From Buenos Aires to BCN - Hello everyone! greetings from Buenos Aires. I am very excited for the experience that will we live together in BCN! Thanks to all who kept tireless orga...
Saturday, December 8, 2012
"I love sketching since it allows me to see and understand better and it’s the only time I get to experience the ‘Present’ as opposed to thinking about the past or worrying about the future. I feel like I’m fully grasping the ‘Now’ when I’m sketching.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, I was raised in New York City and moved to various states due to my work (California, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and currently in Massachusetts). I first began sketching frequently in 2000 to be able to communicate faster and better in my Industrial Design day Job. Now 12 years later, I sketch purely for enjoyment but it’s actually close to an obsession!
Attending the 1st Urban Sketchers Symposium in Portland in 2010 was a true eye opener for me since it was the first time I met so many like-minded people with the same passions as me and I learned so much. I’m proud to be part of the Urban Sketchers community and it’s truly an honor to be selected as a correspondent.
I prefer to travel light and my entire daily sketching tool fits comfortably inside the mini Moleskine backpack shown in the photo. Fountain pen & watercolor is the medium I enjoy using the most.
I currently live in the greater Boston area with my wife and Bengal cat ‘Pen Pen’ (Her names comes from getting her in Pennsylvania, and for my love of pens!)"
-- Mike Daikubara is an Industrial Designer based in Boston, Massachusetts.