While browsing through random art blogs I’ve noticed that a lot of the artists were using this “moleskine” sketch book for their drawings and were giving it a lot of praise. I searched it on Google and was intrigued by the history of the brand and the type of the materials they used for their notebooks.

During my vacation in Calgary, I decided to buy a moleskine notebook. I bought the watercolor version at the art store that I’ve been going to since 7th Grade, Mona Lisa Arts Supply Store in 17th Ave SW. They didn’t carry the sketchbook version though so I had to scope out the other Art Supply store a block away. Sadly, They didn’t carry them either but I did get the Plain Reporter Notebook.

I’m still on my search for the sketchbook version of the Moleskine. Maybe the next time I’m in Calgary I might be able to find one. But one thing for sure, after purchasing these two Moleskine’s I’ve become a true Moleskine fan.


Abstract Drawing

Here is a drawing of a Tigerlily that I did for the Industrial Architecture & Design class that I took last year. We were learning to do abstract drawing. First drawing is a sketch of a lily, the second drawing is a simplified version of it, and the third is an abstract sketch of the lily. I didn’t do too well on the abstract version, I think because I had to many lines… oh well.

Welcome to the North.

What a hectic work day today was… Government Pay Day. The store was super busy! We had a power outage during lunch too which didn’t much help much and in the afternoon, three cashiers didn’t come back from their breaks and decided to take the rest of the day off. Fun.

Welcome to the North.” one lady said to me.

I’ve been in Rankin for more than a year now and I’m still not used to the staffing problem. Actually, I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it.