Talk about starting my Singapore trip with a bang! Tia organised a sketchwalk – called an adhoc sketchwalk – as opposed to the official one which is always on the last Saturday of the month (stay tuned for that one!)
The USKSG group meet at a cafe and many have breakfast (various kinds of noodle or soup)…I joined in but trying to sketch and meet various people was a little challenging!
Due to not changing my mobile phone to local time and waking up at 3.30 local time, I wasn’t all that with it…so although not the usual jetlag after a 24-36 hour flight, I was struggling with my coordination. Fun getting adjusted to the pace of life and humidity.
Great to meet lots of new people (‘Am I a facebook friend – should I know you?’) and obviously to hang out with Tia and Paul again. Also great to meet Don and Parka – two sketchers that I have known online for a while. Such inspiring work was done!!! Wow!
After the first sketch and a bit of chatting .. A group of us wandered off. I wanted to draw a back view and some of the very cool spiral stairs at the back of the very nice art deco housing in Tiong Bahru.
After lunch, Parka kindly looked after me and helped me get sorted with a MRT card and a local SIM (It was more active during my visit that my mobile (cell phone) is normally here in Sydney!) and of course, we managed a visit to one of the two art stores that I would get to know quite well during my visit. Thanks Parka!
An afternoon storm was on its way and I managed to get to the cool and comfort of the library in time… and of course do a sketch or two.
Thanks to Tia for the suggestion of the library. It was a great place to rest and sketch while it rained and rained!
My intention was to try to take this trip a little slower… but somehow I couldn’t help sketching the view from my hotel – there was a lovely little seating area on my floor that was very cosy for sketching. The evening call to prayer went while I was finishing off… I really got a feel for the multicultural nature of this city from my hotel – right on the edge of Little India.