Saturday, February 03, 2024

Chinatown

Every year we will go down to Chinatown to sketch during Chinese New Year period. This morning the sketchwalk was arranged under a group called "I Jio You" and it was a huge turn out so one would mistaken it as our monthly big sketchwalk. Everyone was there to sketch and soak up the festive mood!

Today is also the first time we have a very nice stamp on the bottom left of my sketch, love it.

Monday, January 29, 2024

Huge turnout at first sketchwalk of the year


Original video posted on FaceBook and Instagram here

Thursday, January 25, 2024

January Sketchwalk at Holland Village




Hi Sketchers, we are heading to Holland Village for our first sketchwalk of 2024 on 27 Jan (Sat)!
More information:
One Holland Village Food Guide – 12 Restaurants & Cafes To Head To At This Pets-Friendly Mall
https://danielfooddiary.com/2023/12/10/onehollandvillage/
One Holland Village: A guide to pet-friendly eateries and new dining concepts
https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia.com/.../one-holland...
Holland Village Food Centre Reopens – 10 Stalls To Check Out Including Holland V Fried Bee Hoon, 363 Katong Laksa, Ma La Xiang Guo
https://danielfooddiary.com/.../29/hollandvillagefoodcentre/
Some suggested places to sketch:
- Holland Village Market & Food Centre
- One Holland Village Mall
- Holland Piazza
- Raffles Hotel V Mall
- Shophouses along Holland Road/Holland Ave
- Craftsmen Coffee (cafe)
- Cafe O (inside Raffles Hotel V Mall, cafe)
- Tai Cheong Bakery (inside Holland Piazza, cafe)
Remember to bring mosquito repellent, sun screen, water, umbrella etc.
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In light of the COVID situation, mask wearing is optional. We urge everyone to remain cautious. Let's all play a part to stay safe!
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Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Nearest MRT station: Holland Village (CC21)
Meeting point: Entrance of One Holland Village Mall beside Toast Box (refer to photo)* Photo credits to Little Day Out.
Address: One Holland Village Mall
7 Holland Village Way, Singapore 275748
https://maps.app.goo.gl/b9YnAysDggUjTuLj6?g_st=ic
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𝑰𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝑵𝒐𝒕𝒆:
By participating this Event, you agreed with the followings:
1. My participation in this Event is entirely voluntary.
2. I am aware of and agree to assume any and all risks which might be associated with the Event and I will not hold Urban Sketchers Singapore (USkSG) and any admin/organiser responsible or liable in any way for and will not commence any action arising from the Event, or claim for any loss and/or damage (including, without limitation, personal injury and/or property damage) caused by or sustained as a result of my participation in the Event.
3. I will indemnify USkSG and keep USkSG indemnified against all losses, claims, demands, actions, proceedings, damages, costs, expenses, and any other liability arising in any way from my participation in the above Event.
4. For participant under 18 years old, his/her parent/guardian are aware and agree to the above clauses.
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Timeline for the day:
9.30am: Short briefing at the entrance of One Holland Village Mall beside Toast Box (refer to photo)* Photo credits to Little Day Out.
12pm: Start packing your things and make your way for Show & Tell
12.20pm: Show and Tell at the entrance of One Holland Village Mall beside Toast Box (refer to photo)* Photo credits to Little Day Out.
*Please note that location of Short briefing and Show and Tell are subjected to change, depending on the weather for the day.
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Instructions for the day:
1. Make your way to the location, be aware of surroundings, and maintain necessary distancing.
2. Challenge yourself to explore hidden corners that hasn't been seen/drawn yet; this will also help prevent too many of us crowding the same perching points.
3. Post your sketches, snapshots and videos online — 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐬 #𝐮𝐬𝐤𝐬𝐠 — so everyone can easily find the day's artistic output.
4. Some sketch leaders will go around to catch you in action for posts on Facebook and Instagram, so look out for them!
5. Happy sketching!! 😃
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Credits:
Event banner by Patrick Ng

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

My Design

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

At Starbucks

Nice people watch at Starbucks and sketch them.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Waiting

My 4-year-plus grandson is now having a 30-minute piano lesson every Monday at 6pm at Bedok Mall. While I was waiting for him, I had a cup of my favourite Macha Latte at Starbucks and did a sketch. There were a few young ladies sitting on the high table studying together.

