Maps and Markers: Castillo San Felipe de Barajas

Maps and Markers: Castillo San Felipe de Barajas

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Americas, Colombia, Musings, Sketches | No Comments

[This post is the first in a series called, "Maps and Markers," illustrating a specific place on the coast of Colombia with a hand drawn map, marker and pen sketch, photos, and a short story about my experience or relation to that place.] Exactly a year ago, when I received my Peace Corps site placement in […]

From Korea to Colombia: an illustration of my cell phones

From Korea to Colombia: an illustration of my cell phones

When I was a child, my family had an old fashioned rotary phone connected to the wall by a curly cord. The numbers were arranged in a circle, and in order to call someone, you had to spin each one to a fixed stop position. I can still picture my mother, with her post-eighties perm, hurriedly twisting […]

I’m [sketching] on Tumblr now!

I’m [sketching] on Tumblr now!

Just when I thought my brain would explode with sparks made of Twitter links and Facebook updates, I created a “Mapping Words: Sketches” Tumblr account. I was hesitant to delve into Tumblr for the longest time because I didn’t understand it; it seemed like a platform filled with overly-shared material and confusing threads with no “about me” page […]

Sketching Korea

Sketching Korea

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Art + Design, Asia, Korea, Sketches | 7 Comments

When I arrived in Korea as an exchange student at the Korea National University of Arts in 2009, I was visually overwhelmed by my surroundings. I became inspired by the colors, the traditional architecture, the written language, the mountains, the street markets, and the people that I interacted with on a daily basis. In addition to […]

Learning Korean through sketches

Learning Korean through sketches

My newest article titled, “Learning to read Korean through sketches” was published today on Matador Abroad! I’m a visual learner, and when I began taking Korean classes a year and a half ago, I wanted to incorporate my language learning into a creative project.  I began sketching, which is time consuming, but a fun, alternative […]