Sketchbook Love

My sketchbook has been getting some much needed love, recently.

There are times when I forget I have one and leave it aside. I end up drawing on Post-It notes and have a huge collection of them already. I think a lot of that comes from me sitting so close to one and not having my sketchbook near me. Recentlty, though, I bought a new adventure bag, which in reality is just a purse. I looked around for something that would suite my needs and the East Village Bag by Manhattan Portage seemed to be perfect.

As time passes, we seem to carry around more and more with us; from cellphones, to digital point-and-shoots, we fill our pockets full of technology. With my new bag, I carry around my wallet, cellphone, cigarettes, keys, sketchbook, pens, pencils, business cards, lighter, anything I can fit in there, really. I’ll eventually get a new point-and-shoot that I can toss in there too.

Ah, but I digress; my new adventure bag is perfect for my sketchbook and my pens. I now carry them with me wherever I go. So in a moments notice, I can take it out and sketch to my hearts content. It’s about time I start doing something about it.

Behance / AIGA LA June Meetup

Had a great time last night @ Page 71 in Studio City, CA. The atmosphere was fun and pretty, the drinks were cheap, and the people I met were great. There was talk of design, of change, of where we’ve been and where we’re going.

The last event I went to of any kind was the AIGA/LA Patrons’ Night on April 30th, 2003. I can’t believe it’s been eight years; eight years of me not doing this. I had a lot of of fun and plan on going to the July meetup.

Also, the next couple of weeks, we’re having the Los Angeles Design Festival. I plan on trying to make it to a few of the events over the next couple of weeks. It’s time to meet like-minded individuals, I guess.

What Would I Do?

I can’t imagine how tough it is being color-blind. So much everything we have today relies on color; TVs, Art, Cars, Stop-lights, etc. I wouldn’t be able to do anything if I was color-blind.

Well, there is no evidence that my “orange” is the same as your “orange”. However, I often wonder what it would be like to see the world with different eyes, with different colors.

Luckily, there is a Vision Simulator that does just that. It’s pretty interesting and gives me a better perspective.



To anyone that’s color-blind: if I could, I’d let you see the world through my eyes.