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Tea with Liam - Ode to Tea by SinistrosePhosphate
Tea with Liam - Ode to Tea
Unfortunately, my experiment with italic script didn't work out so well. 
The text says: 
Tea that helps our head and heart, 
Tea mediates most  every part. 
Tea rejuvenates the very old, 
Tea warms the hand of those who're cold. - J. Jonker. Amsterdam, circa 1670

Today is a special day. It's Liam Windress's birthday. And it marks my celebrating characters' birthdays for two weeks in a row. (If you ask me, that's a tad too much. But please bear with me...) Thank you very much for your support of "Tea with Liam" as a series. It's an idea of mine that really took on a life of its own. I've heard some really wonderful feedback and ideas from folks who follow this series. And that has really kept this series going. In fact, it's gone much further than I first imagined. So, on this very special occasion, I would just like to say a big "Thank you!" to all of you. I couldn't have done it without you. 

 Technical details: 
1. Words hand-written with Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay india ink with a C-6 handwriting nib
2. Drawn with HB mechanical pencil and shaded with 2B & 3B graphite pencils.
3. Lined with Sakura Pigma Sensei 0.4cm.
4. Strathmore 300-series Mixed Media paper 5.5"x8.5" (14x21.6cm), 90lbs (190gsm)
5. Colour and Processing: PS4. 

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Drink to your health by SinistrosePhosphate
Drink to your health
I've been a little remiss over the last few years. You know you're being too tired and too awful if you can't be strapped down to remember a friend's birthday. And that just won't do. So this year, I've made a commitment to return to the good graces of a friend who is (and always will be) too nice to care about little things like birthdays. 

Today is November 13th. It's the birthday of the red-hair character you see in the picture. His name is Lélio A. F. de Valois. 
For those who does know him, he's an old friend of mine - we've been hanging out for for almost 15 years. That's no mean feat. We've written a novel together and the second one is in the process. We promise to be entertaining - with a little bit of danger, intrigue and good old-fashioned murder mystery. If you are ever interested, let me know. I'll be more than happy to introduce my friend to you.

In the meantime... Happy birthday, my friend! 
Tea with Liam - Sweets pt2 by SinistrosePhosphate
Tea with Liam - Sweets pt2
Even the good old sugar comes in different forms when it comes to tea. 
There are multiple raw sources of sugar, but the most common are the sugar cane and the sugar beet (fruit sugar, or fructose is another common source.) Powdered sugar comes in a rainbow of colours depending on how refined they are. But on top of that, there's syrup, molasses and rock sugar. All of them have been used for sweetening tea to some extent. It's just another way we get our sweet tooth satisfied! 

 Technical details: 
1. Words hand-written with Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay india ink with a C-5 and C-6 handwriting nib
2. Drawn with HB mechanical pencil and shaded with 2B & 3B graphite pencils.
3. Lined with Sakura Pigma Sensei 0.4cm.
4. Strathmore 300-series Mixed Media paper 5.5"x8.5" (14x21.6cm), 90lbs (190gsm)
5. Processing: PS4. (For cropping the image and contrast.)

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Golden autumn by SinistrosePhosphate
Golden autumn

簾鼓秋葉舞。 菊華盈庭户。 枝頭相語雙鸚鵡, 道盡風流, 直教麗人妒。
更斷梧桐落。 夢魂驚醒處。 掌中紅豆再重數; 宿酒餘溫, 不抵帶霜霧。- 雙調南歌子

This might still be on-time (it's not winter yet! I refuse to believe it's winter~! :shakefist:) It's still autumn in its full glory, with the red and yellow leaves as well as the season for pumpkins and chrysanthemums. As we move closer to longer nights and colder winds, let's take a moment and enjoy the last little bit of a golden autumn. 

Artist's Note:
1. Picture Credit: Modified from traditional sources.
2. Paper: Recollections Card Stock by Michael's Inc. (65lbs/176gsm)
3. Equipment: Cutting board, artisan cutting blade (#11)
4. Size: see ruler
5. Time: 18-20 hrs


Tumbling down towards Wonderland

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 31, 2014, 4:35 PM
It's time for a change, I think. 
Life gets hectic sometimes, and sometimes in the hedonism of trying to capture it all, we lose sight of the little things. For example... sometimes the simplest things are the best of things. 

So this is a good time for a change, I think. 
As good as any, at the very least. 

So won't you come tumbling down the rabbit hole with me? 
Follow the white rabbit photo Picture33-1_zps4ba044dc.jpg

I am presently undergoing some career-changing process. It's a decision that took a long while coming. It's amazing what a second-opinion can do for you, really. In this case, it took colleagues, family, superiors and friends to make me realise just how bent out of shape I was trying to make everyone around me happy. And in this job, it's never easy to make everyone happy. So I was told that I can't keep going on like this: I was avoiding friends and family, I was either at work or asleep, and even that I wasn't sleeping much. And when I finally stopped to look at where I have been and what I've done to myself, I think it was finally time for me to understand that I can't go on anymore. It was time for a change. Fortunately, some of my colleagues and superiors agreed. 

