Whoa, a true photoblog post now that I have photos from this month that are just not my allergic skin rash welts. It’s been 2 days without a relapse. Today we walked, brunched, sketched, and saw a new neighborhood. Today we celebrated the little wins in life. This is me remembering to appreciate the majority of the days in the year being able to live.

Friends. I remember many times I felt peeved, peeved I was always the complaint sinker, but never got the favor in return. I realized recently that was all me. For anyone who is a true friend has yet to turn me down when I needed to them. The only barrier before was me assuming I was wasting their times with my words, when in fact, it’s not even a favored return, it’s all my friends wanting nothing more but to help me get through tougher times. And even barring the darker times, I realized I could initiate the lunch or dinner, that, for example, my friends with cars weren’t just doing me favors by driving me around, but happy to have my company, that reciprocation goes past what’s literally exchanged, but what’s exchanged in life.

Trees. The tree’s seeds is what has caused my misery these past few weeks. Yet, I still find it a place of comfort. Just sketching or painting their form, dotting their leaves, and blooming their flowers. A simple word and a simple concept with so many gorgeous permutations, states, and lifetimes.

2 weeks ago, I went to visit the mobile sketchbook library.

Today, it occurred to me I never really posted an update on the book I’m working on for the 2014 tour.

There’s going to be a mixture of Ghibli tribute, slice of life, and randomness. All drawn with ballpoint and watercolor pencil shading so far. You can see the book is already buckling from the water.

Sorry Tumblfolk, I haven’t been sketching much lately because I’ve been heads down into a few freelance projects and a larger project of my own. That, and finding another fulltime gig.

Still, I can’t help but to waste time doodling. Here a few favourite form the past few months pulled off of instagram. I’m @susanl if you care to follow.

These are my favorite bits from mhci sketching I never posted! Container hands & red ballpoint sketchery. They will be in the new portfolio, but rediscovering nice things is.. nice!

Pages from my MUJI sketchbook. Happy New Year, again folks.

Found a few sketches on the bedside while cleaning up. These extreme on-surface shots look pretty good, will post full on shots when I get a chance to reshoot in daylight.

Also, while I will not have my nyancat facebook hack anymore, I can now selfishly put my art up in the top box like so. ;) Originally painted “Ode to Watercolors" two years ago. Wow, how time flies (like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana).

Drawing Behaviors | Final Piece. Progress shot 1, Not sure if I should add more.

Drawing Behaviors | Final Piece.
Progress shot 1, Not sure if I should add more.