Thursday, March 24, 2011

nine feet of art

I just wanted to share this video with you that fellow Moly-X artist Tim Clary took of my Moleskine Exchange 13 book, which is currently on display at Minnesota Center for Book Arts. The fabulous artists I collaborated with on this wonderful project are (in order of rotation) Anna Denise van der Reijden, Emma Kidd and Laura Martin Ansa. I am so proud of our little group, and knowing my book is showing in a gallery is an amazing feeling— if only I could be there in person to see it!

Thank you Tim, for enabling me to share this book with the world— and an enormous thank you to Marty Harris, founder of Moly-X, for getting us into the MCBA!

Monday, March 14, 2011

eminönü stories

crossing the golden horn

Stretched lazily across the Golden Horn in its rusting cyan splendour, is the Galata Bridge.
The smell of fish and sea, the deep-throated laugh of a fisherman.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I am shocked and saddened by the devastation in Japan— my heart goes out to the people affected by the quake and tsunami.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


As Istanbul is slowly swallowed by snow and my mind is likewise, having its own share of snowfall, I decided to try and get somewhere with my simitçi ink drawing. He is approximately 2ft x 3ft— I can't remember the exact dimensions of the paper, and I can't find my ruler. I have been working on and off on this drawing for several long months, and hope to finish it soon. The end is in sight, but still feels so very distant and obscured by its own snow.

Friday, March 4, 2011

pencils, markers and paint

Here's my entry into Chris' book for Moleskine Exchange 34. I'm not sure what was going on in my mind as I was drawing this, and I'm not sure I like it very much. Chris, I hope you like it. Perhaps I need to add some gold ink to it... I don't know. Any suggestions?


Blogger is still shut down in Turkey, but I've found a way to get past it. Hopefully sense will soon prevail, but until then, I unfortunately will not be able to respond to any comments— it doesn't work for some reason.

Warm wishes from Istanbul!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

another bump in the road

Well my dear readers, it seems as though Turkey has shut down Blogger after some blogs were posting football footage that a local cable provider, owns the sole airing rights to. So rather than penalise those specific bloggers, a court in Diyarbakir decided to keep the entire nation from being able to write and read freely online.

This does not make me very happy, and if there is a way in which I can post to you, I will find it.

I believe I may have already.