Journal

Sketchbook

April 6. 2020

Drawing (dessin)
I draw every single day. I didn't always do this. It started because I was working too much, stressing too much. I realized that I was spending all my time thinking of work. I needed something to ease the stress, so I decided to give myself a challenge. I simply needed to draw for one week. By the time the week was over I could see how much better I felt. How less stressed I was. So I drew for another weeek, and another week. I've been on my drawing streak for way over two years, that I don't even keep track anymore. This week, with all that is going on in the world, cut the noise for a minute and give yourself a challenge. Start drawing, bake, read more, or learn chess. Stick with it and see what the outcome reveals.
One of my favourite drawing pencils.

illustration titled: BDA Sketch

Digital Sketchbook

April 6. 2020

chercher ma tombe (Looking for My Tomb)
I used to come visit you weekly. It's been so long, that I am lost. When I find the tomb, I will be at peace.
Inspired from being lost while looking for Oscar Wilde's grave. Drawn on my ipad and finished on a desktop computer.

illustration titled: Looking for my tomb

Digital Sketchbook

March 30. 2020

Still Here (toujours là)
I drew this in 2015. I like cats, but can't draw them very well. This cat was perfect. I love this drawing because it has so many symbolic elements to it. The toolbox represents my belief that we are all born with an internal toolbox with all the tools we will need to survive in life. Sometimes, we are too young to know what all the tools in the box are for. It is not until we get older, or gain more pain, more joy, and experience, that we begin to understand what these tools are for. The bandaid is simply going through hard-knocks and not quitting. I still love this drawing and I use it to remind me that I'm still here. Drawn on my sketchbook and finished on a desktop computer.

illustration titled: Still Here

Digital Sketchbook

March 30. 2020

Un Peu de Café (A Bit of Coffee)
I walked several blocks until I found a place that was open. It felt like walking a desert and finding my oasis. Drawn on an iPad and finished on a desktop computer.

illustration titled: Un Peu De Cafe

Digital Sketchbook

March 30. 2020

BDA
Outside her apartment, she realized her rent was due. Drawn on my sketchbook and finished on a desktop computer.

illustration titled: BDA

First Cup

March 23. 2020

Love In The Time of Corona
The title above is a play on the title from one of the books that has made me cry more than once. The book is Love In Time Of Cholera.
A melancholic story written by the great Gabriel García Márquez. The world seemed to have changed quickly in the first three months of this year. I take comfort from Máquez's work and knowing that everything in life is always temporary. We just have to be patient. Sending everyone best wishes and health. Even in these interesting times, we move onward. My living room is filled with books, art, and a lot of inspiration to carry on. Vancouver, B.C.

Photo fo sketchbook, a coffee cup, old camera and an old Royal typewriter.

Digital Sketchbook

March 23. 2020

Attendre (Waiting)
I waited for three hours. Maybe it was the martial law, or maybe you never were coming after all. Drawn on an iPad and finished on a desktop computer.

illustration titled: Waiting

Digital Sketchbook

March 23. 2020

Se eouvenir d'une vie différente (Remember a different life)
This solitary life made her reflect on her current situation and she realised that she would be OK. Drawn on an iPad and finished on a desktop computer.

illustration titled: Waiting

Digital Sketchbook

March 16. 2020

Après Travailer (After Work)
Another "After Work" story. The commute was tough but I made it home in one piece. Drawn on an iPad and finished on a desktop computer.

illustration titled: After Work

Digital Sketchbook

March 16. 2020

Cela ne s'est pas produit aujourd'hui (It Didn't Happen Today)
The day was a waste. Drawn on an iPad.

illustration titled: It Didn't Happen Today

Digital Sketchbook

Feb 25. 2020

Nuit Humide (Humid Night)
The rain had cleared but the night was still wet. Drawn on my iPad.

illustration titled: Humid Night

Digital Sketchbook

Feb 25. 2020

Honourable Man
He only wanted to do his job. Drawn on my iPad.

illustration titled: Honourable Man

Digital Sketchbook

Feb 25. 2020

Inattendue (Unexpected)
She awoke to a wierd sound. Drawn on my iPad.

illustration titled: Unexpected

Digital Sketchbook

Jan 20. 2020

Pas une bonne journée (Not A Good Day)
As I looked at my body on the ground, I realized it was not a good day for everyone. Drawn on my iPad.

illustration titled: Not a Good Day

Digital Sketchbook

Jan 20. 2020

Pause Au Travail (Break at Work)
I needed the break before the rush hour. Drawn on my iPad.

illustration titled: Break at Work

Digital Sketchbook

Jan 8. 2020

Activité Secrète (Secret Activity)
You would not know it, but she does surprising things at night. Drawn on my iPad.

illustration titled: Secret Activity

Digital Sketchbook

Jan 8. 2020

L'évasion Tranquille (The Quiet Escape)
The trick is simple, don't be loud. Drawn on my iPad.

illustration titled: The Quiet Escape

First Cup

Jan 1. 2020

Marvel at What is to Come
I hope you are excited about the new year. When I was a kid, I would get excited about it because I was wondering what new movies and music the new year would bring. Instead of just seeing it as another year, bring the inner kid back out and marvel at what is to come. Paris, France

cappuccino coffee taken in Paris, France.

Digital Sketchbook

Jan 1. 2020

Le Départ (The Departure)
Last year is over, don't look back. Move forward.Drawn on my iPad.

illustration titled: Le Départ

Digital Sketchbook

Jan 1. 2020

Dernier Tour (Last Ride)
If he was going out, he was going out in style. Drawn on my iPad.

illustration titled: Dernier Tour

Digital Sketchbook

Jan 1. 2020

Un Rêve ou un souvenir (A dream or a memory)
The day was a fog, was she dreaming or remembering? Drawn on my iPad.

illustration titled: Un Rêve ou un souvenir