Sometimes you just have to go there… It’s been a hit and miss year for my zentangle skills. Been kind been caught in a pattern loop. Sometimes interesting things emerge, like this one.
I took an old bird calendar and made a collage. Seemed like a good use of my time.
I’ve been experimenting with Zentangle, an artistic technique that is meditative, relaxing, and not dependent on skill. Some might call it advanced doodling. There might be more to it than that. But I think the results speak for themselves. Bare in mind that I can hardly draw a straight line. I have been very impressed […]
Recently Tenkara USA started publishing a free monthly web magazine called “mounTENzine“. The end of each issue features a colorable comic about tenkara, so I took some free time at work to bust out my colored pencils and act like a kid for an hour or so. It really helps pass the time, and keep […]
At heart I guess I am about 8 years old. If I happen to find myself in a 100 Yen shop, I immediately gravitate to the toy section. I can spend hours scouring the shelves, hoping to find some cheap hanafuda variant to add to my collection while my wife stocks up on random household […]
It’s been awhile. Not that I haven’t been writing, reading, sketching, and exploring my new town of Sapporo. Now that I am back in the swing to some degree, and I have a routine of sorts in place, I feel it is important to reveal one element of that routine – public parks. Usually, here […]
Moving to a new place also gets my creative juices flowing. While the unpacking has been tedious, and the Japanese red-tape involved mind numbing, we have finally gotten completely settled into our new apartment (after two weeks of early breakfasts camping out at my in-laws). My bookshelf was successfully hauled up through the 5th story […]