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Another sketchbook done!

It has been raining last few days but today the weather is bright and sunny!

I joined my friends for a ad-hoc sketchwalk at Joo Chiat and since it was free and easy, I arrived really late at 11:00am and spent about 45 mins to do this sketch just on time for the show and tell at 12:15pm. It was also the last three pages on my Moleskine Japanese Album Large concertina sketchbook. It is also my second sketch of the new year 2024. The first was done at Lau Pat Sat last Sunday. Many artists and sketchers had sketched this view for its iconic sprial staircases behind the shophouses. You can sit at the coffee shop comfortably and enjoy the process.

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Bye Bye Grand Piano

Tuesday, January 09, 2024

Welcoming Year of the Dragon

Monday, January 08, 2024

Sunday, January 07, 2024

Tuesday, January 02, 2024

NINE from 2023

Monday, January 01, 2024

Happy New Year 2024

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Saturday, December 30, 2023

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

December Sketchwalk at Peach Centre

Hi Sketchers, we are heading to Peace Centre on 30 Dec (Sat)! Peace Centre is going to be demolished very soon around early 2024.

More information:

Peace Centre to PlayPan: Community-building efforts bring life to old mall set for demolition.
https://www.straitstimes.com/.../from-peace-centre-to...

Soon-to-be-demolished Peace Centre offers its retail space to PlayPan for six months of community-based activities.
https://www.theedgesingapore.com/.../soon-be-demolished...
Some suggested places to sketch:
- Selegie Art Centre
- Parklane Shopping Mall
- David Elias Building
- Sunshine Plaza
- Shophouses at Niven Road/Sophia Road
- Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church
- Fortune Centre
- Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple
- GR.iD
Remember to bring mosquito repellent, sun screen, water, umbrella etc.
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In light of the COVID situation, mask wearing is optional. We urge everyone to remain cautious. Let's all play a part to stay safe!
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Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Nearest MRT station: Dhoby Ghaut MRT (CC1/NE6/NS24) / Rocher MRT (DT13) / Bencoolen MRT (DT21) / Bras Basah (CC2)
Meeting point: Outside Aladdin’s Castle Restaurant (refer to photo)*
Address: Peace Centre
1 Sophia Rd, Singapore 228161
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𝑰𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝑵𝒐𝒕𝒆:
By participating this Event, you agreed with the followings:
1. My participation in this Event is entirely voluntary.
2. I am aware of and agree to assume any and all risks which might be associated with the Event and I will not hold Urban Sketchers Singapore (USkSG) and any admin/organiser responsible or liable in any way for and will not commence any action arising from the Event, or claim for any loss and/or damage (including, without limitation, personal injury and/or property damage) caused by or sustained as a result of my participation in the Event.
3. I will indemnify USkSG and keep USkSG indemnified against all losses, claims, demands, actions, proceedings, damages, costs, expenses, and any other liability arising in any way from my participation in the above Event.
4. For participant under 18 years old, his/her parent/guardian are aware and agree to the above clauses.
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Timeline for the day:
9.30am: Short briefing outside Aladdin’s Castle Restaurant (refer to photo)*
12pm: Start packing your things and make your way for Show & Tell
12.20pm: Show and Tell outside Aladdin’s Castle Restaurant (refer to photo)*
*Please note that location of Short briefing and Show and Tell are subjected to change, depending on the weather for the day.
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Instructions for the day:
1. Make your way to the location, be aware of surroundings, and maintain necessary distancing.
2. Challenge yourself to explore hidden corners that hasn't been seen/drawn yet; this will also help prevent too many of us crowding the same perching points.
3. Post your sketches, snapshots and videos online — 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐬 #𝐮𝐬𝐤𝐬𝐠 — so everyone can easily find the day's artistic output.
4. Some sketch leaders will go around to catch you in action for posts on Facebook and Instagram, so look out for them!
5. Happy sketching!! 😃
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Credits:
Event banner by Shirley Ho

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Love the tote bag from USKHK

I got a nice tote bag from the anniversary celebrations of Urban Sketchers Hong Kong.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Long Sketch

Probably the last long sketch of the year from Marina Bay Sands. Merlion is having a face-lift!

