Turkey

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A coffee and a sweet

Drawn in a Turkish coffee shop, a quick oil pastel sketch of what sat in front of me: a delicious tiny coffee and a little sweet candy.

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A coffee and a sweet

Drawn in a Turkish coffee shop, a quick oil pastel sketch of what sat in front of me: a delicious tiny coffee and a little sweet candy.

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Biber, kofte & borek

Another backpage from my Turkey travel sketchbook. This time, a scene from a kitchen table, done in quick oil pastels. Borek at the bottom, then a pepper on top, and a little kofte-meatball peaking out from the back.

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Biber, kofte & borek

Another backpage from my Turkey travel sketchbook. This time, a scene from a kitchen table, done in quick oil pastels. Borek at the bottom, then a pepper on top, and a little kofte-meatball peaking out from the back.

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Icli Kofte

a notebook sketch from Turkey — handmade double-layered Turkish meatballs

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Icli Kofte

a notebook sketch from Turkey — handmade double-layered Turkish meatballs

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Arabasi Corbasi, a Turkish Soup Portrait

I started this drawing of a very spicy, very hot Turkish soup during the summer. We ate huge bowls of it at 10:30 at night, to try to sweat out any illnesses or troubles. It is made with a tomato

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Arabasi Corbasi, a Turkish Soup Portrait

I started this drawing of a very spicy, very hot Turkish soup during the summer. We ate huge bowls of it at 10:30 at night, to try to sweat out any illnesses or troubles. It is made with a tomato

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Gozluk, Eyeglasses in Turkish

Another Turkish vocabulary poster, this time with glasses in all shapes & colors.

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Gozluk, Eyeglasses in Turkish

Another Turkish vocabulary poster, this time with glasses in all shapes & colors.

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Cilek, strawberry in Turkish

A graphic strawberry print, cilek is Turkish for strawberry.

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Cilek, strawberry in Turkish

A graphic strawberry print, cilek is Turkish for strawberry.

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Turkish family portrait

Another Turkey drawing today, this one a digital assemblage of oil drawings I made of individual family members, then put into a family line. A little smudgy, but still colorful!

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Turkish family portrait

Another Turkey drawing today, this one a digital assemblage of oil drawings I made of individual family members, then put into a family line. A little smudgy, but still colorful!

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Turkey drawing: Jug & Oil

A quick pen & ink sketch from the floor of a Turkish living room, with a big jug of water that reminded me of a Turkish aunt, & a bottle of olive oil behind it.

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Turkey drawing: Jug & Oil

A quick pen & ink sketch from the floor of a Turkish living room, with a big jug of water that reminded me of a Turkish aunt, & a bottle of olive oil behind it.

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Turkey Filters the Internet

I made this sketch about Turkey’s 2011 proposed Internet filter when I was living in Istanbul, working on Turkish laws regarding internet freedom & regulation. Just to note — these laws didn’t end up getting implemented exactly as they had

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Turkey Filters the Internet

I made this sketch about Turkey’s 2011 proposed Internet filter when I was living in Istanbul, working on Turkish laws regarding internet freedom & regulation. Just to note — these laws didn’t end up getting implemented exactly as they had

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Turkey Sketch: Nigde Gazozu

I made this drawing in a small town in south-central Turkey, Bor, in a cafe while babysitting a 5 year old — she was drawing portraits of her family, I drew this bottle of soda, or Gazoz.  The local brand

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Turkey Sketch: Nigde Gazozu

I made this drawing in a small town in south-central Turkey, Bor, in a cafe while babysitting a 5 year old — she was drawing portraits of her family, I drew this bottle of soda, or Gazoz.  The local brand

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Abdullah Gul at Stanford

An old sketch from a notebook almost two years old now: when Turkish president Abdullah Gul came to Stanford to speak.

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Abdullah Gul at Stanford

An old sketch from a notebook almost two years old now: when Turkish president Abdullah Gul came to Stanford to speak.

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Portrait of a Turk, 2

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Portrait of a Turk, 2

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