Thursday, November 14, 2013

Lov Gallery

Last Friday, at Lov Gallery's opening exhibition titled "Lov Kuching", Min, Azie, Hel & I, shared our works at the gallery.  The gallery, by itself is a interesting space that exudes the charm of an old Padungan shophouse.  Viewed from the road, left of the gallery is the Batik Boutique Hotel, and right is an empty plot where the old Odeon Cinema once stood.  Here are some photos by NgeeJee from the night.

We had also agreed with Patsy Lam, the director at the gallery, to let them use our images to printed on postcards.  Fresh from the oven, she gave each of us 10 assorted postcards of our sketches.  The rest are for sale.  In a small way and for art-sake, I hope this will help fund future events and exhibitions.

Sketchcrawl November 2013

Time do pass us by really quickly... and we've missed 2 months of get-together for group Sketchcrawl.  Recently Azie came back for a week's break and nicely timed with Lov Gallery's first exhibition, "Lov Kuching".  While at the exhibition, we decided to just get together for a sketch that weekend.
Last Sunday, we went to the Sarawak Museum.  In fact, we had all sketched around the Museum grounds at different times before. 



Sunday, August 25, 2013

My Neighbourhood - Old Grocery Store

I often drive past this old grocery store on my way to a small supermarket in my neighbourhood past Lorong5. My husband, who grew up in this area, said that this grocery store has not changed a bit, since he was a child. True enough, one can still find 'sng-tiau' (a local version of flavoured popsicles) sold here, sweet icy delights of my childhood days.
Too lazy to go far this really hot weekend, I sat opposite it, in my car for a quick sketch & a sng-tiau after it.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sketchcrawl August 2013

After a long break, finally there's a mini unofficial sketching at Summer Mall. Happy to see some new faces this time hopefully get to see them more often. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Museum Grounds

Yesterday, Ms Yeo and I went to the Sarawak Museum Grounds for some quiet afternoon sketch. The weather was fantastic for outdoor sketching; sunny yet breezy. We picked a bench under a shady tree facing the old bandstand on the museum grounds and sketched. 
After capturing the main subject itself, I continued working on mine while we were having ais kacang at the nearby Summer House, an old pagoda structure with added overhang that housed stalls selling local desserts like rojak, belacan beehoon, shaved ice concoctions. 
We will be back for the other structures.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Grandma's House

Strictly speaking - it was Grandpa's house. Perched at the crest of Jalan Tabuan - it was my 'home' for the first 7 years of my life.