Archive for the ‘Architecture & Urban Sketches’ Category

My dog nieces. Peanut on the left, Biscuit on the right.

Is she cute or what?!!

Julie mangoes

I’m bathing everyone today (the adult doggies). Biscuit seems ready!

Oh yeah, she is.

Biscuit and her mom (Abby)

Abby aka Bubbaz (on he right) is the sweetest

Biscuit doesn’t look too pleased about the bath

Oh yeah! She’s happy about it. Telling her mom how great it was!

Abby after her bath

Mummy and daughter are happy!

“You smell so much better mom!!”

Play time!

“Aunty Peanut my bath was great!”

Shaking after her bath

My favorite cakes!

Bay leaves. I love Bay leaves!

Aunty watching her nephews and niece (Peanut’s pups)

Brunch with friends

A lovely piece of artwork

Around the Queen’s Park Savannah

Queen’s Park Savannah

Botanical Gardens

President’s House under renovation

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Atlanta, friends, and puppies!!

Dining Hall at Georgia Tech.

My dog-niece puppies. I’ve waited for weeks to see them! Finally!!

Mummy (dog-niece). Her name is Peanut

A family affair! Fun!

Took the train from Shanghai to Beijing. Architecture, and Food. Forbidden City, The Great Wall, Tianamen Square etc.

On the train to Beijing

Arrived in Beijing

Koi – the sweetest fish ever. They’re like puppies.

Hutongs in Beijing

Forbidden City begins…

Cute!

We had great food here!

Cable car to Great Wall

Weeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

There she is..

Isn’t he cute?!!!! Look at that nose…and his teeth…and his eyes..

One of the most beautiful bookstores I’ve ever been to.

Black cylinder… opposite..

White box.

Tianamen Square

Cat at our hostel

En route to the airport, a car hit my driver. Here they are trying to negotiate.

The guy wanted to give my driver less money than he thought fair.

Airport..

A trip to Shanghai, China with my students for a Construction Competition. Great architecture and great food!

RMB aka yen

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center

Scaled model of Shanghai

Shanghai Museum

Yu Garden

Tentative

In a few days I will be starting a Podcast Fellowship (will share more details later). I will be learning with a great group of people who have great ideas, under the guidance and coaching of one of my favorite writers and teachers. In our online discussion community, someone asked us all to post our blogs – for those of us who blog. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, partly because I post my drawings on Instagram. I do a lot of writing for work, but maybe I will get back to writing about what I draw…or drawing about what I write. I thank the fellowship for reminding me of this again.

From this Fellowship, I hope to share and be generous with others as they have been with me. I also look forward to learning the technical and creative aspects of podcasting so that I can share it with my students and others.

Now, about the drawing above, I called it “Tentative 01”. I love lines in every form and this is one of my drawings. The patterns, geometry, texture, color, physicality, and more. I look forward to continuing to share again.

– Thinking Insomniac

No, I’m not the one flying… I would like to see or sit in a cockpit on day though.

I sketched my Makerbot yesterday.I have used it in several design projects, design experiments, and even 3D printed little toys for my friends’ kids.

Have a good one! 

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Today I was leaving NY again heading back to work. This building under construction is coming along quickly.

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I like accidental photos

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Because the buildings, the sky, the reflections, all beautiful.

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Lovely skyline, part of which has been taken away by condos. Ughhh..

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Saw this sign at Zapata’s Tacos.

I have a busy day tomorrow… I am thinking of something new to do with my photos. A new topic, subjects,… If you have any suggestions, please suggest away!

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Oh yes! A healthy, filling start to the day.

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I was busy indoors all day. Took this photo when I went outside later on for some fresh air.

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It looked like rain, but it blew over

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After work I went to training. I arrived early.

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Training was intense as hell today! There was absolutely no stopping. OMG! I was drenched, and my muscles spent! It was great, but whew! Dang! Exhausting.

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I had a hankering for some ice cream, and I think I needed to treat myself to it.

Another productive day in many ways. By tomorrow, if not this weekend, I should be finished with my paper and have it ready to submit! After that, on to the next one.

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You know the usual. Smoothie to go!

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I went to work at a coffee shop this morning. I also met an awesome dog named Charlie. She made my day. So darn cute!

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Today was warm and beautiful

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Doors of the Schwab Auditorium. I love large, detailed doors. In fact, maybe I will sketch and doodle some doors. I find them so regal. I love a well designed entry and facade.

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Beautiful!

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Very well designed.

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Blue skies

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There’s a lot of detail to be uncovered in the clouds…

Today was another very productive day. Here’s to tomorrow!