I found my creativity!

17 Jan

I started this blog a year ago as part of my New Year’s resolution to re-discover my creativity. Looking back at 2013, I think I’ve succeeded! See for yourself.

For a while in the beginning of the year, I was a part of a 365 group – a sketch a day. Mostly, I sketched fellow passengers in the streetcar on the way to/from work, but there are other sketches, too. In any case, I love figure-drawing the most, I think.

For a few Fridays, I participated in the Illustration Friday project (and am considering doing so again this year). The way it works there, every Friday a new topic is chosen – and everyone submits their illustrations on the topic. So fun!

Here’s “Myth”:

Myth: Medusa Gorgona

And this is “Wool”:


I also participated in 7-week long art-journal project , where each week there were fun tasks like blowing watercolours onto a page through a straw, using collage techniques, etc.

Collage: I Can’t Sea

Collage: Unicycle

I took a 3-month long illustration class in a local college. There were plenty of interesting tasks, but the course-long project was the creation of three illustrations under one topic. Mine was “Infertility”:

Infertility: Discovery

Infertility: Depression


Infertility: Breaking Out

I went to the best college in terms of art education in Toronto for an illustration course – theirs was much, much better. I created red and white wine labels:

Red Wine label: “Her Highness Malbec”

White Wine Label: His Excellency Riesling


I created an illustration based on newspaper headline “How Obama Can Use Pressure to Bring Peace”

How Obama Can Use Pressure to Bring Peace

I also created an illustration about the scandalous Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford and an American Tourist (random pairing):

Rob Ford and an American Tourist

And these all were created in 3 weeks! It was an intense course with only 4 classes!

I also attended a couple of art parties, where you get together with friends, drink wine – and paint. One had almost now instruction, other was pretty good with instruction. Both were acrylic-based.

I drew an illustration to support the local daycare (which the city was trying to close):

I made an effort to “understand” watercolours:

Quebec-City in Winter

My Copy of an Illustration from a Children’s Book “Snow”

Somewhere in Iceland

I started keeping a travelogue in my sketchbook. Los Angeles:

Swimming Pool in the Infamous Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Breakfast at the Hotel’s Diner

Diner in Los Angeles

Here are a few spreads from my Newfoundland, Canada trip:

View from Our Porch. Flatrock, Newfoundland, Canada

Three Ladies in the Cafeteria of the Rooms Museum in St. Johns, Newfoundland

Sloped Streets of St. John, Newfoundland

And here are a few spreads from our family vacation in Mexico:

Mexico: Mezcal Copy from a Photograph in a Picture Book about Mexico

Mexico: La Hacienda, Volkswagen Bug, Sunny Square


Mexico: people stranded in a cafe on a rainy day

Mexico: Beach Bag

I illustrated a book about Real Estate. here’s one of the illustrations:

And there you have it. My 2013 in a nutshell.

I am planning to keep on going with my reunion with creativity in 2014 – hopefully I will have more to be proud of a year from now!



6 Responses to “I found my creativity!”

  1. mayahum January 17, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    Amazing! Thank-you for showing this. Very inspirational!

  2. queeniescards January 25, 2014 at 8:25 pm #

    You’re so crazy talented. I expect an invite to your next art show πŸ˜‰

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