Artist’s Ennui

Traditional Medium Angst Over?

We’re getting closer and closer to the time when it’s time to leave Japan! I do have to apologize for last week. Things got nuts last week with a lot of leaving events and packing, and I just completely ran out of time. I’m amending that now by taking care of as much as I possibly can for the next month of posting so it doesn’t happen again before I go. Most of my things are packed now, but I know my last few weeks here are going to be busy with even more leaving events—I have dinner plans with […]


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Posted On July 16, 2014 10:09 pm

A month to go!

What could be harder than picking up your entire life and moving it to a foreign country? Picking up that entire life in the foreign country and moving it back to your home country! (and also learning how to spell foreign already, Aja– it’s been two years since you started being a foreigner, you’d think I could handle the spelling by now) And while my plan was to have everything sent home by now (HA!), things are in motion to get most of my things packed and sent next week. And soon I will be without internet and my keitai, […]


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Posted On July 2, 2014 10:00 pm

Sketchbook habits

Every artist has them. Some draw on both sides of the paper, others don’t. Some tear out every page of the sketchbook until it’s a cover and a back, some treasure every wholesome piece. Some use sketchbooks only for planning, others use them to bring ideas into full fruition. My sketchbook habits have been the same since college. I buy Strathmore, recycled, 9 x 12. Before I do anything, on the inside cover, I write the date that the book was started. Then, on the cover I put stickers, so I can ID the sketchbook on site. If I have […]


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Posted On March 19, 2014 7:33 pm

Killing Creativity

I think I’ve come to the conclusion that the internet killed at least some of my creativity. Well, maybe a specific kind? Hm, it’s hard to explain. Back in the days before I had internet, I would fill sketchbooks and sketchbooks of original characters, be it illustrative art or character designs, whatever. I was thrilled to make illustrations with my own characters, despite the fact that a lot of them were modeled after Takeuchi Naoko’s artbooks– but what do you want? I was in middle school and just wanted to be Takeuchi-sensei. I have books upon books back in the […]


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Posted On February 19, 2014 8:17 pm

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    July 31 - August 2

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