Serendipity my friend

February 2, 2012 10:00 am

Sketchbook Envy : Andrea Joseph

Stumbled upon this while perusing flickr (you know how it goes). I love the clever overlay of daily objects themed together. Swoon!

(Source: andreajoseph24.blogspot.com)

March 7, 2011 10:00 am

Illustration Envy : Sonia Pulido

I just stumbled across El diario visual de Sonia Pulido. I should be sleeping but, instead, I find myself scrolling and scrolling through her back logs. Can’t get enough! I haven’t done much excavation so far but apparently her work is now being printed in El Pais. Right On!

March 5, 2011 10:00 am
Sketchbook Envy : Marth Rich
Got this link through Dispatch and I am in love! Rich’s sketchbooks are fabulous (way cool altered book), but so are the drawings and hand types. It’s all good. I adore the colors and the unusual characters… wonderful!

Sketchbook Envy : Marth Rich

Got this link through Dispatch and I am in love! Rich’s sketchbooks are fabulous (way cool altered book), but so are the drawings and hand types. It’s all good. I adore the colors and the unusual characters… wonderful!

February 17, 2011 10:00 am

Sketchbook Envy : Alisa Burke

I have been admiring Alisa’s style for quite some time now through her blog. She dabbles in several mediums and is a professional, full-time artist. I am currently taking her Sketchbook Delight class and I am loving every minute. She uses a very different approach to teaching than any other online class I have taken. She’s personable and I really appreciate her take on the process of creating and reflecting on where I come from. It’s not a 100% methods class and it’s not 100% about theory and the cerebral aspect of creating. It’s a little bit of everything and every lesson, I am reminded of the importance of play. She has uploaded loads of shots from pages of her sketchbook on her flickr page. I love being able to see her process unfold. 

February 4, 2011 10:00 am
Much like Igor+andre, Garance Doré’s fashion-centric bilingual blog is chock-full of her photos and illustrations. Stylized. Inspired. Lovely.

Much like Igor+andre, Garance Doré’s fashion-centric bilingual blog is chock-full of her photos and illustrations. Stylized. Inspired. Lovely.

February 3, 2011 10:00 pm

Igor and Andre Love

I began drawing as a young child, but it wasn’t until a few years ago when I decided to practice everyday, that I started getting better.” - Danny Roberts

Inspiring words to launch me into my new drawing endeavor. I really like Danny Roberts’ work. There’s a certain quality to his portraits that I am fond of, perhaps because it reminds of me of a surreal indie comic. Check out his time-lapse videos. Being able to see his tools, the pictures he’s drawing from and the snacks he energizes himself with adds to the process. 

12:52 am
 
  It has taken me a while to gather myself and head into the new year.  So, I find it fitting that I finally get this post out on the eve of the lunar new year (love love love the illustr8a bunny!). Better late than never, right? This little hiatus is indicative of how my intentions get the best of me.
  Take for example my four simple goals set in the fall. The only one that I really completed was organizing my teaching stuff. I think it would just make more sense to set doable, realistic goals, rather than want to do (and accomplish) as many things as possible. I guess I just have to admit that completion isn’t really my strong point. But that’s ok, I just have to be a little more realistic about goal-setting and not get ahead of myself (which I can sense that I am already starting to do this year). Numerous online classes aside, I have been pondering New Year’s goals and I think I am attempting to be more realistic. I can always reassess later. Ironically, I am not going to set goals related to love or money or family which I’ll leave to wish-lists and chance (it’s a bit of a minefield). Thus, I’ll stick to something that I know I can make happen without too much outside influence or conflict. So, (drumroll please…) I have decided to make 2011 year of the rabbit my drawing year. 
  I have been thinking about how I journal and document my days, mostly in a visual journal or with my camera. More often than not, I use images rather than words to document my daily life. I tend to be lazy dissuaded from doing anything that takes more than an hour on a weeknight. I wish I could say that I was really motivated after a day’s work, but I’m not. My drawing year resolution’s aim is two-fold: to improve my overall drawing skills and to use it as a new approach to documenting my days. I’m sketching various things (daily objects in my agenda, faces on the bus/ tram, what I ate…) but I am also going to partake in Carla Sonheim’s Drawing Lab, one lab per week. I am also partaking in this project in tandem with my partner in (creative) crime, Francis. So she will help keep me on track. Friends are good that way ;) 

  It has taken me a while to gather myself and head into the new year.  So, I find it fitting that I finally get this post out on the eve of the lunar new year (love love love the illustr8a bunny!). Better late than never, right? This little hiatus is indicative of how my intentions get the best of me.

  Take for example my four simple goals set in the fall. The only one that I really completed was organizing my teaching stuff. I think it would just make more sense to set doable, realistic goals, rather than want to do (and accomplish) as many things as possible. I guess I just have to admit that completion isn’t really my strong point. But that’s ok, I just have to be a little more realistic about goal-setting and not get ahead of myself (which I can sense that I am already starting to do this year). Numerous online classes aside, I have been pondering New Year’s goals and I think I am attempting to be more realistic. I can always reassess later. Ironically, I am not going to set goals related to love or money or family which I’ll leave to wish-lists and chance (it’s a bit of a minefield). Thus, I’ll stick to something that I know I can make happen without too much outside influence or conflict. So, (drumroll please…) I have decided to make 2011 year of the rabbit my drawing year. 

  I have been thinking about how I journal and document my days, mostly in a visual journal or with my camera. More often than not, I use images rather than words to document my daily life. I tend to be lazy dissuaded from doing anything that takes more than an hour on a weeknight. I wish I could say that I was really motivated after a day’s work, but I’m not. My drawing year resolution’s aim is two-fold: to improve my overall drawing skills and to use it as a new approach to documenting my days. I’m sketching various things (daily objects in my agenda, faces on the bus/ tram, what I ate…) but I am also going to partake in Carla Sonheim’s Drawing Lab, one lab per week. I am also partaking in this project in tandem with my partner in (creative) crime, Francis. So she will help keep me on track. Friends are good that way ;) 

November 23, 2010 8:06 am

Sketchbook Envy : Marc Johns

This should be the third post for sketchbook envy. Notice the pattern? I’m tryin’ to be disciplined. Ok, so, I admit that the Post-it note drawings set isn’t a real conventional sketchbook, per se. But still inspirational nonetheless. Marc Johns is getting his stuff merchandised and good for him! As a firm believer in affordable art, I say, do it! His stuff puts a smile on my face. I wanna make the antler guy t-shirt into a pillow. I think he’d be a good cuddler, dontcha think?

                            

November 18, 2010 8:17 am

Sketchbook Envy : Tom7

   I rediscovered this old link in my bookmarks today. I don’t know much about Tom7, but he also has a bunch fonts for personal use. Wouldn’t they make great rubber stamp sets?

   I could look at sketchbooks and journals all day. Wish I could get paid to do that. I think that would be at the top of my unreal dream job list next to flea market trawler, stationery buyer and hawker stand food critic. *sigh* Well, a girl can dream…