Postcards

Oxford, Ohio town map

Here’s a red map of the college town of Oxford, Ohio — with some buildings, plants, and landmarks sketched onto it. You can get a copy of the print here at Etsy.

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Oxford, Ohio town map

Here’s a red map of the college town of Oxford, Ohio — with some buildings, plants, and landmarks sketched onto it. You can get a copy of the print here at Etsy.

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Los Angeles neighborhood map

I am in a city-map drawing mode, this time with a wider color palette and LA County. Find the map for purchase as a print on Etsy.

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Los Angeles neighborhood map

I am in a city-map drawing mode, this time with a wider color palette and LA County. Find the map for purchase as a print on Etsy.

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St. Louis city neighborhood map

I have been doing more city neighborhood map drawings — actually the best time to do them is flying in planes, and it is amazingly peaceful (like playing connect-the-dots or coloring in a very complicated coloring book) to zone out

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St. Louis city neighborhood map

I have been doing more city neighborhood map drawings — actually the best time to do them is flying in planes, and it is amazingly peaceful (like playing connect-the-dots or coloring in a very complicated coloring book) to zone out

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Lake Egridir, Turkey

Egridir is a beautiful mountain town on a huge lake in the middle of Turkey. We visited on a rainy day in May, that turned into a bright next day,  but the lake was fearsome the whole time. Beautiful though,

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Lake Egridir, Turkey

Egridir is a beautiful mountain town on a huge lake in the middle of Turkey. We visited on a rainy day in May, that turned into a bright next day,  but the lake was fearsome the whole time. Beautiful though,

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Italian Orlando in watercolors

Another watercolor and felt pen sketch, this time from Orlando masking as the Italian Rivera.

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Italian Orlando in watercolors

Another watercolor and felt pen sketch, this time from Orlando masking as the Italian Rivera.

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Courtyard fountain at the Getty

Watercolor markers plus pen and ink, of a plant and fountain in the Getty in LA.

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Courtyard fountain at the Getty

Watercolor markers plus pen and ink, of a plant and fountain in the Getty in LA.

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How to put a baby to sleep in Turkey, part 1

One in a multi-part series on what I am learning in Turkey about how to put a baby to sleep. This method, from Central Anatolia, means sitting down, stretching your legs out, and putting the baby on your calves as

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How to put a baby to sleep in Turkey, part 1

One in a multi-part series on what I am learning in Turkey about how to put a baby to sleep. This method, from Central Anatolia, means sitting down, stretching your legs out, and putting the baby on your calves as

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Honey and tea at the side of the road, Turkey

A sketch from a road trip from central Anatolia to the Mediterranean coast in Turkey. Passing from Konya to Antalya, the roads are full of honey, gozleme (stuffed crepes), and tea stands. They each have a tea stove at the

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Honey and tea at the side of the road, Turkey

A sketch from a road trip from central Anatolia to the Mediterranean coast in Turkey. Passing from Konya to Antalya, the roads are full of honey, gozleme (stuffed crepes), and tea stands. They each have a tea stove at the

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Ahmet toddler portrait

An iPad + finger paint portrait of a one year old in Turkey, somewhere between sad and happy.

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Ahmet toddler portrait

An iPad + finger paint portrait of a one year old in Turkey, somewhere between sad and happy.

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Woman and Cat

A sketch from back in Turkey a few years ago — a woman talking to a cat, I can’t remember if I ever saw this or just made it up.

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Woman and Cat

A sketch from back in Turkey a few years ago — a woman talking to a cat, I can’t remember if I ever saw this or just made it up.

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Palo Alto Diagnoses

This is from a few years ago, so they might not all be the same afflictions they used to be. In case you can’t read my handwriting: 1) Steve Jobs Dysmorphia, when you think you are a mad genius who

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Palo Alto Diagnoses

This is from a few years ago, so they might not all be the same afflictions they used to be. In case you can’t read my handwriting: 1) Steve Jobs Dysmorphia, when you think you are a mad genius who

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Meryem when she is bigger

A drawing from Turkey! Making a future-portrait of a little girl, of what she will look like when she is grown up (a little).

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Meryem when she is bigger

A drawing from Turkey! Making a future-portrait of a little girl, of what she will look like when she is grown up (a little).

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The Road from Kayseri to Bor

A mobile phone drawing from my latest trip to Turkey, to central Anatolia, with the little villages in the hills.

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The Road from Kayseri to Bor

A mobile phone drawing from my latest trip to Turkey, to central Anatolia, with the little villages in the hills.

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Postcard from Newfoundland

I made this drawing last year at this time, for Newfoundland when I went there (8 months pregnant and all..) In person, it is indeed that full of colorful houses, but the water is a little more purply & scary.

