Author Archives: kabablanket

About kabablanket

I work at an academic library by day. It is a pretty sweet arrangement for me, because I go home at 4:30pm everyday and I get to do whatever I want after that. These days I mostly go home and work on my collages or drawings. I'm in process of becoming more disciplined about art., challenging myself to show up to create something everyday. I am a self-taught artist (it's so difficult for me to call myself an artist, but I'm trying). I look down when I'm walking (something I've always done) because I'm always on the look out for something interesting to pick up. Another one of my favorite past time is to go to library book sales and used book stores. I love magazines too. I want to do 1% better every day.
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Day 29 Palak Panner (Spinach and Indian Cheese Curry)

Today, for my last TAD I decided to make Palak Paneer, my favorite Indian dish that I’ve always wanted to try making but never got around to. Here are the ingredients I used: I found the recipe online, but now

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Day 29 Palak Panner (Spinach and Indian Cheese Curry)

Today, for my last TAD I decided to make Palak Paneer, my favorite Indian dish that I’ve always wanted to try making but never got around to. Here are the ingredients I used: I found the recipe online, but now

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Day 28 Girls eating Hot Pot

Another papercut today…of girls eating Japanese hot pot called “Nabe.” One of the best things about winter for me is eating hot pot.  There’s nothing quite like it here in American tradition, but there’s something special about family or close

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Day 28 Girls eating Hot Pot

Another papercut today…of girls eating Japanese hot pot called “Nabe.” One of the best things about winter for me is eating hot pot.  There’s nothing quite like it here in American tradition, but there’s something special about family or close

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Day 27 My stepfather cleaning fish

I did a papercut of my stepfather today as his birthday is soon, and I wanted to give a card that was personal and meaningful. He loves fish, and he goes fishing in his little yellow boat all the time.

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Day 27 My stepfather cleaning fish

I did a papercut of my stepfather today as his birthday is soon, and I wanted to give a card that was personal and meaningful. He loves fish, and he goes fishing in his little yellow boat all the time.

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Day 26 My Nephew taking a nap

This is my Nephew, Torai taking a nap.  I am still trying to get better at this thing…

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Day 26 My Nephew taking a nap

This is my Nephew, Torai taking a nap.  I am still trying to get better at this thing…

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Day 25 Trolley book plate

I always wanted to design my own book plate but never actually got around to it until today.  Here is my first design.  I live right on the trolley lined street, and out of 6-8 different routes we have in

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Day 25 Trolley book plate

I always wanted to design my own book plate but never actually got around to it until today.  Here is my first design.  I live right on the trolley lined street, and out of 6-8 different routes we have in

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Day 24 Walking a monkey

Still trying my hands at papercutting today.  I am finding that i should leave more “black” (positive) space to make the pic stand out.

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Day 24 Walking a monkey

Still trying my hands at papercutting today.  I am finding that i should leave more “black” (positive) space to make the pic stand out.

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Day 23 Library

Tonight I attempted at paper cutting.  I was blocked again, and i took a nap as an escape from TAD but when I woke up, I got an idea to do paper cutting.  I just began drawing a scene at

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Day 23 Library

Tonight I attempted at paper cutting.  I was blocked again, and i took a nap as an escape from TAD but when I woke up, I got an idea to do paper cutting.  I just began drawing a scene at

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Day 22 Cool lady

I found this lady in an old National geographic magazine from the sixties a while ago, and had my eyes on her. She has an awesome style, and a confident air about her that i just love. So i’ve been

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Day 22 Cool lady

I found this lady in an old National geographic magazine from the sixties a while ago, and had my eyes on her. She has an awesome style, and a confident air about her that i just love. So i’ve been

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Day 21 Doodling

Today I had a difficult time making my collage, so I set it aside and started doodling random stuff.

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Day 21 Doodling

Today I had a difficult time making my collage, so I set it aside and started doodling random stuff.

