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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DMV line drawing

A simple black and white sketch from a recent visit to the DMV.

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DMV line drawing

A simple black and white sketch from a recent visit to the DMV.

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City Drawing in shadows with lake

My favorite iPad vector image program was just bought, went from iDraw to Graphic. I used it to create this quick sketch while on an airplane a few months ago. I like the way the automated shadows make it feel

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City Drawing in shadows with lake

My favorite iPad vector image program was just bought, went from iDraw to Graphic. I used it to create this quick sketch while on an airplane a few months ago. I like the way the automated shadows make it feel

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Blue Lake map, central Michigan

A handdrawn map of Blue Lake in Mecosta County, central Michigan.

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Blue Lake map, central Michigan

A handdrawn map of Blue Lake in Mecosta County, central Michigan.

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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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Sheryl Sandberg portrait head

One more portrait to go along with Jack Dorsey, this time of Facebook leader Sheryl Sandberg.

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Sheryl Sandberg portrait head

One more portrait to go along with Jack Dorsey, this time of Facebook leader Sheryl Sandberg.

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Jack Dorsey portrait head

A portrait of the Twitter/Square leader Jack Dorsey. For another project, but here just in case it is of use to other people.

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Jack Dorsey portrait head

A portrait of the Twitter/Square leader Jack Dorsey. For another project, but here just in case it is of use to other people.

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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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Donald Trumpness

I made this sketch a few years ago for another cartoon, but here it is once again, just in case anyone needs another image of him.

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Donald Trumpness

I made this sketch a few years ago for another cartoon, but here it is once again, just in case anyone needs another image of him.

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Colombian museum sketchbook

I was in Bogota a few months ago and went to the Gold Museum, full of artifacts and ancient images. I had to take a few sketches of the shapes, the faces, the forms!

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Colombian museum sketchbook

I was in Bogota a few months ago and went to the Gold Museum, full of artifacts and ancient images. I had to take a few sketches of the shapes, the faces, the forms!

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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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Hungarian Donuts

On a recent trip to Budapest, I was taken with the arts & crafts styles of Hungarian dresses, pillows, and other felt things. So I drew some Central European inspired donuts.

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Hungarian Donuts

On a recent trip to Budapest, I was taken with the arts & crafts styles of Hungarian dresses, pillows, and other felt things. So I drew some Central European inspired donuts.

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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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Engagement Love Drawing

As requested by a soon-to-be-wed couple, my slight parody of bad engagement photos — but keeping it relatively classy & not too vulgar or cheesy.

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Engagement Love Drawing

As requested by a soon-to-be-wed couple, my slight parody of bad engagement photos — but keeping it relatively classy & not too vulgar or cheesy.

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Rough sketches on teal

An old drawing, from a few years ago, trying to plan out some possible t-shirt designs

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Rough sketches on teal

An old drawing, from a few years ago, trying to plan out some possible t-shirt designs

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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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Self portrait in 10 lines or under

A quick self-portrait in as few lines as I could — I even sacrificed my eyebrows for brevity. It’s a nice challenge, I encourage you to do the same!

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Self portrait in 10 lines or under

A quick self-portrait in as few lines as I could — I even sacrificed my eyebrows for brevity. It’s a nice challenge, I encourage you to do the same!

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I am not a Potato

An illustrated quote I attribute to my baby, protesting his parents’ incessant food-to-baby metaphors.   

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I am not a Potato

An illustrated quote I attribute to my baby, protesting his parents’ incessant food-to-baby metaphors.   

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Lily Pads on squiggles

  Another phone sketch, trying out different drawing apps. This one is from Samsung’s notebook app.

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Lily Pads on squiggles

  Another phone sketch, trying out different drawing apps. This one is from Samsung’s notebook app.

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Eggs in a nest

Trying out my new phone’s sketching abilities. This is with the Android app Artflow

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Eggs in a nest

Trying out my new phone’s sketching abilities. This is with the Android app Artflow

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Doodles on blue dots

A passing the time sketch on my phone

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Doodles on blue dots

A passing the time sketch on my phone

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Pattern on grey

An abstract sketch, turning doodles into a pattern.

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Pattern on grey

An abstract sketch, turning doodles into a pattern.

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