Thoughts

Rambling observations of this and that:

The Magnificent Seven

 Posted by on September 27, 2009  Friends, Thoughts, Travel
Sep 272009
 
The Magnificent Seven

-+*PROLOG I meant to post this earlier, but got waylaid by technical difficulties and the distractions of real life. So, without further ado, here's the story of an adventure from this time LAST year. In September 2008, I went back to my hometown, met up with 6 childhood friends– Some having known each-other ever since kindergarten— and together [..READ MORE..]

MY TV, RIP

 Posted by on September 22, 2009  Drawings, Location Sketching, Thoughts
Sep 222009
 
MY TV, RIP

-+*Sony Trinitron TV set: Jan 2001-Jun 2009. This ballpoint sketch of my TV also accurately shows the level of clutter in but one tiny corner of my crummy apartment… and so it is with the clutter inside of my mind. Not long ago, when television broadcasting here in the Bay Area switched from analog to all-digital, my old [..READ MORE..]

My GrandFather’s Hands

 Posted by on June 9, 2009  Family, Thoughts
Jun 092009
 
My GrandFather's Hands

-+*This is one of my favourite photos that I have ever taken, though I realise that it is entirely for personal reasons, rather than for any photographic merits (after all, it was taken back in the days of manual focus). It is a picture of my paternal Grandfather's hands taken on a very happy day; a 51st birthday [..READ MORE..]

Taco-Truck Crawl

 Posted by on March 28, 2009  Friends, Thoughts, Updates
Mar 282009
 
Taco-Truck Crawl

-+*Last year, during a conversation about the delights of Mexican food (between Rhode, Ted and I), someone hit upon the idea for a TACO TRUCK CRAWL; an epic journey from taco stand to taco stand, in quest of the best Tacos. Many months later, the idea came to fruition, as a group of EIGHT of us, Rhode, Ted, [..READ MORE..]

Twenty Five

 Posted by on March 17, 2009  Thoughts
Mar 172009
 
Twenty Five

-+*There has been a meme going around the Facebook community whereby people write an autobiographical list of 25 factoids about themselves. Mine took a while to type (I am both a windbag and a very slow typist) so I thought I may as well post it here too, for posterity: 1. I have been on the fence about [..READ MORE..]

My Heart is a Zombie

 Posted by on February 14, 2009  Thoughts
Feb 142009
 
My Heart is a Zombie

-+*When Friday the 13th falls the day before Valentine's Day it seems like an omen… but of what? NOT to be dating perhaps? On a weekend where supernatural serial killers traditionally stalk the streets (well, the movie theatres anyway) maybe your romantic candlelight dinner will be the prolog of a horror movie? Perhaps it is safer to stay [..READ MORE..]

Half A lifetime Ago

 Posted by on July 15, 2008  Thoughts, Travel
Jul 152008
 
Half A lifetime Ago

-+*On this very day, July 15th, 1986 (which ALSO fell on a Tuesday) I left Australia for what I thought would be a six month trip through Asia. I had saved for the trip for years but a fall in the Australian dollar while I was trying to amass travel funds meant that I didn't have much spending [..READ MORE..]

The Tiniest Bear

 Posted by on March 1, 2008  Comics, Drawings, Projects, Thoughts
Mar 012008
 
The Tiniest Bear

-+*A long way away from wherever it is that you live right now, there once was a tiny little cottage at the end of a long and winding trail, deep inside a forest of tall and tangled trees. Inside this cottage there lived a family of misfit bears. There was an enormous polar bear, a gigantic grizzly bear, [..READ MORE..]

Mystery Memories

 Posted by on February 8, 2008  Family, Thoughts
Feb 082008
 
Mystery Memories

-+*On my trip back home to Australia I had many chances to reminisce with old friends and family members about childhood memories. Disturbingly, I discovered on more than one occasion that my memories were inaccurate. One happy childhood memory concerns my favourite children's book, THE MAGIC PUDDING. I remember being very young and my Dad reading to me [..READ MORE..]

LifeDrawing VS MindDrawing

 Posted by on November 1, 2007  Drawings, Thoughts
Nov 012007
 
LifeDrawing VS MindDrawing

-+*Often, when I buy a big hard-cover sketchbook, I'm intimidated to even draw in it at all. Instead, I do most of my drawing on scraps of paper, and glue these into the sketchbook, using it more like a scrap book. I buy sketchbooks with the intention of drawing from life but instead I mostly fill them with [..READ MORE..]