Thursday, February 23, 2012


It's dawning on me that I am a creature of habit. Work.Dinner. Sleep. However, I broke that routine today when a friend asked me if I wanted to go sketch after work. What??!! You mean I won't be going home right after work?! Sure felt weird sketching at a cafe after work, but I found it was a great way to unwind a bit and do some catch up with Karoliina (that's her in the curtains).

Sunday, February 19, 2012

More is more

Bah. Who really needs a minimalist picture with a lot of white space? I certainly don't. I'm currently taking an oil painting class but wanted to keep up with my acrylics, so this was a stab at them. I wanted to put down a lot of paint and see where it takes me. No story in this image, just things that popped up during my painting session(s). I think it was a continuation of the attitude I tried to cultivate with the Sketchbook Project: Just put images on the page and don't overanalyze the lines too much.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

The Sketchbook Project

My favourite spread from the book.
I participated in the Sketchbook Project, a project that is based out of Brooklyn, New York. The participants of the project choose one of several themes offered and fill the supplied sketchbook with the theme. I chose "life underground". I can't say it's my best work, but it allowed me not to over think every line I put down. Plus, I procrastinated too much and meeting the deadline also forced me to just put images down on paper. Some images are a stretch from the theme but that's ok with me. A fun project and now it's time to concentrate on my oils.