Work has been busy lately, but I doodle when I can. When I should be studying Japanese. I cannot pretend that my priorities are misplaced when I’m set to live my life here. But when it’s getting cold and you talk all day, language seems unappealing.

I know, I know…excuses, excuses…

Lately I’ve been drawing snails and wondering what to draw on their shells and then letting my hand wander with my mind.

It feels like winter ambushed us this year.

It snowed in Tokyo, and hung around for almost a day in Saitama, too.



I love drawing big cats. Something about the stocky bodies is fun to draw, as opposed to horses, which I always make too leggy and then sometimes at the same time too boxy.


It’s lovely outside today, so I’ll cut this short and go for a walk – but here’s a recent tiger that I enjoyed drawing.