Size: 910 x 210mm

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Sketching from Marina Bay Sands

This sketch is to record Merlion hiding in the house! It is under renovation.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Sketching with USKIncheon

Result of Novemeber sketchwalk with overseas friends. USKSG x USKIncheon at Bras Basah Complex.

It was hot so I went up to National Library Building to sketch under aircon and quiet environment. First sketch 4 pages in the new Moleskine Japanese Album.

Size: 520 x 210mm

Monday, November 27, 2023

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Cafe Sketching

Last Friday, I joined Urban Sketchers Incheon for a trip up to level 51 of CapitaSpring. It was too hot to sketch outdoor even up on level 51. A few of us decided to hide inside the cozy restaurant called Sol and Luna at level 17 for high tea and we had so much fun sketching together.

Cafe Sketching at CapitaSpring

Day 3 of @uskincheon : A morning Sketchwalk in Chinatown, lunch and more sketching from high up at CapitaSpring. 😊...

Posted by Urban Sketchers Singapore on Saturday, 25 November 2023

Thursday, November 23, 2023

November Sketchwalk at Bras Basah Complex

Hi Sketchers, we are heading to Bras Basah Complex with the USKIncheon Sketchers on 25 Nov (Sat)! Do join us to welcome them!

Some suggested places to sketch:
- National library
- Shophouses around Seah Street, North Bridge Road, Victoria Steeet
- Bugis Junction
- CHIJMES
Remember to bring mosquito repellent, sun screen, water, umbrella etc.
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In light of the COVID situation, mask wearing is optional. We urge everyone to remain cautious. Let's all play a part to stay safe!
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Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Nearest MRT station: City Hall MRT (EW13/NS25)
Meeting point: Open area around Jack’s place at Bras Basah (refer to photo)*
Address: Bras Basah Complex
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𝑰𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝑵𝒐𝒕𝒆:
By participating this Event, you agreed with the followings:
1. My participation in this Event is entirely voluntary.
2. I am aware of and agree to assume any and all risks which might be associated with the Event and I will not hold Urban Sketchers Singapore (USkSG) and any admin/organiser responsible or liable in any way for and will not commence any action arising from the Event, or claim for any loss and/or damage (including, without limitation, personal injury and/or property damage) caused by or sustained as a result of my participation in the Event.
3. I will indemnify USkSG and keep USkSG indemnified against all losses, claims, demands, actions, proceedings, damages, costs, expenses, and any other liability arising in any way from my participation in the above Event.
4. For participant under 18 years old, his/her parent/guardian are aware and agree to the above clauses.
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Timeline for the day:
9.30am: Short briefing at open area around Jack’s place at Bras Basah (refer to photo)*
12pm: Start packing your things and make your way for Show & Tell
12.20pm: Show and Tell at open area around Jack’s place at Bras Basah (refer to photo)*
*Please note that location of Short briefing and Show and Tell are subjected to change, depending on the weather for the day.
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Instructions for the day:
1. Make your way to the location, be aware of surroundings, and maintain necessary distancing.
2. Challenge yourself to explore hidden corners that hasn't been seen/drawn yet; this will also help prevent too many of us crowding the same perching points.
3. Post your sketches, snapshots and videos online — 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐬 #𝐮𝐬𝐤𝐬𝐠 — so everyone can easily find the day's artistic output.
4. Some sketch leaders will go around to catch you in action for posts on Facebook and Instagram, so look out for them!
5. Happy sketching!! 😃
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Credits:
Event banner by Benedict Tay

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Almond Croissant

Recently I was so busy with wood firing and pottery workshops so only have time now to upload this sketch while I was having a break at Tiong Bahru Bakery Siglap in my neighbourhood. Great 'me time' to chill and relax and sketch.

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Thursday, November 09, 2023

11.11 Pop Up Sales and Wood Firing

Wood Firing Thow Kwang Dragon Kiln Join us for a captivating journey into the mesmerizing world of wood firing! Our...

Posted by Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle on Tuesday, 7 November 2023

Sunday, November 05, 2023

Tanjor Pagar Distripark

Last Saturday, we survived under the scotching hot weather felt like 40 deg C though weather man said it's 32.

