• Urban Sketching: Zhenru Temple

    Urban Sketching: Zhenru Temple

    08:45 am | Saturday My sketching adventure last Saturday was at the Zhenru Temple (真如寺) in Putuo District. When my friend, Lily, suggested this place to visit instead of the venue designated by Drawing Shanghai / Shanghai Urban Sketchers, my curiosity was perked. So good that we went to the historic Zhenru Temple, I don’t… Read more

  • Back into Watercolours

    Back into Watercolours

    So great to be back into painting with watercolours are spending lots of time with other medium in my art journal. I joined Ohn Mar Win (@ohn_mar_win) and Clare Therese (@claretheresegray) on Instagram with their #7DaysofAutumnFlowers. I used a Fabriano Leporello Accordion Journal because of the size and I wanted to try this format of… Read more

  • MessyMay 2023

    MessyMay 2023

    Time… where did it all go? Last year’s Messy May, we were house-bound due to COVID lockdown in Shanghai. We were on our second month then and creating my pages in a mini outdated diary was the one of the things that was keeping my mind busy. This year’s Messy May crept up on me… Read more

  • Urban Sketching: Xitangjia Alley

    Urban Sketching: Xitangjia Alley

    07:45 am | Sunday My friend, Tõnis, and I decided on another early morning meet up to sketch around the Xiaonanmen (小南门) area. Tõnis dropped a pin to where we are meeting up, and I walked to Xitangjia Alley (西塘家弄) from my home. Along the way, the streets feel so empty… deserted… feels like a… Read more

  • Wanderlust 2024

    Wanderlust 2024

    It’s time to book your spot at next year’s Wanderlust! The team of Teachers for Wanderlust 2024 has been announced, and I am thrilled to tell you that I am one of them; my second year. Wanderlust 2024 is 49 mixed-media lessons, all downloadable and yours to keep forever. Plus handouts, a creative community, and… Read more

  • Urban Sketching: The Bund

    Urban Sketching: The Bund

    It’s 6:15 am when I finally got to The Bund.  I’ve wanted to go out early to Shanghai’s iconic Bund to sketch the skyline of Lujiazui (the other side of the Huangpu River) ever since I saw @envy4lens share some early morning photos on his Instagram. And finally, Tõnis @vanishing.shanghai and I made it there this morning. Typically, this… Read more