July 13, 2011


I recently went to The Franklin Institute to see their 'Mummies of the World' Exhibit.
It was fascinating, if anyone's visiting Philadelphia I would highly recommend going to the Franklin Institute. Tickets were $26.50 for an adult. 
Photography isn't allowed BUT sketching is! Below are a few of my sketches.

Mummy of an adult male (Chile)

The Detmold Child (Pre-Columbian Peru)

July 11, 2011

'One Year Of Daily Self-Portraits' project is DONE!

July 3 + 7 + 10 portraits

I made it! My 'Self-portrait a Day' project has come to an end! Thanks to everyone for the encouraging words & support through out this project. 
It really means a lot to me :) the kind + encouraging words kept me going & lifted me up when I wasn't confident about my drawing skills. 
It was scary at first (I was overwhelmed) but after 2 - 3 weeks I couldn't go to bed without drawing a self-portrait. And it was challenging at times, through out that year I lived in 4 different places! Moving is always hard! And I learned a lot. 
And most importantly is that I didn't stop drawing. Before I graduated from UARTS I heard stories about recent graduates who have stopped drawing altogether & it simply terrified me. I didn't want to be in that place, I didn't want to cease doing what I am passionate about. I am happy with what I have accomplished, I wasn't sure I could do this project a year ago but I did it & it feels wonderful! 
I will probably keep drawing a portrait daily, maybe not a self-portrait, maybe just an object, or what I had for dinner! I will share these drawings every once in a while (probably only the best ones). 
Got any suggestions? 

To see all portraits from the day I started the project till Feb.10.2011 go here.
To see self-portraits from Feb.11.2011 till the very last portrait go here.