Sacred & Profane Love

For the wise and foolish

The Poet and His Lover

by Avant C



20140505-200100.jpgI fell in love with Raymond Peynet’s whimsical series of The Poet and his Lover when I first laid eyes on them. They are the most charming illustrations of two lovers in a series of magical adventures and scenarios. Here is a link to his website to explore more


Style Icon- Renee Perle

by Avant C

Photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue captured the dark mysterious allure of his muse, Romanian model Renee Perle. Even though these photographs  were taken in the 1930s, they still look modern and fresh and displays her cool, insouciant chic. She waves her magic on the viewer with her sultry eyes and perfect cupid’s pout. You can’t help but look.

Paper Mache Table

by Avant C


This guy is very special to me because I put blood, sweat, and tears into making it for our living room. After years of playing host to many a bouquet of flowers and potted plants that have happily sat on top of it, it needs a fresh coat of paint. Our friend is made out of cardboard box, paper mache, and plaster. If you would like to give it a try and create  your own, check out Good Luck!


by Avant C


I just got back from a trip to my Motherland, Taiwan. It was absolutely gorgeous. I haven’t been back since I was two, and thought I was going to have complete culture shock, but everything somehow felt familiar, from the scenic coast side town of Jiufen to the bustling noise of the night markets in Taipei. I miss it already and desperately want to go back to explore more.


Style Icon-Anna Karina

by Avant C

I’m not the first to have been influenced by Anna Karina’s style. Her coquettish gaze  makes her occasional school girl style seductive. And the girl knows how to wear un chapeau.

Tea Time

by Avant C


After a hard day’s work, I had tea with two of my favorite ladies. We drank green tea from SerendipiTea called Fiji that has undertones of pineapple and papaya, while we gleefully savored some of  Alice’s Stick Cookies. These are some of the best cookies I’ve ever tasted. Just enough sweetness, just enough crumble to the cookie.

Queen of the Nile

by Avant C


Jerianne’s love of sailing has influenced our nautical themed decor. These two sailboat models sit proudly in our living room, but if you look closer, someone else reigns supreme.


Imitation of Life

by Avant C

Banson Portrait

This Christmas, I wanted to give gifts that were  more personal, so I decided to draw portraits of my family. I decided to use colored pencils, and my guide were photos of each family member through different periods. I felt like a stalker at one point, with their photos plastered all over my computer screen, but I am quite happy with the end results. Aren’t they a beautiful bunch?

Happy New Year!

by Avant C


I’m not big on making New Year’s resolutions, but the New Year just naturally makes me feel adventurous and curious for the upcoming year. It’s a restart button and anything is possible. Learning from the past but always moving forward. Strong mind, peaceful heart, and light in spirit. Live Free!

Happy Holidays!

by Avant C


This Charlie Brown Tree sits by our regular sized tree, but it always gets the most comments from friends and family. Warm wishes this holiday season and have a Happy New Year!