The Best Public Art Ever

The Best Public Art Ever

While people will always argue what is the best of something, I have to say that this sculpture/work of public art by Anish Kapoor is the best public art I have experienced. It is immensely popular, and people look very happy when they see and interact with it. Children, of course, love it, but so … Continue reading

International Women’s Day

[I meant to post this on time, but didn’t make it.] Today, on International Women’s Day, my mother is traveling to Suriname. She is going to retrace a bit of history and follow in the steps of a rather interesting woman who did many things that “women didn’t do” back then… Several years back, when … Continue reading

Japanese Blowfish (Fugu)

Japanese Blowfish (Fugu)

Today I was looking at an old picture of a manhole cover I had taken in Shimonoseki, Japan. Japan has the most beautiful manhole covers, and there have been several art projects and books to document them. Shimonoseki is famous for their blowfish, so it is logical for them to use it as a logo … Continue reading

Socks the Cat

Socks the Cat

There is a Japanese illustrator who posts a cat blog for his cat Socks. It is very fun to see, and sometimes I get translations of the funny commentary as well. I suspect he draws many illustrations from his cat. I made this vector sketch while looking at one of his photos of Socks, wearing … Continue reading

Thing-A-Day 2012 In Review

Thing-A-Day 2012 In Review

Well, I completed the entire month’s project. (^_^) I’m a little sad it’s over, though I know I can keep posting on my own. It was nice to feel accountable, yet to have the flexibility to make a variety of “things” and still be a valid participant. For someone who has difficulty making decisions, that … Continue reading

Thing-A-Day #27 — Playing with ArtRage on iPad

Thing-A-Day #27 — Playing with ArtRage on iPad

Today I felt like taking a break from vector art and doing something a little more “painterly” on my iPad, so I played around in ArtRage for a bit. It has some interesting “brushes” and you can definitely get some more paint-like textures.

Thing-A-Day #26

Thing-A-Day #26

I like to “doodle” using an online app called Harmony made by “Mr. Doob” though in the recent past I had trouble getting it to save my work on my iPad. Today it was working fine again. It’s a procedural drawing tool, which sort of automates some aspect or pattern of the lines when you … Continue reading