Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sketchcrawl at Bongeun Temple and Coex Aquarium

Today Urban Sketcher Seoul group had a sketchcrawl at Bongeun Temple and Coex Aquarium.
In this sketchcrawl Tia, Usk correpondent from Singapore and her son participated.
Today is the winter solstice day. So the temple provided visitors with red-bean porridge.
At Bongeun Temple.

The piranha called cannibal fish. At Coex Aquarium.

Two manatees from Africa.

Sardine tank.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

CJ Picture Book Festival

The CJ Culture Foundation has set up the CJ Picture Book Awards.
100 finalists for the New Publication Category and 50 finalists for the Illustration Category are being exhibited during the Festival period.
Today I visited there.
And I was so happy to see my friend, Parisa Mahmoudi's illustrations.
I took some photos for her.

Monday, November 23, 2009

World Wide Sketchcrawl 25

It was a sunny day and a little chilly in the shade.
5 sketchers particpated in this sketchcrawl in Seoul.
We started crawling at Dondaemun Market.
I moved up to the 8 floor of a shopping center building where I sketched some views.

After lunch we moved to Dongdaemun.

And sketched some strollers at Cheonggyecheon.

It was a enjoyable day of drawing.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Birthday Cards

My daughter and I made birthday cards for my son.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The 24th World Wide Sketchcrawl

Ten sketchers participated in the 24th Sketchcrawl in Seoul.
We met at Starbucks coffee shop in Daehangno.
Daehangno is a culture street in Seoul. Many small-sized theaters and art facilities are concentrated in this area. You can easily find great cafes and restaurants in Daehangno. It is always filled with young people.

A fellow sketcher and I moved to the Naksan Park near Daehangno.
The park was established when Mt. Naksan was redeveloped. Visitors on the peak can see the four mountains off in the distance - Mt. Bugaksan, Namsan, Inwangsan and Naksan - that surround the old capital. The fortress Wall of Seoul is maintained along the upper ridge and is the best place to enjoy the views of the downtown region.

At 3 pm we met again for sketchbook sharing.

The 24th World Wide Sketchcrawl

Today I enjoyed Sketchcrawl day happily. Here are some of my sketches.

At Starbucks Coffee Shop.

At Naksan park.

The view of downtown on the peak of Naksan park.

At Marronnier Park.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sketchcrawl at Bukchon Traditional Village

약속 장소인 풍문여고 정문 앞에서 그렸습니다. 한 분도 약속시간에 늦지 않았습니다.

정독도서관 근처의 어느 가게 앞에 내어 놓은 연꽃 화분이 너무 예뻐서.. 멈추어 서서 그렸습니다. 이렇게 식물을 잘 키우는 사람들은 아마도 마음이 따뜻하고 부지런한 좋은 사람임에 틀림없습니다. 나에게는 언제나 화분에 담긴 식물을 키우는 일이 어려운 일이었습니다.

가회동의 무슨 교육장으로 쓰이는 한옥 건물을 그리면서 함께 하신 유선생님과 많은 이야기를 나누었습니다. 그리고 몇 가지 중요한 결심도 하고요...

마지막으로 고미술품 가게 앞에 내 놓은 석상들이 재미있어서 그려보았습니다.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


가끔.. 내가 나에게 주는 휴식같은 아침식사.

Summer vacation in Jejudo Island

On the way of Jeju Olle Trekking.
아이들을 동생에게 맡기고 잠시 시간을 내어 제주도 올레 10코스 중 일부를 걸었습니다. 제주도의 겉모습이 아니라 꾸밈없는 그대로의 아름다움을 즐기는 느낌이 좋았습니다. 언젠가는 내 마음껏 올레길을 걸을 수 있는 날을 기다리며 좋은 느낌을 가슴 속에 간직하고 돌아왔습니다.

View from my hotel room.
아침에.. 숙소의 베란다 창을 열었더니 말들이 아침식사를 맛있게 하고 있었습니다. 아이들이 잠에서 깨기 전에 얼른 한 장을 그렸답니다.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

At the riverside of Han River

잠실철교와 올림픽대교 그리고 천호대교.
아침운동 후에 한강시민공원에서.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The 23rd World Wide Sketchcrawl

11 sketchers participated in this sketchcrawl in Seoul.
We met at Ewha Womans University. Ewha Haktang(the former body of the University) was founded in 1886 and it was Korea's first educational institution for women.
The weather was great (not so hot and not raining).
It was very enjoyable day.

Friday, July 3, 2009

At a hair salon

Time passes heavily at a hair salon.
저 파마했어요~~~
큰 맘 먹고 어제 미용실에 갔었답니다.
내가 미용실을 사랑하지 않는 이유..
1.너무 심심하고 지루해서
2.돈 많이 들어서

At the riverside of Han River

Thursday, June 25, 2009

View from my window

모처럼 오전에 시간이 나서 스케치를 나갈까 집안 대청소를 할까 고민하다가 먼저 청소를 했습니다. 집안일을 끝내고 나니 한낮의 따가운 햇살에 밖에 나갈 엄두가 나지 않아 창 밖을 내다보며 잠깐 바깥 풍경을 그려보았습니다.
제가 사는 곳은 지은 지 30년이 넘은 아파트라 주차장이 좁아 언제나 차들로 가득합니다. 그렇지만 오래 된 키 큰 나무들이 숲을 이루고 있기도 하지요.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

On a walk

Changgyeonggung Palace was a symbol of the Joseon Dynasty, but it lost its supreme status as a royal palace through ' planned destruction' by the Japanese. In 1907, the Japanese began removing most of the palace structures and built a zoo and botanical garden in their place. They also laid a road between the main part of Changgyeonggung and Jongmyo Shrine to sever the symbolic link between them. The Korean government removed the zoo in 1983 and is slowly restoring the palace to its original state.

On the way home I found out this amusing building on the opposite side of Changgyeonggung.
The exterior of the building is made of doors.