May 4, 2019

My Battlestation

A visual history of my computer desk (I really like taking pictures of my desk during the Spring I guess). Neither clutter nor cable free but, whatever.

My workspace actually changed that much in the last couple of years aside from adding a shelf and hanging a few pictures.

March 24, 2019

Japan: November 2018

We went to Japan this past November for two weeks. Our itinerary was: Tokyo, Takayama, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Takayama, Tokyo. I kept a daily travel journal while we were in Japan, and had planned on digitizing it here at some point. But….you know.

Here are a couple of images exported from Lightroom. I have about 2,000 images from our phones, but I really don’t feel like picking through those and uploading them here.

February 5, 2019

My Traveler’s Notebook Passport Setup

I guess some folks find it odd for someone so digitally oriented as myself to use an analog planner system instead of well, my phone. I have used both methods for general planning as well as note taking, and physically writing stuff down just works the best for me and well, ❤️ analogue/journaling things.

I have three notebook inserts, two folders, and the plastic sleeve insert in my TN. These are the three notebooks that I use: the Weekly Diary, Blank Notebook, and the Monthly Diary. I find that having three inserts is the most that I can include in my current setup without making the notebook too chunky. 

The plastic sleeve has a clear zipper pouch in the front and card slots in the back. I keep memory cards, checks to deposit, and stuff like that in the zipper pouch (as well as a whisker from each cat). The card slots in the back have cards that I don’t need to carry around in my wallet (club cards, stamp cards)

I have two folders: The first folder is the TN Kraft folder, which is inserted around the monthly planner notebook. I just keep blotter paper, post-it notes, shitajiki (writing bird), and stuff like that. The second notebook is a thin leather folder that I purchased at the Tokyo Station Travelers Factory store when we we visiting Japan. This folder is loosely inserted in the back. Read More

January 28, 2018

Draw a Thing 1/22/2018: Succulent Spread

I had inked out a few succulent designs and tested some of the marker colors in my Traveler’s Notebook before starting the actual project in my other notebook. Two goals: First off, to do more ink drawings without outlining in pencil first; Second, the color the background without it being super streaky (compare to the rooster picture posted a while back). The yellow marker unfortunately started to run out of steam on the second half of the spread. I should have given it a break between pages to “recharge.”

It doesn’t seem to matter how thick the paper is, alcohol based markers bleed through absolutely everything I guess (Leuchtturm = 180gsm). Tools used: Pens and markers.

January 10, 2018

2017 In Summary

A compilation of random short videos that I have recorded on my phone in 2017. All videos filmed, edited, and uploaded from my phone. I had forgotten about this project until about May, thus the lack of videos during January and February.

June 3, 2017

Draw a Thing 6/3/2017: Cacti

My campaign to draw and/or paint a thing once a week kind of turned into draw and/or paint a thing once a year :X. I saw a YouTube video of someone watercoloring cacti and succulents so I thought that I would give it a try. Watercolor consistency ended up being too watery. Also, I think I need more than literally one brush.

April 2, 2017

Succulents: April 2nd 2017

It is really tempting to water the lithops, but I know that I am not supposed to until the old leaves have completely dried up. No double splits this year unfortunately.

My echeverias were getting munched on and are just starting to recover. The flower stalks as well as some of the leaves were infested with some black aphid. I also ended up moving into a sunnier spot where they won’t get covered in pepper tree crap.

Lots of new leaves popping up on the baby toes.

April 2, 2017

Succulents: Mid March 2017

I found some succulents (2x lithops and 1x fenestraria) at Ace Hardware the other weekend; We had stopped by to look for a couple of things after watching Beauty and the Beast (really enjoyed it, highly recommended). I had ended up repotting my lithops with the new plants into a one of the terrocotta pots that were discovered in a corner of the yard.

March 16, 2017

The Getty Center

We drove up and spent the day at The Getty Center last Friday. The mother-in-law, who was in town that weekend had not been to The Getty Center yet so we figured this would be a perfect opportunity to go, particularly since we have had an itch to visit for a while. I chose not to bring my camera because I didn’t really feel like dragging it around all day; I did however snap a few photos on my phone:

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