Monday, June 30, 2014

Sketchcrawl - July 2014

photo from http://www.wongfookyee.com/HTML/Shirley/Events/2005/StThomas.htm

Min will lead this sketch outing with some sketching tips, for our monthly 1st Sunday Sketchcrawl. Not to miss! Come join us and bring your friends too!!!

Meet at the front porch of St Thomas Cathedral at 4:00pm, this Sunday 6th July 2014

If you are on Facebook, join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/USkKuching/
Sketchcrawl Announcement for this month via https://www.facebook.com/events/693678377348191/

Friday, June 13, 2014

A Feature on The Star

Yu Ji of Midin Salad from The Star, did a feature on Urban Sketchers Kuching, that was published on 11th June 2014.  http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Community/2014/06/11/Catch-them-in-sketches-They-are-a-group-of-likeminded-individuals-motivated-to-jot-down-memories-of/

If you like sketching, don't be shy, come join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/USkKuching/, where you'll receive updates of upcoming sketching events.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

A Feature on The Sunday Post

Joanna Yap, from the Borneo Post joined our May's Monthly Sketchcrawl and did a feature for our local chapter of Urban Sketchers which was published today. http://www.theborneopost.com/2014/05/18/going-old-school-life-on-sketchpads/
We hope that this would garner more interest in on-location sketching and sharing.  We have an active Facebook Group for Kuching Urban Sketchers to show their works. If you are on Facebook, don't forget to look us up and hit that Join button!  

Lunch at DNA's Office










Life at the confluence of books and food
It rained today..
but I got out for a run anyway
short one
from home to popiah
started at six
got there in 30 minutes
faster than I imagined
which was great
since I been feeling slow of late.

Popiah and Kopi O
with Sam for an hour
then to the office for a shower.
and as I walked in -
I heard guitar music
Doreen came in earlier to practice
'don't stop' I told her
'play louder,
so I can hear you in the shower'
(from April 2012)




Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wesak Day Sketch Crawl

by Min

gallery of Wesak Day sketches

by Yeo

by Gabrielle

by Helena

by Man Man

by Ooi


by Pegs

by Pegs

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sketchcrawl May 2014

Azie who is currently away finishing her studies, suggested that this month's sketch outing's location.  Today we went to the old State Assembly building, also called Dewan Undangan Negeri, in Malay.
There is a good turn out after much publicity on our new Facebook Group, by the same name.  If you are on Facebook, please look us up on Facebook's Urban Sketchers Kuching, and join us!

 Here are the sketches, I managed to capture from today's outing.
by Man Man
by Ooi
by Adam
by Ms Yeo
by Min
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by Pegs

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The driveway to grandma's house


These are my 'drawings from memory' - of grandma s house at Jalan Tabuan. It is no longer there. It burned down one night in 1987, I was studying in Australia at the time. When I was told the news over the phone; my mom mistook my stunned silence for a bad connection, perhaps not aware of how much the 'old house' and my memories there meant to me.



Seven years of my life was spent there; when I was born until the time when I completed my Primary One schooling. After which, I stayed over on most weekends until I was twelve - almost all my childhood memories had something to do with the rambling old house and its 4-acre jungle of a 'garden'. There was a special thrill every Friday afternoon when I walked up the gravel driveway that wound up a small hill to the house – it was the end of the school-week and the beginning of an adventure-weekend.



Closer to the house, gravel turns to concrete and you catch sight of the house - a powdery blue timber structure with shutters on the first floor raised on brick piers one-storey high.The formal living and dining rooms were on the ground floor while the bedrooms were upstairs, the kitchen with its wood-fire stove was in a separate single storey structure.

The highlight of each week was lunch at Grandma's where she holds court with hot soups and an equally fiery temper.


the kitchen with its wood-fire stove was in a separate single storey structure.(right of picture)