I was working overnight on a new illustration project when the news started streaming in on Facebook and Instagram: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister, passed away early this morning, at 3.18am, on 23 March 2015. May he rest in peace… Gouache and watercolour on A4 Kraft recycled paper. Just a few […]

Last Saturday I attended my dear friend and fellow sketcher Mabel Yap’s Zentangle 101 class. “Zentangle”, a trademarked hybrid word combining “Zen”, and “tangle” (and perhaps “entangle”) created by founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, is, unlike random doodling or sketching, a focussed and mindful meditative way of drawing lines and forming patterns, and creating unique and […]

Look what a former school mate just sent me – photos of my Xinyao (新謠) singing days and my very first encounter with show business (so to speak) in the ’80s! When I was a student at River Valley High School, I was more interested in singing than studying. Other than joining and leading the school choir, I […]

I’ve been working on a series of paintings and illustrations for a book, and it’s been keeping me busy and on my toes.  Here’s a close-up excerpt of my latest illustration… It’s in watercolour with pencil and marker on Daler Rowney cold press paper. I will post the full version up when it’s ready to […]

For the past year, I had done very few sketches on location, and hardly joined any local Urban Sketchers events due to other commitments. I missed a lot of fun activities and meeting up with my artist friends. So to start off this new year, I suggested lunch with a few of the sketchers at AEIOU Cafe’s […]

Happy New Year! And thank you for visiting! It has been years since I last actively blogged, choosing instead the convenience of Facebook and Instagram etc. in posting updates and photos. But I do miss writing regularly and composing new entries, and have been yearning to get back on track. So why not create a fresh new […]