So since the summer I've been on a modified schedule and spending time outside of my own discipline with the fully-fledged intention to switch out when the opportunity presents itself. It was a tad late in coming, perhaps. But then again, the White Rabbit is always late, isn't he? 
I am late! So very late! photo Picture38-1_zps3651a054.jpg

Perhaps this is the beginning of a new path, or maybe I've just plunged into the Rabbit Hole (wait, that's my home, isn't it? ^^;) But I guess I have finally realised just how tired I was and I was tired of being tired. I was tired of always having to screw up my courage and resistance in place for the sake of others. I am tired of being "Almost good enough" in entirely too many things. Too often I think to myself that I need to be better - no, "I want to be better!" - but while the spirit is willing, the flesh was too weak. So it's time for the doctor to heal himself, it seems. Just as I've been saying, it's not a sin to take care of oneself; because if you fall, what happens to those who depend on you? 

So, thank you very much for everyone who has been here with me. I can't thank you enough for keeping me up during the endless nights or the mental breaks you afford me through your  conversations and creative output. To the best of my abilities, I'll keep going to entertain you for as long as I can. And now that things have started to grind down a notch, perhaps it wouldn't be quite as difficult as it was before to keep trucking along. And perhaps, perhaps... I might even get to keep my head this time around! 

Welcome to Wonderland photo Picture33-2_zps2675b843.jpg
So... thanks for taking the leap of faith and following the White Rabbit. 

Speaking of which... 
We're getting closer to 40,000 views. If you're that special someone... let me know, won't you? And let me know what I can do for you!

List of things to do
:iconmaivory: Rumpelstiltskin from "Once Upon A Time."

1. Yes, that's me in the photos. I took them in my apartment today using a webcam. Sorry about the quality! I would say "please don't use them, but who would want to use a photo showing my apartment? ^^;
2. The "White Rabbit" concept, of course, came from the incomparable Lewis Carroll and his novel "Alice in Wonderland." 
3. The white-suited rabbit version?  Inspired by Kiyo Kyujuo's manga version of Trinity Blood. More specifically, the character Cain Knightlord in "Stand By Me." Reference here:
4. Yes, the rabbit is wearing -that- ring ( this one:… But it has a bigger brother now. You can see it on the Rabbit's lapel in the last picture. Not half bad!



C. J. C.
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
I am not an articulate person. But I'll try.

Yours truly was born in 1981, Taipei, Taiwan.
Moved to Canada in 1993.
During the day, he's "Dextrose Phosphate": a recently-employed resident physician trying to look sharp while learning how to save lives. At night, he becomes "Sinistrose Phosphate": an amateurish busy-body who dreams of one day getting a hang at this "art" business.

... in my humble opinion, neither one's going great, really.

Despite all that... thanks a million for visiting my little proverbial hole in the wall (of the Internet). Stay a while, have some tea, leave a comment... maybe even start a conversation.

I'm not an articulate person, but I will most definitely try.

Current Residence: Newfoundland, Canada
Favourite genre of music: Various (with exception to Rap and Country)
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Windows Media Player
Shell of choice: ... Nautilus?
Wallpaper of choice: Whatever the landlord puts on the walls.
Skin of choice: My own, definitely. I'm born with it.
Personal Quote: "One apple a day... keeps me and my ilk away."


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LCNeko-tan Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
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LCNeko-tan Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch!! [Eee!]
It means so much to me!!
You're so kind! [Aaah!]
Yato (I wuv my pot) [V1] 
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AterImber Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Send this to all your friends! :D (Big Grin)
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rosenglas Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much for adding my works to your fav^^I am a dummy! 
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TheQuiet1s Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey, stranger! I saw your facts on that front page story and decided to check you out. Boy, I love scholarly people. Don't mind me, just adding a watch :) Good luck getting the hang of both of your businesses!
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AterImber Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
:iconyellowsparklesplz: :wave: Hi there SinistrosePhosphate!! :wave: :iconyellowsparklesplz:

 :iconpurplesparklesplz: :squee: I just wanted to say thank-you SO much for adding me to your DeviantWatch!! :squee: :iconpurplesparklesplz:

 :iconletmehugyouplz: I promise I will try my best not to disappoint you with my Deviations! :iconletmehugyouplz:

:heart: Thank-you so much for your support! :heart:
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Maivory Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Commission : Lelio
Finished kind of lol enjoy so sorry *runs*
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014   Writer
Until now I found just these rhymes about fire, since you asked me to take a look around for this 'hour'. I like it a lot because I heard about them in a recent scary movie named The Awakening. Look for 'Ladybird, ladybird' in wikipedia

Ladybird, ladybird fly away home,

Your house is on fire and your children are gone,

All except one,

And her name is Ann,

And she hid under the baking pan.

A shorter, grimmer version is also widespread:

Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home,

Your house is on fire,

Your children shall burn!

Or like that.

Ladybug, Ladybug, fly away home

Your house is on fire and your children are gone,

All except one,

Sweet Charlotte Ann,

And she hid under the frying pan.

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daegfire Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Just realised that I'm not watching you XP always thought I was, I see all your paper cutting come up in groups So I guess I assumed I was !? Haha 
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014   Writer
Finally some are submitting to our contests, hurrah! :la: I knew we just had to be patient and keep going. I even persuaded a friend of mine to become a member because she liked the challenge and the group. :thumbsup:
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