I make sketches whenever I find something inspiring and touching. Those moments filter through my mind and create a small world in my sketch book.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Maya's Blankie

These are my old sketches of Maya and her blankie.

The day that I've never thought it will come has come. Maya stopped sleeping with her favorite blankie! Since she was a baby, it was her best friend. When she sleeps and cries, it was always with her.
It is embarrassing to say, but she still had a habit to suck her thumb. She promised us that she will stop her thumb sucking, when her 6th birthday comes which is coming in one month. Then, she figured out the way to stop it. It was the blankie! When she sleeps with it, she couldn't resist to suck her thumb. So one night she put the blankie to her toy box and said "Good night." That was it. After that day, she doesn't hold the blankie any more. It seemed like she said Bye-bye to her babyhood...


Wednesday, May 9, 2012


We are a trilingual family. My husband and I speaks our native languages to Maya and English between us. Until recently, we didn't have conversation all together. Now Maya is getting better and better in English. She just wants to get into our conversation at dinner time and dictates it! She doesn't understand all of what we talk. But once she finds one word she knows, she joins us and talks nonstop, forgetting to eat! It is great to have family conversation finally, but also a little bit annoying.....

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Cherry flower petals

There is a cherry tree in the courtyard of the preschool Maya had graduated last year. She still goes there three times a week for Japanese after school program. So this it third year for her to see cherry blossom of the tree. I wonder how many kids this tree has seen by now? Kids graduate the preschool and after school each year and new kids come in, but this tree remains the same. Every year, it gives pretty pink petals for them to see and play with.