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Postcard from Newfoundland

I made this drawing last year at this time, for Newfoundland when I went there (8 months pregnant and all..) In person, it is indeed that full of colorful houses, but the water is a little more purply & scary.

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Woman in Yellow

A cartoon of a Turkish aunt (teyze).

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Woman in Yellow

A cartoon of a Turkish aunt (teyze).

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Abstract Teyze

A phone drawing of a Turkish Teyze (aunt). Drawn over a Nescafe in Eskisehir. Colors!

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Abstract Teyze

A phone drawing of a Turkish Teyze (aunt). Drawn over a Nescafe in Eskisehir. Colors!

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Yagmur L’Amour

In Turkish & French, The Rain, The Love. Yagmur means rain in Turkish.

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Yagmur L’Amour

In Turkish & French, The Rain, The Love. Yagmur means rain in Turkish.

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Zen Bicycling

I managed to make it one mile, from Stanford’s student union down to El Camino, without one pedal. It was slow & wonderful!

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Zen Bicycling

I managed to make it one mile, from Stanford’s student union down to El Camino, without one pedal. It was slow & wonderful!

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This nose conquered Istanbul

A true quote I heard from the middle of TUrkey.

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This nose conquered Istanbul

A true quote I heard from the middle of TUrkey.

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Scene from a Palo Alto cafe

A quick line drawing on red from University Ave in Palo Alto

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Scene from a Palo Alto cafe

A quick line drawing on red from University Ave in Palo Alto

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Building from Washington DC

A drawing I made 3 years ago now, while in DC, a building close to the White House.

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Building from Washington DC

A drawing I made 3 years ago now, while in DC, a building close to the White House.

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Palo Alto Proletariat

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Palo Alto Proletariat

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Kolonya bottle sketch

A post-it note sketch of the ever-present bottles of Cologne in Turkey. Splash it on your hands & face, instant refresh!

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Kolonya bottle sketch

A post-it note sketch of the ever-present bottles of Cologne in Turkey. Splash it on your hands & face, instant refresh!

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Baby Pants in Turkey vs USA

I’ve observed a major difference in baby dressing from the US to Turkey — Turkish babies have their little pants hiked up halfway up their chest. US babies wear them slung low, barely covering their butt. The Turkish ones look

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Baby Pants in Turkey vs USA

I’ve observed a major difference in baby dressing from the US to Turkey — Turkish babies have their little pants hiked up halfway up their chest. US babies wear them slung low, barely covering their butt. The Turkish ones look

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Dayi Binasi, Uncle Building from Turkey sketchbook

Here is Uncle Building, a sketch from my travels to Turkey, with a classic mustachioed central Anatolian as one more construction project on the landscape, already filled up with new buildings

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Dayi Binasi, Uncle Building from Turkey sketchbook

Here is Uncle Building, a sketch from my travels to Turkey, with a classic mustachioed central Anatolian as one more construction project on the landscape, already filled up with new buildings

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Travel sketchbook from Nigde Turkey

Another page out of my travel notebook for my last trip to Turkey — this time sketches of people & places around Nigde, in Central Anatolia.

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Travel sketchbook from Nigde Turkey

Another page out of my travel notebook for my last trip to Turkey — this time sketches of people & places around Nigde, in Central Anatolia.

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How to be happy, a sketch from Russia

A sketch from my travel notebook to Russia, a small ritual design

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How to be happy, a sketch from Russia

A sketch from my travel notebook to Russia, a small ritual design

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Turkish Kolonya Ritual

Another ritual design sketch, this time from Turkey — a refreshing ritual to splash kolonya (cologne) on your hands & face when visiting someone.

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Turkish Kolonya Ritual

Another ritual design sketch, this time from Turkey — a refreshing ritual to splash kolonya (cologne) on your hands & face when visiting someone.

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Russian Ritual : Sit before you travel

I am drawing rituals for a project I’m doing at Stanford’s d.school, the Ritual Design Lab. Here is one ritual I experienced in Russia.

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Russian Ritual : Sit before you travel

I am drawing rituals for a project I’m doing at Stanford’s d.school, the Ritual Design Lab. Here is one ritual I experienced in Russia.

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Turkish Sushi concept sketch

A quick sketch from my notebook on what a Turkish sushi roll would look like: in English, it means you’d have grilled chicken, pickles, parsley & cucumbers in the center, then with buttery rice or bulgur as the buffer, and

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Turkish Sushi concept sketch

A quick sketch from my notebook on what a Turkish sushi roll would look like: in English, it means you’d have grilled chicken, pickles, parsley & cucumbers in the center, then with buttery rice or bulgur as the buffer, and

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