Monday, December 10, 2012

Weekend Doodle


I wish my window had a ledge so I can do exactly that on weekends!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Mark's Place

here are some sketches of my boyfriend's place

Winter Fat


This is my strategy for winter….plump up to stay warm, and then shed it all in the summer!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

the 'bandeau' look


I really like that new winter look with the thick ‘bandeau’ and long hair. This time, it isn’t someone I saw on the streets of Toronto, just someone picked out of my imagination.
There are more fashion sketches on my sister’s blog though, with drawings from people she photographs. You can view them at ‘Toronto Street Fashion.blogspot.ca’, along with the awesome photos my sister takes with her film camera!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Jetlag snack


Travel diary sketch from my last trip to Shanghai, China.
I slept awfully the first night, woken up by the tiny little munching noises my folks made.
Apparently, when you’re jetlagged, the first symptom is that you get hungry in the middle of the night!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Odile



Here’s a little sketch of a girl, inspired from ‘Odile’, the character of Jean-Luc Godard 1964 movie “Band of Outsiders”.
I was watching it last night and found the black and white images absolutely beautiful, and terribly inspiring! 
…I found myself wondering, what the real colours of her clothes might have been.

Monday, October 22, 2012

~boredom........


What can you do when you’re bored?
….
absolutely nothing!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

My Monthly Haircut


Got my haircut today!
I gotta say, my sister Lian is the most talented person I know. Give her any task, her hands will do magic!


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Forever 20

...a conversation I overheard on my way to work, one morning.
It made me smile and at the same time, mourn my youth.

My Enlarging Head!

...leaving me perplexed and worried.

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Photobooth Experience



I don’t know about you, but there is nothing worse than a photobooth picture. No matter how natural you try to be, the end result is always a distorted attempt at being photogenic.
I had to get my visa picture done the other day…and this is what I got.

Milk



I am clumsy on a regular basis
…but I am far more clumsy on mornings
…and exponentially clumsy if it’s at work and I do not want to be there.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Casey Mecija ~ Ohbijou


I saw Casey Mecija, from the Toronto Band OHBIJOU, last Saturday on the streetcar in Toronto.
It’s the second time I see her in the city and every time, I regret being too shy to just go up to her and tell her how I love her music!
If you guys don’t know about them yet, you should really check them out. Their music is fantastic!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Inside Out

at my age, I am still learning to learn to wear my shirts on the right side...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Multi tasking


I am terrible at multitasking, and can only focus on one thing at a time. 
I’m sorry Mark, about your banana!

Monday, August 27, 2012

My Dad


I went to the country last weekend to relax and get some fresh air, cool my brain down from all the rumble of the city.
As I arrived, I had this interesting little conversation with my dad, on the phone.
Oh… parents!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cat Mania

I dedicate this one to my sister Lian, she will most definitely recognize herself.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cat Woman

The one and only... CAT WOMAN

Monday, August 13, 2012

Children and their pets


It was a quiet weekend for me, so I decided to get back to watercolour. I haven’t touched it for a while and it felt good to go back to it again.
Here’s a series of little characters I came up with this last weekend: ’Children with their pets’




Monday, July 30, 2012

The Fly

my weekend adventure...

Friday, July 27, 2012

Rainy Day


We were hit by some crazy thunderstorm the other night, in Toronto. 
The lightning was at times sooo strong, the entire city felt like it was daytime, for a few seconds.
I was worried sick that my umbrella-less boyfriend would get drenched!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I'm such a slob!


me this morning....
              I blame it on the crumbly cupcake!

Cured Meats


This is a conversation I overheard during my dinner at Black Hoof (toronto), last weekend.
By the way, their meat platter was to die for!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Stone Hatchlings! OUT IN STORE!!!

Hi all,
I wanted to announce that my latest picture book 'Stone Hatchlings' is now available in your local store and online on Amazon!
It is the third book of a series of picturebooks with author Sarah Tsiang, published by Annick Press.

Hope you like those sample images!



Wednesday, July 4, 2012

C'est l'été!

it's summer, lets celebrate!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sketches from my trip to Japan last May~how I miss Kyoto!


these illustrations are inked on watercolour paper. I will be painting them shortly!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Children Drama

I saw this in the subway last night...

Fairy Tale Road ~ CHIRP magazine

This is my latest commission, a spread for the October edition of CHIRP magazine.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

My Balcony


Aaaah~!
my balcony, my little bit of paradise!

The Ball

This little story happened to my sister yesterday (we live right across from a preschool, so these things happen a lot!)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Some coloured sketches from my trip to Japan



We were the first to get to this secluded temple in the suburbs of Kyoto.
In order to walk on the wooden platform, you  need to take off your shoes…so we did.
By the time we left, there were a group of locals who did the same. When we turned around and looked at the shoes neatly placed at the bottom of the stairs, we could too easily see which ones were ours…so obviously placed facing sideways
How embarrassing sometimes to be a tourist!


Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Hi guys!...how long as it been?
sorry for the long silence and the empty page the last couple weeks.
I was actually away on an  'inspirational' trip to Japan! 
Unfortunately, I got sick the minute I got off the plane back home, so all I can show you is a quick scan of my first page in my travel sketchbook. I will colour images and scan more soon!
bare with me! and hope you enjoy this little sample!