14 November 2008

Sketch in the Botanic Gardens



I started this sketch a long time back. I was sitting at a bench in Botanic Gardens and I managed to capture an outline. For the rest of it, I worked from memory.

Months later, I finally completed the sketch, most of which were done in bus or train journeys and while waiting for people.

I returned to the scene and took of a photo of it. Well, the lighting was different. There was more sunshine on the day when I started the sketch. Secondly, I didn't capture some of the plants. Hmm.. It was a great experience though.
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Barcelona sketches


I barely sketched when I was in Barcelona. I most of my time wandering through the busy throughfares.



Small pigment ink sketches. 6cm x 4cm in size mostly.



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13 November 2008

Why does god hate amputees?

Why won't he heal them? It's obvious, isn't it? 

Same representational systems

"These studies support the notion that thinking about something and doing it are neurologically similar. And the two activities the same areas of the brain, suggesting that they share the same representational systems," says Duke University psychologist Tanya L. Chartrand, an expert on the link between thinking and doing.

Exerpt from 'The Naked Brain: How the emerging neurosociety is changing how we live, work and love" by Richard Restak, M.D.


Criminal intent? Thought crimes? Intriguing.

12 November 2008

Castell de Montjuïc


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The Guns of Castell de Montjuïc



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Castell de Montjuïc



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The Guns of Castell de Montjuïc




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Castell de Montjuïc




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Castell de Montjuïc




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Castell de Montjuïc




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A reputation for the oblique public announcements

One Congressman, receiving a typically convoluted answer from Greenspan during congressional testimony, thanked the Chairman for his answer and said he believed he now understood the Chairman's position. Greenspan quickly replied, "If that is the case, then I must have misspoken."

From 'A term at the Fed: An Insider's View' by Laurence H. Meyer