Friday, February 17, 2012

旅行の由岐ちゃん in crayon



Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Japanese birthday cake birthday card

I just submitted this drawing/doodle to the latest Doodler's Anonymous contest.  Upload yours by Sept 20! Go!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

mmm, green tea

We got these 69¢ teas at Nijiya in Little Tokyo last Friday and Ryo whispered 'what if it's so cheap because it's radioactive??'  Sigh.

I can't wait to drink Saori green tea again in Japan!  It tastes sooo good when it's ice cold from a vending machine.... Ahhh... It's like the taste of Japan for me.


Sometimes it's these accidental scribbles at work that get me into drawing mode.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

goodbye collage cards

I'm the official card-maker at work.. I usually draw something but somehow this time it seemed easier to do collages. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

My pens

a Pilot Dr. Grip 0.5 mechanical pencil, a cheap but good blue Staples Optiflow, and the never-fail, I go through these like my Japanese boyfriend goes through 15 lb bags of rice, black Pilot Vball 0.5.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


water bottle

I got this bottle for free at work the other day.  It's smaller than a regular 500 ml water bottle so it's not as heavy or big in my bag in the mornings.  Plus it doesn't have one of those annoying tiny caps that, while it uses 30% less plastic, is 300% harder to unscrew.  I need to work on my ellipses, the cap isn't really that tall....

Friday, June 17, 2011


some kind of seedpod i found on the way to work today.  i drew it kind of flattened out somehow.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Watermelon and grapes

Summer has arrived and I am inspired by a guest checking into the hotel today with a name no other than Danny Gregory.

Monday, April 11, 2011

ninja star birthday card

Yesterday I bought an x-acto knife at Blick to sharpen my colored pencils.  It works great on Crayola ones but not on these 'create like crazy' (Target?) ones here at work.  I really wanna do some watercolor messing-around but colored pencils aren't bad, are they? It's fun to mix them.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

little temple on a hill

my boss wants me to draw a sunset in the background and frame it and give it to her, lol.  what a sweet thing to say, especially just when I'm starting to think I don't have any talent for drawing after all.  I never know quite how to make a finished drawing, though.  I wish I could go back to school or take a class for that.  Maybe the stacks of art books I get from the library can help with that. 

I like how it took me three tries for the roof. :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I'd like to get better at drawing trees and rocks. It's fun drawing buildings though.