Harry the Dusky Leaf Monkey
This is a sketch of Harry the Dusky Leaf Monkey. My friend’s 6 year old son named him Harry, for obvious reasons. We met Harry a few months back when we were in transit on the island of Langkawi on our way to Koh Lipe. This little fella lives near the harbour and greets the passengers. I guess he’s friendly because we humans feed him (and most likely with food he is not supposed to be eating)
These are funny looking monkeys. Everytime I see one, it makes me smile. They look like they are wearing make up and glasses. They are fairly common where I live.
George town festival 2014
A good reason to travel to Penang next month.
The whole of August 2014 celebrates George Town’s listing as a Unesco Heritage Site. George Town festival is an arts and culture festival showcasing local and international talent. Traditionally Penang was an important trading port where different cultures met and merged creating this melting pot of culture and unique heritage.
Here are some of the events I will be going to.
12 Zodiacs by Thomas Powell
Thomas Powell Facebook Page
Project 9 A collaboration by Daniel Brinsmead and Maxime Rhapsody
Daniel Brinsmead Facebook Page
Merging links between 2 cities by We are artists
We are Artists Facebook Page
2 Houses – A play by Sin-Pen colony
Sin – Pen Colony Facebook page
Tedx Weld Quay
Tedx Weld Quay website
Come close at Hin Bus Depot
Hin Bus Depot Facebook Page
George Town Festival is a month-long festival that has turned into a proudly Penang arts institution. From its start as a series of arts and culture events in celebration of George Town’s listing as a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2008, George Town Festival was mooted and celebrated its first inauguration in 2010.
Since then, we have had the privilege of hosting spectacular events spanning the arts – from world-class performances to cross-cultural creative collaborations, experimental art, traditional and contemporary performing arts, as well as exciting local community initiatives and public installations.
Our mission is to become the platform for culture and the arts in South-East Asia, with a focus on George Town’s unique perspectives. For the festival month, the city becomes a canvas where performers and audiences transform spaces within it with venues ranging from auditoriums to five-foot ways, colonial shop-houses to sidewalk galleries.
The festival continues to offer the best possible experience through our core beliefs of Collaboration, Community, Reinvention and Accessibility, intriguing audiences with our various free and ticketed events.
George Town Festival 2014 will take place during the entire month of August.”
Peter the Peace Loving Pelican
This is the original sketch of Peter the Pelican in my Moleskine sketchbook. Below is the Digitally enhanced version I posted a few days ago.
Peter the Pelican Peace, Love, Unity
Peter the pelican tote
Peter the Pelican tote available from Society 6 shop
Moleskine Peace sketchbook
I have joined the Artists4Peace movement. You can too. Click the link below for more info
“Artists using intelligence and creativity to foster and spread peace and love throughout the world. We can work TOGETHER to bring about change!
Artists 4 Peace is an International project. Artists from all over the world are contributing to the blog and we are truly proving that ART MATTERS.”
I think it is fate that I met these fabulous bloggers Gigi from Rethinking Life and Melanie from Wordifull who started this peace movement. Coincidentally the photo above is of the cover of my sketchbook. Peace and love to you all xoxo
Sketch of magnolia
I am so happy to be sketching again. It calms and grounds me just as meditation would. I went to Thailand a few years ago to learn how to meditate in the hills of Loie province. It was the best thing I ever did, but then all good things come to an end. I forgot to continue practicing, so now the benefits have been lost. Meditation is something I want to start practicing again. It helps me focus and filter out the noise.
Sketch of birds of paradise
Back to sketching flowers in my moleskine notebook. My favourite subject. They are so beautiful and every single one perfect yet different. This is one of my favourite flowers, and my mum’s as well. Birds of Paradise or Strelitzia Reginae. It is a tropical flower, structural, striking orange with purple highlights. The flower resembles the birds of paradise.