New painting and typhoon number 2…

The painting I have just finished took three weeks. coincidentally, the same amount of time it took for two typhoons to threaten Japan. Thankfully, all we got was quite a bit of rain, but the earthquake that happened nearly three months ago is still fresh in the memory, so any warnings were not taken lightly,…

Games and films…

Part 1 of my double header is up on ‘games that rock my world’. And it will not take Sherlock Holmes to figure out the next game in the article! Part 2 coming soon. SO IS E3!!!!! I’m So excited! Expect a post-show analysis in a couple of weeks. It is a particularly damp and…

Monday was my Sunday…

Hi. After a fairly quiet week (apart from the fact that my working week went a bit all over the show, literally!) I was left to enjoy a day off on Monday, due to working on Saturday. But rather than spend the whole day relaxing, I productively and pro-actively avoided taking a day off elsewhere…

Apologies…

It has been a pretty uneventful week on the ranch. It rained like hell on tuesday and wednesday, to the point where my principal wore wellies to school! good effort! I have finished another painting (which I haven’t taken a photo of yet) and started a new one. After a lot of research and nostalgia,…

It’s a glorious day…

So, Nintendo can wait. I have some groceries to get, as well as some paint. My new painting is coming along… slightly differently than expected, but I will soldier on. A while back, I bought some figures from a shop in Akihabara. I made one and drew the other… I WANT MORE! But they can…

ANOTHER new painting, and Golden Week.

So, Golden Week marked the 1 year anniversary of my first trip to Japan. For the weekend, I went to Kamakura and Enoshima, for which the photos are already up. After Monday, I had ANOTHER 3 days off. Life is TOUGH! I have done 2 paintings, been to a cool theme park type thing that…

Enoshima and Kamakura.

So… Golden Week is here. We (somewhat dangerously) decided to head to a reasonably touristy part of town. A small island west of Tokyo called Enoshima and Kamakura. There are shrines, temples and a couple of caves and, in keeping with most things in Japan, do not favor the taller among us. Nevertheless, it was…

New painting and the weekend…

After another weekend of exploring, we found Kamakura and Enoshima. The photos will be up later, but for now, you have this quick (ish) painting of Shibuya I have recently finished. I am also thinking that I have been really slack with the ‘games that rock my world’ segment, and with nearly 30 days to…