• Sketches and doodles

    Illustration Friday: Messenger

    In an effort to get back to Illustration Friday, I am shamelessly re-posting an old drawing as it’s a fit for this week’s topic, Messenger. I drew this a year ago on Odosketch, a simple, online drawing app with limited, muted colors and no undo function.   Throwing in an unrelated, just-finished drawing also made on Odosketch. It’s a drunk cat! No particular reason for the drawing but I did just buy a couple of bottles of San Mig Light just waiting to be opened (which I will get to after I post this) 😀   The interesting thing about Odosketch is that you can replay your drawing stroke by…

  • Arts & Crafts

    It’s a washi day

    I have to admit that when I first learned I was going to Japan, the first thing that came to mind was not autumn foliage, Japanese culture, temples, or even sushi. I had only one thing in mind: WASHI TAPE!!! I first came across washi tape on Etsy a couple of years ago. They’re decorative rice paper tape produced in a variety of designs and colors, used mostly for arts and crafts. Being a sucker for anything bright and colorful, I was immediately drawn to them. Unfortunately they were mostly only available in Japan where they are manufactured, and shipping cost an arm and leg. I had to content myself…

  • Japan,  Travel

    Quirky, illustrated Japan

    One thing I’m interested in apart from illustration, design, paper crafts, cats, and Flaming Hot Cheetos (that’s my one-line bio right there) is travel. I’ve traveled for a leeetle bit when I was younger, before college and work got in the way. Now that I’m back on my own time with no desk job to tie me down, I’ve been open to indulging in wanderlust when the time and opportunity arises.   One such opportunity came up when my aunt invited me to go to Osaka, Japan with her family last month. Japan was not in my immediate/foreseeable travel plans, but they had already been to Japan numerous times and…

  • News

    Oops, I did it again

    Hello. I’m back! Those who are familiar with my I-resigned-from-a-high-paying-job-to-pursue-what-I-really-want-to-do story might be surprised (or not) to know: I did it again. I had a draft of a blog entry explaining why but on second thought, we can all do without the boring details of why I got up and left a good, dollar-paying, work-from-home fulltime design job. What’s important is I’m back on track and more focused than ever on pursuing illustration as a career path. So excited to get back to drawing, painting, blogging, designing, crafting, and all things in between. I’ll be back tomorrow with a blog post and a little Christmas freebie– a little thank you…