March 18, 2014

of rooftops and pickle jars

do you remember the metaphoric safe i had stored all my work in? it just burst open! in a nutshell: i decided it's better to share my work than to sit on it. so i started a tumblr sketchbook, which i have been updating with a doodle everyday.

so what happened? first, common sense. who's going to care that i am making things if i don't show them to anyone? second, i came across this book by austin kleon, "show you work", in which, among many others, i found this motivating quote by dan harmon:
"find your voice, shout it from the rooftops, and keep doing it until the people that are looking for you find you."
i am currently working on patterns with fruits, and here are some oranges from my sketchbook:


when a person doesn't make use of something they own, in armenian we ask them, "are you making pickles with it?" if i don't want my oranges to become pickled ones, i'd better shout them from my rooftop.

shouting from the rooftops.
throwing out of the pickle jar.
bursting the safe open.


  1. I'm glad you decided to keep sharing your work! I found your blog last year and have been a fan ever since. I think art is meant to be shared! :)

    1. thanks Amanda! i checked your website, your work is great! i wish i had the time to blog often. hopefully soon.