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Day 20 Sunny Day Service

I probably should have done my laundry, but I was too busy making a picture of a girl doing laundry :P

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Day 20 Sunny Day Service

I probably should have done my laundry, but I was too busy making a picture of a girl doing laundry :P

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Day 19 Grilled Mackerel Pike Dinner

Today I was determined to finally make use of a very nice indoor grill that my sister and brother-in-law got for me for Christmas.  She owns one herself and she swears by it, so that was so nice of her

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Day 19 Grilled Mackerel Pike Dinner

Today I was determined to finally make use of a very nice indoor grill that my sister and brother-in-law got for me for Christmas.  She owns one herself and she swears by it, so that was so nice of her

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Day 18 Cleaning my work room

I woke up today and realized the cereal box was empty.  But lucky for me, i remembered that i have a pack of Natto (Fermented soybeans….and yes, it stinks!).  So i made a “Nattoast” which is my own special recipe. 

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Day 18 Cleaning my work room

I woke up today and realized the cereal box was empty.  But lucky for me, i remembered that i have a pack of Natto (Fermented soybeans….and yes, it stinks!).  So i made a “Nattoast” which is my own special recipe. 

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Day 17 Vagabond

Today, my focus was to finish the book for the book club tomorrow…it took me until 9pm but now I am relieved! I started working on this collage immediately after finishing but again, i had a creative block…so this is

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Day 17 Vagabond

Today, my focus was to finish the book for the book club tomorrow…it took me until 9pm but now I am relieved! I started working on this collage immediately after finishing but again, i had a creative block…so this is

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Day 16 Cherry Pie Time!

It was one of those days where I wasn’t feeling too inspired…so i am not too happy with it, but I am glad that I’m still sticking to the TAD. I have my first book club meeting tomorrow, so I’m

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Day 16 Cherry Pie Time!

It was one of those days where I wasn’t feeling too inspired…so i am not too happy with it, but I am glad that I’m still sticking to the TAD. I have my first book club meeting tomorrow, so I’m

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Day 15 Gettin’ their hair done

It’s two girls getting their hair done. Today we did our belated Valentine’s day. We went out to eat fancy mexican place called La Calaca Feliz after work. Then he surprised me with some very thoughtful gifts.  He had collected

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Day 15 Gettin’ their hair done

It’s two girls getting their hair done. Today we did our belated Valentine’s day. We went out to eat fancy mexican place called La Calaca Feliz after work. Then he surprised me with some very thoughtful gifts.  He had collected

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Day 13 Sandwich lady

I’ve been wanting to use this picture of sandwich I found in a vintage magazine, and this is what ended up being.  Just a random character. Rob made this amazing dinner for me tonight.  It was dry rubbed pork chop,

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Day 13 Sandwich lady

I’ve been wanting to use this picture of sandwich I found in a vintage magazine, and this is what ended up being.  Just a random character. Rob made this amazing dinner for me tonight.  It was dry rubbed pork chop,

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Day 14 Rob’s Family Recipe

This is an imaginary book cover for a book that Rob’s going to someday publish. Rob’s dream is just to be a good family cook, and he is just that already.  He cooks for me whenever he gets a chance,

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Day 14 Rob’s Family Recipe

This is an imaginary book cover for a book that Rob’s going to someday publish. Rob’s dream is just to be a good family cook, and he is just that already.  He cooks for me whenever he gets a chance,

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Day 12 Valentine’s day Fortune Cookies

On Friday evening when Rob and I went to the Chinese restaurant, we discussed how some fortune cookies are actually good.  Rob said that he would actually buy a whole box of it to eat  as a simple snack everyday. 

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Day 12 Valentine’s day Fortune Cookies

On Friday evening when Rob and I went to the Chinese restaurant, we discussed how some fortune cookies are actually good.  Rob said that he would actually buy a whole box of it to eat  as a simple snack everyday. 

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Day 11 Bathing in Cup of Soup Collage/ Fun-A-Day

Today was the 2nd night of the Fun-A-Day exhibition.  Rob and I went and checked it out and here is some pics of what other people did for their Fun-A-Day…   This person collected “Dryer-Lint-From-Friends-A-Day” I think it’s so cute.

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Day 11 Bathing in Cup of Soup Collage/ Fun-A-Day

Today was the 2nd night of the Fun-A-Day exhibition.  Rob and I went and checked it out and here is some pics of what other people did for their Fun-A-Day…   This person collected “Dryer-Lint-From-Friends-A-Day” I think it’s so cute.

