My being a scholar takes me places. It gives me opportunities to meet people in various places. To be in most beautiful places in the world. To get to know men and women with wonderful hearts. To see beautiful faces of many children. To learn to give and to be given. To love and be loved in return.
My scholarly life also gives me space and time to reflect. To contemplate and observe. To record. To doodle. To sketch. To capture the essence of a moment, a scene, or a building on a blank page of my sketchbook. To experience places and savoring the experience.
After more than 5 years, I have sketched more than a hundred places/spots in the world. It feels good to share them. But it’s greater to transform them into something more meaningful. For this reason, I started Sketch4Ed.
Sketch4Ed — sketching for education is a movement to support education of disadvantaged children, presently in Indonesia, and hopefully in other places in the world, later.
As part of Sketch4Ed I set up this Sketch4Ed shop http://merlyna.etsy.com where you can buy postcards and prints of my sketches. Profits from these sales will go to Sketch4Ed. Sketch4Ed distributes the fund to various neglected orphanages and elementary schools — that are in poor condition and almost never get any significant donation.
Go get your art and support disadvantaged kids’ education!
My shop at Etsy
My gallery of sketches