It’s Friday. I was inspired. And then baby showed up. I got him into a black turtle neck and we started our little shoot. He was a natural. In fact, he was so ‘Come on, Vogue’ I could hardly keep a straight face. The guy’s a pro, just like his Aunty G. Read More
A few days ago I trekked to Muji at the Avenues to restock on color origami paper. Of course, as expected, they were out. But I found these square notepads with ecru-colored paper, ready and perfect for being stamped and folded. The new polyhedra are smaller, which I actually like. And I don’t think that Muji Kuwait will ever stop supplying these non-niche notepads. I hope not anyway. Read More
A couple days ago I decided to tackle the 270-piece polyhedron, so found this site for instructions. The instructions were clear and helpful, and I should have read them very carefully before beginning the challenge. Luckily, I hadn’t created new sonobe units for this structure. But silly of me to not have read the part about larger units creating flimsy models, as Mr. Stephan Lavavej explains on his site. I spent all of Saturday contorted, frustrated and in tears at my failed attempt at the now elusive ‘Epcot ball’. I rarely accept failure, and this was one time I did. But it doesn’t mean I’ll never try again. Read More
Last May or June I was commissioned by my brother to paint a portrait of Paul Newman. His only conditions were that he wanted the painting to be large and that Paul Newman was wearing his Rolex Daytona watch. So in effect, this is a double portrait.
Anyway, Paul wasn’t that big of a challenge. The watch on the other hand… Read More
On my last trip to London I bought a new sketchbook from Green and Stone’s, no surprise. It has been rather difficult to find a sketchbook with the right degree of soft- to roughness ratio and absorption. When I bought this one, I felt I’d found the one. As lovely as the paper is, it still doesn’t measure to the paper in my marble sketchbook, which was so conducive to that perfect sketch.
Anyway. I wasn’t planning on documenting the pages in this book because frankly I felt my sketches were boring and somewhat perfunctory. But as I went deeper into it, and discovered how to work with the paper, it started to make more sense to me visually. I realized that this sketchbook should be viewed as an evolutionary progression rather than a series of individual drawings. So here are the first seventeen pages of my new sketchbook. Read More
I’ve been missing the olden days. But that’s how I live, basking in my past, because I tend to be less judgmental of that Ghadah. And for some reason it’s always the good memories that filter through, don’t you think? I miss Raw Epistle, and going back and reading my friends’ letters has inspired me to write again.