There's not a single tree at this location. I shifted my seat to the shady spot at least five times. My take away for this sketch : these "cranes" "transtainers" whatever you call it are on huge wheels!

This location under container port operator, PSA, is expecting to move over all their operations at Tanjong Pagar, Keppel, and Brani Terminals to Tuas Port by 2027. Operations at Pasir Panjang Terminal will be consolidated at Tuas Port by 2040s.

Now blocks 37 and 39, the old warehouses are already converted into art related facilities where Clay Festival 2023 was held here on the same day at block 39 #01-05 called Artspace@Helutrans.

Singapore Art Museum (SAM) had already officially moved into block 39 in Jan 2022.

Exciting times ahead.

Saturday, November 04, 2023

Friday, November 03, 2023

For Sale

We continue to sell our wood fired pieces at Thow Kwang Dragon Kiln at 85 Lorong Tawas, please support local potters. Visit my other website for all things pottery.

Thursday, November 02, 2023

Come and Support

I am clearing my wood fired pieces for the very first time at very low price, come and grab them!

CLAY FESTIVAL 2023 @singaporeclayfestival
2 - 5 November 2023
Table F12, F13, F14
Artspace @ Helutrans
39 Keppel Road #01-05
Tanjong Pagar Distripark
#tkca_sg
#SingaporeClayFestival
#woodfiring

Wednesday, November 01, 2023

Pottery Update

I have not been updating my pottery journey here so I put up a montage of some of my work. These are all wood-fired at Thow Kwang Dragon Kiln.

Monday, October 30, 2023

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

October Sketchwalk at Toa Payoh


we are heading to Toa Payoh Sports Complex on 28 Oct (Sat) to sketch it and bid it goodbye before it closes at the end of the month. We will try to get permission to sketch it from the inside. Hopefully we will get to sketch the swimming pool as well, which was a venue for several major swimming events. Right beside it is Toa Payoh Town Park with its iconic tower and on the other side is Toa Payoh Stadium.
The sketchwalk will be from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Remember to bring mosquito repellent, sun screen, water, umbrella etc.
More information:
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/.../toa-payoh-sports...
https://www.straitstimes.com/.../new-sports-centre...
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In light of the COVID situation, mask wearing is optional. We urge everyone to remain cautious. Let's all play a part to stay safe!
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Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Nearest MRT station: Toa Payoh MRT (NS19).
Meeting and End Point: Toa Payoh Town Park (Next to the swimming complex) https://maps.app.goo.gl/ezkTYuFfiCYQHieq8
Location of end point may change in the event of wet weather.
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𝑰𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝑵𝒐𝒕𝒆:
By participating this Event, you agreed with the followings:
1. My participation in this Event is entirely voluntary.
2. I am aware of and agree to assume any and all risks which might be associated with the Event and I will not hold Urban Sketchers Singapore (USkSG) and any admin/organiser responsible or liable in any way for and will not commence any action arising from the Event, or claim for any loss and/or damage (including, without limitation, personal injury and/or property damage) caused by or sustained as a result of my participation in the Event.
3. I will indemnify USkSG and keep USkSG indemnified against all losses, claims, demands, actions, proceedings, damages, costs, expenses, and any other liability arising in any way from my participation in the above Event.
4. For participant under 18 years old, his/her parent/guardian are aware and agree to the above clauses.
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Timeline for the day:
9:30pm: Short briefing at Toa Payoh Town Park
12:15pm: Show & Tell at Toa Payoh Town Park (subject to change depending on whether we can get permission to gather inside the sports complex)
12:30pm: Group photo (refer to photo)*
*Please note that location of Short briefing and Show and Tell are subjected to change, depending on the weather for the day.
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Instructions for the day:
1. Make your way to the location, be aware of surroundings, and maintain necessary distancing.
2. Challenge yourself to explore hidden corners that hasn't been seen/drawn yet; this will also help prevent too many of us crowding the same perching points.
3. Post your sketches, snapshots and videos online — 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐬 #𝐮𝐬𝐤𝐬𝐠 — so everyone can easily find the day's artistic output.
4. Some sketch leaders will go around to catch you in action for posts on Facebook and Instagram, so look out for them!
5. Happy sketching!! 😃
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Credits:
Event banner by Stephanie Ng