Category Archives: personal growth

Drawlloween 2018 Daily Sketch Practice Wrap Up

Did you notice the surge of illustrations on social media in October? Have you heard about Inktober? What about Mab’s Drawlloween Club? Both provide a drawing prompt for everyday of October. Anyone can participate by sharing their illustration and tagging … Continue reading

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Write Cycle August. The Results and the Review

For August I decided to try an Instagram writer’s challenge where you do a writing-related photo every day. I thought it would be a good way to focus on the writing habit. Here’s the gallery of the photos with a … Continue reading

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Artist Interview with Arthur Huang

Arthur Huang took time to answer some questions as part of my interview series to wrap up Art Byte Critique group’s participation in the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2016. Arthur is the founder of ABC. Arthur is a neuroscientist and his artistic … Continue reading

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Artist Interview with Nick West

Nick West iss part of the Art Byte Critique group which participated in the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2016. Nick was kind enough to take the time to share about his work and his experience with ABC and the TABF2016. Why … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Wishes for You!

   Best Wishes for you this year. I wish you all the best in all you endeavors and adventures. Also wishing you lots of monkeys to take over your bad habits from you! Thanks for reading the Spendy Pencil and … Continue reading

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Making up with Mochi. Gateway Foods in Foreign Lands.

If you live someplace long enough, you eventually develop craving foods you thought you once vowed never to eat. There’s one moment and one dish that becomes the gateway for appreciating that food in all its forms. This is true … Continue reading

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Go For the Knowledge, Leave with Inspiration—Learn about Travel Writing with La Carmina and Odigo

If you think that spending your Saturday in a day-long travel writing workshop sounds exhausting, then you didn’t make it La Carmina and Odigo’s writing workshop held at Ryozan Park Otsuka. I learn a lot and I left more energized … Continue reading

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Social Media Carousel: Around and Around I Go.

The time you invest in automating something should eventually pay off in the time you save. I haven’t yet found this to be true when trying to consolidate my social media. Around and around I’ve been going with end in … Continue reading

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Revisiting 15 Authors Who Influenced Me Because It’s My Birthday.

It’s weird when you come across things that you wrote a while ago. Reactions fall into two camps, Completely Cringeworthy or Still Resonating. It’s my birthday today and birthdays for me reflection. Usually I make a list of good and … Continue reading

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Playlist Your Work Habits

A few days ago I wrote a post about music and work habits. This evening has been an editing evening and I thought I’d share another playlist. Finally Moving by Pretty Lights is a song I really like to listen to. … Continue reading

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