Monday, December 31, 2012

Looking back~

It's a new year 2013~ I am sitting by myself in my studio/dining room. I have been trying to reflect in this past year and think of all that has happened. I only think of my papa. He passed away January 4th of 2012. No warnings nothing, it felt like how before going to bed we shut off the house lights - probably starting from the kitchen and through the living room, maybe a hallway and then the bedroom. That's how my papa went - his life went out- click. Click. Click-his whole system shut down, and he was gone.
I had done this drawing in my sketch book sometime later, I can't remember when... But all I remembered were the many tubes and machines trying to revive him.
Time went on ticking and they kept trying to revive him but papa was gone. I miss my papa so much!

Monday, December 10, 2012


Sketch booking is a great tool to use for story telling. Just drawing is fine, but to add a little bit of story, a little tale behind the drawing gives it an added life! Many times the drawings come about because of a story. So, give it a try, fantasy, reality, myth or legend! What makes those cog wheels turn?
Sometimes, I create a story after I draw something too- so what story can you create from the pictures below?

Monday, December 3, 2012

What's in your bag or pocket?

It never ceases to amaze me how surprised people get when they see the contents of my bag. Like a photographer, I don't want to get caught without a camera and miss a great shot.
You never know when you come across a moment that needs to be memory stamped into your sketchbook! I always have several pens and pencils, brushes and watercolor set or two, some paper towel and of course The Sketchbook!
So what's in your pocket or bag?