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Day 9 Happy life is just in front of you :)

I used the fortune cookie bag and paper place mat I got from Chinese restaurant a week ago. I like this particular fortune though it’s a pretty basic fortune. It’s so funny how fortune cookie is an American thing, and

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Day 9 Happy life is just in front of you :)

I used the fortune cookie bag and paper place mat I got from Chinese restaurant a week ago. I like this particular fortune though it’s a pretty basic fortune. It’s so funny how fortune cookie is an American thing, and

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Day 10 Setting up for fun-a-day exhibition

Sorry for the blurry picture! I was running around all day yesterday trying to get things done.  My thing a day was setting up for fun-a-day exhibition!  Different cities in America host Fun-A-Day but it was originated here in Philly,

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Day 10 Setting up for fun-a-day exhibition

Sorry for the blurry picture! I was running around all day yesterday trying to get things done.  My thing a day was setting up for fun-a-day exhibition!  Different cities in America host Fun-A-Day but it was originated here in Philly,

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Day 8 Slipping on banana collage/ Kale, White bean and Andouille soup

I am coming down with cold today, and it is snowing outside. So i decided to change it up today and make soup for my TaD today.  I got the recipe for this Kale, White bean and sausage soup recipe

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Day 8 Slipping on banana collage/ Kale, White bean and Andouille soup

I am coming down with cold today, and it is snowing outside. So i decided to change it up today and make soup for my TaD today.  I got the recipe for this Kale, White bean and sausage soup recipe

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Day 7 Minimalist collage

This took forever. I know it looks like it should have taken no more than 5 minutes to make, but it was  a challenge to keep it simple!

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Day 7 Minimalist collage

This took forever. I know it looks like it should have taken no more than 5 minutes to make, but it was  a challenge to keep it simple!

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Day 6 Honey collage

Today was the once-a-month crafting/quilting meet up day so I head over to the central branch of Free Library of Philadelphia after work.  My mother-in-law took me with her the first time in December, and I’ve been to every meet

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Day 6 Honey collage

Today was the once-a-month crafting/quilting meet up day so I head over to the central branch of Free Library of Philadelphia after work.  My mother-in-law took me with her the first time in December, and I’ve been to every meet

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Day 5 Apple man collage

It’s been a lazy Sunday, the kind I like. It seemed to be a crisp, beautiful day, but I stayed inside all day and I don’t regret it. I had all day to fantasize about what I’ll do for today’s

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Day 5 Apple man collage

It’s been a lazy Sunday, the kind I like. It seemed to be a crisp, beautiful day, but I stayed inside all day and I don’t regret it. I had all day to fantasize about what I’ll do for today’s

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Day 4 Abstract Collage

I made this piece using bits and pieces of papers I have collected over the years. Black piece of cloth in the middle is a Sashiko (Japanese style of embroidery/quilting technique) sample I made a while back. Now that I

Day 4 Collage

Day 4 Abstract Collage

I made this piece using bits and pieces of papers I have collected over the years. Black piece of cloth in the middle is a Sashiko (Japanese style of embroidery/quilting technique) sample I made a while back. Now that I

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Kitchen Tools

Hi everyone! This is my post for Day 3. It’s kinda similar to my first post, but more simple.  I got inspired by a picture I saw in one  of my favorite Japanese magazine called “ku:nel”. I have collected almost

kitchen tools

Kitchen Tools

Hi everyone! This is my post for Day 3. It’s kinda similar to my first post, but more simple.  I got inspired by a picture I saw in one  of my favorite Japanese magazine called “ku:nel”. I have collected almost

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Panda!

So I had some technical difficulties and my post is delayed…but this is what i did for day 2! Pandas are cute…like many people, i enjoy watching cute animals on youtube, but i think this video of baby pandas is

pandas

Panda!

So I had some technical difficulties and my post is delayed…but this is what i did for day 2! Pandas are cute…like many people, i enjoy watching cute animals on youtube, but i think this video of baby pandas is

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Collage of knives

I’m not sure how I got inspired to do this, but here is a collection of knives.

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Collage of knives

I’m not sure how I got inspired to do this, but here is a collection of knives.