH, never mind. I remember!
Because I feel too vulnerable being surrounded by water and not being able to do anything if I fall in, drown, or drift off far away like in the move “Life of Pi.” 

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imageWhy two photos posted?
Oh just because I couldn’t decide which color background so I said:
“Ah, what the heck, I’ll just post them both up!”

Which background is better?

♡Mermaids. . .Hmonggy Mermaids!!♡

I am EXTREMELY EXCITED I am starting this mermaid project after thinking about it so so much! *hands in the air* Can you feel the excitement in me?! *eeeek* Here are a few pieces I have started on:

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Do you think mermaids exist as well? ^^

HmongArt’s Handmade Cute Kawaii Little Hmonggy Girls

Good things take time to be made that is for sure! *sigh*
Today was such a rainy, dark, and dreary day in Minnesota!  bleh!
BUT, with the cool yet HARSH wind blowing everything around and through my window, it wasn’t bad because I enjoy cool and cold weathers. . . sometimes.
So, because I was stuck inside the house all day, I got my hands down and dirty making some more little Hmonggy girls! *applause*

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These cuties can be found in our Etsy shop! ♡♥♡♥

A Whimsical Walk With Alice

Finally, today was a break through from all the dark and gloomy weather of the bi-polar Minnesota weather!So, to top off the beautiful sunny day, we went walking again at one of our FAVORITE park William O’Brien State Park! *yay*

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Because the usual trail we usually walk on was FLOODED from the excessively high rising water of the St. Croix River, we walked along the trail of Lake Alice.
As we kept going further on Alice’s trail, we saw the most beautiful things she had around her.

It felt so magical and romantic! *heart fluttering*

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This place is like any other typical wet marsh-ish place, but where it was at was so absolutely breath-taking. Especially how the lights broke through the branches and its beams were beaming down into this area like it was a sacred place where fairy nymphs or neon butterflies can appear at anytime.
It was truly truly a magical experience for the day. Then as we kept going along with Alice, we saw other things that mother nature had to keep Alice company.

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Lichens are beautiful! They look like dried foliage that can be used for scrap-booking!

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Love love love MOSS!

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Gosh!!! These Bloodroots are so simple yet so pretty.

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How our shoes looked after coming out of Alice’s realm of magic. LOL!

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Totoro will be furious! (>.<)

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As we look up at the deep blue sky above us, we spot something that stood out from all the leafless trees and branches above and around us.

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This Red Cardinal was such a sight to see as our day at the park came to an end.
He’s so bold and bright! *Great Big Smile*

Once Again, Hmong Girl Running Away From Farming.

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It’s that time again when I should be starting to garden.  (○.○)  Should I. . . .yes. Will I. . .no. Then, the question is “why?

My honest answer:

“BECAUSE IT’S TIRING!”

I remember when I would have to farm with my mother and it was just exhausting, sweaty, and taking forever! (-_-”) Especially when a big hole had to be dug to put the lemon grasses in. It was for sure rewarding though after all the endless work. Yes. . . I have some farming skills taught from my mother believe it or not. (^○^)

Still, I will not farm. . . .yet. ^^

LOL. Now though, I am very thankful that there are very hardworking farmers out there that provide me with my very organic yummy Hmong greens though. Without their hardwork planting, growing, and bringing them to the flea market everyday, I would probably have to farm. *fist pump* <3