Friday, October 29, 2010

Bitter Sweet

I haven't been doing a lot of sketches lately as I've been busy packing and getting ready to move to Mississippi while celebrating my 32nd birthday last weekend and my father-in-law's 3 days later. While I've also been putting one of my projects on hold waiting for my client to provide further information and instructions, browsing through my drawing board, this one which I did months ago stuck me pretty hard.

I realized that Oni's been gone for 22 days. I know that life has to move on, my heart stays and still waiting for him, just like the teddy bear waiting for its master, time just stops. Although we've picked a new cat for adoption in the shelter, and about to bring him home next week, I know that I will love this one as much as Oni, but it will never be the same.

That aside, something wonderfully dropped in my mailbox yesterday and it came all the way from the UK.

It's a beautiful package from Lesley Purcell. And she's such a sweet person, giving us a super early Christmas card(the polar bear) which I just love! I can't see anything that I don't like about her art work, and if you haven't visited her site yet, I suggest you do HERE. Thank you Lesley!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


It's been 13 days, Oni is still not back, I miss him badly.
It was a busy week last week. I had to go to Mississippi to do a little house hunting for my new job. We found some potentials and will be working on those from now onwards.
My wife and I suffered from food poisoning on Saturday evening, the entire Sunday was ruined because of that.
I accepted 2 new illustration assignments, nothing is firm yet but I agreed to start with rough sketches. One of the pages has something to do with grandparents waiting and it goes like this:-
It reflects a lot on how I feel at the moment for my cat. Thank you all for commenting and for your wishes. I really appreciate them.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


I let our cat Oni out last night at 11pm because he wanted to, he never came back. It's been 24 hours now, and all I could think about is if he's okay, has he got water and food? Chances of him going deep into the woods is pretty high, and I don't think his survival rate is that high since he's been a house cat almost all the time. My wife and I are both very depressed at present time, and we're preparing for the worst, that he's not coming back.
No matter where you are Oni, know that we will always love you, and that you have a home here. You can come home anytime you wish, our hands are always opened for you.

Thank you all for your comments and wishes. I won't be hearing anything from Texas within this couple of weeks although the interview was good, the sad news aside I actually might have a chance to work in Mississippi still. I will keep you guys updated.