Physically and financially I am not capable and able to explore the North Pole or The Amazon Rainforest but at my age of 60 years old and with limited financial resources,I managed to explore the world of cycling in a few places in my country Malaysia and even ventured to experience cycling with The Dutch people in Amsterdam and The English people in Oxford,England. Watching young people cycling is already very thrilling for me,but I dared to put extra efforts and took some risk to climb a few hills in FRIM in Sungai Buloh and Bukit Broga.Over the period of four years active cycling(I cycled 1809km in 2009),I have met with two accidents-no bones broken but suffered some cuts and bruises.
The rewards of cycling were fantastic and beyond my capability to describe them into words..Thank God that I took up cycling and nowadays I cycle once or twice a week in Putrajaya.Just get on the saddle and start pedalling-then you know the joy of cycling.Just like pudding..
Six years ago when I started using moleskine notebook,I began to do some sketches.Somehow,I did a few over the years but slowly my paper sketching fades away..You can see some of them here.
About nine months ago,when I bought an iPad2,I began to learn to do some electronic sketches using my finger and stylus on electronic papers.By June,2012 I discovered Paper53 and somehow I started to sketch one or two a day.So far,I have done more than 300 sketches using Paper53 and love doing it everyday.About one third I deleted,another one third I kept for my own record and the better one third I posted here.I gave it a title Conteng-Conteng- a Malay word for sketching.
Over the last six months,I kept sketching and observe how others did their sketches and paintings.From the works of others and from my own trials and errors,I have improved a lot from the first month I started sketching.I was very motivated and happy when a few of my sketches were 'liked' by friends at my facebook or tumblr.The real joy came to me when I saw a few sketches that I personally felt that were beyond my ability to draw them before and yet I did anyway.This is an example the kind of rewards we got when we dare to walk the path less travelled or pedalled....The same thing happened when I took up photography as a hobby and bought my first DSLR six years ago.Here is a collection of my photos taken at Putrajaya.
Below is my latest sketch of Morning Glory flowers:
May I borrow the tagline from SAS-Who dares win!