Monday, April 24, 2017

I go to the best English learning program in Boston. I think James, who is the owner, is the most patient teacher I have ever seen. I know this from personal observation. Regardless, thanks to James, he, his students and I have attended opera performances at Longy, a music school in Boston, to see his students’ performances, and not only one time, but several times. This sketch was from one of his lovely students’ final performances. I was upset as, perhaps, we can not come again, but do not worry, James has a great deal of organization to support people who would like to learn this damned English!

Monday, April 17, 2017

I was looking for my old sketchbook and found this quick sketch. It was from a City Lab assignment. The instructor showed us MGH and revealed the design process of the new building. We discovered many spaces within it, as you can see from my previous sketches. During this trip, we sketched extensively. In an entrance to a floor, we had only 5 minutes to draw an interior space. I got my place and started to draw. At the end of the day, everyone did a good job. This sketch was one of them.

Monday, April 10, 2017

The best place in the U.S is Boston! At least, according to one of my friends. Although I have seen many places in Europe and beyond, I have not yet formed an opinion of Boston as I have not yet seen many places in the U.S. However, I need to heed my friend as she wandered the world, including the Americas. She is a real globe trotter. This week’s sketch is from a picture taken from John Hancock Tower during my City Lab class. It was greatly beneficial for understanding Boston as a city as we looked out over it. After 3 years, I can not say it is the best place, and yet it has potential -it is still Istanbul for me!

Monday, April 3, 2017

I am pursuing a portrait project entitled “OCA2, or ‘Seeing Through Color To Colorlessness’ ”. I started to shoot subjects who wanted to participate in this project. I have very much enjoyed this experience thus far. Thanks to one of my Turkish friends from college introducing me, I made my first ginger friend, who is a lovely person. Until then, I had been under the impression that the South Park definition of gingers as soulless to be absolutely correct! But, I both jest and digress. I am recruiting more subjects to complete this project. The sketch was in front of my computer. A that time, I was trying to line up shoots.