• Note to self

    Note to self

    Lots going on all around between my tweens going off to uni next year, still grieving for my mum’s passing, treading water through this economic downturn, to finding enough time in between to make art. Through all these, I’m reminding myself my OLW (one little word) for 2023… Breathe. Life is an adventure. Read more

  • Wanderlust LIVE! Weekend

    Wanderlust LIVE! Weekend

    Mark your calendars – 1-3 September!!! I’m super excited to be a part of the big FREE Wanderlust Live event this year, to bring you a rounded taste of what’s in store on Everything Art’s big year long course in mixed-media art journaling: Wanderlust 2024. Join me and an exciting line up of Wanderlust 2024 teachers… Read more

  • Urban Sketching: Central Hotel

    Urban Sketching: Central Hotel

    For Saturday’s (20 May) outing, we went to sketch No. 543 Guangdong Road, at what was formerly known as the Central Hotel (中央旅社), built around 1929 and owned by the Chief Inspector of the Police Force in the International Concession, Lu Liankui (陸連奎). It was also known to be the gangsters’ den. Lu Liankui’s story… Read more

  • Urban Sketching: Xiao Nan Men

    Urban Sketching: Xiao Nan Men

    Last Saturday, 13 May, the sketching location was around Xiao Nan Men (小南门), which is not too far from my home. We have sketched here in the past but not this year so far. As per Tōnis’ (@vanishing.shanghai) observation, this part of the Old Town stands out as the most “green” with plenty of plants,… Read more

  • Let’s PLAY!!!

    Let’s PLAY!!!

    A lot has happened in the last few weeks since the previous post (more on that later…). One of the significant pieces of news I’ve wanted to share is the upcoming Virtual Art Summit 2023!!! Let’s Play! Are you ready to have fun and let your creativity flow? The Summit is open to everyone, regardless of… Read more

  • #the100shanghaivignettes Part 4

    #the100shanghaivignettes Part 4

    All done! I reached the finished line even though it took longer than it should. In the end, I made more than 100 sketches (probably my OCD) that felt like I needed to finish up the sketchbook even of that meant going over the 100 “limit”. The sketching locations with Drawing Shanghai took us to… Read more