Life, sketchbook

Tomorrow is our permanent address

While going through my archives, I found these pages from a 2004 journal. The brown boy and I had just gotten married, and I was resisting all the extended family’s combined pressure on me to start propagating the species.

In this angry book it seems that while I did not want to have a baby, I knew all about the details of bearing one. What a know-it-all I was.

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10 years of inktales

The other day this blog inktales completed 10 years. That’s one of the longest relationships I’ve ever had.

inktales started as a way to share my sketchbooks to my friends living elsewhere, bang in the middle of web 2.0 where blogging was becoming popular. Drawings moved from these 98 sketchbooks (2002-2016) to the 540 posts (2006-2016) on this blog. After a few years I even had a guide to inktales.

Now there are close to 1000 fans on Facebook, people I don’t even know, and even my parents and sundry extended family see my drawings on inktales. So thank you for all the appreciation, it’s very humbling.

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Getting where we’re going

 

 

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[Sometimes in the living of every day

I often forget about the life of it

the intentionality, “the composing of the life”

that I once set out to do. The daily bustle,

that once emerged from me –

often swallows me up

until all I can do is hold on for dear life

to banal rituals

so that I don’t lose myself.]

Title: John Brehm

For pacificleo.

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