Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Saturday, 25 April 2020

in the car

we were driving to Launceston to see Zacky play at his school assembly, also because I had not been there and it was time to visit. It was a long drive. I felt very lucky and grateful that I didn't have to do the driving. Maybe that's why Jono looks like he is about to mow down some giant monster, while I sit there happily taking selfies.

Friday, 24 April 2020

green bowl

Jona bought a green bowl from the thrift shop. He was overjoyed. "I'm gonna drink my soup from it, and my minestrone and mince." It really is a lovely-looking bowl. I didn't buy any for myself, because none of them was right. I am still looking for that one special bowl that suits me. Everyone needs the right bowl to drink their soups from.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

a song for my father

I made these drawings about my dad, years ago, sort of like the secret words I had always wanted to say to him but could not. Because of our relationship I could never say them to him and he would never hear them even if I did. So I drew and wrote them down on paper instead. Today I showed them to my husband who is a songwriter/musician, and asked if he would play something for these drawings. He did an improvisation on the concert ukulele and twelve string guitar and completed the story that was never told. I will show it to my dad tomorrow. He suffers from dementia now, and in a sad but funny way his sickness tore down the wall between us completely.

Thanks so much to Jon Duncan for playing on this. I love the rawness and conversation between the melancholic and hopeful.

Jon's channel is here

mama on the yellow couch, again

dad and I

portrait of my father

Monday, 20 April 2020

Pink Blouse

Pink Blouse, acrylic on paper

Saturday, 18 April 2020

portrait of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes

the photo that I based this on must have been painted or drawn to death. But I thought I tried it anyway.

Thursday, 16 April 2020

the old lady with the pretty basket

I redrew something that I saw on 2013. The original post is here.
You will notice that I look better in this version! Haha.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

enjoy the cake

I found an old photo of my mother eating a cake she had baked. The cake looked almost black but she seemed to be enjoying it. So I painted this. It has been a long day. And I am trying to block out the noises around me.

Monday, 13 April 2020

Sunday, 12 April 2020

Friday, 10 April 2020

some illustrations on aged newsprint papers

back in my parents' flat in Singapore, I found these stacks of aged newsprint papers that I had kept for ages. I started drawing on them and totally loved the feel of the paper drinking the ink up. so nice.
here are some illustrations I did last month, for a few songs I recorded myself and with Jon.


Benny the dog



walking stick


cats having fun

the couple


Mr. Broadley's birdman

frog man (with caption by Jensen)

birds and butterflies

locked up

knock knock!



show off our pants




shoe house


happy banjo man

clock face

trees conversing

under the tree


gugu pool fun