Category Archives: lifestyle

kung hei fat choi!

A very happy Chinese New Year to you all!┬áMay this year be lucky, prosperous, and fabulous for everyone.Here’s another dog that I drew for the Keswick Foundation in HK. Enjoy!

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children’s murals

I’m sorting through images for my new website (hopefully launching soon!) and found these photos of several children’s room murals I’ve done over the years. These two were for my neices…This jungle themed room is in a new baby’s room … Continue reading

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snowy tokyo

It is the coldest winter in Tokyo so far in the Heisei period (the last 29 years) and last week it snowed; suddenly and violently and beautifully.I walked outside in the early evening to take a look…and found a little … Continue reading

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sobachoko

This week I went to the Boroichi fleamarket in Tokyo. It has been held twice a year in the same place for over 430 years, and is an intangible folk cultural asset of Japan. I wandered, browsed and sketched, and … Continue reading

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happy new year!

Welcome to 2018. I’m looking forward to a year of discoveries: wonderful museums, inspiring cuisine, new friends, and a new home to explore. I’m moving to Tokyo this week, it’s going to be fun! Here’s a picture of the afternoon … Continue reading

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London exhibitions

I’ve been having a wonderful week in London, visiting museums and seeing friends and family. I’d been waiting all year to see the Tove Jansson show at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, and it didn’t disappoint…Her work has always inspired me … Continue reading

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tokyo meal

On a quick visit to Tokyo recently, I managed a little sketch of the desserts during a very pretty meal at Hannariya.It is a Kyoto style place and the dishes were as beautiful as they were delicious…

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Christmas cards

I’ve got these supercute robin and ivy blank holiday cards in my shop right now. There are 2 designs, and they each come in packs of 5.They’re blank inside for your own holiday message, and come with matching white envelopes. … Continue reading

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dog portraits

While I was in Hong Kong last month, I helped out my friend Alex, who runs Dogalicious, a healthy dog food company, at his stand at the pink dot festival. I offered pet portraits of people’s dogs, in exchange for … Continue reading

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