Watercolor Adventures

These days, I’ve been trying to get out of my comfort zone and actually going out and meet new people! The fact that these are like-minded people makes it somehow easier to socialize… This weekend was one of the rare occasion where I actually showed up at 2 locations! 06.22 Sketching Jiangpin Road Draw Shanghai’s…

#oneweek100people2019

Another challenge done! The just-concluded #oneweek100people2019 initiated by Marc Taro Holmes, Liz Steel, and Suhita Shirodkar was a fantastic way to brush up on drawing people again. This year, my goal was to (1) understand more about gestural drawing and (2) be quicker with drawing people so I can incorporate into my urban sketches. These are…

Artist-in-Residence at Alila Anji

Super excited and honoured to be a guest at the Alila Anji for a series of weekends dedicated to artful explorations with kids. The program is called “Artist-in-Residence” which is part of the pop-up series of events. I’ve been asked to develop a series of art workshops for kids and adults who are guests at the…

#oneweek100people2018

So! It’s finished (or is it?)! The just-concluded #oneweek100people2018 initiated by Marc Taro Holmes and Liz Steel was both a challenge and interesting to say the least. I have eyed this challenge last year on Instagram but never got the courage to join as my biggest drawing weakness is in people or human form (and perspective)….

Me and my Traveler’s Notebooks

Me and my little collection of Midori Traveler’s Notebook – I only have 3 plus a mini – are well-used as you probably have seen in this blog and thru my IG feed. Yes, I started making my own about 5-6 years ago when I first saw one here in Shanghai, back before there was…

First TN Meetup in Shanghai

This post is a wee bit long overdue. For some reason, I keep forgetting to post this! Anyways, last 28 May, was the very first official Midori Traveler’s Notebook meet up that was sponsored by Midori. It was quite an honour and a privilege to have been invited to join, one of the very few…

‘Happy Little Moments’ Workshop

So excited to share with you all about the recently concluded Planner/Journal Market (手帐集市)that was held last May 1. This is the third time that I’ve been to this 1-day event but this time around, I was asked to give a 40-minute workshop about decorating with Instax photos, wash tapes, stickers and etc. on the Midori…

Travel Journal | Japan 2015

On every trip during the last few years, I never leave without a travel journal or album with me. Along with a handmade and customized journal or album, I bring along with me a few necessary supplies which has now become more of a ‘standard’ set in a bag. So just want to share with…

Shanghai | Today

A glorious day in Shanghai today with clear blue skies and some sun. In spite of the cold cold temperature, the aged p’s are out and about enjoying the weather. Snapped these photos at the Fuxing Park.

December around here…

… has been a blur with a flurry of routine stuff + the preparations for the holidays all keeping us busy.

Around here…

… our days seem to go in a blur! … keeping a journal handy with my fauxdori (courtesy from the fantastic Happie Scrappie) and custom-made insert to document our Week in the Life … school homework takes a big part of our evenings … work has been hectic with deadlines all sort of happening at…

A New Chapter

The other day I was going through my blog and somehow did not realize I had started blogging back in 2004! The blog has transitioned over time from Typepad to Blogger (up until Blogger was blocked in China) and then hosting it using iWeb (which proved to be a bit of a nightmare when it…